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Best of San Francisco 2015: Live Music, Art Galleries, Craft, Movies + More

Whether you're headbanging at the Fillmore, streaking naked down Hayes Street, or hitting up a printing class in Emeryville, there's always something fun to do in the Bay Area. Here are some of our favorite pastimes in 2015.

See Rare Photos of the Jazz Age in San Francisco in This New Exhibit

Legendary composer and pianist Duke Ellington often sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" as part of his sets, and with good reason: The city by the bay hosted a booming jazz scene in the early 20th century. If you can imagine, it wasn't unheard of to see Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, or Louis Armstrong, trumpet in hand, strolling down the Embarcadero. 

The Cognoscente: The Eye of Art Gallerist Jessica Silverman

Jessica Silverman opened her first art gallery while still a curatorial student at the California College of the Arts. Now she's one the brightest stars on the San Francisco art scene.

5 New Gallery Shows to See This Summer

From street art to fine art, here are five upcoming exhibits you just can't miss.

Napster Founder Sean Parker Pays $4.4 Million for Ai Weiwei Sculpture

Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker, founder of Napster and founding president of Facebook, isn't shy about flaunting his estimated $2.7 billion fortune. 

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.

The Next Gen: Meet the Bay Area's Most Promising MFA Grads This Year

The Bay Area is home to some fine masters programs for artsy types, all working to be the next generation of masters in their fields. Each Spring, we get a look at the best and brightest graduates via fashion shows and various exhibitions. Here we've selected our favorites from this year's graduating pool. The winners were chosen for their concepts, execution, and general awesomeness. Join us in wishing them luck in their next adventure! 

Is Reno Poised to Become a Culture Capital?

Reno isn’t called Artown for nothin’. The city mostly known for its gaming is blooming with Burning Man sculptures, murals, Broadway musicals, and bluegrass music. The Nevada Museum of Art and its Center for Art + Environment was recently awarded a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and will soon have one of the best views in Reno from its new Sky Room. Art in all its forms is now woven through the fabric of the city in unexpected ways.

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.

Property Porn: Bestselling Author Ellen Sussman's $5.5M Los Altos Home

New York Times bestselling author Ellen Sussman is moving to Sebastopol. She's put her Los Altos home on the market and, boy oh boy, it's a writer's paradise.

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