Avant-Garde Giant Laurie Anderson Holds Residency At SFJAZZA rare avant-garde artist who managed to cross over to mainstream pop success, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director performs a series of shows with varied collaborators at Miner Auditorium this weekend.
SF Sketchfest Delivers Laughs In Second WeekendThe 19th annual SF Sketchfest continues into it's second weekend of programming with appearances by actor Crispin Glover, the stars of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and comic icons George Wallace and Sandra Bernhard.
Local All-Star Orchestra Plays Classic Soundtracks For SF SketchfestVeteran bandleader and keyboard/trumpet player Marc Capelle plays two nights at the Chapel with his Red Room Orchestra starting Friday, performing music from "Boogie Nights" and "Twin Peaks" as part of the 19th annual SF Sketchfest.
San Francisco Ballet Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of 'Nutcracker'The San Francisco Ballet presents its annual staging of the classic Russian Christmas ballet when Nutcracker marks its 75th year as part of the company's standard repertoire through Dec. 29.
Film About NYC Noise Iconoclast Has West Coast Premiere In San FranciscoA brand new documentary on experimental post-punk band Swans and its mercurial leader Michael Gira has a special West Coast premiere Thursday at Gray Area in San Francisco's Mission District.
Oakland Native Sway Calloway Brings 'Sway Fest' Block Party To His HometownOakland native and legendary radio host Sway Calloway, known to his legions of fans simply as Sway, has a special gift for this hometown. He's bringing the first-ever "Sway Fest" to the streets of Oakland on Friday October 18th.  
Rare Salvador Dalí Work Stolen From Fine Art Gallery In San FranciscoA rare and famous etching by Salvador Dalí was quickly stolen from a San Francisco art gallery on Sunday.
Metal Guitarist Turned Crooner Brings Big Band To McLaren ParkVocalist Sven Soderlund and his Masterful Orchestra celebrate their new CD with a free noon concert at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park Saturday.
Outside Lands Granted Permit For Cannabis Sales And ConsumptionPeople will be able to legally use and purchase marijuana at this weekend's Outside Lands music festival after the event was granted a first-of-its-kind permit by the city of San Francisco.
Vendors From Gilroy Shooting Feel 'Blessed' To Be At Fremont Arts FestivalOne week after the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, vendors at the Fremont's Festival of the Arts are still trying to get back to normal.
Renowned Tattoo Artist Ed Hardy To Make Bay Area Debut At de Young MuseumThe de Young museum is taking on the work of Ed Hardy, one of the late 20th century's most iconic artists, at their new exhibit, "Deeper Than Skin."