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Live Music This Week: Esperanza Spalding, They Might Be Giants, The Rentals & More

Portland native Esperanza Spalding brings her virtuosic bass skills to the Independent this week, and more.

A Modern Guide to Potrero Hill

This sunkissed San Francisco neighborhood invites you to have sweeping skyline and Bay views, while browsing the eateries and shops of 18th Street.

Woodcut Artist Tom Killion Captures the Magic of the California Coast

A new exhibition, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry and History, is the best reason to visit the San Francisco Public Library this May.

SFJAZZ Honors Joni Mitchell: No Regrets, Coyote

While the music-loving world waits and wonders about the health of the legendary Joni Mitchell, SFJAZZ kicks off its #ThankYouJoni campaign this Saturday, with a photo montage installation in Hayes Valley, in the run up to its gala tribute on May 8. 

What Will Become of the Palace of Fine Arts?

One-hundred years ago, an architect by the name of Bernard Maybeck (you may have heard of him) designed the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo and World Fair. Today, it is on the market, so to speak, with SF Rec and Park requesting proposals for longterm tenants who could transform the landmark for private-public use.

[Video] Hunter Pence Gets Down for International Dance Day

Our fondness for Hunter Pence is clear (exhibit A: our day-in-the-life profile on him here), but he's put us over the edge with his latest Instagram activity—he's taken to celebrating International Dance Day, and there is booty shaking involved. Lucky us.

The 7 Best Neighborhoods in San Francisco: 2015 Edition

Five years ago, we named the seven best neighborhoods in San Francisco. Needless to say, the city has changed a wee bit since 2010. And what you consider to be the "best" neighborhood depends entirely on your top priorites, be it access to nightlife or a quiet place to roll your stroller (or dog stroller). Here are seven of our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco for 2015. 

7x7 Book Club: Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My Struggle" & More

San Francisco is about to get a major literary visit: Karl Ove Knausgaard, the Norwegian author behind the massive and massively acclaimed multi-volume My Struggle, is headed to town for a busy few days of reading and signing.

Sonya Molodetskaya Introduces the Contestants of Miss Russian SF

Notable Russki about town—and lady friend to former Mayor Willie Brown—Sonya Molodetskaya is one of San Francisco's most beguiling party personalities. So who better to break down this year's upcoming beauty pagent, Miss Russian SF

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