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This Week’s Picks: November 6 – 12, 2013

 Dirty squeeze.WEDNESDAY 11/6 The Big Book of Orgasms "Although not all humans can eroticize all things, humans as a species can eroticize anything." Oh? Well, why don't you take half a minute (that's all it...

The Selector: October 30-Nov. 5, 2013

WEDNESDAY 30 The Nightmare Before Christmas "Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange?" If so, (and especially if you recognize these lyrics), then come with us and you...

The Selector: October 23-29, 2013

WEDNESDAY 23 Nederlands Dans Theater With this program, Nederlands Dans Theater is sticking its neck out. For the last 33 years, the company's bone-deep identity, its very soul and the refined contemporary perspective on...

Weekly Picks: October 16 – 22, 2013

For events listings, see SFBG.comWEDNESDAY 10/16 Heavenly Bodies A few years ago, The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses — a magnificently beefy book documenting the centuries-old practice of crafting...

Weekly Picks: October 9 – 15, 2013

Huzzah!THURDAY 10/10 "Calacas: Day of the Dead" This is the first year Creativity Explored — which guides artists with developmental disabilities — has taken on Day of the Dead, and if the colorful images (depicting,...

Weekly Picks: October 2 – 8, 2013

Among the undead.WEDNESDAY 10/2 "How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse" Who hasn't thought about who they would want on their zombie apocalypse team, how they would escape the city, or where they would go if...

Weekly Picks: September 25 – October 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY 9/25 Big Book Sale Over the span of five days this last week of September, as the late summer wind whips up, kids return to academic routines, and Bay Area citizens head indoors for...

The Selector: Sept. 18-25, 2013

THURSDAY 19 "Dark Matters: The Films of William Friedkin" The Pacific Film Archive's "Dark Matters: The Films of William Friedkin" wraps up this week with a trio of movies and a pair of special...

The Selector: September 11-16, 2013

WEDNESDAY 11Jimmy Cliff At age 65, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff is experiencing perhaps one of the greatest bursts of artistic productivity in all of his five-decade-long and counting career. He's inspired countless other musicians...

The Selector: September 4 – 10, 2013

WEDNESDAY 4The Zombies When their single "Time of the Season" was released in 1968, the Zombies had already broken up and the album that featured the now-classic tune almost wasn't released. Even if that...

The Selector: August 28-September 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY 28The Troublemaker Hey, daddy-o! While other outdoor movie nights program known crowd pleasers (and hey, nothing wrong with that — who doesn't love 1980's Xanadu under the stars?), trust the Pacific Film Archive...

The Selector: August 21 – 27, 2013

God is dead?WEDNESDAY 8/21 "German Summer Films" Though the Goethe Institut's latest film series is dubbed "German Summer Films," it offers a refreshingly loose interpretation of the theme. For example, the first film, Color of...

The Selector: August 14 – 20, 2013

 WEDNESDAY 14SPF6 Long before SF became hospitable to starts-up and high tech biz, it fostered dance innovation. No one in the city boasts this continued support more so than the Garage, the place with...

The Selector: August 7 -13, 2013

WEDNESDAY 7White Fence Listen to White Fence's psych-folk track "To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley," off the spring-released full-length Cyclops Reap, and it may renew your faith in classic songwriting. Or...

The Selector: July 31 – August 6, 2013

WEDNESDAY 7/31 Sebadoh Attention fuzz pedal enthusiasts and indie rock fans alike: Lo-fi godfathers Sebadoh are coming to town! Formed as an offshoot of vocalist and guitarist Lou Barlow's band, Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh takes influences...

The Selector: July 24 – 31, 2013

Kawaii = cute.WEDNESDAY 7/24 Improvising Touch Contact improvisation as a branch of postmodern dance has few adherents like Karl Frost, who's pursued contact improv's investigation of the body as playground for art and insight with...

Our Weekly Picks: July 17 – 23, 2013

WEDNESDAY 7/17 Nerd Nite SF Did you ever watch Bill Nye (the Science Guy) as a child and think "man, I want to get that guy drunk and watch him drop knowledge live from a...

Our Weekly Picks: July 10-16, 2013

WEDNESDAY 10  Botany's Breath Even if you are a plant lover, the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park can intimate you. Taking but a few steps from the Highland to the Lowland Tropics,...

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WEDNESDAY 3 PANTyRAiD Seven years after meeting in Costa Rica, Martin Folb and Josh Mayer are still doing their thing as seductive bass collaboration PANTyRAiD, even while each has achieved solo success as the...

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WEDNESDAY 26 Dita Von Teese With a seductive and sexy nod to the past, modern pin-up and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese has been at the forefront of reviving a nearly lost art form...

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WEDNESDAY 19 Camera Obscura "If you want me to leave, then I'll go/If you want me to say, let it show/Do you want me to leave, let me know," pleads Scottish indie pop group...

Selector: June 12-17, 2013

WEDNESDAY 12The Trashies What would you get if you paired those slimy Garbage Pail Kids with primal 1960s garage rock band the Monks? It'd probably turn in to something like the Trashies. A few...

Selector: June 5-11, 2013

WEDNESDAY 5"New Filipino Cinema 2013" Fourteen out of the 16 films screening at Joel Shepard and Philbert Ortiz Dy's co-curated series are American premieres. Aside from being an impressive coup for the programmers, that...

Selector: May 29-June 4, 2013

WEDNESDAY 29John Hodgman John Hodgman has parlayed his starring role as the awkward PC in Apple Computer commercials into a multifaceted comedy career. The humorist typically portrays the authoritative know-it-all, dispensing faux expertise on...