This Week's Paper
Hahn for lieutenant governor. Nava and Colfax for judge. No, no, no on 16 and 17 ... Complete endorsements for the June 8 primary
If San Francisco wants to present a solid legal case that its CCA is already in business, the contract with Powerchoice needs to be completed and signed, now
Mayor Newsom wants to be sure the lowest-paid folks get their share of the hurt
When the real estate bubble burst, tenants saw their jobs disappear and incomes drop - but rents remained at record high levels
Paul Addis, fresh from a prison stint for attacking Burning Man's icon, returns to a San Francisco stage
Arts & Culture
Catching up — and falling out — with the Harlem Globetrotters
Sandra Bernhard goes off wonderfully. Plus: Queensday, Devotion, and goth-industrial bacchanal
Propaganda meets parody in The Juche Idea
The wit and wisdom — and sweet and scary melodies — of Baby Dee
B.o.B and an era of hip-hop that's pop, pop, and more pop
In Dame Hooker's DVD doc Land of the Homicide, commentators become victims of the violence they describe
Growing tries on new sounds and stumbles to the dance floor
A car collision sparks a relationship in the uneven An Accident
Thrillpeddlers takes its revivalism seriously, in Spandex
John Carpenter-directed biopic Elvis resurfaces
New ways of seeing and the presence of Morris Graves
Food & Drink
Weathering a "soccer jaw" -- and diving into duck flautas at Chilango
A sleek sushi joint boasting striking combinations and an early adopter fanbase
Plus, pasta pennings from San Francisco's past
7-9pm, free. Union Square, Geary & Powell, SF. www.meetup.com
Funk Revival Orchestra - A three piece horn section, four piece rhythm section, and two vocalists from Oakland show you how to get down.
9pm, $10. Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 816-5016, www.cafedunord.com
7pm, $20-100, CELLspace, 2050 Bryant, SF. (415) 648-7562 , more info: email@example.com
Afrolicious - Mark up three years for this weekly "afro-tropi-electro-funk-disco-house" jam jam, and bust a move with co-conspirators DJ Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz.
9:30pm, $8-10. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. (415) 552-7788 www.elboroom.com
Birdemic - Jason Nguyen's Hitchcock inspired horror was filmed in Marin, and has gained a cult following based on it's ahem, low tech special effects. Late night showings guarantee a creepily hilarious good time.
(also Sat/1) 11pm, $9.75. Roxie Cinema, 3117 16th St., SF. (415) 863-1087 www.roxie.com
starts at 11am (through Sun/2), free. Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland. www.museumca.org
Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra - MLK's life work, set to an orchestrated score. Because the sounds of the civil rights movement are music for modern ears.
1-2:30pm, free. Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission & 3rd St., SF. www.ybgf.org
3-7pm, $15. Grant, between Pacific & Vallejo, SF. www.chinatowncdc.org
Ned Sublette - Ned Sublette's not just a leading scholar of Cuban beats -- he's also a top notch country-western artist whose Willie Nelson cover "Cowboys are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other" blew the roof off of post- Brokeback America.
4pm-12am, $25-55. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. (415) 346-6000, www.wanderlustfestival.com/fillmore
9pm, $7. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. (415) 552-7788 www.elboroom.com
JFK Drive Smooth Pavement Ride - What's better than cruising through Golden Gate Park on some nice, new asphalt? You're gonna have to help me with that one.
5:30pm, free. Meet @ McLaren Lodge, Stanyan & Fell, SF. www.sfbike.org
reception @ 5:30pm, movie @ 7:30pm, $25. Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight, SF. (415) 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com
Makoto Aida: Cynic in the Playground - Freaky manga artist Makoto Aida paints big blenders full of tiny little people, among other thought provoking images. Only one night's showing of this documentary on him -- maybe New People thought our stomachs could only tolerate so much?
7pm, $10-25. Viz Cinema @ New People, 1746 Post, SF. www.newpeopleworld.com
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