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18 October 2018


Voices of dissent buffet Milk plaza project

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 17

The proposed remodel of Harvey Milk Plaza ran into headwinds of dissent this week as arts commissioners critiqued the project and a prominent local architecture critic pooh-poohed the design.

Safety issues dumb down Eagle Plaza design

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 17

Due to safety issues voiced by the city's fire department, a less prodigious design for a leather-themed public parklet in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood is making its way through the approval process.

Editorial: Schaaf deserves second term

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Oct 17

From standing up to Trump to implementing a creative strategy to help homeless people, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf deserves a second term.

Editorial: Out candidates are running all over

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Oct 17

Throughout the Bay Area there are gay, lesbian, and bi candidates running for city council seats (and one Board of Supervisors race).

Editorial: SF ballot measure endorsements

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Oct 17

There are only five San Francisco propositions on the November ballot, but they could have lasting effects on city policy.

Political Notebook: Oakland candidate Harris receives surprise boost

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 17

Three weeks ahead of the November 6 election lesbian Oakland City Council candidate Pam Harris received a surprise boost to her candidacy when the incumbent unexpectedly endorsed her.

Phillips trial goes to jury

CRIME | By Alex Madison | Oct 17

A San Francisco Superior Court jury began deliberating Tuesday in the Michael Phillips murder trial.

Millions slated for homeless services if Prop C passes

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Oct 17

Homelessness has been one of the most talked about issues leading up to the November 6 election in San Francisco, and one of the most contentious issues voters will determine is Proposition C, dubbed "Our City, Our Home" by supporters.

LGBT History Month: 50 years on, busting the myths of Stonewall

HISTORY | By Mark Segal | Oct 17

Each of us who were at Stonewall has a different view of the event, which will turn 50 next year.

Arts & Culture

The awesome twosome of 'Be More Chill'

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 17

"Be More Chill," an upbeat, offbeat sci-fi high school musical, with songs by Joe Iconis and a fan-fave featured performance by George Salazar, is a viral sensation.

Our Sacramento

ART | By Roberto Friedman | Oct 17

When Saoirse Ronan as Lady Bird in Greta Gerwig's film of that name calls her hometown Sacramento "the Midwest of California," it's a good line but maybe a little bit unfair to our state capital.

Guest conductor gets dynamic response

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Oct 17

Guest conductors are keeping the podium covered at Davies Symphony Hall this month as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas works with his other family at the New World Symphony in Miami.

Reconsidering Bernstein's symphonies

MUSIC | By Tim Pfaff | Oct 17

Leonard Bernstein's three symphonies have gotten a much-needed boost from the composer's centennial, if largely by way of recordings.

It was a dark and stormy night

DVD | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 17

Director James Whale's "The Old Dark House" (1932) has recently been released on BluRay in a newly restored and remastered print.

Partnership supreme: Dietrich & von Sternberg

DVD | By Tavo Amador | Oct 17

Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich had a distinctive collaboration. Their six pictures remain visually stunning, erotic, romantic, and atmospheric.


BOO FEST at BMW of San Francisco

SPIRITS | By Advertising Department | Oct 17

RSVP NOW We would love for you to join us! Advanced RSVP for this event is required for entry at the door. You may register up to 3 guests, and must include their names below to be added to the guest list. Must be 21+ to attend.

American Gongfu: Oakland tea house's savory sips

DINING & DRINKING | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 17

Oakland couple James Erb and Jason Young would love to spill the tea with you. The pair share fascinating tidbits about the cultivation, processing and preparation of tea through their business, American Gongfu.

Nightlife Events Oct 18-25, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Oct 17

Harvest the lovely array of nightlife opportunities, including some events that'll pounce early into Halloween themes.

Embrace the change; create the future

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Oct 10

One of the things I noticed throughout Folsom week was that the array and breadth of erotic interests and fetishes and how they present in the LGBTQ kink communities are continuing to grow and solidify into distinct groupings.

Litquake's queer pages: Literary festival's got plenty for all

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 10

Litquake's 19th annual festival runs from October 11 through 20 at venues all over the Bay Area. Along with readings galore, and the last-night Lit Crawl, several LGBTQ authors promise plenty of fun for wordsmith fans.

Nightlife Events Oct 11-18, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Oct 10

Can you take yourself out and have fun alone? Do you play well with others? Play along to live, lipsynched, and lively DJed talents.