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Tue Mar 10 - Mon Mar 16, 2009
Film Festival

Normally, when you think green you're talking about recycling, renewable energy and sustainable development. But this week - green takes on a whole new spin. Tonight find out who's getting rejected from the human gene pool at The Darwin Awards at the Commonwealth Club. And California definitely needs more green. Governor Arnold "I will terminate you" Schwarzenegger bitches about the budget at a nooner at the Mark Hopkins Inter-Continental. Kick-off film festival season at opening night festivities for the SF International Asian American Film Festival. Friday night there'll be some playful sex Japanese-style at The Independent with Asobi Seksu. The next day, start partying early because it's St. Patrick's Day! Wear that horrendous wedding gown from 1987 stashed in the back of your closet for the Brides of March then waltz your way to the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival at Civic Center plaza. On Sunday, grab your leftover green beer and watch people a lot more motivated and athletic than you run around SF in the Across the Bay 12K.

This week's articles



Speed Racer

The Fetching Veggie Etchings


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Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Opulent Temple Massive
at Treasuer Island

David Dresden
at Ruby Skye
The Morning Benders
at Slim's

Fujiya and Miyagi
at The Independent
Amoeba Music Art Show
in Emeryville

at Mezzanine
Film Festival
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
at Commonwealth Club (5:30pm)
"Pendulum formed in their home-town of Perth (Western Australia) in 2002, when producers Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen teamed up with acclaimed local DJ Paul 'Elhornet' Harding. While their individual formative roots ranged from producing drum & bass, breakbeat and hardcore, to playing in metal and punk bands, their comparable talents proved an unstoppable force when..."
at The Grand at Regency Center (8:30pm)
"Pendulum formed in their home-town of Perth (Western Australia) in 2002, when producers Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen teamed up with acclaimed local DJ Paul 'Elhornet' Harding. While their individual formative roots ranged from producing drum & bass, breakbeat and hardcore, to playing in metal and punk bands, their comparable talents proved an unstoppable force when..."
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
"Space is thick with wormholes, and the nests of baby rattlesnakes. We know. This is the place we lay our heads. We are Spindrift. Go West, my friend... West, where the stage is set... West, into the sunset. Ride. This is music. This is vindication!"
at 330 Ritch Street (9pm)
Pacific Standard Time has held ground as one of the West Coast's most prominent parties for four years! This year we celebrate in style with a certified living legend, Kool DJ Red Alert -- founding father of hip-hop culture in the 1970s and 80s, pioneering radio DJ, record producer and global symbol of hip-hop and urban New York City...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
at Vessel (9pm)

Hailing from Berlin, Germany is Alexander Rhida (Boys Noize), the European Electro Super Star!!! Boys Noize has climbed to the top of the Electro genre over the past five years. Along with the success of his music, Alex also runs his own record label, "Boys Noize Records". Boys Noise has played alongside artists such as Justice, 2 Many DJs...
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)

"Indeed, Elvis Perkins in Dearland's new eponymous album feels very much like the second line to his exquisitely melancholic and much-hailed solo debut Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday gained Elvis a dedicated and reverent following for its nuanced meditations on death and grief-many moments on that first record felt as if the listener had tip-toed into the intimate confines of a private elegy..."
Thursday, March 12, 2009
at Mark Hopkins Inter-Continental (noon)
Now it's your turn. California's fiscal melodrama is headed to voters in a special May election. Governor Schwarzenegger and legislators in both parties say the spending cap and four other ballot measures are necessary to solve the state's $42 billion budget crisis. Critics on the Left and Right say pieces of the complex package are flawed, creating unusual alliances...
at various locations (see listing for times)

The SFIAAFF is the nation's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, annually presenting approximately 120 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. Since 1982, the SFIAAFF has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"Australian indie electronic trio Cut Copy take many of their cues from contemporaries like Air, Daft Punk, and LCD Soundsystem, but with a distinctly pop sensibility that draws on classic AM radio pop singles from the 1970s and '80s, with elements of vintage disco and synth pop that appeal to song-based listeners as well as the club kidz..."
at Paradise Lounge (9pm)

""Reso is one of the most amazingly gifted producers I have ever heard in my life." Not our words, but those of BBC' s dubstep specialist Mary Anne Hobbes. At the age of 25 Reso has already smashed his way through the swathes of middle-of-the-road dubstep producers to take his place as one of the scene's most original and technical artists. Anthems such as..."
Film Festival
Friday, March 13, 2009
at The Independent (8pm)
"Asobi Seksu (colloquial Japanese for "playful sex") released its self-titled debut album in 2004 to significant critical acclaim, winning rave reviews from the New York Times, Nylon, Under the Radar, YRB, and XLR8R, among others; scoring a #1 video on mtvU's Dean's List with the song "Walk on the Moon;" garnering a top ten spot on CMJ's radio charts; and becoming an instant favorite in the NYC..."
at 111 Minna Gallery (10pm)
From glitch-infused breaks to original bay slaps. Tech-hop fusion to heavy dread bass. True school heat to broken beats. Dirty disco to freaked-out funk. Directions In Sound delivers yet another genre-bending showcase featuring a lineup of rising stars you need to know about, further proving that there is no end to the future-forward music blowing up in the underground around the globe.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
at Civic Center Plaza (10am - 5pm)

The colorful festivities surrounding the parade will showcase Irish Culture through live performance and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, and food and beverage concessions, children's rides and inflatables, cultural displays, a petting zoo and pony ride and a number of non-profits booths representing the Irish community.
at Fairmont Hotel (see listing for times)

You are invited to catch a first hand glimpse of select fashions from top designers. These are breathtaking, professionally-produced runway shows by Macy's, filled with glitz and glamour. Each show also features a fabulous reception with cocktails, a silent auction, and an exciting live auction.
at Climate Theater (1pm - 5pm)

For our spring series we are proud to once again present Cabaret Deconstructiv, fashionable morals and immoral fashions all tied up in a canvas sack with a bow on top. Design & performance from a whole host of humans, including powerhouse Bad Unkl Sista and newcomer Aradia Sunseri as well as Surly on viola...
at Exploratorium (1:59pm - 3:30pm)

Join our 21st annual tribute to the never-ending number pi (3.14159...). Sing Pi Day songs, solve pi puzzles, meet other pi enthusiasts, and help us celebrate Albert Einstein's birthday! The 3/14 Pi Procession kicks off at 1:59 p.m. at our pi shrine on the Mezzanine. You never know what you'll find (or eat!) during our Pi Day celebration.
at Tunnel Top (2:30pm)

Grab a wedding dress and join the Brides as we parade through the heart of San Francisco, strolling through Union Square, shopping at fancy stores and drinking in local bars. All you need for this event is a white wedding dress, the more elaborate, the better. Check your local thrift store for suitable attire.
at Atmosphere (10pm - 2am)

A plethora of SF high end promoters unite together for Touch - a night of revelry, music and dancing. Rhythm Ethics, Mirza Party, Lumout Entertainment and Series Group all pull together for one of the biggest nights in Atmosphere history...
at Club Six (9pm)

Join ArtNowSF for Juxtapose Magazine's Issue Release Party at Veni Vidi Vici. Featuring the SF Bay area's sickest DJs in three different rooms with reggae, dancehall, roots, dub step, and hip-hop music. Also featuring art showcasing local artists and a fashion show performance...
at Anon Salon (9pm)

A black light ramble through cool neon space. Let go to the glow...and to the warmth of the cool. Wrap yourself in day-glo black & light with feverish glowing accents. Track the light down these 9 pathways...
Sunday, March 15, 2009
at Mezzanine (9pm)
"Back in the late '90s, James Ford and Jas Shaw were studying biology at and philosophy respectively at Manchester University, while crafting strange electronic music in the spare room of their shared house. Fellow student Simon Lord, a folk-influenced singer-songwriter, caught wind of the duo's sonic experiments, and along with bass player Alex MacNaughten they formed the band Simian..."
at Aquatic Park (8:30am)

Certified 12K (7.5 Miles) course from East Fort Baker; across the Golden Gate Bridge to Aquatic Park. Hilly, paved and beautiful, this is the oldest race across Golden Gate Bridge. Sorry, for safety reasons, no dogs or wheels (i.e. baby strollers, baby joggers or skates) allowed on the course or on the shuttle buses.
Yum Diary
Monday, March 16, 2009
at Slim's (8pm)

"This Austin, Texas, USA-based noise rock outfit has gained notoriety for their chaotic live shows while pursuing sonic perfection on their studio recordings..."
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