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Halloween and Día de los Muertos on the Southside: Traditions and New Events

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For Kids October 27, Mission Bay Parks typically holds a Halloween festival for kids, either at Mission Creek Park or Mission Bay Kids’ Park. October 28, Halloween: 10th Annual Jack O’Lantern Stroll. Costumes Encouraged! Hot apple cider, popcorn and cookies will be provided. Potrero Hill families and friends are invited to bring a carved pumpkin,…

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San Francisco artist, Elaine Badgley Arnoux, had a vision after coming across a pile of toilets in her apartment building’s basement; she saw our 45th president sitting on top. Fourteen artists have transformed toilets into pieces reflecting on the state of democracy as part of FLUSH: a Protest Project, exhibiting at the Swedish American Hall,…

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Kid’s Bluegrass Band Featured at the Potrero Hill Festival

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It might not be apparent from the Billboard Hot 100 charts or Teen Choice awards, but a variety of musical genres attract today’s youth.  Many San Francisco schools offer excellent jazz and classical music programs.  Choral groups and Broadway show tunes are also well represented.  This year’s Potrero Hill Festival, on Saturday October 15, will…

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Potrero Hill Festival Celebrates its 27th Year

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On October 15th, the 27th annual Potrero Hill Festival returns to 20th Street, offering food, local musicians, crafts, a special health and wellness section, and an array of children’s rides.  Admission to the street fair, which sprawls across four blocks between Wisconsin and Missouri streets, is free.  Potrero Hill resident Joshua Klipp and his swinging…

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Summer Film Festivals Offer Fun for the Whole Family

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San Francisco’s vibrant film scene, which offers a rich and diverse “ecosystem” of independently produced movies, can require as much creativity by viewers in search of a good, or provocative, time as it does to produce the work.  According to Peter L. Stein, local film festivals that aren’t to be missed include the recently completed…

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