Friday rolled in with cloudy skies, and I was losing steam. Luckily enough a musical moment of inspiration enlivened my tired form, as The Zombies took the stage at the Jackalope for the Deli Radio day party.…

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Author: Martin Hirshland
Posted: March 22, 2015, 5:02 pm
Thursday started with Brooklyn Vegan’s annual day party, held inside and outside at Red 7. The New York -based music blog hosted some of their favorite bands starting around noon and I spent a couple hours there, firstly catching shoegaze feels from Elvis Depressedly.…

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Author: Martin Hirshland
Posted: March 22, 2015, 4:51 pm

At the terminus of the California street cable car line, is the, aptly named, Café Terminus — an interesting hybrid café-bar case study catering to the overworked and hungry types. It serves as a breakfast and lunch canteen by morning, and at 2 p.m., it transforms into an under-the-radar cocktail bar that just so happens to major in Absinthe Studies.…

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Author: Trevor Felch
Posted: March 20, 2015, 11:57 pm
“Strawberry Fields Forever” is the Beatles’ masterpiece, and the time and place in which John Lennon wrote it provide the setting of David Trueba’s pleasant Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed. It’s 1966 in Almería, Spain, where schoolteacher Antonio (Javier Cámara) instructs his students in English via Lennon’s “Help!”

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Author: Sherilyn Connelly
Posted: March 20, 2015, 7:12 pm
Ethan Hawke’s documentary Seymour: An Introduction is a loving portrait of a lovely man. Seymour Bernstein is an elderly but spry New Yorker who turned his back on a career as a professional pianist at the age of 50 to instead become a piano teacher, spiritual adviser and all-around 88-key Buddha.

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Author: Sherilyn Connelly
Posted: March 20, 2015, 7:06 pm
Rudy Corpuz wants you to give up your guns. The former gang member, drug dealer and addict now runs United Playaz, a SOMA outreach and advocacy group which seeks to help young men, particularly in the African American community, avoid getting caught up in a lifestyle that nearly ruined his own life.…

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Author: David-Elijah Nahmod
Posted: March 20, 2015, 7:01 pm


San Francisco is home to many of the finest artists of the 20th century and the new millennium, whose works foster artistic rebellion and social critique. The City has played host to one of the greatest modernist painters of the 20th century, whose style exemplified revolutionary renegade art: Diego Rivera.

For those who don't know who he is, aside from his portrayal by the actor Alfred Molina in the 2002 Academy Award-winning film Frida starring Salma Hayek, Rivera was an enigmatic painter who fostered the muralist style of painting in Mexico at the turn of the last century.

Along with artists Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfredo Siqueiros, Rivera created allegorical and fantastical depictions of traditional indigenous cultures alongside uplifting and humane characterizations of working-class people that were welded with visions of a utopian future under socialism.…

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Author: Juan De Anda
Posted: March 20, 2015, 6:26 pm


Here's some warm and fuzzy news to start your weekend. More than four dozen adorable dogs were recently rescued from a South Korean meat farm, and are enjoying a new life in San Francisco as we type.…

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: March 20, 2015, 5:34 pm
If you're a cheese-lover, have your own wheels, and you are looking for something savory to do this weekend, there's really only one place you need to go: California's Artisan Cheese Festival

The event, which starts today and runs through Sunday at the Sheraton in Petaluma, is exactly what it sounds like: A celebration of artisan cheese. In addition to lots of snacking, you will get the chance to meet cheese experts, cheesemakers, chefs, and fromagiers from across the country.…

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Author: Alice Dishes
Posted: March 20, 2015, 4:51 pm

"All babies contain a soul however they come to this earth and their families. There is nothing synthetic about a soul!!…

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Author: Rae Alexandra
Posted: March 20, 2015, 4:36 pm

[Ed. note: As previously mentioned, we conned a few Bay Area musicians heading to SXSW to write about their experiences for us.…

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Author: Emma Silvers
Posted: March 20, 2015, 5:54 am

San Francisco is not a kid-friendly city, as evidenced by the lack of kids living in this city. But that's not to say we don't have a practical need for our very own baby stroller.

The average San Franciscan would happily admit that beer is their baby — and day drinking at Dolores Park is the perfect "family outing." 

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: March 20, 2015, 12:01 am

An officer who reportedly sent racist and homophobic text messages among other San Francisco cops resigned Wednesday, the San Francisco Examiner confirmed.

Officer Michael Robison ended his 23-year career with the SFPD yesterday after court filings revealed bigoted text messages between him and former undercover cop Ian Furminger, who was sentenced to 41 months in prison on federal corruption charges.

Four officers, including Robison, were implicated in the scandal alongside Furminger.

“Get your pocket gun.…

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Author: Michael Barba
Posted: March 19, 2015, 9:35 pm
The screeching of airplane wheels hitting tarmac jolted me from my power nap. Landing in Austin, SXSW was spread out before me like an all-you-can eat buffet.…

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Author: Martin Hirshland
Posted: March 19, 2015, 9:23 pm

When Nina Menéndez looked back on her 10 years as the chief organizer of the Bay Area Flamenco Festival she couldn’t believe that they had come this far. What began in 2004 as a mission to popularize the sorrowful wails, recalcitrant rhythms and the impassioned, syncopated outbursts of Southern Spain’s gypsy community had evolved into the largest festival of its kind in the United States.

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Author: Kyle DaSilva
Posted: March 19, 2015, 7:51 pm
San Francisco Zoo workers have retained an attorney after learning that upper management allegedly had been spying on them using remote microphones that documented their private conversations, according to the union. 

Tim Jenkins, a labor representative with Teamsters 856, tells SF Weekly that they found out a week ago about the microphones that are linked to radios zookeepers are required to carry on them. The radios were given to employees as a safety precaution after Tatiana the tiger escaped her cage in 2007 and mauled 17-year-old Carlos Eduardo Sousa Jr. to death.…

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: March 19, 2015, 6:25 pm
A 5-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman are in critical condition this morning after they were struck by a car while walking near Stonestown Galleria yesterday afternoon.

Police say the women and the girl were walking at 20th Avenue and Buckingham Way at about 12:23 p.m. on Wednesday when an 86-year-old woman driving a Toyota Rav4 hit the pair.…

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: March 19, 2015, 5:07 pm

The GLBT History Museum on 18th Street in the Castro began in 2011 as “an experiment,” in the words of Executive Director Paul Boneberg. It was the first of its kind in the United States, and the project’s principals weren’t entirely sure a full-scale, stand-alone queer history museum would succeed.…

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Author: Pete Kane
Posted: March 19, 2015, 4:48 pm
While their 2012 award-winning album HyperParadise catapulted them to worldwide fame, the Australian duo of Hermitude, consisting of Luke Dubs and El Gusto, have been performing music together in bands since 1994 at the ages of 16 and 11, respectively.

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Author: Christina Li
Posted: March 19, 2015, 3:01 pm
Good News At least someone is celebrating: I am so happy to reread and relive this memory of how there is hope and justice. This young man deserves so much more money then they gave him ["Presumed Guilty: Gang Murder, Police Corruption, and Shattered Lives in Bayview-Hunters Point."…

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Posted: March 19, 2015, 12:00 am
by Mark Segal Kemp The service begins casually, a potpourri of worshipers in suits, tie-dye, colorful African garb, or religious vestments gathered at the door of a storefront near the corner of Fillmore and Eddy streets. Inside, about 50 banquet chairs face an altar that's flanked by a full set of musical instruments: keyboards, drums, standup bass, and shiny brass saxophones.…

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Author: Mark Segal Kemp
Posted: March 19, 2015, 12:00 am
by Staff, SF Weekly Yelp This Marin has always been one of those picture-perfect areas that can do no wrong. Until now.…

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Author: Staff, SF Weekly
Posted: March 19, 2015, 12:00 am
by Peter Lawrence Kane When I drive up to the foot of Twin Peaks on a Sunday morning to attend the Liturgy of the Divine Feminine at herchurch, the congregation inside is friendly and welcoming. Part of the reason, no doubt, is that I'm a newbie, fresh meat, a potential recruit.…

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Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: March 19, 2015, 12:00 am
by Joe Eskenazi Well, that was fun. But now, it's time to go.…

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Author: Joe Eskenazi
Posted: March 19, 2015, 12:00 am