Art Imitates Life in City Lights Production of 'M. Butterfly'

'M. Butterfly,' is based partially on Puccini opera, 'Madama Butterfly,' as well as on a
true story of a Western man's infatuation with an Eastern beauty. Read More

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Multi platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning rock band, Maroon 5, revealed details today for THE MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR 2015 in support of the band's fifth studio album, V.

Johnny V's hosts a night of Rap, Reggae, R&B and more at this weekly Tuesday dance party.

Being a rock star may be great, but becoming a rock star is a slog. You schlep yourself and your bandmates in a dirty van to seedy venues that pay too little in the hope that someone important will notice.

The Demo is a music-theater work based on Douglas Engelbart's historic 1968 demonstration of early computer technology. The piece reimagines his demonstration as a technologically infused music and media event.

Borne by the underground cyber scene, Tanya Morgan has been a leader in cutting edge collaboration for over a decade. With over twelve completed projects to date, Donwill and Von Pea have built a prolific and innovative Hip Hop r'sum.

Davidoff is smooth with his delivery and quick with the punch-lines. He's been seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live. You've also probably seen him on Comedy Central for his half-hour special.

The art walk is self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances.

For more than 25 years, D.R.I. has been the epitome of the aggressive, hardcore/punk thrash sound. Throughout this time, they've been one of the few genuine underground bands to remain true to their pure punk roots; still actively…

Back together after many years, this Bay Area Based powerhouse is taking The Nation by storm. If you were gettin' on the Club Foot in the 1970's, you might remember that great San Francisco Funk n' Soul extravaganza FAT CITY.

Paying homage to a band as prolific and beloved as Duran Duran is tricky business, but Duran Duran Duran has the looks, chops and and swagger to impress even the most die-hard fans.

Where global beats & grooves meet, mingle and play. Every Sunday inside The Continental Bar, Patio and Lounge we will be serving up goodtimes and goodvibes with a blend of AfroBeat, Brazilian South African Latin House, Island Beats…

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Music & Clubs

PHOTOS: Wrestlemania Weekend

America and the WWE. The perfect combination.

Ohh yeeeah, brother! Last night, the WWE’s Wrestlemania 31 brought nearly 75,000 screaming professional wrestling fans to Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium, and Metro was there to capture every oily muscled minute of it. Check out the slide show below for highlights from the Axxess fan fest and the main event. Or click… » Read More

Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil Announces Addition Of Free Outdoor ‘Carnival Of Chaos’

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Much like the proverbial movie monster that once again rises from the grave to wreak havoc across the countryside and feast on more hapless victims, “Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil” is coming back for a well-deserved sequel. The horror convention meets heavy metal thrash fest celebrated its inaugural outing last year in… » Read More

Prince Sole Finds Success On The Dreem Teem

Done ‘Waiting’: With the release of his latest mixtape with The Kid Ryan, local producer Prince Sole is picking up steam and generating serious buzz.

Prince Sole may have already hit radio waves with two songs from his latest mixtape, but he hasn’t gone national yet. Just don’t tell that to a very young fan of his. “It’s funny—every time my girl’s daughter hears a Drake record on the radio, she thinks it’s me,” Sole jokes while… » Read More

Movies

'Seymour: An Introduction'

Says the 88 year old piano teacher and composer Seymour Bernstein: "Let us shed our guilt about using the soft pedal." He's talking about specific technique, but the actor Ethan Hawke's winning and wise documentary Seymour: An Introduction has implications beyond the realm of teaching, learning or appreciating music. » Read More

Review: 'Get Hard'

Diminutive comedian Kevin Hart has enough star power that he can play the Oracle Arena, but what he's got certainly isn't visible in Get Hard. It's like someone trying to retrieve the alleged magic of Stir Crazy with a smaller and more fearful Richard Pryor and a paler, moister version of Gene Wilder. Obnoxious rich jerk James King (Will Ferrell) has it all: a mansion in Bel Air, a hot wife Alissa (Alison Brie) who runs around in thousand-dollar lingerie, and a squad of grossed-out Hispanic servants. » Read More

The Arts

Art Imitates Life in City Lights Production of 'M. Butterfly'

In classic Chinese opera, female roles were traditionally played by men because, playwright David Henry Hwang's script sarcastically suggests, "only a man knows how a woman is supposed to act." Deeply rooted concepts of how men and women—as well as Easterners and Westerners—are supposed to act form the nucleus of Hwang's provocative gender-bending play, M. Butterfly, currently showing City Lights Theater. » Read More

Beta Space: Diana Thater

The lowly Scarabaeus viettei-better known as the dung beetle-doesn't exactly scream high art. It spends its days bumbling about clumsily, pushing around balls of excrement (its food of choice). And while it is capable of flying, and certainly looks like some kind of alien life form, what could it possibly have to do with the outer reaches of our galaxy? » Read More

Features & Columns

Elisha Goldstein Reveals Secrets to Rewiring your Brain in his New Book, 'Uncovering Happiness'

In his new book, Uncovering Happiness, Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., provides a fresh, reliable strategy for creating an antidepressant brain. Grounded in mindfulness and self-compassion, the book seems different than many other books on depression. He talks about weekly walks he used to take near Shoreline Park in Mountain View. "During one walk," he writes, "I had just learned that someone close to me had passed away, and I was feeling great sadness and grief. My energy was sapped from the heavy emotions, and so I chose to sit down by a lake. » Read More

Metro's Best of Silicon Valley 2015

It's time to admit that Silicon Valley is a bit of a freak. A paradoxical place where self-driving cars, drones and presidential visits are so common they barely merit a second thought. Yet we steal elections with licked stamps and feed ballots into counting machines by hand. From $100 million mansions to a now-disassembled plywood and canvas favela that was ready for its own Zip code, the valley incubates diversity and embraces unconventional thinking. Our normal is never the norm. » Read More

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