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Is it still raining? At this rate, SF will be turning into Noah's Ark. What we need is some humor, a bit of food and drink and a whole lot of dancing. Funnyman extraordinaire and overall wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin is making his way to the Herbst Theatre Wednesday night. This weekend kicks off with Bumpin Uglies at Etiquette Lounge where funky beats will have you slinkin' over the dance floor at this fresh new hotspot. Proving that, indeed, Brazilians do it better is Carnaval at Ana Mandara. Then start getting prepared for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebration at the Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair where you can stock up on fruits, flowers and sugary delights. Close the weekend out on Sunday night with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti at Yoshi's.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
at Landmark's Embarcadero (see listing for times)
The remarkable true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, a successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of FrenchElle, who believes he is living his life to its absolute fullest when a sudden stroke leaves him in a life-altered state.
at Yoshi's SF (8pm)
The 75th Anniversary Season kicks off by paying homage to the legacy of Lew Christensen. Filling Station is a delightful slice of Americana, brimming with humor, eccentric characters, and exuberant dance.
at Yoshi's SF (8pm)
Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson became one of the top jazz singers of the '90s, a vocalist blessed with a distinctive and flexible voice who is not afraid to take chances. She began playing piano and guitar when she was nine and was working as a vocalist by the mid-'70s, singing a wide variety of material.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
at 111 Minna (5pm - 11pm)
This match-up has been a long time coming, and thanks to the orchestration Kevin Knapp here it is. Dirtybird residents Christian Martin and Worthy switch it up with our Qol residents for dirty, dirty night of beats.
at The Institute For Works on Paper (6pm)
The Japan Society and the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim invite you to an exclusive inaugural exhibit and art auction, The Art of Two Empires: Japanese Woodblock Prints and Moghul Miniature Paintings.
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)
Steve Martin recounts more than four decades as an actor, writer, and legendary performer in his new memoir Born Standing Up. When he was ten years old, Martin sold guidebooks at Disneyland and was soon hired to work in the Magic Shop where for the next decade he developed as an entertainer, practicing magic, juggling and making balloon animals...
at Icon Ultra Lounge (9pm - late)
Mia is the co-founder of both the highly prolific Sub Static and Karloff labels. She has been DJing since the mid 90's and releasing steadily since 2001...Featuring House, Techno, Electro, Minimal!
Thursday, January 31, 2008
at Ruby Skye (7pm)
It's a New Orleans Mardi Gras come alive in San Francisco! We invite you and your krewe to experience an amazing event, as Ruby Skye is transformed into raucous Bourbon Street with over $15,000 in props and dcor.
at The Roxie New College Film Center (8pm)
'UGFMF' offers a new approach to film festivals. In an era where filmmakers are called 'users' who 'generate content,' Undergroundfilm wishes to put the spotlight back where it belongs: behind the camera. UGFMF recognizes and rewards individuals who are talented, prolific and eclectic in the art and craft of cinema.
at Zeum (8pm)
In an apocalyptic future, two women are invited to dine at the home of a wealthy, lonely stranger. As they eat and drink, they reckon with the complexities of their pasts and the maddening nature of love, death, and poverty.
at John Colins Lounge (10pm)
For the first time ever, John Colins proudly presents OM Records sensations King Kooba and The Trout!
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Friday, February 1, 2008
at Building 897, Mare Island (see listing for times)
The 12th annual The Flyway Festival celebrates the annual migration of more than one million shorebirds and hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese, and hawks through the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Over 70 events and activities are scheduled throughout February 1-3, including bird watching tours, hikes, presentations, boat tours, slideshows and much, much more.
at Ana Mandara (9:30pm)
The Best Brazilian Carnaval Celebration in the city...Don't miss this incredible, once in a life time event! Taking over Don Johnson and Cheech Marin's Spectacular Ana Mandara and creating two separate rooms...
at Eiquette (10pm - 2am)
Welcome to the year of the BUMP! So far 2008 is shaping up to be a huge year for the BU team, having gigs in Canada to Japan and returning home for another funky fun get freaky night at new hot spot Etiquette Lounge. This month Bumpin' Uglies is excited to have DJ Rascue (Various Blends, Cali Agents) grace the decks.
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm - 2am)
"Their sophomore album, Total Magique, is rife with sinister, buzzing keyboards, vicious guitars and stomping, danceable rhythms. And though they have an obvious kraut-punk sensibility, they tear down everything measured and precise about the genre, playing with thrilling, brutal abandon." - CMJ Magazine
Saturday, February 2, 2008
at Million Fishes Art Collective (6pm - 11pm)
Soft Monkey Puzzles, a solo show of new works by Victoria, BC artist Eden Veaudry. Eden Veaudry is a Victoria, British Columbia based cross-disciplinary artist who creates optimistic art that addresses her experiences in the daily dream landscape while inspiring the viewer with a greater curiosity and appreciation of the strange, organic forms that make up the everyday world.
at Oracle Arena (7:30pm)
Having commemorated their tenth anniversary with a year-plus run commencing with a double studio album hailed by the New York Times as "an unexpected magnum opus," a sold out arena tour built on that first disc's rock foundation followed by a toned down and intimate theater trek that highlighted the softer side showcased on that record's second half...
at Slim's (8pm)
The often imitated yet never duplicated Detroit deathsters The Black Dahlia Murder have returned to the public eye to reclaim their rightful throne as leaders of all things extreme with their third blackened opus of thrashing melodic death metal, "Nocturnal."
at Slim's (8pm)
Nada Surf has been a band for 10 years longer than most of their living peers have been out of a car seat. If you know your stuff, you know the story. If you dont, here it is: We begin where all good things outside of Seattle do in NYC.
at location TBA (10pm - morning)
Get ready to be taken on a journey to the land of Deep! You may not want it to stop as Jay Tripwire (Nordic Trax, Nightshift, Utensil - Vancouver, BC), Patrick Wilson (Remedy, Super Soul Sundayz - SF), Izzy, Ivan Ruiz & Kincaid guide you on till morning!!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
at Chinatown on Grant Street (9am - 6pm)
Oranges, tangerines, flowers, plants, and a variety of auspicious foods are just a few of the many new year's items for sale at the Flower Fair. Oranges and tangerines are symbols of abundant happiness. Tangerines with leaves intact assure that one's relationship with another remains secure.
at Tenderloin on Larkin Street (9:30am - 6pm)
It is one of the most important holidays in the Vietnamese culture, and is celebrated by Vietnamese communities around the world! Tet Nguyen Dan (also known as the Vietnamese Lunar New Year) is a traditional holiday celebrated annually by the Vietnamese to mark the beginning of both spring and the new lunar year.
at Cowell Theater (10am - 7pm)
View the beauty & mysteries of the sea & increase your appreciation of the oceans that surround us at this fifth annual celebration of all things aquatic. The festival showcases a diverse array of ocean-themed films, many not available anywhere else. An "In Performance Series" recipient.
at Yoshi's Oakland (7pm & 9pm)
Though best-known as a contemporary jazz performer, trumpeter Chris Botti made his initial splash on the pop music scene. A gifted instrumentalist, a talented composer, and a charismatic performer who--since the release of his first solo album in 1995--has created a series of recordings which have made him a virtual genre-of-one in the realm of contemporary jazz.
Monday, February 4, 2008
at Modernbook Gallery (11am - 9pm)
Searching for True North is an exhibition of vertical panoramic landscapes culled from 30 years of Geir Jordahl's black and white photographic work.
at Red Vic Movie House (7pm & 9:30pm)
The Battle of Algiers is as timely today as ever and its story of occupiers and occupied is suggestive of the current crises in both Palestine and Iraq. The film is a reconstruction of the guerilla war fought by the Algerian National Liberation Front against the French colonial authority in 1954-57.
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