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Sing-A-Long Sound of Music Invades Castro Theatre for 5 Days This Week

One of San Francisco's most campy, time-honored traditions returns to the Castro Theatre December 1-5. If you've never experienced Sing-A-Long Sound of Music, get thee to the theatre's gilded auditorium for one (or five) of the drunken, rambunctious screenings of this stone-cold classic, which celebrated its 45th anniversary this year. Another great reason to go? It's supposed to rain most of the weekend.

Our Exquisite Corpse Game Begins Today: Submit Your Drawings!

Let our Exquisite Corpse game begin! In the spirit of Chronicle Books' inspiring new tome The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game (a twist on the classic Exquisite Corpse game), we're challenging you to rev up those artistic engines.

Booze, Boys, and Brownies: A Musical Journey

Somehow women became hopelessly entrenched in the idea that success requires us to make ourselves miserable - whether because current denim sizing declares wordlessly yet emphatically that brownies are a bad idea or because we think mentally pummeling ourselves will keep us on the right track. (Why?) (Dear god, why?)


Two Sense: Her Orgasm, His Ego

My girlfriend and I have lots of great sex lasting usually an hour or so, and she regularly orgasms either from oral sex or intercourse. When she doesn’t (about a quarter of the time), I’m not sure when to keep trying versus move on to my own orgasm. I’m a sensitive guy, and I don’t like ending without her. But she says she’s fine with her frequency of orgasm and enjoys sex either way. And yet, this nags at me. I feel like I should be doing more, or she should be. Help.

SFMOMA's Pop-Up 'Shadowshop': All Artwork Less Than $250

Even the person who has everything won’t have this: Damien Hirst’s chopped up shark, floating in a bath of formaldehyde and viewed through a casket-like vitrine. You can yank the original out of Charles Saatchi’s living room, or buy the miniature version, by Bay Area-artist Byungjoon Shin, for a mere $89.99.

Shin’s work is among hundreds of artists’ tchotchkes, books, sculptures, media, and other creative output on sale at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Shadowshop, a pop-up art store where nothing costs over $250.

Fillmore Posters, Uncoded: Bid on Signed-by-Artist Posters From Grizzly Bear, Pixies, Death Cab for Cutie...

Bands give it all they’ve got at the Fillmore. With a history that’s seen epic performances by the likes of The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and The Who, the place is a rock temple. Even today’s arena caliber bands bring their A-game musicianship, should the ghosts of Fillmore past be listening.

Photos: Grinderman and Armen Ra @ The Warfield

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Liss Fain Dance at Theater Artaud

Random architectural spaces are the new stage - especially when it comes to modern dance. Inspired by the gallery where her company performed in Germany, Liss Fain choreographed a work where dancers stayed in the microcosm of their prescribed room, each of which had its own complete performance - so no one in the audience saw everything and no one saw the same show. It’s the dance world’s version of choose-your-own-adventure, and you decide what you see based on where your feet take you.

The Origin of the Golden Gate Park Bison

How did the bison get into Golden Gate Park? Local artist Wendy MacNaughton (who also did our July neighborhoods cover) has a new drawing out on the very subject.

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