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Mary Polizzotti

Boston, This Sucks

In my 23 years of growing up in and outside of Boston, I don’t recall any moment when the entire city shut down. I can count the number of school snow days I had on one hand. I had one day off for Hurricane Gloria. Massholes are not wimps; there is no room to be.

SF's Spring Dance Season is on Pointe

SF Ballet presents its final two mixed bills of the 2013 season (followed by Cinderella in May) with alternating performances peppered throughout the rest of this week.

What SF Music Biz Learned at SXSW

Loads of exhilarated and red-eyed folks have just touched down at SFO after a whirlwind of tech, film, and music in Austin, TX. Phil Lang of local music company is one of them. Phil was on the panel "Silicon Valley isn't the Enemy Anymore" and was scouting out bands while down south. So, what did he find?

The Abbot's Cellar Honors its Architectural History

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Located in a historic brick and timber building in San Francisco’s Mission District, The Abbot's Cellar is on the site of the former Valencia Hotel, which was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.

We Wanna Be Friends With: SF Bulls Head Coach Pat Curcio

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco. 

San Francisco finally has its own hockey team again, and the thanks for that all goes to Pat Curcio. 

A Fusion of Dances Form SF Ballet's Next Two Programs

The next few weeks brings an assortment of distinctive programs to the SF Ballet stage ranging from modern, to classical, to formerly controversial.

SFMOMA Reveals More Expansion Details

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As if the SFMOMA wasn’t already gorgeous in its design (the skylighted atrium! the rooftop sculpture garden! the steel bowstring-truss bridge!), the museum just released more awe-inspiring details on its 235,000-square-foot building expansion.

SF Ballet Opens Its 2013 Season

Nutcracker season is long gone and the San Francisco Ballet has kicked off its 2013 season with a trio of performances – Suite en Blanc, In the Night, and Borderlands.

Inside Nespresso Coffee's New Boutique Bar on Grant Avenue

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Coffee culture in San Francisco is known to combine premium coffee with beautiful space (a la Sightglass and Four Barrel). Now, the local coffee grinders have a new kid on the block to contend with as European brand Nespresso ups the ante with its gorgeous Boutique Bar in Union Square.

Six Spots to Soak Up the Sun in SF

Great lawn of the SF Botanical Garden

Enough with this cold weather, have you seen the weather report for this weekend? The temperature is rising back up to a very normal 64. This is the one point in the year when San Francisco is finally warmer than the surrounding ‘burbs, so we suggest you head on over here and soak up the sun in these sure-to-be-sunshiny spots (the rule of thumb is pick a south-facing locale):

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