Arts and Culture

26 May 2020

You Can Help Support Youth Creativity During COVID-19

With everyone sheltering in place, Youth Beat, a digital media training program in Oakland, quickly switched to a virtual classroom format. And it’s been a real lifeline for many of their students, who are almost all low-income, inner-city Oakland kids who’ve been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Those kids

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26 May 2020

Dolores Park Crowd Does Good Social Distancing, Despite Spring Fever

The Memorial Day Weekend storming of Gay Beach posed great risk in the age of coronavirus,  but the throngs who showed up at Dolores Park this weekend socially distanced pretty well. This despite that many of these barely-clothed hot people had not been sexually aroused by anything other than a

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25 May 2020

You Should Update Your Resume w/ the Things You Learned During COVID

I was talking with one of my neighbors, who worked as a librarian till COVID 19 shut the libraries. The City assigned him to be a residential shift manager at a quarantine hotel for at risk homeless people. We talked about all the skills he was developing at this new job that he been thrown into after undergoing some quick online trainings.

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22 May 2020

All That Glitters: Sgt. Garrity in the Marina District, 1989

All That Glitters is an homage to the dreamers and schemers that make the Bay Area unique. San Francisco artist Kaytea Petro uses a homemade hibiscus ink to illustrate historic photos, lovingly depicting a bygone era. More of her work can be seen at kayteapetro.com or on her Instagram. All

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20 May 2020

The Stud, SF’s Oldest Queer Bar, is Closing

Goddamnit. This one hurts. The Stud is closing. Goddamnit. First opened in 1966, The Stud has had lived in multiple locations over the past 54 but it’s been in its current location on 9th Street for quite some time now. In fact, it was set to close for good in

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20 May 2020

The Stork Club in Oakland Has Closed Down

Coronavirus has struck again and this time the casualty is the 102 year old Stork Club in Oakland. The storied venue has hosted just about every imaginable type of performance over the past century, so this is a big blow to the Oakland creative scene. The news broke yesterday when the

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20 May 2020

Who Wants a Signed Copy of “Home Baked” by Alia Volz?

A blazingly funny, heartfelt memoir from the daughter of the larger-than-life woman who ran Sticky Fingers Brownies, an underground bakery that distributed thousands of marijuana brownies per month and helped provide medical marijuana to AIDS patients in San Francisco. HOME BAKED by Alia Volz is a new kind of marijuana story—one in

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19 May 2020

The ‘Shelter in Place’ Film Competition by ROXIE Theater!

It’s your chance to show the world how you’ve been able to convert the raw materials surrounding you in your shelter into a short original film.

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