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Best Places To Go Back-To-School Shopping In San Francisco

As the city’s signature summer fog considers rolling away, it’s time once again for thoughts of back to school. San Francisco neighborhoods are sprinkled with small business retailers, children’s consignment shops and mom-and-pop boutiques stocking clothing and shoes just for kids.

08/26/2014

Closing Night of San Francisco International Film Festival at the Castro Theatre, 2010. (Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society)

A Night At The Castro Theatre

San Francisco’s performance scene is certainly diverse. One venue that is not to be missed is the iconic Castro Theatre.

08/25/2014

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Best Bars To Watch The US Open In The Bay Area

Catch every minute of the U.S. Open action at one of these bars throughout the Bay Area. It’s a busy time of year for sports, but these bars will be tuned to the action from Queens, whether Nadal, Federer, Murray, Djokovic or someone else is acing it.

08/21/2014

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Ask A Bay Area Expert: Tips On Finding Deals Shopping Online

If you need to supplement your personal shopping trips with online shopping, here are some tips to keep in mind before that parcel arrives at your front door.

08/19/2014

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Best Museum Tours In San Francisco

Next time you visit your favorite San Francisco museum or stop in at one you haven’t been to lately, take a moment to see their docent tour offerings. From a former isolation cell in a maximum security prison to a 4th century treasure, we’ve got you and your curiosity covered.

08/18/2014

The Mason Jar, Union Street, San Francisco (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Shopping In San Francisco’s Union Street

Not every city has neighborhood shopping streets of Victorian terraced buildings, doors swung open wide to welcome passersby and sweet little patios with seasonal blooms. It’s so not the mall. Here we take a look at independent Union Street shops: what’s born of a vision, what’s recycled, what’s organic, what’s handmade and even what’s sexy.

08/12/2014

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Best Science Exhibits In The Bay Area

One of the things that makes a great science exhibit deserving of that tag is its enduring appeal for everyone. Go with a kindergartener or a grandmother and you’ll see just what we mean.

08/11/2014

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Where To Find San Francisco’s Best Dance Clubs

Sometimes you just feel like dancing. And sometimes, you really want to catch your favorite DJ in action. Get out your dancing shoes, take cash over plastic and plan for a late night at these EDM spots around town.

08/07/2014

Ask a Bay Area Expert: Consignment Shopping Tips for Seniors

Ask a Bay Area Expert: Consignment Shopping Tips for Seniors

Brenda Alessandria shares some of her personal tips on why consignment shopping is especially well suited to mature fashionistas.

08/05/2014

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Best Upcoming Art Exhibits In the Peninsula and South Bay

Browse this list of the latest exhibits to see what catches your eye.

08/04/2014

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