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Turning Sand Into Diamonds: Alonzo King's Lines Ballet Opens to the Tune of Live Jazz

When all the dancers from Lines Ballet aggregate together on the stage, they exude a sort of diamond-like wattage. Standing there in their skimpy and shiny costumes—often unafraid to include eye-catching mesh—one is aware of how much sex and sexiness there is to be found in the modern and contemporary ballet of Alonzo King.

Weekend Guide: 50-Cent Dance Classes + 'Wicked' Returns to SF

Whether you're eating your heart out, sipping fine liquor, or dancing to the beat of your own drum, this weekend is a sure fire way to get your blood pumping. Don't wait, go and get'em tiger!

Smart Arts: SF's Classic Cultural Institutions Get Hip to the Next Generation

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San Francisco's most venerated arts establishments are connecting with the next generation of audiences through modern, electrified programming, interactive events, and plenty of booze.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Mid-Market

Over the past few years, a slew of developments along San Francisco’s grandest thoroughfare has led to the recent minting of a shiny new Mid-Market neighborhood. The seven-block stretch of Market Street, between Van Ness and 5th Street, is relishing renewed vitality, with the openings of killer markets, restaurants, bars, culture and more. Here's your Mid-Market to-do list.

Fall Arts Preview: 29 Can't-Miss Shows, Performances + Exhibits in the Bay Area

Save the dates for these art, dance, film, literary, music, and theater events. 

On Pins and Needles: A Visit with A.C.T.’s Costume Director Jessie Amoroso

“Everyone’s running on fumes,” says Jessie Amoroso, American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) costume director, during previews for Love and Information, the first play to premiere at the brand-new Strand Theater.

'So You Think You Can Lap Dance?' Comes to the Tenderloin

While others among the 7x7 editorial team instantly deleted an email this morning with the subject line, "So You Think You Can Lap Dance?" I, for one, saw promise. Turns out, the attention-grabbing one-liner is also a new monthly event at PianoFight in the Tenderloin.

Miranda July Won't Talk About Her New Show Coming to SF

Speaking from her Los Angeles home, while tending to her new kid, artist/director/writer Miranda July gave us one requirement for this interview: "I don't want to talk about the show." But she's not being difficult. 

Ahead In Theater: Pippin, Mr. Burns, A Little Night Music, & More

Here's what you need to know about seven amazing stage shows headed our way.

Holiday Theater Preview: 'Tristan & Yseult,' 'Book of Mormon,' and 'A Christmas Carol'

It's a time of year for dinner dates and holiday gifts and roaming Union Square amid the bustle, so you may want to consider a couple of options for some December theater-going.

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