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A WEEKEND OF DANCE - ODC
It might rain this weekend, so you may wanna break a leg and dance! ODC Theater is doing it with a whole gamut of contemporary dancers, who we aren't really too familiar with yet, but...read post
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EVERYONE'S A PHOTOGRAPHER
Since film went out of style and DSLRs became the king of photography, the art of picture taking has gone lower and lower in its former prestigious form to today's lows - the camera phones...read post
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DROP TROU @ BONOBOS GUIDE SHOP
Bonobos, the online clothier responsible for hordes of well-dressed male professionals wandering about San Francisco streets is hosting an event this Thursday at their newly opened Guide Shop in Union Square with goodness in mind...read post
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BIG BANG: Party After Dark
Thursday nights at the California Academy of Sciences just got even more exciting with this week's event - Big Bang: Party After Dark. A party with Penguins, an Albino Alligator and Mayer Hawthorne? Sign me up!...read post
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ARTSPAN Benefit Art Auction
This year's ArtSpan Benefit Art Auction has to be one of the most exciting ones in recent years...read post
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Disposable Film Fest Opening Night
The Disposable Film Festival opens this weekend at the historic Castro Theater - March 21-24th. Now on its 6th year, the one of a kind festival celebrates the artistic potential of disposable video....read post
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Best of 2012 ASTERISK SF ARTICLES
2012. What a fantastic year. There were some alarming times with political dramas and the continuous decline of culture with this years countless memes, but we lived through it. And here we are in 2013 with a new lease on life...read post
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Dan Dion | Musical Image
Photography of live performances are no easy feat. Even in the dawn of digital photography and high-res Smartphone cameras, capturing an unforgettable moment can be a split-second snap of the camera often...read post
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INACCURARELY YOURS | SUTRO SAM
Someone dark skinned, hairy, and adorable has been spotted at Sutro Baths. Everyone can’t have enough of him. He’s young, adventurous, and certainly self-sufficient. Not to mention he’s a great swimmer. Meet Sutro Sam, the rare river ...read post
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1st Annual Tasting Party
This past October on the 28th, Asterisk San Francisco hosted the first annual Tasting Party with 5 of SF's top restaurants previously published in Asterisk SF's food issues at Project One Gallery. Guests were delighted with a range of small plates from local. ...read post
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DWELL Home Tours
For all you design and architecture lovers out there, Dwell Magazine is putting on a weekend for you to tour some of Silicon Valley's most outstanding modern homes...read post
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Dia de los Muertos @ SOMARTS
Please save the date, Friday, October 12, 6–9pm, for the beloved annual tradition at SOMArts Cultural Center, the opening celebration of the 13th annual Day of the Dead exhibition. The celebration will feature the unveiling of the ...read post
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LITQUAKE
There is no question that San Francisco is currently enjoying a kind of literary renaissance. You need look no further than the flowering of nightly readings all over the Bay Area featuring every kind and quality of writing. ...read post
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Uniquely low prices at UNIQLO
Uniqlo will be opening its doors to the public this Friday, October 5th at 10:00 AM and we think there are plenty of reasons why you will have to check it out! Not only is their new grand store on Powell Street. read post
 
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Italian Happy Hour @ Blackbird
This wednesday, a splendid evening of Italian inspired cocktails takes over Blackbird for a happy hour unlike any other. Blackbird's seasoned mixologists Regina Schauerte and Matt Grippo created...read post
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Lunch with Strangers!
Who doesn't love a free lunch? I know I do. Everyone also loves being a food critic. Judging what other people do has to be a favorite past time of mine. Though most of the time, I try to hold my judgements... read post
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Skill Exchange - Of Urban Chickens, Crafts, & Artisinal Foods
Get your tickets now to learn a variety of exciting new skills at the 3 day Skill Exchange event at StoreFrontLab starting September 7th. The program features 20 events with local chefs, craftsmen,.... read post
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DELICIOUSNESS OVERLOAD - SF FOOD FEST
On August 18th La Cocina is bringing back it's yearly San Francisco Street Food Festival with an incredibly delicious line up featuring local food makers with cuisines from all over the world. The weekend starts on Friday, August 17th from 6pm to 9pm... read post
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GET YOUR PRIDE ON!
It's that time of year again, when fabulous fairies spread their wings, rainbow sightings abound and giant pink triangle adorns Twin Peaks once again... Pride week! San Francisco is set to celebrate equality in a big way.... read post
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California Academy of Sciences Shakes
Something is shaking at the California Academy of Sciences, starting this weekend with their new exhibit EARTHQUAKE. It's not some boring educational tour to teach you all about earthquakes.... read post
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Art All Over- SF's Blockbuster Art Weekend
Art is all over the place on any given day. But no more than this weekend with 3 giant Art Fairs in SF happening all at once - enough to give you an artistic adventure overload and leave you intellectually fulfilled.... read post
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Asian Vaginas take the stage at Castro Theater
In the midst of all the Art festivities this week in San Francisco is a group of vocal, angry, asian vaginas on stage at the historic Castro Theater for the Asian Pacific American Vagina Monologues, presented by The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum... read post
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Banana Republic Partners with Taylor Stitch
Menswear and San Francisco go together like a well stitched seam, as this bay city boasts some of the most original and fashionable mens clothing designers ... read post
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RAMP IT UP! SFMADE FUNDRAISER
Join SFMADE for the annual fundraiser celebrating San Francisco's Manufacturing Industry for a night of "Speakeasy themed celebration of local artisan beverages... read post
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LIFE IS BETTER WITH TELEGRAMS!
E-mail has spoiled you. You want instant gratification in everything you do. Why not travel back in time and send messages via Telegrams? In a sense anyway... view post
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SKETCHINGS WEEKLY
Couple Dynamics

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Get your artwork on the cover of an Arts Magazine!
There are countless ways to get your art noticed by prospective art buyers; thru group shows, gallery exhibits, pop-up art venues and the wide world of the interwebs. If people don't see how talented you are... view post
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Mission Community Market Starts
We have missed the Mission Community Market so much! This thursday, rain or shine, the mission's favorite market is back with more to love! The marke... view post
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SKETCHINGS WEEKLY
iPhone talks to Vintage Phone

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WORLD PARTY DAY CELEBRATION
You may not be a kid anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a good old fashioned party! Have we got an amazing party for you! read post
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SF LGBT CENTER - SOIREE 10
The San Francisco LGBT Community Center will hold its 10th Anniversary celebration this weekend, March 24th - SOIREE 10 - à la mode française  at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria. This amazing.... read post
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DISPOSABLE FILM FESTIVAL OPENING
What are you doing Thursday night? Sitting at home watching YouTube clips about cats? Come on now… Get off your butt and see the best of the best in mobile film making at the 5th annual... read post
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SOLO ESAS MUJERES: Documenting the Universal | Material Opening Reception
Curated by iona rozeal brown and Veronica Jackson, this 25th Annual Solo Mujeres exhibition utilizes photography, watercolor, graphite, textiles, audio, video, and mixed-media to explore aspects of female empowerment... read post
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Crossing Borders: The Arts at CIIS presents Viva Paredes and Omar Pimienta
Art does not have to speak to a particular philosophical movement nor does it have to serve as the subtext to an overly complex idea. Often times... read post
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Mission Night Market - 3 Days only!
The founders of one of San Francisco's best ramen houses aren't content just to provide you with incredible food. This week, for 3 nights only... read post
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Asterisk San Francisco Opens Gallery
On February 24th, Asterisk San Francisco opened the doors to our new HQ. Hundreds of art lovers and publishing fanatics joined the celebration in the lively 24th Street corridor of the Mission District... read post
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Asterisk Green Shorts Online Film Festival
A couple of years ago, we tried to do a shorts film fest online to honor Mother Earth, it was a great... read post
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Half Off Asterisk SF Magazine Annual Subscriptions!
Your contribution helps us continue writing, highlighting and promoting local people, businesses and places... read post
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Wise Sons Opens Today. Nosh Away!
The favorite Ferry Building food vendors Wise Sons have been hard at work at their new brick & mortar location on 24th Street in the past couple of months and after a series of soft launch tastings... read post
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Think you're kinky? You're no Banana Slug!
Educational porn is ubiquitous at the new exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences: Animal Attraction. Not the kind of porn you're probably thinking but you'd be surprised just how wild animal sex can be!... read post

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Masters of Venice: A Masked Ball
There is nothing like a little mystique to get you in the mood for romance as V-Day approaches. Start early and join ARTPOINT in what promises to be one of the most talked about events of the year - Masters of Venice: A Masked Ball.... read post
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Join the Asterisk Team!
2012 is off to a great start and Asterisk San Francisco would like to make it even greater - We have big plans for the new year and for our third publishing year... read post
 

 
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Musical Comedy
“SexRev: The José Sarria Experience”

SexRev draws on camp, sketch comedy, opera parody, and queer confrontation, portraying and celebrating the story of gay activist... read post
 

 
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HOLIDAY FAIR WITH LOCAL FAVES
Spread the joy and support local businesses - The 3rd annual Holiday Fair brings together a collection of inspiring local businesses with unique, hand-crafted and urban made products that any SF LOVER would love!... read post
 

 
READY, SHAVE, GROW! MOVEMBER
It's Movember Gents… time to grow your stache and not to be a D-bag for once… but for a worthy cause. Every November 1st, hundreds of thousands of men around the world start clean shaven... read post
 

 
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Wordplay Duo Costumes - HALLOWEEN APPROACHES
It's that time of the year again... and no we don't mean Christmas. Halloween, silly. Everyone in the city is getting creative coming up with...... read post
 

 
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BIG IMPACT - Ren Center Event
When you empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of a socially and economically diverse community you create Big Impact, creating new jobs.... read post

 
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15th Annual ART FOR AIDS
Art as means for social change and awareness struck a chord for a group of Bay Area artists who looked towards utilizing their... read post
 

 
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ArtSpan's SF Open Studios
ArtSpan's SF Open Studios is happening all month long this October with 5 weekends of art in artist studios near you. Over 800 local artists making art here in the city... read post

 
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CAPSULE Design Festival
Capsule Urban Air Market is happening this Sunday with over 130 independent designers of clothing, accessories, jewelry, paper goods, glassware, and unique home décor... read post

 
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Frontrunners Closing Reception
Celebrate the amazing works and achievements of Frontrunners @ SOMArts. The Frontrunners show is a survey of new work from 23... read post

 
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House of Air 1st Anniversary- AIRFEST
Do you like to jump around, bounce, and hop? Yeah you do! This weekend the House of Air is celebrating their first year with AIRFEST! It's going to be a bouncy good time... read post 
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HARD FRENCH Dance Contest Extravaganza
We all know what the first Saturday of the month means don't we? Time to get our groove on at Hard French @ El Rio. This special Labor Day Dance Extravaganza is happening today with the beats that get your heart pumpin' ... read post 

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Independent Artists' Week @ Fillmore
The Independent Artists' event turns the Fillmore District into a festival of artists with live Art Shows, Performances, Music, Film Screenings and… Break Dancing! The event happens September 5-11 at various galleries in the neighborhood with pop-up art studios, industry education... read post
15th Annual Art for Aids Gala
Art and good will come hand in hand for the 15th Annual Art for Aids Auction this September to benefit the UCSF Aids Health Project...read post


Get Ready to Stuff Your Face!
La Cocina's 3rd Annual Street Food Festival is happening this weekend, August 20th. Get ready to stuff your face with the city's best food - two blocks worth! 30 micro-vendors, 25 popular local restaurants and our city's best food trucks will be serving food and drinks... read post
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