This Week's Paper
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUE: Will the city's Sunshine Ordinance finally get some much-needed teeth?
Some intense, ongoing political action has to come out of the exciting and wonderful Day of Action
After 17 years, the Ordinance still isn't working
Most experts recognize that the criminal justice system for youths has failed, and putting people in jail for a nonviolent crime doesn't make a lot of sense.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUE: Ethics Commission system for routing out political corruption doesn't work, but it could easily be fixed
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUE: James Madison Freedom of Information Award winners fight the power
Arts & Culture
SFIAAFF's experimental short Scrap Vessel plumbs the depths of the unknown
Hope Mohr Dance spans decades for its third home season
Our guide to getting green, in a good way
Quick takes on the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Film dreams and the state of Independencia
Going the distance with remarkable flicks Sweetgrass and Let Each One Go Where He May
The "New Creole Culture" of Yvan Rodic's Facehunter dances around the G word
Just Like Us is a story for Colorado and SF
Jewish Music Festival turns 25 with a crosscultural lineup
Rosily buzzing U.K. outfit the Big Pink gets it, Carly Simon and all
So much still to be found on Lost
8pm, $36-$62. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus, Berk. (510) 642-9988, www.calperformances.org
Circus Finelli Revue - Madame Vinagrette hosts evil-puppet-musical-superstar Blinky Winky, hula-hooper Vanessa Vortex, and more in this new bi-weekly comedy variety show.
8pm, $20. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter, SF. www.circusfinelli.com
7pm, $5 donation. Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission, SF. (415) 227-8666, www.cartoonart.org
Thirsty Bear Beer Tasting - Add "organic beer connoisseur" to your list of titles by attending this free beer tasting and workshop, including all you need to know about sustainable brewing techniques.
12-1:30pm, free. Green Zebra Environmental Action Center, 50 Post, SF. (415) 346-2361, www.thegreenzebra.org
9pm, $22.50. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. (415) 346-6000. www.livenation.com
ODC/Dance - Thanks to dancemakers KT Nelson and Brenda Way, every season offers at least one new piece, this one featuring Waving Not Drowning and Labor of Love.
7pm, $15-$45. Novellus Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission, SF. (415) 978-ARTS, www.odcdange.org
8pm, $20. 401 Mason, SF. (415) 292-2583, www.biscuitsandblues.com
Youth Brigade - The trio that made its mark on the early California punk scene with anthems like "Fight to Unite" return 30 years later with the same raw, rebellious energy.
9pm, $18. Slim's, 333 11th St, SF. (415) 255-0333, www.slims-sf.com
1pm, $15. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St, SF. (415) 626-1409, www.dnalounge.com
Sunday Streets - This month's installment of this favorite event features Cyclecide's pedal-powered amusement rides, a rockclimbin wall, bike parking, salsa lessons, and more.
10am-3pm, free. Embarcadero Waterfront, SF. (415) 355-3755,
9pm, $5-$10. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St, SF. www.dnalounge.com
Hubba Hubba Revue - Kingfish and Eddie tear into March with a fantastic, jam-packed burlesque line-up.
9pm, $5. Uptown Club, 1928 Telegraph, Oakl. www.hubbahubba.com
7 and 9:15pm, $6.50-$9. Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa, SF. (415) 221-3117, www.balboamovies.com
Palestine Cinema: A Shorts Program - The Red Vic partners with the Arab Film Festival for a tempting second look at a series of short works.
7:15 and 9:15pm, $6-$9. Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight, SF. (415) 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com
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