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Our Weekly Picks: March 20-26, 2013

WEDNESDAY 20Mr. Marina Competition Why would you pay $50 for an hour of hosted Skyy vodka and Peronis? Why, when it's preceding what may...

Spring into arts

Guardian writers select the season's most-anticipated performances, exhibits, film events, and more

Adam Green and Binki Shapiro pair up at the Chapel

Adam Green and Binki Shapiro make an odd couple. Green is a Manhattanite and acoustic singer-songwriter whose extensive lyrical topics center around black humor,...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

This week holds big, anticipated-return shows like Local Natives at the Fox and Cody ChesnuTT at the Independent, new pairings like Adam Green and...

Balkan brass blowup

The Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal's last showcase of 2012, A Very Castle Face Christmas, CHURCHES' new release, and more

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

Call it the influence of witch house on the folk scene, or don't –  those involved would probably hate that. But it does feel...

Will John C. Reilly be the secret guest at Lavender Diamond’s Chapel show?

You know Lavender Diamond, right? The whimsical LA-based electro-folk band fronted by crystal-clear vocalist/tree fairy Becky Stark? The group plays SF's newest venue, the...

Live Shots: La Sera at the Chapel

It was nice to see that “Kickball” Katy Goodman hasn’t grown up too much since leaving the Vivian Girls. Her big smile, bubbling stage...

Our Weekly Picks: November 7-13

WEDNESDAY 7Twin Sister At times romantic and sultry but also plenty psychedelic, Twin Sister will bring its energetic, upbeat dream-pop back to San Francisco...

Music Listings

Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead or check the venue's website to confirm bookings and hours. Prices are...

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week

Kitty Pryde, Maya Jane Coles, Die Antwoord, Tilly and the Wall, La Sera – it's like a pop culture IRL explosion on the streets...

Music Listings

Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead or check the venue's website to confirm bookings and hours. Prices are...

Reborn on the Bayou

The birth of Preservation Hall West, the death of Warren Hellman, the life of Toys That Kill, more music

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

So much to talk about this week, but the biggest news of course is both Hardly Strictly Bluegrass' return – for the first time...

Haunting the hunters

HALLOWEEN 2011: Chasing local spirits with The Ghost Detectives' Guide to San Francisco

Luminous “Rothko Chapel” comes to SF Symphony

Ambient music is currently waging a sustained comeback (even the old '80s New Age label Windham Hill has been sending me emails lately!) But...

Sex & Romance

Best of the Bay

Nice apse

Going to church with Reverend Bertie Pearson and EpiscoDisco

The price of normal

THE QUEER ISSUE: Who, exactly, does gay marriage benefit?

Anchor and Hope

A brotherhood of fish at one of the more architecturally compelling restaurants in the city

Tie the same-sex knot

The Queer Issue: Get married already, why don't you? A guide to quickie queer nuptials

Holiday Listings

Holiday listings are compiled by Todd Lavoie. Listings for Wed/13-Tues/19 are below; check back each week for updated events. See Picks for information on...