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Emerging Bay Area Artist Jonah Ward to Unveil New Works @ 12 Gallagher Lane

12 Gallagher Lane, home to venerable NY-based abstract painter Hunt Slonem, is unveiling a Visiting Artists program this Thursday, September 16th to honor its fast-approaching one-year anniversary in January with a show by emerging Bay Area artist Jonah Ward.

White Caps & Night Caps Annual Event To Benefit St. Francis Memorial Hospital

Spend tomorrow night toasting the St. Francis Memorial Hospital's Bothin Burn Center, the only facility in SF dedicated to helping heal burn victims.  Starting at 6pm, float across the Bay to Tiburon for this year's White Caps & Night Caps event fo a swanky night and a good cause.

Scoping Fall Fashion at San Francisco's Best Vintage Stores

The New York Times called San Francisco "the land that style forgot" in an article a few weeks ago. The piece, which pointed to our propensity to mix and match high and low, inspired us to do a roundup of our favorite vintage stores as this week's guide. We called up our go-to spots to see what they've got going for fall fashion.

8th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibition Kicks off @ 50 Shotwell Studios This Month

Were you that kid who was always cutting off all of Barbie's hair or melting her limbs with matches? The 8th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibition at Shotwell 50 Art Space is right up your alley. They're putting on a slew of Barbie-centric events until the end of the month to celebrate everyone's love and hatred of the most iconic doll in history.

Tea Mavericks Converge in the Bay Area Tonight

It's tea time. The tea industry is surging in America, and the experts want to know why. In honor of the nation's new-found appreciation for the brew, several of the world's tea and tech giants are converging in the Bay Area tonight at 5 pm to be featured on Samovar founder Jesse Jacobs' new video series "Tea With. . .", an entrepreneurial, inspirational show with bright businessmen who are trailblazers in their industries.

Bridge School Benefit Lineup Announced, And It's A Whirlwind of Great Acts

So many legends, so little time! Neil Young's 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit lineup at Shoreline Amphitheater was recently announced, and it's a doozy of killer folk rock heroes and new wave and pop luminaries.

Channel Your Inner Twisted Child: Toy Modification @ 1AM Gallery

We posted a back-to-school guide to this fall's best lectures and classes the other week. Here's another one to add to the mix if you're feeling particularly wild and crazy: monthly toy modification classes at SOMA's 1AM Gallery. Their September classes have sold out, but their next class is coming up quickly on October 23rd, just in time to get in the spirit of Halloween! Sign up here now, because spaces go fast. Customize toys provided by KidRobot any which way your mood dictates. You can paint, hack and glue your way to a cute (or totally creepy, your preference) toy of your very own. Sign up for the 1-session beginners' class here, which is taught by Lily Black.

Ike's Parties 'Till the Bitter End: Serving Sandwiches Until Midnight Tonight

Ike's Place, your candle burned bright, but the end has come. The eviction of one of the city's brightest sandwich gems takes effect tomorrow, but not before a late night street shindig and thousands of sandwiches served to dirty sauce fiends. Ike's will be open until the stroke of midnight tonight, so head down to the 16th Street outpost for one final wait in line.

Brian Barneclo Exhibits New Work @ W Hotel This Thursday

Brian Barneclo, famed muralist whose cubist-inspired works adorn the walls of many a SF hot spot (Nopa, Rye, District, to name a few) is showing new works in a show titled "Looped" at the W Hotel this Thursday to benefit his Systems Mural Project, a community-funded 600 foot mural at 7th and Townsend in SOMA. Drop by the swanky W after work to check it out from 6 to 9 pm.

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