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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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San Francisco: Get Ready for Halloween with Shocktoberfest 12!

October is upon us and thus begins the season of all things dark, creepy and sinister. Over the next month, I’ll be featuring events that set the mood for Halloween and the first event that caught my eye was Shocktoberfest in San Francisco.

This trio of noir-horror plays is celebrating its 12th year and is a collaboration between San Fransisco’s renowned Thrillpeddlers and author Eddie Muller, who wrote the evening’s plays. The Thrillpeddlers have been around for nearly two decades and specialize in authentic Grand Guignol horror productions. The Theatre Du Grand Guignol was located in the Pigalle neighborhood of Paris and was open from 1897 to 1962. It specialized in horror shows and today the term Grand Guignol is used to describe a wide range of graphic horror entertainment, ranging from Elizabethan theater to modern splatter films. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Tomorrow, October 5 | Book’toberfest: The Authors’ Carnival invites you to put the ‘pub’ back into ‘publishing’ as the Mechanics Institute celebrates their first annual book fair and local beer tasting! Come hoist a stein with local authors, indie publishers, booksellers, reviewers, agents, editors, and representatives from the publishing industry as they toast our members’ recent publications. Find out about new trends in the indie and small publishing world, get tips on getting your book published, reviewed, and sold in San Francisco, and buy books written by Mechanics Institute members.

Thursday, October 6 | Shocktoberfest 12: FEAR OVER FRISCO: The blood-thirsty spectacle of the Grand Guignol seeps into the shadowy cinematic world of film noir in “Shocktoberfest 12: FEAR OVER FRISCO,” a collaboration between the city’s renowned Thrillpeddlers and “Czar of Noir” Eddie Muller, author of the evening’s three plays. Each tale leads the audience through a different period of terror and titillation in San Francisco’s noir-stained history: the contemporary déjà vu dread of “The Grand Inquisitor,” the post-WWII hysterics of “An Obvious Explanation,” and the Prohibition era high- and low-life of “The Drug.” In addition, “Shocktoberfest 12: FEAR OVER FRISCO” features musical director Scrumbly Koldewyn‘s merrily macabre musical interludes. The bill culminates with Thrillpeddlers’ famed black-out spook show finale when ghostly apparitions materialize before the audience’s startled eyes. The Hypnodrome’s “Shock Box” seats provide pairs of patrons with privacy and an added jolt of lights-out thrills.
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