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SF Popfest takes over Memorial Day weekend tonight
And tonight's show at Cafe du Nord features a rare appearance by one of my favorite bands to dance to ever, Still Flyin'!!! They're playing along with Sea Lions, Permanent Collection, Colleen Green, and Burnt Palms, so be sure to check it out after you ace your song and win a round at Singin' and Pingin' beforehand! Check out all the details for ... (more)
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Bay Area Man On a Mission to Supply North Korea With Wheelchairs
Despite a mountain of international sanctions and grinding poverty, North Korea's leaders have proven adept at procuring everything from the latest in digital toys to nuclear technology.
Thu May 23, 2013
Kearny Street Workshop's "Celebrate Your Body" Reimagines APA Fashion
On Friday, May 31, 2013, Kearny Street Workshop, the country's oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization, returns to SOMArts to present its annual runway show - with new twists.
Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Carnaval, Don't Forget ...
Parking meters and seven day street sweeping will be enforced citywide on the holiday.
Good Morning Mission
Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a national immigration bill to move to the full senate.
Wed May 22, 2013
Coming Soon: Pesce to the Castro, Tadich to DC, Wise Sons to SoMa, Cafe St. Jorge, and More
Some new projects to add to your radar: first, ~PESCE~ is going to be swimming downstream from its Russian Hill location to the former 2223 Market Street/Jake's on Market location in the Castro.
Contra Costa Times
Curtain Calls: Anime an influence on Town Hall's 'Measure'
Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre closes out its 2012-2013 season with a fun production of Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure." Director Chris Hayes brings a new take on the Bard's story of a local government's attempt to control its populace, who has fallen into moral decay by borrowing from the Japanese tradition of Anime.
Bender's and Self Edge, together on a t-shirt at last
If you've been to Bender's in the last decade, chances are real good Self Edge founders Kiya and Demitra were partying right next to you.
Inside Urban Putt
On Tuesday evening Steve Fox opened up the doors to the space at 1096 South Van Ness, future home of his mini golf restaurant bar, Urban Putt , and let people wander inside and look around.
Singin' and Pingin' returns to Z Space this Friday
I'd probably go to a watching-paint-dry party as long as it was held at Z Space , but dude, this party sounds even better: You've demanded it for nearly a year now! This month, SINGIN' & PINGIN' makes a triumphant return to its original venue, Z Space, the grand performing arts theater in the heart of the northeastern Mission! DJ PURPLE has gained ... (more)
Frameline37: Gay film fest ready to laugh
Michael J. Willett and Sasha Pieterse appear in Darren Stein's "G.B.F.," the closing-night feature.
Theater of War: Two Shows Take Us Through Armed Conflict, but Only One Bothers to Question the Trip
Black Watch , the penultimate show in A.C.T.'s 46th season, is being marketed as a major departure for the company.
Tue May 21, 2013
When Kevin Bacon was a San Francisco bike messenger
Our good pal Kate reminded about this gem from 1986 that stars Kevin Bacon as a hotshot stockbroker who loses it all and becomes a bicycle messenger on the mean streets of San Francisco.
Awesome Kickstarter prizes if you help kickstart the forthcoming...
The team is looking to fund the addition of sidewalk seating and San Carlos Street access to their little space, so they've started a Kickstarter campaign .
June to begin with a busy weekend
June will begin with a diverse variety of opportunities for serious listening. For those interested in talent of the future, the 28th annual Irving M. Klein String Competition will take place on June 8 and 9. I plan to write about that in greater detail in the near future, but the other concert activities of that weekend are likely to be just as ... (more)
Squatters in early California
As California advanced in the early days after the War with Mexico one particular drawback retarded its progress even though the strength and force of it depended on the causes of that same progress.
Mon May 20, 2013
Check out this absolutely sick poster for tonight's show at the Eagle starring Torche and Needles
Enter Torche, the four-pronged Floridian Riff Colossus that has steamrolled its way across the international underground.
Santa Barbara Independent
I Madonnari Street Painting Festival
Once a year is my time to visit with a good friend from San Francisco, John Danner, and to anchor myself near the steps of the old Mission.
Sat May 18, 2013
Drink of the Week: Brass Monkeys in my backyard
I had a Brass Monkey the other night at DJ Jamie Jams' Beastie Boys-themed party in the Lower Haight, and it was pretty good.
Fri May 17, 2013
Bleeding-Edge Musical Innovation, Live from CCRMA; Full Report, Monolake + Tarik Barri Live
Make no mistake. The slightly-impossible-to-pronounce acronym CCRMA, standing for the not-terribly-sexy "Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics," is one of the world's hotbeds for innovation in electronic music.