Hipster Mission deli Wise Sons just opened a second brick-and-mortar outpost at the Contemporary Jewish Museum today, serving up a full menu of sandwiches, salads, sides, and matzo ball soup to museum-goers and downtown visitors. We went over to check it out about an hour ago -- things were a bit sl ... More >>
Bored, broke, and nothing to do? Think again. Most museums in San Francisco offer regular free days. (Some are free all the time.) Here's your official guide to the best and cheapest exhibitions coming up this month and next.
Sarah KermenskyIt's a Dead Man's Party, Who Could Ask for Food? We had no idea what to expect with this weekend's dead-artist dinner party at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Would it be a goofy farce, or dreary and over-serious? Would it be participatory, or would we be merely spectators? And ... More >>
Hanna QuevedoThis Saturday marks the 13th annual Black X-Mass with Karla LaVey at the Elbo Room.Can't stand another minute of the eye-drooping boredom of this whole holiday family time thing? Or are you stuck in town due to circumstances beyond your control? Either way, to fix the problem, here's ... More >>
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Does anyone else feel like 2010 has been particularly flush with big-name indie-rock bands getting back together? Pavement and Guided By Voices aside, another seminal outfit reassembling for a tour this year is Cap'n Jazz, a midwestern group that helped establish emo back in the early '90s. ... More >>
Sarah SmallKitka performs Sunday at the Jewish Music FestivalTo celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Bay Area's Jewish Music Festival has lined up a wide-ranging set of performances that illustrate the striking diversity of voices in contemporary Jewish-identified art. From the a capella beauty of ... More >>
Fans of Harvey Pekar--author of the comic series American Splendor and subject of the biopic of the same name--will be in town tomorrow night. The Contemporary Jewish Museum is hosting a conversation between Pekar and filmmaker/writer Etgar Keret from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A $15 entrance fee will allow ... More >>
The gauche band of lunatics known as the Westboro Baptist Church say they'll be gracing our fair city with a visit next week, making the rounds to several prominent centers of Jewish culture to spread their anti-gay, anti-Semitic, and often anti-grammatical gospel to anyone with ears to hear.We find ... More >>
By this point you're probably exhausted from all those hours of ripping shiny wrapping paper off lackluster presents and regaling relatives with stories of your wacky life in the big city. And like us, you're probably hurting for cash a bit in this last week of the month after spending all your hard ... More >>
daysies/FlickrThe Sprinklesmobile is gone, but a brick-and-mortar shop is planned for S.F.We're guessing the Sprinklesmobile has made its long, straight trip down Interstate 5 by now, and is all tucked up amid the incandescent warmth of Beverly Hills. The Southern California-based mobile cupc ... More >>
Local pop culture critic Greil Marcus hits the Contemporary Jewish Museum on Thursday at 7 p.m. to discuss the general idea of the identity of "American music." The author/columnist will be in conversation with Josh Kun, who co-curated the museum's current Jews on Vinyl , meaning you can check out s ... More >>
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