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Tue Mar 3 - Mon Mar 9, 2009
Film Festival

I guess we should count ourselves lucky that we didn't just get slammed with a crippling snowstorm like Atlanta or New York. And even though our state may be in a fiscal crisis, at least we don't have to add suffering through a draught to the list. But still. Good thing there are plenty of places you can go this week to stay dry. Like the JCCSF's Kanbar Hall, which will be hosting the Other Minds Music Festival. Or the speakeasy warmth of Café du Nord where Sara Bareilles will be performing. The Punch Line Comedy Club is a great place to hide away; be prepared to be grossed out by Ali Wong at her show "The Golden Showers Bring March Flowers". Friday offers two unique art events: Amoeba Music's Art Show, which recreates Andy Warhol's The Factory at a warehouse in Emeryville and the Apples & Oranges Eating Contest at Compound Gallery. And who says you can only dress up on Halloween? The Purim masquerade ball at Mighty offers you a great opportunity to party in costume. You can even show off the new tattoo or piercing you got at the Tattoo & Body Art Convention at Cow Palace. Remember all this rain, will bring with it plenty of gardening joy. Join author Alex Hatch as he reads from his book - Cracks in the Asphalt: Community Gardens in San Francisco.

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at Moscone Center

Industry Humpday
at harlot
Ra Ra Riot
at The Independent

at Mezzanine
Kool Keith
at Mezzanine

DJ Dan's Mardi Gras Party
at Ruby Skye
Film Festival
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
at Punch Line Comedy Club (8pm)

"Ali has been known to have her audience tickled by wickedly raunchy gross-out humor..."
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"Born in Oakland, CA, in spring 1966, Raphael Saadiq (born Raphael Wiggins) started playing music at age six. He played bass at church and school and enjoyed his place on-stage at various local hometown events. After high school, Saadiq won a chance to join Prince and Sheila E. on the Parade tour. Such an experience inspired Saadiq to do his own thing..."
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (8pm)

Sebastien + Harry Denton invite you to celebrate DJ Trevor Simpson's residency every first Wednesday at Indulgence Wednesday. Enjoy a 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!
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (9pm)

"Now that we're all really stimulated, wink wink, it's time to enjoy a party that costs next to nada. We understand this economic plight, and, we're sure you're like us, tired of hearing about it. So, let's drown our emotions together with booze!"
Thursday, March 5, 2009
at Kanbar Hall (7pm)

In March, the JCCSF hosts the Other Minds Festival of New Music, an annual gathering of the most innovative composers and performers from around the world. Covering the full spectrum of the international contemporary music scene, Other Minds 14 features distinguished artists alongside emerging and unknown talents.
at Cafe du Nord (7:30pm)

"I write mostly on piano and I'm a girl, so lots of people say it's Norah Jones, or Fiona Apple. That's fine. I love Norah's subtlety and Fiona's fierce lyrical prowess. But I also have an affinity for the playful and intelligent-pop of people like Elton John and Ben Folds..."
at Palace of Fine Arts (8pm)

"After a six-year stint with the trio Rodriguez, M. Ward began sketching out songs deeply rooted in the classic traditions of American country-folk. Rodriguez's home was in San Luis Obispo, CA, and they eventually recorded Swing Like a Metronome with Granddaddy's Jason Lytle..."
at Vertigo (9pm - 2am)

Brand new Disco Monthly party! with DJs JMAZ, Montag & Bryan James.
at Vessel (9pm)

Dirtybird is at it again. Join us for this hyphy happenin' Thursday night event- Boathouse feat. Justin Martin & Alland Byallo...
Film Festival
Friday, March 6, 2009
at Special One Time Location in Emeryville (6pm - 11pm)

This spectacular art, music and film event celebrates the works of regional artists and pays tribute to Andy Warhol and his Factory, the original New York City studio from 1962 to 1968. The Factory Party takes place in a massive warehouse space divided into nine distinct rooms where guests are immersed in a wide range of art mediums, as well as live art, musical performances and theatrical art forms...
at Compound Gallery (7pm - 10pm)

Audrey Roy and Matt Reynoso investigate the deeper sides of two of our favorite fruits...Apples and Oranges! Reynoso's rustic carved relief mixed media explores the iconic apple in sculptural and 2-dimensional forms and Roy's playful graphic oranges can be found in every imaginable situation...
at Treasure Island Hangar (9pm - 4am)
"The Opulent Temple has evolved into the premiere sound camp at the annual Burning Man festival. Having built a reputation for the home made grand production they've built themselves, featuring a flame throwing DJ booth and other impressive creations, they are hoping to return to the playa in 2009. (All sound camps like Opulent Temple are self funded and..."
at Mezzanine (10pm)
"The label's confidence was emboldened by an initial roster of forward-thinking acts like instrumental hip-hop prodigy Dabrye, electronic beatsmith Matthew Dear, electronic/indie rock pioneers Midwest Product and a musical firebrand Dykehouse, approximating a minimal-yet-rich sonic template that married cold funk to mutant pop music, culminating in a palettable and perplexing array of sonics..."
Saturday, March 7, 2009
at Festival Pavilion (see listing for times)

Get ready to grow "Green...with Envy" at the 57th Pacific Orchid Exposition, March 5-8 in San Francisco. This year's theme will focus on "green" aspects of horticulture, and there will be educational exhibits explaining the importance of habitat preservation...
at Mighty (9pm)
Grab your grogger and practice your hissing, it's time for Purim. This year The Hub presents Slavic Soul Party! a fiery Balkan brass band with hip-grinding American grooves. Brash and strong as slivovitz SSP! has "developed a reputation for delivering a great time." (NY Times) DJ's, dancers and (of course) hamantaschen will keep the party going all night long! Free drink tickets for the first 100 guests.
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30pm)
"Through three albums made in a Brooklyn home studio and, more recently (2005), through a collaboration with Young God labelmate Angels of Light, Akron/Family has earned itself a madcap reputation: songs that start in a Beatles-inspired place inevitably erupt into skronk before settling into country sweetness, and folk-raised spirituals dart through Led Zeppelin territory, with '60s rock and general psychedelia also major themes..."
at Atmosphere (10pm)

ClubWorks, Team Hybrid & Atmosphere presents Pleasure. Special Anniversary event for Team Hybrid & Hybrid Honeyz!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
at Cow Palace (see listing for times)

This is a clean, safe, family-oriented, tattoo convention and party. You'll have fun and be able to see the best artists doing the best tattooing and piercing from across the country. Includes: 300+ worldwide famous artists, tattoo contests, live music, tattooing and body piercing on-site, and a variety of merchandise.
at The Independent (11am - 5pm)

It's that time again...it's hitting the books, vintage, local designers, fun finds, ladies, fellas, jams, eats, sweets, eye candy, drunk times, shopping different. Come see why we won best of the bay...
at Cafe du Nord (7pm)

"Kath Bloom is a legend of folk, country, blues and avant-garde music. She has been making records since the late 70s, and has had her music featured in the movie Before Sunrise by Richard Linklater (starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy)..."
Yum Diary
Monday, March 9, 2009
at Rickshaw Stop (7:30pm)

"South Africa's version of TV on the Radio comes to SF for the first time! Sure to be huge soon! "Now and then it's easy to guess that Blk Jks, from Johannesburg, are an African band on their four-song Mystery EP. That's when they go bounding into three-chord South African township grooves in "Lakeside" or overlay the reggae foundation of "Summertime" with syncopated guitars..."
at Sunset Branch Library (7pm)

Featuring an introduction by Golden Gate Gardening's Pam Peirce, Cracks is a lovely and lovingly produced guidebook and paean to thirty of our fair city's community gardens. Each entry is illustrated with garden photographs by Stacy Miller and neighborhood maps by Kim Beeman, and includes a short history of the space, as well as directions, transportation and other pertinent information...
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