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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Boots Riley of The Coup by Matt Crawford
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: ATL by Matt Forsman
Ice Age: the Meltdown by Mel Valentin
Lonesome Jim by Matt Forsman
Basic Instinct 2 by Matt Forsman
FOOD: Capannina by Gloria Tai
The Enthusiast by SFS Staff
THE ARTS: Zorro in Hell at Berkeley Rep by Nirmala Nataraj
SHOPPING: Colleen Quen Couture by Jialin Luh
SERVICES: The Total You by Nirmala Nataraj
SPORTS: Final Four by John Blagtas
San Francisco Giants Season Preview by Gabriel Desjardins
GIVEAWAYS

SPECIAL: Tickets to Asian Art Museum
Tickets to ACT's The Rivals
The Hi/Lo Film Festival
Performances at Cal Performances

MOVIES:
ONGOING: Club Guest Lists
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 Show All Events »
An evening with
Jeff Beck
at SF Weekly's Warfield (8 pm) Music
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Jeff Beck isn't your typical guitar legend. His goal, in fact, is to make you forget that he plays guitar. MORE

The Shotgun Players Theatre presents
Frankie & Johnny
Director: Christopher White
at The Ashby Stage (8 pm) Performance Arts
To what extent do we invent ourselves through the stories we tell? What happens to our identities when we lose control of our own stories? MORE

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 Show All Events »
James Blunt
Plus The Boy Least Likely To, Sierra Swan
at SF Weekly's Warfield (8 pm) Music
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His style is a mix of jazz and Northern soul, and comparisons have been made between him and early Elton John. MORE

Video: Recent and Strange
at Pacific Film Archive (PFA) (7:30 pm) Film
New and recent work by video artists who are not just outstanding in their field - they're way out. MORE

Black Panther Rank and File
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (12 pm - 5 pm) Museums
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Party, Black Panther Rank and File offers a multifaceted look at one of the 20th Century’s most controversial and inspirational organizations. MORE

Thursday, April 6, 2006 Show All Events »
9th hi/lo Film Festival
Opening Night Party
at Brava Center for Women and the Arts (7:15 pm) Film
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The hilo Film Festival - celebrating high concept/low budget cinema! Originally organized in 1997 by the San Francisco production company and comedy collective Killing My Lobster the hi/lo film festival has evolved into a major West Coast showcase for independent low-budget film makers. MORE

The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Deal
A Rock Show
at Amnesia (8 pm) Performance Arts
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See the Deal sisters grow up loud and fast from budding young punks to almost famous rock stars. MORE

Floetry
at The Fillmore (8 pm) Music
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The dynamic duo's incredible success is deeply rooted in their ability to appeal to all ages, races and genres of music lovers. MORE

Petracovich and Estereo
at Mama Buzz (6 pm - 9 pm) Music
San Francisco’s Petracovich plays what she calls folktronica: a gentle, intriguing combination of alternative songwriting and the ambient texture of beats and bells. MORE

Opening Day
San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves
at SBC Park (1 pm) Sports
Baseball is back. Come out to the ballpark and help the Giants kick off the season against the Atlanta Braves, the National League East's perennial powerhouse. MORE

Friday, April 7, 2006 Show All Events »
Rock Pop Alternative
Thriving Ivory
Candy From Strangers & The Love X Nowhere
at Bottom of the Hill (9:30 pm) Music
Perhaps it is the the present-day musical scene that has catapulted bay area piano rock outfit Thriving Ivory into the forefront. MORE

The 61st Grand National Rodeo
Horse and Stock Show
Spring Loaded
at Cow Palace (Times Vary) Sports & Activities
Themed "Spring Loaded," this year's rodeo promises a week of power-packed, thrilling events, including bull and bronc riding, a horse show, a stock show, a western art and wine show. MORE

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums with Ms. Carmen Getit
at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center (9:30 pm) Music
The Rhumba Bums have been one of the West Coast's most popular, to say nothing of most entertaining and fun bands since composer-pianist-leader Steve Lucky assembled the band back in '94 in the early days of the swing dance revival. MORE

Arnocorps with Destroyer and The WoMentors!
at Red Devil Lounge (9 pm - 1:30 am) Music
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ArnoCorps, the world's only Action-Adventure Hardcore Rock and Roll band, is back in San Frantastic as they endeavor to restore integrity to ancient Austrian folklore that has been bastardized by blockbuster Hollywood productions. MORE

Ruthie Foster in concert
an evening of blues, gospel, and folk
at Piedmont Piano Company (8 pm) Music
Ruthie Foster’s songs are a remarkable hybrid of blues, gospel, roots and folk music rich with honest spirituality and emotion. MORE

Personal Perspectives: Aspects of European Photography
at de Young Museum (9:30 am - 5 pm) Museums
Shortly after the development of photography in France and England at the end of the 1830s, the medium was introduced with great fanfare and enthusiasm to the United States. MORE

Saturday, April 8, 2006 Show All Events »
A Multimedia synth-art-pop theatrical event!
Ming & Ping, Gold Chains, "barbarasteele"
Plus DJ Oonce Oonce (Tigerbeat6 Records)
at Rickshaw Stop (9 pm) Music
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These Hong Kong-born identical twins make danceable New Wave inspired Electro-pop, and are infamous for their rare and extravagant multimedia live shows. MORE

ArtSFest Spectra Ball '06
A Spectacle of Creativity Benefiting ArtSFest 2006
at The Grand at the Regency Center (8 pm - 2 am) Ball/Gala
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A dazzling, spirit-lifting, hip-shaking, awe-inspiring celebration of the Bay Area arts community. MORE

NK7 Presents the Annual
ARIES UNDERGROUND - HAPPY BDAY DJ BASH
at Danzhaus-Gingerbread Warehouse (11 pm - 6 am) Clubs
With DJs SOLAR, JBIRD, JASON GREER, SEVEN, SOL, SUNWOO, MANCUB, GREG EVERSOUL, DFUNKT, PETER BLICK. MORE

The return of forward-thinking Drum & Bass
SOMA Sessions w/ Paradox [Live PA] + Seba
at Hush Hush Lounge (8 pm - 2 am) Clubs
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Playing live, PARADOX is a mad breakbeat scientist, working his Amiga, synth, mixer and mic to drive the crowd wild. MORE

Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra
at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center (9:30 pm) Music
One of the most spectacular and intriguing of Bay Area music ensembles, Jai Uttal's Pagan Love Orchestra is also the only Hindu jam band around, with reggae bass, hip-hop drums, rock guitar, jazz trombone, Indian tablas, harmonium and flute, and a small choir of voices. MORE

Office workers, don't despair, HELP is on the way!
Just Desserts
An original comedy
at Shelton Theater (8 pm) Performance Arts
San Francisco's 48th Avenue Productions presents an original comedy entitled "Just Desserts!" directed by Frank Gigliotti. MORE

Centro
at Roe Restaurant - Club Prive (9:30 pm - 3 am) Clubs
Come together for a scintillating experience brought to you by SF's premiere promoters and DJs. Mingle, Drink and Dance in the elegant surroundings of Roe. MORE

Modern Furniture Sale
Discontinued, overstock or slightly-damaged merchandise on sale
at LIMN extra (12 pm - 4 pm) Home & Garden
LIMN extra - discontinued, overstock or slighly-damaged modern furniture sale. MORE

Sunday, April 9, 2006 Show All Events »
Tristeza, Trespassers William
at Cafe du Nord (8 pm) Music
Known as much for their consistent touring as their prolific output, San Diego's instrumental rock quintet Tristeza formed in 1997. MORE

Vestiti Roupa
A Fun Shopping Experience!
at The Canvas (12 pm - 5 pm) Clothes/Accessories
Clothing Designers: Rebe, Random Nicole, Pink Elf, Threads by Cho-Cho, My Windup Bird, Ko.Baker Designs, 22 Tykoon, Toys by Veta. MORE

Aftershock!
Voices from the 1906 Earthquake and Fire
at Oakland Museum of California (12 pm - 5 pm) Museums
Aftershock! brings to life the experiences of the men, women, and children who lived through the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire. MORE

Monday, April 10, 2006 Show All Events »
Fruit Bats, Amandine, Sam Jayne of Love as Laughter
at The Independent (7:30 pm) Music
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Eric Johnson has been making experimental and pop-inflected folk-rock with increasing compositional and thematic complexity since Califone/Perishable Records founders Tim Rutili and Ben Massarella prompted him to explore his craft in the mid-'90s. MORE

Peer Pleasure II: Red 76, Temporary Services
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (12 pm - 5 pm) Museums
Peer Pleasure II continues our exploration of artist group activity and showcases projects by a whole new set of artist groups working in the U.S. and abroad. MORE

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