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Tue Mar 18 - Mon Mar 24, 2008
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The Easter Bunny is about to start making his rounds and this week Spring descends upon us. Across the Bay Area, kiddies of all ages will be out on the hunt - for Easter eggs that is. And like whipped cream with a cherry on top, it's also the Jewish holiday of Purim and the Hindu celebration of Holi this weekend! Spring is definitely on. So get ready to don your best costumes for the Purim Masquerade Ball at Mighty, take in the fierceness at Youth Speaks' Teen Poetry Slam and/or get crazy at the SFIAAIFF's most rockin' night featuring Ming and Ping among many other kick ass Asian bands. Then indulge in your inner child at the now infamous Bring Your Own Big Wheel on Portrero Hill and the Easter Parade on Union Street. And because spring is all about the love, make sure to check out Changing the World, One Laugh at a Time at the Punchline Comedy Club benefiting microloan superstar Kiva.org.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
at Conservatory of Flowers (see listing for times)
The popular exhibit "The Butterfly Zone: Plants and Pollinators" returns to San Francisco's beloved greenhouse with double the number of butterflies and more nectar plants for feeding. You'll walk amongst a wide variety of brightly colored blossoms, watching (and sometimes ducking!)...
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (7:30pm)
Incorporating optical-printing, direct-on-film techniques and hand-painting, these works explore themes of memory, mental health and recovery, feminism and sexuality, landscape and politics.
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)
Come ride the wave of the best indie and crazily creative bands either side of the Mississippi at this annual musical showcase hosted by the SF Intl. Asian American Film Festival!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
at Mighty (9pm)
"Modeselektor have released several records on Ellen Allien's label Bpich Control. Their philosophy in centered around distortion and recycling. Relentless buil-ders, they take sounds based on slightly accelerated Hip-Hop beats, working them into hundreds of fragments of "sound dust" that are created,compacted, and pulverized."
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
"It's a psychedelic mixture of gong, flute, drum, and analog synthesiser, recorded onto tape and then pieced together on computers. Every piece of the minimal singing has been fed through vocoders, dragged out, and made to echo, bleed, and vibrate until it sounds barely human..."
Thursday, March 20, 2008
at The Fillmore (8pm)
"As singer, guitarist and songwriter of the Jayhawks, Gary Louris built a deeply compelling body of music whose artistry and integrity won the loyalty of an international audience and the respect of both critics and his peers. With Vagabonds, Louris launches his solo career on a high note, delivering a deeply felt, exquisitely-crafted set..."
at Slide (9pm)
Donovan's 1st Fashion Show of 2008! Donovan's fashion shows at Slide last year created a reputation as some of the best produced and always drawing the hottest fashion-forward crowd in the city. Donovan will be featuring the couture designs of 3 amazing fashion designers: Carlos Sandoval, Baily Rose, & Kamileon Clothing.
at 330 Ritch Street (9pm)
The Pigeon Detectives is a five piece indie pop band, with influences such as The Beatles, The Kinks and The Velvet Underground.In January 2008 The Pigeon Detectives headed into the studio to record their second album, titled Emergency...
at Levende Lounge (10pm)
NYC Don Dada Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love joins resident DJ Sake One. This is also a release party for DJ Sake One's "Fania Live 03" mix, a live album of classic salsa done in collaboration with the levendary Nuyorican salsa label, Fania Records...
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Friday, March 21, 2008
at Slim's (9pm)
"The Niggytardust concept sets me free to do more on stage with costume, etc. than one might expect from a regular Saul Williams show. It allows me to put my theatre training to use. I've also thought long and hard about all the discussion surrounding racial epithets etc. and chose this title as a means of furthering the dialogue while also showing how creativity will outlive and outshine hatred of any kind."
at El Rincon (9pm)
First in a series of bass heavy Grime and Glitch hop, Mal Label Music presents Bass Nasty Breakdown. Get ready to get down and dirty to music performed by San Francisco's premiere live-tronic and electronica artists. Kush Arora from SF's Surya Dub will be remixing dubstep and original bass nasty beats.
at Club Six (9pm)
The Sisterz of the Underground celebrate thier 7 year anniversary with a night of women and hip hop. SOTU is an all female collective of hip hop artists across the country including emcee's, dj's, breakdancers, street artists and more. This night will mark thier 7 years of serving the Hip Hop community.
at The Fillmore (9pm)
Kinky specializes in a sort of Latino funk that draws from rock as well as electronica, not to mention the wealth of rhythms Latin music offers. The five-piece band from Monterrey, Mexico, caused quite a stir among music industry insiders and critics with their self-titled debut in 2002...
at Anu (10pm)
Djunya's live mixes and sound productions cover the spectrums of deep moody basslines to etheric atmospheres. His influences range from Reggae, Hip-Hop, Downtempo, Drum and Bass, and Hardcore. Djuna's sound palette is ever expanding as he continues to work with multiple artists,producers, and traditional musicians.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
at SF County Fair Building (see listing for times)
Question Authority. Disobey. Smash Hierarchy. If you've ever uttered the above expressions or perhaps considered purchasing a bumper sticker with some version of these slogans, your attendance is mandatory at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair Art Show. Browse through stalls filled with books, posters, T-shirts, free literature, patches, DVDs - and question who you are and what you stand for.
at War Memorial Opera House (7pm)
Thousands in the Crowds. Hundreds of Poets on the Stages. 5 Judges, 4 Minutes, 3 Rounds. 1 Goal - Represent the Bay at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in Washington D.C.
at Whisper (8pm)
Celebrate Leap year and the lucky convergence of all things Lapine and Leprauchan! This'ill be a double whammy of a holiday JAMmy! So green your jellybean and follow the rainbow to the pot of golen carrots and eggly delights...but beware the dreaded Octalapine that guards the snakes and pot of mold!
at Mighty (10pm)
With Middle Eastern mash-up kings Soulico and DJ Justin Time, the owner/head designer of Mixerfriendly. "Soulico, the Tel-Aviv based DJ Crew, rock dizzying sets that command you to dance in the languages of almost every continent." - Washington Post
at Temple Nightclub (10pm - 4am)
The Opel anniversary, this time called 'The Time is Now' is not just about music though, as a key part of it's popularity is the special Fashion and Performance show. Celebrating the fashions of the now, are locals designers from the thriving artistic community of the dance and Burning Man culture...
at Au Cave (11pm - afterhours)
Featuring Steve Summers Live (Confused House), with DJs Sammy D, C.L.A.W.S., Peeplay, Captain Savory, Benz, Mr. Saturday and visuals by That Mold Science.
Easter - Sunday, March 23, 2008
at Ritz Carlton (Tea: 10am - 11:30am; Egg Hunt: 10am - 4pm)
For guests of all ages, this special tea features hot chocolate with marshmallows, cookies shaped like the popular rabbit and his pals, tea sandwiches and Easter candy. "Binky the Bunny" will greet young guests, read favorite animal tales and present mini-rabbit mementos. Adults may request the more traditional Royal Tea.
at Union Street (10am - 5pm)
Put on your Easter bonnet and head over to San Francisco's 17th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration. The event celebrates and showcases the diverse community of San Francisco and features food served in an outdoor bistro setting by some of Union Street's best restaurants...
at Crooked Street (5pm)
The race is no longer down lombard street! Big people on kids' toys, no rubber wheels, no registration, hand-made prizes, fun!
Monday, March 24, 2008
at Cowell Theater (8pm)
London-based folktronica buff Beth Orton is making her return to the US after a two-year hiatus to perform a series of intimate solo acoustic sessions. The four shows will be split between both coasts. A seasoned music veteran in the UK folk/electronica scene, Beth has collaborated with everyone from the Chemical Brothers to Jarvis Cocker. She will be playing material from her latest album Comfort of Strangers released in February 2006, as well as, debut new music to her American fanbase.
at Punchline Comedy Club (8pm)
Hosted by Yayne Abeba and featuring Clark Taylor, Nico Santos, Ali Wong and more, tickets proceeds from this show benefit Kiva.org.
at The Independent (8pm)
One fateful day, Dave, Graham, Greg, and Josh decided to learn some instruments and write some songs. It took a few years and a few bands before the four friends created Tokyo Police Club. The first ten shows or so attracted crowds of friends and parents. There were plenty of cupcakes to go around. Soon a reputation for infectious songs and exuberant live performances added to the decadent baked goods and an unstoppable musical force was born...
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