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This Week’s Picks: May 14 – 20, 2014

WEDNESDAY 13 KQED Presents an Evening With Ken Burns Remember slowly drifting off while watching documentaries during history class on a warm afternoon? Well, if...

Theater Listings: May 14 – 20, 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....

Marcus Books of San Francisco evicted

For months, we've been covering the story of Marcus Books, the nation’s oldest continuously operating black-owned, black-themed bookstore located in San Francisco's Fillmore District....

Open sesame

Spring is giving us more than daffodils with all kinds of new openings, from barbecue to bacon to oysters to octopus.

Swing away — Urban Putt opens today!

After a sneak peek and a couple of delays, Urban Putt finally opens at 4pm today. The high concept mini-golf course, restaurant, and bar...

BART fined $210,000 for accident killing two workers

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining Bay Area Rapid Transit $210,000 for three "willful/serious" safety violations connected to the death of...

Opa!

TABLEHOPPING: Brunch is trying to win the meal popularity contest in SF — and hey, we finally got a souvlaki joint!

Events: April 9 – 15, 2014

Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings,...

Clocktails!

Drinking from noon to midnight and back again: our guide to bars and liquor for every hour of the day

Bloodshed in Bernal Heights

The police shooting of Alejandro Nieto leaves a community in shock

Read don’t tweet: 83rd California Book Awards nominees announced

The Commonwealth Club announced the nominees in six categories for its definitive Califonia Book Awards today -- and as usual it's full of stuff...

SFPD to answer questions on fatal shooting of Alejandro Nieto

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr will be on hand this evening for a town hall meeting to discuss last week’s officer-involved shooting...

On the Rise: Astronauts, etc.

"Supermelodic pulp/arena pop"

Bleached brings the sunshine at the Rickshaw Stop

It's no question that Bleached has come into success within the past year with the release of its debut album, Ride Your Heart, on record...

Google Glass Explorer opens up on bar fight, privacy

Last week, I interviewed a Google Glass “Explorer” for an article about Glass and privacy. It wasn’t Sarah Slocum. “Explorer” is a Google term...

Events: March 5 – 11, 2014

Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings,...

In the cut

Poet Randall Mann's breakthrough 'Straight Razor' slices into gay life now

Matthew Dear presents Audion, in a shipping container of LED triangles

At this point I have no idea when this show is going to start, but it’s 9:22 and there’s another loner type rubbing the...

I watched Rebelution next to Dusty Baker

“Put in this story that you watched Rebelution next to Dusty Baker,” said Dusty Baker. As I stood against the railing on the upper...

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...

Writing in the dark

True-crime author Harold Schechter talks murder and 'The Mad Sculptor'

Live Shots: Hether Fortune gets cathartic at the Night Light

Last Friday it was Valentine’s Day, but all I saw was tears. I’ve wondered before how some musicians can sing some of their more...

Film Listings: February 19 -25, 2014

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

Events: February 19 – 25, 2014

Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings,...