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Our picks for the Treasure Island Music festival

Festival-sized doses of art, food, and technology at Portland’s TBA fest

October 1, 2014
As the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) presented the 12th iteration of the Time-Based Art Festival September 11-21, two newer festivals (Feast Portland and...

Georgian rhapsody

'Discovering Georgian Cinema' raises the curtain on a vital national cinema

Locals only: Split Screens

September 16, 2014
There's something overwhelmingly dreamlike about Jessie Cafiero's songwriting, to the point that it makes a listener feel like they're sleepwalking: The ebbs and flows...

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...

Joel Daniel Phillips illustrates the overlooked in ‘I Am Another Yourself’

September 4, 2014
Joel Daniel Phillips draws people. He draws them with charcoal and pencil and is known for his life-sized renderings of eccentric, seemingly homeless men and...

No place like home

Saya Woolfalk culminates seven years of virtual civilization in 'ChimaTEK'

Visual reaction

FALL ARTS 2014 Upcoming exhibitions explore politics through art

Your official Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup is here

August 26, 2014
Ah, fall in San Francisco. The kids go back to school, the pumpkin beers and lattes make their first appearances, the leaves...um, mostly stay...

Not just an Animal Collective side project: Entering the Slasher House with Avery Tare

August 22, 2014
In spite of music videos that are more than vaguely reminiscent of the horror film genre — not to mention the band's name —...

This Week’s Picks: August 20 – 26, 2014

August 19, 2014
Power of pup positivityWEDNESDAY/20   100 Years After WWI: The Poll Diaries Franz Ferdinand, the band, has shaken up some summer music festivals in recent times,...

Look here instead

Bay Area Now 7 proposes other routes through dark times

Sm/Art car

With their prototype mobile artist's workstation, Studio 1, David Szlasa and Katrina Rodabaugh are off to the races

This Week’s Picks: July 30 – August 5, 2014

July 29, 2014
WEDNESDAY 30  The Budos Band If you ever hear someone say they find instrumental music boring, all you need to do is point them in...

Blurry portrait

'Llyn Foulkes One Man Band' takes on an inscrutable artist

Guardian Intelligence: July 16 – 22

July 15, 2014
HIGH ON KAWAIIThe J-POP Summit returns to Japantown Sat/19-Sun/20, unleashing a riot of Japanese pop culture. We're talking a fashion competition sponsored by frill...

A benefit series aims to keep the unique Meridian Gallery afloat

In 2001, interns at Powell Street's Meridian Gallery planned and painted a 13x48 foot mural on the wall of the SRO Hartland Hotel, a few blocks...

Theater Listings: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 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....

At the crossroads

A community is left reeling by sudden changes at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco's oldest alternative non-profit arts space.

Theater Listings: May 14 – 20, 2014

May 13, 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....

The shaman, the oracle, and the engineer

Sleep Genius bands are pushing boundaries — and proving the Bay Area underground is alive and well

No limits

Austin, Texas' Fusebox festival is 10 years young, wildly eclectic, transnational — and free!

Saving Yosemite

Long before Teddy Roosevelt and Ansel Adams swooned at the beauty of the place, ex-49er and early photographer Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) captured monumental Yosemite Valley for...

Events: March 5 – 11, 2014

March 4, 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,...