SF Station - Your weekly entertainment guide Subscribe today!
Artwork by Allison Torneros
Tue Mar 17 - Mon Mar 23, 2009
Golem at the Independent

Remember when rents in SF were actually affordable? Or when the economy was doing so well, companies were practically bribing potential employees? How about when you could catch a live show at a major venue without having to pay some ridiculous amount? It's easy to live in the past and talk about how good things used to be, but at some point you need to face the future - no matter how uncertain and ever-changing it may be. And remember that the good ol' days are just around the corner. Tomorrow, find out who the funniest celebrity in the Bay Area is at the GAMH. On Thursday, say goodbye to SF Station's beloved Food Editor at the Tracie Broom Goodbye Party at Rickshaw Stop. There'll be laughter, there'll be tears and there'll be some serious partying. The Pink Mammoth vs. Bassyx at Shine looks like a good time. But, really, nothing is as good as bacon. Except for Baconcamp; extol your love for this Food of the Gods on Saturday. And after you've had your fill of bacon, you can shimmy your way to the Paradise Lounge for DJ A-Trak. Lastly, for all you ladies out there: start your week off with a whole new (and money-saving) look at the Fashion Stimulus Clothing Swap also at Paradise Lounge.

This week's articles



Speed Racer

The Fetching Veggie Etchings


Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
Win Crunch Passes Win:
Adventureland Preview Screening
Free Movie Passes!

Sign Up to Win!

Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Carnival Circus
at Atmosphere

Brides of March
in Downtown SF
Suicide Girls: In Bed
at Supperclub

Asobi Seksu
at The Independent
Non Stop Bhangra
at Rickshaw Stop

St. Patty's Day Festival
and Parade
Golem at the Independent
St. Patty's Day - Tuesday, March 17, 2009
at Prana Restaurant (4pm - 8pm)

Come drink green beer and mingle with friends at SF Station's monthly happy hour at Prana Restaurant inside Temple Nightclub. We'll be serving free bites and discounted drink specials and this month show your spirit by wearing something GREEN for your chance to win a DVD prize pack from SF Station.
at Stacey's Bookstore (closes at 6pm)

It is with great sadness that we announce that after 85 years in business Stacey's will be closing its doors in March 2009. While the store generates over $4 million in sales, increasing expenses and steadily decreasing sales have compelled the owners to decide to vacate...we are currently offering a 20% discount on all merchandise with the exception of periodicals and those items already discounted more than 20%.
at John Colins Lounge (5pm - 2am)

A St. Patty's day bash with outrageous drink specials all night and DJ Ka$h (rawkafunkapus) spinning 80s, hip hop and beats...
at The Independent (8pm)
Golem featuring members of the Extra Action Marching Band plus The Sway Machinery feat members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Balkan Beat Box and Antibalas...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
at Great American Music Hall (6pm - 10pm)

The Funniest Celebrity in the Bay Area Contest is an opportunity for local politicians, journalists, entertainers and other notable Bay Area residents to compete in a stand-up competition to earn the title: The Funniest Celebrity in the Bay Area!
at Icon Ultra Lounge (10pm)

Classic Hip-Hop, Reggae, and Soul. Featuring Ren The Vinyl Archaeologist.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

Say goodbye to our beloved Tracie Broom with a hard rocking set by Thunderbleed, plus DJs Fresh Pink and Brother Grimm spinning rawk, glam, French go-go, and raunchy rap.
at The Independent (9pm)

"The Daft Punk-loving alter ego of Death from Above 1979's Jesse F. Keeler along with producer Al-P. Hailing from Toronto, the duo makes a move from DFA 1979's abrasive rock to robotic electronic complete with vocoders and handclaps..."
at Etiquette (9pm)

Your mind and body will be taken over by the booty shaking electro set by DJ Adrian and the ultra-legit breakdancing battle hosted by the one and only b-boy Rudy. Chances are, you will be be seeing some of California's best B-Boys including Iron Monkey, Lucid, Sky, River, Tommy Guns, and more. No cover and a guaranteed amazing time...
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

The band's music is a fusion of hardcore punk , free jazz and noise rock . Zu's style, despite changes over the years, is improvisation-based, with hardcore-like rhythmic sections and free-jazz based saxophone solos...
Golem at the Independent
Friday, March 20, 2009
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

A product of Berkeley High's vaunted jazz program, Bernard has cut a wide stylistic path across the Bay Area music scene for more than two decades. A key member of Peter Apfelbaum and Jai Uttal's pioneering world jazz bands, he gained widespread notice on a national level with his groovalicious combo Motherbug and...
at Shine (9pm)

Oh yeah! The last time PM and Bassyx got together the party was 'too' damn good: I mean it; The music and the vibes were so incredible, and the drinks were flowing so strong that at the end of the party there were more people passed out on the floor than you could find an over-crowded hostel in Amsterdam!
at 103 Harriet (10pm)

Rusko is about the biggest thing in Dubstep at the moment, who has pushed his sound out and above the envelope to create future genre hybrids that have caught the ears of people like Diplo, Switch...and the rest.
at Mighty (10pm)

BPitch Control celebrates their 10 year anniversary this year and label founder Ellen Allien has never been hotter. After last year's hugely successfully release 'Sool' with a number of much sought after remixes, she's created a special anniversary party like no other...
Saturday, March 21, 2009
at Concourse Exhibition Center (see listing for times)

These shows are an integral part of California's fashion scene and draw celebrities who love vintage, fashion designers who appreciate and utilize vintage, movie costumers and costume designers, and youngsters and oldsters who appreciate the uniqueness and quality of these vintage fashions...
at Former Brickhouse office (1pm - 5pm)
It is a celebration of all things bacon. Bring a dish, bring yourself, bring friends, bring whatever you think will make the experience complete. Not sure what to present? Short demonstrations on how to prepare your favorite bacon dish or tips on the basics - how to best prepare bacon (microwave versus campfire, etc.) or a comical what not to do when preparing bacon...
at Ocean Beach (1:30pm - 3:30pm)

Help the Golden Gate National Parks to keep Ocean Beach clean and safe for all of us to enjoy! Activities for this event will focus on collecting trash and man-made debris from the beach.
at Super7 (7pm)

Super7 family members Leecifer and Joshua Herbolsheimer are joining forces for a showing of new paintings, custom vinyl figures, and an attempt to answer the question, what is the big hairy deal?
at Paradise Lounge (8pm - 3am)

"DJ A-Trak has traveled all over the world, performing at DJ competitions, clubs, and music festivals in countries including Australia, Japan, South Africa, and Norway, all before the tender age of 18. He was the youngest DJ to ever win a DJ-battling world championship (at 15); the first to win all three major championships..."
Sunday, March 22, 2009
at Yoshi's San Francisco (see listing for times)

Béla Fleck, often considered the premiere banjo player in the world, has made a name for himself as a virtuoso instrumentalist unbounded by genre...
at The Independent (9pm)
"Berlin-based Booka Shade leapt to the forefront of contemporary dance music in 2005 with their classic singles Body Language (with M.A.N.D.Y.) and Mandarine Girl, and their debut full-length 'Memento'...
at Paradise Lounge (5pm - 8pm)
Who says fashionable Bay Area Recessionistas can't have a blast AND look like a million bucks for next to nothing? Refresh your wardrobe with your gal pals and experience the fun, fashion & philanthropy you won't find anywhere else! Couture Kharma is on the way!
Yum Diary
Monday, March 23, 2009
at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (7pm - 9pm)

A San Francisco native, Chinese American, artist, lesbian, community activist--Bernice Bing, 62, was a bridge between many worlds. She came of age during the Beat era and entered the San Francisco arts landscape in the 1960s with her paintings, which synthesize abstract modernist painting with Chinese calligraphy.
at All Bay Area Pasta Pomodoro Locations (all day)

Eat at any Bay Area Pasta Pomodoro, Monday, March 23rd and mention the Bay Area Derby Girls and 20% of the bill goes directly to helping the team with uniforms, equipment, and new tattoos (we're kidding on the tattoos).
List your event  //  List your business
Archive  //  Become a sponsor  //  Submit your artwork  //  Contact us