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Local Chefs Take the Stage on Studio Gourmet

Born and bred Bay Area boy Brad Lev knows how to dig deep into the psyche of celebrated San Francisco chefs. He does just that as host of Studio Gourmet, a monthly food talk show involving three ingredients – a live cooking demo, an intimate Q&A, and a tasting. 

Foster the People, Cults and Reptar @ the Fillmore

Foster the People’s buoyant pop sound is addictive, to tweens, teens, and Millennials alike. Apparently, even senior citizens love them.

The band’s sound is one that shines best in a small, intimate venue. Considering they have an album that is manageable from start to finish without getting annoying, their Outside Lands show a couple of months back was disappointing. 

Not so at the Fillmore last night. 

Foster the People evinces emo undertones without the cheese factor that plagues so many other indie rock bands, an advantage that makes them appealing rather than irritating. 

'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. 

San Francisco Gets a Professional Hockey Team! Sort of...

I’ve always wondered why San Francisco doesn’t have an NHL team. Being a former ice hockey player myself, ahem, I’ve never found the time nor desire to trek to San Jose for a hockey game (or, for anything for that matter except, well, sun…and golf…ok, never mind).

Potential Mayors vs. the Music and Entertainment Industry

When you realize that Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival hosted more people than four sold out Giants games, or that Hardly Strictly Bluegrass accommodated an estimated 800,000 people (the same sum of people inhabiting San Francisco), it really drives home how important the music and entertainment industry is to our city.

Fire Relief Fundraiser Tonight at the Peacock Lounge

You know you’ve always wondered what’s up with the somewhat mysterious Peacock Lounge in Lower Haight. Well, tonight is a fantastic reason to check it out, as there will be a fundraiser to benefit the residents who were displaced by last week's devastating fire at Haight and Fillmore. The night will include:

Tamale Cart Launches Today in Justin Herman Plaza

The tamale lady may need to up her game; she’s got some competition.  

San Francisco’s first tamale cart launches today with an opening reception in Justin Herman Plaza (One Market St) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas joins the food truck scene serving up organic maize dough tamales and other traditional dishes inspired by the Sinaloa region of Mexico (think Mazatlan area, across the Gulf of California from Cabo). 

LovEvolution Crosses the Bay to the Oakland Coliseum

The sun refused to shine, but nobody seemed to care as LovEvolution took over the grounds at the Oakland Coliseum last Sunday. Glitter, glamour, and glitz ruled as attendees danced to electronic acts like The Glitch Mob, Pendulum, and Rob Garza (who you’ll recognize from the always amazing and talented ensemble Thievery Corporation). The largest single-day electronic dance music festival in the United States made a fantastic comeback after a bumpy 2010, when arguments over its location resulted in the event’s cancellation. With stars like world-renowned talent Moby headlining the bill, you can be sure LovEvolution will carry on in Oakland for years to come. 

 

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