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celebrations. Live African music may float in from a sidewalk performance, or a DJ could be spinning right there on the showroom floor. And the art! This summer, radical creative types used Solespace as their gallery, from an all-woman zine and art show in June to “Our Lives Matter,” an exhibition featuring new work by Oakland graffiti artist Refa One and Ajuan Mance, whose work focused on the lives of youth threatened by police violence. 1714 Telegraph, Oakl. www.solespace.com

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As attached as we are to city living, one of the best things about San Francisco is its proximity to the great outdoors. As any fresh air addict knows, there are a host of mountains to climb, beaches to explore, woods to traverse, and lakes to swim in, all within striking distance of the city streets. Alite Designs wants you to remember that you’re close to natural beauty, and you don’t need to be a trekking expert to enjoy it. The local outdoor gear company produces quality backpacks, chairs, and a host of other equipment for making adventures in the wild more transcendent that rugged. Learn about campsites and what you need for your trip at the Ranger Station lending library, where you can also reserve gear to borrow free of charge. And now there’s even a Mission District retail location? A night snuggling under the stars in a toasted-marshmallow-and boxedwine-induced haze never felt so attainable. Ranger Station: 2505 Mariposa, SF. Retail store: 3376 18th St., SF. (415) 626-1526, www.alitedesigns.com 2

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