<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - ]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/the-scene/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:40:01 -0700 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:40:01 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA["Revenge of the Nerds" Stars in SF for Screening, Q&A]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:15:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/02-05-2014-Curtis-Armstrong.jpg
The stars of the 1984 film “Revenge of the Nerds” will be in San Francisco for a screening of the film and Q&A with The Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick at the Castro Theatre. It’s part of SF Sketchfest, which concludes...

Photo Credit: SF Sketchfest]]>
<![CDATA[David Wain Drops “Wainy Days” on SF Sketchfest]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:32:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/01-28-2014-Wainy-Days-PR-Image.jpg
With the continuing drought plaguing the Bay Area, it will be a relief that “Wainy Days” are coming soon. At least writer-director-comedian David Wain’s appearances at SF Sketchfest might help take our minds off...]]>
<![CDATA[NorCal's Largest Rummage Sale This Sunday]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:13:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/01-24-2014-white-elephant.jpg
Antique shops pale in comparison. Garage sales don’t hold a candle. And thrift stores are downright pitiful when compared to the 96,000-square-foot warehouse that is home to the annual White Elephant...]]>
<![CDATA["Nancy and Beth" Band Perform at SketchFest in San Francisco]]> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:32:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/nancybeth.JPG
Megan Mullally knows her audience and the ways of grassroots publicity. When her newish band, Nancy and Beth, last arrived in San Francisco and the shows were not yet sold out, Mullally and her harmonizing mate,...

Photo Credit: Eric Schwabel]]>
<![CDATA[Jenny Slate Making SF Sketchfest Debut]]> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:04:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/01-14-2014-jenny-slate.jpg
Spitfire comic Jenny Slate is making her SF Sketchfest debut this month at Cobb’s Comedy Club at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, January 24, with the show Jenny Slate and Friends.

Photo Credit: Daniel McMahon]]>
<![CDATA[Comedian Jill Bourque Hopes for Audience "Incontinence"]]> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:57:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NYNNYE-5-horiz_edited_David-Allen.jpg
Comedian Jill Bourque is hoping for an exhilarated audience at her fifth-annual Not Your Normal New Year’s Eve show—but not too exhilarated.

Photo Credit: David Allen]]>
<![CDATA[First Up on the PlayStation 4]]> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:23:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000005138732_1200x675_70093891737.jpg
Next Generation video game consoles are here and are being fueled by new software. It’s just the start of new era that the Sony PlayStation 4 is bringing to gamers around the world now.]]>
<![CDATA[Benefits Planned for Poster Artist Injured in Attack]]> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:11:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AlanForbes.jpg
Several music shows are planned to benefit a San Francisco man cover growing medical expenses.

Photo Credit: Alan Forbes Benefit Blog]]>
<![CDATA[Sean Penn Goes Bananas on Dreamforce Attendee]]> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:03:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/brolinjj2.jpg
Sean Penn had a bit of a run-in with a fan at the Lobby Bar in San Francisco on Tuesday night.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[John Waters Hitchhikes His Way to San Francisco]]> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:31:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/11-18-2013-john-waters.jpg
When John Waters treks from his home in Baltimore to San Francisco, he does it the old-fashioned way, with his thumb.

Photo Credit: Greg Gorman]]>
<![CDATA[Hollywood In Napa -- Film Festival Returns]]> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:12:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/colinferel.jpg
Napa is full of stars this weekend, as Wine Country goes wild with its film festival.]]>
<![CDATA[American Girl Store Comes to Stanford]]> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:44:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/americangirl1.jpg
Santa will likely find "American Girl doll" on many Christmas lists in the coming weeks]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Ice Rink Open for Business]]> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:13:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/skating_rink.jpg
Ice skate to your heart's content in the City

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Returns to Sunnyvale]]> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:30:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMAG3650.jpg
After a nearly 20 year haitus, Chick-fil-A is returning to Sunnyvale.]]>
<![CDATA[$100,000 "Ultimate Box Set" Sold and Delivered]]> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:52:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/UBS+Deliver-005.jpg
Fan of The Residents receives the first of 10 refrigerator-filled Ultimate Box Sets with over 150 items from the group’s 40+ year career.

Photo Credit: Theory of Obscurity ]]>
<![CDATA[Publishing Legend Ron Turner Roast Kept Everyone Laughing]]> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:46:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Ron+Turner+Roast2.JPG
Local icon and institution Ron Turner and his Last Gasp Publishing house got roasted by the Litquake organization and received their prestigious Barbary Coast Award.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[The Tech Brings "Star Wars" to Silicon Valley]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:47:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/budman4.jpg
"Star Wars" the exhibit, is about to open at San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation.]]>
<![CDATA[Remembering Man Who Brought Music to Tenderloin]]> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:26:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kathylooper.jpg
They called Leroy Looper the father of the Tenderloin.

Photo Credit: Kathy Looper]]>
<![CDATA[Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Returns for Lucky 13th Edition]]> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:39:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/5E8C905C-BFEB-47B8-A4FB-C76D58E8A001.jpeg
Boz Scaggs, the Flatlanders, Patty Griffin, Paul Kelly, Conor Oberst, Emmylou Harris, The String Cheese Incident, the Devil Makes Three....

Photo Credit: Stephanie Chuang]]>
<![CDATA[Kathleen Madigan Telling Jokes at Yoshi’s SF]]> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:47:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/9-6-2013-Kathleen-Madigan.jpg
Kathleen Madigan is often called the funniest person in the room—typically by fellow comics like Lewis Black and Ron White—and she will aim to keep that distinction at Yoshi’s in San Francisco on Sat.,

Photo Credit: Luzena Adams ]]>
<![CDATA[Burning of The Man]]> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 23:25:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/BM+2013+Burn-006.JPG
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful...

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Melissa Etheridge Returning to Mountain Winery]]> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:29:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/9-3-2013-melissa-etheridge.jpg
Rock ‘n’ roll stalwart Melissa Etheridge is not just whistlin’ Dixie when she says that Mountain Winery in Saratoga is one of her favorite venues to perform. “It truly is,” Etheridge says.

Photo Credit: James Minchin III]]>
<![CDATA[80s-Themed Regeneration Tour Visits Mountain Winery]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:50:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*150/AndyBell_headshot.jpg
With celebrity deejays collecting million-dollar Vegas paydays to spit remixed cuts, wouldn’t you rather see some electronic dance music pioneers actually perform live?

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Reach NYC]]>
<![CDATA[Playa Preps Underway for Burning Man 2013]]> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:55:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/BM+Set+Up+2013-015.JPG
Crews and artists are working through the weekend getting camps and art ready for the Burning Man festival which officially starts on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Vintage Sports Cars]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:24:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/corvette.jpg
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has over 550 entries divide into 16 classes, based on type of car and era of origin. Here, Porsche 911's from the early 70's race thru the famous Corkscrew at Laguna Seca.

Photo Credit: Steve Wheelock]]>
<![CDATA[Cronut Craze Hits San Francisco]]> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:39:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ansel_cronut.jpg
The New York Cronut craze has hit the Bay Area with San Francisco bakeries selling out recently as many locals order the hyped-up hybrid croissant-meets-doughnut pastry by the dozen.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco's Famed Wax Museum Shuts Doors]]> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:29:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/elvira2.JPG
This year marked the museum’s 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Wax Museum - and it will be it’s last

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Yes, Algae Can Make You Beautiful]]> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 06:33:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/8-7-2013-algae-cosmetics.jpg
Not content with fuel, biotech company hits the cosmetic market.

Photo Credit: Scott Budman]]>
<![CDATA[Cheech and Chong Bring "Musical Comedy" to America's Cup Pavilion]]> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 14:16:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/8-5-2013-cheech-chong.jpg
Cheech and Chong have been cracking each other and audiences up for more than 40 years. So which of them is aging better?

Photo Credit: Paul Mobley]]>
<![CDATA[SNL Comic Comes to Cobb's in San Francisco]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:42:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Cecily+Strong+on+SNL.jpg
Ever wondered what Lorne Michaels sees during cast auditions for “Saturday Night Live?”

Photo Credit: Dana Edelson/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Need Burning Man 2013 Tickets? Hours Left to Sign Up ]]> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:00:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BM+Cargo+Tix.JPG
Registration for final Burning Man ticket sale starts August 2, but “Burner Profile" must be created by 6 p.m. August 1 to be eligible.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Burning Man Complete Coverage]]> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:21:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/BM+Burn+Night-043.JPG
Burning Man is an annual art event and temporary community based on radical self expression and self-reliance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Comedian Paul Mooney Ready for Yoshi's]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 09:17:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/Paul_Mooney%282013%29.jpg
With racial tension permeating the country—not to mention the seemingly constant barrage of racist comments flying around on TV and the radio—comedian Paul Mooney is ready to get back to work in the Bay...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jill Newman Productions]]>
<![CDATA["Fruitvale Station" Premieres in Oakland]]> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:39:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/fruitvale+-+octavia+spencer.JPG
The premiere of the Oscar Grant film "Fruitvale Station" brought out a little bit of Hollywood and family on the red carpet inside the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Ke$ha Upsets Fans of The Residents]]> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:38:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Kesha+Residents.JPG
Ke$ha is using tuxedo-wearing eyeball heads as backup dancers for current tour.

Photo Credit: candicefan2 on Youtube]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Bridge Light Show Will Go On]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:39:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bridge24.jpg
The Bay Bridge light show will go on now that the problem has been identified

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Les Claypool to Play Benefit for Local Fisherman]]> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:37:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Claypool+Duo-001.JPG
Bassist to help fellow fisherman after accident.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area TV Host Aisha Tyler Performs in SF]]> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 08:47:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/AishaTyler+photo+credit++Ben+Mark+Holzberg+FX.jpg
When Aisha Tyler returns to her native San Francisco to perform at Cobb’s Comedy Club on June 7 and 8, will it be her or a comedic clone?

Photo Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg]]>
<![CDATA[Bjork's Bay Area Residency Finishes with Mike Patton]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:04:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*121/Bjork-001.JPG
Bjork played three shows in Richmond in the course of a week.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: New York City's Spectacular Fireworks Display]]> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:50:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/AP100704041951.jpg
The nation's largest fireworks show lit up the sky in a burst of red, white and blue over the Hudson River straddling New York and New Jersey on Sunday night.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[SF Zoo Introduces Baby Giraffe ]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:43:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/giraffemain.jpg
San Francisco Zoo announces the birth of a reticulated giraffe

Photo Credit: San Francisco Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Primus Sails the Seas of 5.1 Surround Sound]]> Thu, 23 May 2013 23:48:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/claypool1.jpg
Primus' Sailing the Seas of Cheese out now with new 5.1 surround sound mix, complete with Blu-ray video experience.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Tornado Relief Effort Gains Support Through Cupcakes]]> Thu, 23 May 2013 06:45:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/052213-sprinkles-cupcakes.jpg
Bay Area cupcake shop donates proceeds to tornado relief efforts.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Bay to Breakers to Draw Thousands to City]]> Sat, 18 May 2013 11:07:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/Galib+Ahmad_1.jpg
San Francisco police and other city departments are preparing for the 102nd Bay to Breakers race on Sunday with added security measures following the bombings at the Boston Marathon last month.]]>
<![CDATA[Hopeful Reprieve for SF Bacon Restaurant Facing Closure]]> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:39:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/bacon14.JPG
For those worried that their beloved Bacon Bacon restaurant was going to have to close its doors forever because complaints of intense bacon smells revealed a health permitting issue, a last-minute reprieve was...

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Bacon Restaurant Saved]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:11:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/bacon14.JPG
Who doesn't love the smell of bacon? A neighbor of a new hot restaurant in San Francisco's Ashbury Heights called Bacon Bacon. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a last minute deal that appears to have saved the bacon.

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>