We're sure this movie tops your list of summer flicks to watch, so we're giving away 10 (admit two) passes* to next week's BRÜNO screening. Be one of the first 10 to correctly answer the question below and win tickets:
Name two celebrities BRÜNO has interviewed.
BRÜNO Screening, Monday, 7/6 at 7:30 p.m., AMC Metreon, 101 Fourth St., 3rd floor. Get there early.
BRÜNO IS IN THEATERS JULY 10. To check out what it’s all about, visit the BRÜNO website.
BRÜNO has been rated R (Restricted – Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
One of the greatest pleasures of “Art and Power in the Central African Savanna” at the has to be the moment you come across the almost-16-inch-high figure said to represent the Chokwe hero Chibinda Illunga. Curator Constantine Petridis of Cleveland Museum of Art saved it for last, when a few weeks ago he walked a slew of media mavens and African art specialists through the new de Young Museum exhibition of 60 or so sculptures created by Luba, Songye, Chokwe, and Luluwa artisans working in Central Africa.
Lake Street might be one of the best kept secrets in the city. Situated between the Presidio and Clement and just a short walk to Laurel Village, the street is an oasis of calm, pretty houses close enough to the action to forgo any 'burbs-like doldrums. And since it doesn't have the name cache of some other neighborhoods it can go unnoticed by many, though finding a rental can still be tough (hey, even a the best kept secrets get out in this small town). So when we saw this one bedroom located at Lake and Sixth Avenue for $1650, we knew it was worthy of a feature. The apartment has plenty going for it, with hardwoods floors, a well-kept kitchen and large windows looking out into the street.
Let the debate rage on. There are those who will argue, without any serious objection from me, that Jennifer Lynch’s Surveillance is a sadistic bit of pulp fiction that turns on a third-act twist almost too fantastical to stomach. And there are those who will laud it as a taut, twisted crime procedural that veers into some seriously dark territory for a finale that stays with you long after the lights have gone up.
Lunch is served! This week marks the return of the new and improved Thursday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, with more food fixings than ever: wood-fired pizza from Pizza Politana, porchetta sandwiches for Roli Roti, tacos and homemade strawberry horchata from Tacolicious, the latest from the Laiola team, lox sandwiches from Cap’n Mike’s Holy Smoke and kimchi okonomiyaki from the folks behind Namu. Additionally, you can find the best seasonal produce from Dirty Girl, Tory Farms, Lucero, Swanton and Lagier Ranches.
Mark Leibovich begins this Sunday's Times magazine feature, "Who Can Possibly Govern California?", by summing up our fair state: "Calamity is just part of the equation here, as if God gave California so much glamour and grandeur and great weather that he had to throw in some apocalyptic menace to provide a little balance. Earthquakes, say. Or Sacramento." Or foggy summers.
Last night's opening of The Plant Café on the Embarcadero—the second location of what was formerly called Lettüs Café in the Marina—marked the dawn of a mini organic empire for owners Matthew Guelke and Mark Lewis. Softly lit by dozens of Edison bulb pendants, the restaurant catered to stylish couples and eco-moms, enjoying a peak at the historic shipping station resuscitated by architect Cass Calder Smith—who also designed the nearby La Mar Cebicheria.
We may not have LA’s warm blanket of smog or Miami’s awesome DayGlo beachwear, but we still do summer pretty well here in SF. And believe it or not, for those few treasured days of unadulterated sunshine, our fair city even offers some amazing outdoor (and even rooftop!) pools. Check out these surprisingly summery locales and you’ll forget you’re still in city limits—until the first foghorn sounds.
Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center
1675 Owens Street
When did June become such a busy month of blockbusters? Aren’t we all supposed to be toe-deep in the sand, reveling in the bliss of summer sloth?
Apparently not. As the culturati dished out endless dollops of tantalizing invites last month: Samurai at the Asian Art Museum, Tut at the de Young, Gordon Getty at the SF Conservatory of Music. And the indefatigable and stylish Charlotte Mailliard Shultz hosting a round of private parties with great panache.
First up? The opening-night gala for the Lords of the Samurai: The Legacy of a Daimyo Family exhibition (through Sept. 12) at the Asian Art Museum.
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