In culture news on May 27th: if you care strongly about Woodstock, cheese, corporations, or traffic sign furniture, you’ll find the links below worth a look.


“L’Allegro” returns to Berkeley. SFBG


SF and NY are in a fight over who “owns” the Woodstock name. NY says Woodstock was, well, in NY. SF says 18 of the groups who played there were from our city, and furthermore, much of present-day SF was once called Woodstock. Can’t we all just mellow out, man? SF Weekly

A fair for geek lovers. SFBG


Open your eyes at the Anti-Corporate Film Festival. SFBG


For 50 dollars you can meet Alice Waters at Omnivore books! Not sure whether the price is worth hearing her talk about how we should all build wood-burning ovens in our kitchens and ground up figs with a mortar and pestle, but you do get a signed book. Eater SF

School helps morbidly obese teens get healthier. ABC7

Family strife might close down Berkeley’s Monterey Market. Chron

Small plates in a small place. SFBG

For those of you who care strongly about cheese (aka, myself), you’ll be happy to know that you can now buy Pecorino from Calabria in SF. Chron

Organic and sustainable dim sum. Chron

Oakland’s Fenton’s gets a cameo in Pixar’s new film. Chron


Piedmont teen turns traffic signs into furniture. Chron


Sorry, Bay Area Lady Sovereign fans: Lady Gaga swears she will never play at Rickshaw Stop again. SF Weekly

Kimberly Chun thinks Eminem probably needs yoga but wouldn’t want to take the rage out of his new LP. SFBG


Gavin Newsom: Cover Girl. Chron

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