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The Funniest and Furriest Musical in Town


This week saw the opening of the Broadway smash Avenue Q at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre. It’s Sesame Street for grown-ups and is every bit the brilliant show I hoped it would be. With unusually catchy naughty tunes like “It Sucks to Be Me,” “The Internet Is for Porn,” and “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” this monster puppet show socks a punch with every note.

And the eight-minute puppet-shagging scene had everyone howling, some people ducking for cover. I was simply impressed with the puppet stamina!

Out of This World

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

New Orleans-based jazz collective Galactic played the Independent on Wednesday, July 25. The Jazz-funk outfit were joined by special guests Radioactive, Leo Nocentelli, Ivan Neville, Matt Dillon, Glen Hartman and Kirk Joseph.


Halloween Castrated

The city decided to close down the Castro Halloween festivities, or as many San Franciscans call it, the biggest (and easiest) pick-up party of the year. Blocks of scantily-clad naughty nurses and maids along with lawyers and construction men, all looking for tricks and treats.

photography by Jaimie D. Travis

Pasta My Heart

I know I write about pasta a lot. But as they old saying goes: Write what you know.

7 Questions with <i>Superbad</i>’s Stars

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Superbad is a movie about sex, drugs, under-age drinking, but above all else, it's about friendship.

The three main actors, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are pants down hilarious. I cannot recall the last time I laughed so much during a movie or an interview.

Where to Eat Next

In the Outer Richmond, a restaurant to return to.

Symphonix Gala Preview

Symphonix members attended a lecture given by Associate Conductor James Gaffigan at the SF Conservatory of Music. This is one of several preview events leading up to the Symphony's opening gala. Gala co-chairs Makai Fisher and Stefanie Roumeliotes and Symphonix president Roberta Economidis and program chair Peter Boer all joined in the night's festivities.

Under the Blacklight

Rilo Kiley
Under the Blacklight
Warner Brothers
(Out August 21)

Melissa's Playlist 08.08.07

courtesy of Bat for Lashes

Due to copyright issues, some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.
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