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Geneva Powerhouse Reborn

The hallway leading to the entrance of the Powerhouse at the Geneva Car Barn on Thursday Feb 5, 2015. Photo by: Emma Chiang

Olympia Zampathas

March 18, 2015

Photo by Emma Chiang On the corner of San Jose and Geneva Avenues, there sits an old building. 18 window panes are boarded up with two shades of light blue painted plywood on the side facing a Muni Metro platform. It’s right on the line in between the Excelsior and Ingleside districts, and on the edg...

Social Sketch: A Creative Gathering for Community

Derek Macario

February 17, 2015

Creative gatherings take shape in many different forms, from art exhibitions, workshops, public lectures and readings and so on. For San Francisco-based artists Courtney Cerruti and Mike McConnell they organize Social Sketch, where they invite people to come together, draw, as well as eat and dr...

A new oasis for SF drag

Chantel Genest

December 12, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MN_0VIOxYI&feature=youtu.be Trannyshack has spent the past twenty years performing in various venues and touring around the world, but this New Year’s Eve, San Francisco’s longest-running drag show will find a permanent home in the SOMA district Drag star H...

La Cocina gets small businesses cooking

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

October 31, 2014

When Cristina Avantes moved to San Francisco in 1999, the move was intended to be a change from her everyday life in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “I came to study fundraising and administration for nonprofits,” she said, from her seat behind a desk covered in magazines and sweets—for market research...

Kicking for change

Nadine Quitania

October 23, 2014

On the basketball court underneath the Interstate 280 overpass, men and women gather on a chilly September evening and introduce themselves twenty minutes before the last practice at Mission Bay Creek Park. There is a mix of old and new players from Street Soccer USA (SS USA). A tall man wearing a...

The Guardians of the Galaxy Far, Far Away

Photo by Michael Leri.

Michael Leri

October 13, 2014

I do a lot of nerdy stuff; that much has been established throughout the (almost) twenty-three years of my life. There are a few omissions on my nerd card though. For one, the Star Wars saga. I have not seen any of them. I have somehow avoided this cultural zeitgeist throughout my years. But most peo...

My Turtle Buddy

Xpress Mag Staff

May 17, 2014

Written by Bek Phillips We were the Phillips Entourage. We were the lucky number seven, and all we had was each other. During the days most siblings would go to their respective schools and say goodbye for the day, we were all crowded around a table learning and teaching each other in our gar...

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