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I left my heart in San Francisco.

Los Lobos, Jessica Pratt, Robyn Hitchcock, Sister Sparrow And The Dirty Birds, Delbert McClinton, and Laura Marling played at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 15. Pics from previous years here.

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo And Juliet in the Presidio.

Toyko garage band The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass playing at the J-POP Summit at Fort Mason.

Sumo wrestlers in Peace Plaza in Japantown.

San Francisco Anime & Cosplay Festival in Japantown.

Fans in San Francisco's Civic Center watch the USA womens soccer team play in the World Cup. More pics here.

The 4th of July in San Francisco always has a lot going on, like the SF Mime Troupe in Dolores Park.

Apparently the Mime Troupe didn't hold this park-goer's attention.

Sugar Pie DeSanto played live at the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival.

And as usual, the fireworks over the bay were fogged in.

A shot from from the main library of a light show projected onto City Hall during its 100th anniversary celebration. More pics here.

A shot from from this year's Carnaval parade. More pics here.

One Saturday afternoon in May there was an outdoor neighborhood music festival in the Mission called Porchfest. More pics here.

Ai Weiwei's installation on Alcatraz. More pics here.

Quoth the raven, "San Francisco!"

Mardi Gras in San Francisco.

View of downtown from the Randall Museum.

Picklewater Free Circus performing at Union Square.

The Golden Gate Park Band.

Book fair at the Armory in the Mission.

A young boy takes a birthday picture with Giants mascot Lou Seal.

Moon over the bay.

Buried treasure at Chrissy Field.

Ethiopian-born, San Francisco-based singer and songwriter Meklit Hadero.

Brilliant Brazilian guitarist Guinga.

Bhi Bhiman at The Independent.

Merrygold at St. Cyprian's.

Brazilian band Bixiga 70 performing at Yerba Buena Gardens.

Blues and folk singer Barbara Dane.

Jimi Hendrix impersonator playing at a street fair in Japantown.

Chess Records R&B singer Sugar Pie DeSanto at El Rio.

Latino rock band Quetzal from East L.A. performing at the Yerba Buena Gardens.

Joyce Carol Oates reading at City Lights Books.

New Year's Eve at the corner of Jackson and Jones.

With Miss Noir City 2015 at the Castro Theater during Christmas films.

Parked in front of the Roxie Theater the other night was a big red art bus that said Dracos Rojo across the front. Inside were two young musicians from Belgium and hanging from the roof was a Shure Super 55 that was plugged into a very reverby amp. They were inviting passersby to climb aboard and drink and get high and play music, so I pulled out a harp and jammed with them on "All Of Me," "Blue Monk," and "When The Saints Go Marching In."