Halloween is the kind of big holiday that demands celebration. As such, it seems only fitting that the city is gearing up to celebrate All Hollow's Eve early this year. Since it's on a Thursday, that means you have pretty much from now 'til then (and a little beyond) to don a costume and party. To g ... More >>
Michelle Locke/Palate PressUrban Legend Cellars is one of more than 20 wineries that make wine in OaklandEast Bay Vintners' Alliance 6th Annual Urban Wine Xperience Where: Jack London Pavilion, 1 Broadway, Oakland When: Saturday, Aug. 6, 2-5 p.m. Cost: $40 A lot of wine is consumed in San Fr ... More >>
DookieThree of my sons have reached the age where they've begun exhibiting the symptoms of chronic privy mouth. Shakespeare relished a good poop quip every now and then (see Henry V). Ditto for Marquis de Sade and Geoffrey Chaucer. Graffiti from the buried Roman city of Pompeii featured humor ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Hi Infidelity by REO Speedwagon. Huh?: If you were getting high thirty years ago, you did so to this record whether you remember it or not. Behind the buzz: Formed in 1967 as a cover band by students at the University of Illinois in Champaign, REO S-Wagon was y ... More >>
Dukey Treats (Heads Up)
The Marathon of Shame (Zero Friends/Gurp City)
A warm fuzzy art space
"Northwest Passage" brings Norway's finest jazz and electronica pioneers to town. SF Jazz brings you the best of Brazil.
The Star Chamber
"Real People" is a breath of fresh air at the Oxygen Bar; Ghostface Killah proves he's Wu Tang's No. One.
City of Angles
Other Minds' Eyes & Ears film festival
Postmodern genre-busters Japonize Elephants stir up a theatrical gumbo
A Pulitzer surprise notwithstanding, Other Minds continues its noncommercial quest to make the world safe for weird music
An Exit Theatre festival pays tribute to the classic prima donnas of song
Animal memoirs, royal vocalists, and intestinal fortitude
The revolution will not be televised, or broadcast, or even relayed via smoke signals.
Amy X Neuburg & Men; Emeryville Taiko
Notable upcoming shows
Doc Watson, "21st Century Stripper Sinema," Botanica, and Super Furry Animals