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Dancing on MUNI, It's a Thing

Two bicycles, ten ODC performers, and multiple MUNI trains meet in Trolley Dances, a yearly event that sends local dancers into the wilds of the San Francisco transportation system. 

Different sections of Transit, KT Nelson’s new full-company piece for ODC, will be staged on specially-made bicycles that are slow to the point of immobility. (Insert inevitable MUNI joke here.) Set to music by Nico Muhly, Transit explores common spaces and common good and how we get around in both.

Wellness Amongst The Wilderness at Tahoe's Wellness Weekend, October 21-23

Tahoe is intrinsically relaxing: mountain air, lake views, mellow townies, and countless activities to satiate an athletic appetite. Whether an avid skier or river floater, most people leave Tahoe with an overall feeling of greatness. Tahoe is also an ideal retreat for gaining wellness while lapping in luxury. The 4th annual Lake Tahoe Wellness Weekend at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino offers an all-inclusive two days packed with fitness and healthy living classes and seminars at an alpine oasis.

8 Awesome Fall Hikes For Bay Area Kids

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids. Read the full article here.

Autumn in the Bay means pleasantly warm weather – a great time to be outdoors with the kids. Hiking during this season is typically less crowded, making for a serene hike, with the kids’ excited squeals being the loudest sounds on the trail. There are many great places for exploring this time of year, with the following parks and trails having their own special reasons to draw the family.

'80s Night at Cat Club Still Rocks

Just as salsa dancing and tango waltzing attract their steadfast followers, so does ’80’s music. I’m serious.

Cat Club has been hosting Thursday night ‘80s night for as long as I’ve lived here (and possibly much longer). I know because it was a stop on one of my first dates in the Bay Area. The one where the guy, who smelled rank, made me drive, and we bounced from club to bar to club handing out flyers for some show he was trying to promote. Then he gave me $1 for gas. Terrible. 

American Dream Gives Way to Recurring Nightmares in 'Take Shelter'

There’s a storm coming. Curtis LaForche can sense it. More ominously, he can see the dark clouds gathering, hear the deafening claps of thunder, feel the torrential downpours as they drench him with an oily rain. Is he the only one who can? Curtis has every right to wonder. Around the same age, his mother was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.
 
Curtis suspects he’s headed down the same path. He is given sleeping pills to ward off his nightmares, in which everyone – his neighbors, his wife, even the family dog – tries to tear him to shreds. He recounts his fears to a counselor at the free clinic, but even at his most lucid he believes the visions are no mere delusions. Why else would he get rid of his dog and part with his closest friend?
 

Lupe Fiasco @ the Fox Theater

Lupe Fiasco took the stage at the Fox Theater in Oakland last night with an impressive performance in support of his latest album "Lasers."

7 Accessories For SF's Indian Summer

1. Fringe Benefits

Unleash your inner hippie with this JJ Winters fringe bag in gray suede. The satchel’s studded metal detailing, gold clasp, and long, braided strap add modern twists to this ’60s look. Tote it around to fall’s music festivals and picnics in the park. $473 at Boutique To You.

2. Boot Camp

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink For Cheap (or Free) This Week

Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF.

1. N-Judah Chronicles Anniversary Bash: The N-Judah Chronicles are celebrating six years of keeping tabs on life in the Inner Sunset, and neighborhood folks are invited to come celebrate with them at Blackthorn Tavern, where Blockboard will be giving away free beers. The catch? You either have to prove that you live in the I.S. (they threaten obscure trivia questions), or download the Blockboard app on your phone. Not a bad deal, all told. RSVP here. Thursday, October 13, 5-7 pm, at Blackthorn Tavern, 834 Irving St., Inner Sunset.

The Real Real Helps You Find The Real Designer Deal

It was only a matter of time before flash sale sites went niche and high-end. The recently launched The Real Real hosts designer clothing and accessory consignment sales for 72 hours, five times a week. Three words: Watch out eBay.

Berkeley Rep's Latest: How to Write a New Book for the Bible

Adam and Eve managed to get their kids banished from the Garden of Eden, and parenting in religion has been going downhill ever since. How To Write a New Book for the Bible is award-winning playwright Bill Cain’s flashlight into the grand religious and theatrical traditions of familial blame. 

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