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San Francisco Artist Meryl Pataky's Neon Palm Trees at Art Basel Miami

Last month, the art elite and their groupies descended on Miami for the annual Art Basel fair.

Cal Academy's Big Picture: A Photo Contest of Worldly Proportions

Fancy yourself a first-rate nature photographer? Now's your chance to show your talent.

This Week's Hottest Events: Jessica Pratt, The Easy Leaves, and 100 Performances for the Hole

The big NYE is just around the corner, but here are a handful of other events going on this week to kick off 2014. For our comprehensive list of NYE parties, click here.

A Weekend at Healdsburg's Newest Designer Tasting Rooms

A trip to Wine Country usually means driving around in traffic as you meander from one winery to the next. Healdsburg, on the other hand, offers an in-town experience where you can ditch the car and take it all in on foot.

This Week's Hottest Events: A Christmas Carol, Room & Board Sale, and Soul Party

Holiday
A Christmas Carol
Get a good dose of holiday spirit with this classic production. Scrooges not allowed.

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping: The Gift of Light

Just in time for the holidays, the San Francisco cityscape is twinkling through the night.

This Week's Hottest Events: Fog Film, Andrew Bird, and Ice Skating with Off the Grid

Art
"Unseen"
The inaugural exhibit for new contemporary gallery CULT, "Unseen" features the subtle energy and visual language of sacred geometry and abstraction in the works of five artists: Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea McKenna, and Dean Smith.

Wildsam's Offbeat San Francico Field Guide for Locals

Just over a year ago, veteran travel writer Taylor Bruce launched the first of a series of field guides inspired by Steinbeck's East of Eden and the idea that the places we inhabit are filled with endless curiosities.

Ice Skating in the Sonoran Desert

As temperatures fall near freezing in the Bay Area with the threat of rain and snow, a short, pre-holiday weekend jaunt to a warmer, drier clime may be just what the doctor ordered.

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