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09 Oct 2023

PUSH Dance Company’s SANCTUARY Grand Opening

Do you ever find yourself wondering what the potential discriminatory outcomes of AI technology in the judicial system are for people of African decent? Raissa Simpson, the Artistic Director of PUSH Dance Company thinks about it a lot. Dangers have already arisen with AI regarding inevitable biases that endanger members

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29 Sep 2023

Flock to Hardly Strictly For This Rare Bird (Puppet) Performance

If you’re a music lover like myself, then this weekend is one of the year’s most exciting events: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (known simply as Hardly Strictly or HSB). Golden Gate Park will be transformed into a FREE music festival this weekend, September 29th through October 1st. Yet, amidst this

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15 Sep 2023

Oakland Theater Project Brings Blood & Corpses to The Stage

A clown pulls himself through a pile of corpses. He’s just escaped the gallows by offering his janitorial services. It’s his lucky day? Welcome to Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus at The Oakland Theater Project. Blood, corpses, disgruntled maids and a very healthy dose of camp await you. Oh!

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18 Aug 2023

Looking Forward: 10 Years of Photography at Pier 24

We visited the much anticipated and much delayed second half of Looking Forward:10 Years of Photography at Pier 24 recently.  The first half of this show launched in 2019. This visual odyssey took us on a view of photographs of urban life layered over decades as well as carefully composed

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14 Jul 2023

Beloved Berkeley Business, Paco Collars, Comes Home

For 10 years, Paco Collars stood as an iconic presence on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley across from the original Berkeley Bowl. However, in 2019, they relocated to a new space, leaving their original location behind. Some people mistakenly believed that their business had shut down. However, the truth was quite

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09 Jun 2023

SF’s Newest Mesmerizing Immersive Audiovisual Experience

San Francisco’s Exploratorium is debuting an immersive audiovisual art experience which showcases the beauty of the animal kingdom and advocates for global preservation. While The Great Animal Orchestra is a limited-capacity experience, it’s open all summer starting June 10th through October 15th. You gotta grab a ticket to see this

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19 May 2023

Oakland Creates Tupac Shakur Way to Honor a Legend

Tupac Shakur Way is Oakland’s newest street. With a unanimous vote this past Tuesday, Oakland approved a commemorative plaque which will rename a stretch of McArthur after the late Shakur who passed away at just 25 years of age. The West Coast emcee claimed that Oakland was where he “learned

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18 May 2023

Reviving History, Oakland’s Historic Smitty’s Cocktails is Rescued

Editor’s Note: Smitty’s Cocktails is officially re-opening after a hiatus of over 3-years. After some delays, it’s finally all happening! Opening night is January 26th at 8pm. There will also be a large Grand Re-Opening Party later – date for that TBD.  Smitty’s Cocktails, one of Oakland’s oldest dive bars,

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