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Pokemon hunters take over the city

If you’re taking a walk through a San Francisco park, or along the waterfront, going to a restaurant, or even walking along the streets...

Mime Troupe tackles ignorance at its root in 57th season

ON STAGE San Francisco is a town that has always enjoyed its culture served with a heavy dose of social critique. That may be why...

The San Francisco hipster is dead, y’all :/

The impending closure of Boogaloos is the (locally sourced, hand-wrought) nail in the neon coffin of a once inescapable lifestyle caricature. By Marke B. SEPTEMBER 1,...

Celebrate life at Frameline 40

Not only is the Bay Area celebrating the world's longest-running international LGBTQ film festival (June 16-26), the 40th anniversary Frameline feels like the most...

The week ACT UP shut SF down

25th anniversary events commemorate historic Sixth International Conference on AIDS protests -- and reunite seminal local activists, Fri/19-Sun/21. By Marke B. JUNE 16, 2015 -- "We were fraught,...

Slants for all: Museum of Propaganda opens in San Rafael

There is nothing more unpleasant than a United States election year. Half the fatigue has to be attributable to the fact that every time you...

SF Carnaval: How it began and what it looks like 37 years later

Carnaval in the Mission is next weekend (May 28-29). The yearly parade and street festival has been around long enough that it's become an institution to...
48 Hills: The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual celebrated David Bowie's birthday last Friday with a theatrical spectacular at the Chapel.

David Bowie, Starman

By Reverend Lysol of the First Church of the Sacred Silversexual Oh you pretty things Don't you know you're driving your mamas and papas insane? Let me...

Black abstractions, charting a “Blank Map”

ON pentTAGE This weekend, Adee Roberson, Brontez Purnell, keyon gaskin, Tasha Ceyan, and Wizard Apprentice come together to present "Blank Map" (Fri/3-Sun/12), a new...

Can you whack?

MEXICO CITY, MEX. -- Maybe it’s cliché, but it’s also true that vogue and whacking – the latter a dance that sprung up in...