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‘Nick & Nora’ sleuth through the Eureka Theatre April 1-19

  Bay Area audiences will get the first post-Broadway look at one of New York’s most fabled short lived musicals when 42nd Street Moon presents Nick & Nora April 1 through 19 at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. Featuring Nick and Nora Charles, the iconic sleuths from Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man novels, this frothy who-dunnit features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Richard Maltby. Wit and mayhem co-exist in 1930s Hollywood as a studio bookkeeper is murdered and everyone's a suspect.  Nick, the seasoned detective, and Nora a neophyte, compete to solve the murder case. Aside from an Australian concert of songs, this is the first time Nick & Nora has been seen since the 1991 Broadway production. Artistic Director Greg MacKellan, who will helm this production, says, “We’re thrilled that Charles Strouse and Richard Maltby have entrusted it to us.” Says Charles Strouse, “Nick & Nora held the greatest promise for me. … Read Full Article

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Lunar New Year Lunch 2015

Community leaders honored at Chinatown CDC’s annual Lunar New Year lunch

Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC) honored Supervisor Jane Kim, North East Medical Services (NEMS), Geen Lee, and Gerald “Jerry” & Beverly Lee and family for their leadership, dedication and sustaining commitment to the community. Over 600 guests attended the lunch at the New Asia Restaurant to recognize the community leaders and to celebrate the Year of the Ram. Chinatown … Read Full Article

Nighttime bocce players take the court at One Market Plaza. Photo by Dennis Anderson, with permission.

Ferry Bocce returns to One Market Plaza

  Ferry Bocce returns to One Market Plaza with a season opening party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Celebrate the opening on the plaza level of One Market overlooking the courts, the Ferry Building and the Bay. Check in with security on the lobby level. The season officially starts Monday, April 6, and just one team slot is open. Team building slots are still available … Read Full Article

SWL lot 322-1 at the corner of Broadway and Front streets is slated for an affordable housing project.

Letter: Mayor’s Office of Housing responds to affordable housing article

Dear Barbary Coast News,  Thank you for providing the community a summary of the March 4 Northeast Waterfront Advisory Committee (NEWAG) meeting in your March 5 column (“At public meeting, neighbors push for moderate income housing”).   The Mayor, and we at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), are acutely aware that middle class families, workers, and retirees … Read Full Article

Fish & Farm is moving from the Mark Twain Hotel to 424 Clay St. in the former Elephant & Castle space. An April opening is planned. Photo by Geri Koeppel.

A peek inside the new Fish & Farm

Buildout has begun on the new location of Fish & Farm in the former Elephant & Castle at 424 Clay St., and an April opening is planned. Fish & Farm will close its current location in the Hotel Mark Twain, 399 Taylor St., on March 31, said employee Heather Seliga. Incidentally, Fish & Farm’s owner, Michael Najjar - who also owns Green Bar in 3 Embarcadero Center - is cutting his … Read Full Article

NERT holds drills at local schools, among other locations. Photo by Dwayne Newton.

NERT training starts in North Beach March 24

  SFFD Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is a community based training program dedicated to a neighbor-helping-neighbor approach. Training classes are held throughout the city on an ongoing basis, and a new series runs from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from March 24 to April 28 at the Tel-Hi Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard St. Click here to register. It is beneficial for … Read Full Article

Nancy Calef's Bush & Powell explores the fact that not only are Bush and Powell powerful men, they are a cable car stop in San Francisco. Billboards comment on the Middle Eastern crisis.  Image courtesy of Nancy Calef.

North Beach artist, author to talk at Beat Museum exhibit March 27

“Better art through suffering” could be the motto of Nancy Calef, a multitalented creative who counts painting, writing, music and computer animation among her skills. Calef, who's lived in North Beach for more than 30 years, released a book, “Peoplescapes: My Story from Purging to Painting” in May 2014 to tell the story of how she transcended an eating disorder and an abusive mother to become an … Read Full Article

By serving from the barrel, Barrique eliminates much of the added cost of wine and can sell premium selections at a lower price. Photo courtesy of Barrique.

Save the date April 12 for the BCNA walking tour of the Barbary Coast, social at Barrique

Save the date Sunday, April 12, for a walking tour of the Barbary Coast/Jackson Square neighborhoods as part of the next Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association Sunday Social. Local historian and attorney Paul Gutierrez led part one of the tour last March and will lead part two from 3 to 4 p.m. April 12 as part of the social, which will continue from 4 to 6 p.m. at Barrique Wine Bar, 461 Pacific … Read Full Article