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This Week in Live Music: Pixies, K.Flay, Lorde, and More

Before you fasten your seat belts for another three-day festival at Golden Park this weekend at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, check out this revealing report on where our Outside Lands dollars end up. The report also tells how increased rental fees in SF Parks such as Golden Gate Parks are rising fast, at the expense of smaller, more niche events.

2014 Hot 20: Cheryl Haines, the Art Scout

Executive Director of FOR-SITE and Curator of “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz” / age 58

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Quirky conversation starters for the weekend ahead. 

ImagineNations Colors Our World with Decoupage Globes and Pictorial Wall Maps

Each month, San Rafael artist Wendy Gold painstakingly scours the Alameda Flea Market in search of vintage globes and wall maps for ImagineNations, the map-art studio she launched in 2010.

Weekend Guide: The Samberger, Lia Ices, & More

The 5 things you should be doing this weekend. 

The 50th Anniversary of the Big Book Sale is Overwhelming, Awesome

Starting today at Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason, the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library celebrates its 50th annual BIG BOOK SALE, and suffice it to say, there are more volumes in that airplane hangar-size space than I’ve seen anywhere, even Barnes & Noble.

2014 Hot 20: Chaz Bundick, the Music Man

Musician, Toro y Moi and Les Sins / age 27

We Wanna Be Friends With SF Giants Organist, Steve Hogan

The next time you're at AT&T Park, pay close attention to that moment in the 7th inning when you're expected to rise and sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." That's a live organist accompanying the baseball classic, and we sat down with the man behind the pipes. 

Wine Country Equine: Nacho Figueras Plays St. Regis Polo Cup

A horde of sunkissed, chic denizens took part in the inaugural St. Regis Polo Cup at the Wine Country Polo Club in Sonoma Valley on Saturday. Were you there? You should have been.

Pier 70 Could Become SF's Next Artist Neighborhood

Once the birthplace of hulking World War II ships and endless miles of steel tubes used for BART infrastructure, modern-day Pier 70—with its ghostly tumbledown warehouses, buckling ship slips, and fields of wild fennel—is a forsaken landscape on the brink of a metamorphosis.

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