San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://iswww.sfbg.com/frontpage/%20http%3A/missionmission.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/what-do-you-think-about-the-levis-workshop-on-valencia/18941%20at%20http%3A/noise en SF voters to weigh in on Beach Chalet turf war http://iswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/24/sf-voters-weigh-beach-chalet-turf-war <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://iswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4609-news_fields_5.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">Artist rendering of proposed Beach Chalet project.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A city project that would <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2011/11/29/whose-park">install artificial turf and stadium lighting at the Beach Chalet soccer fields</a> at the west end of Golden Gate Park has survived numerous challenges over the last four years, including appeals to the <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/05/09/commission-approves-soccer-project-pushes-city-restore-habitat">California Coastal Commision</a> and <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/08/14/lawsuit-challenging-beach-chalet-turf-project-goes-trial">the courts</a>. But this November, San Francisco voters will have the final say. <span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/24/sf-voters-weigh-beach-chalet-turf-war"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/24/sf-voters-weigh-beach-chalet-turf-war#comments Environment Golden Gate Park Kids soccer Steven T. Jones Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:26:21 +0000 steven 30986 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Smart Bomb goes off in Oakland http://iswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/24/smart-bomb-goes-oakland <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://iswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/SSdock.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">Secret Sidewalk plays the Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland this Sat/26.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>By Micah Dubreuil</strong></p> <p>As a child, you imagine your toys come to life whenever your back is turned. As an adult in the Bay Area, you imagine that every night you choose to stay in, the bars are all packed with experimental underground DJs, food carts, live visual artists and the kind of freaky electronic jazz you would see in a <em>Blade Runner</em> spinoff series. And yet when you do turn around — at either age — your dreams often fall short (if your toys ever did come to life, please let us know).<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/24/smart-bomb-goes-oakland"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/24/smart-bomb-goes-oakland#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:47:12 +0000 Emma Silvers 30985 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Twitter releases diversity figures: mostly white, mostly male http://iswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/twitter-releases-diversity-figures-mostly-white-mostly-male <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://iswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/twitter_diverse_2-%28web%29.jpg" alt="" title="" width="545" height="366"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">Twitter's diversity figures, supplied from its blog.</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Surprise, shock, flabbergasting awe -- these are all completely invalid responses to Twitter's revelation of its diversity figures, which the disruptive San Francisco tech company released today <a href="https://twitter.com/twitter/status/492044642079096832">(in a tweet</a>, of course).</p> <p>Twitter divided its diversity statistics into three categories: tech, non-tech, and leadership. Guess which area had the most white folks? If you guessed tech, you get a (vanilla) cookie.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/23/twitter-releases-diversity-figures-mostly-white-mostly-male"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/twitter-releases-diversity-figures-mostly-white-mostly-male#comments brogrammer diversity Tech tech diversity Twitter Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:30:28 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 30984 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Carletta Sue Kay on strip clubs, literature, and dumpster-diving after art exhibits http://iswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/23/carletta-sue-kay-strip-clubs-literature-and-dumpster-diving-after-art-exhibits <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://iswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/carletta.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">Carletta Sue Kay performs Fri/25 at The Chapel.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Not long after I sat down with Randy Walker, the male, non-performing ego of one of San Francisco's most undefinable musical acts, vocal powerhouse <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carletta-Sue-Kay/196142491497" target="_blank">Carletta Sue Kay</a></strong> (who performs at <a href="http://www.thechapelsf.com/" target="_blank">The Chapel</a> this Fri/25), we talked a bit about college. Walker asked me the prerequisite questions about the social scene and my major, perking up at the sound of a humanities-centric discipline. I asked if he’d done the whole college thing. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/23/carletta-sue-kay-strip-clubs-literature-and-dumpster-diving-after-art-exhibits"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/23/carletta-sue-kay-strip-clubs-literature-and-dumpster-diving-after-art-exhibits#comments Carletta Sue Kay David Kurlander Music interview Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:49:09 +0000 Emma Silvers 30983 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Will San Francisco voters give Muni more money to serve a growing population? http://iswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/will-san-francisco-voters-give-muni-more-money-serve-growing-population <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://iswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/130528_025_Muni_Web.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Beating up on Muni and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is a perennial pastime for many San Franciscans, who will be given the opportunity to put their money where their mouths are this November. Will they be willing give Muni the money it needs to serve its growing ridership, even at the cost of other city programs and priorities?<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/23/will-san-francisco-voters-give-muni-more-money-serve-growing-population"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/will-san-francisco-voters-give-muni-more-money-serve-growing-population#comments SFMTA transit Transportation Steven T. Jones Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:35:19 +0000 steven 30982 at http://iswww.sfbg.com More reviews from the SF Jewish Film Festival http://iswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/23/more-reviews-sf-jewish-film-festival <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://iswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/6.%20Noa%20and%20Parents_by%20J.Praus_.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"><em>Anywhere Else</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by J. Praus</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>If Instagram is anything to go by (read: it’s not), anyone can make a short film — just slap a filter on it and call it a day! Thankfully, the protagonists in <em><a href="http://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=82364~a70858c6-cd47-4e92-968c-c94c12db6b1c&amp;epguid=6c605fc2-2bc7-421f-85de-c2343380f3f1&amp;">Anywhere Else</a></em> and <em><a href="http://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=82402~a70858c6-cd47-4e92-968c-c94c12db6b1c&amp;epguid=6c605fc2-2bc7-421f-85de-c2343380f3f1&amp;">Swim Little Fish Swim</a></em>, two films featured in the 38th annual <a href="http://www.sfjff.org">San Francisco Jewish Film Festival</a>, work on creative projects that can pull their own weight — sans filters — even if the length exceeds 15 seconds from the sidelines. Short DIY clips, not integral to the plotlines, are interspersed throughout of each film and are a breath of fresh air, even if the overall film itself is a hit or a miss.</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/23/more-reviews-sf-jewish-film-festival"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/23/more-reviews-sf-jewish-film-festival#comments Amy Char Film SF Jewish Film Festival Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:00:43 +0000 cheryl 30981 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Photo Gallery: Graffiti artists tagging in the sunshine at Precita Park http://iswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/22/photo-gallery-graffiti-artists-tagging-sunshine-precita-park <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://iswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/DSC_0259.jpg" alt="" title="" width="545" height="362"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">A muralist puts his signature on a free-standing art board at Precita Park. Check out the rest of our photos below. <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Normally the sound of 20 or so artists rattling and spraying aerosol cans would be quickly followed by the sound of sirens. But Sat/19 the fades went up with gusto.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Artists tagged free standing art boards at <a href="http://www.precitaeyes.org/events.html">Precita Park for the Urban Youth Arts Festival</a>, an event that brings the ultimate underground art into a safe space. Attendees&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;">munched on burgers and listened to some good tunes at the festival, which is</span><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;">&nbsp;n</span><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;">ow in its 18th year.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;"> </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/22/photo-gallery-graffiti-artists-tagging-sunshine-precita-park"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/22/photo-gallery-graffiti-artists-tagging-sunshine-precita-park#comments Graffiti Precita Park SF natives youth Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:17:06 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 30980 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Why Brian Wilson's next album will probably be a masterpiece http://iswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/22/why-brian-wilsons-next-album-will-probably-be-masterpiece <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://iswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/1249469-brian-wilson-smile-617.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">The Beach Boys (without Wilson, unfortunately) hit the Mountain Winery Friday, Aug. 1</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The name "Beach Boys" can refer to either of two bands. &nbsp;The first is the happy-go-lucky surf rock band that does songs about cars and California, led by the conservative Mike Love; the second is one of the most audacious and avant-garde bands of the psychedelic era, led by the mad Zen master Brian Wilson. Though most of the music-listening world knows them primarily as the former, the latter has proven far more influential, pushing the Beatles' creativity to breaking point out of rivalry as well as serving as a major touchstone for the last decade or so of indie rock.<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/22/why-brian-wilsons-next-album-will-probably-be-masterpiece"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/22/why-brian-wilsons-next-album-will-probably-be-masterpiece#comments Brian Wilson Daniel Bromfield The Beach Boys Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:13:02 +0000 Emma Silvers 30979 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Foaming at the mouth http://iswww.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/foaming-mouth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER</strong>: Mad Dog is used to having stark, raving lunatics, in colorful garb, wasted there in the middle of the day. Thankfully.</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://iswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4843-food_weeknighter.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></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> There's a series of photos of me at <strong>Mad Dog in the Fog</strong> (530 Haight St, SF. 415-626-7279) where I am an absolute monster. I'm dressed in a wretched, beer-stained Santa suit, I have Mickey Mouse ears on, and there's also some kind of sparkly garland thing adorning my head. In most of the pictures I'm flipping off the camera and making ridiculous faces that usually include an Elvis type lip curl. I look unhinged. I look subhuman. Goddamn, I look like I'm having fun. It was SantaCon 2011.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/22/foaming-mouth"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/foaming-mouth#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 43 Bars Food and Drink mad Dog in the Fog The Weeknighter Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:44:16 +0000 Kate Conger 30978 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Gorgeousness unbound http://iswww.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/gorgeousness-unbound <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Performance takes over at the Asian Art Museum's new exhibit</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>THEATER </strong>If you were milling around the Asian Art Museum last Thursday evening, you might have seen a woman tumble — ever so slowly — down the Beaux-Arts building's elegant flight of central stairs. Ringed by a crowd of onlookers and the second floor's imposing colonnade, her limber form caressed the marble steps luxuriously as she cascaded beneath the elegant arched ceiling, entirely at her own pace, leaving behind her the unraveling, impossibly long train of her white and lavender gown.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/22/gorgeousness-unbound"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/gorgeousness-unbound#comments Theater Volume 48, Issue 43 Robert Avila Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:28 +0000 Kate Conger 30977 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Hot date http://iswww.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/hot-date <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>TABLEHOPPING</strong> A unique intersection of art and food at curATE, and two ideas for date night in Russian Hill</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://iswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4843-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">Housemade pappardelle with lamb sugo at Seven Hills</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><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a></p> <h4>LIVIN' LARGE</h4> <p>Sometimes you read about an event so cool and artsy and smart that you have to say, "Hell to the yes, more of this please."<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/22/hot-date"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://iswww.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/hot-date#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 43 curATE Food and Drink Romantic Seven Hills Stones Throw Tablehopping Marcia Gagliardi Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:40:42 +0000 Kate Conger 30976 at http://iswww.sfbg.com This Week's Picks: July 23 - 29, 2014 http://iswww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/22/weeks-picks-july-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>WEDNESDAY 23</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/22/weeks-picks-july-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:39:12 +0000 Kate Conger 30975 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Rep Clock: July 23 - 29, 2014 http://iswww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/22/rep-clock-july-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/23-Tue/29 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>ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS </strong>992 Valencia, SF; <a href="http://www.atasite.org">www.atasite.org</a>. Free-$12. "Sistah Sinema: Celebrating Black Lesbian Motherhood," short films, Fri, 8. "Cyclone!", poetry reading with Jamie Townsend, Dodie Bellamy, Amy Berkowitz, and Aaron Simon, Sat, 4.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/22/rep-clock-july-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:38:32 +0000 Kate Conger 30974 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology: July 23 - 29, 2014 http://iswww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/22/psychic-dream-astrology-july-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>July 23-29, 2014</p> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>If you accept your passions you can work to bring them into fruition, Aries. You are ready to take a huge leap, and while it may be a leap of faith, it needn't be uninformed. Explore your desires (even the hidden, murky ones) and hold them up to the landscape of your circumstances to make the best possible choices.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/22/psychic-dream-astrology-july-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:37:58 +0000 Kate Conger 30973 at http://iswww.sfbg.com Theater Listings: July 23 - 29, 2014 http://iswww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/22/theater-listings-july-23-29-2014 <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/2014/07/22/theater-listings-july-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:37:22 +0000 Kate Conger 30972 at http://iswww.sfbg.com