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Psychic Dream Astrology: Oct 8-14, 2014

Mercury is still retrograde and there's a lunar eclipse on the 8th. Expect high intensity! It's time to change or be changed, folks.ARIESMarch 21-April 19Don't overcompensate for your intense feelings by acting defensively, Aries....

Rep Clock: Oct 8-14, 2014

Schedules are for Wed/8-Tue/14 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified."ARAB FILM FESTIVAL" Various venues in SF, Oakl, Berk,...

The Selector: Oct. 8-14, 2014

WEDNESDAY 8 King Khan and BBQ Show King Khan is perhaps best known for his work with his garage-soul-punk outfit The Shrines, a tremendously noisy and riotously fun group of talented musicians. But it is...

Drifting by

THE WEEKNIGHTER Taking it all in over cocktails at Driftwood

Find your fangs: Total Trashfest is upon us

I can already envision the sound of Shannon Shaw's voice singing Metallica's "Enter Sandman," and it's music to my ears. The James Hetfield-penned classic is the stuff of nightmares, and with "Rocktober" officially here,...

Go for Goth

'The Guest' filmmakers talk Carpenter, moody music, and finding the humor in horror

By George

A new book collects George Kuchar's shouts and murmurs

Con and on

Thrilling, stylish Highsmith adaptation 'The Two Faces of January'

The Doctorow is in

The sci-fi writer visits the Bay Area with two new works

A joyful noise

Christopher Owens embraces his country and gospel roots with sophomore solo work 'A New Testament'

Still Steppin’

Bay Area soul-funk-jazz legend Oscar Myers turns 70 — with no signs of slowing down

Treasure hunting

Our picks for the Treasure Island Music festival

Meta-boredom

A play's 'playwright' can't keep his mind focused on the subject at hand in 'The Late Wedding'

Let’s go eat

TABLEHOPPING This week's openings include Arguello, Marlowe gets a new home, Quince reveals its fresh look, and dinner launches at Wise Sons.

Big soda explodes on SF, gives $7.7 million to fight beverage tax

If the soda tax proponents brought a supersoaker to the November ballot showdown, the soda industry brought a tsunami. New campaign finance reports filed today show the soda industry gave $7.7 million dollars...

Opponents seek changes in Airbnb legislation before big hearing

The broad and diverse coalition opposing Sup. David Chiu’s legislation to legalize and regulate Airbnb and other short-term housing rental companies — which the Board of Supervisors will consider tomorrow — have boiled...

Live shots: A hot and sticky Hardly Strictly

In keeping with Hardly Strictly weekend weather of years gone by, this past weekend was the most summerlike the Bay Area's been all year. Ooo-weee, it was hot out there.While you're chugging your coconut...

Mill Valley, ‘Gone Girl,’ and TWO flicks featuring Satan: yep, must be time for new movies!

The 37th annual Mill Valley Film Festival opened last night and runs through October 12 at all the big Marin venues (Larkspur's Lark Theater, Mill Valley's Cinearts@Sequoia, and San Rafael's Smith Rafael Film Center)....

Head First: Explosive Sexual Healing hurts so … good?

I’ve got a lot of repressed issues, and I came to San Francisco to try to get them resolved. But I never imagined a possible solution to my problems would be to have some...

Social Distortion digs up its roots

Although they got their start in the fast and loud world of the southern California punk rock scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Orange County rockers Social Distortion have long embraced American...

Chuck Prophet on glam rock, his new record, and how the Castro is turning into a strip mall

Chuck Prophet's been around the San Francisco music scene long enough to make a name for himself in a few regards: He can be counted on for rock 'n' roll story-songs, for startlingly visual...

Festival-sized doses of art, food, and technology at Portland’s TBA fest

As the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) presented the 12th iteration of the Time-Based Art Festival September 11-21, two newer festivals (Feast Portland and XOXO) also peppered the Rose City with foodie events and tech...

The Aislers Set reunion welcomed with open arms, nostalgia at The Chapel

By Rebecca HuvalAfter an 11-year hiatus, dream-pop lovables The Aislers Set played to a sold-out room swooning with nostalgia at The Chapel Sunday night.Singer-songwriter AV Linton sang catchy melodies backed by a curtain of...

Bearing it all

Keith Hennessy offers a work-in-progress showing of solo 'Bear/Skin'