It's winter in San Francisco, it's cold (or at least gray), and the San Francisco Ballet's 2012 season has kicked off this week with a heavy, Russian tragedy. (Save the whimsical Don Quixote for spring when spirits are lighter.) Through Friday, the War Memorial Opera House is sunk into 1820s Russia, ... More >>
Cesar Ascarrunz is the Don Quixote of mayoral candidates -- dreaming the impossible dream, valiantly stabbing at City Hall like a windmill again and again, with no chance of success. Much to the chagrin of a Mission cardboard collector who posted Ascarrunz's campaign poster on his beat-up truck, ... More >>
The state's quick budget fix of selling off public buildings is a horrible idea.
Sam PrestianniSF Chefs. Food. Wine. Event: Festival Opening Night Venue: A tent in Union Square Better Than: Watching Hell's Kitchen from the sofa Great idea: Bring together dozens of the Bay Area's top chefs, winemakers, and mixologists for a Dionysian dream date to spotlight San Fra ... More >>
The best four-plus hours, plus Jesus, round out this year's Toronto film fest.
Tear your knee, wrench your back, pirouette, and bow: dancing at the San Francisco Ballet.
Theater & Opera
Seasonal New American food in a reimagined industrial setting draws a noisy throng downtown
Isis holds metal to smarty-pants standards
Terry Gilliam returns, with no one but himself to blame
The weirdo auteur drives morbidly toward his own money shot in The Brown Bunny
The Economist asks: "Is California Back?" Contra Costa County wonders: "Were we gone?"
A Manila-folder galleon, catered edamame at camp, and a Q&A with Dr. Beer: It must be spring
Phil Matier and Willie Brown raise eyebrows by doing TV together; no cow eyes at the Exploratorium; and more!
In Shaw's genre-busting play of ideas, the world rights itself just in time
An electrifying experiment: a night of new choreography by not-yet-household names
Was Terry Gilliam the man who killed Don Quixote?
An honest, witty collection of memoirs and essays on how we derive meaning from literature
The breakbeat style of Gavin Hardkiss is back in vogue -- but he still can't get the respect he deserves
Luke Brugnara's quotable quotes about Willie Brown, his wealth, and the failings of higher education.
Twenty-five years after experimental composer and instrument builder Harry Partch died, his music and ideas have found a living legacy in the Bay Area
Don Quixote and The Gordons Created and performed by Deborah Gwinn, Jim Cave, and Mark Gordon. At the Marsh, 1062 Valencia, 826-5750.
Home(less) alone in Larry Hankin's Emmett Sez: