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Events listings: Oct 8-14

WEDNESDAY 8Mylene Fernández-Pintado City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus, SF; www.citylights.com. 7pm, free. The Cuban novelist reads from A Corner of the World."Making History by Making Maps" Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518...

Film Listings: Oct 8-14, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.OPENINGAdvanced Style Many successful blogs have been turned into...

Stage Listings: Oct 8-14, 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. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com.THEATEROPENINGThe Dumbwaiter Unscripted Theatre...

Psychic Dream Astrology: Oct 8-14, 2014

Mercury is still retrograde and there's a lunar eclipse on the 8th. Expect high intensity! It's time to change or be changed, folks.ARIESMarch 21-April 19Don't overcompensate for your intense feelings by acting defensively, Aries....

Rep Clock: Oct 8-14, 2014

Schedules are for Wed/8-Tue/14 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified."ARAB FILM FESTIVAL" Various venues in SF, Oakl, Berk,...

Go for Goth

'The Guest' filmmakers talk Carpenter, moody music, and finding the humor in horror

By George

A new book collects George Kuchar's shouts and murmurs

Con and on

Thrilling, stylish Highsmith adaptation 'The Two Faces of January'

The Doctorow is in

The sci-fi writer visits the Bay Area with two new works

A joyful noise

Christopher Owens embraces his country and gospel roots with sophomore solo work 'A New Testament'

Still Steppin’

Bay Area soul-funk-jazz legend Oscar Myers turns 70 — with no signs of slowing down

Treasure hunting

Our picks for the Treasure Island Music festival

Meta-boredom

A play's 'playwright' can't keep his mind focused on the subject at hand in 'The Late Wedding'

Bearing it all

Keith Hennessy offers a work-in-progress showing of solo 'Bear/Skin'

Awesome!

SUPER EGO Awesome Tapes From Africa comes to the Bay Area -- with his awesome African cassettes. Plus more global nightlife flavor this week with Kafana Balkan and D'Marc Cantu.

Cel mates

Mill Valley Film Festival screens vintage and innovative animated features

Bridgeworthy

More Mill Valley Film Festival picks

You better recognize

Under-the-radar artists (and a misunderstood legend) get their due in Mill Valley Film Fest doc

Strictly speaking

A chat with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's booker, as San Francisco's crown jewel of free festivals gears up for its 14th year

Film Listings: Oct 1-6, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVALThe 37th annual Mill Valley Film...

Stage Listings: Oct. 1-6, 2014

THEATEROPENINGAbsolutely Fabulous Stage Werx, 446 Valencia, SF; www.eventbrite.com/e/absolutely-fabulous-abfab-tickets-12641718721. $15-35. Opens Thu/2, 8pm. Runs Thu, 8pm; Fri, 11pm. Through Dec 12. The hit British sitcom takes the stage thanks to the Royal British Comedy Theatre...

Flowers on the Rock

@Large: Ai WeiWei on Alcatraz" highlights contemporary struggles for freedom of expression

Psychic Dream Astrology: Oct 1-6, 2014

Oct. 1-7, 2014Mercury goes retrograde Oct. 4-25. Don't take it personally when miscommunications occur, and triple-check things on your end, friends.ARIESMarch 21-April 19You don't need to know how you're going to get it done,...

Rep Clock: Oct 1-6, 2014

Schedules are for Wed/1-Tue/7 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia, SF; www.atasite.org. $6. "Other...