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Calendar, Night&Day Tashi Delek

Tashi Delek

Phurbu T. Namgyal is a pop singer raised in India, living in Minnesota, and heavy into Tibetan music — making him an honorary San Franciscan. At Tibet Day, the annual cultural festival set up to celebrate the traditions and contemporary…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Film Showtimes for the week of September 29-October 5, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. Out Of Our Minds: New film by Melissa Auf der Maur. Sat., Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m. $6. Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie: Other Cinema: Music shorts. Sat., Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m. $6.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Chinese Spectacular

Chinese Spectacular

During last Chinese New Year, Shen Yun made headlines when people walked out of its Radio City Music Hall performance. The objection? Woven into the opulent display of classical Chinese choreography, graceful martial arts, ethnic folk dance, and acrobatics were…
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News, The Snitch Bay Area Tibetans Protest Chinese Rule on 50th Anniversary of Failed Uprising

Bay Area Tibetans Protest Chinese Rule on 50th Anniversary of Failed Uprising

Explaining their nationality puts Richmond residents Tenzin Youdon and Tenzin Wangchuk in an awkward position. Their ethnicity isn't in doubt: Both are proud Tibetans, descendants of refugees who fled the vise grip of the Chinese government half a century…
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News, The Snitch Torch Bearers Show Support for Tibet

Torch Bearers Show Support for Tibet

Sfteamtibet.org circulated a text message during the Olympic Torch relay today reading "Torch bearer at Van Ness & Chestnut just pulled out Tibetan Flag!! Had torch taken away. YAA!" I asked around to see if anyone had actually seen it…
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News, The Snitch Early Morning Olympic Torch Update

Early Morning Olympic Torch Update

Thousands of people turned out for the rally at United Nation’s Plaza last night, featuring guest speakers Richard Gere and Desmond Tutu. Chronicle columnists Matier & Ross are reporting that there will be not one, not two, but three layers…
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News, The Snitch Dalai Lama to Pelosi: Get Rid of Your Negative Attitudes

Dalai Lama to Pelosi: Get Rid of Your Negative Attitudes

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was on NPR this morning discussing China, Tibet, her meeting with the Dalai Lama and a possible US boycott of the opening ceremony of the US olympics. Check out the audio here. Pelosi's views…
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News, The Snitch Eggers NYT OpEd: Debate Over Torch Heats Up

Eggers NYT OpEd: Debate Over Torch Heats Up

Local writer and founder of 826 Valencia writing center and pirate store, Dave Eggers, had an op-ed in the New York Times on Sunday concerning the Olympic Torch's trip through SF. It's not about the crackdown on dissenting Tibetans, though.…
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News, The Snitch SF Chinese Consulate Attacked This Morning

SF Chinese Consulate Attacked This Morning

The Chronicle reports this morning that someone threw "an incendiary device" at San Francisco's Chinese Consulate earlier today. No one was injured in the incident, said Fire department Lt. Mindy Talmadge, but firefighters found that a metal door had been…
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News, The Snitch Google: Is Censorship "Evil" or Just "Evil-ish?"

Google: Is Censorship "Evil" or Just "Evil-ish?"

The Chinese government has blocked access to YouTube and Google News in order to keep citizens from accessing videos and news reports about the civil unrest in Tibet. NewScientist.com points out that the Chinese version of the search engine, Google.cn,…
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News, The Snitch Dalai Lama's Counsel 'the Oracle' in Fundraising Mode

Dalai Lama's Counsel 'the Oracle' in Fundraising Mode

SF Weekly on a masturbatory feel-good party for SF's eco-bureaucrats topped off by the Tibetan Oracle, who is as qualified to speak on the global warming phenomenon as Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell. BY MATT NOVAK The Tibetan Oracle…
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Music, Hear This Highly evolved goth rockers Current 93; OG sax addict Ornette Coleman

Highly evolved goth rockers Current 93; OG sax addict Ornette Coleman

Industrial-goth legends Current 93 are playing just two gigs in the United States this year, and both of them are going down right here. However, if you are considering attending, please do not dust off your lacy black robes and…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Place to Meditate While Shopping

The Love of Ganesha 1601A Page (at Ashbury), 621-3071 Tucked a block off bustling Haight Street, the inviting Love of Ganesha sells eye-catching and inexpensive treasures from Tibet. The owner is wonderfully kind and often offers shoppers tea and…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, November 10, 2004 The wistful looks on the faces of the dolls in Denise and Scott Davis' exhibit, "Davis & Davis: Childish Things and Small Talents," are creepy and powerful. Looking like a cross between Cindy Sherman's carefully arranged…
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News, Dog Bites

Tibetan Freedom: $15

On a Sunday night a few weeks ago, on a section of 18th Street between the Mission and the Castro, 10 people remove their shoes in the foyer of artist Karma Moffett's studio. The performance space/art gallery looks like a…
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Culture, Art Wake Up

Wake Up

In 1937, Theos Bernard, a young American lawyer and scholar, traveled to Tibet in search of wisdom and the secret teachings of Buddhism. Anointed there by lamas as the reincarnation of a Tibetan saint, he was soon initiated into the…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Monkey Business

Monkey Business

In a nation where political and religious leaders draw the line between good and the "axis of evil," it can be tough to grasp the central tenets of Buddhism: non-duality (the fundamental interconnectedness of everything), compassion (kindness toward all sentient…
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Film,

Second Time Around

Free Tibet Sarah Pirozek's rockumentary record of a 1996 benefit concert in Golden Gate Park is half musical event, half argument against the Chinese suppression of Tibet as made by monks, crusaders, and (alas) guest rock stars. The disjunction between…
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Film,

Second Time Around

Kundun and Horse Thief Martin Scorsese has allowed that his 1997 film about the early life of the Dalai Lama, Kundun, was influenced by his screening of Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang's Horse Thief, a 1987 movie shot on location in…
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