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Calendar, Night&Day Belle of the Ball

Belle of the Ball

For some Bay Area dwellers, this is about as religious as it gets. Carnaval San Francisco has, for the past 36 years, showcased amazing global cuisine, arts and crafts, about a million scantily-clad women, and a massive parade down…
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Arthouse Movie Listings February 19-25, 2014

Artists' Television Access. The Cinema of Narcisa Hirsch: S.F. Cinematheque showcase of short films by the Argentina-based experimental filmmaker. Wed., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. sfcinematheque.org. Other Cinema: Flix Remix: Found footage appropriations, video mash-ups, and more. Sat., Feb. 22,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Turn That Frown Upside Down

Turn That Frown Upside Down

The Purple Paoli Memorial Hoopla is a fitting tribute to the circus legend it was created to remember. Paoli Lacy was a mainstay of the Bay Area circus scene for decades, from her days performing with Everybody's Family Circus in…
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Calendar, Night&Day XX-Rated

XX-Rated

Brava Theater Center combines progressive ideals with excellent entertainment for Brava's New Year's Eve Comedy Fiesta 2013. The show brings together three brilliant women, Marga Gomez, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, and Micia Mosely for a night of "smart, joyous, feminist, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Project Runway

Project Runway

It's a surrealist art statement, a runway fashion show, a damn good cause, and a bucket of laughs all rolled into one at the Behind Closed Doors Fashionably Corpse Runway Show. The show is produced as a benefit for…
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Calendar, Night&Day Street Waltzing

Street Waltzing

The 24th Street corridor in the Mission District has changed a lot in recent years — SF Weekly just did a cover story on the neighborhood’s evolution. But two things that haven’t changed are a reverence for the area’s murals,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Do You Have a Flag?

Do You Have a Flag?

Eddie Izzard is not a comedian so much as an event. A British transvestite who fancies girls, Izzard is master of the non-sequitur — he hops from squirrels to mass murder to Stonehenge with a deftness and frivolity that few…
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Calendar, Night&Day Eve of Destruction

Eve of Destruction

Ah, the Mayan apocalypse, with its vague predictions of worldwide cataclysm and alien intervention. It seems like there is always a subset of people eager to predict the end of society as we know it, and those who sell shelters…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Needle and the Damage Done

The Needle and the Damage Done

Once upon a time, when documentaries consisted almost exclusively of “educational films,” inventors and presidents were usually the only people deemed worthy of the camera’s attention. These days, thanks to cheap gear and the fragmentation of the culture, everybody’s a…
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Film, Rep Showtimes Arthouse Movie Listings October 10-16, 2012

Arthouse Movie Listings October 10-16, 2012

Artists' Television Access. NextNow.10: An evening of improvisations, with kinetic and short video works and live music. Thu., Oct. 11, 8 p.m. $6. Beat Machine: A Chromavision fundraiser for the new documentary The Beat: The Evolution of a Movement.. Fri.,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Going Up

Going Up

Gina Yashere was working as an elevator engineer in London when she decided to take a summer off to do things she had always wanted to do. That included trying comedy. Yashere said she was naturally funny growing up, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hear, Hear

Hear, Hear

People are always acting oddly in the Mission. But have you ever spotted a group of strangers all standing silently together, listening intently to the street sounds? It’s not an uncommon sight, thanks to the 24th Street Listening Project, a…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Revolution Will Be Choreographed

The Revolution Will Be Choreographed

Despite our soft spot for the unconscious campiness of Eurovision, we had no interest in America’s broadcast talent shows. That is, until we caught Vogue Evolution on America’s Best Dance Crew -- a group of gay boys from NYC led…
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Calendar, Night&Day Little People, Big Minds

Little People, Big Minds

In the early ’90s Kevin Bacon put on a dazzling performance in Tremors, a film about mutant worms and trailer parks. As children, we played a game in which, side by side with Kevin Bacon, we would destroy the underground…
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Music, Hear This Switchboard Festival: Show Preview

Switchboard Festival: Show Preview

There are two kinds of music: classical, or "art music," and pop music. And they're fundamentally different and separate. Right? Wrong. For five years, San Francisco's Switchboard Festival has been blurring the lines between the supposedly distinct worlds of art…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lori Shantzis Exposes the Ugly Truth in Her Life Beautifully in <i> Loved By You</i>

Lori Shantzis Exposes the Ugly Truth in Her Life Beautifully in Loved By You

Lori Shantzis' ex might not recognize the bombshell cooing "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" beneath the platinum blonde wig, but transformation is the keystone of Shantzis' one-woman burlesque show. Loved by You tells the tale of a young girl who…
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Calendar, Night&Day Switching It Up

Switching It Up

There are two kinds of music: classical, or "art music," and pop music. And they're fundamentally different and separate. Right? Wrong. For five years, San Francisco's Switchboard Festival has been blurring the lines between the supposedly distinct worlds of art…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Beautiful Ugly Truth

The Beautiful Ugly Truth

Lori Shantzis' ex might not recognize the bombshell cooing “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” beneath the platinum blonde wig, but transformation is the keystone of Shantzis' one-woman burlesque show. Loved by You tells the tale of a young girl who…
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Calendar, Night&Day Controlled Chaos

Controlled Chaos

In Sticky Time, time doesn’t follow our rules. Instead of progressing linearly, it sticks – like the title suggests – and bends and coils. Scenes that seem to take place at one time really take place at another, and the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Talking Contradiction

Talking Contradiction

Nina G. grew up with a stutter. A couple of times each minute, a certain syllable will hang her up. She'll stall, repeat the same sound a few times – like the word is literally trapped – but then she'll…
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