Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Search for…

Narrow Search

Culture, The Exhibitionist Tales from the 2016 J-POP SUMMIT Festival: Space Toilets, Zombie Kitties, and the New Vocaloid in Town

Tales from the 2016 J-POP SUMMIT Festival: Space Toilets, Zombie Kitties, and the New Vocaloid in Town

The J-POP SUMMIT Festival is a celebration of all things related to Japanese pop culture – music, food, art, film, and many points between – and it's always my favorite weekend of the year. Held on July 23 and…
@The Exhibitionist  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Dining, SFoodie Tales of the Cocktail Looks Kindly On ABV and Smuggler's Cove

Tales of the Cocktail Looks Kindly On ABV and Smuggler's Cove

Smuggler's Cove, ABV Win at Tales of the Cocktail The Spirited Awards at New Orleans' Tales of the Cocktail yielded…
@SFoodie  Tags: , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Airbnb Plans Damage Control at DNC

Airbnb Plans Damage Control at DNC

San Francisco is well-represented at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, with Mayor Ed Lee speaking this morning and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a former city mayor, also expected to make an appearance this week. It’s normal for high-profile…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , ,
Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Weird Al Yankovic Needs to Work on His Live Shows

Live Review: Weird Al Yankovic Needs to Work on His Live Shows

I wasn't entirely sure what to expect out of Weird Al Yankovic's The Mandatory World Tour when it stopped at the City National Civic in San Jose Sunday night. Though I'm more of a casual Weird Al fan ("UHF" is…
@All Shook Down  Tags: , ,
Dining, SFoodie A Single Cocktail Eclipses Oola's Entire Menu

A Single Cocktail Eclipses Oola's Entire Menu

Located on a small stretch of Folsom, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Oola is a restaurant and bar with an unusual name, but a fairly conventional concept. With its high ceilings, exposed brick, reclaimed timber, and edgy Pop Art,…
@SFoodie  Tags: , ,
Dining, SFoodie Friday Seven: Crokune at Namu Gaji, Mortal Kombat at Buzzworks

Friday Seven: Crokune at Namu Gaji, Mortal Kombat at Buzzworks

Buzzworks Soft-Opens on 11th St., With Mortal Kombat!That was quick. The…
@SFoodie  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Culture, The Exhibitionist The Struggles of Homeless Women Vets, in <i>Low Hanging Fruit</i>

The Struggles of Homeless Women Vets, in Low Hanging Fruit

A chopper hovers over Cory's encampment, in one of Low Hanging Fruit's most moving moments. The army vet who was awarded a Purple Heart following two tours of Iraq, a sliced throat and a suicide bombing that killed 19 of…
@The Exhibitionist  Tags: , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch SF, Oakland, SJ Police Upset Over Mario Woods Day

SF, Oakland, SJ Police Upset Over Mario Woods Day

It stands to reason that San Francisco police are on the defensive right now, perhaps even a little more on edge than is normal for law enforcement. Twice this week the department has received death threats - the first, for…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , ,
News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: Anatomy of a Young Trump Voter

Millennial Problems: Anatomy of a Young Trump Voter

Now that Donald Trump is one of TWO major party candidates for president of the United States, it’s worth taking stock of his voter base — particularly the youngsters, who come November could be the difference between Melania being the…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , ,
Dining, SFoodie Thursday Eleven: Every Bay Area McDonald's Will Have Gilroy Garlic Fries as of Wednesday

Thursday Eleven: Every Bay Area McDonald's Will Have Gilroy Garlic Fries as of Wednesday

McDonald's Gilroy Garlic Fries Are Back The South Bay test run was…
@SFoodie  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Shitshow That Was the 1964 GOP Convention

Yesterday's Crimes: The Shitshow That Was the 1964 GOP Convention

The 1964 Republican National Convention was nearly a mirror image of what’s going on in Cleveland this week, but in some ways, it was so much worse. It was nearly 10 p.m. on July 14 when Nelson Rockefeller took the…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , ,
Music, All Shook Down Local DJ Baysik on Tropical Bass, Sazon Libre, and His Medical Road to Recovery

Local DJ Baysik on Tropical Bass, Sazon Libre, and His Medical Road to Recovery

While local DJ Baysik’s nickname stemmed from an aversion to school work, the young up-and-coming DJ’s approach to his music is anything but lazy. Starting his DJ career at the age of 13 in a family full of selectors, he…
@All Shook Down  Tags: , , , , , , ,
Culture, Art You Oughta Know: OMCA Tackles Gentrification

You Oughta Know: OMCA Tackles Gentrification

The Oakland Museum of California courted a little bit of controversy this spring when it mounted an exhibit about cannabis, dated public service announcements and all. But the subject matter of "Altered State: Marijuana in California" — which is as…
Tags:
Film, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 36

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 36

For its 36th year, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival brings a week and a half of delicious cinematic noshes to the Castro Theatre and beyond. Highlights include Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, a documentary about the legendary…
Tags:
News,

Tale from the Crypt: A Walk Through the Morgue

In the early hours of Saturday, May 21, staff at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital began the process of moving more than 150 patients into its newest facility — a state-of-the-art building recently constructed in the heart of the campus.…
Music, OIM Records: Breaking the Bay Area Band Exodus

OIM Records: Breaking the Bay Area Band Exodus

You've heard it before, a thousand times: The Bay Area is really expensive to live in. And rising rents have made it harder than ever to be a working musician in San Francisco, Oakland, or Berkeley — but you already…
Tags:
News, Feature Stepping Through the Screen

Stepping Through the Screen

When the door locks behind you, the count down begins. You and four other people are crammed into the confines of a jail cell. You begin to turn over furniture and shake loose the pages of books. A voice rings…
Tags:
Music, Hear This Musiq Soulchild @ Yoshi's Oakland

Musiq Soulchild @ Yoshi's Oakland

Musiq Soulchild is a neo-soul singer with a penchant for lowercase letters, conjoining words, and persuading women to be his friend. That might sound creepy, but listen to his music — or read his book, 143 - Love According to…
Tags:
Dining, Eat Eat: In Situ

Eat: In Situ

Just as big-budget disaster movies ratchet up the destruction to a planet-wide scale, kitchen ambition almost has to vault into the stratosphere to stand out. Or it does now that Corey Lee's In Situ is open on the ground floor…
Tags:
Music, Hear This Toad The Wet Sprocket @ The Fillmore

Toad The Wet Sprocket @ The Fillmore

If you were under the age of 25 and owned a TV in the '90s, then surely you know Toad The Wet Sprocket. (And if you fall in that age category and owned a TV but still don't recognize the…
Tags: