May 7 | Comedy
Andrew Dice Clay
Andrew Dice Clay is the star of Dice, a new scripted series for Showtime that takes a semi-autobiographical and totally self-deprecating look at his rise and fall and attempt to get back up in Las Vegas. If you were born after 1989, you would have easily missed Clay’s meteoric moments at the top of the stand-up comedy world as he rode a wave of faux masculine misogyny, but to see him now in a relatively intimate setting as a reflective yet still macho personality will offer you a fascinating tale of the fame machine.
8 p.m. | The Warfield, 982 Market St., San Francisco | | From $35 | website
May 10 | Film
Ms. Direction: Bay Area Film Fatales Showcase
The Roxie Theater continues its excellent Ms. Direction series—showcasing the work of female filmmakers—with a slate of 11 local and international shorts. Highlights from the program include The Science of Character, which explores how you can shape who you want to be; The Buddhist Bin Laden, about the rise of Buddhist extremism in Burma; and From Baghdad to the Bay, which introduces an Iraqi translator for the military who, after being wrongly accused of being a double agent, tries to start over in the Bay Area.
7 p.m. | Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., San Francisco | | From $12 | website
Soft opening | Restaurant
The Hawaiian poke bowl trend that’s spreading like wildfire through San Francisco can now be found in the Castro. I’a Poke has had its soft opening and offers customizable protein bowls with raw tuna, shrimp, salmon, and more. Also on the menu are rice-and-seafood-stuffed, seaweed-wrapped “sushi burritos” in varieties such as the Volcanorrito (which includes tuna, black tiger shrimp, and jalapeño) and the Salmon Lover (with sundried guacamole and salmon).
314 Church Street, San Francisco | website
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