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Nightlife's spring has sprung: Sunset season opener, Hard French's return, star-studly Soiree, Dick Slap life, Worldly sounds, more parties

Read don’t tweet: 83rd California Book Awards nominees announced

March 31, 2014
The Commonwealth Club announced the nominees in six categories for its definitive Califonia Book Awards today -- and as usual it's full of stuff...

Late entries: !!!, Janet Mock, DJ Shadow, Joey Negro, Kadet Kuhne, more

March 28, 2014
Sometimes we get word of cool things after press time, things you should totally go to. Here are some. FRIDAY 28>>JANET MOCK -- author,...

‘Venus in Fur’ electrifies at A.C.T.

March 27, 2014
Good lord, this play is hot, hot, hot. Rave reviews of its run in New York last year -- mostly heralding the rise of...

Hills are alive

Sing your heart out at Musical Mondays. Plus: TT the Artist, Sweater Funk, DJ Harvey, Mr. Oizo, Lex 17, more nightlife 

Late entries: Juan Atkins, Mykki Blanco, Corn Dog Day, more

March 21, 2014
Sometimes we get word of cool things after press time, things you should totally go to. Here are some. FRIDAY>>Juan Atkins is basically the...

On the Rise: Avalon Emerson

A playful combination of house and techno, preferably listened to on a big club sound system

On the Rise: Friction Quartet

Post-classical determination

Hot dog

Packin' that daytime drinking in. Plus: MK, Marco Carola, Dance Mania, Soul Clap, more parties

Momofuku crack for Pi Day? Geometrelicious.

March 13, 2014
Drop that protractor and grab a fork -- tomorrow is Pi Day (3/14, heh). And for a mere $3.14, you can get a slice...

All disquiet

A new look at a 20-year-old nightlife masterpiece. Plus: Martyn, Modular, Mighty Real, Rita Moreno, Portable aka Bodycode, more parties

Bar none

SUPER EGO: What the holy highballs is happening to our bar scene? Plus: Pound Puppy, Jay Tripwire, Drink, Barem, Voices from the Lake, more nightlife

In the cut

Poet Randall Mann's breakthrough 'Straight Razor' slices into gay life now

RIP Josh Ezelle, SF house pioneer

February 28, 2014
Horrible news this morning -- pioneering house DJ Josh Ezelle died last night in a motorcycle crash in Thailand. He was 42.Ezelle, aka DJ...

Nite Trax: Esta Noche to close, adios Esta Noche

February 26, 2014
Not even a guest starring role on Looking could save beloved Latino-oriented gay dive Esta Noche, alas! According to Eater SF, the Mission favorite...

Doin’ it in the dark

Seattle's notorious amateur porn festival comes to SF. Plus: Digital Mystikz, Afrika Bambaataa, Danny Tenaglia, Riot Grr, more nightlife

Goldies 2014 Visual Art: Michelle Ramin

Up from Etsy, and beyond the masks we paint with social media

Goldies 2014 Music: DJ NEBAKANEZA

February 18, 2014

Blasting past dubstep, setting controls for the heart of the bass

Tip some back at the Barworkers Ball

February 17, 2014
Hey gorgeous bar slaves and cocktailistas! This night's for you (and your friends). The annual Mid-Winter Barworkers Ball raises a glass to all service...

Hard French Winter Ball video is bonkers

February 15, 2014
The annual Hard French Wnter Ball, in which our favorite queer retro-soul party gets gussied up and holds a prom in Santa Cruz (next...

The layout

A primo party plan: The Goldies, Slow Hands, Gilles Peterson, Disco Daddy, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, and many more

Q up

Era-defining local legend DJ Qbert scratches out his first album in 16 years, Extraterrestria

Strings of life

Kronos Quartet comes back to wow. Plus: DJ Hell, House Shoes, Rebolledo, Poolside, Nonstop Bhangra, Kele Okereke, more parties

RIP Colonel Meow

January 30, 2014
Alas, minions! Our fearless, fuzzy leader Colonel Meow has passed away. We will always remember him for championing the Cat Pack and sharing his...