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Calendar, Night&Day Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Comic Arj Barker is originally from the Bay Area, and he's probably most famous at this point for his role as confident, self-professed ladies' man Dave on Flight of the Conchords. His standup is wry and absurd and observational,…
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Dining, Eat Prubechu: Exploring the Cuisine of Guam at the Only Place in S.F. Serving It

Prubechu: Exploring the Cuisine of Guam at the Only Place in S.F. Serving It

Poor Guam. The speck of land in the western Pacific Ocean, about 4,000 miles west of Hawaii, has been under the thumb of one colonial power or another for the past 500 years. For a few hundred of those, it…
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Dining, Recent Openings

SF Weekly Recent Openers February 26-March 4, 2014

Horner's Corner: Noe Valley's latest bistro (in the space formerly known as Noe's Bar) has a New American menu that prominently features pizzas from its brick oven. It's also offering brunch right out of the gate, and its activity-filled kids…
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Dining, Recent Openings

SF Weekly Recent Openers February 12-18, 2014

Horner's Corner: Noe Valley's latest bistro (in the space formerly known as Noe's Bar) has a New American menu that prominently features pizzas from its brick oven. It's also offering brunch right out of the gate, and its activity-filled kids…
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News, Sucka Free City Cityscapes: San Francisco Goes Down Under

Cityscapes: San Francisco Goes Down Under

It's a safe bet that Vincent Van Gogh's room in Arles didn't smell like sunflowers. And yet, captured on canvas, his quarters are powerfully alluring. If only we could visit. If only we could go there. Broad swaths of San…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sex Play

Sex Play

If you're gonna do it, do it right. Safe sex advocate and graphic designer Buzz Bense has been creating and collecting sex-positive posters since 1982, and more than 100 of them are on display with tips to keep you…
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Music, Disclosure Talks Songwriting, Exhaustion, Skeptics

Disclosure Talks Songwriting, Exhaustion, Skeptics

Every year, a few albums manage to seep out of whatever genre they ostensibly belong to and attain far broader appeal. One of those successes in 2013 has been the thrilling synthesis of house, pop, and U.K. Garage wrought by…
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Music, Hear This The Cosmic Psychos: Show Preview

The Cosmic Psychos: Show Preview

Powered by the irreverent lyrics, gravel-throated vocals, and fuzzed-out bass lines of leader Ross Knight, beer-pounding pub punks the Cosmic Psychos became one of Australia's most popular punk-rock exports during the '90s. Delivering locomotive songs about driving bulldozers, dead kangaroos,…
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Dining, Eat Tu Lan Reopens at Long Last

Tu Lan Reopens at Long Last

If you ask long-term San Franciscans what they go to Sixth Street for, almost all of them would say, "Tu Lan!" (For a small percentage, it might be prostitution or drugs.) After an absence of just over a year, the…
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Dining, Eat

The Tonga Room: The More It Changes, The More It Stays the Same

Before you read this, ask yourself, "How much do I want the Tonga Room to change?" If the answer is "A lot," you're going to be disappointed. You're also a joyless buzzkill. The tiki palace that looks like David Lynch's…
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Calendar, Night&Day never stop moving, mate

never stop moving, mate

At his last San Francisco exhibit, the Australian painter and street artist David "Meggs" Hooke revealed a series of new pieces that featured frenetic lines and complicated faces. Hooke also revealed a bit of his artistic philosophy, saying, "I'm…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tribal Politics

Tribal Politics

Atamira Dance Company of New Zealand arrives on the shores of the continental U.S. for the first time on July 27 for the San Francisco International Arts Festival. The company combines urban technique and indigenous Maori tradition to create…
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Music, Hear This

Total Control: Show Preview

Foster's sucks, the muffins are overrated, and face it – koalas are duller than they are cute. But on the list of genuinely good things Australia has given the world, leave space for Total Control, an anarchic young punk band…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dino-Mite

Dino-Mite

Everybody loves a petting zoo, with those irascible baby goats and downy-soft bunnies. But what about the kids who love bugs more than bunnies, whose attraction to snakes, sharks, and crocodiles is eclipsed only by their giddy fascination with dinosaurs?…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fancy Feat

Fancy Feat

You might not associate clowns with rappers, but Australia-born hip-hop puppeteer Jesse Horne of Circadelix does. An admitted problem child, Horne found writing rhymes an antidote to his ADHD, and turned his inability to sit still into a successful career…
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Music, Billy Corgan on the Death and Rebirth of the Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan on the Death and Rebirth of the Smashing Pumpkins

E.E. Cummings said, "To destroy is always the first step in any creation." For Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, destruction and creation are a way of life. "A good artist is willing to die many times over," Corgan tells us…
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Calendar, Night&Day Revel in the Pre-Postmodern

Revel in the Pre-Postmodern

For rubberneckers who nearly run off the road at the sight of a Streamline trailer, or folks who dream of Napier, New Zealand, because it was flattened by an earthquake and rebuilt during art deco’s glory days, the joys of…
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Music, Hear This Mark Sultan: Show Preview

Mark Sultan: Show Preview

Let's observe a moment of silence for the King Khan & BBQ Show. For seven years, Arish "King" Khan and Mark Sultan (aka BBQ) made up one of the funniest, strangest, and filthiest musical duos in recent memory. The group's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam

Based on the true story of the collusion between British and Australian governments to illegally ship tens of thousands of children from the U.K. to Australia for more than a century, well into the late 1960s, Oranges and Sunshine is…
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Film, "Oranges and Sunshine": Heartbreaking True Story Hits the Right Emotional Notes

"Oranges and Sunshine": Heartbreaking True Story Hits the Right Emotional Notes

Based on the true story of the collusion between British and Australian governments to illegally ship tens of thousands of children from the U.K. to Australia for more than a century, well into the late 1960s, Oranges and Sunshine is…
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