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Gonzalo Fuenmayor's Charcoal Fantasies at Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Separating himself from the drugs and violence so often associated with his country, Colombian artist Gonzalo Fuenmayor took on a subject that reflected a different cultural identity. That subject was bananas.

Jessica Robinson Love Brings Cutting-Edge Dialogue 
to CounterPulse's Stage

Jessica Robinson Love

Jessica Robinson Love defies assumptions. In her office at CounterPulse—the nonprofit arts organization originally founded as 848 Community Space in 1991—she is softly eloquent and markedly humble.

Q&A with 50 Shades! The Musical Producer Emily Dorezas

50 Shades the Musical

Less than two weeks after tickets went on sale for 50 Shades! The Musical, audiences were moaning for more.

Q&A with Bay Area Artist Ala Ebtekar

Bay Area artist Ala Ebtekar is having a moment. His work is currently on view in two regional shows: part one (What Time Is It There?) of the three-part "Proximities" series at the Asian Art Museum and "Migrating Identities" at YBCA, a group show in which he's the only local artist. He's been garnering attention on both the national and international art scenes, and his work has most recently been added to the collections of an SFMOMA board member and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Talk about street cred.

This Week's Hottest Events: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Fruitvale Station, and the Allen Ginsberg Fest

Music
Rodrigo y Gabriela
You've got two chances to see the faster-than-light, guitar-strumming duo live. If you haven't ever seen Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero in person, you'll want to grab tickets to one of these two shows now.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tues. 7/9 and 7:30 p.m., Wed. 7/10
Where: The Masonic, 1111 California St. and The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga

Music
SFJAZZ Summer Sessions

Tonight: ¡Oye, Mira! at SFAI Goes Out With A Bang

From standard white-walled exhibit space to underground tropical nightclub—the San Francisco Art Institute's Walter and McBean Galleries make a sultry transformation at tonight's free closing reception for “¡Oye, Mira!, Reflective Approaches in Contemporary Latin American Video Art.”

A Fine-Art Photographer Transforms Her Photos Into Seriously Cool Decor

For fine-art photographer Michelle Pattee, inspiration lies right outside her Sebastopol farmhouse—a bird’s nest, a blooming flower, the bicycle by the shed.

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