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A Chat With Nancy Gibbs, Producer of SHN's 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

Up next in the theater season being presented by Broadway importers SHN is the Peter Pan prequel, Peter and the Starcatcher.  Following up its successful Broadway run, the musical creatively tells the story of how Peter Pan became the boy who would never grow up, using an ensemble of a dozen actors playing over a hundred characters.

Ouroboros: November's Must-See Exhibit

Check out our image gallery of work by all artists participating in this group show. Exhibit details below.

"Ouroboros"
Rebirth, self-discovery, life out of death, the eternal—all represent the various meanings the ancient symbol of Ouroboros has referenced in history. The snake that eats its own tail appears in numerous religions, Jungian philosophy, alchemy, and modern science. This group exhibition of 10-plus artists' work examines the history of the Ouroboros and our understanding of it today.
When: Wed. 11/6 - Sat. 11/23; opening reception 7 - 10 p.m., Sat. 11/9
Where: Root Division, 3175 17th St.

Nickolas Weinstein's Magnificent Glass

The bulk of Nikolas Weinstein's installations appear in Asia, including a work in progress for a private residence in Singapore that resembles giant falling leaves. The artist credits his ongoing commissions in Asia to the continent's more adventurous tastes in art. His 2011 sculpture inside Tokyo's K-Tower belies all the seismic engineering required to bring it to life. Check out our image gallery here.

Become the Living Dead: A Dia de Los Muertos Makeup Tutorial

Originally published on Fest300.com

San Francisco celebrates Dia de Los Muertos in a myriad of ways, the most jubilant being the Procession and Festival of Altars that takes place in the Mission this Saturday, 11/2. If you go, don't be a wallflower, our friends at Fest300 put together this amazing (and easy!) makeup tutorial inspired by skulls, the most iconic image of the festival.

Hot 20: The News Anchor, Justin Kelly

HOK architect Justin Kelly

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

The majority of San Francisco’s Art Nouveau–style newsstands—about 70 vintage green metal kiosks in all—sit vacant, awaiting a higher calling.

12 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

The end of October and the beginning of November is the perfect time for you to be subject to lots of funny and offensive things...and here they are.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

This Week's Hottest Events: Hitchcock, Mortified, and Project Nunway

In the spirit of Halloween, a spooky mix of high-low events…

#CheersYourCoast: Mighty Bridge Turned Mini

As baseball fans who work a block from the ballpark, we were pretty excited when the epic San Francisco vs. Boston series came to town. 7x7’s coast-allegiances were split (we’ve got a Beantown native in our midst, go BOSTON!), but we wanted to know which ocean held the key to your heart.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Catherine Bailey of Heath Ceramics

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

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