Janelle Monae will be hosting a free concert at the Justin Herman Plaza at San Francisco on Mar. 7.

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Pop star Janelle Monae is putting on a free show in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza on Friday, March 7. The show starts at 12:30 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to come at 11 a.m. to help pack meals for an anti-hunger charity. Cruz Skate Shop on San Pablo Ave.
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Maurizio Cattelan's sculpture of a man in a manhole

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A weekly selection for Feb. 22-24

Just as A$AP Rocky successfully embeds fashion in his art, Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist and sculptor, and Pierpaolo Ferrari, a fashion photographer, were commissioned by New York Magazine to photograph pieces from this fashion season. TIME’s director of photography interviewed New York Magazine’s director of photography about the shoot. The photographs are both
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A selection for the week ahead from the Feb. 21-23 weekend.

SUPERB presents a screening of “Bad Words” at Shattuck Cinemas, followed by a Q&A with star and director Jason Bateman. RSVP here for the showing Monday evening. Rap artist Schoolboy Q is performing and signing autographs at Rasputin Records on Telegraph Avenue. If you purchase his new album, Oxymoron, you
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The Oscar-nominated documentary feature “The Square,” a masterful documentation of the Egyptian revolution following the sit-ins at Tahrir Square in 2011.

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I’ve been thinking about New York Magazine’s recently published profile on Ezra Klein all week. Although the tale is somewhat tired — Klein from Daily Bruin reject to popular blogger to Washington Post superstar — the piece is a nice reminder about the robustness of modern journalism. “The column inches devoted
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Skrillex has been either blasting eardrums and causing earthquake panics or eliciting eargasms to screaming/sweaty/smiling fans this past week during his six shows in the Bay Area. The streak culminates Saturday night as Skrillex and A$AP Rocky get “wild for the night” at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

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1. Sochi, Russia, is hilariously ill-equipped to host a massive international congregation. Read Drew Magary’s primer on how to properly hate on the crazy-pants Russian infrastructure and the TV event that will shortly take over your life. 2. Be the most cultured person at your Oscar party! Impress your friends
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