Newsom in Rehab, BART Crimes, and Free Shit: Top SF Weekly Stories from this week

Here's what's in the paper and on the web this week from the SF Weekly:

1) Free Shit in SF
Enjoy the best of Bay Area culture without breaking the bank

2) The Warm Bosom of Booze
Meet the Candidate Gavin Newsom, in rehab

3) Court Coverage
Despite recently eliminating one-quarter of the newsroom, the Chron still has the money to send sportswriters to the U.S. Open

4 )Big BART Brother
You're busted! For singing Christmas carols on BART without a permit.

More after the jump. ...

Lines of Longitude
LINES Ballet makes cross-cultural strides for its 25th–anniversary season

The Butler Did It
Woman sues the city for false arrest after getting busted for allegedly throwing hot coffee on a butler for the Gettys

Soup to Nuts
A new photography exhibition at MOAD peeks into grocery bags from around the world

The Lowdown
Stuck for ideas? These events should keep you busy till Christmas.

From Spaceballs to Expedition 6
Bill Pullman's new docudrama mixes astronauts' psychological profiles with trapeze artistry


Adams vs. Glass
Two contemporary music giants descend upon the Bay


SoMach Going On
High rents and noise complaints pushed SoMa arts organizations out during the dot-com boom. Now they're back.


Where It's At
Arts organizations and venues from the tiny to the titanic


Fleecing Ourselves
Billy Childish: The art world's unpretentious snob

Devendra Banhart's latest bends and stretches, but doesn't break his spell


Qui arms David Yow with new weapons of crowd confrontation


From Oakland Blues to Big Singles-Keyshia Cole could shine in the spotlight this fall


Megadeth
United Abominations (Roadrunner)


Okkervil River
The Stage Names (Jagjaguwar)


Brunettes
Structure & Cosmetics (Sub Pop)


Flowering in the Mission
Unusual Ligurian dishes and fabulous desserts await the food-obsessed at Farina


The Good, the Bad, and the Set Pieces
Johnnie To, gunslinger, pays stylish homage to the good old days

The Rogue El Gato
Playwright Shawn Ferreyra tries his hand at writing for kids. He shoulda stuck to tales of half-naked nymphs.


Jane Sings
Musical version of Jane Austen classic is mostly sweet, empty-calorie fare


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