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Muir Woods

Any one of the approximately 1.2 million people who set foot here every year can agree: there’s a magical quality to Muir Woods.

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Food is Better When Shared

If you are like most people on this planet you enjoy traveling and dining out. And of course, the more unique and specialized the experience, the better. For visitors seeking just that, here are three winning options on Maui.

A Reason to Visit
The planners of the fifth annual Hawaii Food Festival are busy creating a statewide foodie fantasy lineup. The event is happening August 29 and running through September 13. On the island of Oahu the party extends to Ko Olina as well as to Waikiki hotels including Halekulani and The Modern Honolulu. Here's my wrap-up from last year (scroll to the bottom for a link to this year's event).

Any Given Sunday
The Simon and Garfunkel of the islands, Henry Ka'aihue Kapono and his musical partner Cecilio David Rodriguez created the soundtrack to many locals' biggest moments. You too can experience the music: Kapono plays every Sunday night at Duke's in Waikiki during happy hour. 

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Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 4:00 pm
The San Francisco Decorator Showcase located at 3800 Washington Street in Presidio Heights features a collection of 36 of the West Coast’s top interior and landscape designers who will remake 33 spaces in the 18,000 plus square-foot mansion known as “Le Petit Trianon.” The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is a benefit for the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid...
May 1 – Jun 13 all-day Desta Gallery
Desta Gallery is pleased to present Horizon’s Light, a solo exhibition of new work by Katheryn Holt. Join Us for Artist Reception Saturday, May 4th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Horizon’s Light, an exhibition that brings reflection to the evolution of natural phenomenon in land and water formations and the effect of climate change. Holt’s paintings capture the changing landscape of our...
May 10 @ 11:00 am – Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm Gallery Route One
-.25in; >     May 10 – June 16 Reception and Artist Talks, Saturday May 11th, 3 – 5 PM    Center Gallery Marna Clarke: April Marna Clarke continues her exploration into the process of aging, this time with color photographic portraits of older men and women in her community.   Project Space  Lucid Art Residency exhibition A group exhibition of abstract and...
May 10 @ 11:00 am – Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm Gallery Route One
-.25in; >     May 10 – June 16 Reception and Artist Talks, Saturday May 11th, 3 – 5 PM    Center Gallery Marna Clarke: April Marna Clarke continues her exploration into the process of aging, this time with color photographic portraits of older men and women in her community.   Project Space  Lucid Art Residency exhibition A group exhibition of abstract and...
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm Headlands Center for the Arts
May 12-Jun 6, Sun-Thurs, 12-5PM Headlands’ Graduate Fellowships provide yearlong studio residencies to recent, promising MFA graduates in partnership with esteemed schools in the region. Bringing together representatives from each of these institutions, this exhibition provides a composite view of Bay Area graduate art programs. The complexities of written and unspoken histories run through the work of the seven Graduate...

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Out & About, Music: May

In the mood for a ballet? How about a bit of comedy? Here are the listings from our latest issue, highlighting Marin and the rest of the Bay Area too.