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Paul Madonna's New Illustrated Novel Is Absolutely Stunning

Paul Madonna needs no introduction in San Francisco's art and literary circles—he's the pen and voice behind the locally beloved and award-winning SF Chronicle series All Over Coffee (2004-2015; published as a book in 2011), and his murals and drawings can be seen from restaurants to museums. Now the artist-writer has released a stunning new illustrated novel, and is getting his due with a solo exhibition, his first in five years, at Union Street's Dryansky Gallery, opening tonight. 

Drag Couture Takes the de Young Museum Stage With "Mr. David for Juanita More! 24 Years of More"

One independent fashion designer. One drag queen muse. Two hundred glamorous, fanciful, unique dresses created over twenty-four years. That’s the magic equation for the DeYoung Museum’s extravaganza, “Mr. David for Juanita More! 24 Years of More.” This one-night-only runway show is the story of a friendship between creator and muse—an epic selfie of one of San Francisco’s most enduring creative collaborations.

Get Ready to Sing Karaoke at SFMOMA's 'Learning to Love You More' Exhibit

Warm up your vocal chords. When SFMOMA reopens this Saturday, May 14th, a karaoke booth will be among the creative installations in the museum’s new Koret Education Center, where Learning To Love You More—a web-based art project founded in 2002 by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher—will be brought to life by editors of San Francisco's The Thing Quarterly—and by you, dear art lovers.

Weekend Guide: Sake Masters + Oyster Fever Hits the Bay Area

Kick off May the right way with our handy weekend guide. 

Weekend Guide: Super Duper Day + Off The Grid Serves Lunch in San Mateo

Feel like heading down to the Presidio for cider tasting, lining up for free burgers, or checking out a show in Berkeley? Here's what's happening this weekend around the Bay Area. 

5 Quirky Spots in Nevada You Should Be Visiting

International Car Forest of the Last Cjurch

Whether you're headed to Nevada to gamble or to hike among the wildflowers, you're probably missing out on these offbeat attractions.  Next time you're in the Silver State make sure to stop, pull over, and check out these unique photo ops. 

It's Almost Hump Day: Vote for This Cheeky Condom Design to Benefit the SF AIDS Foundation

"Look mom, I designed this cool condom wrapper!" said San Francisco graphic designer and artist Leila Singleton. Well, at least she could: Singleton's "One for Every Hump" design (pictured above) was selected for the All-Star Design competition hosted by One Condoms.

Take a Walking Tour of the Mission's Vibrant Street Art

In the neighborhood with the highest concentration of street art in San Francisco, the Mission’s cultural heritage may be best viewed through the work of its artists. The alleys here are gateways to discovery, where guerrilla "galleries" weave a colorful tapestry of influences and creative expression.

New SF Photo Exhibit Looks Back at 20th Century Life in China

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, a new photo exhibition in San Francisco reveals life in China in the last century as told by three very distinct artists.

Get to Know the Animator Behind 'Bambi,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' + Howdy Doody at This Disney Museum Exhibit

Called "the Forrest Gump of the arts” by animated film producer Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King), the late Mel Shaw designed ski resorts, restaurants, and a rubber ducky patented in 1950. He created oil paintings depicting California's history. But Shaw was most prolific in his 20-year career as an animator at Disney, where his doodles took life as some of the most iconic cartoon characters in history. Now, more than 100 of Shaw's works may be viewed in the Walt Disney Family Museum's new exhibit, “Mel Shaw: An Animator on Horseback.”

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