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Chomp! Neil Hamburger at Hemlock Tavern

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What, me worried? Photo by James Maclennan.

By Ben Sinclair

While Neil Hamburger, the oldest and most haggard to receive the title “America’s Youngest Comedian,” is generally enough to handle on his own, having an act like Pleeseasaur (hardly related to the plesiosaur, ancient Loch Ness monster-resembling reptile of the underwater world) open for him felt overstimulating. Read more »

Hot bears in underwear: $10

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Alas, my camera crapped out over this past weekend's massive Critical Mass/LoveFest/Folsom Street Fair miasma -- but these little critters from LA artist Todd's David & Goliath line ("We make stupid stuff so you don't have to") somehow summed up my entire three-day -- and all-night -- experience. Pass the Advil, darling. Read more »

Veg out

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By Amber Peckham

As summer bids a fond farewell to the city, getting the most out of the few beautiful days that are left is a must. If you’re looking for an activity suitable for groups of all sizes, take a jaunt over to the 8th Annual World Veg Festival at the county fair building in Golden Gate Park. The festival spans the whole weekend, and is free from 10-10:30, after which the suggested donation is $5.

The San Francisco Vegetarian Society puts the event together, and has over its eight year lifespan attracted other sponsors that also take part in the festivities. Read more »

Chicago's Estrojam hits us where we secrete

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Margaret Cho rocked the mic - and her burleque bone - at Estrojam in Chicago.

By K. Tighe

An estimated 15,000 attendees flocked to venues around Chicago last week, Sept. 18-23, for the fifth annual Estrojam Music and Culture Festival to see women doing what they do best. Read more »

Fashion: Eat me

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I once tried to make a bikini out of Fruit Loops – a disastrous project that resulted in melted clear plastic, hundreds of broken colored “o”s, and several hot-glue burns. So when I hear about designers making “edible fashions,” I’m duly impressed and skeptical. Read more »

Toast for two

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Last night I had the classic single journalist’s dilemma: who to take to a work event? Read more »

Porno for peggers...and everyone else

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By Amber Peckham

All dressed up with nowhere to go? Not anymore. Dig those funkalicious duds and worn-out sex toys out of your attic (you know they’re up there) and head over to Oakland’s Parkway Theater tonight, where Babeland is holding a screening of the erotic film The Opening of Misty Beethoven. Read more »

Erotic Art Alley

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The Christian Right has their landlocked panties in a tussle over Folsom Street Fair's promotional "Last Supper Poster" -- and I strongly urge you to check out the anti-gay "Americans For Truth" Web site for a good chuckle -- but the poster's nothing, eroto-artistically speaking, when it comes to what Folsom's got in store: the first ever Folsom Erotic Art Alley! Read more »

Divas get desperate ... for love

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Twelve famed drag queens. One pageant. BLOOD!

This Saturday, gather in awe at Most Holy Redeemer in the Castro to witness the unveiling of the 2008 Desperate Diva calendar -- all proceeds benefitting the AIDS Housing Alliance -- and watch Misses January-December duke it out live on stage over who has the most... er.... dates? Read more »

'Sup, Sunday

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By Soo Oh

If you have the privilege of living in California — home to a wealth, nay, an embarrassment, of agricultural riches — then eating locally farmed products isn't only your right, it's practically a duty. The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) is holding their fifth annual Sunday Supper this weekend at the eminently cool Ferry Building off the Embarcadero, featuring family-style dinners by the Bay's finest chefs, cooked up from the produce sold at the Ferry Plaza Market. Read more »