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Theater Listings: May 21 – 27, 2014

May 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....

Thick as blood: Sibling duo Broods are the next kiwis on the rise

May 15, 2014
“Kiwis tend to hold back and be too humble. They don’t want to be over-confident, but I think people are starting to...

Tune in to Alternative Ink, the Guardian’s radio show LISTEN NOW

May 9, 2014
Greetings, Guardianistas, we’re making the leap from your eyeballs to your earholes with Alternative Ink, our new radio show on BFF.fm, San Francisco’s best...

This Week’s Picks: May 7 – 13, 2014

May 6, 2014
WEDNESDAY 7  Science Talk: "The Mysteries of Sleep" Wonderfest, "the Bay Area Beacon of Science," is a nonprofit that has been organizing fun, funky...

This Week’s Picks: April 30 – May 6, 2014

April 29, 2014
May the fourth be with youTHURSDAY 1 Carletta Sue Kay Randy Walker has been active in the San Francisco music scene for over 15 years,...

Law students denounce Napolitano commencement speech

University of California President Janet Napolitano deported thousands of undocumented citizens in her time as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Now, UC Hastings...

Based on Earth

Thinking ahead to 2050, voyaging solo across the Pacific, celebrating earth Day ... Our new environmental column looks at how we're living within the natural world

Mozart meets Method Man

Ensemble Mik Nawooj marries classical music with classic hip-hop — and enjoys the ruffled feathers

Sweet, psyched-out, and dirty

Oakland's violin-wielding Everyone Is Dirty on the band's first full-length. Plus: Wicked Mercies and The She's

All (really, all) are welcome

April 1, 2014

Composer Mark Growden finds his calling with the Calling All Choir

Rep Clock: March 26 – April 1, 2014

March 25, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/26-Tue/1 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

On the Rise: Friction Quartet

Post-classical determination

Uber adjusts insurance policy in wake of fatal collision

Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares," have operated in legal limbo regarding their insurance since their creation. This came to a head...

Dispatches from SXSW: Day 2 – Fader Fort, Future Islands, and Waiting in Lines

March 14, 2014
I’m pretty sure the Fader Fort is where I want to spend the rest of my youth and possibly my life. This makeshift village...

Democratic party rejects bid to make waterfront development more democratic (UPDATED)

March 13, 2014
Note: This story has been updated (see below).The governing body of the San Francisco Democratic Party voted Wed/12 to oppose a controversial June ballot...

This Week’s Picks: March 12 -18, 2014

March 11, 2014
WEDNESDAY 12Freddie Rainbow Presents "Gender Night" It's no secret that comedy is a male-dominated business. For years, there's been this stereotype that women aren't...

Three upcoming events on housing in San Francisco

March 6, 2014
There are a few upcoming opportunities to have your say in the ongoing dialogue about the San Francisco tenants’ struggle as long-term renters grapple...

I watched Rebelution next to Dusty Baker

February 27, 2014
“Put in this story that you watched Rebelution next to Dusty Baker,” said Dusty Baker. As I stood against the railing on the upper...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week (Noise Pop edition)

February 24, 2014
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the festivals of San Francisco. Or something like that. SF Beer Week is over, dear readers, but...

Goldies 2014 Music: The Seshen

Call it what you will — the fresh, soulful sound of The Seshen demands to be heard

Locals Only: Shareef Ali

February 18, 2014
Is there anything more punk-rock, truly, than baring your soul in the form of a song? That's what came to mind the first time...

Promo: Win tickets to see DJ Qbert at Mezzanine!

February 12, 2014
DJ Qbert is back (check out last week’s cover story on the Bay Area turntablist here), he's brought friends with him, and there's no...

Crappies awards rain on tech award show’s parade

The Crunchies are a San Francisco-based dog and pony show for the tech industry, hosted by technology business news site Tech Crunch. But amid...

Sugar fix

A resolution to place a sugary beverage tax on the November ballot was introduced at the Feb. 4 Board of Supervisors meeting.The two-cents-per-ounce tax...