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Thursday, September 10, 2015

TONIGHT: Help the Cartoon Art Museum, at Night of 1000 Sketches

Posted By on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

RICHARD HAICK
  • Richard Haick

The Cartoon Art Museum, soon to be dislodged from its current digs at 655 Mission, is hosting a fundraiser to make the move a little easier. (It’s the equivalent of buying animation fans a couple pizzas, basically.) But instead of cheese cubes with toothpicks stuck in them and Three-Buck Chuck furtively poured under a tablecloth to conceal the fact that it came from Trader Joe’s, the Museum is hosting Night of A Thousand Sketches.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

#BeRobinTheMovie: Crowdfunding a Documentary on Margaret Cho's Campaign

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 3:15 PM

From the #BeRobin campaign - MARGARETCHO.COM
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  • From the #BeRobin campaign

San Francisco native Margaret Cho spent a good portion of last winter busking to draw attention to the situation of the homeless in San Francisco. I caught up with her one December afternoon as she and some friends and colleagues performed outside the Roxie, singing songs, giving away food and tampons, and performing a strip tease for dollar bills that then made their way into the hands of people who could really use them. It was legit, with none of the now-get-me-the-Purell vibe you sometimes see with liberal-leaning celebs once the cameras turn off.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Broke-Ass Stuart Throws His Own Bar Mitzvah

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 4:15 PM

This had to be like, what, 1993 or '94? - BROKE-ASS STUART
  • Broke-Ass Stuart
  • This had to be like, what, 1993 or '94?

While we know for a fact that Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart) laid awkward, ill-fitting tefillin and got up and read some Hebrew in a cracking, pubescent voice some 20 years ago, it’s not stopping him from throwing his own Bar Mitzvah this Sunday, May 24 at Rickshaw Stop.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Local Crowdfunded Campaign of the Week: Murals, Queer Embraces, and Karma

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 9:30 AM

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At any given point, there are hundreds of San Francisco-based campaigns on funding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Tragically, the volume and quick turnaround often mean that some of these don't meet their fundraising goals, whether they are good ideas or not. This is why we've decided to give a boost to some local campaigns that we've deemed worthy of your hard-earned cash.

Murals are a long-held tradition in San Francisco, and the city is home to hundreds across the various districts. Leadership High School takes this legacy to heart with their now annual Week Without Walls -- a single week where students are outside of the classroom to work on a project alongside professional artists and learn about mural art culture and history. Last year's inaugural piece was such a success that students have requested in return.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Local Crowdfunded Campaign of the Week: Food for Thought

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 9:30 AM

LIVE OAK SCHOOL POTRERO HILL LEARNING GARDEN/100 GARDENS INITIATIVE
  • Live Oak School Potrero Hill Learning Garden/100 Gardens Initiative

Last week, we broke down the crowdfunding process for you and pitched an awesome organization working to promote sexual health awareness. This week's local crowdfunded campaign is also about public health -- this time cultivating green thumbs and educating the community about healthy food choices.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Local Crowdfunded Campaign of the Week: Sexual Health Innovations

Posted By on Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM

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At any given point, there are hundreds of San Francisco-based campaigns on funding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo. For those of you who have missed the crowdfunding revolution, here's the lowdown: An individual or organization posts a fundraising campaign to one of these websites. This includes a quantified goal, a description of what they want to do with the money (produce a play, build a community garden, create a start-up), a tiered system of rewards for donors who choose to participate (tickets to an event, the end product, your name on a plaque), and a deadline to come up with the money. Then, hopefully, the pledges start pouring in. Anyone can pledge a certain amount toward their end goal. If they've reached their goal by the end of the allotted time period, they get the money and go make their thing. If they don't meet the goal, no one's credit cards get charged -- it's an all-or-nothing approach.

Tragically, this means that some of these don't meet their fundraising goals, whether they are good ideas or not. This is why we've decided to give a boost to some local campaigns that we've deemed worthy of your hard-earned cash.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Mural Seeks to Celebrate San Francisco's Thriving Sexual History and Culture

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM

MARILYN ROXIE
  • Marilyn Roxie

Since the Gold Rush brought miners and sailors to our city, the disproportionate amount of men to women and their transient lifestyles fostered a sexually liberal environment that has bloomed for decades. The city's now got one of the highest number of sex workers per capita in both illegal and legal trades, necessitating a rich history of activism in sexual politics. For the city with at least a dozen annual occasions to don leather (or nothing at all) out on the streets, the Center for Sex and Culture is putting it all out there in a new mural celebrating S.F.'s sex-positive community and their achievements.

See also:

This American Whore Podcast Seeks to Demystify Sex Work

Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Is More than Grief and Death

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Author Dorothy Allison: "I'ma Fuck You Up"

Posted By on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

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  • Brett Hall
  • Karen Joy Fowler

At a reading not long ago, award-winning author Dorothy Allison (Bastard out of Carolina, Trash, The Women Who Hate Me) smiled in that knowing Southern way and told the audience, "I'ma fuck you up."

The crowd laughed, but underneath the breezy sentiment lay the startling truth: She does fuck you up -- brutally, irrevocably, magnificently -- and sometimes all those ways at once.

See also:

Michelle Tea on Sister Spit, Dorothy Allison, and Valencia: The Movie

Femmepire Records: Celeste Chan on Unapologetic, Riotous Femmedom

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Have a Ball at SF Weekly's Snow Ball Holiday Benefit

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

From last year's benefit at the Academy of Sciences
  • From last year's benefit at the Academy of Sciences

Come one come all! Please join us in spreading the holiday cheer and helping fight cancer at SF Weekly's Snow Ball Holiday Benefit at San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay. While we can't make any promises about it actually snowing in the city, we can guarantee that this will be a night you won't want to miss out on. This year features a "Wintry" theme (cocktail attire -- let's get classy folks), with an open bar (we'll repeat that again: OPEN BAR).

See also:

SF Weekly Web Awards Party 2011: Pictures and Winners

Cute Overload: SPCA Pet Adoption Holiday Windows and 3D Light Show with Nutcracker Dancers

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Monday, November 5, 2012

The Roxie, S.F.'s Longest Running Theater, Needs Our Help

Posted By on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM

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There's nothing quite as heartbreaking as seeing a shuttered movie theater, and as a result, it's hard to go more than a mile in San Francisco without being heartbroken. I can hardly ever go into the Haight without being overcome with sadness about the loss of the Red Vic. There's a lot of things to feel sad about in the Haight, admittedly, but damn, I miss the Red Vic so much.

But the Roxie Theater in the Mission has been hanging in there, not just as an operating movie theater but as one that concentrates on independent, experimental, and lower-profile films -- the kind of place that would never devote a week to show the Indiana Jones or Pirates of the Caribbean movies (just to cite totally random examples that may or may not have premiered at the Castro Theater in recent years). And they need our help to keep it that way.

See Also:

Last Chance to See Christopher Nolan's Batman Films in Glorious 35mm

John Waters Explains His Love for S.F. Muni, the Roxie Theater, and Die Antwoord

Castro Theatre to Start Showing Blockbusters

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