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15 Places to Pop Champagne on New Year’s Eve

Still unsure of how you're going to ring in 2013? Rally your troops and sign yourself up for one of these rave-ups.

The Hardest Working Man in the Local Jazz Scene Celebrates 12 Years of Jazz Mafia

When it comes to jazz, Adam Theis can’t and most certainly won’t stop. The multi-instrumentalist (horns, electric bass, bass, tuba, and trumpet) and his much praised jazz collective The SF Jazz Mafia (named SF Weekly’s best weekly music night multiple times) have had a busy run in the past few years. In 2010, the group, headed by Theis, debuted their heavily lauded symphony entitled “Brass, Bows, & Beats,” a stunning effort in the field of hip-hop-meets-classical (yes, such a thing does exist). Theis’ hip-hop credentials don’t end there—he has been known to work with rap luminaries as the legendary KRS-ONE and Bay Area hip-hop stalwarts Hieroglyphics.

Where to Dress Up, Party, and Get Down This Halloween

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This year, Halloween is on a Wednesday–but it doesn't have to be Bummertown, USA. It just means a few more days of hard partying, dancing, being weird, and getting the most out of your costume(s). Here's our guide to Bay Area parties, but beware: The first one starts on Thursday, so pace yourselves!

Sunday's Seven Best Bets at Treasure Island Music Festival

The War on Drugs

As Treasure Island Music Fest rages on into Sunday, you'll need a game plan to separate the think-I-wanna-see-them shows from the I-have-to-see-them-or-I'm-going-to-die shows. Here are the acts we'll be staking out the front rows at.

Saving Nature Through Art: Jane Kim and Her Migrating Murals

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To say Jane Kim’s art is inspired by nature would be a massive understatement akin to calling the Golden Gate Bridge a structure that connects the city to Marin. The earliest manifestation of Kim’s adoration for nature took the form of home wall paintings of flowers and bears, much to the chagrin of her parents. Kim has made significant progress since then—Yosemite National Park, The Smithsonian, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers are just some of the many places that have commissioned her work.

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