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Cel mates

Mill Valley Film Festival screens vintage and innovative animated features

Sound sneak preview: Ai WeiWei Alcatraz exhibition

Here’s a taste from @Large, the exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai WeiWei, which will open to the public on Alcatraz Sat/27. This...

Once you pop…

TABLEHOPPING A roundup of all kinds of cool pop-up events happening around the city.

Your official Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup is here

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...

Events: Fall fairs and festivals

Click here for our guide to fall fairs and festivals as part of this week's Fall Arts Preview issue 

Locals only: Outside Lands edition

A cheat sheet to hometown pride at the year's biggest, priciest party in the park

Theater Listings: July 9 – 15, 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....

Wax on: a journey into the new Madame Tussauds San Francisco

You probably won’t win any staring contests inside the new Madame Tussauds that opened June 26 at Fisherman’s Wharf. (Besides, I wouldn’t recommend holding...

Enter if you dare! Spirited local actors highlight Jefferson Street’s ghoulish new attraction

A new attraction is coming to Fisherman’s Wharf June 26, and it’s pretty surreal. The San Francisco Dungeon, the eighth in a series by...

Rolling along

SF Opera makes a splash with a classic American musical

Peculiar thrills

Barbie art, wicker kittens, Harry Who, and jingle bells at DocFest 13

This Week’s Picks: May 14 – 20, 2014

WEDNESDAY 13 KQED Presents an Evening With Ken Burns Remember slowly drifting off while watching documentaries during history class on a warm afternoon? Well, if...

Rep Clock: May 14 – 20, 2014

Schedules are for Wed/14-Tue/20 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Mozart meets Method Man

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

Film Listings: March 26 – April 1, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

This Week’s Picks: March 12 -18, 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...

Mann up

PFA lures Anthony Mann's crime noirs out of the shadows

…And horror for all

Metallica's Kirk Hammett melds metal and monsters for his first 'Fear FestEvil'


Driest year in California history sparks arid memories and previews the warmer world we're creating

Death and life

Archetypal tales and vibrant cinematic voices reign at the African Film Festival

Local heroes

Image Expo unleashes 'Walking Dead' secrets, intergalactic mysteries, and more comic-tastic delights

Alerts: January 8 – 14

WEDNESDAY 8Mayor Art Agnos on Warriors development Upper Noe Recreation Center, 299 Day, SF. 7:30pm, free. Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos will discuss...

Our Weekly Picks: Jan. 1-6, 2014

WEDNESDAY 1  Breakfast at Tiffany's Why does Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961) wield such enduring, iconic power? Perhaps it has something to do with the...

Theater Listings: December 11 – 17, 2013

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