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Mission Creek Music Festival Is Putting On a Free Concert Tomorrow in McLaren Park

One of the best local music festivals that doesn't get as much love as its counterparts in Noise Pop and Outside Lands is the Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival, a gutsy and grassroots annual happening in its 14th year that supports local gems and digs up cool new talent from all corners of the national music scene.

New SFJAZZ Concert Auditorium OK-ed

Looks like the Civic Center Arts District is getting a new venue. Curbed reports that SFJazz  has gotten the OK from the Planning Commission to build a 350-720 seat auditorium on Franklin and Fell.

Pier 24 Gets Transformed Into A Temple of Photography

Pier 24, vacant since 1980, has shed its skin as an abandoned warehouse in the Port of San Francisco and transformed into a massive temple of Modernist and contemporary photography (just check out their impressive list of artists). We can thank the Pilara Foundation, an organization that provides SF Art Institute students with direct access to renowned photographers, for this new outpost of high art.

Conan Cohort Andy Richter Reflects on the Ups and Downs of TV Comedy

Best known as Conan O’Brien’s affable talk-show sidekick, absorbing good-natured barbs from the host and tossing off a few of his own, Andy Richter once vacated his spot on the Late Night couch to try his hand as a star going solo. The result was a pair of short-lived sitcoms, FOX’s Andy Richter Controls the Universe and NBC’s Andy Barker, P.I.

Want to be a Clown? Now's Your Chance

Here's something you should know about: clown auditions. The sfist reports that Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be holding auditions for new clowns on Tuesday, August 3rd down at the San Francisco Circus Center.

‘Inception’ a Stunning Journey of the Subconscious Imagination

It isn’t impossible to describe Inception, the wondrous new thriller written and directed by Christopher Nolan, in the limited space afforded here, but it’s close. Rarely is a story this ambitious brought to the screen.

Inspired at times by movie classics, modern and otherwise – Dark City and Minority Report, but also Metropolis, Citizen Kane and the best 007 adventures – it earns its place in the same conversation, a tribute to Nolan’s ingenuity. The breadth and detail of his vision is extraordinary.

Running Down a Dream: Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio on ‘Inception’

Son of an English copywriter and an American flight attendant, director Christopher Nolan split his childhood between London and his U.S. hometown of Chicago, where he would eventually film his career’s biggest hits: Batman Begins (2005) and 2008’s The Dark Knight.

For his latest, the cerebral thriller Inception, Nolan went international again, shooting in locations as far-flung as Paris, Tokyo and Morocco. Yet the most spectacular scenery in Inception, in which a team of tech-savvy thieves extracts valuable secrets from the dreams of their sleeping targets, exists not in the physical universe, but in the mind.

Electric Works: Where David meets Dave

Electric Works, a gallery and small fine art publisher located in SOMA, presents two new exhibitions starting Friday, July 16 with a reception from 6-8p. The main gallery will feature over 300 propaganda-style grease pencil drawings of animals by San Francisco's own Dave Eggers.

Pssst. It's Friends and Family Discount time at chroniclebooks.com. Use promo code FRIENDS at checkout and get 35% off.

The Treasure Island Music Festival: Which Day is Worth Your Cold, Hard-Earned Cash?

Since I first laid eyes on this year's Treasure Island Music Festival lineup, I've been trying to decide which of the fest's two days entices the money out of my wallet more: the bombastic crunch of Saturday's electronic mix or the bleeding hearts and wide-eyed rock of Sunday?

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