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Photos: Downtown Throwdown Snowboard Series

On Saturday, Civic Center was transformed into a snowboard park complete with ramps, rails and jumps. This was all part of the Downtown Throwdown series where $5,000 was up for grabs.

SF Street Style: Deceivingly Simple Menswear in Civic Center

I spotted Gio Adame near Civic Center, in a deceivingly simple get up. I didn't realize it then, but I actually photographed Gio awhile back, in a very different look. What I like about his outfit below is that the fit and lengths are right on, and the details are slamming -- check out those cuffs and that perforated patent!

Scenes of the City: BART Protests

For this edition of Scenes of the City we tagged along for the fourth week of BART protests in downtown SF. The protesters stayed out of the paid area of the BART stations until they made their way to the Embarcadero. In the Embarcadero Station, one man crossed over to the paid area. Two arrests were made over the evening.

Zhang Huan's 26-Foot, Three-Headed, Six-Armed Buddhist Statue Coming to the Civic Center

San Francisco's city center is going to get a temporary facelift on May 12 in the form of a gargantuan three-headed, six-armed Buddhist statue entitled, err, Three Heads Six Arms by the international art phenom Zhang Huan. For the massive work of art's world premiere as an outdoor adornment to the Joseph L. Alioto Performing Arts Piazza (across the street from City Hall), the city and good old Gavin Newsom are rolling out the welcome mat with a public ceremony at 10 a.m.

A Look Into The Upper Crust

Too short on cash to check out expensive museum exhibits at the de Young or SFMOMA? Get your art fix, gratis, by heading over to Civic Center Plaza. The SF Arts Commission just announced the extension of the public art project by acclaimed environmental artist Patrick Dougherty. Comprised of 4,500 pounds of freshly cut willow saplings from The Willow Farm in Pescadero (some more than 50 years old) interwoven into the treetops of the sycamore trees in Joseph L. Alioto Performing Arts Piazza of Civic Center Plaza, The Upper Crust is the artist’s first project in San Francisco.

Look of the Week: Pride Edition

It's official, Pride is in the air. Something about the combination of giant rainbow flags waving down Market Street and the warm summer air is bringing out the best of San Franciscan's wardrobes, which has us perpetually thinking about what on earth we're going to wear to the Pride festivities this weekend. After a bit of deliberation, we opted for an outfit that's a bit more discreet than gold sequins and feather boas, yet still exudes a carefree vibrance that is the nature of such an SF institution.

 

1. Free People Peacock Romper, $108: Show off your pride in this peacock-printed number that is just as practical as it is pretty.

 

 

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