Learn to doodle

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Our pal Laura Helen Winn is teaching a doodling class this weekend in the Mission:

Doodling is a wonderful way to help you realize your ideas, dreams, and visions. It’s a mindless activity that helps you relax and focus. What’s the difference between drawing and doodling? Drawing is for “serious artists making serious work,” or so we think. Doodling is for everyone – there are no rules, no mistakes, and no worries. Together, we’ll get curious about why we judge our drawings, and how that judgment keeps us from having fun with pens and paper. You’ll learn that sometimes the “bad” doodles turn out the best!In this class, I’ll lead you through exercises that connect your thoughts to paper, get you thinking outside the box, and get comfortable making messes.

I love a good mess! Class is Sunday, 2-4pm. Read on for more info.

Lego Valencia Street

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[Photo and headline by Ariel Dovas]

Google Bus protest on Valencia Street

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G.R.E.A.M.

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[via Mike]

Back when Bush Street was renamed Puppet Street

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2001.

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[via Spike]

All about ORFN

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SF Weekly this week published an in-depth look back at the life and times of the departed local artist:

It’s 1993, and 19-year-old Aaron Curry is trapped on an overpass towering above a crime-ridden Hayes Valley, long before the Central Freeway came down and it became the uber-chic hamlet it is today. Curry, better known as Bay Area graffiti writer ORFN, had been spotted mid-tag on the two-story-high roadway, and cops are approaching him in both directions.

He thinks fast and jumps — not to his death, but to a nearby wooden telephone pole. He grabs hold with his jacket-clad arms and bare hands, and wobbles down to safety.

 Read on for the whole story.

R.I.P.

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[Top photo by SF_Scum; bottom photo by FajitaGate]

Freaky stickers in the freaky sticker machine at Mission: Comics and Art

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Here’s what I got:

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Freaky!

(As is their enamel pin selection.)

Remembering Mariachi’s

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Mariachi’s, located at 16th and Valencia and beloved for its wide variety of different veggie options, closed in 2010.

[via Ariel Dovas on Twitter]

UPDATE: Scandalous!!!!!

Drama Talk & Drinks: WATCH – Taylor Mac Singing All Over San Francisco

Taylor Mac is coming back! We saw Taylor Mac’s A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC last year and loved it! We also loved seeing SF take a staring role in this new music video of Taylor Mac singing Amazing Grace.

 

How do you feel about San Francisco?

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