Arts and Culture

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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06 May 2021

60% of Small Businesses Closed in the Past Year. Why This Matters.

just because businesses are starting to reopen, it doesn’t mean we need to slow down on showing love and support to our local businesses. The uniqueness, the charm, the diversity, the vibrancy, the sense of community – these are all reasons why we shop at and support small and local businesses.

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06 May 2021

New Fund To SAVE Bay Area Independent Performance Venues

There’s a new fund to help keep Bay Area music & performance venues alive via micro donations, which sounds like music to our ears.  They call the project #SubscribeToLive, and here is their message: Independent Venue Preservation Initiative (IVPI), a new project of nonprofit The Giving Back Fund, launched Subscribe

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03 May 2021

The Uptown Bar Is For Sale On Craigslist

This website is often cruising Craiglsist in search of Folsom Street Fair Missed Connections, obviously stolen items, or perhaps some COVID-vaccinated breast milk. But this weekend we found something for sale we did not expect to see — The Uptown bar in Oakland is for sale on Craigslist, in a

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30 Apr 2021

Indoor Bars Can Open in San Francisco on May 7th!

Hallelujah! And say that exuberantly like Pharoahe Monch. San Francisco will be entering the Yellow Tier on May 7th which means, among other things, that indoor bars can open again without serving food. According to Supervisor Matt Haney, “Under state guidelines, in the yellow tier: Restaurants, movie theaters, libraries, offices, churches,

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30 Apr 2021

This Might Be the Best Shirt We’ve Ever Made

  I love this shirt so much. It might literally be the best shirt we’ve ever made. It’s so clever that it’s stupid. Or maybe it’s so stupid that it’s clever. Regardless, it’s both stupid and clever. And that is exactly why it is awesome! Who knew irony could be

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30 Apr 2021

The Best Stuff Coming To Hulu In May

Get ready to be surprised in May by Hulu.  Pride Month starts early with a whole bunch of LGBT-themed films, including the Wachowskis’ lesbian crime drama “Bound.” Actress Natalie Morales’ directorial debut shows how the search for an abortion drug in America’s heartland can be the stuff of comedy.  See

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29 Apr 2021

The fnnch Honey Bear Controversy Explained

Honey Bear street artist fnnch has raised nearly $400,000 for charitable causes during the pandemic, yet KQED describes his work as “the Most Despised Street Art in San Francisco.” Love them or despise them, you will see those ubiquitous honey bears in now-saturation mode on bus stop shelters and towering

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