Arts + Culture
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The last time artists Dorka Keehn and Brian Goggin threw a block party, it was nothing short of epic. Their installation at Broadway and Columbus entitled “Language of the Birds” resulted in all-night, open-air revelry to celebrate the blinking books that straddled Columbus Avenue in front of City Lights bookstore. Awards and accolades followed. Fast forward five-plus years, they’re back with another magically surreal artwork and celebratory evening.
San Francisco has a love/hate relationship with tobacco. Sure, there are things to love about it – the taste, the buzz, the satisfaction of standing with fellow tobacco-lovers outside Dalva between rounds of delicious whiskey cocktails they’re mixing back in The Hideout.
You've probably seen some of Art Gensler's work around the city without even knowing it, epsecially if you've flown out of SFO's gorgeous new Terminal 2 lately. He is the founder of Gensler, the largest architecture and design firm in the world, located right here in SF, and renowned for his impact on the field and his commitment to education. Now's your chance to meet the man behind the design at the Blueprints, Blue Jeans & Bluegrass Gala.
Hidden among February 14th’s ubiquitous chocolates, candy hearts, and hastily signed cards is a specter of true love: what could be more frightening? Veering from last year's twee-tastic slate filled with hot American indie name filmmakers like Joel Swanberg and Amy Seimetz, this year’s SF Indiefest takes on a subtler shade, perhaps unwittingly playing up its Valentine’s Day slot with a series of flicks about how goddamn hard love can be.
It was time to renew my passport. Most of the process is surprisingly easy and efficient. The main challenge of renewing your passport in person at the SF branch is finding parking and trying to not be late for the appointment. Since the SFPark street sensors are offline temporarily, I found myself having to resort to old school methods of finding parking. It's always good to put the low tech backup skillset to use.
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.