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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Nine: GastroMagic at Outside Lands, Foodie Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences

Wednesday Nine: GastroMagic at Outside Lands, Foodie Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences

GastroMagic Returns to Outside Lands With Big Freedia, The Electric Beethoven Acid Test, and a Roast of Hipster Chefs I may be biased cause it's my main beat,…
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Dining, SFoodie Hard Frescos blends cultures, gets you drunk

Hard Frescos blends cultures, gets you drunk

The Mexican version of Saint Patrick’s Day, Cinco De Mayo is an adopted holiday chiefly recognized by Caucasian-Americans looking for one more excuse to get drunk in the middle of the week. Hard Frescos, a new beverage concept that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Go See Some Comedy: Greg Behrendt, Emily Heller, and More

Go See Some Comedy: Greg Behrendt, Emily Heller, and More

It's the week of Thanksgiving. If you're a regular person, that means you're enjoying some time off work and cooking. Or protesting Black Friday. Hopefully, not trampling a Walmart employee to death. Holiday weeks are great weeks for comedy…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Go See Some Comedy: Chris Garcia & Mike E Winfield

Go See Some Comedy: Chris Garcia & Mike E Winfield

This week's theme is Local Boys Made Good. Get your comedy over with on a weeknight so you can free up your weekend for helping your friend move to Oakland. On Tuesday and Wednesday, go to the Punchline for…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: SF Electronic Music Festival, Rodriguez Jr., Ron Morelli and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: SF Electronic Music Festival, Rodriguez Jr., Ron Morelli and More

The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival at Kanbar Forum and Brava Theater Center, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Thurs.-Sun. Sept. 10-13. $16-$25; sfemf.org Let's just get this out of the way — this is a party column and the San Francisco Electronic…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist NightLife: The Perfect Date to Get Excited for <i>San Andreas</i>

NightLife: The Perfect Date to Get Excited for San Andreas

Every Thursday the California Academy of Sciences hosts a NightLife event where guests (21 years and older) can drink Pale Ale while petting a starfish. Last night the theme was "Giant Nightlife," so we decided to go big on…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 4 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Gerd Janson, Ceephax Acid Crew, Moodymann and More

The Top 4 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Gerd Janson, Ceephax Acid Crew, Moodymann and More

Red Bull Music Academy presents As You Like It with Optimo, Gerd Janson, Suzanne Kraft and more at Monarch, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. $20-$25; monarchsf.com Some DJs build their careers playing one type of music, and playing it…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Breach, John Digweed, Carlos Souffront and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Breach, John Digweed, Carlos Souffront and More

Lights Down Low presents Breach and Shit Robot Friday, August 8 — Mezzanine — $20 presale — 9 p.m.-3 a.m. For many, the highlight of this weekend’s festivities will be Outside Lands, the sprawling music festival now in its…
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Music, All Shook Down The Academy of Sciences' Nightlife Series Is a Worthy Club Alternative

The Academy of Sciences' Nightlife Series Is a Worthy Club Alternative

Nightlife with Icee Hot featuring Bee Mask California Academy of Sciences Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 There's just aren't enough good venues in San Francisco right now, and it's a real problem. Though club culture is currently thriving in the Bay…
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Dining, SFoodie The People Behind the Punch at Novela

The People Behind the Punch at Novela

Dillon Lockwood has always found himself behind the scenes. In high school, Lockwood built sets, furniture and assembled rigging for musical productions and upcoming plays and shows. After graduation, Lockwood moved to SF, taking on barbacking gigs at the Burritt…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Gay People Love Vodka (Infographic)

Gay People Love Vodka (Infographic)

Today, in news that both shocks and delights us, (no, it's not calming manatees again) comes an infographic from Target 10 on the eating, drinking, and nightlife habits of queers in comparison to straight men and women. Here are some…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: A Fish Come True

Video of the Day: A Fish Come True

The Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" is the Carnival of nature programming. There's just something about the big fish: It's like a festive, temporary reprieve from those societal rules developed over centuries of Catholic influence. Only it's documentaries of sharks. (Maybe…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist See Drag Queen Icons from the '20s at this Unlikely Nightlife Event

See Drag Queen Icons from the '20s at this Unlikely Nightlife Event

The Society of California Pioneers might not be the first place you envision for a hot night on the town (For us, that place would be IHOP), but we'd like you to reconsider those envisionings. Starting Sept. 20, the museum,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: S.F. Opera Opens Its 90th Season with <em>Rigoletto</em>

Video of the Day: S.F. Opera Opens Its 90th Season with Rigoletto

When Verdi's Rigoletto debuted in 1851, censors demanded changes. The libretto, based on Victor Hugo's long-banned play The King Amuses Himself, now begins with the shameless Duke of Mantua (a thinly veiled Francis I of France) and his hunchback jester,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: The Dark Side of Disney

Video of the Day: The Dark Side of Disney

There are a couple ways to "Disney" if you belong to the non-infantile set. Stand in line in the sweltering heat with said infants to ride a flying elephant and buy a Mickey Mouse-shaped lollipop, or satisfy your youthful…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Win, Win, or Draw at Artsy Happy Hour Sketch Tuesdays

Win, Win, or Draw at Artsy Happy Hour Sketch Tuesdays

Sketch Tuesdays, founded in 2006, is a monthly event where 20 or so local artists hang out and make their art on a small scale. When the artwork is completed it becomes available to purchase by the audience mingling nearby.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sample Free Wine and Watch <i>Sunset Boulevard</i> at Top of the Mark

Sample Free Wine and Watch Sunset Boulevard at Top of the Mark

By: Sam PrestianniFor a certain class of Bay Area cultural connoisseurs, there's little more thrilling than a perfectly paired wine.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Star in Your Own Bollywood Dance Number

Star in Your Own Bollywood Dance Number

The last time you witnessed the most fun ever was probably that scene (or several) in that one Bollywood movie (or all of them) where all of a sudden 200 men and women burst into a rainbow of song,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Aural Fixations: Soundwave Fest Comes to Cal Academy

Aural Fixations: Soundwave Fest Comes to Cal Academy

San Francisco is home base for some of the world's greatest aural explorers. An orchestra comprised of toys or insects, flames that sing arias, organs played by the lapping of the sea, or minuets written by the subtle movement of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Reason to Hope for More <i>Reno 911</i>: Five Highlights of Sketchfest Comedy Nightlife

Reason to Hope for More Reno 911: Five Highlights of Sketchfest Comedy Nightlife

Comedians stood in front of hundreds of guests for Sketchfest Comedy Nightlife at the Academy of Science. "Where are my nerds?" one hollered, which was just one of the many punches thrown at nerds for attending a nighttime event at…
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