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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the San Francisco area. Check back every Tuesday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Wednesday, January 25 | The Last CropThe Last Crop tells the story of Jeff and Annie Main, who like many farming families, confront an uncertain future as development impinges on their rural community and their children choose careers off the farm. What sets the Mains apart is their resolve to ensure their land will remain affordable and productive for future farmers.

Thursday, January 26Conversations on Consent & Sex Work – Please pull up a chair at the Center for Sex & Culture for a conversation about Sex Work & Consent. Hosted by Femina Potens’ “The Other View,” a live talk show that introduces exciting and thoughtful dialogue on issues that affects the queer, women, sex worker, kink, and trans communities. Femina Potens hopes to continue a series of discussion panels that address the topic consent & rape culture within the community. Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy Repeal Day! Prohibition-style Events To Bring Out Your Inner-Flapper.

Seventy-eight years ago today, prohibition, the national ban on the sale, production and transportation of alcohol that was in place from 1920 to 1933, was repealed. Thus making today “Repeal Day.” Over the last few years we’ve seen a resurgence of interest in this very interesting time in American history. Speakeasy-style bars, classic cocktails with hand-cut ice cubes and the popularity of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire are all evidence of this trend. I have to admit, it’s hard to resist the romanticism of getting dressed up, going to a dimly-lit, subterranean gin joint and knocking back a sazerac while vintage jazz plays in the background.

Prohibition, obviously had some negative effects on American culture: organized crime grew rapidly as mafia groups got into the bootlegging business; the economy suffered as government funds were allocated to enforce prohibition; and it virtually destroyed the fledgling U.S. wine industry as lower quality grape vines with thick-skinned grapes that could be transported more easily replaced quality grape vines causing many winemakers to leave the United States for other wine producing countries or to get out of the wine business altogether. Also, ironically, alcohol-related deaths soared as Americans drank more than they ever had before prohibition. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2011 in Arts, Burlesque, Comedy, Music, Seasonal, Tours

 

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