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Calendar, Night&Day Unsettling

Unsettling

Dance Brigade is calling its latest show, Hemorrhage, "A dance installation at the intersection of new San Francisco and world politics." Through the eyes of artistic director Krissy Keefer, and her all-female cast, we examine issues of racism, gender…
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News, The Snitch Park Popular for Bike Polo, Drunks Is Feds' Reason to Shut Down Latest Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Park Popular for Bike Polo, Drunks Is Feds' Reason to Shut Down Latest Medical Marijuana Dispensary

As playgrounds go, Jose Coronado on 21st between Folsom and Shotwell streets is something of an outlier: the asphalt tennis and basketball courts are routinely re-purposed by players of bicycle polo. But other than filling that niche, the park appears…
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News, Sucka Free City Proximity of Sunset District Pot Club to School Sparks Outrage

Proximity of Sunset District Pot Club to School Sparks Outrage

Supervisor Carmen Chu's most memorable moment in politics was when she was appointed to replace the disgraced Ed Jew — or it was, until the Sunset District representative took on the issue of medical cannabis. For more than a year…
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News, The Snitch Pot Dispensary in the Sunset Galls School District. In the Mission, Not So Much.

Pot Dispensary in the Sunset Galls School District. In the Mission, Not So Much.

Kids these days have plenty to worry about, not the least of which is the threat posed by medical cannabis. Recent studies show more high schoolers in America use pot than smoke cigarettes, and San Francisco public school officials are…
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Calendar, Night&Day If It’s Too Loud ...

If It’s Too Loud ...

Probably the last place you want to be on Saturday morning with a hangover, the International Taiko Festival is still worth rousing yourself from bed and downing a couple Bloody Marys for. The tribute to thunderous Japanese drumming presented by…
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News, Sucka Free City

Election Leftovers

Well before midnight on Nov. 7, Nancy Pelosi knew she would ascend to the nosebleed perch of House Speaker come January. Meanwhile, Krissy Keefer, her vanquished Green Party challenger, faced the question that every Election Day loser must confront: Do…
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Calendar, Night&Day Big Is Better

Big Is Better

For many little girls (and probably boys) fantasies of being a ballerina are practically a rite of passage. But for big girls, that dream must seem like an impossibility. Stringent size and weight expectations are par for the course: Dancers…
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News, Matt Smith Age of Bile

Age of Bile

Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. -- Shakespeare, Hamlet I just checked my New Times/SF Weekly copy of Roget's Complete Columny, and it says opinion writers just returning from two-week "vacations"…
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Culture, Dance Dance Without Nets

Dance Without Nets

Back in the '80s, Terry Sendgraff, an early practitioner of the dance form known as aerial choreography, submitted a press release to be listed in the Chronicle's Datebook. They didn't list it. "When I called I was told, 'That's not…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Glass Slipper Sister

If Cinderella had known what her future held, she might have just stayed indoors with her wicked stepfamily. Not that she wouldn't have had fun in the Khadra International Dance Theater's version of her story, Appalachian Cinderella. Instead of waltzing…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Radical Retread

The utopian ideal of street theater lives on with In the Street, an annual June festival of free, in-your-face performances staged with the Tenderloin as its ragtag backdrop. But as organizers the Art and Revolution Convergence Collective know, there's just…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Brady Street Redux? The Brady Street Dance Center, widely acknowledged as San Francisco's liveliest venue for low-budget dance performance, has lain relatively dormant since a bitter dispute erupted this spring among its principals. Now comes news that the venue's lease…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Trouble at the Brady Street Dance Center A bitter dispute among the principals of the Brady Street Dance Center threatens to destroy what in just three years has become the city's most inviting venue for dance. In 1996, the center,…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Learning to Fly Cinderella: A Tale of Survival. Choreography by Krissy Keefer. Text by Toni Press. Performed by the Dance Brigade with live music by Ferron at the Alice Arts Center, 1428 Alice (at 14th Street), Oakland, Dec. 12-14. Call…
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