Arts & Culture

12:26pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Local Music

Local Music: Eggplant Casino

Eggplant Casino is not a venue, it’s the band. And they’re playing at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, this Thursday, January 17th. They're opening for Chum, the only Phish tribute band we know of. Doors open at 8pm.

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7:12pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Regional Oral History Office seeks your Bay Bridge stories

After eleven years of construction, the Bay Bridge’s majestic new eastern span is set to open to traffic this fall.

It’s hard to imagine the Bay without the Bay Bridge. But it hasn’t always been with us. That’s why the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO), part of UC-Berkeley’s Bancroft Library, is soliciting stories from people who were there when the original Bay Bridge opened – to keep these memories alive.

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6:48pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Exploratorium moves on from the Palace of Fine Arts

Science is rarely easy to understand and even harder to explain. But here at the Exploratorium, science isn’t hard – it’s fun. Why? In order to learn, you have to play.

Isidro Demry is playing with the Soap Bubble Tray exhibit. The name says it all: it’s a big tray with pools of soapy water. It’s simple, but surprisingly cool. Especially because I played with the same exhibit when I was six years old, then again when I was ten, and now, I watch as it’s used for what must be close to the last time before it leaves for a new home.

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6:25pm

Mon January 14, 2013
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Maybe it's time you finally went to Treasure Island

Treasure Island View and Naked Lady Statue
Credit Lisa Ratner

Our Hear Here community storytelling project has been asking Oakland and San Francisco residents to tell them a story about a meaningful place in their neighborhood. Meanwhile, the KALW news team has set out on a similar mission, and visited iconic places all over the Bay Area to talk to the people who visit them. KALW’s Lisa Ratner brought back this story from Treasure Island.

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3:08pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Eggplant Casino

That music you’re hearing? It’s by The Eggplant Casino. No, that’s not where they’re playing, that’s their name. They’re playing at The Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, this Thursday, opening for Chum, the only Phish tribute band we know of. Doors open at 8pm.

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