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Calendar, Night&Day We're Going to 
Need a Smaller Boat

We're Going to 
Need a Smaller Boat

One solution to the unsustainable practice of finning, in which a live shark’s fins are hacked off and the animal dumped back into the water, is a four-inch-high, Levis-clad vinyl shark named Sametan. Our diminutive hero was spawned from a…
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Dining, Eat

BOSF 2012: How to Choose a Chinatown Restaurant

San Francisco has the largest percentage of Chinese-Americans of any big city: 21.4 percent, more than double runner-up Honolulu. And we have a large, vibrant and authentic Chinatown near downtown. So it stands to reason that we have lots of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hunt for Fun, Hunt for Pun

Hunt for Fun, Hunt for Pun

The annual Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt is equally about finding the perfect team name and outfit as it is about finding hidden treasure. Last year — the Year of the Tiger — brought out teams including Irritable Growl Syndrome,…
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Music, Hear This Dirty Beaches: Show Preview

Dirty Beaches: Show Preview

Dirty Beaches are soaked in the gloriously cryptic and forlorn. This faded, '50s-indebted pop is assembled and performed by Alex Zhang Hungtai, a single soul who spends Beaches shows tinkering with loops, a guitar, a mic, and other instruments. (These…
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Calendar, Night&Day Don't Forget It, Jake

Don't Forget It, Jake

Before Wayne Wang was a famous director, he was an art-school punk who made Chan Is Missing, one of the scrappiest and greatest San Francisco films of all time. A screening of Chan would be a perfect partner for Bonnie…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pace Yourself

Pace Yourself

We see the joy of drinking sake overcome many a Bay Area alcohol- and raw-fish enthusiast, and who wouldn’t want to elevate their pursuit? Ours is a town with plenty of room for more connoisseurs of anything. We like our…
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Calendar, Night&Day We Got Your Hawaii Right Here

We Got Your Hawaii Right Here

While hopping a flight to Honolulu may be a pipe dream this year, hula doesn’t have to be. Bay Area performance troupe Hālau ’o Keikiali’i delivers a more authentic Hawaiian experience than most of the entertainment you’re likely to find…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Hawaiian Restaurant

Hukilau 5 Masonic (at Geary), 921-6242, www.dahukilau.com The Hawaiian Islands have tantalized San Franciscans ever since Union correspondent Mark Twain paid a visit in 1865, King Kalakaua repaid the favor a few years later, and Matson Lines steamships departed…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Tag Tour

Tag Tour

SAT 1/15 Surely every city dweller has a favorite piece of illegal public artwork. My husband and I, for example, treasure the legacy of one spray-paint bandit who daubed a crime scene like outline of a leprechaun-sized body at Market…
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Dining, Dish Enchanted

Okey Poke

In an attempt to get my mind off the elections (but really because I had a surfeit of frequent-flier miles that were about to expire), I took a trip to Hawaii a couple of weeks ago, and here's the thing…
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Dining, Eat

Tropical Reigns

Punahele Island Grill 2650 Judah (at 32nd Avenue), 759-8276. Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations accepted. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Parking:…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): If I were your kahuna, I'd prescribe herbs to build your immune system. I'd advise you to meditate on three images that represent your ultimate desires. I'd have you dance inside a red chalk circle while…
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