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‘Breaking the Code’ depicts the enigma of Alan Turing

Theatre Rhinoceros takes on the tragic, complicated story of the gay mathematician who helped save the world.  By Marke B. ONSTAGE Things get cooking in the second...

The Agenda, July 6-12: A terrible killing becomes a political attack on immigrants …

... plus Uber and traffic, and a bill that would help public power by making PG&E's fossil-fuel and nuclear mix more expensive By Tim Redmond JULY...

PARTY RADAR: Black Coffee, Antacid, queer punks… and a bit about that Ten Walls mess

Choice nightlife dance floor affairs (and opinions!), Fri/12 and Sat/13 By Marke B.  PARTY RADAR Is electronic dance music still really gay, or is it now just...

PARTY RADAR: Wicked, Soundwave, Traxx, Polyglamorous, Grime City, Go Bang!, more

Choice nightlife and dance floor affairs, Fri/5 and Sat/6. By Marke B.  I just got back from three weeks in Turkey, where all the men look...

Megapolis Audio Festival builds a sonic wonderland

Perpetual sound machines, stimulating hip-hop, light theremins, Fantastic Negrito, rapid prototyping, brain-wave encephalophones, and more, June 5-7   By Marke B. ALL EARS Somebody may have...

Keep watch at Crossroads, new visions await

Cinematheque's treasured annual festival brings more than 50 experimental filmmakers to Victoria Theatre's screen, April 10-12.   By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS My first exposure to...

8th Annual Switchboard Festival dials in new sounds

Eight-hour sonic cornucopia attracts a local community of contemporary musical adventurers and longtime groundbreakers, Sat/4. By Marke B. ALL EARS One possible positive about the so-called...

33rd SF Jazz Fest buzzes with diverse styles, global sounds

Ambitious sonic reach includes multicultural soul, rollicking boogie-woogie, experimental R&B, country crossovers, big brass, and Cuban classics.  By Marke B. ALL EARS  The 33rd annual installment...

Party Radar: Salsa Sundays, Abdu Ali, Lilith Bear, Clan of Xymox, Sunset Picnic, Katabatik, more

This week’s choice SF nightlife and dance floor affairs, March 19-25, 2015 By Marke B.  PARTY RADAR OF COURSE, the biggest party this week is 48...

The best new nightclub in SF? Sneak behind the symphony

Cavernous Soundbox presents cutting-edge music in a stunning lounge setting.  By Marke B. February 24, 2015 -- For years I've lamented our lack of a performance...