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SUPER EGO Awesome Tapes From Africa comes to the Bay Area -- with his awesome African cassettes. Plus more global nightlife flavor this week with Kafana Balkan and D'Marc Cantu.

Beat it

Fall nightlife season is heating up, with Ten Walls, Tiara Sensation, Basic Soul Unit, Hercules and Love Affair, Daniel Wang, Art Beats, and more 

Mezcal: Mexico In a Bottle fest sets high bar for mezcal lovers

September 23, 2014
When it comes to tasting mezcal, the experts have some generally accepted rules. Chief among them is that "you should never taste more than...

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...

Under fire

Mezcal braces for the fight of its 400-year life

Developers lobby hard to slash payments promised to Transbay Terminal and high-speed rail

September 8, 2014
Will the San Francisco Board of Supervisors let developers of the biggest office towers proposed for San Francisco renege on promises to help pay...

Faux sho

SUPER EGO The annual Faux Queen Pageant femmes up the drag scene. Plus: Nickodemus, LTJ Bukem, Go Bang!, Lo Down Loretta Brown, more nightlife.

Nuclear shakeup

Leaked earthquake safety document raises fresh concerns about Diablo Canyon, which activists want shut down

Music Listings Oct 1 – Oct 7, 2014

August 26, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8DANCEBeaux: 2344 Market, San Francisco. “BroMance: A Night Out for the Fellas,” 9pm, free.The Cafe: 2369 Market, San Francisco. “Sticky Wednesdays,” w/ DJ...

Fall on the floor

SUPER EGO/FALL ARTS 2014 Hushfest, Katey Red, Deviants, Soul Camp, Sunset Picnic, Bonobo -- we know where you'll be in the nightclub.

Theater Listings: August 20 – 26, 2014

August 19, 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....

Mr. Smooth

Fresh-faced Nick Monaco's fresh take on house, plus Todd Terje, DJ Sprinkles, Four Tet, more parties

Film festival organizers call for safer San Francisco streets

August 18, 2014
Editor’s Note: Aug. 19 marks the Bay Area Global Health Film Festival, hosted by the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology. The theme of this...

Scruff love

Mr. Scruff brings us six hours of love. Plus: SF Drag King Contest, Heartthrob, Odyssey, Coyu, more

Get read

SUPER EGO: Great new books on nightlife and music, plus Green Velvet, Cajmere, Fog Rugby, Friends With Benefits, MOM on Mars, more parties

Lean in

Go out already, why don't you? Magda, Glenn Jackson, Just Be, Julio Bashmore, Outpost, Made in SF, more parties

Track record

A marathon weekend with Sunset Campout and Up Your Alley Fair. Plus: J.Phlip, Braza!, Too $hort, more parties

Photo Gallery: Skaters love new SoMa West park

Chances are, you'll find Jonathan Dean at the SoMa West skatepark. Dean, 23, is a San Francisco native who spends the majority of his...

Theater Listings: July 16 – 22, 2014

July 15, 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....

Far afield

SUPER EGO A healthy lifestyle should never interfere with your nightlife schedule. Plus: Moon Boots, The Field, Tony Humphries, Summer Sundays, more parties

Party Radar: Basement Jaxx, Outpost, Clockwork, Bardot A Go Go, more

From the wild, wild, wide world of British clubbing: People are calling the video below "the worst club promo ever," but I kinda want to...

Drop a house

SUPER EGO Will Pink Saturday go the way of Halloween in the Castro? Plus: Wizard of Odd, Soundwave Festival, Bardot A Go Go, and Esta Noche's return (for one night only!)

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:...