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Stanford's Ronald McDonald House Gets a Gorgeous $3 Million Pro Bono Makeover Courtesy of SF Designers

We all know the importance of having a place to feel at home—especially during times of crisis. For families with critically ill children in need of shelter, Stanford's Ronald McDonald House has long been a necessary retreat. But with limitied capacity, the group has been forced to turn away dozens of families each night. Now, thanks to a $3 million expansion and renovation by the San Francisco Design Center, the Stanford House is opening its doors to even more families in need.

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.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Drops New Album, Set to Play the Fillmore

Back in 2014, 7x7 declared the power of Thao Nguyen in our annual Hot 20. Now, the singer is proving she's here to stay with the release (and subsequent tour) of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's fourth album, A Man Alive

Neon Indian's Alan Palomo Gets Deep About His Creative Process, Plays Mezzanine on Feb. 27

The story is internet-famous by now: Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo crashed out on his NYC stoop in a tequila haze and woke to find his laptop—loaded up with almost two years worth of recordings for the follow-up to his critically beloved album, Era Extraña—gone, baby, gone. Palomo, who appears at Noise Pop this month, went back to the drawing board. The result, VEGA INTL. Night School, was named to Pitchfork's 50 Best Albums of 2015.

At Leo’s Oyster Bar, It’s Life Through Champagne-Colored Glasses

The first thing one notices when entering Leo’s Oyster Bar (besides the massive palm fronds that unfurl across the pastel tropical wallpaper covering the restaurant’s soaring atrium) is the glow.

Live Music This Week: Gardens & Villa, Trash Talk, and More

Noise Pop is officially around the corner! The meat of the festival is next week, but the launch party is going down this Thursday at California Academy of Sciences. See below for more details.

A Modern Guide to San Francisco's Japantown

One of just three official Japantowns in the U.S., San Francisco's Japantown is a cultural hub brimming with original restaurants, quirky shops, and unique community. Here's where to hang when you're in the 'hood. 

The Real Top 10 List of Steepest Streets in San Francisco

"What are the steepest streets in San Francisco?” is a question you've likely been asked a million times by everyone from random tourists in Fisherman's Wharf to your own mother.

The Phantasmagoric Fashions of Funk-and-Flash Icon Billy Bowers Showcased in New SF Exhibit

Why don't more people know Billy Bowers? Not only did he foster the Bay Area-born funk-and-flash arts movement of the 1970s, he also dressed the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, New York Dolls, and Alice Cooper—all in outrageous phantasmagorical costumes that incorporated found imagery, cash money, and even taxidermy rats. This month, Billy Bowers is back on the scene with a show of new works, The Success of Excess: The Art of Billy Bowers, on display at Valencia Street's Glama-Rama. 

Babes Who Beer: An SF Photog Zooms in on the Industry's Women Brewers, Bartenders & Entrepreneurs

The Bay Area brewing industry may feel awash with burly bearded dudes, but a growing number of women are beginning to change the face of the male-dominated field. San Francisco photographer Natalie Jenks set out to document the sea change with this series of portraits that spotlight the women behind your favorite brews. 

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