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DJ/Composer Mason Bates Drops New Album With the San Francisco Symphony

When DJ/composer Mason Bates was named to 7x7's 2012 Hot 30, he was having a big year: The composer-in-residence at the San Francisco Symphony had just premiered his electronic orchestral work Mass Transmission at Davies Hall, and another of his works, Alternative Energy, was opening the season at Carnegie Hall. Now, Bates is once again making headlines in the music world with a new album dropping March 11.

The Ultimate Guide to Fillmore Street's Tastiest Restaurants, Cafes + Treats

In case you've been living under a rock, Fillmore Street is pretty happening these days. with more Michelin stars and James Beard darlings than we care to count (not to mention the many high-end designer and local boutiques). Here's where to refuel the next time you're out shopping in the neighborhood. 

5 Best Acai Bowls in San Francisco

In San Francisco, fads come and go like Karl the Fog, and food is the worst offender. Luckily, our health-conscious city is as quick to latch on to super food trends as it is to bacon-in-everything. Now, acai bowls are all the rage—the new orange juice and coffee of Instagram. Here are the best SF spots to satisfy your cravings.

24 Gorgeous Hours in Tahoe (Winter Storm Be Damned)

On Friday night, as we sat gridlocked for an hour at the chain control checkpoint on Highway 80 just 15 miles outside of Tahoe, the snow and ice taunting our increasingly useless windshield wipers, we predicted a sad and skiless weekend. But, as we do, we made the most of it. Should you get stuck in Tahoe in a winter storm, find some fun by taking a walk in our (snow)shoes.

YMCA Celebrates Youth at 5th Annual Y for Youth Luncheon

The 5th annual Y for Youth Luncheon brings the community together to support YMCA of San Francisco Youth Programs.

SF Exploratorium to Live Stream Tonight's Total Solar Eclipse

Once every every 18 years and 11 days, someone, somewhere in the world, can have a front-row seat to a total solar eclipse. Today, if you live in, say, Australia or South China, you can count yourself among the lucky ones. But for we San Franciscans, our own Exploratorium will be live streaming the whole celestial event.

The 6 Best Spots in SF for Poetry Readings and Open Mic Nights

Whether you're in the mood for poetry readings or acoustic sessions, these six San Francisco open-mic spots are the perfect excuse to take center stage and let that artistic expression fly. 

Property Porn: $5M Home on "Fear Oaks" Street Is a Treat for Families (Especially on Halloween)

You and your kiddos will be the envy of all your friends come October 31, when your new house is situated smack dab in the middle of "Fear Oaks" Street, known for its spooktacular Halloween block party.

Jump for a Cause: Rappel off the Hyatt Regency to Benefit Low-Income Students

If you've ever dreamed of scaling terrifying heights with rock climber Kevin Jorgenson (master of the Dawn Wall), or of kickin' it mid-air with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, your moment is now.

11 Tasty Vegan Eateries in the East Bay

In recent years, Berkeley and Oakland have become filled with tasty vegan restaurants. Here are 12 delicious spots you need to try if you're devoted to the meatless movement (or just like veggies a lot). 

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