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Courtesy photoBroadway tribute: “Inventing Champagne

May 11: 'Inventing Champagne,” barbecue guru and more

Who’s in town Texas barbecue master Aaron Franklin shares the flavorful secrets…

Courtesy photoBroadway tribute: “Inventing Champagne
San Francisco's downtown skyline is seen from Twin Peaks.

May 10: Mother's Day Brunch, Ministry and more

Something to read The Smartest Book In the World By Greg Proops…

San Francisco's downtown skyline is seen from Twin Peaks.
Courtesy photoIn the northern part of Napa Valley

May 8-9: Mario Bello, Oysterfest and more

A great hike Mill about: In the northern part of Napa Valley,…

Courtesy photoIn the northern part of Napa Valley
Courtesy photoA CD-release party is celebrating singer-songwriter Lila Rose’s latest album

May 7: Lila Rose, Jimbo the Clown and more

Who’s in town Grammy winners Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are performing…

Courtesy photoA CD-release party is celebrating singer-songwriter Lila Rose’s latest album
Courtesy photoThe Rentals

May 6: Cosmetology show, Rentals and more

Who’s in town Megan Kruse’s debut novel, “Call Me Home,” follows a…

Courtesy photoThe Rentals
Courtesy photoArt-rock outfit Cibo Matto is providing live soundtracks to Yoko Ono’s “Fly” and Oskar Shlemmer’s “Triadic Ballet” as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. [8 p.m.

May 5: Cibo Matto, comedy fiesta and more

Who's in town Journalist Michaelangelo Matos chronicles the history of electronic dance…

Courtesy photoArt-rock outfit Cibo Matto is providing live soundtracks to Yoko Ono’s “Fly” and Oskar Shlemmer’s “Triadic Ballet” as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. [8 p.m.
Courtesy photoRock show: Welsh alternative-rock trio the Manic Street Preachers are commemorating their seminal 1994 album

May 4: Manic Street Preachers, Alex Hooper and more

Who’s in town Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, known for penning a…

Courtesy photoRock show: Welsh alternative-rock trio the Manic Street Preachers are commemorating their seminal 1994 album
Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerA dog runs down the steps at Lincoln Park

May 3: SF Comics Fest, New Kids on the Block and more

SOMETHING TO READ Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats…

Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerA dog runs down the steps at Lincoln Park
courtesy sfbike.org<p>Book tour: Join a Bike to Bookstores group ride this Saturday for California Bookstore Day. [Noon-4:30 p.m.

May 1-2: Art Market San Francisco, Decemberists and more

A great hike Hill's angels: Admit it, you've always wanted to try…

courtesy sfbike.org<p>Book tour: Join a Bike to Bookstores group ride this Saturday for California Bookstore Day. [Noon-4:30 p.m.
Courtesy photoAcid-house duo The Orb is celebrating 25 years of electronic dance music with a world tour. [8 p.m.

April 30: The Lexington Club, Incidentals and more

Who’s in town Singer-songwriter Tony Lucca of Nashville, Tenn., is playing songs…

Courtesy photoAcid-house duo The Orb is celebrating 25 years of electronic dance music with a world tour. [8 p.m.
Courtesy photo“Out in the Bay — Gay Radio from San Francisco

April 29: Della Mae, “Out In The Bay” and more

Who’s in town Journalist Masha Gessen, an LGBT activist, describes the political…

Courtesy photo“Out in the Bay — Gay Radio from San Francisco
Courtesy photoFinnish metal group Nightwish is doing songs from its latest album

April 28: Finnish heavy metal, comedian Sal Calanni and more

Who’s in town LaShonda Katrice Barnett’s latest novel, “Jam on the Vine,”…

Courtesy photoFinnish metal group Nightwish is doing songs from its latest album
Courtesy photoElectronic-dance group Big Data

April 27: Bay Area Dance Week, Big Data and more

Who’s in town New York Times columnist David Brooks touts the value…

Courtesy photoElectronic-dance group Big Data
Mike koozmin/The S.f. Examiner<p>Picture of the Week: Luke Wonderly of Bakersfield made his way through San Francisco last week during his "Peace Walk

April 26: How Weird Street Faire, “Godzilla” and more

Something to read Overthrowing Capitalism By Revolutionary Poets Brigade ($9.95) The group…

Mike koozmin/The S.f. Examiner<p>Picture of the Week: Luke Wonderly of Bakersfield made his way through San Francisco last week during his "Peace Walk
Courtesy Weekendsherpa.comSequoia National Park’s main attraction is the General Sherman tree

April 24-25: Square dancing, Junior Ranger Day and more

A great hike Sequoia’s big reds: It’s National Park Week, and here’s…

Courtesy Weekendsherpa.comSequoia National Park’s main attraction is the General Sherman tree
Courtesy photoRapper Yasiin Bey

April 23: Yasiin Bey, drag “Facts of Life” and more

Who’s in town University of Southern California professor Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut…

Courtesy photoRapper Yasiin Bey
Courtesy photoIndie-pop duo Sylvan Esso performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last week. [8 p.m.

April 22: 'Harold and Maude' at Castro, Sylvan Esso and more

Who’s in town Green Man Cannabis founder Christian Hageseth discusses his entry…

Courtesy photoIndie-pop duo Sylvan Esso performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last week. [8 p.m.
Courtesy photoRock show: Grammy-nominated Americana band Reckless Kelly

April 21: Reckless Kelly, free Armenian concert and more

Who’s in town Mary Noriss, chief copy editor at the New Yorker,…

Courtesy photoRock show: Grammy-nominated Americana band Reckless Kelly
Courtesy photoPunk night: Pioneering punk group Bad Religion

April 20: Bad Religion, 'How High' and more

Who’s in town Actress Candice Bergen, whose credits include “The Sand Pebbles”…

Courtesy photoPunk night: Pioneering punk group Bad Religion
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPicture of the Week: A silhouetted hand holds up the center of a banner bearing the images of people killed by police during a protest Tuesday in San Francisco.

April 19: '4/20' comedy, Jewish cinema and more

Something to read Benu By Corey Lee ($59.99) The Benu chef, whose…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPicture of the Week: A silhouetted hand holds up the center of a banner bearing the images of people killed by police during a protest Tuesday in San Francisco.