Arts and Culture

16 Nov 2022

Local Legend Paul Madonna Recovering from Severe Injuries of Hit & Run

On Sunday, November 6th legendary San Francisco author and artist Paul Madonna was driving home in his SmartCar through McLaren Park when he was struck head-on by a Mercedes Benz driving in the wrong lane at approximately 65 mph.   Witnesses of the crash reported that the Mercedes then fled the

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24 Apr 2020

Bay Area Artists: Sources for Emergency Grants

Most grant giving organizations are overwhelmed right now.  Many have already given away all their money and are looking for more donors to second or third rounds of grants & loans.  So, artists, realize that some of these organizations may be maxed out, and all will have different timelines, guidelines

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08 Dec 2022

The Mother Daughter Duo Handing out Socks to the Unhoused

For the last 3 Christmases, a mother-daughter duo has hopped on their sleigh and rode around Christmas Eve, handing out new socks to the folks living on the streets of San Francisco. Darnel Tasker and her daughter Zoe started the tradition during the quarantined Christmas of 2020, as a way

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06 Dec 2022

Why I Love Karaoke At The Catalyst In Santa Cruz

Written By: Saraah Dickens I am not a karaoke person. Getting up and singing in front of a crowd is not my idea of a good time. But I’m not exactly karaoke adverse. I’ve been dragged to my fair share of karaoke bars, the captive audience for my karaoke loving

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05 Dec 2022

20% Off The Entire BAS Store for All of December!

Screw Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I just invented Broke December (Shop Local Saturday…you’re still cool)! Everything in the BAS store is 20%…until December 31st!! This even includes our brand new shirt shown above that’s a tribute to 5 legendary San Francisco bars that have shut down in recent years. You can

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05 Dec 2022

A Glimpse at an Unrecognizable San Francisco During the Gold Rush

Let’s take it back to San Francisco during the California Gold Rush of 1848. The discovery of gold marked a turning point for the Bay Area, ushering in a new era of industrialization. This was of course, at the expense of the native Ohlone people, who had been suffering enslavement

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02 Dec 2022

21 San Francisco Museums Are FREE This Weekend

This weekend is dubbed San Francisco Free Museum Weekend. On December 3rd and 4th you’ll be able to visit 21 featured museums and organizations at no cost to you. The weekend of art was sponsored by anonymous donors who wanted to bring vibrancy back into the SF art scene at

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01 Dec 2022

The 19th Another Hole In The Head Film Festival Is Here!

Mundanes will wonder why the 19th Another Hole In The Head Film Festival (hereafter “AHITH”) is screening in December rather than, say, October.  The zombies, giant monsters, and serial killers populating AHITH’s offerings this year seem more appropriate around Halloween rather than its current scheduled dates of December 1-18, 2022. 

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