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Two-fer Tuesday: New music videos from Cathedrals and The Stone Foxes

September 30, 2014
Because nothing showcases the breadth of music being made in the Bay Area better than some chilled-out electro R&B followed by a driving blues-rock...

TIFF 2014: American standouts

September 24, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment here!In high school, Hal Hartley was my first cinematic battle....

Go west

MOVEABLE FEAST 2014 Chomping through the varied eats of the Western neighborhoods.

Dave Chappelle kept me up until 5am this morning and I’m still trying to process what just happened

September 18, 2014
The first time I saw Dave Chappelle perform live was 10 years and three months ago, in a large, echo-y gymnasium at UC San...

Folsom Special: Guerrilla Queer Bar returns as leather “Pop-Up”

September 18, 2014
Picture it: the Marina, 2000, a club called Trap Door playing goofy throwback hip-hop, shirty dudes and "woo" girls playing the heter-mating game with...

Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014

September 17, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from an epic Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first installment here.Despite notable entries like George Roy Hill's defining Slap...

Jock joints

The 420 Games and weed-smoking pro athletes counter the image of lazy potheads

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
COPS EVICTEDIn the wake of Urban Shield — the police training and trade show staged in Oakland last week, attracting attendees from 200 law-enforcement...

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...


THE WEEKNIGHTER Papusas save the day (and the hangover) at Balompie Cafe.

High fly

A baseball legend comes to life in 'No No: A Dockumentary'

Guardian Intelligence: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
CASTRO CURTAIN CALLIf your favorite thing about seeing movies at the historic Castro Theatre is hearing the score for that Charlie Chaplin short played...

Once you pop…

TABLEHOPPING A roundup of all kinds of cool pop-up events happening around the city.

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...

Who will run Gleneagles Golf Course? If it’s not the city, who cares?

August 21, 2014
As we watch today’s Recreation and Park Commission meeting on extending political insider Tom Hsieh’s no-bid contract to run the once-public Gleneagles Golf Course...

Beyond the force

'Alec Guinness at 100' presents epics, capers, and delightful deceptions — but no mind tricks

This Week’s Picks: August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 2014
sockhop in a sheet-metal factoryTHURSDAY 7 Post:Ballet's Five High Most choreographers start small, slowly developing skills — and an audience for their work. In 2010...

Events: August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 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,...

Here are some things that happen when you interview hip-hop legend Biz Markie during a promotional celebrity appearance at...

July 25, 2014
Tonight's game starts at 7:05, at which point Biz Markie, the “clown prince of hip-hop,” most famous for his hit sing-songy single “Just a...

SF voters to weigh in on Beach Chalet turf war

A city project that would install artificial turf and stadium lighting at the Beach Chalet soccer fields at the west end of Golden Gate...

Foaming at the mouth

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Mad Dog is used to having stark, raving lunatics, in colorful garb, wasted there in the middle of the day. Thankfully.

Great leaps forward

Emerging choreographers present new works at SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts' SPF7

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

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:...