In Arts + Culture

Santana mural in the Mission vandalized: “a blatant act of hate”

White paint splashed on mural sometime on Friday: Community organizer says "When people come out with hate, we’re coming out with love."

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

The Cakemaker, a double feature of classic French films starring Andrew Clement, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and more in cinemas this week.

A night market bursting with flavor at Asian Art Museum

Chef Tu David Phu's fundraising Hawker Centre festival on Thu/19, offers hand-held treats from Bún Nhâm Hà Tiên to toasted rice soft serve.

‘Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood’ at SFMOMA celebrates plucky cinematic classics

From 'Body and Soul' to 'Do the Right Thing,' the three-week series brings African American directors to the fore.

Fake news and viral lies: de Young show and panel examine propaganda

"Rumors, Retweets, and Reason" panel and "Weapons of Mass Seduction" exhibit look at the power and prevention of misinformation.

Pioneering machine artist Kal Spelletich is being evicted: Help save his robots!

The teacher and inventor who brought robots and flamethrowers to Burning Man must leave his home and studio of 25 years.

Screen Grabs: Yellow Submarine, Sleaze Apocalypse, Star Wars with the Symphony …

Godmonster of Indian Flats, Ava, a day of home movies from the San Francisco Italian-American community, and more in cinemas this week

Arts

Santana mural in the Mission vandalized: “a blatant act of hate”

White paint splashed on mural sometime on Friday: Community organizer says "When people come out with hate, we’re coming out with love."

Fake news and viral lies: de Young show and panel examine propaganda

"Rumors, Retweets, and Reason" panel and "Weapons of Mass Seduction" exhibit look at the power and prevention of misinformation.

Pioneering machine artist Kal Spelletich is being evicted: Help save his robots!

The teacher and inventor who brought robots and flamethrowers to Burning Man must leave his home and studio of 25 years.

Very live, from the Bay Area: Pop-Up Magazine returns with fresh new stories

We talk with the theatrical phenomenon's senior producer about the importance of storytelling in an age of information inundation.

A ‘Timon’ for our times? Cutting Ball Theatre transfers Shakespeare to SF

Director Rob Melrose's Timon, "the hottest CEO this side of Market Street," is transported to the Tenderloin in timely production.

Culture

A night market bursting with flavor at Asian Art Museum

Chef Tu David Phu's fundraising Hawker Centre festival on Thu/19, offers hand-held treats from Bún Nhâm Hà Tiên to toasted rice soft serve.

Onstage

An Asian American twist on the bourgeoisie, white wine included

Leah Nanako Winkler's new play 'Two Mile Hollow' at Potrero Stage fills familiar 'white people by the water' roles with different faces.

The sheer audacity of ‘Angels in America’

Berkeley Rep's brilliant revival is both homecoming and reckoning for Tony Kushner's 25-year-old 'Gay Fantasia on National Themes"

Comedian Gina Yashere rides the ‘up’ elevator to stardom

From Otis repair engineer to Trevor Noah Show regular, the British sensation brings her act to Freight and Salvage.

Seeing Red: SF Mime Troupe is making it a socialist summer

57-year-old agit-prop institution's latest takes us back in time to when it seemed America was on the brink of something bigger

Hattie McDaniel’s pioneering, tumultuous life—in song

Vickilyn Reynolds's latest musical production about the first African American Oscar winner had humor, pizzazz, and poignancy.

Puff

Giving your pet some CBD love

Treating your furry friend's anxiety or pain with cannabinoids is becoming more popular: Here are a couple recommendations.

Puff: A little dab will do ya

Concentrates are all the rage in the cannabis world: Here's an introduction to the sticky trend.

Puff: More joys of microdosing

Get slightly juiced—and even survive a hangover—with small-dose products like Somatik's chocolate-covered goji berries or a shot of Kwik Ease.

Puff: In Mendocino, Flow Cannabis Institute dreams big (and artisanal)

Flow Kana's new 80-acre complex sets out to help small farmers, showcase sustainable farming, and raise the cannabis recreation bar.

Puff: Grow your own at home? You’ll need pot(s)

Local cannabis insta-grow kit A Pot For Pot helps out green thumbs, even if they're rusty.

Screen Grabs

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

The Cakemaker, a double feature of classic French films starring Andrew Clement, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and more in cinemas this week.

Screen Grabs: Yellow Submarine, Sleaze Apocalypse, Star Wars with the Symphony …

Godmonster of Indian Flats, Ava, a day of home movies from the San Francisco Italian-American community, and more in cinemas this week

Screen Grabs: Sorry To Bother You, Whitney, The King…

Three Identical Strangers, "Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood," The Films of Aki Kaurismaki, That Summer, more in cinemas this week.

Screen Grabs: Jaws, RGB, Leave No Trace …

"Black Panthers in '68," Damsel, Breath, and more in cinemas this week. Plus, details on how you can help save Opera Plaza Cinemas.

Screen Grabs: Lair of the White Worm, Westwood, Mrs Hyde….

En El Séptima Día, Daisies, Cielo, and more in cinemas this week. Plus: Opera Plaza Cinemas are in trouble, here's how to help.

Art Looks

Blackface betrayal and ‘Black Lies’ in Edgar Arceneaux’s new YBCA installation

The LA artist takes on Ben Vereens' infamously truncated performance at Ronald Reagan's 1981 inaugural gala, and more.

SFMOMA’s immersive ‘Sublime Seas’ mixes ‘Blue Planet’ beauty with unfathomable brutality

A legendary British painting and a contemporary Ghanaian artist's video work combine for a visceral new show.

Architecturally sound neon Pomeranians: Our top 5 from Mexico City Art Week

As the art world flocked to CDMX for the latest, we downed medicated chocolates and took in some great work—on and off the beaten path.

200 years of poetic art vibes in BAMPFA’s ‘Way Bay’

An expansive, exhilarating, somewhat loopy show that's full of individual wonders

‘The Third Muslim’ highlights queer faith, art, resilience

New show at SOMArts focuses on artists whose identities have 'pushed them to the margins of the margins.'

Party Radar

Party Radar: ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2018

Crystal Waters, Horse Meat Disco, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Yaeji, Kehlani, TS Madison, Hot Pants, Stud Puppy, and tons more for your rainbow journey.

Party Radar: Are you ready for the Cleveland techno invasion?

In Training and Heaven is in You DJs come to SF. Plus: Derrick Carter, Dâm Funk, Non Stop Bhangra, Peggy Gou, Sunset Boat Party, more wiiiiild parties.

Party Radar: Fortnight of Fun—Love Glove Edition

She Bends, John Cameron Mitchell, Head Over Heels, Doc Martin, The Juan Maclean, Asmara, Carl Craig, Rebolledo... two weeks of party madness!

Party Radar: Sapphic pleasures, Lynchian delights, an indie Hotline …

... Juana, Nickodemus, KlangKeuntsler, J.Phlip, Rave Against the Machine, Daddy Issues, and more hot parties this week.

Party Radar: The way, way, Wayback Machine

Rifling through the kooky Super Ego archives. Plus: Escort, Ssion, Stacey Pullen, Harder SF, Greg Wilson, Jus-Ed, Sunset Season Opener, more

Examined Life

Examined Life: Far to fall

Bourdain, Spade, and Stone: If we want our heroes to thrive, we have to stop expecting them to be heroic.

Examined Life: Don’t just sit there—listen

It’s not easy to communicate mindfully, but it might save the world. (And it will definitely save your relationships.)

Examined Life: Love and the lost art of friendship

This Valentine’s Day, consider renewing vows… with your pals.

Examined Life: New Year’s resolutions … good practice or delusion?

Money, romance, health. Your life is never going to be perfect. Once you truly understand that, you can finally start enjoying it.

Examined Life: Reclaiming sacred spaces in the Digital Age

Smart phone addiction is hijacking not only our sanity, but the places we once went to reclaim it. Here's what we can do.

Arts Forecast

Arts Forecast: Gray Area Festival lineup, Laborfest, Fillmore Jazz Fest…

Pink Flamingos, Stereo Argento, The Go-Go's, All Day I Dream, and more this week—plus a protest against family separations at the border.

Arts Forecast: Fresh Meat, North Beach Festival, Corgi Con…

Fantastic Negrito, Fatima Yamaha, Boris Godunov, Seinfeld Trivia Night (with Seinfeld-themed menu!) and more on tap this week.

Arts Forecast: A Princely debut, the Science of Rhythm, Haight Street Fair, more …

Lydia Lunch, Speedy Ortiz, Meat Beat Manifesto, A History of Violence, the Art of Romanowski, and more on tap this week.

Arts Forecast: Trog, Mercury Soul, Bay Area Book Festival …

Fog City Swing, Kronos Quartet Festival, Japandroids, Eric B & Rakim, more upcoming arts events and news.

Arts Forecast: An Ethio-jazz marvel, a Tenderloin snapper, The Residents …

A trans superhero rock opera, a celebration of Oddball Films, a colorful camp classic movie at the Symphony, and more great arts events.

Lit

Leticia del Toro grounds her ‘Cafe Colima’ in the lives of ‘everyday Latinas’

Short fiction award-winner speaks about growing up under Reagan in Crocket, Ca., and the pressing need for diversity in literature

Author Amanda Huron on housing and the power of urban ‘commoning’

New book explores DC's equity housing cooperatives—and may offers some lessons for SF.

Read something new! California Book Award finalists announced

Plus the Northern California Book Award winners are here, too? Lots of great lit to dive into this spring.

Ananda Esteva’s border-crossing, jazz-driven Califaztlan tale

New novel 'The Wanderings of Chela Coatlícue: Touring Califaztlan' from the Chilean author is a feminist, 'choose your own adventure'-type quest.

‘Knucklehead’ author Adam Smyer takes on the turbulent ’90s

A new novel gives a tour of the dystopian Clinton years from a black protagonist's point of view, with a wicked sense of humor.

All Ears

A hot-button ‘Ring’ at SF Opera? You bet your Brünnhilde

#MeToo, environmentalism, and deeply personal stories—director Francesca Zambello brings out the contemporary side of Wagner's epic.

Homegrown soul sensation Con Brio is back

With a new album and tour (including a stop at the Fillmore Sat/5), the beloved band still uses music as a weapon of love.

Funky old Iceland? DJ Platurn dives into Reykjavik’s rare grooves

Local turntablist took 12 painstaking years to find and combine 65+ records from the 1960s-'80s into awesome 'Breaking the Ice' mix.

21st Romani Music Festival lights up with electrifying horns, cultural openness

Balkan powerhouse Džambo Aguševi Orchestra headlines Voice of Roma's annual gathering, happening Fri/9 in Oakland.

Rapping the ‘Housing Crisis’

Local hip-hop artist SCS takes on skyrocketing inequality and political corruption in incendiary new video.

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Carlos Gutierrez, Presente!

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Central Soma Plan shows the problem with large-scale EIRs

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Santana mural in the Mission vandalized: “a blatant act of hate”

White paint splashed on mural sometime on Friday: Community organizer says "When people come out with hate, we’re coming out with love."

Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma

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Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

The Cakemaker, a double feature of classic French films starring Andrew Clement, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and more in cinemas this week.

A night market bursting with flavor at Asian Art Museum

Chef Tu David Phu's fundraising Hawker Centre festival on Thu/19, offers hand-held treats from Bún Nhâm Hà Tiên to toasted rice soft serve.

Breed talks about bringing the city together — but shows sharp political edges

Inaugural program disses opponents, has little talk of working with the progressive majority on the board

Fake news and viral lies: de Young show and panel examine propaganda

"Rumors, Retweets, and Reason" panel and "Weapons of Mass Seduction" exhibit look at the power and prevention of misinformation.

Five myths about the homeless problem in San Francisco

Most of what the politicians and the media are telling you isn't true. Here's why.

Best of the Bay Winners

BAY GUARDIAN BEST OF THE BAY 2017: WELCOME!

Our 42nd edition of the Bay Area original! Thousands voted in dozens of categories -- here are the results.

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