Weekend Watch: We Are Your Friends, No Escape, War Room
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Weekend Watch: We Are Your Friends, No Escape, War Room

No Escape Released on Wednesday, Owen Wilson moves his family (wife played by Lake Bell) to Southeast Asia only to land in the middle of…

Appealing TV: Narcos, Mr. Robot, and Hannibal
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Appealing TV: Narcos, Mr. Robot, and Hannibal

So, what else is on? Monday, August 24 Murder in the First San Francisco-set murder police show Murder in the First wraps up its second…

Weekend Watch: American Ultra: Hitman Agent 47, and Sinister 2
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Weekend Watch: American Ultra: Hitman Agent 47, and Sinister 2

American Ultra Under all the trapping of the Bourne series of secret sleeper agents and government intrigue was really the story of a small town…

Appealing TV: Fear The Walking Dead, Blunt Talk, and Documentary Now!
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Appealing TV: Fear The Walking Dead, Blunt Talk, and Documentary Now!

So, what else is on? Monday, August 17 Rachel Ray’s Kids Cook-Off (8pm, Food Network, series premiere) Only by pitting our future (according to Whitney…

Weekend Watch: Straight Outta Compton, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., People, Places, Things, And Fort Funston
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Weekend Watch: Straight Outta Compton, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., People, Places, Things, And Fort Funston

Straight Outta Compton At this point, Straight Outta Compton won’t be know as the biopic of the rise and fall of the world’s most dangerous…

Man Who Stormed Outside Lands Gates Carrying Wrong ID Misidentified By Police
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Man Who Stormed Outside Lands Gates Carrying Wrong ID Misidentified By Police

San Francisco police misidentified a man who allegedly stormed the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival gates and knocked a police officer unconscious Sunday because…

Appealing TV: Show Me a Hero, Rectify, and Startup U
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Appealing TV: Show Me a Hero, Rectify, and Startup U

We still miss you, Robin Williams. Tuesday, August 11 Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Houston Texans (10pm, HBO, season premiere) Come see how football…

Officer Injured While Attempting To Stop Man From Entering Outside Lands Without Admission
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Officer Injured While Attempting To Stop Man From Entering Outside Lands Without Admission

A San Francisco police officer lost consciousness when he hit his head attempting to stop a man from entering the Outside Lands music festival without…

Outside Lands 2015 Day 3: The Big Got No Chill

Be sure to check out our day one and day two coverage of Outside Lands 2015 right here on SF Appeal! The event staff near…

Outside Lands 2015 Day 2: Edgy, Gritty, Dark, Goth, Psychedelic

"edgy, gritty, dark, goth, psychedelic." – Someone on this bus must be thinking of rebooting Small Wonder for television. #outsidelands — SFAppealOutsideLands (@SFAppealOL) August 8,…

Outside Lands 2015 Day 1: Positive Vibes Only

It’s that time of year to hold your wine glass up and wave it in the air as you talk into your phone as you…

Democratic Party To Host Circus-Themed Republican Debate Party
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Democratic Party To Host Circus-Themed Republican Debate Party

In an effort to unite San Francisco voters, the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee will host a party this evening to watch the first…

Outside Lands 2015 Night Show Picks
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Outside Lands 2015 Night Show Picks

No Outside Lands experience is complete without a little night show action. Here’s our picks. Thursday: California Academy of Sciences’ after-hours Nightlife party has joined…

Outside Lands 2015 Music and Comedy Must-Sees
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Outside Lands 2015 Music and Comedy Must-Sees

The seventh annual Outside Lands is unleashing its hedonistic self upon Golden Gate Park this weekend. If you don’t feel old or at least somewhat…

Thousands Expected for Outside Lands Festival This Weekend
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Thousands Expected for Outside Lands Festival This Weekend

Tens of thousands of concertgoers are expected to flock to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this coming weekend for the eighth annual Outside Lands Music…

Appealing TV: Playing House, The Daily Show, and Oh, Goddammit True Detective
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Appealing TV: Playing House, The Daily Show, and Oh, Goddammit True Detective

So, what else is on? Monday, August 3 Significant Mother (9:30pm, CW, series premiere) I couldn’t tell if the premise of Significant Mother (twenty-something finds…

Weekend Watch: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Vacation
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Weekend Watch: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Vacation

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Tom Cruise grapples a plane and other assorted, boisterous stunts in the fifth film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Jeremy Renner,…

Appealing TV: Review With Forrest MacNeil, Wet Hot American Summer, and We Bare Bears
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Appealing TV: Review With Forrest MacNeil, Wet Hot American Summer, and We Bare Bears

So, what else is on? Monday, July 27 We Bare Bears (6:30pm, Cartoon Network, series premiere) We Bare Bears is based on the webcomic of…

Weekend Watch: Pixels, Paper Towns, Southpaw, and The Vatican Tapes
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Weekend Watch: Pixels, Paper Towns, Southpaw, and The Vatican Tapes

Pixels Pixels assaults your eyeholes with a bunch of “hey remember this, the 80’s were so cool, we get it, we remember” imagery. It’s a…

SF Jewish Film Festival Starts Thursday
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SF Jewish Film Festival Starts Thursday

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) — the oldest festival of its kind, now in its 35th year — opens today at the Castro…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See The Motels, Death Grips, and Kehlani

Outside Lands is just three weeks away so mark your calendars and prep with awesome, entirely unrelated to the festival live music. There is still…

Weeklong Festival Showing Off the Best of Mexico Begins
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Weeklong Festival Showing Off the Best of Mexico Begins

The grand opening of a festival to show off the best of Mexico’s arts, culture and ideas is planned tonight in San Francisco, according to…

Appealing TV: Oh Hell No, Sharknado 3, I Am Cait, And White People, Amirite?
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Appealing TV: Oh Hell No, Sharknado 3, I Am Cait, And White People, Amirite?

So, what else is on? Monday, July 20 Degrassi: The Next Generation (9pm, Teen Nick, summer season premiere) The long-running teen drama makes its summer…

Weekend Watch: Trainwreck, Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes
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Weekend Watch: Trainwreck, Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes

Trainwreck Breakout sensation (and target of shade think pieces from people who haven’t even seen her work) Amy Schumer not only stars in but wrote…

Weekend Watch: The Gallows, Minions, Self/Less, and Amy
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Weekend Watch: The Gallows, Minions, Self/Less, and Amy

The Gallows The marketing campaign for horror movie The Gallows consists of trying to position its killer, Charlie Grimille (and his weapon of choice, a…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Kitten, Phono del Sol, and Macy Gray

Have you recovered from a jam-packed 4th of July weekend? Maybe? Good. Here’s your weekend: Friday: With a sophomore LP on the horizon and a…

Kim Kardashian Speaking Tonight at Castro Theater About Commodification Of Women
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Kim Kardashian Speaking Tonight at Castro Theater About Commodification Of Women

The name ‘Kardashian’ has become synonymous with ‘kneejerk lazy critique of society and media’ from vape pen smoking marks around the world who still have…

2015 Outside Lands Comedy Line-Up Announced
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2015 Outside Lands Comedy Line-Up Announced

Last year’s Outside Lands comedy tent at the Barbary was a sanctuary for vaguely introvert baiting, borderline shut-in types trying to find refuge away from…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Bootsy Collins, Bhi Bhiman, and Tender Gents

Ah, what a week. Better yet, what a weekend for music. Hit it: Friday: Funkify your life as Bootsy Collins takes over the Fillmore tonight…

Weekend Watch: Ted 2, Max, and Magic! Mike! X! X! L!
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Weekend Watch: Ted 2, Max, and Magic! Mike! X! X! L!

Ted 2 Ted 2 is so committed to the bit of wanting to recognize the personhood of its titular teddy bear that they’ve posted a…

Remember The Bold Italic? They’re back! If only in POG form.
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Remember The Bold Italic? They’re back! If only in POG form.

Which one of yall made the Faustian bargain to bring back Bold Italic in exchange for taking Hannibal off the air? In what is probably…

Appealing TV: Mr. Robot, Another Period, and are you Tough Enough?
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Appealing TV: Mr. Robot, Another Period, and are you Tough Enough?

So, what else is on? Monday, June 22 The Woodsman (9pm, History, series premiere) Reality series about a bunch of Brawny Towel looking mascots living…

WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins Predicted Golden State Warriors Victory in Cleveland on Monday
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WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins Predicted Golden State Warriors Victory in Cleveland on Monday

The buzz and excitement of the Golden State Warriors’ first victory in forty years is still fresh in the air, and on the morning of…

Weekend Watch: Inside Out, Dope, Eden, and The Wolfpack
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Weekend Watch: Inside Out, Dope, Eden, and The Wolfpack

Inside Out Those humanity nerds at Disney Pixar are at it again. And this time they’re here to make you weep openly at the happiness…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See The Growlers, Los Rakas, and Blood Drugs

It almost feels wrong to be recommending a show on the day of the Warriors’ parade but I know you have it in you to…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Amen Dunes, The Campbell Apartment, and No Joy

It’s probably the Warriors’ lethargy in Game 2 but this week wasn’t something to write home about. This weekend’s music, however, is stellar. Check it…

Teen Cellist is First SFian to Win Local International String Competition
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Teen Cellist is First SFian to Win Local International String Competition

A 17-year-old cellist won the Irving M. Klein International String Competition this weekend in San Francisco, the first San Francisco resident ever to win the…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See XXYYXX, The Stone Foxes, and D’Angelo

The Warriors are in the NBA finals! Up until the weekend, Game 1 is the only thing that matters in the Bay Area. Lucky for…

Feel-Good Documentary Captures Behind-the-Scenes Story of Batkid

The transformation of San Francisco into Gotham City in an effort to grant a young cancer patient’s wish to become his hero, Batman, began modestly…

Sheriff Mirkarimi’s Wife Debuts One-Woman Play, Relive 2012 Suspension
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Sheriff Mirkarimi’s Wife Debuts One-Woman Play, Relive 2012 Suspension

Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who found herself in the middle of a political controversy in 2012 amid allegations of domestic…