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Jason Derulo headlines this year’s Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama on Friday at the Golden Gate Theatre.

Macy’s Glamorama back with fast fashion, shopping

Among the innovations at this year’s Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama is the…

Jason Derulo headlines this year’s Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama on Friday at the Golden Gate Theatre.
MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERfire and water A firefighter perches atop a ladder while battling a five-alarm blaze in the Mission on Thursday. More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze

Sept. 7: Haight Street music festival and more

Something to read Brown Sugar Kitchen: New-Style, Down-Home Recipes: By Tanya Holland…

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERfire and water A firefighter perches atop a ladder while battling a five-alarm blaze in the Mission on Thursday. More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze
COURTESY ANTHONY VENEZIALE“Speechless” participant Edwin Zee incorporated an explosive picture into his impromptu PowerPoint presentation.

‘Speechless’ has fun with PowerPoint

Watching PowerPoint presentations is not most people’s idea of fun, but the…

COURTESY ANTHONY VENEZIALE“Speechless” participant Edwin Zee incorporated an explosive picture into his impromptu PowerPoint presentation.
COURTESY ROWAN BROOKSSiobhan Marie Doherty makes the most of her material in “Killing My Lobster Goes Radio Active.”

KML’s sketch comedians go ‘Radio Active’

On opening night, The City’s longtime sketch comedy troupe Killing My Lobster…

COURTESY ROWAN BROOKSSiobhan Marie Doherty makes the most of her material in “Killing My Lobster Goes Radio Active.”
Charles Sykes/Invision/APMary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub likes ‘anything can happen’ standup

Don’t underestimate Mary Lynn Rajskub. She’s bound to surprise you. Best known…

Charles Sykes/Invision/APMary Lynn Rajskub
COURTESY RANDEE ST. NICHOLASMiranda Lambert is touring to promote her sixth album “Platinum.”

A chat with roastmaster extraordinaire Jeff Ross

Comedy Central roaster and popular comic Jeff Ross is happy to divulge…

COURTESY RANDEE ST. NICHOLASMiranda Lambert is touring to promote her sixth album “Platinum.”
COURTESY   WWW.KENTTAYLORPHOTOGRAPHY.COMD’Arcy Drollinger – uncanny as Samantha – appears in new mashup episodes of “Sex and the City: LIVE!”

‘Sex and the City’ even funnier in drag

If you were of age in the late 1990s, then you probably…

COURTESY   WWW.KENTTAYLORPHOTOGRAPHY.COMD’Arcy Drollinger – uncanny as Samantha – appears in new mashup episodes of “Sex and the City: LIVE!”
Courtesy photoEleven-year-old YouTube sensation MattyB has won fans with family-friendly lyrics as well as appearances on "The Today Show

July 13: MattyB raps and other San Francisco events

Something to read The Banh Mi Handbook by Andrea Nguyen ($16.99) Omnivore…

Courtesy photoEleven-year-old YouTube sensation MattyB has won fans with family-friendly lyrics as well as appearances on "The Today Show
Courtesy photoEntertainment at this year’s San Mateo County Fair

San Mateo County Fair has swift swine, best pies, more

Racing pigs — pint-sized porkers jumping over obstacles and careening around racetracks…

Courtesy photoEntertainment at this year’s San Mateo County Fair
courtesy photoComic Michael Ian Black appears in a stand-up show on Sunday at The Chapel.

Comedian Michael Ian Black brings his dry wit, wisdom to SF

Few comedians deploy deadpan delivery better than Michael Ian Black, the ubiquitous…

courtesy photoComic Michael Ian Black appears in a stand-up show on Sunday at The Chapel.
courtesy photoJoan Friedman’s new book is for twins who want to learn to live happily own their own.

Expert urges emotional balance for twins

Joan A. Friedman admits that many twins — perhaps most twins —…

courtesy photoJoan Friedman’s new book is for twins who want to learn to live happily own their own.
courtesy GARRY BELINSKYA living wall is among the attractions in Bay Meadows

Bay Meadows marks first anniversary

Bay Meadows, the housing development, is celebrating its first year with a…

courtesy GARRY BELINSKYA living wall is among the attractions in Bay Meadows
courtesy photoMiss Coco Peru is among the performers appearing in “The Drag Queens of Comedy 2014

Drag’s Miss Coco Peru revels in SF audiences

Although some celebrated performers are taking the stage for “The Drag Queens…

courtesy photoMiss Coco Peru is among the performers appearing in “The Drag Queens of Comedy 2014
Courtesy photoFloral designer Billy Cook is among the San Francisco artists  creating a “Bouquet of the Day” display for Macy’s Flower Show.

Cook helps ‘Secret Garden’ bloom at Macy’s

Floral designer Billy Cook is excited about his installation at the Macy’s…

Courtesy photoFloral designer Billy Cook is among the San Francisco artists  creating a “Bouquet of the Day” display for Macy’s Flower Show.
courtesy photoIreland-born fiddler Colm O’Riain and Lucia Comnes and Her Rockin’ Irish Band share a St. Patrick’s Day bill of Irish-flavored popular and traditional music.

March 17: St. Patrick's Day festivities and other SF events

Who’s in town Katherine Hastings, Sonoma County’s poet laureate, reads from her…

courtesy photoIreland-born fiddler Colm O’Riain and Lucia Comnes and Her Rockin’ Irish Band share a St. Patrick’s Day bill of Irish-flavored popular and traditional music.
Courtesy photoLos Gatos designer Brent Sumner

Gargantuan greenery at SF flower show

Believe it or not, the Bay Area is home to the third-largest…

Courtesy photoLos Gatos designer Brent Sumner
Courtesy photoSan Francisco’s 163rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade gets underway at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Second and Market streets.

Plenty of ways to go green on St. Patrick’s Day

Even though the holiday officially is Monday, festivities for St. Patrick’s Day…

Courtesy photoSan Francisco’s 163rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade gets underway at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Second and Market streets.
courtesy photoPage Adler

Stars come out in SF for Painted Turtle campers

“Awesome” is how Page Adler describes the 10th anniversary of The Painted…

courtesy photoPage Adler
courtesy photoLenny Mendonca of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company says the monthly “Brews and Views” lecture series is meant to encourage serious discussion in a casual setting.

Current events, beer mix well in Half Moon Bay

A brewery may not seem like a typical venue for an informed…

courtesy photoLenny Mendonca of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company says the monthly “Brews and Views” lecture series is meant to encourage serious discussion in a casual setting.
COURTESY PHOTOMetallica guitarist and horror fanatic Kirk Hammett hosts the inaugural Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil at the Regency Ballroom this weekend.

Welcome to Kirk Hammett’s nightmare

When Kirk Hammett was in first grade, he walked himself to school…

COURTESY PHOTOMetallica guitarist and horror fanatic Kirk Hammett hosts the inaugural Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil at the Regency Ballroom this weekend.