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A Photo Album That's Also A Coffee Table

A coffee table that is also a photo album sounds like a dream come true for all mothers and a nightmare for their children. Can you even imagine the amount of embarrassing baby photos this table can hold? And unlike a portable photo album, it's going to be pretty hard to hide this one. 

Dance and Performance Art for Your Calendar: ODC, CounterPULSE, and Ethnic Dance Fest

Kick off the summer with a dose of high art. ODC and CounterPULSE offer premieres of edgy works while the 33rd Ethnic Dance Festival brings worldly culture back to the Bay Area for its annual series.

June 3-5: Suicide Barrier: Secure in our Illusion
Butoh master and multimedia artist Ledoh teams up with video artist Perry Hallinan to contemplate the contemporary "age of anxiety" and "collective safety" in the world we live in today. Sound heady? It is. But here's the kicker: the piece takes its title from newly added wall and net on the Golden Gate Bridge (designed to catch bridge jumpers), meaning it will be nothing short of powerful movement and imagery.
$15-$18; ODC Theater, 3153 17th St.,

Sound, Fury and Firewater, Signifying Nothing: 'The Hangover Part II'

A seemingly interminable slog through the Bangkok underworld, where a familiar scenario plays itself out to the point of exhaustion for three wedding-bound wrecks – searching once more for a misplaced buddy – arrives by way of The Hangover Part II. Whether nostalgia in this case breeds delight or contempt depends on which aspects of the original Hangover (2009) you remember most fondly.

Ashton Kutcher Blows Up Local Start-Up Airbnb, Signs on as Advisor

The same week that industrial designers and roommates Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky quit their day jobs back in 2007 to try and become entrepreneurs, the landlord of their SoMa apartment hiked their rent.

Faced with a sudden need to make some extra cash, they hit upon an idea. They knew that a major design convention was opening in town and that the hotels were fully booked.  So they contacted the attendee list to offer airbeds in their apartment for people having trouble finding a place to stay.

The response was overwhelming and they quickly booked three guests, which netted them $1,000 or so, and in the process Airbnb was born, a community marketplace for people to list and find unique places to stay around the world.

Fast-forward to today, and Airbnb (which is headquartered in SoMa) is truly global in scope and has reached what Gebbia calls a "tipping point," with over 60,000 active listings in 12,663 cities in 181 countries. And just yesterday, it was announced that  actor/tech fanatic Ashton Kutcher has invested a significant amount of money in the company and signed on as an advisor. 

Ask A Vet: Should You Splurge on Flea & Tick Medication?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: I've heard some of the flea and tick prevention medications can be dangerous and even harmful. What is the best and safest way to treat my animals?

Memorial Day BBQ: 4505 Meats' Burger CSA (Plus Best Damn Cheeseburger Porn Video)

Got your whole Memorial Day barbecue planned? You might want to scrap it.

Yesterday, 4505 Meats announced their Burger CSA just in time for the holiday. Which means that rather than paying Ryan Farr himself to come to you, you can bring his "Best Damn Cheeseburger" to the party yourself (and maybe project the following video on a wall or something).

For $55, you get 10 patties worth of ground grassfed beef, homemade Parmesan-scallion sesame seed buns, 10 slices of Gruyere cheese, plus lettuce, red onion and secret sauce. That works out to $5.50 a burger. Not a bad deal when you see what goes into it. Which is why you should watch this video of Farr in action. (Ladies who love the butchers, deep breathing now.)

Ad Agency Butchershop Creative Debuts The Trough

You can typically count on ad agency folks having pretty good taste. So it's cool that local shop Butchershop Creative (which is co-helmed by our music photographer Misha Vladimirskiy) is starting to chronicle the things they fancy (music, interviews, art, culture) in a new content bucket called THE TROUGH. Check out their inaugural TROUGH video from Austin band Love Inks, who put on an impromptu performance for them in the Mission this week. 

First Bite: Jane Brings the Third Wave to Pac Heights

Have you ever noticed that there aren't any real gyms on the south side of town (i.e. the Mission District)? There also aren't any full-on restaurants like the Tipsy Pig with flat screen TVs and sports on. Yet I know plenty of hipsters that go to the gym and love a good Giants' game. I know hipsters that even watch the 49ers.

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