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Cannabis Insider: A Very High-End Pot Shop Opens on Geary + The Etsy of Cannabis

A local marijuana reporter’s field notes and gossip from the intersection of pot, money, and power in the epicentral San Francisco Bay Area.

'Champion' at SFJAZZ: Disco Suits, Platform Shoes, Rage and Regret

If a hunky black baritone—shirtless and stalking the stage in a shiny green bell-bottomed suit with big lapels and sparkly platform shoes is not your idea of a night at the opera—we get it. It wasn’t ours either. But that’s exactly what happens at the beginning of the second act of Champion, now playing at SFJAZZ. 

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.

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