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Events listings: Oct 8-14

October 8, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8Mylene Fernández-Pintado City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus, SF; www.citylights.com. 7pm, free. The Cuban novelist reads from A Corner of the World."Making History by...

Making a splash

MOVEABLE FEAST 2014 An education on natural wines on the Parisian dining scene

Southern light

MOVEABLE FEAST 2014 Eating a path through southern Italy

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...

Under fire

Mezcal braces for the fight of its 400-year life

Events: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 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,...

Feasting on flacks

THE WEEKNIGHTER Scarfing seafood fusion and calling bluffs at Chaya.

Tenderloin upstart Book & Job aims to level the art-gallery playing field

September 9, 2014
Carson Lancaster is tired of the bullshit. He’s tired of watching the same handful of mainstream galleries hang the same artists and shun a...

Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

Fall fairs and festivals

FALL ARTS 2014 A cornucopia of outdoor and indoor fun, family-friendly events, and adult playgrounds

Wizard of brews

THE WEEKNIGHTER Finding magical fulfillment at Magnolia Dogpatch and Smokestack

Fall fairs and fests

August 26, 2014
Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Aug. 30 Pilgrim Soul Forge Harvest Fair Pilgrim Soul Forge, 101 West Tower, Alameda; www.grantsforge.com. Noon-6pm, free. Possibly the...

Contending with cars, at the polls and on vacation

STREET FIGHT San Francisco's politics of mobility devolved into a cesspit this summer. Beginning with Mayor Ed Lee's retreat on Sunday parking meters, purportedly...

Live Review: The Coup’s provocative ‘Shadowbox’ marred by sound problems

August 19, 2014
The Coup's new multimedia project Shadowbox was at least partially inspired by bandleader/MC Boots Riley's experience walking into a Theater Artaud performance as a...

Time for change

Retail Workers Bill of Rights calls for labor improvements beyond a higher minimum wage

Arguments against minimum wage increase are out of touch

EDITORIAL"Will the SF minimum wage hike kill our restaurants?" Zagat SF tweeted last week.No, Chicken Little, it won't. Not even if you tweet it.Two...

PROMO: San Francisco Street Food Festival

August 4, 2014
La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival on Saturday, August 16th, is a celebration of community, culture and entrepreneurial spirit.  Where micro-entrepreneurs and informal...

Sailing through

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Beer (and some surprising neighborhood feeling) flows freely at Southern Pacific Brewing.

Japanese dreams

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

Hungry, thirsty

TABLEHOPPING Red Dog trots into SoMa, Chino wants to party in the Mission, Dine About Town hits the streets, and Uno Dos Tacos comes patio-ready.

Citizen Agnos comes on strong for Proposition B in support of his Athenian oath

June 2, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann  (with the complete  text of Art Agnos speech  to the  May 21 dinner of San Francisco Tomorrow) When Art...

Agnos offers waterfront development history lesson during SFT speech

May 27, 2014
I am delighted to speak to the members and friends of SFT about the waterfront tonight…and a special shout out to Jane Morrison...

Neighborhood papers tell the story of SF

 By Jessica Lipsky news@sfbg.comBefore many San Francisco residents traded their newspaper subscriptions for Internet media, a dozen monthly papers covered the beat of the...

Photos: Oakland fast food workers join strike with #FastFoodGlobal movement

Last year, Bay Area fast food workers marched for higher wages. Today hundreds marched against Oakland restaurants serving Whoppers and Big Macs again, but...