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Stage Listings: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 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....

Stage Listings: Oct. 1-6, 2014

October 1, 2014
THEATEROPENINGAbsolutely Fabulous Stage Werx, 446 Valencia, SF; www.eventbrite.com/e/absolutely-fabulous-abfab-tickets-12641718721. $15-35. Opens Thu/2, 8pm. Runs Thu, 8pm; Fri, 11pm. Through Dec 12. The hit British sitcom...

Privacy, identity, and Facebook

September 23, 2014
 By Nadia Kayyali OPINION People are disappearing. At least, that's how it feels on Facebook. Since the suspension of drag queen and activist Sister...

Ellis Act evictor immortalized on a condom at Folsom Street Fair

Now you can don rubbers against evictions.Activists engaged in eviction "protection" of a different sort this Sunday at the Folsom Street Fair, as they...

Rep Clock: Sep 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/17-Tue/23 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Polly’s sexual (r)evolution

SEX ISSUE The queen of Kinky Salon pens a raw and revealing new memoir

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.  

Party Radar: Whip it good at Folsom Week parties

September 16, 2014
Folsom Street Fair is coming hard upon us -- don't be left hanging upside down without a solid party plan. The following picks will...

Viracocha is legit! Here are five things from the past five years that we wish we could’ve written about

September 12, 2014
As you may have heard by now, Viracocha — everyone's favorite Never-Never Land of a music venue/spoken word performance space/speakeasy/antiques store/beautiful place to stop...

Theater Listings: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 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....

Catching up with burlesque star and fashion icon Dita Von Teese

September 8, 2014
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...

This Week’s Picks: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 3  WestWave Dance Festival In its 23rd year, the WestWave Dance Festival, now under the auspices of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, has come...

Hot tickets

FALL ARTS 2014 Film season unspools at a theater (or a park or museum) near you

Theater Listings:August 13 – 19, 2014

August 12, 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....

Theater Listings:August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 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....

Music Listings Aug 20 – Aug 26, 2014

July 9, 2014
WEDNESDAY 20ROCKDNA Lounge: 375 11th St., San Francisco. The Spiritual Bat, Crimson Scarlet, Headless Lizzy & Her Icebox Pussy, Roadside Memorial, 8:30pm, $8-$10.Elbo Room:...

Theater Listings: July 9 – 15, 2014

July 8, 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....

Guardian Intelligence: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 2014
GET SMOKEYThe 77th season of the always free, always packed Stern Grove Festival kicks off this Sunday, June 22 with an afternoon of hits...

Stage Listings: June 11-17, 2014

June 10, 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....

This Week’s Picks: May 28 – June 3, 2014

May 20, 2014
WEDNESDAY 21 Brody Dalle There is a serious deficit of female fierceness in punk rock at the moment. The music industry as a whole is...

Theater Listings: May 7 – 13, 2014

May 6, 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....

This Week’s Picks: April 30 – May 6, 2014

April 29, 2014
May the fourth be with youTHURSDAY 1 Carletta Sue Kay Randy Walker has been active in the San Francisco music scene for over 15 years,...

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...

Hunky Jesus, Foxy Mary, and Easter bonnets to make your eggs spin

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence held their 35th anniversary Easter party — an "Emerald Jubilee" — at Golden Gate Park's Hellman Hollow on Sunday....