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San Francisco's cultural feast

KC Turner Presents/Building Community Through Music

Pros: Music promotion with a big heart
Cons: None, none, none
Best For: Showcasing local bands and singer-songwriters

The Castro Theatre/Castro District

Pros: A veritable movie palace
Cons: Tough parking
Best For: Vintage movie-going, the Wurlitzer organ

Landmark Theatres/Embarcadero Center Cinema

Pros: Sleek and efficient with good seats
Cons: No reserved seating
Best For: Good Embarcadero location and free parking weeknights and weekends

SFJAZZ/Civic Center

Pros: The illustrious non-profit org dedicated to the art of jazz
Cons: Waiting for the new SFJAZZ Center to be built
Best For: Celebrating the music that was born in New Orleans

Clay Landmark Theatre/Pacific Heights

Pros: A vintage theatre surrounded by shops and cafes
Cons: One screen only
Best For: That old-fashioned movie-going experience

Sundance Kabuki Cinema/Japantown

Pros: Real food and alcohol/Reserved seats
Cons: Not for children
Best For: Drinking and eating during a show

Yoshi's San Francisco/Western Addition

Pros: Jazz and sushi too
Cons: A cavernous venue
Best For: Dinner and a show

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