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Valentines Guide

Some think love is just a secondhand emotion, while others think love is what makes the world go around. Whatever camp you espouse to, there's no denying the 14th of February. Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is the name of the game this week. Wednesday night is for the boys: Drop the Lime throws down tech beats with some extra special sauce at Vessel. Thursday night is for all the single ladies: aquanet your do' and pull on your go go boots for Shindig 69 at Rickshaw Stop. Friday night is for the brokenhearted (or for those who believe Valentine's is just another commercially driven holiday devised to guilt you into spending money and/or making you feel inadequate): for a good time look no further than four wheels at the Roller Disco Party at CELLSpace or give Valentine's Day the one-fingered salute at the Bitter Ball 2009 on the San Francisco Belle at Pier 3. Saturday night is for lovers: and nothing says "I love you" like a faceful of downy feathers. Bring your fluffiest headrest to Pillow Fight at Justin Herman Plaza, or sex it up at Suicide Girls: In Bed at Supperclub. Sunday night is friends and family night: check out Swedish darling Lykke Li charm her way to The Fillmore. For more ideas for Valentine's Day, check out our special Valentine's Guide. And if you really want to stay hip, follow us on Twitter.

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The Fetching Veggie Etchings

Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
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Mr. Roboto Presents Rjd2
at 103 Harriet on Sat Feb 21
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Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Bay Area Derby Girls Mud Wrestling
at CELLspace

Social Distortion
at Fox Theatre
at Mezzanine

Mike Fitz's B-Day
at Slide
Giant Squid
at Thee Parkside

Chinese New Year
at 1015 Folsom
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
at Modern Times Bookstore (7:30pm)

People and groups who adore Beth Lisick: Modern Times Bookstore Collective, You (if you don't, you will), and after writing this book, Beth Lisick? For those who haven't encountered this insightful and hilarious odyssey into the murky, million-dollar world of the Self-Help industry, get ready! Helping Me Help Myself follows Lisick's revelatory (sort of) year of trying one new self-help guru per month...
at Vessel (10pm)

Alland Byallo's "avant-house" flavor and techy licks flood the room with a love for beats and Robb Green gets the party pumping with sexy, floor gripping dance tracks. Its the 2nd Tuesday of the 2nd month and you wont want to miss your chance to dip a heart shaped lollipop in your free champagne...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
at YBCA Screening Room (7:30pm)

This program of new and recent short work by local and international film and video artists delves into the tactile, the meditative and the provocative. Relationships to our environs - natural, terrestrial and constructed - are explored and re-configured, evoking and provoking impressions that negotiate, delve into and transcend the surface...
at Punch Line Comedy Club (see listing for times)

Star and finalist of the 4th Season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, Roz G. has also been seen on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam on HBO, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza, as well as UPN's Showtime at The Apollo and BET's Comic View...
at The Indpendent (8pm)

""It started pretty innocently," Mark Lanegan claims of the genesis behind Saturnalia, the much-anticipated first album from The Gutter Twins, the collaboration forged by him and fellow maverick singer-songwriter Greg Dulli. Innocent, however, seems an odd word to lash to anything involving this near-mythic duo..."
at Vessel (9pm)

"Set the standard; then raise the bar. Or in New York City's Luca Venezia's case - totally destroy that bar on a global scale. The 25-year-old known as Drop The Lime (and Curses!) is the iconoclastic club fiend of the 21st Century. Producer, remixer and DJ, he started out at 17 and has since dropped approx 150 underground classics, each year breaking boundaries of the musical zeitgeist..."
at Supperclub (10pm)

Head over to Supperclub and enjoy some of the baddest beats of the Bay with local Love It! Wednedays DJ's. They will be celebrating it's 2 Year Anniversary Party, so make sure not to miss out!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
at SFMOMA (8:30pm)

This year's four recipients employ a wide spectrum of artistic approaches, including painting, sculpture, photography, and video. Whether Tauba Auerbach is making images of TV static, digital binary code, or alphabets, she probes the dynamics of symbolic representation. Referencing 1980s sitcoms, Desirée Holman uses sculpture, performance, and video...
at Rickshaw Stop (8:30pm)

This is a celebration of the Sixties when Go Go Girls ruled! This is Shindig 69. Featuring the rockin' tunes of The Cement Gardens (members of The Sermon), DJ's Cali Kid (Bardot A Go Go), Sergio Iglesias (Teenage Dance Craze), Otto von Stroheim (Tiki Oasis) Go Go sweethearts The Devil-Ettes, Kitten on the Keys...
at Shine (9pm)

We told you when we ended Bassdrop a few months ago, it probably wouldn't be the last you've seen of it, & sure enough, we're bringing it back. This Bassdrop features some of the best local talent the city has to offer, & we'll be starting off the night with a bit of house, electro, & fidget, before making our way into some some drum & bass. You definitely don't wanna miss it.
Friday, February 13, 2009
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

"Un Día is Juana Molina's fifth album, in a career dedicated to following a most inspired and inspirational muse. It's twelve years on from her debut, Rara and, if that album perhaps struggled at first to find an audience, then that audience has grown surely and strongly with the albums that have followed...
at CELLSpace (9pm)

Skate rentals and tunes provided by Black Rock Roller Disco. IndieFest bears no responsibility for alcohol impaired roller skating wipe outs! Cover is $10, $5 in costume or free with any IndieFest ticket stub.
at Ferryboat at Pier 3 (9pm)

The sexiest party for San Francisco's hottest available single people! 2 levels of DJs: House Floor with DJ's Trevor Simpson, Kid Loose & Ghetto House Radio. Mash-Ups & Dance Floor with DJ Ajax, Matthew Baker, Kidd Sysko.
Valentine's Day! - Saturday, February 14, 2009
at Justin Herman Plaza (5:45pm)

"Feathers will fly at this fun, flash-mob type event. Leave it to a place like San Francisco to host the most visible incarnation of the Pillow Fight's flash-mob-esque gathering, and subsequent public pillow fight."
at Muse Studios (7pm)

Trunk Show begins at 7 p.m. with designers goods for sale. Live music provided by DJ Method and the after party keeps the festivities going into the wee hours at John Collins Bar. There will be a trunk sale and lots of cocktails. Don't forget to visit the steamy kissing booth!
at Atmosphere (9:30pm)

Celebrate your Valentine's Day with a loved one or sexy singles at Le Salon - an exclusive event at Atmosphere, which caters to our female guests. Entertainment is provided by DJs Joey Webb who will be spinning sexy house beats in the lounge and local favourite E-Rock putting down mashups/80s hits in the mainroom...
at Supperclub (10pm)

Along with the great ambiance and music, we are having some extra special entertainment for your pleasure. Suicidegirl and acrobatic talent LizaRose is flying in to do her aerial acts on the Tissue ropes. We have special guest SG Lauren doing her burlesque number as well as a sexy fashion show featuring the Suicidegirl models. As always we'll have our hot SG go-go dancers and tons of SG models hanging about and partying with the crowd.
at The Regency Center (10pm)

Those who give love will want to gather for some love on Valentines Day! Make sure to grab your tickets fast for this event, it's sure to sell out! There is an awesome lineup of DJ's in store for those of you wanting to get some dance on...
at Sens (10pm)

Do you remember your first crush or the first time you fell in love? On Valentine's Day, most parties are geared more towards couples or only for singles. This year I will be having a Valentine's Day event, "Puppy Love" at Sens Restaurant for both people that are happily single and blissfully dating.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
at Concourse Exhibition Center (11am - 5pm)

The world's largest rare book fair is a bibliophile's delight, featuring a rich selection of books, manuscripts, maps and other printed materials, including incunabula; literature from all centuries and nationalities; fine bindings; children's and illustrated books; ephemera; and antiquarian books of all kinds, such as law, architecture, cookery, science, history and most other subject areas one can conceivably imagine...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"Sweden's Lykke Li can't stay still. Her life and her career are relentlessly pulled forward by an impatient desire to see what's just around the corner, her music full of ideas about moving on and breaking free. Just eighteen months ago, she was complaining to her mentor, Bjorn "of Peter and John fame" Yttling, that everything had gone wrong because she was twenty and still hadn't released an album..."
at The Independent (9pm)

"Yeah, Don Caballero is instrumental, what's it to ya? Most don't realise that fact until they're told. They have been since their inception in 1991. Their first two singles were as a trio! Yeah, you're sayin' "instrumental." Well not on this album. They are more rock orientated than jazz, though many have said the contrary..."
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (8pm)

We Re-Define NightLife Once again Celebrating 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, February 16, 2009
at Davies Symphony Hall (5pm)

If a singular piece of late 20th century music can be identified as a turning point that profoundly changed music history, "Music in Twelve Parts" is just that work. Trance-like and deeply gripping, this music was embraced by the downtown New York art scene in the '70s, and is now recreated by the Philip Glass Ensemble for its West Coast premiere.
at Yoshi's San Francisco (8pm)

"The Brass Menazeri (pronounced "Menagerie") is the San Francisco Bay Area's Balkan Romani ("Gypsy") powerhouse Brass Band. We cascade through the music of the Serbian, Macedonian, Greek & Rajasthani Roma with wild rhythms, soulful vocals & hot improvisations. The energy is infectious-toes tap, bodies slam, sweat flies as vital energy radiates from the dance floor...
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