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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.

Perfume Genius Glams It Up at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley

Seattle-born Mike Hadreas, known as Perfume Genius, is making waves with his art-pop/electronica singles, "Queen" and "I'm a Mother." After battling drug addiction and surviving rehab, his first two albums were cast off YouTube for "mature sexual content," which, of course, was the beginning of his faithful following. Now, with his new critically acclaimed album, “Too Bright,” Hadreas has salvaged his risqué reputation by toning down his sexual-identity angst.

Weekend Guide: Return of Off the Grid, a Honky-Tonk Showdown, and More

Off the Grid Presidio

Eat your way through our city's best food truck fare, score free museum admission, and let your hillbilly freak flag fly.

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon Coming to SF

Kim Gordon Girl in a Band

Grunge icon Kim Gordon, cofounder of the ’80s alt-rock band Sonic Youth, will share stories from her recent memoir, Girl in a Band, with Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein at the Jewish Community Center next week.

Say Goodbye to the Bay Lights (For Now)

Hear ye, hear ye: The Bay Lights, the famous Bay Bridge light installation by artist Leo Villareal, will be temporarily removed for maintenance in early March. With a jarring 25,000 LED white lights zipping along 1.8 miles across the bridge, the artwork proved quite the stunner when it was unveiled in 2013.

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