San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://ww.sfbg.com/frontpage/Bike%20to%20work%20day%3A%20http%3A/www.sfbike.org/%20%09%20Mark%20Growden%27s%20Handlebars%20%20%20http%3A/www.youtube.com/%20http%3A/pixel_vision/2009/12/18/scene-nice-collective-designs-community-0 en Catching up with The Presidents of the United States of America http://ww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/08/26/catching-presidents-united-states-america <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/potusa.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">POTUSA hit Slim's tomorrow, Wed/27.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Though they hit the peak of their fame in the mid-'90s post-grunge era with hits like "Peaches" and "Kitty," the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Presidents-Of-The-United-States-Of-America/6845033199" target="_blank">Presidents of the United States of America</a> have enjoyed a more fruitful and fascinating career than many of their ilk.</p> <p>From collaborating with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ShonenKnifeOfficial" target="_blank">Shonen Knife</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/sirmixalot/290724767116?rf=105614366138859" target="_blank">Sir Mix-A-Lot</a> to starting an indie label to performing a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GKykZ5zmqU" target="_blank">Pokemon tribute song</a> at the Pokemon Black/White American launch party, their career is shaping up to be as long, delightful, and brilliant as their name. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/08/26/catching-presidents-united-states-america"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Daniel Bromfield Live Preview Music interview Presidents of the United States of America Slim's Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:57:01 +0000 Emma Silvers 31190 at http://ww.sfbg.com Fall fairs and festivals http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/08/26/fall-fairs-and-festivals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A cornucopia of outdoor and indoor fun, family-friendly events, and adult playgrounds</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/48-fairsandfests_dragon%20.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Autumn Moon Fest, Sept. 6-7</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Aug. 30</strong></p> <p><strong>Pilgrim Soul Forge Harvest Fair </strong>Pilgrim Soul Forge, 101 West Tower, Alameda; <a href="http://www.grantsforge.com">www.grantsforge.com</a>. Noon-6pm, free. Possibly the only fall fair in the Bay Area to offer blacksmithing demonstrations alongside the usual suspects: food trucks, craft vendors, and live music.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/26/fall-fairs-and-festivals"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Arts & Culture Volume 48, Issue 48 Fall Arts 2014 Fall Fairs and Festivals Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:16:41 +0000 admin 31189 at http://ww.sfbg.com Wizard of brews http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/08/26/wizard-brews <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4848-food_weeknighter.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Hidden pleasures: Magnolia Dogpatch</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN PHOTO BY JESSICA CHRISTIAN</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER</strong> I was hanging out with Steve Jones. I'm pretty sure it was the first time just the two of us were kicking it, even though I'd known him for years and he'd been my editor at SFBG for at least six months. There was supposed to be some kind of Mixmaster Mike event at a loft in the Dogpatch, and when we arrived, there was nothing. So we did the next best thing. We got some drinks.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/26/wizard-brews"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 48 Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:17:22 +0000 Kate Conger 31188 at http://ww.sfbg.com Visual reaction http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/08/26/visual-reaction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Upcoming exhibitions explore politics through art</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4848-visart_ofrenda.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Ofrenda Para Antonio Lomas</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">by Carmen Lomas Garza</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/26/visual-reaction"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Visual Art Volume 48, Issue 48 Ai Weiwei De Young Museum Fall Arts 2014 Oakland Museum of California Matt Sussman Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:16:02 +0000 Kate Conger 31187 at http://ww.sfbg.com Curtain up http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/08/26/curtain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Ten top picks from the season's theater calendar</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/4848-theater_TheOldWoman.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="224"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">The Old Woman</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO COURTESY OF CAL PERFORMANCES</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>FALL ARTS </strong></p> <p><strong>The Old Woman&nbsp;</strong>Robert Wilson, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Willem Dafoe — None of these guys are ever to be missed, but all three together are worthy of queuing up overnight to see. There'll be camping out onstage too, as Wilson directs Baryshnikov and Dafoe (playing several characters between them) in an outrageous piece of high-art drag, based on the short story by the formidable Russian absurdist Daniil Kharms.&nbsp;<em>Nov. 21–23, Zellerbach Hall, Berk;&nbsp;www.calperformances.org</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/26/curtain"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Theater Volume 48, Issue 48 Cal Performances Fall Arts 2014 New Conservatory Theatre Center Theater Robert Avila Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:13:56 +0000 Kate Conger 31186 at http://ww.sfbg.com Once you pop... http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/08/26/once-you-pop <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4848-food_tablehopper.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Fancy jook at Ante Meridian</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY TABLEHOPPER.COM</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>TABLEHOPPING</strong> A roundup of all kinds of cool pop-up events happening around the city.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/26/once-you-pop"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 48 Marcia Gagliardi Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:11:54 +0000 Kate Conger 31185 at http://ww.sfbg.com This Week's Picks: August 27 - September 2, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/26/weeks-picks-august-27-september-2-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>sloppy yet endearing</p> <p>WEDNESDAY/27</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/26/weeks-picks-august-27-september-2-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:10:19 +0000 Kate Conger 31184 at http://ww.sfbg.com Rep Clock: August 27 - September 2, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/26/rep-clock-august-27-september-2-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/27-Tue/2 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.</p> <p><strong>BALBOA </strong>3630 Balboa, SF; cinemasf.com/balboa. $10. "Thursday Night Rock Docs:" <strong>Neil Young Trunk Show </strong>(Demme, 2009), Thu, 7:30.</p> <p><strong>BAY MODEL </strong>2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito; <a href="http://www.tiburonfilmfestival.com">www.tiburonfilmfestival.com</a>. Free. <strong>Decoding Deepak </strong>(Chopra, 2012), Tue, 6.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/26/rep-clock-august-27-september-2-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:09:38 +0000 Kate Conger 31183 at http://ww.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology: August 27 - September 2, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/26/psychic-dream-astrology-august-27-september-2-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Aug. 27- Sept. 2, 2014</p> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>It's your job to find the line between being selfish and pushy, versus taking care of yourself in a strong-willed way. Be true to yourself, Aries, but don't forget to consider how the people around you might feel; a big part of taking care of you is taking care of the relationships that matter most to you, too.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/26/psychic-dream-astrology-august-27-september-2-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:08:55 +0000 Kate Conger 31182 at http://ww.sfbg.com Theater Listings: August 27 - September 2, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/26/theater-listings-august-27-september-2-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at <a href="mailto:listings@sfbg.com">listings@sfbg.com</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">THEATER</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">OPENING</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/26/theater-listings-august-27-september-2-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:08:09 +0000 Kate Conger 31181 at http://ww.sfbg.com Film Listings: August 27 - September 2, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/26/film-listings-august-27-september-2-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">OPENING</span></p> <p><strong>As Above, So Below </strong>Psychological and supernatural terror overtakes a group of explorers (including <em>Mad Men</em>'s Ben Feldman) who venture off the map in Paris' catacombs. (1:40) <em>California.</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/26/film-listings-august-27-september-2-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:07:24 +0000 Kate Conger 31180 at http://ww.sfbg.com Infinite loop http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/08/26/infinite-loop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>With a new record and a whole new generation of fans, Oakland's Souls of Mischief take it back to the old school</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/4848-leftdial_MAIN.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Souls of Mischief (from left: Phesto, A-Plus, Tajai, Opio) play Hiero Day Mon/1.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN PHOTOS BY ERIN CONGER</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-gallery-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4848-leftdial_mischief9.jpg?1409097736" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4848-leftdial_mischief1.jpg?1409097795" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4848-leftdial_mischief10.jpg?1409097840" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4848-leftdial_mischief14.jpg?1409098197" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4848-leftdial_mischief2.jpg?1409097852" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="810" alt="" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4848-leftdial_mischief3.jpg?1409097864" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="417" height="358" alt="" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4848-leftdial_mischief5emma.jpg?1409098102" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="810" alt="" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4848-leftdial_mischief7.jpg?1409097981" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="810" alt="" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4848-leftdial_mischief12.jpg?1409098153" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4848-leftdial_mischief8.jpg?1409098522" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:esilvers@sfbg.com">esilvers@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>FALL ARTS</strong> If you are a fan of hip-hop, you likely already know that 1993 was a very special year.</p> <p>Call it coincidence, call it fate, call it a combination of social, economic, and political factors projected through the kaleidoscopic lens of American pop culture and write your thesis about it (you wouldn't be the first). But something in the air in 1993 coalesced into a weather system of seminal albums from the best of the best: Tupac, Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, De La Soul.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/26/infinite-loop"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Cover Story Music Features Volume 48, Issue 48 Fall Arts 2014 Hiero Day Hieroglyphics Left of the Dial Souls of Mischief Emma Silvers Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:06:25 +0000 Emma Silvers 31179 at http://ww.sfbg.com Fall music fests http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/26/fall-music-fests <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>What's going on in Bay Area music these next three months? Glad you asked. Here's your agenda from Labor Day through Thanksgiving, with highlights from our favorite fall festivals.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Aug. 27 </strong>Terry Malts <em>Brick and Mortar, SF. <a href="http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com">www.brickandmortarmusic.com</a></em></p> <p><strong>Aug. 28 </strong>Black Cobra Vipers with French Cassettes <em>The Chapel, SF. <a href="http://www.thechapelsf.com">www.thechapelsf.com</a></em><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/26/fall-music-fests"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Music Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:04:55 +0000 Kate Conger 31178 at http://ww.sfbg.com Fall fairs and fests http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/26/fall-fairs-and-fests <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Listings are compiled by Guardian staff.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Aug. 30</h4> <p><strong>Pilgrim Soul Forge Harvest Fair </strong>Pilgrim Soul Forge, 101 West Tower, Alameda; <a href="http://www.grantsforge.com">www.grantsforge.com</a>. Noon-6pm, free. Possibly the only fall fair in the Bay Area to offer blacksmithing demonstrations alongside the usual suspects: food trucks, craft vendors, and live music.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/26/fall-fairs-and-fests"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Art Listings Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:04:04 +0000 Kate Conger 31177 at http://ww.sfbg.com Hot tickets http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/08/26/hot-tickets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Film season unspools at a theater (or a park or museum) near you</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/gone-girl-DF-01826cc_rgb.JPG" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Ben Affleck stars in David Fincher's <em>Gone Girl</em>, coming in October.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Merrick Morton</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:cheryl@sfbg.com">cheryl@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>FALL ARTS </strong>Autumn is primo movie season, not just in awards-hungry Hollywood. Here in the Bay Area we've got unique rep programming and festivals galore to keep our eyeballs fully engaged — and just enough room for some prestige movie-star pictures for dessert.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/26/hot-tickets"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Features Volume 48, Issue 48 Fall Arts 2014 Film festivals first-run films rep houses Cheryl Eddy Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:03:14 +0000 Kate Conger 31176 at http://ww.sfbg.com