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Can’t-miss treats at the upcoming SF Street Food Fest

The smells of deliciousness were overwhelming. Where do we start?!As Sam Love and I wandered around the La Cocina media preview for August 17's...

Neighborhood sounds: MAPP takes over the Mission

Photos by Bowerbird PhotographyIt's fun to imagine what it would be like to have lived during the Beatnik era, an era full of art...

Live Shots: Keystone XL pipeline protest

Photos by Bowerbird PhotographySFBG's Rebecca Bowe reported on the anti-pipeline protesters who greeted President Obama yesterday in the cold and fog. SFBG photographers from...

Live Shots: LGBT Community Center celebrates 11 colorful years

Photos by Bowerbird PhotographyLast Saturday, the disco ball sparkled from above, while below on the dance floor, party-goers glittered in gold. There was much...

Live Shots: K-Pop’s Night Out, Ashley Monroe, and more at SXSW, Day 1

March 13, 2013
Photos and words by Bowerbird PhotographyFans made scrawling lines all through Austin, Texas, waiting to gain access to countless shows, as the SXSW 2013...

Pies at the ready: Seniors prep for this weekend’s Black Cuisine Festival

February 28, 2013
"This is the hippest, hottest senior center in the city," said a volunteer as she shredded chicken. Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center was...

Live Shots: ‘Dance + Diaspora’ at ODC Theater

February 22, 2013
Strong drum beats, hip shimmies laden with bells and voices coming together in song. This show has it all. Presenting "Dance + Diaspora" two...

Black Choreographers Festival takes flight

February 14, 2013
This weekend, go watch some dance. Sam Love and I stopped by Dance Mission this week to check out a final rehearsal of a...

From the counter: Shots from Reformation Foods’ pop-up dinner

February 14, 2013
"This should be put in a frame and hung on the wall," said our table mate Jo. The food really did look like pieces...

Cosmo club: Scenes from the ‘Sex in the City’ takeover at Rebel

February 12, 2013
"I've never been to a drag show," said my friend Cailey last week. "WHAT?!" I shouted.She had to be kidding me. Attending a drag...

Boning and binding spines (the old-fashioned way) at SF Center for the Book

January 29, 2013
When was the last time you sat down and made a book? You know what I'm talking about -- those beautiful bound things that...

Do brew: Coffee class with the author of ‘Left Coast Roast’

January 24, 2013
Hanna Neuschwander loves coffee. She adores it so much, that she's written a whole book about coffee roasters called Left Coast Roast. On a...

Telegenic Band Check: Roem Baur

January 18, 2013
Roem Baur performed for SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver at St. Luke's Church on Van Ness, where he also does an open mic event.

Live Shots: SantaCon sleighed SF

December 17, 2012
Photos by Bowerbird PhotographyA city wide pub crawl wearing santa costumes. How could San Francisco not be thrilled for this annual event, the city...

Live Shots: Drag Queens on Ice (with the SF Bulls!)

December 7, 2012
They twirled, twisted, leapt, and also sometimes fell, on their very well-padded booties. Glitter dusted the smooth rink, as the drag queens took the...

Flamenco goosebumps: Buika at Herbst Theater

November 21, 2012
Large portions of my life have been chronicled by music. Chopin waltzes from when I was starting to learn piano, Iron and Wine from...

Tango at Red Poppy Art House: A photographic foray

November 20, 2012
Tango is spicy music. It makes you think of deep red dresses, glasses of rich wine, and warm nights for taking a long walk...

Put some cream on it: Warming up the holiday kitchen with Studio of Good Living

November 20, 2012
Five yogis walk into a kitchen and prepare seven dishes made with heavy cream.This sounds like the beginning of a ridiculous and hilarious joke,...

Telegenic Band Check: Elegy

October 23, 2012
After spending an afternoon with Bay Area punk band Elegy, I learned that the band will not only rock your socks off, they can...

Live Shots: ABADA-Capoeira’s “The Spirit of Brazil”

October 18, 2012
Sparking machetes. Lots of them, clanking against each other, as the dancers holding them ran in circles.I'll be honest, sitting in the front row...

Telegenic Band Check: Emily Jane White

September 28, 2012
Emily Jane White played an acoustic concert in a tiny living room in San Francisco and talked about her dark, moody lyrics, before she...

Live Shots: Rock Make Festival

September 20, 2012
Crafting DIY-style is already pretty punk rock -- but combine it with actual live tunes, and you've got yourself the Rock Make Street Festival,...

Live Shots: Skill Exchange Launch Party

September 7, 2012
Photos by Bowerbird PhotographyEssential life skills surely include knowing how to tie a bow tie, or how to saber champagne. Ok, maybe the second...

3D knits, canapes, moving mannequins: Shots from Fashion’s Night Out

September 7, 2012
Shots by Bowerbird PhotographyModels and mannequins started to blend together. Downtown SF was abuzz with fashion frenzy on Thursday for Fashion's Night Out --...