This Week's Paper
Break the chains! From a spunky salon to a 100-year-old speakeasy, our annual salute to small business highlights local entrepeneurs who blow away the competition
The Arizona policy is awfully close to what Newsom has implemented in his own city
Amending the measure could save the state's basic services and prevent the once-vaunted California education system from falling into irreparable collapse
It's all the rage these days to blame the economy's woes on public workers, whatever the facts are, no matter who the culprit really is
Arizona law changing the political dynamics on immigration, in SF and across the country
The new California Music and Culture Association contests the crackdown on nightlife
New legislation could make it easier for people to share their cars
Arts & Culture
The Missing Link unites nomads to forge metal connections beyond scenes
Welcome to Hairy Eyeball, a bimonthly rundown of visual art
Deborah Slater Dance Theater marks 20th anniversary with world premiere
No sniffing, baby it's all snazzy
October Country brings something new to film-as-family-portrait
Do the right thing? Please Give examines the everyday agonies of liberal guilt
Another Science Fiction is brought to the page and screen by Megan Prelinger
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction hews to dogma -- and limps to a conclusion
Novella Carpenter creates an urban homestead in Farm City
D.A. Powell brings love, longing, and lyricism back to poetic life
Theatre Rhinoceros mounts Sexrev: The José Sarria Experience
Paging all druids, faeries, witches, and even Republicans Paganfest is here
Food & Drink
Waiting for love at the Wipeout Bar and Grill with a pulled-pork sandwich
No quiero Taco Bell! This Divisadero hot spot offers a breezy vibe with truly tasty takes on Mexican staples
6-8pm, free. California Historical Society, 678 Mission, SF. www.californiahistoricalsociety.org
SF Zoo Free Admission Day - Just don't dangle over the tigers. Too soon?
10am-5pm, free. SF Zoo, Sloat & 47th Ave., SF. (415) 753-7080, www.sfzoo.org
wine bars around the city, SF. www.fairtradewinenight.com
After Dark: Navigating Polynesian Art & Science - The water locked island nation has an appropriately unique take on art, music, and deconstructing our natural world, neatly displayed at this Exploratorium night session.
6-10pm, $15. Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon, SF. (415) EXP-LORE www.exploratorium.edu
Oakland Art Murmur - There's something to be said about lower rents and larger lots -- creativity is coming up in a big way in Oakland, apparent at this monthly art walk.
7-10pm, free. downtown Oakland. www.oaklandartmurmur.com
various show times through Thurs/13, $8-10 each showing. Viz Cinema, New People, 1746 Post, SF. (415) 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com
Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale - Alice Waters' adventure in public school agriculture offers its bounty up to the locavore public. Waters will be there herself, as well as Blue Bottle Coffee, and happy student tour guides.
1-2:30pm (also Sun/9), free. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 1781 Rose, Berkeley. (510) 558-1335, www.edibleschoolyard.org
2pm, $35. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness, SF. (415) 864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org
How Weird Street Faire - If you wear a costume in keeping with this year's theme, "Bollyweird", you will not only get a $5 discount on admission, but you'll look mad fly for this year's attempt at the world record for largest Bollywood dance sequence.
12-8pm, $10, $5 in costume. Howard & New Montgomery, SF. www.howweird.org
8pm, $12. Yoshi's, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 538-9200 www.yoshis.com
Raging Bull - Robert DeNiro gains over 50 pounds during the course of this movie, a Scorcese flick that details the rise and fall of a fighter.
7, 9:35pm (also Sun/9), $9. Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight, SF. (415) 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com
parade @ noon, festival @ 1pm, free. Treat & Bryant, SF. (415) 621-2665, www.cesarchavezday.org
When You're Strange - A cinematic mountain of Jim Morrison, complied by Lizard King enthusiast Tom Dicillo.
7pm (through Thurs/13), $9.75. Roxie Cinema, 3117 16th St., SF. www.roxie.com
Most Commented On
- not really - May 5, 2010
- The Civil Sidewalks Law as A Support for Sidewalk Safety - May 5, 2010
- But Arthur... - May 5, 2010
- Tom Orr not Matthew Martin - May 5, 2010
- We invite you to become an artist! - May 5, 2010
- Re: Arizona's Immigration Law - May 5, 2010
- Goldman Sachs - May 5, 2010
- I agree with CJ Roses - May 5, 2010
- Support the amdendment. - May 5, 2010
- The Civil Sidewalks Law Is the Answer to an Absurd Situation - May 4, 2010