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SF Cityscape and Small Theater to Grace Fabric8's New Parklet

We know your Kickstartered out and would rather spend your money on the Police Academy DVD Box Set or whatever, but it goes without saying that Fabric8's current parklet is the best in city, so we have to imagine what they have planned will be even better.

Fabric8 fills us in on what they're raising money for:

The second exhibition is currently being designed and built in-house with painter Ursula Xanthe Young, who is best known for her dreamy cityscapes of San Francisco. An outdoor lounge, Young’s parklet will offer theater seating and a small public stage set against a beautiful rendering of the city’s landscape and architecture. With it, fabric8 plans to establish a short theater program, hosting 10-minute productions for the public on a regular basis.

Stuffing a performance space into a parklet is impressive enough, but what that have in store for the physical backdrop is even better: a streetscape layer cake with plants and lighting filling the gaps.

You can read up more on it now, or go check out the progress at the Parklet's kick-off party at 2pm on the 17th.

[Kickstarter]

Finally, a 49 I actually want to ride

Okay okay, maybe you cannot ride a painting (or can you?), but Andy Stattmiller's “Take a ride on the 49…” is perfect.  From the overweight person sitting in a motorized wheelchair at 16th & Mission, to the tagger atop of Farolito, to the painter covering tags at 29th and Mission, and all the crackheads and street people in between, he pretty much nailed every character you see along the route.  Good work, sir.

$2100.  On sale now at Fabric8.