4 hrs ago
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.
5 hrs ago
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)
9 hrs ago
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.
14 hrs ago
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.
David Campos is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District 9, including the Mission, Bernal Heights, St.
This $80 Rent Raiser tank is probably even worse than one that says Hipster
It's too early in the morning for my mental faculties to discern whether or not this is a joke, but according to the seller: The rent is too high.
Crowdfunding tries to grow up
Sarah Dvorak was desperate. The former retail executive had depleted her savings accounts, borrowed from family members, and secured a microloan from a local development group to launch Mission Cheese, a San Francisco cafA© that would specialize in domestic products like Minnesota-made Camembert and a silky sheep's-milk cheese from Northern ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
The Anata Project Premieres the Hush Hush Chronicles and Kittleslip at Z Space Tonight
The Anata Project dance company, founded by Bay Area resident Claudia Anata Hubiak, has announced its spring season performances featuring two new world premieres - The Hush Hush Chronicles and Kittleslip.
8th Biennial San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival-May 18-26
Locations include Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission St, San Francisco; Faithful Fools, 234 Hyde St, San Francisco; Hospitality House, 290 Turk St., San Francisco; Cal PEP, 2811 Adeline St., Oakland, St.
'Black Watch' review: War tale triumphs
Campbell becomes the focal point of riveting "Black Watch." Photo: Jessica Olthof, The Chronicle The reserved, magnetic Cammy in "Black Watch" at the Armory Community Center in S.F. Photo: Jessica Olthof, The Chronicle Stuart Martin who plays Cammy in the National Theatre of Scotland's "Black Watch" performing a scene at the Armory Community Center ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
Save Esta Noche
Last year the Board of Supervisors passed laws that can make it harder for some small businesses to afford their permitting and license fees.
We're No. 2 for biking - in the U.S.
Perhaps you recall last week's rankings from a cycling blog that found not a single U.S. city among the most bike-friendly cities in the world.