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Events: April 30 – May 6, 2014

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“Street Fight” examines the politics of mobility in San Francisco

Ideology plays a bigger role in shaping San Francisco than most people realize, as we've discussed in this space before. Nowhere is that more...

Stage listings

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

It’s the year of the female water snake! Best ways to celebrate this weekend

Mystery, divination, revelation will all mark 2013 if you believe in age-old Chinese astrology. We've entered the year of the female (yin) water snake --...

On the Om Front: Play ball!

Local yoga teacher and writer Karen Macklin's new weekly column on SFBG explores yoga, meditation, and conscious living in the big city.Let’s talk about...

Nite Trax: Sisterz of the Underground re-fresh the Bay

Sometimes being a nightlife writer feels like getting stranded on Techno Dude Island. Not always cuuute. So when I got wind that the classic Sisterz...

Get Gorey

Wax those handlebars: the massive Edwardian Ball returns. Plus: DJ Toph One benefits, Laurent Garnier, the Queen is Dead, more parties

Elbo Room benefit to raise funds for fire victim

Longtime Gamescaper, Larkin Street social worker, local hip hop emcee, walking comic book encyclopedia, and all-around dear friend Robert Strawder was severely injured in an...

The Hangover: Nov. 10-12

**The sunny, indie rock jams of Ridgewood, NJ’s Real Estate cured my rainy day blues on Friday night at Slim’s. San Francisco’s unshaven, flannel-clad...

Justin Bua brings his hip-hop legends to the Bay

Justin Bua's new book Legends of Hip-Hop would look nice in your living room, but if you get a chance to snag the renowned...

Author Christopher Ryan and the socio-evolutionary reasons for non-monogamy

Love your partner and love to fool around with other people? Author Christopher Ryan says that’s perfectly natural. A psychologist and historian who insists that...

Period piece: The San Francisco prostitute march of 1917

One morning in January 1917, 300 prostitutes marched into the church of their biggest detractor, Reverend Paul J. Smith. They were ready to show...

Relax and open up (your mind) for International Fisting Day — NSFW

When queer porn stars Courtney Trouble and Jiz Lee noticed that fisting scenes were being consistently edited out of conventional pornography, they knew something...

The rodeo is coming UPDATED WITH TUFFY THE BULL SIGHTING

Perhaps it is one of the more incongruous yearly events in the city, but nonetheless the Grand National Rodeo has been taking over the...

Your Sunday meal plan: Sweet treats, Latino eats at this weekend’s food events

After the demise of the Underground Market, a bit of a streetside, downlow foodie vacuum has developed in SF. Sure, we've still got Off the...

Foreplay: Two pre-Folsom scenes

As Folsom Street Fair (Sat/24) looms over us like a leather daddy with an itchy whip paw, the city readies itself for the roughest, naughiest,...

SF’s sluttiest blogger brings the sexy circus to town

Forget clowns, acrobats, and bedazzled animals and step right up to a stage full of erotic stimulation, play, and perversion at Fleur De Lis...

Bay artists look down — on history!

Your kicky little shoes walk (or perhaps prance) over it every day. No, not fossilized dog poop -- but myriad and fascinating street-level relics...

Static at KUSF – station sold, public meeting planned

 Today the University of San Francisco (USF) announced that its radio station, KUSF, is moving to an online-only classical music format. Before its transmission...

Summer in bloom

By Sam StanderIt’s that time of year again! You know, the time when Ulysses happens. That’s right, it’s Bloomsday, the holiday commemorating James Joyce’s...

Quick Lit: April 14-April 20

Literary readings, book tours, and talks this week -- including Alice Walker, Men and Dogs, Marin Poetry Festival, "Adapting to Climate Change," and moreWednesday,...

Dolores Park Movie Night starts a fresh season of flicks

Blanket. Booze in a paper sack. Treats. Those are probably the ingredients to any adventure at Dolores Park, but wouldn't it be better if...

Radio: It’s about local, dammit

What's really wrong with talk radio isn't the imbalance between right and left - it's local vs. national, live vs. syndicated

Stage listings

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....