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Butterflies Are Freed at the Academy of Sciences

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 06.29.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Guests arriving at the California Academy of Sciences' Big Bang Gala were greeted by human 'butterflies' swooping and flitting about, their shimmering wings competing with patrons' dresses for color and contrast.

Quirky, Flamboyant Stagecraft Propels Pericles at Berkeley Rep

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.22.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Wing-Davey and company -- including a three-piece ensemble that provides all manner of terrific musical and sound support -- have turned this Pericles into a showcase for quirky stagecraft. If that sounds like your dish, have at it.

Swells Come to Pier at the New Exploratorium

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 06.18.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

San Francisco's beloved Exploratorium opened with a big splashy party that befitting its swell new digs on Pier 15. Guests were as giddy as schoolchildren on a field trip as they navigated the expanse filled to the open rafters with scientific schemes.

Magic on the Screen at Silent Film Festival

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 04.17.2013 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

There is a folk tale / fairy tale feel to this month's San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The festival's upcoming winter event, a now annual day-long series of screenings at the Castro Theater, takes place on Saturday, February 16.

Sex and the City by Trannyshack

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 04.08.2013 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

One of the things I loved about this play is that the sex scenes are made to be more humorous than dirty.

Friday Footsteps: Searching for the Item

Christopher Caen | Posted 10.10.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Last night after the heat still had not really broken, we had no idea what to do. So, after a moment's hesitation, we decided the only appropriate action was North Beach.

Delightfully Dark, Sweeney Todd, a Must See

David Duran | Posted 09.15.2012 | San Francisco
David Duran

I had the pleasure of attending opening night of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Eureka Theater. The Ray of Light Theatre production was absolutely stunning and worth the modest ticket price.

Friday Feast: San Francisco Dinner Party

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.12.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Those of you who have reading my scrawlings since the days of the Examiner column will know this game by now. We have done this before, and it seems about time to send the hamster around the wheel.

Friday Finances: Ignore Us at Your Peril

Christopher Caen | Posted 08.01.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

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?