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Tue Mar 6 - Mon Mar 12, 2007 Tue   |   Wed   |   Thu   |   Fri   |   Sat   |   Sun   |   Mon   |   Features
Does it ever stop? Is there ever a week in San Francisco where there's absolutely nothing to do? Fortunately for us, the answer is no.

Get surreal with Strange Behavior at the Castro Theatre. This cult classic will have you questioning reality in no time. Then make the trek to North Beach to City Lights Books for two very cool author readings from the novels Dreaming of Gwen Stefani and Small Town Punk along with some music from The Finches. Speaking of music, the man behind the sound of The Strokes, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., will be making his solo SF debut at 330 Ritch on Thursday night.

The next day, help kick-off celebrated troupe ODC/Dance's 36th annual spring season at YBCA; this season will prove to be a special treat! But not as special as donning the most outrageous wedding dress you can find and parading around downtown in the 9th annual Brides of March. If art is more your scene, there's the Contemporary Crafts Market at the Festival Pavilion, where craft artists from all over the world will be displaying their goods, and Seeing Memory at Creativity Explored curated by the Dean of CCAC.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007 See All Events
at Elbo Room (9pm)
"(Aram) created the Super Human Crew to showcase the full range of his musical curiosity, with a sound that speaks the universal language of the groove, without forsaking his keen musical intelligence or dedication to compositions that challenge both his band and the audience."
at Castro Theatre (9:20pm)
Experiments at a local lab are connected to a series of brutal murders in a small Midwestern town. Strange, indeed. Hypnotic direction, Bill Condon's clever, twisted script, and an out-of-this-world Tangerine Dream score turn this uniquely nightmarish, Twilight Zone-New Wave hybrid into a very disturbing, surreal experience.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 See All Events
at City Lights Books (7pm)
"Mortimer Taylor Coleridge is a unique man. With a mind of rare mathematical precision, he is obsessed with imposing order upon the chaos of every day life. A once brilliant student of evolutionary biology at Columbia University, he has turned his back on a promising academic career to devote his life to selling hot dogs at Papaya Queen." The night also features live music by The Finches!
at Hotel Utah Saloon (9pm)
"This debut (from Ladyhawk) is solid and, dare I say, rockin'. The lyrics are charmingly personal without seeming childish, and lead singer Duffy Driediger has the voice of a Midwestern bar circuit singer, songwriter, and sometime brawler. They are joined by Amber Webber and Josh Wells, members of the psych-metal folk outfit Black Mountain, for additional vocals and percussion, which result in some achingly beautiful choral and instrumental breaks..."
Thursday, March 8, 2007 See All Events
at Cody's Books (7pm)
Shocked by the commerce in everything from pet cloning to patriotism, frightened by the downward spiral of her finances and that of the trash-strewn earth, Judith Levine enlists her partner, Paul, in a radical experiment: to forgo all but the most necessary purchases for an entire year...
at Off Market Theatre (8pm - 10pm)
Improv Slam Music Jam: The free, fun music jams. This week features guitarist Steve Laciak. Plus the songs you make up on the spot. Off Market Gallery (second floor), 965 Mission, SF. Bring friends, hang out, sing, or just watch - it's always a Jam Good Time!
at 330 Ritch Street (8pm)
This show is the exclusive SF debut of Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.! Opening for Albert will be England's Young Knives.
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30pm)
Yip Yip from Florida & SF locals Lemonade perform trippy techno and trance music.
Friday, March 9, 2007 See All Events
at San Francisco Zoo (8pm)
Join the members of Zoo II for an evening of food, drink, and music at Fur Ball 2007, a masked ball benefiting the San Francisco Zoological Society. Prowl the Great Hall in your most creative animal-inspired mask and cocktail attire...
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (8pm)
This year's season features four world premieres by ODC Artistic Director Brenda Way and Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson, as well as the revival of Way's acclaimed Investigating Grace...
at Slim's (9pm)
Bringing to the masses their distinct DJ styles: JOHN, with his beautiful tech-inspired sets, and MSTRKRFT, with their fresh electro punk anthems...
at Duplex (10pm)
Bouncing, banging, thumping, gritty and raw, electrotech is one of our favorite dancefloor grooves. Our goal is to celebrate and further spread this sound... join us on this excursion into electrotech, and get stimulated.
Saturday, March 10, 2007 See All Events
at Jack Hanley Gallery (opening reception from 6pm - 9pm)
Richie Havens is gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in popular music. His fiery, poignant, always soulful singing style has remained unique and ageless since he first electrified audiences at Woodstock in 1969...
at Minna Street between 4th and 5th street (sign up from 11am - 11:30am, mushing starts at noon)
The Alaskan Iditarod is run on the first Saturday in March, celebrating of the 20 sled teams that relayed a diphtheria vaccine 1150 miles from Anchorage to Nome Alaska, making Balto the Husky a world famous celebrity in the process...
at Ginger's Trois (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.
at Rickshaw Stop (9:30pm - 2am)
Featuring Barcelona-based breakcore producer and DJ bringing his trademark sonic clash of global beats mashed up inna 3-turntable fashion! DJ/rupture is joined by Filastine and the Stateless residents...
at Icon Ultra Lounge (10pm)
Featuring DJ Ajax (energy 92.7), and Funk shui spinning the hottest mashups, dance, and hip hop!
at Mighty (10pm)
Renowned jazz-rock turntablist squares off against local psych allstars Lebowitz (ALO), Steve Adams (ALO), Inx (Hamza Lila), Jordan Feinstein (the Ritual) plus Motion Potion & the Fringe DJs...
Sunday, March 11, 2007 See All Events
at Festival Pavilion (10am - 5pm)
More than 225 top crafts artists present their work at this juried show & sale. Ceramics, jewelry, glassware, textiles, wood & glass furniture & more are featured.
at Medjool (noon - 6pm)
Spring Fashion Fever redefines the way San Francisco shops, bringing a menagerie of specialty spring fashion, jewelry, handbags, t-shirts, home accessories, art, and gourmet treats to Bay Area shoppers. An opportunity to meet and support local creative talent while enjoying Medjool's unrivaled cocktails and Sunday brunch...
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)
The Persian electro-acoustic sensation Niyaz, returns to San Francisco at Café Du Nord for "an evening of ancient traditions & future grooves."
at The Dark Room Theatre (8pm)
A hockey fan has major OCD about the date. Pandemonium reigns. Hosts: Jim Fournaidis, Geekboy, Pete Goldie and other nubile young cohosts...
Monday, March 12, 2007 See All Events
at the Knockout (9pm)
it's a new night. it's a monthly Monday night. A place where everyone can dance to amazing djs, see live bands, enjoy visual projections, see independent films & video, and see fashion shows showcasing local designers...
at Creativity Explored (10am - 6pm)
Artists with developmental disabilities at San Francisco's Creativity Explored explore the images and mechanisms of memory in a new exhibition guest curated by Lawrence Rinder, Dean of the College, California College of the Arts...
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
Hot off the Printing Press
By Gloria_Tai (Mar 01, 2007)
The guys behind Town Hall and Postrio have done it again. Located in a 1930s printing house, the 75-seat Salt House is a tall, warm space with a lived-in feel, despite its recent opening in October 2006. Notorious for excellent service and haute foodie cuisine respectively, GM Doug Washington and chefs Steven and Mitchell Rosenthal have given the historic building at Mission and 2nd a facelift, providing San Francisco with another solid option for high-end casual dining.
Hip-Hop Vets Get Back to Business With Fillmore Show
By Matt_Crawford (Mar 01, 2007)
Business has been a bit slow for EPMD since the duo's last album in 1999, but Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith decided to open up shop once again in 2006 and a new album could be in stores as early as this year. The group is performing in San Francisco for the first time since 1999 on March 10th at The Fillmore. Parrish Smith spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from New York.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Mar 01, 2007)
Todd and the boys hit the stage for their second show at The Fillmore and the crowd went nuts as soon their feet hit the stage. With their own brand of surf rock mixed with country they moved the crowd.
Blaxploitation amd Sexploitation meet in the New Millennia
By Mel_Valentin (Mar 01, 2007)
If you go by the provocative posters and "Everything is Hotter Down South" tagline for Black Snake Moan, Craig Brewer's (Hustle and Flow) latest film, you'd probably expect a cheaply made exploitation flick straight out of an earlier, less enlightened era (i.e., the 70s). You'd be both right and wrong -- right because Brewer isn't above indulging in a voyeuristic fetishism of the (white) female form and wrong because the movie is, or tries to be, more than cheap sensationalism or prurient exploitation.
There's More Than One Way To Lose Your Life To A Killer
By Matt_Forsman (Mar 01, 2007)
In the summer of 1969, San Francisco was gripped by fear and panic with the emergence of the serial killer known only as "The Zodiac Killer". The Zodiac Killer deftly manipulated the media and law enforcement officials with letters to the San Francisco Chronicle and cryptic ciphers. While the Zodiac claimed more than his fair share of lives through his grisly murders, there were a few lives that while not ended at his hands, were certainly consumed by him.
Opera lite
By Stefan_Gruenwedel (Mar 01, 2007)
Maria Maggenti's romantic comedy, Puccini for Beginners, upends conventions about gender roles while relying on tried-and-true notions of fidelity and commitment to fuel its screwball storytelling. Struggling novelist Allegra (Elizabeth Reaser) finds herself in some classic Woody Allen moments -- psychoanalytical interior monologues included -- when a long-term relationship unexpectedly ends.
A Sports Boutique For People Who Don't Necessarily Like Sports
By Helene_Goupil (Mar 01, 2007)
The Lower Haight is a hip shopping destination in the making -- in the last year, new stores have popped up on Haight Street turning this cheap eats and cheap drinks neighborhood into a serious retail area. The newest kid on the block is D-Structure, a clothing, ski/skate gear and accessories store that opened its doors in late 2006, taking over the space used by a futon furniture store.
Every Bloom Has Its Own Story
By lisa_ryers (Mar 01, 2007)
In the fifteenth century during the War of the Roses, the houses of York and Lancaster were symbolized by white and red blooms. In our time, roses and other flowers appear in local flower marts, supermarkets, drugstores, and Costco but we don't have an inkling of from whence or how they came.
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