Most people generally don't venture this high up on Noe Valley's 24th Street unless they're heading to the park with their dog, but Brad Levy's neighborhood fixture Firefly has consistently been packing in the locals for almost 19 years.
The past helps us understand the present, and what better way to do that than through theater? Marat/Sade, on view now at Brava Theatre, is a story of class wars and revolution, remarkably close to our current world.
Things can get pretty hot, fast and crowded around the Bay Area in summertime. Not here. This will be your new favorite place on earth.
With the summer salons largely latent, a good rousing store opening was a superlative excuse to get spruced up (and a little sauced) amidst the swells. Some shopped, some gawked, but a good and gregarious time was had by all.
While we're fond of fun quick spins around San Francisco now and then, there's something so rewarding about a long scenic ride, especially one that leads to an exciting overnight destination instead of your front door.
Diamond anniversaries are rare, so when they do arise, it's best to appreciate the sparkle of the subject being celebrated. This year, the City of San Francisco delivers honors to two of its icons -- the Golden Gate Bridge and the Stern Grove Festival.
Mark Jackson's Salomania,is debuting with its world premiere at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. Jackson carries the tale from the trenches of France to Old Bailey to taverns, bedrooms and other venues with remarkable fluidity and force.
Facebook has never been shy to include everyone on their site, but in recent years it has taken an active stance to really make the LGBT community feel welcome on the social networking site.
As I approach my one year living in San Francisco, I am quickly learning that June is a month full of celebrations and non-stop events all primarily focused on LGBT Pride. And there's one party that I'm not going to miss.
With the feature film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road on its way to U.S. theaters, it's the perfect time to make a pilgrimage to the Beat epicenter of San Francisco to see some Kerouac landmarks.
There is a reason I live in the sexual bubble that is San Francisco. In San Francisco, free sexual expression runs rampant through our streets, with free thinkers like the folks at theater company Cum & Glitter.
"The phrase Marriage Equality has become a political talking point for liberals and conservatives alike. The goal with the Marriage Equality Plays is to share a human side of a polarizing political issue."
You may not know it, being out here on the "other coast," but we have a presidential election coming up. Although we are one of the biggest states and one of the biggest piles of electoral college votes, we get absolutely no love, do we now?
I actually support the basic premise of Occupy, and believe there wouldn't be a national discourse right now about the disparity in wealth in this country if not for Occupy. But I also believe that you have to be the change you want to see in the world.
As the cast of Tenderloin brings the show's characters to life, the nervous energy that is often found outside the theatre starts to seep inside its walls.
As we roll towards this November, we'll have the appearance of "popcorn politics." These are the great shows and stands that our politicians will take over the summer, all angling to find that one blockbuster that will propel them back into office.