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Alerts: Oct 8-14, 2014

WEDNESDAY 8 Supervisor/Assembly candidates offer views on city parks Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, SF. social@sfparkalliance.org. 6-8pm. Join candidates in supervisor Districts 2,4,6,8 and 10, who raised $5,000 for the Parks Alliance by the June...

Alerts: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

THURSDAY 25 The Free Speech Movement — 50 Years Later First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street, SF. 7pm, free. Join three veterans of the Free Speech Movement — Lynne Hollander Savio, Mike Smith, and Jack...

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

MASONIC MOONWALKBeck brought his endlessly funky band to the new Masonic Sept. 19 for opening night, where they ran through melancholy new tunes from this year's Moon Phase before switching gears toward his more...

Alerts: Sept 17-23, 2014

 Leather and Feathers: AIDS Emergency Fund's Annual Gala Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard, SF. 7pm, $125. For the second year, the San Francisco AIDS Emergency Fund is hosting its annual gala, Leather and Feathers, to...

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 10 – 16, 2014

COPS EVICTEDIn the wake of Urban Shield — the police training and trade show staged in Oakland last week, attracting attendees from 200 law-enforcement agencies — Mayor Jean Quan announced that it wouldn't be...

Alerts: September 3 – 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY 3 Panel: Agriculture and Journalism SF Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, SF. tinyurl.com/agriculturebeat. 6pm, $20 nonmembers, $8 members, $7 students. Cutbacks in reporting staff have decreased the amount of agriculture related journalism, yet in today's...

Guardian Intelligence: September 3 – 9, 2014

CASTRO CURTAIN CALLIf your favorite thing about seeing movies at the historic Castro Theatre is hearing the score for that Charlie Chaplin short played on the instrument that would've been used when the film...

Alerts: August 27 – September 2, 2014

THURSDAY 28 SF MIME TROUPE PERFORMANCE 855 Treat, SF. www.sfmt.org. 6:30-7:30pm, suggested donation $20. The old commie, the tech newbie, and the flag-waving beautician, all trapped on a boat. It sounds like a reality show...

Guardian Intelligence: August 27 – September 2, 2014

 REAL EARTHQUAKE SURVIVALHeavens to Betsy! An earthquake hit wine country, and the upper-middle class are dealing with spilled rivers of their favorite cabernet. While everyone scrambles to pack their earthquake survival kits, we have...

Alerts: August 20 – 26, 2014

THURSDAY 21 Forum on Keystone XL Pipeline The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, SF. 6pm, $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID). Join David Baker, energy reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle,...

Guardian Intelligence: August 20 – 26, 2014

LIVE AND LET DIENo one better to close out the cold, remote, history-filled behemoth that is Candlestick Park than Sir Paul McCartney, who played a an energetic three-hour set at the stadium Aug. 14...

Alerts: August 13 – 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY 13 Expert forum on California drought The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, SF. tinyurl.com/cwcwed13. 6pm, $20 for non-members, $12 for members, $7 for students. California manages its groundwater loosely, and that's a problem....

Guardian Intelligence: August 13 – 19, 2014

CALLING ALL BEATLEMANIACSAs Beatles lovers and Candlestick fans gear up for Sir Paul McCartney's show there Thu/14 — a performance that will serve as a farewell to the stadium, and a callback to the...

Alerts: August 6 – 12, 2014

THURSDAY 7 The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's 2014 Dinner and Gayla City College of San Francisco's Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia, SF. milkdinner.eventbrite.com. 6-9pm, $40 and up. Join the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club to...

Guardian Intelligence: August 6 – 12, 2014

GOOD VIBESJerry Day, when deadheads spanning generations congregate around the Bay Area to celebrate the legacy of SF native Jerry Garcia, should maybe start going by Jerry Week: Friday, Aug. 1 saw sold-out crowds...

Alerts: July 30 – August 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY 30 Screening: The Internet's Own Boy David Brower Center, Goldman Theater, 2150 Allston, Berk. 7pm, $10 advance/$12 door/ $5 students This film tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, whose groundbreaking work...

Guardian Intelligence: July 30 – August 5, 2014

APP MAKERS = STARVING ARTISTSYes, techies are driving rents up. Yes, techies are driving the cost of living up, too. But the next time you meet a techie, or at least, an app developer,...

Alerts: July 23 – 29, 2014

THURSDAY 24 Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin, SF. steveearly.org/book. 7-9pm, free. Drawing on his 40 years of experience as a labor reporter,...

Guardian Intelligence: July 23 – 29, 2014

J-POP ROCKEDThe annual J-Pop Summit in Japantown drew a lively crowd of anime and other Japanese pop culture treasures to Japantown last weekend (including Shin, pictured). This year's festivities included a Ramen Festival portion,...

Alerts: July 16 – 22, 2014

THURSDAY 17 Comedy and music fundraiser for David Campos El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF. davidcampossf.com/elrio. 7-9pm, $7 minimum donation requested. This is a fundraising event for California Assembly candidate David Campos, featuring comedians Yayne Abeba,...

Guardian Intelligence: July 16 – 22

HIGH ON KAWAIIThe J-POP Summit returns to Japantown Sat/19-Sun/20, unleashing a riot of Japanese pop culture. We're talking a fashion competition sponsored by frill peddlers Baby, The Stars Shine Bright (theme: "Toyland Parade"); an...

Alerts: July 9 – 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY 9 Talk on gun control Commonwealth Club SF Club Office, 595 Market, SF. 6pm, $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students. Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and...

Guardian Intelligence: July 9 – 15

LUNCH WITH RHYTHMStarting Wednesday, and running through early October, People In Plazas hosts a series of free, outdoor musical concerts during lunchtime (shows usually noon-1pm), mostly downtown but also in the Castro and other...

Guardian Intelligence: July 2 – 8, 2014

GUARDIAN ON THE MOVEThere were a couple of big changes for the Bay Guardian this week. We and our sister newspapers within San Francisco Media Company — San Francisco Examiner and SF Weekly —...