This weekend, actress Jane Lynch is coming to town. Best known to tweens as Sue Sylvester in Glee—and to everyone else as part of the comedic genius of such gems as A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin—she’s showing fans another side of herself with her new musical comedy show “See Jane Sing,” a combination of cabaret, comedy, and show tunes, on Saturday, May 9 at the Palace of Fine Arts. We caught up with Lynch about her Broadway run in “Annie,” her trademark humor, and food worthy of the f-bomb.
Portland native Esperanza Spalding brings her virtuosic bass skills to the Independent this week, and more.
A new exhibition, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry and History, is the best reason to visit the San Francisco Public Library this May.
While the music-loving world waits and wonders about the health of the legendary Joni Mitchell, SFJAZZ kicks off its #ThankYouJoni campaign this Saturday, with a photo montage installation in Hayes Valley, in the run up to its gala tribute on May 8.
One-hundred years ago, an architect by the name of Bernard Maybeck (you may have heard of him) designed the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo and World Fair. Today, it is on the market, so to speak, with SF Rec and Park requesting proposals for longterm tenants who could transform the landmark for private-public use.
It's the freakin weekend, baby.
Our fondness for Hunter Pence is clear (exhibit A: our day-in-the-life profile on him here), but he's put us over the edge with his latest Instagram activity—he's taken to celebrating International Dance Day, and there is booty shaking involved. Lucky us.
Five years ago, we named the seven best neighborhoods in San Francisco. Needless to say, the city has changed a wee bit since 2010. And what you consider to be the "best" neighborhood depends entirely on your top priorites, be it access to nightlife or a quiet place to roll your stroller (or dog stroller). Here are seven of our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco for 2015.
San Francisco is about to get a major literary visit: Karl Ove Knausgaard, the Norwegian author behind the massive and massively acclaimed multi-volume My Struggle, is headed to town for a busy few days of reading and signing.