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Japanese dreams

TABLEHOPPING Downtown workers, here's your new lunch spot. Sushi lovers, lock Pabu on your radar.

Get Baked

TABLEHOPPING A destination-worthy bakery, a butcher shop and restaurant rolled into one, and third-wave tea.

Pride on fire! 2014’s must-do Pride events

Hey gorgeous queer person (and friends)! There is way too much to do this year, as always. Don't be scared. Dive right into...

Dark/light

Day turns to nightlife with Adult., Disco Daddy, Sunset Island, Daytime Realness, more parties

Good green: Lessons from the 4th annual SF Green Film Festival

I can count on my two hands the days it’s rained in San Francisco this year. You’d have to be living in a cave...

LA siren BANKS enchants The Independent

On Wednesday night at The Independent, a sold-out crowd anxiously awaits the mysterious creature known as BANKS. Cloaked in layers of black fabric that...

Party Radar: Heidi, Silent Servant, Dr. Israel, Paradise Garage, more long weekend joys

Now that I have a strapping young nephew in the Navy, Memorial Day scares the shit out of me. Best thing for it is...

Summer fairs and festivals

MAY 24-25Carnaval San Francisco Festival: Sat/24-Sun/25, entertainment begins at 11am, free, Harrison between 16th and 24th Sts, SF. Parade: Sun/25, 9:30am, free, starts at...

SF en fuego

culture@sfbg.com ANOTHER WEEK, MORE OPENINGS! TABLEHOPPER Just when you thought you already had enough options of new places to check out, you get hit with...

Getting the Kink out

Statewide crackdown on the porn industry could drive its biggest BDSM filmmaker from San Francisco's iconic Armory

Film Listings: April 23 – 29, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Film Listings: April 16 – 22, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Aliens, haunted mirrors, photographic mysteries, and isolated islands: new movies!

It's Friday, which means only one thing: new movies R herrre! Though Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier will probably keep body-slamming all the...

Rep Clock: April 9 – 15, 2014

Schedules are for Wed/9-Tue/15 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Film Listings: April 9 – 15, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

One Lorde to rule them all: An evening at the Fox with one seriously royal 17-year-old

I woke up this morning wondering if I could pull off an orange jumpsuit. I wasn’t contemplating how I would fare in a state...

‘Venus in Fur’ electrifies at A.C.T.

Good lord, this play is hot, hot, hot. Rave reviews of its run in New York last year -- mostly heralding the rise of...

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...

On the Rise: Useless Eaters

"Angular punk"

Modern English

TABLEHOPPING Eat like royals: New openings include The Coachman, The Square (N.B. not related to Square), sweet coffee spots, and hot hot dogs.

Bar none

SUPER EGO: What the holy highballs is happening to our bar scene? Plus: Pound Puppy, Jay Tripwire, Drink, Barem, Voices from the Lake, more nightlife

Goldies 2014 Comedy: Sean Keane

Skewering the absurdities that inconvenience our daily lives

Going back to Cali

TABLEHOPPING Stoner comfort food, dishes from Guam, chorizo burgers, and piroshki — just another day in SF.

The layout

A primo party plan: The Goldies, Slow Hands, Gilles Peterson, Disco Daddy, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, and many more