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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.

Legion of Honor's Exhibition, "High Style," Features the Evolution of 20th Century Fashion Design

Next month's unveiling of “High Style,” at the Legion of Honor, offers a rare glimpse into the evolution of 20th-century fashion design.

Sébastien and Julie Lépinard Preserve a Rare Banksy in Their New SF Gallery

Carving out a gallery within their Jackson Square investment firm, Julie and Sébastien Lépinard, under the threat of a ho-hum paint roller, christened the space instead with street art from British graffiti activist Banksy. Haight Street Rat, stenciled on the exterior redwood planks of a Haight-Ashbury inn, was painstakingly extricated and is now displayed in a window at the couple's new gallery, 836M.

A Modern Guide to Bernal Heights

Few San Francisco neighborhoods have a small village vibe quite like Bernal Heights does. This little 'hood on the hill is known for its quite and quaint character, spectacular views, lush farmers markets, vibrant homes, friendly people, and an unfair amount of sun. Here's your guide to it.

SoMa Gallery Rocha Art Launches Nonprofit 1 Brush Initiative

Rocha Art

Rocha Art, formerly Ian Ross Gallery, is breathing new life into SoMa with a "street art museum experience." Gallery partners Daniele Rocha, Ian Ross, and Rob Evans are collaborating with local painters and contemporary street artists to mount outdoor murals around town and to also exhibit street art works inside the Brannan Street gallery and on the wall outside.

Photographer Toby Harriman Turns SF Into Gotham City

SF-based photographer and designer Toby Harriman uses black-and-white visuals to create the ultimate timelapse of SF Gotham City style. Accompained by a dramatic orchestra by 16-year-old James Everingham from the UK, Harriman's shots of the Golden Gate Bridge and SF's bustling downtown metropolis are nothing short of spatacular.

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