Back in July, we reported a brief story about Parks Code 7.08(d), an obscure rule that "dictates public assembly areas" for the city's parks. According to the law, which was established in 1981, demonstrations were prohibited in spaces outside those areas when a permitted event -- like a Ringling Br ... More >>
A few weeks ago we wrote about a group of animal rights activists that filed a lawsuit against the city claiming the Parks Code is unconstitutional ("Free Speech: Activists Challenge Parks Code's Protest Rules"). They were seeking to protest a Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey circus in Union Squ ... More >>
Now, this is all for the best of causes...People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has worked out an unspoken deal with society. They parade around comely young women wearing next to nothing. And we pay attention to the spectacle and take in PETA's accompanying message. Yes, that was PETA lend ... More >>
At least on DVD. But thanks to all the pirated discs, the iconic Vietnamese- language variety show might be facing its final curtain.
Over the weekend, Scott Linehan, the 49ers' preferred choice to coordinate the team's once-proud (read: Not so proud anymore) offense surprised the team by offering the thanks-but-no-thanks. Turning down the job was an eyebrow-raiser -- but not so much as the excuse he offered: "The timing isn't rig ... More >>
In the era of the sex-minded circus, AcroSports' production is just a playful tease
The circus rolls into town, awakening the inner child in all of us
Nothing you really wanted to know about Scott Peterson's paramour, presented tediously, for just $20
New Pickle Circus skips the animal acts and the nouveau
A seven-person circus troupe puts on a dazzling, surprisingly coherent show
Classic merriment in Oakland
What to do, all summer long
Love on the rails, adolescent surrealism, and the resurrection of the original Joe Jackson Band
A circus clown who studied with Camille Paglia. Is it any wonder Sara Moore's fucked up?
Life with Bozo, in the company of professional eccentric Sara Moore
Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center
This high-priced circus/cabaret/dinner show is overblown but entertaining
A little levity can soothe tragic times, and San Francisco's Clown Conservatory has a new generation of entertainers eager to provide it
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Once, she partied with the Rolling Stones. Now, shunned by family and sued by friends, aging eccentric Arden Van Upp has retreated to her mansion.