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BEST OF THE BAY 2014 READERS POLL IS HERE http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/08/26/best-bay-2014-coming <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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/calavera_mariachi.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Our 40th annual Best of the Bay issue is coming Oct. 15!&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px;">This year's theme is Dia de los Muertos, in celebration of true Bay Area spirit.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20px;"> </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/08/26/best-bay-2014-coming"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Best of the Bay 2014 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:43:26 +0000 admin 31167 at http://www.sfbg.com Folsom Special: Guerilla Queer bar returns as leather "Pop-Up" http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/09/18/folsom-special-guerilla-queer-bar-returns-leather-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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Teaser_220_wide/GQB2000Marina.jpg" alt="" title="" width="220" height="200"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:220px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Guerilla days: GQB takes over the Marina in 2000.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Picture it: the Marina, 2000, a club called Trap Door playing goofy throwback hip-hop, shirty dudes and "woo" girls playing the heter-mating game with hetero-abando.</p> <p>In strut a gaggle of rough and ready queers, me included, part of <a href="http://guerrillaqueerbar.typepad.com/" target="_blank">Guerilla Queer Bar</a>, to shake things up and sprinkle a little unicorn rainbow dust (and wig hair) on the proceedings. Web 1.0 was in full effect, queers were losing their spaces, and so we wanted to "take it back" by invading "straight" neighborhoods and wreaking a little lavender havoc -- you know, to even things out and have fun. It was kind of the original flashmob, spread only by the limited social media of the time (i.e. email listservs).&nbsp;</p> <p>And that's when the shiny-cuffed bro pulled out a $20 and told me to make out with his roommate so he and his friends could watch. "We've never seen two guys make out in real life!" he said. I didn't know whether to be flattered or insulted, but damn right I took his money stright up, and cultural experiences were shared all 'round.</p> <p>Now, just in time for Folsom frolicking (most of it restricted to Soma), GQB is back, but in a much more global-reaching form called "<strong><a href="http://www.popupgaybar.com/" target="_blank">Pop-Up Gay Bar</a></strong>," still intending to challenge assumptions gay and straight in unexpected neighborhoods, while downing some yummy cocktails and making new friends. <strong>The next one will take place tomorrow, Fri/21 -- sign up at the link above to get the details!</strong> Let's take some queer leather and love to the normals.</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/09/18/folsom-special-guerilla-queer-bar-returns-leather-pop"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Bars Folsom Street Fair Guerilla Queer Bar Leather Nightlife Party Radar Queer Sex Issue 2014 Marke B. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:52:08 +0000 admin 31317 at http://www.sfbg.com Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/17/hockey-drums-pianos-and-trashy-movies-passions-ruled-tiff-2014 <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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/zmn0LZ__electricboogaloo_01_o4__8258658__1406657804.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"><em>Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo courtesy of TIFF</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><em>Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from an epic Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first installment <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/16/toronto-international-film-festival-report-defense-long-long-movie">here</a>.</em></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Despite notable entries like George Roy Hill's defining<em> Slap Shot</em> (1977) and Michael Dowse's remarkable <em>Goon</em> (2011), hockey films have always been a little more overlooked in the US than they should be. Gabe Polsky's blood-pumping <em>Red Army</em> (US/Russia) is begging to be adapted into a rip-roaring narrative, à la Catherine Hardwick's <em>Lords of Dogtown</em> (2005) take on Stacy Peralta's skateboarding doc <em>Dogtown &amp; Z-Boys</em> (2001). </span></p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/17/hockey-drums-pianos-and-trashy-movies-passions-ruled-tiff-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:55:20 +0000 cheryl 31316 at http://www.sfbg.com Facebook talks delayed, drag queens plan to sass social media into the 21st century http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/17/facebook-talks-delayed-drag-queens-plan-sass-social-media-21st-century <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="/sites/default/files/dynimagecache/0-0-720-609-325-275/heklina_0.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">PHOTO COURTESY OF HEKLINA</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A cadre of drag queens, LGBT rights supporters and politicos trekked in their glamorous best to Facebook HQ today, to negotiate the reinstatement of Facebook profiles for those who don't use their legal or birth names.&nbsp;</p> <p>What'd they get? Bupkiss, zip, zero, nada, nothing – for now. But in a twist of Harvey Milk's famous recant, perhaps they were given hope.&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/17/facebook-talks-delayed-drag-queens-plan-sass-social-media-21st-century"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> diversity drag queens Facebook Heklina LGBT rights Sister Roma Tech Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:32:46 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31315 at http://www.sfbg.com Airbnb says it will collect and pay local taxes in SF. Really. http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/17/airbnb-says-it-will-collect-and-pay-local-taxes-sf-really <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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/airbnb_horizontal_lockup_print.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">In the wake of this week’s <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/16/still-not-sharing">contentious hearing on legislation</a> to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals in San Francisco, where Airbnb was chastised for snubbing the city on collecting and paying local taxes, the company today sent an email to its hosts announcing that it would begin doing so Oct. 1.</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/17/airbnb-says-it-will-collect-and-pay-local-taxes-sf-really"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Airbnb Steven T. Jones Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:43:25 +0000 steven 31314 at http://www.sfbg.com Indian Joe suffers a tragic injury, keeps his sense of humor http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/17/indian-joe-suffers-tragic-injury-keeps-his-sense-humor <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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-17%20at%201.26.53%20PM.png" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>We spotted Indian Joe, an iconic San Francisco character who’s famous for emulating the look of rock legend Alice Cooper, on the sidewalk outside the Bay Guardian office Monday morning. Donning his signature top hat, he beamed and said hello. But something was wrong.</p> <p>Joe was sitting in a wheelchair, and the lower half of his right leg was gone.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/17/indian-joe-suffers-tragic-injury-keeps-his-sense-humor"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rebecca Bowe Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:41:04 +0000 rebecca 31313 at http://www.sfbg.com Rep Clock: Sep 17-23, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/17/rep-clock-sep-17-23-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/17-Tue/23 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/17/rep-clock-sep-17-23-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:04:22 +0000 admin 31312 at http://www.sfbg.com Alerts: Sept 17-23, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/17/alerts-sept-17-23-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Leather and Feathers: AIDS Emergency Fund's Annual Gala</h4> <p>Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard, SF. 7pm, $125. For the second year, the San Francisco AIDS Emergency Fund is hosting its annual gala, Leather and Feathers, to raise money for clients. This year, the organization is proud to debut Fantasy Runway, where community members will strut their finest leather, fetish gear, and drag.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">FRIDAY 19</span></p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/17/alerts-sept-17-23-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Alerts Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:00:28 +0000 admin 31311 at http://www.sfbg.com Film Listings: Sept 17-23, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/17/film-listings-sept-17-23-2014 <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><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/17/film-listings-sept-17-23-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:52:18 +0000 admin 31310 at http://www.sfbg.com Events Listings: sept. 17-23, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/17/events-listings-sept-17-23-2014 <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 17</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/17/events-listings-sept-17-23-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Events Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:49:32 +0000 admin 31309 at http://www.sfbg.com Stage Listings: September 17-23, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/17/stage-listings-september-17-23-2014 <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/2014/09/17/stage-listings-september-17-23-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:45:10 +0000 admin 31308 at http://www.sfbg.com This Week's Picks: Sept 17-23, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/17/weeks-picks-sept-17-23-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>WEDNESDAY/17</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/17/weeks-picks-sept-17-23-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:24:19 +0000 admin 31307 at http://www.sfbg.com Head First http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/head-first <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--><br /> <p class="asubhed">Two fingers in the ass ain't bad</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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/HeadFirst1_0.JPG" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--><br /> <p class="abodynoind">I never liked anything in my ass until I spent a couple hours with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.makesexeasy.com/" target="_blank">Charlie Glickman.</a>&nbsp;I met him at a party in Oakland while I was complaining about 20-something guys and their tendency to try to spear my anus with their dicks. Having spent most of my life in suburban America, I was only exposed to boys who had nothing but Internet porn and impatience, so even though I'd been interested in trying butt stuff, I never had the opportunity. I was close to giving up hope.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/head-first"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> News Volume 48, Issue 51 Head First Krissy Eliot Sex Issue 2014 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:39:22 +0000 steven 31306 at http://www.sfbg.com Titties and fried chicken http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/titties-and-fried-chicken <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><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In which Stuart succumbs to the lure of buffets and boobs.</span></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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-food_sex_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> "Come on Stuart. Titties and fried chicken. How can you, of all people, say no?"</p> <p>They were cajoling me via Twitter. There's probably some hip slang for that, twijoling maybe, but I don't know what it is. Regardless, Mik, Ed, Dottie, and Cait were really giving it to me. And of course I caved. Willpower isn't one of my powers. Plus, Mik was visiting from New York and I'd been meaning to go for so long anyway.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/titties-and-fried-chicken"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 51 chicken Food & Drink Sex Issue 2014 Strip Clubs Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:09:36 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31305 at http://www.sfbg.com Family fish fry http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/family-fish-fry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Enda Walsh's 'New Electric Ballroom' takes its Bay Area bow</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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-theater_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">Sister act: Breda (Anne Darragh), Ada (Beth Wilmurt), and Clara (Trish Mulholland) <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY PAK HAN</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com </a></p> <p><strong>THEATER</strong> Ireland's exceptional Enda Walsh may have gained wider attention and a bigger paycheck for his stage adaptation of indie film&nbsp;<em>Once</em>, but his real work for the stage is in more intricate little plays — far darker, funnier, and more polyphonous dramas like 1996's&nbsp;<em>Disco Pigs</em>&nbsp;and 2007's&nbsp;<em>The Walworth Farce</em>, the latter seen in Berkeley in 2009 when Cal Performances hosted Druid Theater of Galway's superb production.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/family-fish-fry"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Theater Volume 48, Issue 51 Enda Walsh Shotgun Players Theater Robert Avila Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:04:33 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31304 at http://www.sfbg.com