07 Apr 2022

Surrealism, Beauty, and Magic at the SF Ballet

It’s called Magrittomania, and it’s a ballet inspired by the surrealist Belgian painter Magritte, whose work is complex, metaphysical, and meant to unlock different perspectives in its viewers.  The Ballet inspired by his work somehow, quite ingeniously, accomplishes this too.

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
14 Nov 2019

Amaluna Will Make you Want to Run Away and Join the Cirque

The smell of popcorn and anticipation greet you under the big tent, as parents, punters and press sip wine and chat excitedly before the premiere of Cirque Du Soleil’s AMALUNA in San Francisco.   Amaluna is directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, and it is female-driven, nail-biting action.  It may just

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
25 Apr 2012

How to Be a Dancing Queen on a Budget

The answer to this question is easy:  smear on massive amounts of lipstick, back-comb your wig into voluminous perfection, climb up onto a table, and shake your thing because hips don’t lie, honey!  Oh, wait.  So you just want to learn how to dance like a pro, but don’t have

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 1
20 Oct 2010

FREE Live Contemporary Ballet Performance at 111 Minna This Friday

The last time I saw any type of dance performance in San Francisco, it was The Nutcracker, it was almost a year ago and it was pretty expensive (which is why I generously let an out-of-town relative foot the bill).  Generally, though, there are several smaller, yet prestigious dance companies

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
11 May 2009

FREE Dance and Fitness Classes for National Dance Week

Last week at Ella I got a jump start on National Dance Week and dropped some serious moves, thanks in whole to an unbelievable dance partner who combined enthusiasm, grace, and levity with just the right amount of sensuality, checked with intentionally robotic hip humping.  If I sound enamored, well,