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Balkan bonanza

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of Kafana Balkan, a raucous quarterly dance party founded by the Serbian DJ and master promoter Željko Petković. And the celebration Saturday, March...

Of singing lambs and serial killers

ON STAGE Broadway and Hollywood used to be frenemies. It was an accepted wisdom that film versions killed off the audience for a stage work -- hence producers who...

Juanga’s amor eterno

The first song I ever loved was El Noa Noa by Juan Gabriel. My mother was so obsessed with it, the title became one of my first words. As...

Party Radar: Can this colorful crew save the Stud?

PARTY RADAR In a world where gentrification and skyrocketing rents are forcing vital arts and nightlife spaces into exile, can a scrappy, rag-tag group of dance floor dreamers rescue...

The straight dope

ONSTAGE It's been a minute since hyperkinetic comic actor John Leguizamo tore up the boards here -- I last caught him nearly half a decade ago on his hilarious and...

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 SF Mime Troupe, now...

Switchboard Music Fest lights up with new sounds

ALL EARS Festival fatigue can come on quickly -- I'm exhausted just looking at the recently rereleased Treasure Island Music Festival lineup -- especially when you're confronted by the prospect...

SF responds to Orlando horror with dignity, resolve, and numbers

The worst mass shooting in US history took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, a place that catered to many Latino patrons. Many Republicans, including Donald Trump, are already...

Big night for progressives — Kim could even finish first!

The election results are looking better and better for progressives, a signal of an amazing election-day field campaign. With only 20 percent of the Election Day votes in, Jane Kim...

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 work that blends movement, music,...