Judas Priest returned to the Sleeptrain Pavilion in Concord alongside 80s rock powerhouse Whitesnake on Friday, 7/31. Rob Halford celebrated the 35th anniversary of 1974's "Rocka Rolla" and performed "British Steel" in its entirety. Photos by Richard Haick.
This year's Harry Potter fan symposium, Azkatraz, was held in downtown San Francisco from July 15 through 21. Dozens of panels took place at the Parc55 Hotel, while the event's Quidditch match unfolded at Golden Gate Park's soccer fields. Photos by Kiala Kazebee. (Click here for more coverage.)
The Alameda County Fair wrapped up in Pleasanton over the July 18-19 weekend. Attractions included carnival rides, pig races, concerts with one-step-removed headliners like Bucky Covington and Solange Knowles and yes, snacks on a stick. Photos by Meredith Brody.
While one would assume that these big companies don't make a single move that isn't pre-approved by a focus group, the truly bizarre offerings at some of the world's most recognizable chains might suggest otherwise. From chicken that bends in a way you never thought possible to desserts you...
British pop-rock sensations Coldplay played to a sold-out Shoreline Amphitheater on Monday, July 13. Giant yellow balloons, laser light shows and fan sing-alongs made for a very lively show. Photos by Richard Haick.
Oakland art collective Big Art Studio christened its new industrial space in the American Steel building with a fundraiser dubbed "Sand by the Ton," involving 200 tons of sand, five swimming pools, three live stages, carnival performers, musicians and thousands of revelers. Photos by Tim Wagner.
Our photobooth team of Jen and Mike Cash set up shop at booth A12 at Pride over the weekend. The result? Arguably the best - and most colorful - edition of the SF Weekly photobooth to date. San Francisco, you sure are pretty. Photos by Calibree Photography.
Tired of being treated like third-class citizens, zombies of the world rose up and demanded their civil rights on the steps of San Francisco City Hall Friday night. Many a zombie supporter was in attendance as well. Photos by Hanna Quevedo.
A funk party at 111 Minna on Saturday attracted about 100 folks clamoring to snag that rarest of San Francisco cultural jewels: an authentic used Frank Chu sign. The signs, each previously hoisted around the city by Mr. 12 Galaxies himself, went for $20 a piece -- part of a fundraiser for the...