Ariel Soto-Suver

Street Threads: Hayes Valley Edition

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Today's Look: Eleonore, Yse, and Phoebe, Octavia and Hayes

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Live Shots: Smuin Ballet in rehearsal at Palace of Fine Arts

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The stage was sheathed in a cloak of purple smoke, that coated the dancer's skin as they whirled their way across the black floor. Smuin Ballet was doing a final run through of their piece Tango Palace at the Palace of Fine Arts last week, in preparation for opening night, and I was there to snap a few photos of those final moments of rehearsal on 9/23/2011.

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Street Threads: Hayes Valley Edition

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Today's Look: Maki, Linden and Octavia

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Telegenic Band Check: Dominant Legs

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SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver spent the afternoon with SF act Dominant Legs to shoot a mini-concert on its back porch, just before the band's national tour.

Been There: Autumnal Equinox Gathering at Gospel Flat Farm in Bolinas

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On the purposefully unmarked road heading into Bolinas, there is a very wonderful spot you don't want to miss. The Gospel Flat Farm is a family-run organic edible haven, with an honor-based farm stand that is open 24 hours a day.

Sam Love and I were introduced to the farm when we met a couple of wonderful free spirits, Kalie and Scott, while hiking in Samuel P. Taylor Park a few weeks back. Scott is the resident bread baker at the farm's wood powered oven, and he and Kalie invited us to a photography show and autumnal equinox gathering down at the farm. So last Friday, after a sun-soaked hike on Mt. Tam, we wended our way down the hill to Bolinas to explore the farm.

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Free Farm Stand faces an uncertain fall harvest after call from Rec and Parks Department

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Every Sunday at the Parque Niños Unidos in the Mission, an eager group of people gather to receive free, organic food from the Free Farm Stand. The incredible project has been going on since since 2008 and has to date given out almost 17,000 pounds of fresh produce.

This is the brainchild of Tree Rub, a volunteer who started the project “to create a network of neighbors and local farmers who grow fruit, vegetables, and flowers and share their surplus with the community and especially with those in need.” But last Sunday Tree announced that the SF Recreation and Parks Department had received two complaints that the Free Farm Stand is “having a negative impact on the park.” Read more »

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Today's Look: Lea, Civic Center

Describe your fashion philosophy: "Whatever works."

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Today's look: Lea, Civic Center

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Live Shots: Ke$ha, Fox Theater, 9/14/11

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Neon lights, glitter, and balloon drops certainly made for a bedazzled set, as Ke$ha took the stage, wearing the most glitz of all.

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Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Today's Look: Ophelia and Michelle, Castro and Market

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