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SF Station presents The Guide: A list of the best events happening this week
Tuesday, January 2 - Monday, January 8
Are you still hung over from New Year's? Well recover quickly because the week will not wait. Start off 2007 with a bang with the following highlights.

There's Black Orpheus at the Castro Theatre, the 1960 Academy Award winner set against the backdrop of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro and based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Mingle like your single at a post-holiday Wine and Chocolate Tasting at The Cellar sponsored by Singles in the City. Then get your art on at the Steven Wolf Fine Arts' exhibit Six Pack and Hardcore Psycho Workout featuring life-size sculptures and video by Mark Morris.

On Friday night check out some dirty disco with the New Young Pony Club at The Knockout. The next day celebrate the new year at the Asian Art Museum for the annual Mochitsuki: Japanese Mochi Pounding Party . For yet another spin on things there's the 2007 Chinese New Year Spectacular at the War Memorial Opera House. Cap off your first week of 2007 with Lady Sovereign and Honeycut at Mezzanine.
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Tuesday, January 2, 2007
at Castro Theatre (7pm & 9:15pm)
1960 Academy Award Winner and winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus retells the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack. Very trippy.
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30pm)
Known as much for his effeminate, wildly sexual "dancing," as he is for creating damaging beats and--let's just say it--weird visuals, Bechtolt owns the room, and invites everyone to kill it with him...
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
at the Cellar (6:30pm)
Perhaps the most significant lesson learned by anyone attending a wine tasting, however, is the realization that a glass of wine has the power not only to give individual pleasure but the create lasting friendships...
at Landmarks Lumiere Theatre ((2:00pm, 4:30pm) 7pm, 9:35pm)
Soon after the start of hostilities in Iraq, Rome-based lovestruck poet and lecturer Attilio (director/co-writer Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful) heads to Baghdad when he learns from his friend, Iraqi poet Fuad (Jean Reno), that the woman he loves, Vittoria (Nicoletta Braschi), has been critically injured in a bomb explosion...
Thursday, January 4, 2007
at Steven Wolf Fine Arts (opening reception and performance from 5:30pm - 7:30pm)
In Six-Pack, L.A. artist/architect Christopher Tallon installs a fleet of super-real, life-size sculptures of the venerable bench press, except these muscle blasters are made entirely of paper...
at Bottom of the Hill (8:30pm)
Crime in Choir is a local instrumental experimental progressive rock band. Signed to GSL this year the group released their third full-length album, "Trumpery Metier."...
Friday, January 5, 2007
at Bimbo's 365 Club (8pm)
Face The Truth unveils a new Stephen Malkmus. His exuberance has given way to bliss, and his performances are more disarming and electrifying than ever. The volatile SM who sang "Water and a Seat" as if he were Muhammad Ali extolling his punch and shuffle is missing...
at Duplex (10pm)
Electro, Breaks, House, Progressive, Live Mic. SF DJs Gunz & Ammo(Electro Pirates), Shabadoo(DivinitySF), Ace Tatsu(LuvMark), Kimani(Deep House Soldiers) & Ja Rod (DeepEnd, InDeep).
at the Knockout (10pm)
In addition to playing their own instruments without any assistance SF's Pink Clouds also rock and roll until you are out on the the dance floor shaking your booty...
Saturday, January 6, 2007
at Asian Art Museum (12pm - 1pm: Mochi Pounding; 1pm - 4pm: Art Activity)
As in previous years, the museum's event will be led by Kagami Kai, a San Francisco-based group dedicated to maintaining the Japanese tradition of mochi pounding, or mochitsuki, where glutinous steamed rice is pounded into delectable soft, chewy cakes...
at The Climate Theater (8pm)
Gonzo, A brutal Chrysalis, presents the life of Hunter S. Thompson during the critical and catalytic years between 1968 and 1971. Set in the writing den of Thompson's Woody Creek home, Gonzo, A brutal Chrysalis reveals startling facts that pick up where other explanations leave off...
at The Endup (10pm)
Featuring Daniel Bell and Matthew Dear LIVE! This month, alongside one of his personal heroes, Mr. Dear will dip into his entire arsenal of original material to rip SF a new one. Seriously, you do not want to miss this one...
Sunday, January 7, 2007
at War Memorial Opera House (7:30pm)
NTDTV brings the divine beauty of the ancient East to life with its now-legendary Chinese New Year Spectacular! Previously the Chinese New Year Global Gala, this year the Spectacular bursts onto the stage of the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House with all-new performances!...
at supperclub (9pm)
New Order/Joy Division legend in a special DJ performance with DJ Omar, Q-Zen, Damon, DJ Meikee Magnetic, Michael Anthony & Jefrodesiac...
Monday, January 8, 2007
at Mezzanine (9pm)
Her self promoted internet singles, "Ch Ching" and "Random" spread through the London underground like wild fire. Her gruff hip-hop style minced with undercurrents of reggae/dancehall and rock catapulted her into official grime queen status...
at DNA Lounge (9pm)
Burlesque! Comedy! Live music! Featuring the triumphant re-return of swing sensations Lee Presson and the Nails, their first San Francisco appearance in one hundred thirteen days! ...
This Week's Articles
The Greatest Tastemakers
By SFS_Staff (Dec 28, 2006)
This year's Top 5 list is all about tried-and-true teams and their latest efforts in San Francisco. Go forth, foodies; you deserve it.
Noe Valley Newcomer
By Sarah_Sung (Dec 28, 2006)
Noe Valley locals have a new dinner spot in Bistro 1689, which opened its doors in July 2006 on 1689 Church Street in the space that was the Long Island Chinese Restaurant. Joining restaurants like Incanto, Fresca, and La Ciccia as well as the new Pescheria, this 45-seat bistro is quickly making a name for itself in the neighborhood. With fresh, Bay Area ingredients prepared in a rustic, French style and a well-priced wine list, Bistro 1689 has a textbook recipe for success.
An Interesting Year
By SFS_Staff (Dec 28, 2006)
2006 has proved another venerable year in music. For every Paris Hilton, there was a Joanna Newsom. There were some established rockers returning after hiatuses - Cat Power and The Red Hot Chili Peppers - and some emerging bands making good - Grizzly Bear, The Knife. Whatever the case, it was interesting. And, after all, isn't that what music is really about? Here are our critics' picks on the best and, most interesting, in music from 2006.
2006 Edition
By SFS_Staff (Dec 29, 2006)
This year's films have had a distinctly political slant. There have been biopics on historical figures: Idi Amin, Marie Antoinette, Willie Stark (aka Governor Huey Long of Louisiana), Queen Elizabeth II. There have been international incidents: Babel, The Da Vinci Code, Casino Royale, Letters from Iwo Jima, Borat. We've experience the good with the bad, and the funny with the not so funny. With the world in turmoil, is it any wonder that our cinema would reflect some of the same? Here are our critic's picks for the best and worst films and performances from this year.
One of 2006's Best Films (Cuarón's Too)
By Mel_Valentin (Dec 29, 2006)
Based on the 1992 bestselling novel by P.D. James and directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y Tu Mamá También, Great Expectations), Children of Men is the second film this year to depict a totalitarian England controlled by a military dictatorship where civil and constitutional rights are luxuries enjoyed only by political and economic elites. Like V for Vendetta, Children of Men is a cautionary tale of a dystopian future, but with Cuarón at the helm, social and political commentary doesn't overshadow an otherwise taut, gripping film.
A Grim Fairytale, for Adults
By Anhoni_Patel (Dec 29, 2006)
Writer and director Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Hellboy) brings us a magical fable that is every much as frightening as it is beautiful. Although it is not scary in the way of a horror movie but in the way of a suspenseful drama, and it is not beautiful in a superficial special effects way but in a more soulful, profound manner. It is unique in every sense of the word.
Norton + Watts + Maugham = Winning Combination
By Mel_Valentin (Dec 29, 2006)
Based on W. Somerset Maugham's 1925 novel of the same name and directed by John Curran (Praise, We Don't Live Here Anymore), The Painted Veil explores concepts like love, duty, self-discovery, redemption, and the clash between cultures (East vs. West) through a historical melodrama set in 1920s China. And with Edward Norton and Naomi Watts in the lead roles, breathtaking cinematography, and an evocative score, The Painted Veil is a film that's poignant and provocative in equal measure.
Global Garments
By Helene_Goupil (Dec 29, 2006)
Too broke to buy a plane ticket for a shopping spree in Southeast Asia? You're in luck. We've picked stores that let you stock up on cool clothes and accessories from Thailand and India without going in the red.
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