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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: Heart of Gold by Ryan Wiederkehr
Firewall by Rossiter Drake
Final Destination 3 by Rossiter Drake
Manderlay by Mel Valentin
Curious George by Mel Valentin
The Pink Panther by Mel Valentin
Why We Fight by Mel Valentin
FOOD: Garçon by Daniel Goldstein
The Enthusiast by SFS Staff
SHOPPING: Valentine's Day Gift Guide by Helene Goupil
THE ARTS: The Maids by Nirmala Nataraj
SPORTS: Winter Olympics, Torino 2006 by Matt Forsman
NBA 2006 by John Blagtas
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: Sunset Promotions
Killing My Lobster Takes a Cruise
The QATSI Trilogy
First Look New Plays Festival 2006
Lessons at Vima Dance Studio
MOVIES:
ONGOING: Coupons
Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 Show All Events »
Salsa Valentine's day
Salsa-reggaeton
at Duplex (9 pm) Clubs
Partner, no partner, Valentine's day start with a free salsa class at 8:30 pm with master Alain Soto de Cuba, then Later, DJ Walter Vela roll out some good salsa beats, reggaeton. MORE

Artist in Residency: Nya Jade
at Red Devil Lounge (8 pm) Music
Cruising effortlessly through irresistible ballads, buoyant rock, and soulful pop symphonies, singer/songwriter Nya Jade’s debut album “My Denial” stands as a potent introduction to a resourceful and gifted young artist. MORE

Ray of Light Theatre Presents
A Little Bit in Love - Love Songs of Broadway
at Phoenix Theatre (7:30 pm & 9 pm) Performance Arts
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Begin or end your Valentine's Day week with an evening of the most memorable lovesongs from your favorite Broadway shows, handpicked by artistic director Shane Ray. MORE

Leylet Hob
(Night of Love)
at Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant (8:15 pm) Restaurants
Enjoy an intimate and relaxed evening with your Valentine as you eat your way down the Nile with a special 4 course menu and glass of champagne. MORE

How We First Met
Real stories from the audience spun into a musical comedy!
at Purple Onion (8 pm) Performance Arts
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Look no further this Valentine's Day for a one-of-a-kind gift, a unique experience that will linger long after the last chocolate has disappeared from the heart-shaped box and the roses have wilted. MORE

The Lovemakers (Valentines Day!)
at Great American Music Hall (7:30 pm) Music
The Lovemakers make electronic/rock dance music with a passionate, sexually charged fury. At times aggressive and mythical, other times painfully honest, their music is rich in melody and drama with an underlying commitment to pop hooks. MORE

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 Show All Events »
The Juan Maclean
at The Independent (8:30 pm) Music
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Collectively created inanimate objects dominate our landscape. We traded drums and guitars for laptops and our old trees for new high rises. MORE

Joel Streeter
w/ The Wanteds and Whitey on the Moon
at Rickshaw Stop (8 pm) Music
Since the release of his debut album Hear Me Out in 2005, Joel Streeter has emerged as a songwriting tour de force, mixing his love of late '60s pop, alt-country and rock with his own unique voice. MORE

Katy Grannan
at Fraenkel Gallery (11 am - 5 pm) Galleries
Katy Grannan’s striking, large-format, color portraits capture the desire of her subjects to offer themselves up to the camera lens. MORE

Thursday, February 16, 2006 Show All Events »
22 acts in 2 days
at The Lab (7 pm - 11 pm) Music
Featuring (in order of appearance): Sinhorn, Youth Speaks, Minnie Pearl Necklace, Diamond Daggers, Lady Gallagher, Radius, Joshua Churchill, Meric Long, hey Willpower, Baysic Project, and Eats Tape. MORE

SF International Asian American Film Festival Launch Party!
at 111 Minna Street Gallery (9 pm - 12 am) Film
Come celebrate the official kick-off for the 24th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, running March 16–26, 2006. MORE

DON CRON Presents
Atmosphere
at Fuse (10 pm - 2 am) Clubs
New weekly Thursday party at Fuse! Resident DJ Don Cron spinning house, electronica, old skool breaks and some random cuts. MORE

Relics from the Robot Cano
Opening Party
at Kidrobot (6 pm - 8 pm) Galleries
International artists Scott and Satoe Haile are set to show their latest collection of whimsical figurines at the designer toy wonderland and gallery KidRobot, starting February 16. MORE

Caché (Hidden)
at Landmarks Clay (4:10, 7:00, 9:50 pm) Film
When TV host Georges (Daniel Auteuil) begins to receive packages containing videos of himself with his family - shot secretly from the street - he becomes alarmed. MORE

Friday, February 17, 2006 Show All Events »
Fresco & Massiveselector Present
Madlib's Sound Directions Live 8 piece band
at Mezzanine (9 pm - 4 am) Music
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LA's premier beat conductor takes another dive deep in the jazz crates. It's been another banner year for production powerhouse called MADLIB. MORE

Third Annual
2006 San Francisco Writers Conference
Where writers learn how to get published!
at Mark Hopkins Hotel (2 pm - 12 am) Literary Arts
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Get on the fast track for literary success! Learn about writing from bestselling authors. Meet top New York, L.A. & Bay Area literary agents, editors & book marketing professionals. MORE
The QATSI Trilogy
Music by Philip Glass
at Davies Symphony Hall (8 pm) Performance Arts
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Reinvented as a live film and music concert special event, The QATSI Trilogy explores the interrelationship of the environment, civilization, and humankind. MORE

Bob Mould Band with Shiny Toy Guns
at The Fillmore (9 pm) Music
Guitarist/singer/songwriter Bob Mould was initially a member of Hüsker Dü, one of the most influential American bands of the '80s. MORE

Circo Romani
A Gypsy Dinner Circus
at CELLspace (Crucible Steel Gallery) (7 pm - 11 pm) Performance Arts
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Come to Circo Romani for an evening and lose yourself in the Magical World of a traveling Gypsy Circus Troupe! MORE

Shattered w/ Dieselboy, Hive, Messinian
Plus special guests
at Ten15 Folsom (1015) (10 pm - 4 am) Clubs
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Shattered once again brings the best in urban beats in the bay area, this time with USAs top Drum and Bass meistro Dieselboy. MORE

Balkan Music and Dance Concert
Xylem Folkestra Project
at First Unitarian Church - Oakland (8 pm) Clubs
The Xylem Folkestra is a 20-piece ensemble playing Balkan folk music for listening and dancing. MORE

Saturday, February 18, 2006 Show All Events »
The Cutting Ball Theater Presents
The Maids
at The EXIT Stage Left (8 pm) Performance Arts
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Based on a famous double-murder case, Jean Genet’s 1947 play explores the dark and romantic side of master/servant relationships. MORE

An Evening with Perpetual Groove
12 Galaxies 2 Year Anniversary Party!
at 12 Galaxies (8 pm) Music
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One of the fastest-growing acts to emerge from the Georgia landscape, Savannah-based Perpetual Groove continues to build momentum with its infectious quilt of musical styles. MORE

Noche Flamenca
at Zellerbach Hall (8 pm) Performance Arts
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Winner of a 2004 Lucille Lortel Award for Special Theatrical Experience, Noche Flamenca is nothing less than "a soul-stirring tour-de-force of theater," says The New York Times. MORE

Asian American Theater Company Presents
The Sarimanok Travels
by Francis Tanglao-Aguas
at Theatre of Yugen / Noh Space (8 pm) Performance Arts
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Take a trip to the Philippines in this beautifully staged one-man show by performer-playwright Francis Tanglao-Aguas. MORE

The 7th Annual
San Francisco Tamburitza Festival
at Croatian American Cultural Center of San Francisco (1 pm) Festivals/Fairs
In the past decade the Croatian American Cultural Center has annually showcased the best tamburitza* music in California and presented nationally renowned tamburitza orchestras. MORE

Dreaming California
Ruth-Marion Baruch, Bill Owens, and Larry Sulta
at Berkeley Art Museum (11 am - 5 pm) Museums
Through the photographs of three Bay Area photographers, this exhibition investigates shifting social paradigms in America during the second half of the twentieth century. MORE

Tulipmania 2006
at Pier 39 (10 am) Festivals/Fairs
Pier 39 presents its popular event, Tulipmania, showcasing 39,000 tulips throughout both levels of PIER 39. Tulip displays will feature a variety of whimsical topiaries interspersed among the flower beds. MORE

Sunday, February 19, 2006 Show All Events »
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival 2006
at Pacific Film Archive (PFA) (3 pm) Film
Since it began in 1988, the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival has become the leading venue for films from around the world that open our eyes to a variety of human rights injustices. MORE

Annual Float Party - President's Day Weekend
(Monday is a holiday)
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Join us for our Annual President's Day Weekend Float Party and enjoy a guilt-free Sunday night of DJs, dancing, cocktails, and friends. MORE

The Basement "President's Weekend Hip Hop Delight"
Vintage hip hop, smooth r&b, soothing soul, and upbeat funk
at Element Lounge (9 pm - 3 am) Clubs
Basementsf presents a unique, smooth blend of style and music and caters to a crowd with sensible style and a keen sense for cool, urban fashion lifestyle. MORE

Eric Masters
Poker Gone Wild!
Comedy Magic Uncensored
at Climate Theater (8 pm) Performance Arts
You’re invited to Magician Eric Masters’ new show "Poker Gone Wild!" where absolutely anything goes! MORE

Anti-Flag, The Casualties, The Unseen, Smoke or Fire, The AKA's
at Slim's (7 pm) Music
Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag play a brand of punk rock as gritty as their hometown. MORE

Monday, February 20, 2006 Show All Events »
Jess Curtis/Gravity presents Imaginary Dances
at CounterPULSE (8 pm) Performance Arts
An evening of spontaneously composed performance exploring the viability of Contact Improvisation as a performance form. MORE

Roots Of Orchis plus Everlasting Arms and Horse of Course
at Elbo Room (9 pm) Music
The problem of genre is an age old one, one growing increasingly more apparent in the world of popular music. MORE

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