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Joyous blues

New doc spotlights the musical wanderings of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz

The Organ Master

NIGHTLIFE/SEX ISSUE Amazing organist Cameron Carpenter pipes up at SF Symphony (and Folsom Street Fair). Plus: All the best Folsom parties ever this week.  

Stream of movement

Liss Fain turns to Faulkner for 'The Imperfect is Our Paradise'

Party Radar: Whip it good at Folsom Week parties

Folsom Street Fair is coming hard upon us -- don't be left hanging upside down without a solid party plan. The following picks will help you whip your way through the lame into the...

UPDATED Drag queens plan to protest Facebook over name-change policy

UPDATE: Sister Roma just posted this to her Facebook page:  "BREAKING: FACEBOOK AGREES TO FACE-TO-FACE MEETING. DEMONSTRATION CANCELED (for now)Just got off the phone with Supervisor David Campos and representatives from Facebook. They have agreed...

On the fringe

SF Fringe Festival 2014 leads off with a couple of jokers

Rep Clock: September 10 – 16, 2014

Schedules are for Wed/10-Tue/16 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia, SF; www.atasite.org. $7-10. "ATA...

Psychic Dream Astrology: September 10 – 16, 2014

Sept. 10-16, 2014ARIESMarch 21-April 19The problem with insecurity is that it can spawn all kinds of defensive and aggressive behaviors. Even if you have innocent motives, if you're defensive it can result in an...

Theater Listings: September 10 – 16, 2014

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com.THEATEROPENINGThe Barbary Coast Revue...

Film Listings: September 10 – 16, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.OPENINGDolphin Tale 2 The heroic dolphin with the prosthetic...

The Breeders barrel on

With a slew of solo work under her belt and new full-band songs on the way, Kim Deal slows down for no one

A broad abroad

Kristin Newman on her hilarious travel memoir 'What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding'

Events: September 10 – 16, 2014

Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Selector.WEDNESDAY 10Lan Cao Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post, SF; www.milibrary.org....

Falling apart together

Siblings mend their broken relationship — if not their broken lives — in dramedy 'The Skeleton Twins'

Urban decay

A family struggles to survive in crime drama 'Metro Manila'

Jock joints

The 420 Games and weed-smoking pro athletes counter the image of lazy potheads

No place like home

Saya Woolfalk culminates seven years of virtual civilization in 'ChimaTEK'

The sound of America

Hits and history mix in 'Motown the Musical'

Rep Clock: September 3 – 9, 2014

Schedules are for Wed/3-Tue/9 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia, SF; www.atasite.org. $7-10. "OpenScreening,"...

Psychic Dream Astrology: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 3-9, 2014ARIESMarch 21-April 19You can make your vision happen, but if you don't want your success to be a flash in the pan then you need to get methodological, and fast. The stronger...

Theater Listings: September 3 – 9, 2014

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com.THEATEROPENINGCock New Conservatory Theatre...

Film Listings: September 3 – 9, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock. Due to the Labor Day holiday, theater information...

Don’t call it retro

Bart Davenport on musical thrifting, the influence of palm trees, and how he just can't quit the Bay Area

Events: September 3 – 9, 2014

Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Selector.WEDNESDAY 3"99 Poems for the 99 Percent" Booksmith, 1644...