Arts + Culture
I’m dating a guy who has recently been making some not-too-subtle hints that I wax. He says we will both enjoy sex better. I'm naturally a bit furrier than average, and fulfilling this request would present a near constant and painful challenge. I’ve told him I’ll wax when he does. That seems fair to me, but he's not taking my response seriously.
If you ever yell “THE BUTLER DID IT!” (with or without brandished candlestick) when your roommate asks about the suspicious red (wine) stain on her new yellow carpet, this is the show for you. Wadsworth, Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard and Mrs. Peacock are pressed into service at Hill House once again to solve the murder of poor (and oft-done away with) Mr. Boddy. Complete with blackmail, thickly spread lies, and weapons being passed around like canapes, this delightfully meta theatrical version of Clue is adapted from the movie, which was adapted from the game.
Comedy: Cash Cab's Ben Bailey
You may not know him by name, but surely you know Ben Bailey's NYC cash cab. The trivia game that takes place on camera behind closed taxi doors turned many on to the Discovery channel and the show's now famous host will be cracking jokes and recounting tales from his storied yellow bus this week at Cobb's. Trivia nerd or not, this is quiz show stand-up you don't want to miss. $18-$21; Thursday, 1/6 - Sunday, 1/9; Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., cobbscomedyclub.com
It's early January, the time of holiday come-downs and buckled up New Year's resolutions. Um, snore. Thankfully, we can look forward to a star-studded SF Sketchfest, which blows through town from January 13- Feb 5, offering three weeks of top-notch comedy to shake things up a bit.
It's Sketchfest's 10th anniversary this year, and they're pulling out a serious rolodex of comedy heavyweights. Dan Aykroyd, Neil Patrick Harris, Fred Willard, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Will Forte, Garry Shandling, Candice Bergen, James L. Brooks, Cloris Leachman and Kristen Schaal will all be performing.
I don't think it's just because I live on a boat that I'm drawn to seascapes and beach scenes. I think it's more that I'm a Native Californian and grew up as a beach kid, and although I've moved away several times, I've always come back. I assume that you too are drawn to the beach because otherwise, why live in California?
Check out photos from "The Streets of San Francisco 2011 with Steve Aoki" All photos by Grady Brannan of INSTITUTION SF.
EYE HEART SF production in association with CrawlSF, Nate Mezmer presents, 1M Entertainment, Tom Roche presents, Nick Hudson & Popscene"
The stars of Rabbit Hole, Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, play mourning parents eight months removed from the death of their son, each so consumed by individual grief that neither is attuned to the other’s emotional and physical needs.
It’s the kind of domestic melodrama Hollywood studios rarely make anymore, and perhaps the last man you’d expect to direct it is John Cameron Mitchell, best known for 2001’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, his seminal comedy about a transsexual punk rocker, and the 2006 bohemians-in-heat drama Shortbus.
Tired of stumbling through another New Year's Eve after one too many glasses of Korbel? Try skating instead. Tonight at CELLspace, guests 21 and over are invited to break out their most outrageous New Wave attire, fortify their nerves with a little liquid courage, and relive the glory days of disco while roller skating into 2011.
With 2010 about to fade into our rearview, it's time to pay our respects to a year that produced its share of very good movies, but precious few great ones. It was a year dominated by memorable performances in supporting roles – Christian Bale as a crack-addicted burnout in The Fighter, John Hawkes as a rough-and-tumble hillbilly in Winter's Bone, Jacki Weaver as an insidious matriarch in the overlooked Australian import Animal Kingdom – and the visual bravura of Inception, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and TRON: Legacy.