Arts + Culture
Dear Parking Guru,
I’ve lived in SF for a couple of years, am inundated with work, need a car most days to make my life work, and after two years, am still overwhelmed by all of the traffic and signs telling me when, where, why, why not, and for how long I can or cannot park.
Late January is a notoriously slow period for film releases, but as ever when major studios lag, decent indies crop up to pick up the slack. Check out our rundown of this week's offerings:
Commuting on BART every day can be tedious. Most of the time I hurry, drone like, through the motions – use Clipper Card, wait in line, get on train, avoid eye contact, repeat – and I rarely look around or take in my surroundings.
Local startup WanderArt, however, is looking to get commuters’ attention and beautify the rails with work by Bay Area artists.
SF Sketchfest is in full swing and the list below doesn't even start to scratch the surface on the number of comedy shows that are happening as I am typing this. In addition to all that, Dave Chapelle is doing a couple of shows in the city — but act fast. Tickets to all of these shows are selling out like crazy! Don't procrastinate.
In this world of bait and switch, there’s something about getting exactly what you expect that can hit the spot like nothing else can. Nobody knows this better than Eddie Muller, film noir expert, “Czar of Noir,” and the smoking gun behind Noir City, our city’s most perfect genre film festival.
Here in the second half of January we have three premieres happening in the local theater scene.
Pop quiz. Please turn off your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Eyes on your own paper.
The answer is: 88 million.
Is the correct question:
a) What was the number of barrels of oil consumed globally per day in 2011?
b) What was the dollar amount of revenue generated from parking citations in San Francisco last year?