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Write Letters to Prisoners of Conscience Before Close of Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

@Large on Alcatraz

Over half a million visitors from across the globe have travelled from Pier 33 to see the provocative and reflective exhibition, @Large: Ai Weiwei – and with good reason. Located on our most infamous island in The Bay, Alcatraz is the destination for locals and vacationers alike to experience a world-class affair where art meets activism.

The New Vanguard: Top 7 Bay Area Community Leaders and Gamechangers

San Francisco has earned an international reputation as a city of innovators and trailblazers in the fields of technology, sustainability, and education. Individuals from all over the country flock to the Bay Area in search of like-minded individuals who are interested in revolutionizing the status quo — the new vanguard.

Local Beauty Entrepreneur Shares 10 Tips She Learned From a Geisha

Tatcha Skincare

When formulating her innovative skincare brand Tatcha, Victoria Tsai drew inspiration from her extensive travels in Asia. She was fascinated by the timeless beauty secrets and rituals of the geisha that she discovered in a 200-year-old Japanese text, and she bottled that spirit in her coveted East-meets-West products.

Hearts After Dark on the Field at AT&T Park

This past week the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation threw their much-awaited annual Hearts After Dark bash. The highly-anticipated fundraiser, now in its fifth year, attracted over 1,000 charitable young professionals to AT&T Park for a night of live music, cocktails, and dancing, all in support of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.  

Canine Seeking Human: Marvelous Marco

Welcome to the Puppy Personals, where eager furry friends put their hearts on the line while they seek their perfect human match. Each month, we'll spotlight a highly adoptable dog or cat that is currently available at the San Francisco SPCA. Read their stories, fall in love, and go adopt! Today, feast your eyes on Marco—he's da man! 

Enter to Win Five Nights in Waikiki

Waikiki

Living in the Bay Area, we're lucky to be free of major winter storms right now (we feel for you, East Coast), but that doesn't negate the need for a spring break getaway, especially with accomodations that are on the house. To that end, we've teamed up with the newly renovated Park Shore Waikiki to host you and a guest for five nights, compliments of Aqua Hotels and Resorts!

Massage Where You Want It, When You Want It

Zeel

February, the month of groundhogs, Mardi Gras, and romance (at least theoretically). It's also a great month to get a massage, whether it be to pamper those sore muscles from January's resolutions or to get your blood moving after a month of sloth.

See Living Art at the Pacific Orchid Gala and Exposition

Pacific Orchid Exposition

It's officially gala season, folks. And this year, the Bay Area will come together for a major bash honoring living masterpieces. The 2015 Pacific Orchid Exposition is coming to Fort Mason starting February 19. The orchid extravaganza will kick off with a gala fundraiser chock-full of entertainment, celeb appearances, light bites, wine tasting (featuring winners of the SF Chronicle's wine competition), and a silent auction boasting the crème de la crème of local products and experiences—green thumb optional.

Score a Table at Boulevard, Slanted Door for Valentine's Day With Table8

In our foodie city, San Franciscans are accustomed to waiting in line for the best eats and making reservations nearly a year in advance at some of the top joints. Even then, high-demand nights like Valentine's Day are a roll of the dice—trick dice, with odds most definitely not in your favor. But one game-changing app, Table8, is ready to whisk you and your date away to a killer table at one of the top restaurants in the Bay Area—no planning necessary.

4 Can't-Miss Events at Cinequest

Rosario Dawson

For the 25th year in a row, Silicon Valley will unplug from their hand-held electronics and turn to the big screen for Cinequest Film Festival: Silicon Valley. This year's event includes the premiere of nearly 100 international and U.S. flicks, top film artists and tech innovators, the Maverick Spirit Awards (with Rosario Dawson and noted director John Boorman), and the new Future of Film Showcase. Add these four must-attend events to your calendar, and get in touch with your inner cinephile.

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