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[EVENT|ENTERTAINMENT] The Showroom Supper Club | June 4

VIBE: Were you invited? Looks hot! Call your contacts. See the full gallery on Posterous  

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[FILM] Highly Recommended: The First Grader

VIBE: Worth your time and hard earned money… SynopsisIn a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school.  He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau …

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[FESTIVAL] Temescal Street Fair (Sunday, June 5)

VIBE: Since my daughter Amaya and I are featured in the ad, you know I must post this. See you there!  

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[MUSIC] Gil Scott-Heron, R.I.P.

VIBE: This post has nothing to do with the Bay Area.  No political or social statements here. Just taking a moment to reflect on days gone by…  Gil Scott-Heron Dies at 62Gil Scott-Heron, 62, a poet and musician best known for spoken-word songs such as “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” died May 27 at a New York City hospital. …

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Get up and get out!

p1155.mov Watch on Posterous Don’t you dare waste the day! (Lake Merritt, Oakland)

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[DINING] A Cote’s sister restaurant? Just a month away

VIBE: Love this place. Photo Credit: John Storey / Special to the Chronicle Oakland’s Uptown district has become a restaurant destination. Nearly two years ago, chef Sarah Kirnon of San Francisco’s Front Porch added a touch of Barbados to the neighborhood. This pretty, 70-seat restaurant and lounge may seem as if it’s all about the Caribbean-Creole dishes, but it would be …

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[DINING] A Cote’s sister restaurant? Just a month away

VIBE: Long in the making Photo Credit: Sara Davis Plenty of queries and tips stream into The Inside Scoop, but aside from Original Joe’s, the whereabouts of George Morrone, and In-N-Out (memo to In-N-Out: Open more San Francisco locations), few restaurants have elicited more inquiries than the long-awaited Oakland sister restaurant to A Cote. [Read more by Paolo Lucchesi in …

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Kids: Sat Morning fun

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[FILM] Highly Recommended: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

VIBE: Trust me on this one. A reliable source comments: “This documentary film is brilliant…as in BRILLIANT. Go see it. There. Simple. And, if possible, try and see it in 3D. Also, this is not a wait-for-the-dvd kind of film. Made for the big screen. NO, not yours, the REAL big screen. Now, most of you will ignore this and rush …

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[ART] Reviews: Thumbs up for Romare Bearden at Museum of the African Diaspora. No kidding.

VIBE:  MoAD brings Romare Bearden to San Francisco. Last time Bearden’s work was in the Bay Aea was 2004 at SFMoMA. Bearden, an American artist of African American heritage, is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented and original visual artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition, organized by the Romare Bearden Foundation, includes 84 lithographs, etchings, collagraphs, collagraph …

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