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This weekend millions (a good chunk of them from the Bay Area) of eager people will be trekking to Washington, D.C. to witness history as Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Making the event even more significant is the fact that next Monday marks the 80th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. This week take a moment to think about just how long we've come, and how much further we still need to go. You can discuss all this and more at the SF Station Happy Hour at Temple Nightclub tomorrow night. And kicking off this Thursday, the SF Sketchfest takes over theaters for two weeks of laughs. On Friday, learn about the man behind the revolutionary icon at the opening night of the epic film Che at Embarcadero Cinemas. Speaking of icons, no one does two braids and a bandana like good 'ol Willie Nelson who plays at The Fillmore for an extended stay. The next day, be prepared to be mesmerized at the International Rubik's Cube Competition at the Exploratorium. And celebrate this long weekend at the annual MLK Jr. Holiday Celebration at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It'll get you excited for the Inauguration. As always, if you really want the hottest info, subscribe to the SF Station Twitter feed!

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at Fly Bar
Veni Vidi Vici
at Club Six
Dengue Fever
at Rickshaw Stop
Rich and Famous
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
at Slim's (8pm)

"There's a reason fans have come to their shows wearing Viking helmets and brandishing both real and plastic swords. Born out of a love for pure metal, weaned on a diet of fantasy and mythology, 3 Inches of Blood have been slaying the infidel and defending the faith for nearly eight years..."
at Hotel Utah Saloon (9pm)

"Melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre; these are the traditional building blocks of pop music. Yet although you will find them in abundance on Hummingbird, Go!, the new album by Theresa Andersson hardly sounds like conventional pop. That's because the New Orleans singer-songwriter chose to approach her craft from different perspectives before she even began composing. "I stopped thinking in terms of traditional songwriting,""
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
at Prana Restaurant / Temple Nightclub (5pm - 8pm)

This Wednesday, SF Station is inviting you to Temple Nightclub to have a drink and hang out with our crew. Temple will be providing a discounted SF Station Drink Special between 5pm - 8pm and Prana will be serving up tasty bites for all in attendance...
at Niketown (6pm)

#1 - You've been talking about whipping your ass into shape but have only gone as far as buying a cool new pair of running shoes. #2 - You vow that you'll start meeting new people instead of hanging out with your lazy roomates all the time. The solution? Join the Niketown Running Club every Wednesday at 6pm (rain or shine)...
at Yoshi's Oakland (8pm & 10pm)

"John Abercrombie is a master of the modern jazz guitar. His "progressive" style - clear and transparent, yet never distant from authentic "jazz" swing - has characterized the distinctive ECM sound. Jerry Bergonzi is only now being recognized as one of the most important saxophone players in jazz..."
Thursday, January 15, 2009
at The Independent (7:30pm)

"Taking a break from her duties as vocalist and keyboardist for Australia's Decoder Ring, songwriter Lenka Kripac relocated to Los Angeles and began crafting eclectic, atmospheric pop songs under her forename. Her solo material took its cues from artists like Jem and Björk, with Lenka pitting her breathy vocals against landscapes of electronic drumbeats, horns, and twinkling piano."
at various locations (see listing for times)

The festival debuted in January of 2002 at the Shelton Theatre in downtown San Francisco and has grown rapidly into a nationally recognized comedy festival that mixes national headliners, local favorites and the best up-and-coming groups from throughout North America for a month of sketch, improv, stand-up and alternative comedy...
at Vessel (9pm - 2am)

This Thursday let yourself get carried away by some of the best electronic music San Francisco has to offer. Dirtybird Justin Martin's sound is sexy and hard, inspiring all kinds of mayhem on the dancefloor. Nominated Best Breakthrough Dj by the 2004 International House Music Awards...
at 111 Minna Gallery (9pm)

On January 15th, we are proud to present our launch party for our new monthly, Bass Camp, which is shaping up to be one for the history books already. San Francisco get ready...Every month, Bass Camp will be featuring some of the finest and most cutting edge electronic musicians in the world. Two rooms of serious beats...
Rich and Famous
Friday, January 16, 2009
at Landmark's Embarcadero (1:30pm & 7:30pm)

Director Steven Soderbergh's two-part epic about the life of Ernesto "Che" Guevara stars Benicio Del Toro (Best Actor, 2008 Cannes Film Festival) in a tour de force performance as the legendary revolutionary...
at various restaurants (see listing for details)

It's like you've dined and gone to heaven. Want to feast on a spectacular meal in San Francisco - one of the world's premier culinary destinations - at a truly appetizing price? Of course you do! January's Dine About Town event gives you the perfect opportunity. For two delicious weeks, more than 100 Bay Area restaurants offer prix-fixe lunches...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"Willie Nelson is a country singer-songwriter, author, poet and actor. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, but remains iconic, especially in American popular culture. In recent years he has continued to tour, record, and perform..."
at Herbst Theater (8pm)

"Sandra Bernhard: Everything Bad and Beautiful recently was presented in Los Angeles and received critical and audience acclaim. In reviewing for the Los Angeles Times, David C. Nichols raved Bernhard offers an electrifying fusion of lethal satire and sizzling rock n' roll..."
Saturday, January 17, 2009
at Buffalo Exchange SF and Berkeley locations (celebrate during store hours)

Buffalo Exchange is turning 35! Come celebrate 35 years of business and fashion with giveaways, refreshments and more. Some stores will offer drawings, 1974 trivia games, a DJ or karaoke. The first Buffalo Exchange opened in 1974 in Tucson, Arizona by Kerstin and Spencer Block. To our knowledge, this was the very first store that bought, sold, traded, and took clothing items and accessories on consignment.
at Shotwell Studios (8pm - midnight)

Meet the artists, eat, drink, party and dance to DJ Cherry T. The festivities feature comedy, music, dance and burlesque performances hosted byWilliam Shatner's Butt Girls. The stellar lineup includes Dr. Fantastic of Circus Finelli, Summer Shapiro, Stefanie Keys, Samantha Chanse, Monsoon Dance Company...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"The 15-song album-the resurgent Meat Puppets' first for the independent Anodyne label-boasts the same visionary fusion of complementary contrasts that originally endeared the band to a large and loyal audience in the 1980s, when they emerged from their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona to redefine the parameters of American indie rock..."
at DNA Lounge (9pm)

Every month, Super Ego features fashion shows, live bands, and big name djs spinning the newest electronic dance music! Come early for the fashion. Rock out to the sexy bands. Stay for the dirty dancing.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
at Exploratorium (10am - 4:30pm)

Come watch the world's greatest solvers of the Rubik's Cube compete for the fastest times under improbable circumstances. New World Records have been set at the last four Exploratorium-hosted Rubik's Cube events. Will it happen again? This event is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium. Entry into the competition is open to anyone...
at Mezzanine (8pm)

After an excruciating wait, the boyz are back with "Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA" and will be performing live at Mezzanine on January 18th to be recorded by PBS for broadcasting nationwide. Not only will the four-time Grammy-winners be performing their own hits, but they will also be treating the audience to their own special renditions of Motown classics in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Motown itself!
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (8pm)

Celebrate a guilt-free Sunday night of DJs, dancing, cocktails, and friends while enjoying the gorgeous views of San Francisco's skyline from Harry Denton's Starlight Room on the 21st floor atop Union Square.
Yum Diary
Monday, January 19, 2009
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (10:45am - 4pm)

On November 5, 2008, America and the World awoke to a new realization: an achievement of years of Hope. Therefore, during the 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday events, we find no greater opportunity than to cease from marching in order to celebrate our collective achievement and reflect on its significance in order to prepare for what lies ahead as we return to action...
at Herbst Theatre (7pm)

The Bay Area's leading young spoken word artists take to the stage with their tongues on fire to honor the man, the legend, the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday in his name. There is no better way to celebrate the new year, new possibility, new world than at this event. It sells out every year, so get your tickets now.
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