Mario Kart races to the canvas

Spencer Devine

March 8, 2011

As the cliche goes you only have one life to live, but that does not apply to video games like Super Mario Brothers or Duck Hunt. Now, even art fans can fully appreciate the omnipresence of gaming. On March 4, Giant Robot,...

What cold? Teams dive into Bay for a good cause

Spencer Devine

February 28, 2011

Despite chilly winds, a man in a giant penguin suit merely shivered before plunging into the frigid San Francisco Bay along with more than 600 others. The Special Olympics Northern California held its third annual “Polar Plu...

San Franciscans exchange beats through an old favorite

Spencer Devine

February 22, 2011

  Some would say the window to the soul is through one’s iTunes playlist, and the San Francisco Mixtape Society intends to tell all. The San Francisco Mixtape Society, which encourages people to trade mixtapes or CDs,...

Bike ballet gets boisterous in Bayview

Spencer Devine

February 15, 2011

What do you get when you take a group of charismatic women that mixes funky dance moves with daring stunts on bikes? The answer: the Bay Area Derailleurs bike dance team. The San Francisco-based Derailleurs threw a cabaret...

Bottom of the Hill hosts third annual Heavy Metal Chili Cook-off and Stuporbowl Party


February 8, 2011

Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like eating a bowl full of cow heart chili while surrounded by people yelling for their favorite football team in a blur of gold, green and yellow. On Feb. 6, Bottom of the Hill held its thir...

Restaurant Review: French soul food spices up Civic Center

Chris Ternate

February 8, 2011

Soul food is neither fancy nor utterly complex. It’s not cooked with utmost precision, nor is it commonly made under perfect conditions with the finest and rarest ingredients. And frankly, it shouldn’t be. The food at Br...

San Francisco Public Library hosts first literary dating event


February 7, 2011

San Francisco Public library was abuzz, not with scholars and students looking for a room to study and research, but with people looking for a mix of literary passion and for the need to socialize. The search for love and friendship...

Developmentally disabled given opportunity to showcase work

Chase S. Kmec

February 7, 2011

The 57th Street Gallery in Oakland opened its doors for a night of diverse artists and incomparable pieces crafted by the clients of East Bay Innovations, a San Leandro-based non-profit that assists individuals with disabi...

B-boys break it down, vie for King of the Hill

Chris Ternate

February 1, 2011

Surrounded by a circle of cheering fans, drenched in sweat and exhausted, a dancer stood before a gauntlet of seven others hungry to topple him from his position. In an effort to reach out to the community, SF State's Pil...

Power of love expressed through long-forgotten genre

Spencer Devine

January 31, 2011

Showing that you're in love with someone doesn't usually involve a sailor's costume with a hula hoop or a coordinated magic act on trampolines, but a new San Francisco performance piece may change all that. Z Space Theatre Company, in conjunction w...

Music festival kept hush, hush

Xpress Staff

January 27, 2011

Story by Melissa-Ann Reyes A string of lights illuminated the stage just above the half-pipe as the chaotic pulse of music - bass, cello, drums, guitar, keyboards, trumpet and the occasional violin - rumbled in aggressive harmony through the once empty "warehouse-...

SF Sketchfest rings in the laughs

Spencer Devine

January 23, 2011

If you had told Garry Shandling 30 years ago that 1,400 people would pay money and crowd into a theater to see him, he probably would have made a joke that it was his public execution. Roaring laughter spouted out of the Castr...

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