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Colorful 1990s Mission on Display at Oakland Museum

Ever wonder what the Mission was like circa 1990, B.T. (Before Tartine)? This month, the Oakland Museum of California is hosting “Mission Scene Moment,” a show that transports us back in time to experience the vibrant community’s music and art of the day (read: pre-gentrification).

3 New Books to Pick Up and Read Right Now

In a culture where new motherhood is either treated as intensely joyful or comically hapless, Elisa Albert's After Birth provides a necessary and fascinating corrective, exploring the loneliness and loss of self that having a child can engender.

5 Crowdfunding Campaigns to Love in March

Active Rest on Indiegogo

With a plethora of crowd-funded projects in the works around the Bay Area, it's hard to know where to focus your energy (and your wallet). Well, we'll tell you. From a climbing wall on Market Street to a wearable conversation-starter to cookies with a surprise ingredient, chip in to help fund these five locally-grown projects.

Write Letters to Prisoners of Conscience Before Close of Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

@Large on Alcatraz

Over half a million visitors from across the globe have travelled from Pier 33 to see the provocative and reflective exhibition, @Large: Ai Weiwei – and with good reason. Located on our most infamous island in The Bay, Alcatraz is the destination for locals and vacationers alike to experience a world-class affair where art meets activism.

SoundBox: SF Symphony's New After Hours

Stroll through a nightclub setting while sipping on handcrafted cocktails at the SF Symphony’s SoundBox, an after-hours harmonic experiment in which classical masterpieces are set to a backdrop of abstract imagery by video artist Adam Larsen. 

The New Vanguard: Top 7 Bay Area Community Leaders and Gamechangers

San Francisco has earned an international reputation as a city of innovators and trailblazers in the fields of technology, sustainability, and education. Individuals from all over the country flock to the Bay Area in search of like-minded individuals who are interested in revolutionizing the status quo — the new vanguard.

This Week In Live Music: Theophilus London, Lucinda Williams, and More

Noise Pop 2015 has wrapped and you’re exhausted and broke and nearly deaf, but you should consider pushing your luck with these irresistible shows...

4 Bay Area Power Couples Reveal Their Secrets to Long-Lasting Love

Four enamored Bay Area power couples play our version of the Newlywed Game to reveal how they win at love.

Can the Tenderloin Change for the Better?

Before I cleaned up my act, the most time I spent in the Tenderloin was walking into, and stumbling out of, Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, the neighborhood’s drag-themed dive bar. Although I’ve survived a couple of physical altercations on these infamously colorful streets, living here has also been a bit of a pipe dream. The gorgeous historic apartment buildings, the unrestrained joie de vivre, close proximity to Union Square, public transit at a whim—it all comes together for a highly intoxicating siren song. But now, the TL is cleaning up its act, too. Apparently, others see my vision, and they’re moving in fast. Does San Francisco need another Divisa-lencia?

Check Out SFAI's Electrifying New Installation

“I hope the viewer experiences a wide range of emotions, from thrilling to disturbing,” says artist Doug Hall, 70, whose sizzling installation, The Terrible Uncertainty of the Things Described, will be on display in the SF Art Institute’s Walter and McBean Galleries.

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