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This Week’s Picks: April 23 – 29, 2014

April 22, 2014
WEDNESDAY 23Deleted Scenes D.C.-based quartet Deleted Scenes' third long-player, Lithium Burn, continues to complicate easy categorization of their accessible art rock, deploying everything from...

This Week’s Picks: April 16 – 22, 2014

April 15, 2014
  WEDNESDAY 16Fourth Annual Spring Book Sale Got a spare couple of bucks? Stock up on a year's worth of reading! Fort Mason Center and...

This Week’s Picks: April 9 – 15, 2014

April 8, 2014
WEDNESDAY 9Haim The flower children of the 21st century will be playing at the Fillmore tonight and tomorrow night kicking off their North American...

This Week’s Picks: April 2 – 8, 2014

April 1, 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 "WTF, SF? From Goldrushers to Glassholes" Considering the sudden preponderance of fascinating panel talks concerning the state of San Francisco, it is...

This Week’s Picks: March 26 – April 1, 2014

March 25, 2014
WEDNESDAY 26Carcass For nearly 30 years now, British metal titans Carcass have been a pioneer in the grindcore and melodic death metal genres, from...

This Week’s Picks: March 19 – 25, 2014

March 18, 2014
WEDNESDAY 19Sister Spit at the Elbo Room From slam poetry exploring race and class to literary prose weaving together stories of immigration, blackness, and...

This Week’s Picks: March 12 -18, 2014

March 11, 2014
WEDNESDAY 12Freddie Rainbow Presents "Gender Night" It's no secret that comedy is a male-dominated business. For years, there's been this stereotype that women aren't...

This Week’s Picks: March 5 -11, 2014

March 4, 2014
WEDNESDAY 5 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Between Jaws (1975), Shark Week, and last year's campy hit Sharknado, pop culture's fascination with sharks...

This Week’s Picks: February 26 – March 4, 2014

February 25, 2014
WEDNESDAY 26Fresh and Onlys Yeah, Ty Segall moved to LA and Thee Oh Sees are on an indefinite hiatus, but chin up! The Fresh...

This Week’s Picks: February 19 – 25, 2014

February 18, 2014
WEDNESDAY 19 Delivery (SFIndieFest) Remember 1999, before reality TV exploded all over our pop culture consciousness? Before you found yourself wondering "Why do I...

This Week’s Picks: February 12 – 18, 2014

February 11, 2014
WEDNESDAY 12When The Landscape Is Quiet Again: North Dakota's Oil Boom In a land far, far away, the greedy hands of oilmongers are ripping...

This Week’s Picks: February 5 – 11, 2014

February 4, 2014
 WEDNESDAY/5Action Bronson Action Bronson lives life large. Imposing both physically and lyrically, the Queens native and former gourmet chef draws upon his joys in...

This Week’s Picks: January 29 – February 4, 2014

January 28, 2014
WEDNESDAY 29YuckThe year 2013 was a tumultuous one for this London indie outfit. It recorded and released its sophomore album within a matter of...

This Week’s Picks: January 22 – 28, 2014

January 21, 2014
 WEDNESDAY 22JD Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers As the wild frontman for The Legendary Shack Shakers, Col. J.D. Wilkes broughttogether a wide array of...

This Week’s Picks: January 15 – 21, 2014

January 14, 2014
Word spears to pierce the stoniest of heartsTHURSDAY 1/16 "Ravishing, Radical, and Restored: The Films of Jack Smith" Legendary underground filmmaker Jack Smith gets the...

This Week’s Picks: January 8 – 14, 2014

January 7, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8Major Barbara Should a charity that relies on donations to fund its good works be picky about the source of its cash flow?...

Our Weekly Picks: Jan. 1-6, 2014

December 31, 2013
WEDNESDAY 1  Breakfast at Tiffany's Why does Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961) wield such enduring, iconic power? Perhaps it has something to do with the...

This Week’s Picks: December 25 – 31, 2013

December 24, 2013
Spawning the "Condescending Wonka" memeWEDNESDAY 12/25Contemporary Jewish Museum Community DayFor those who don't celebrate Christmas (and for those who do, but know the kids...

This Week’s Picks: December 18 – 24, 2013

December 17, 2013
Keep the season safe from Gary Busey.WEDNESDAY 12/18 "Noir City Xmas" Fans of sultry dames, smoking guns, and sinister characters — as well as anyone...

This Week’s Picks: December 11 – 17, 2013

December 10, 2013
Make the yuletide gay!WEDNESDAY 12/11 Jagwar Ma Discussing the lead track off Howlin', Jagwar Ma's Jono Ma has described time spent in two Berlin clubs:...

This Week’s Picks: December 4 – 10, 2013

December 3, 2013
THURSDAY 12/5 Gaby Moreno This year, when Guatemalan-born Los Angeles transplant Gaby Moreno won Best New Artist at the Latin Grammys, she had already earned...

This Week’s Picks: November 27 – December 3, 2013

November 27, 2013
WEDNESDAY 11/27 Snoopy!!! Charlie Brown and friends come to life in 42nd Street Moon's holiday show, Snoopy!!!, based on the classic Peanuts comic strip by...

This Week’s Picks: November 20 – 26, 2013

November 19, 2013
Gossip! Guns! Girl power!THURSDAY 11/21 Shipwreck: The Hunger Games Edition Erotic fanfiction writing gets competitive at Booksmith's monthly literary event, Shipwreck! Six writers are given...

This Week’s Picks: November 13 – 19, 2013

November 12, 2013
WEDNESDAY 11/13 Chinese American Film Festival San Francisco has a number of film series that pluck programming from recent international runs and festivals (see "New...