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House of Spirits: The Exploratorium

  San Francisco’s illustrious science museum, the Exploratorium, recently transformed itself into “The House Of Spirits,” for the fifth annual fundraiser known as Science of Cocktails. The space which is the equivalent length of three football fields (along the Embarcadero waterfront), displays more than 600 interactive exhibits that test the perimeters of physics and human…

Ballet

San Francisco Ballet Falls for the Infinitely Romantic

  When the curtain rose on the San Francisco Ballet’s Opening Night Gala, there was an audible murmur of enchantment. The first ballet slippers dancing onto the stage belonged to the charming littlest members of the ballet school making their performance debut, struggling mightily to hold their poses with all the poise their eight years…

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FOG Design+Art Fair Rolls Back Into Fort Mason

  We took a cotton to the FOG Design+Art fair held at Fort Mason. The second iteration of this edgier, younger iteration of the more traditional Fall Antiques Show,  the fair features celebrates modernism, with prominent contemporary design dealers and art galleries, and a special installation extolling the versatile virtues of cotton as fiber, art,…

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MTT Symphony 70

  MTT Symphony 70 Michael Tilson Thomas Celebrates a Superlative Symphonic 70   The magnificent maestro Michael Tilson Thomas marked a milestone that rocked the house and the hall. Celebrating his seventieth birthday with his usual flair, he was feted at a festive dinner and captivating San Francisco Symphony concert by his family, friends and…

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Through the “Looking” Glass

  “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours,” is a line from Lewis Carroll’s sequel to “Alice in Wonderland.” Earlier this week, at the historic Castro Theatre, that line came to life through HBO’s premiere for “Looking.” The world premiere showcased the first two half-hour episodes of the ten-part,…