San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://www1.sfbg.com/frontpage/%22%20gaJsHost%20%22google-analytics.com/pixel_vision/2012/02/01/sundance-diary-volume-three-docs en A really good kiss http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/really-good-kiss <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://www1.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-food_weeknighter.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"> <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN PHOTO BY JOSEPH SCHELL</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--><br /> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER</strong><span style="font-weight: normal;"> I used to hang out at the </span><strong>Noc Noc</strong><span style="font-weight: normal;"> (557 Haight Street, SF. <a href="tel:415-861-5811" target="_blank">415-861-5811</a>) for too many hours in a row just so I could make out with the bartender after she got off work. She’d feed me bottles of powerful sake and I’d sit around bullshitting with the half dozen or so other dudes who’d come by with hopes of getting in her pants. </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/really-good-kiss"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/really-good-kiss#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 30 Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:47:30 +0000 Kate Conger 30394 at http://www1.sfbg.com Sounds of silence http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/sounds-silence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Nina Raine's 'Tribes' explores a specific and general deafness</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://www1.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-theater_tribes.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">Family drama: Tribes</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO COURTESY OF MELLOPIX.COM</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="/2014/04/22/sounds-silence"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/sounds-silence#comments Theater Volume 48, Issue 30 Robert Avila Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:40:04 +0000 Kate Conger 30393 at http://www1.sfbg.com Let's pig out http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/lets-pig-out <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://www1.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-food_tablehop.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 garden (and 17 Reasons tribute!) at Blue Plate</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY ALANNA HALE VIA BLUE PLATE</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>TABLEHOPPING</strong> Blue Plate turns 15 and wants to party, Cochon 555 returns to SF, and you can get a mapo scramble on the weekend!</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/lets-pig-out"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/lets-pig-out#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 30 Marcia Gagliardi Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:38:47 +0000 Kate Conger 30392 at http://www1.sfbg.com This Week's Picks: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://www1.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/weeks-picks-april-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>WEDNESDAY/23</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/04/22/weeks-picks-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:37:26 +0000 Kate Conger 30391 at http://www1.sfbg.com Rep Clock: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://www1.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/rep-clock-april-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>ANSWER COALITION </strong>2969 Mission, SF; <a href="http://www.answersf.org">www.answersf.org</a>. $5-10. <strong>Gold Fever </strong>(2013), Wed, 7.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/04/22/rep-clock-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:36:47 +0000 Kate Conger 30390 at http://www1.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://www1.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/psychic-dream-astrology-april-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>April 23-29, 2014</p> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>If you slack off this week you'll find that things get overwhelming pretty quickly. This can be a time of meaningful beginnings as long as you stay true to your vision for the future you want to create. Stay on course even if the road is bumpy or longer than you think it should be.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/04/22/psychic-dream-astrology-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:36:08 +0000 Kate Conger 30389 at http://www1.sfbg.com Theater Listings: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://www1.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/theater-listings-april-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/2014/04/22/theater-listings-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:35:32 +0000 Kate Conger 30388 at http://www1.sfbg.com Projections http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/projections <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A long list of short takes on SFIFF 57</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://www1.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-film_blurbs_Difret.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">A teen fights for her rights in Ethiopian drama Difret.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo courtesty San Francisco Film Society</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Harmony Lessons </strong>(Emir Baigazin, Kazakhstan/Germany/France, 2013) Darwinian natural selection seems to be the guiding principle at the rural Kazakh school where bright farm boy Aslan (Timur Aidarbekov) is sent to further his education. What he learns there is mostly about survival, as he soon discovers the institution is dominated by an elaborate system of bullying and extortion in which a few older students terrorize the younger and weaker. <span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/projections"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/projections#comments Film Review Volume 48, Issue 30 Guardian Staff Writers Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:34:54 +0000 Kate Conger 30387 at http://www1.sfbg.com Film Listings: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://www1.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/film-listings-april-23-29-2014 <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;">SF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/04/22/film-listings-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:31:48 +0000 Kate Conger 30386 at http://www1.sfbg.com Love rumbles http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/love-rumbles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Who is Charlie Megira? A Berlin rebel with a Bay Area connection</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://www1.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/30-music_CharlieMegira.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 old soul and younger heart of Charlie Megira</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY ALEXANDER KRAVETS</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>MUSIC Like some bastard love child of Link Wray and Johnny Thunders, Berlin-by-way-of-Israel rock 'n' roller Charlie Megira has mastered the art of blending 1950s-style rock guitar and spooky, blood-curdling howls. In his newest incarnation (though not as new as it may seem, but we'll get to that later), the Bet She'an Valley Hillbillies, he takes those building blocks and adds a vroom-vroom rockabilly twang.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/love-rumbles"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/love-rumbles#comments Music Volume 48, Issue 30 Emily Savage Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:30:41 +0000 Kate Conger 30385 at http://www1.sfbg.com California, from scratch http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/california-scratch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A new band from Bay Area punk veterans — with members of Green Day and Jawbreaker — wants to earn your fandom on its own terms</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://www1.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-music_leftdial_california.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">Adam Pfahler, Dustin Clark, and Jason White are CALIFORNIA, and they play the Rickshaw Stop Thu/24.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:esilvers@sfbg.com">esilvers@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/california-scratch"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/california-scratch#comments Music Features Volume 48, Issue 30 California Green Day Jawbreaker Left of the Dial Punk Emma Silvers Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:26:02 +0000 Emma Silvers 30384 at http://www1.sfbg.com Events: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://www1.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/events-april-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at <a href="mailto:listings@sfbg.com">listings@sfbg.com</a>. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Selector.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">WEDNESDAY 23</span></p> <p><strong>Susie Hara </strong>Green Arcade, 1680 Market, SF; <a href="http://www.thegreenarcade.com">www.thegreenarcade.com</a>. 7pm, free. The author launches her new noir, <em>Finder of Lost Objects.</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/04/22/events-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Events Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:22:16 +0000 Kate Conger 30383 at http://www1.sfbg.com Reel-ality http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/reel-ality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Around the world with SF International Film Festival documentaries</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://www1.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-film_docs_Happiness.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">"Happiness"</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">COURTESY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY</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>SFIFF</strong> "I'm the wrong kind of person to be really big and famous," Elliott Smith admits in <strong><em>Heaven Adores You</em></strong>, Nickolas Rossi's moving portrait of the late indie musician, who went from regional star to superstar after his Oscar nomination for 1997's <em>Good Will Hunting. </em>"It was fun ... for a day," Smith reflects — and anyone who saw Smith's hushed Academy Awards performance, on a night that also included Celine Dion's chest-thumping rendition of "My Heart Will Go On," has likely never forgotten it.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/reel-ality"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="325" height="275" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://www1.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4830-film_docs_Happiness_0.jpg?1398262941" /> </div> </div> </div> http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/reel-ality#comments Film Review Volume 48, Issue 30 SFIFF 2014 Cheryl Eddy Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:21:17 +0000 Kate Conger 30382 at http://www1.sfbg.com New direction http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/new-direction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>SF Film Society head Noah Cowan settles into the job — and eagerly awaits his first SFIFF</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://www1.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-film_Cowan.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">A man, a plan: Noah Cowan looks forward to shaping SFFS' future.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY GEORGE PIMENTEL, WIREIMAGE/GETTY FOR TIFF</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>SFIFF </strong>First things first: Brand-new San Francisco Film Society Executive Director Noah Cowan's two favorite movies are 1942 Preston Sturges screwball comedy <em>The Palm Beach Story </em>and 1974 disaster drama <em>The Towering Inferno.</em> Appropriately, our first meeting takes place in downtown San Francisco, where that fictional world's tallest building (containing Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, and O.J. Simpson, among others) went up in flames.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/new-direction"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/new-direction#comments Film Review Volume 48, Issue 30 Cheryl Eddy Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:20:04 +0000 Kate Conger 30381 at http://www1.sfbg.com Ketchup http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/ketchup <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://www1.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-ego_DJapollo.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">Needle fiend: DJ Apollo hosts the DMC Regional DJ Battle Sat/26</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:marke@sfbg.com">marke@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>SUPER EGO</strong> Whoever decided to pack Disclosure (charging $50 for a DJ set!), the adorable Martinez Brothers, Easter with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, 420 in the Park, two insane undergrounds, and 200 bottomless mimosa brunches into one blurred weekend deserves to be packed into a giant pastel plastic egg and rolled down Mt. Tam. My head feels like a gargantuan green Bunnyzilla hopped upon a ketchup packet, not cute. So here are some brief items of interest before I lay down for just a minute.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/ketchup"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www1.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/ketchup#comments Super Ego Volume 48, Issue 30 Marke B. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:18:08 +0000 Kate Conger 30380 at http://www1.sfbg.com