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Calendar, Night&Day The Monk

The Monk

It's the season for gothic enjoyment, and No Nude Men Productions satisfies the dark itch with their performance of The Monk. In a story adapted by SF Weekly writer Nirmala Nataraj from the influential 1795 horror novel by Matthew Lewis,…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Hubba Hubba

Hubba Hubba

THURS 11/17 The piano-bar performances of contemporary cabaret often don't hold a candle to the classic stuff. Think the Moulin Rouge, or Weimar-era entertainment full of top hats, feather boas, moody torch songs, and a glamorous touch of transvestitism. But…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Going Under

Going Under

FRI-SAT 10/21-22 Homo-hop punk rockers, faux drag divas, and PlaySkool-inspired orchestras -- typical Saturday night hipster fare in S.F. But how often do you get to see them in a fancy joint? "Bay Area Now 4: Under the Radar I"…
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Calendar, Performance Melting Poet

Melting Poet

THURS-SUN 10/13-16 My first foray into bilingual poetry was a volume of odes by Pablo Neruda; on one page was the piece in Spanish, followed by its English translation. Even as I found myself wondering how the translator worked out…
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Calendar, Performance Art Printz

Art Printz

THURS-SAT 10/6-8 Modern dance in the Bay Area has a lot to be thankful for. Given the number of forms like jazz, hip hop, and ethnic traditions -- from Spanish flamenco to Indian kathak -- that regularly inundate our stages,…
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Calendar, Performance No Mere Puppet

No Mere Puppet

THURS-SUN 8/11-14 A name like Sha Sha Higby is appropriate for someone whose work can't be adequately encapsulated in tired pigeonholes such as "painter" or "costume designer." Indeed, her craft -- costumes and sets that look and move like vaporous…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Trashed


ONGOING 7/21-8/20 Fast food-type art really isn't so bad, especially for those of us whose attention spans preclude lengthy sprees around the esoterica of gallery walls. And it's nice to have something outrageous scream out at you. Sculptor David Hevel's…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Surreal Dreamscapes

Surreal Dreamscapes

ONGOING 7/13-8/31 Some of us might have come across the term in a crash course on quantum mechanics, but for those of you unfamiliar with "tesseract," it's the four-dimensional analog to the cube. A more attractive description issues from Madeleine…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Two Fashionable

Two Fashionable

THURS, SAT 4/14, 4/16 Overconsumption and trend-a-holism have left no stones unturned. Even Middle America can be found sporting butt-hugging 7 jeans and the ubiquitous yet homely Burberry scarves. But in spite of the consumer frenzy, people have different ideas…
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