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Cartoonist-in-Residence: Ben Collison

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 
2pm to 5:30pm
 Free in the lobby   On September 3rd, from 2 – 5:30pm, local artist Ben Collison will be a Cartoon Art Museum Cartoonist-in-Residence. Come watch him illustrate with coffee and ink. He will be talking about his latest Kickstarter project “She had Love on Her Tongue & Death [...]

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Night of a Thousand Sketches

Thursday, September 10, 2015 A Cartoon Art Museum Benefit Tickets $10-100, free admission for CAM members  Join the Cartoon Art Museum as we celebrate our final days at our current location with a party featuring cartoonists, libations, giveaways, raffle prizes, and other surprises.  Live music, specialty cocktails, and original artwork will be on tap—stay tuned [...]

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August 2015 Third Thursday: What Animals Really Think

Thursday August 20, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm Free and open to the public On August 20, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm get a glimpse into the thoughts and concerns of our furry and feathered friends as the Cartoon Art Museum and the Mechanics Institute co-present Simon Winheld’s Are You Dissing Me?: What Animals Really [...]

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AUGUST CARTOONIST IN RESIDENCE: HANNAH MCGILL

Saturday August 1, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Hannah McGill on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Hannah, and to view and discuss her [...]

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Cowabunga! Voice actor Townsend Coleman visits the Cartoon Art Museum

Saturday, July 18, 2015 2:00-4:00pm Included with admission to the Cartoon Art Museum Cowabunga!  The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes beloved cartoon voice actor Townsend Coleman on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00pm for a meet-and-greet with our patrons.  Coleman has over 30 years of professional cartoon voiceover experience, and his best known characters [...]

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JULY CARTOONIST IN RESIDENCE: MARK THOMPSON

Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Mark Thompson (Monstark) on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Mark, and to view and discuss [...]

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Comic Book Storytelling A Cartooning Master Class with Alan Gordon

Thursday, July 16th, 2015, 5:30pm to 8:30pm Cost per class:  $40 for CAM members, $50 for non-members San Francisco, CA:  Award-winning comic book creator Alan Gordon, the creator behind Image Comics’ WildStar,  writer of The Once and Future Tarzan and artist of such Marvel and DC fan favorites like Captain America and Fantastic Four, visits [...]

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Cartoon Boot Camp 2015: Constructing Comics

July 27-31, 2015 CARTOON BOOT CAMP 2015 Constructing Comics Time: 11am – 1pm – Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14 Cost: $135 ($100 for CAM Members, join  and save)! The Cartoon Art Museum invites students to take part in a weeklong workshop dedicated to the comic book creation process.  This workshop will take young artists through [...]

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Darth Vader™ and Friends: An Evening with Jeffrey Brown

Thursday, June 25, 2015 Guided tour with Jeffrey Brown 6:00-7:00pm Booksigning with Jeffrey Brown 7:00-9:00pm Guided tour $10, space is limited; booksigning free and open to the public A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Episode BFF: DARTH VADER AND FRIENDS While ruling the Galactic Empire, Lord Darth Vader aims to crush [...]

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SECOND ANNUAL QUEER COMICS EXPO

at the Cartoon Art Museum June 20-21, 2015 Included with regular museum admission This June, the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will join Pride month celebrations by holding its second annual Queer Comics Expo (QCE) on June 20th and 21st, from 11am to 5pm. The Expo encourages attendees to dress up, draw, meet queer [...]

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Cartoon Boot Camp: Creating Characters

June 22-26, 2015 Time: 11am – 1pm – Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14   A week long workshop on the process of designing a new cartoon character. The workshop will take young artists through the full process: design exploration, construction, readability and facial expression. Students will create design sketches, emotion charts, character turnarounds and then [...]

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Sparky Challenge Extended through May 31st, 2015!

Thanks to the generosity of The Charles M. and Jean Schulz Grant, the Cartoon Art Museum’s $30,000 Sparky Challenge (which takes its moniker from Charles Schulz’s nickname) has been extended for two more months.  Contributions made to CAM between now and May 31, 2015, will be matched; up to $20,000 at a $1 to $2 [...]

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JUNE CARTOONIST IN RESIDENCE: DUSTIN GARCIA

Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Dustin Garcia on Saturday, June, 6th, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program.  Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Dustin, and to view and discuss his [...]

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CARTOON ART MUSEUM’S THIRD THURSDAY PRESENTS: Outer Space

Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public On Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm, we invite visitors to come and explore outer space.  In conjunction with our exhibit of Jeffrey Brown’s Darth Vader and Friends cartoons, we will be celebrating all things outer space. Enjoy beverages and out of this world [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour: Dr. Seuss

Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 11am to 12pm Included with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum    The Cartoon Art Museum continues is monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 from 11am to 12pm. This children’s reading program will take place one Sunday every month at the Cartoon Art Museum. May’s Storytime hour will celebrate the classic [...]

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Darth Vader and Friends

  Exhibition extended through September 12, 2015 A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Episode BFF: DARTH VADER AND FRIENDS While ruling the Galactic Empire, Lord Darth Vader aims to crush the Rebel Alliance with a little help from his friends. His twin children, Luke and Leia, have other plans and powerful [...]

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The San Francisco Comics Fest presents Mangaka: The Fast and Furious Game of Drawing Comics

  Sunday, May 3rd, 2015   Noon-3:00pm   Free demo in Lobby   “This fantastic new game combines the frantic drawing of Pictionary with the creative storytelling of Once Upon a Time…It has one of the most important qualities a game can have: it’s just fun.”—Gregory Marques, Professional Game Designer “Oh my gosh, it was [...]

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Cartoon Art Museum to Celebrate 30 Years with Mini-Comics Challenge

Saturday, May 9, 2015 The Cartoon Art Museum is joining forces with the newly announced SF Comics Fest and local creators Ellis Kim and Nathan Vargas.  Together they will host a community event to encourage the public to dive into comic creation as part of the Cartoon Art Museum’s 30th anniversary celebrations this year.  Our goal will be [...]

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The San Francisco Comics Fest presents A Celebration of Underground Comix

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7pm-9pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum is honored to celebrate the contributions of underground comix with special guests Mark Bode (Cobalt-60), Paul Mavrides (The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers), Ted Richards (Dopin’ Dan), Susan Stern (Big Bitch), Ron Turner (Last Gasp Books), and more to be announced.  This event is part of the newly-formed [...]

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MAY CARTOONIST-IN-RESIDENCE: TANNER GRIEPENTROG

Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Tanner Griepentrog on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Tanner, and to view and discuss his work. This [...]

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Mangaka: The Fast and Furious Game of Drawing Comics!

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00-4:00pm   The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to host a free afternoon of comic-drawing fun with Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/22092473/mangaka-the-fast-and-furious-game-of-drawing-comic ) On April 19, 2015, from 1:00-4:00pm, the Cartoon Art Museum will host a demo of this creative fast-paced card game, the first drawing [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour: Bunnies

April 19, 2015 from 11am to 12pm The Cartoon Art Museum continues is monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, April 19th, 2015 from 11am to 12pm.  This children’s reading program will take place one Sunday every month at the Cartoon Art Museum.  This month we will celebrate springtime with Storytime: Bunnies!  We will be reading [...]

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Comics 4 Comix Thursday, May 7, 2015

The San Francisco Comics Fest presents Thursday, May 7 2015, 7:00-9:00pm General Admission $12; two for $20 if purchased in advance The Cartoon Art Museum hosts an evening of live stand-up comedy in conjunction with the San Francisco Comics Fest, a week-long city-wide celebration of comics.   This year Comics 4 Comix takes place on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Geoff Vasile

  The Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Geoff Vasile from April 11 through September 12, 2015.  The opening reception for his exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.  The reception is free and open to the public. Geoff Vasile is a cartoonist, [...]

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APRIL CARTOONIST-IN-RESIDENCE: LANCE JACKSON

Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Lance Jackson on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program.  Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Lance, and to view and discuss his work.  This event is [...]

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Parent & Child and Teen Spring Cartooning Classes

Friday, April 3rd 2015 Parent & Child Class $10/person: 11:30am – 1pm Teen Class $35/teen or $30/member: 2:30pm – 4:30pm Inspired by their exhibition of Oscar nominated films Song of the Sea and Secret of Kells, “Songs and Secrets” the Cartoon Art Museum will be hosting fun, educational, and interactive classes of the storytelling arts with their [...]

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March Sunday Storytime Hour: Peter Brown

Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 11am to 5pm Included with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum The Cartoon Art Museum continues its monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 from 11am to 12pm. March’s Storytime hour will celebrate the hilarious and heartwarming work of author and illustrator Peter Brown.  We will be reading from his books My Teacher is a [...]

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Will Eisner Week: A Celebration with Mario Hernandez, Steve Leialoha, and Trina Robbins

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4:00-5:00pm Included with Cartoon Art Museum Admission   The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates Will Eisner Week with a spirited discussion of the legendary creator’s life and artwork on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm.  San Francisco-based comic creators Mario Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Steve Leialoha (Fables), and Trina Robbins (Pretty in [...]

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MARCH CARTOONIST-IN-RESIDENCE: GABRIEL MOORE-TOPAZIO

Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Gabriel Moore-Topazio on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program.  Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Gabriel, and to view and discuss his [...]

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Third Thursday presents: Year of the Sheep

 Thursday, February 19th from 5pm to 7pm (free and open to the public) Join the Cartoon Art Museum as we celebrate the Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Sheep!  Festivities begin at 5 PM, including arts, crafts, and games for people of all ages.  Activities include the gifting of hongbao [...]

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SLINGING SATIRE: PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING MATT BORS, MARK FIORE, AND TOM TOMORROW

  Thursday, February 19, 7:00-9:00pm $5 General Admission, Free for Cartoon Art Museum members Please join the Cartoon Art Museum on Thursday, February 19, 2015 for a panel discussion and booksigning in conjunction with current exhibition Slinging Satire: Masters of Political Cartoons.  Matt Bors, Mark Fiore and Tom Tomorrow will discuss their work and the [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour: Year of the Sheep

Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 11am to 12pm Included with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum The Cartoon Art Museum continues its monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 11am to 12pm.  This children’s reading program will take place one Sunday every month at the Cartoon Art Museum.  In honor of [...]

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FEBRUARY CARTOONIST-IN-RESIDENCE: KARL DOTTER

Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm Free and open to the public The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Karl Dotter on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program.  Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Karl, and to view and discuss his [...]

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The Art of Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells

February 21 – September 12, 2015 The Cartoon Art Museum and Cartoon Saloon proudly present The Art of Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells, an exhibition featuring original and digital concept art from the studio’s two Academy Award-nominated feature films.  This behind the scenes look at Song of the Sea and The [...]

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SAVAGE DRAGON: The Art of ERIK LARSEN

Exhibition extended through September 12, 2015 The Cartoon Art Museum presents SAVAGE DRAGON: The Art of ERIK LARSEN, celebrating the 200th issue of the celebrated Image Comics series in a retrospective from February 7 to May 31, 2015.  This exhibition features more than 40 pieces personally selected by Larsen from his archives, highlighting major events [...]

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Member for a Day

Saturday, January 24, 2015 Bay Area cultural institutions are teaming up to host Member for a Day on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Members can enjoy reciprocal admission at these participating institutions: Asian Art Museum   Cartoon Art Museum   Contemporary Jewish Museum   Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco   Museum of the African Diaspora [...]

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CARTOON ART MUSEUM’S THIRD THURSDAY PRESENTS: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public In conjunction with our contemporary political cartoon exhibition Slinging Satire, the Cartoon Art Museum invites the public to join in solidarity with our fellow cartoonists, artists and those who believe in the freedom of expression. On Thursday, January 15, 2015, we invite the general public to [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour: Bedtime Stories

Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 11am to 12pm Included with paid admission to CAM (Children 6 and under are free) San Francisco, CA:  The Cartoon Art Museum continues its monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, January 18th, 2014 from 11am to 12pm. This children’s reading program will take place one Sunday every month at the [...]

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Cartoon Art Museum Pre-Holiday Sale!

25 to 40% off Tuesday, December 16th through Wednesday, December 24th, 2014   The Cartoon Art Museum is having a Pre-Holiday Sale the week before Christmas, Tuesday, December 16th through Wednesday, December 24th, 2014.  Almost everything in the store will be 25 to 40% off (some restrictions apply). Find lots of stocking stuffers including: Gumby and Pokey bendable [...]

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Holiday Parent & Child Classes

Friday, December 26th and Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 The Cartoon Art Museum is happy to offer cartooning classes that children and parents can enjoy together.  All classes include materials and admission to the museum. Parent+Child classes let kids and adults* come together for a fun, fast paced cartooning class that emphasizes collaboration and experimentation.

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The World’s Crummiest Umbrella

Home Booksigning with Alex Schumacher Saturday. December 13, 2014, 1-3pm Free and open to the public Visit with Bay Area artist Alex Schumacher as he presents and signs his latest children’s book, The World’s Crummiest Umbrella, where even the worst of gifts has the best intentions.  Schumacher will be signing his book and drawing sketches [...]

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Meet The Boxtrolls Co-Directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00-7:00 pm Free and open to the public   The Cartoon Art Museum goes behind the scenes of The Boxtrolls with co-directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00pm in a special event presented by Focus Features.  Annable and Stacchie will share art and stories behind [...]

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Drawing Demonstration with Manga Legend Katsuya Terada

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1pm-5pm Included with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum       The Cartoon Art Museum hosts legendary manga artist Katsuya Terada on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm.  This special event takes place in the Cartoon Art Museum’s galleries and is included with general museum admission.  Terada [...]

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Third Thursday with Ben Seto, creator of Skullbunnies

  Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public Join the Cartoon Art Museum for our November Third Thursday featuring our Small Press Spotlight artist Ben Seto, creator of Skullbunnies. Meet Ben and view his original artwork and other current exhibitions while enjoying a drink at the Cartoon Art Museum while enjoying [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour: Giving Thanks!

Sunday, November 16th from 11am to 12pm Included with paid admission to CAM (Children 6 and under are free) The Cartoon Art Museum continues its monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 from 11am to 12pm. This children’s reading program will take place one Sunday every month at the Cartoon Art Museum. November’s Sunday Storytime Hour: Giving Thanks! will feature the books from Shell Silverstein (The [...]

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Root Hog or Die: A Film About John Porcellino and King-Cat Comics

Documentary film screening featuring John Porcellino Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30pm $5 General Public, Free for Cartoon Art Museum Members Please join the Cartoon Art Museum for a special screening of the new comic book documentary Root Hog or Die: A Film About John Porcellino and King-Cat Comics, featuring famed indie comics [...]

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Sunday Storytime Hour: Halloween


Sunday, October 19th from 11am to 12pm 
 Included with paid admission to CAM (Children 6 and under are free) Join the Cartoon Art Museum for another monthly Sunday Storytime Hour on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 11am to 12pm. October’s Sunday Storytime Hour: Halloween will feature slightly scary books and songs with the theme [...]

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Slinging Satire: Masters of Political Cartoons

October 9, 2014 – extended thru April 12, 2015   The Cartoon Art Museum and The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists present Slinging Satire, a showcase of recent comics by today’s top political cartoonists.  Featured artists include Pulitzer Prize winners Mark Fiore, David Horsey, and Matt Wuerker; Herblock Award winners Mat Bors, Jen Sorensen, and [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Ben Seto

September 20, 2014 – extended thru March 8, 2015   The Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Ben Seto through March 8, 2015. Ben Seto created his first comic in sixth grade. inspired by The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  In 2002, he self-published his first comic series, Waterfall, through [...]

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Cartoon Art Museum’s Third Thursday presents Talk Like a Pirate

Third Thursday – Talk Like a Pirate Thursday, September 18, 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public Darn your eye patch and bring your parrot to the Cartoon Art Museum! September’s Third Thursday will be Talk Like a Pirate theme, get a pirate name, dress in pirate gear for a pic and enjoy drinks at [...]

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