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This Week’s Picks: April 23 – 29, 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 what sounds like a children's choir on opener "Haircuts, Uniforms"...

This Week’s Picks: April 16 – 22, 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 Friends of the San Francisco Public Library are hosting one...

This Week’s Picks: April 9 – 15, 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 tour. Haim, an LA-based rock band, consists of three sisters...

This Week’s Picks: April 2 – 8, 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 safe to say that the dialogue between newcomers and longtime...

This Week’s Picks: March 26 – April 1, 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 their musical style and sound to lyrical content and artwork....

This Week’s Picks: March 19 – 25, 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 femaleness, to hilarious cringe-worthy anecdotes about sexuality and body image,...

This Week’s Picks: March 12 -18, 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 funny. Honestly, how often do you see a comedy with...

This Week’s Picks: March 5 -11, 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 is nearly as mighty as the predators themselves. Expand your...

This Week’s Picks: February 26 – March 4, 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 and Onlys aren't going anywhere. Keeping the SF garage rock...

This Week’s Picks: February 19 – 25, 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 know what Kim Kardashian ate for breakfast?" That year, The...

This Week’s Picks: February 12 – 18, 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 apart Sarah Christianson's home state. "Almost every local person I...

This Week’s Picks: February 5 – 11, 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 life — food, drugs, and women — to construct poetically...

This Week’s Picks: January 29 – February 4, 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 months, simultaneously announcing the record and frontman Daniel Blumberg's departure...

This Week’s Picks: January 22 – 28, 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 blues-infused and swampy sounding rock n' roll, earning themthe admiration...

This Week’s Picks: January 15 – 21, 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 Technicolor-red carpet treatment in this series co-presented with the San...

This Week’s Picks: January 8 – 14, 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? It's a conundrum as relevant today as it was in...

Our Weekly Picks: Jan. 1-6, 2014

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 characters — aside from Mickey Rooney's, ah, regrettable Mr. Yunioshi,...

This Week’s Picks: December 25 – 31, 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 will have ripped through their Santa harvest and be climbing...

This Week’s Picks: December 18 – 24, 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 hankering for a break from fizzy, fuzzy holiday clatter —...

This Week’s Picks: December 11 – 17, 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: Club Bassy, which "only played vinyl from the 40s, 50s,...

This Week’s Picks: December 4 – 10, 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 nods from the same voting body, in the form of...

This Week’s Picks: November 27 – December 3, 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 Charles M. Schulz. Sing along with "Chuck," Peppermint Patty, Lucy,...

This Week’s Picks: November 20 – 26, 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 a popular literary work to destroy in whichever filthy ways...

This Week’s Picks: November 13 – 19, 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 Italian Cinema" write-up elsewhere in Selector), but the Chinese American...