The Guide: A list of the best events happening this week SF Station
SF Station presents The Guide - A list of the best events happening this week
Tue Apr 3 - Mon Apr 9, 2007 Tue   |   Wed   |   Thu   |   Fri   |   Sat   |   Sun   |   Mon   |   Features
Get those Easter baskets ready! Start stuffing your face with Peeps! Force your entire office into an impromptu egg hunt around their desks! It's Holy Week people -- and nobody does it better than SF.

But, first, let's talk sports. Giants baseball is back with a season opener against the San Diego Padres. Fans: don your gear and head out to the ballgame! The next day is the San Francisco World Water Challenge at The Women's Building. Learn about the global water crisis and what you can do to help. Think you know funny? Prove your judging skills at Nato Green's Iron Comic at the Make-Out Room on Friday night where five comedians will perform routines suggested from the audience and compete for glory.

Just when you thought SF couldn't get any quirkier, in comes the Moscow Cats Theatre. It's theater! It's cats! It's from Moscow! Enough said. On Sunday, if the more traditional Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade isn't your cup of tea then surely the BYOBW (Bring Your Own Big Wheel) Big Wheel Race down Lombard Street is. Whatever you choose -- celebrate Easter SF-style. Nothing says "Monday" like a little hip hop dance off. This is the official release party for the film Kickin' it Old School with both Jamie Kennedy and comedian Bobby Lee presiding over the festivities.

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Win Tickets to An Evening with Michael McKean
McKean's Zellerbach Hall appearance promises to be one of the most unpredictable nights of the season! Sign Up To Win!
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 See All Events
at SBC Park (now known as AT&T Park) (1pm)
Take a break and enjoy a day at the games! The 2007 kicks off with a match-up against the San Diego Padres. Root for your home team while enjoying all the traditions of a ballgame...
at Pacific Film Archive (PFA) (7:30pm: Anthology Film Archives: Recent Preservations)
Thankfully, the need to preserve our film heritage is now widely accepted, and attention has been increasingly focused on avant-garde films, newsreels, home movies, and other less visible components of film culture...
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 See All Events
at Commonwealth Club (6pm)
An estimated 300,000 child soldiers are forced to serve in government or insurgent armies in conflicts worldwide. At 13, Beah was a soldier in Sierra Leone until rescued by UNICEF three years later. He discusses why children become targets in wars and the arguable effectiveness of humanitarian actions to stop recruitment and abuse...
at The Women's Building (7pm - 8:30pm)
The event is part of Corporate Accountability International's "Think Outside the Bottle" campaign, which raises awareness about the growing global water crisis, and organizes to protect water as a human right, instead of a corporate commodity.
at SFAI Lecture Hall (7:30pm)
Tony Oursler's witty and incisive videos, installations, sculptures, performances, and paintings often incorporate phantasmagoric sets and rambling narratives that serve to illustrate unraveling psyches...
at Element Lounge (8pm)
Hip Hop is alive and well in its rawest form every week here at Club 6! Fresh MC's, Dope DJs, Live Beatboxing, and an open Dancefloor for your Mid-Week Therapy.
Thursday, April 5, 2007 See All Events
at The Roxie New College Film Center (7pm & 9pm)
Filmmaker Michael Goldberg brings to life the story DT Suzuki, one of the most well-known Buddhist authors and thinkers in the Western world. Born in 1870, Suzuki lived for 96 years and attracted many Americans and Europeans to the practice of Zen Buddhism. He had a rare gift for bridging the intellectual gap between Eastern and Western thinking...
at Freight and Salvage (8pm)
Leading modern folk singer & songwriter Richard Shindell. A tour-de-force of brilliantly crafted songs, passionately delivered songs that consistently create three-dimensional visual and emotional images which move through the listener's mind's eye...
Friday, April 6, 2007 See All Events
at Mint Lounge (6pm - 10pm)
Known for musical deepness dj's Javaight & Fil Noir will be dropping minimal techno, acid & future house as the soundtrack to 70's SciFi films. Expect classics like Battlestar Galactica, Space: 1999, UFO, and others, all to the "sound of the future". Happy hour specials will be all night, and no cover!
at Recombinant Media Labs (7:30pm and 10pm)
 As computers and software developed in the coming decades Subotnick created a software-based instrument that he felt could allow him to complete his original vision. "Until Spring Revisited" is performed by Morton Subotnick and Miguel Frasconi on two laptops, with live improvisational visual accompaniment by Sue Costabile...
at Make-Out Room (8pm)
Iron Comic is a live gameshow where 5 comedians rush to write a routine in 10 minutes from topics suggested by the audience. At the end of the night, an Iron Comic will be chosen. Inspired by Iron Chef, each comic is forced to craft jokes while the clock is ticking.
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30pm)
Cass McCombs is an American musician whose styles range from the anxious dronals of the Velvet Underground to lonesome hollowed out basement folk with many turns in between. On his most recent effort there is a prevalance of 1980s influence a la Morrissey. His lyrical style is vivid and weary, but will often drift into the high-spirited and whimsical...
Saturday, April 7, 2007 See All Events
at Palace Fine Arts (1pm & 4pm)
Give all your kindness, all the good you have accumulated, to spectators" is the guiding principle of the Moscow-based Yuri Kuklachev's Cats Theatre. Its actors being exclusively toms and pussies, this is a theatre for all ages...
at TART (7pm - 10pm)
Paying tribute to the 1975 pioneering performance series "Four Evenings, Four Days", curated by the late Marcia Tucker at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, four nights, four performances is a series of experimental performances and screenings that expands and enriches the notion of gallery-based performance...
at Greek Theater (8pm)
John Legend was recently nominated for 2 Grammy Awards and Corinne Bailey Rae for three!
at The End Up (10pm - 6am)
The man behind Berlin's highly regarded Mo's Ferry Productions, Dapayk Solo lands in SF for the firs time ever for an exclusive live performance. Dark and chunky rhythms mingle with prickling hooks and haunting vocal bits in a style so uniquely his own, he should be his own genre. ..
at Icon Ultra Lounge (10pm - 3am)
Icon Ultra Lounge features multiple rooms of DJs spinning 80's, hip hop, mash-ups, club classics, and house music...
at Bottom of the Hill (10pm)
Formed in '97 by Chris Lyon and Duncan White Frenetic Records took off fast. Their first full length release was by a little known band at the time called The Champs (also known as C4AM95 and now The Fucking Champs)...
Sunday, April 8, 2007 See All Events
at Union Street (10am - 5pm)
Put on your Easter bonnet and head over to San Francisco's 16th 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...
at Top of Lombard Street (4pm)
Prizes are given for all sorts of reasons, occasionally for being first, always for being last, and as the race is designed for plastic childrens toys which are prone to failure when carrying over 80 pounds, winning isnt the goal here - survival is...
at The Independent (8pm)
Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips are best known for being one-half of Luna, one of the most critically acclaimed rock bands of the past two decades. Wareham is also known for fronting the seminal indie band Galaxie 500. As Dean & Britta, they have scored for films...
at Club Six (9pm - 4am)
The night before their SF show, Muse will be in the house playing their favorite james for you! Muse tourmates Immigrant will be playing live...
Monday, April 9, 2007 See All Events
at Cow Palace (see web site for times)
It's time to dust off those cowboy boots and get ready to wrangle at the 62nd Grand National Rodeo, Horse and Stock Show at the Cow Palace! This year's rodeo promises a week of power-packed, thrilling events...
at DNA Lounge (11pm)
A night of stand up comedy with Jamie Kennedy and Bobby Lee and an urban styles dance contest featuring the Bay's best dancers...
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
Cooking From Scratch to Success
By Gloria_Tai (Mar 29, 2007)
It's Saturday morning at the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. Amidst the sea of local produce and meat purveyors, one booth in particular has become the darling of them all, just two months after its introduction to the market. Walk into La Cocina's booth, and you will find unique and delicious prepared foods that range from South African meat puffs to homemade plantain chips to Brazilian honey cakes.
An Englishman in SF
By Matt_Crawford (Mar 29, 2007)
London's Whitey is coming to town and he's bringing a gang of musicians with him to recreate the solo-produced tunes from his debut dance-friendly album The Light at the End of the Tunnel is a Train and his forthcoming album Great Shakes, which should start to slowly infiltrate the United States near the end of the year. Whitey, who will perform at Mezzanine on April 6th, spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from Los Angeles, where he was getting acclimated to the United States prior to the start of his tour.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Mar 29, 2007)
Being on the road for two weeks is never fun but at least I get to go to interesting shows and the Peaches, Presets show was most definitely one. As always the crazy bi-atch rocked the crowd with hit after hit performing with a full band. If you've never seen a Peaches show then let me tell you her fans are crazier than her. At one point a kid jumped on stage and dropped his pants then preceded to shake his junk all over the place.
Released on Clickpop Records, 10/17/06
By Matt_Forsman (Mar 29, 2007)
Raucous and frank, The Trucks self-titled debut album barrels along with 13 tracks that are infused with a distinctively frustrated female flavor not completely dissimilar from the Donnas and to a lesser extent, Hole. These young women from Bellingham, Washington admittedly have a certain air of frustration that gives an edge to some of the tracks and the subject matter explored is not completely disinteresting, but it's likely better efforts lie ahead for the Trucks.
Crime Drama Scores
By Mel_Valentin (Mar 29, 2007)
Most moviegoers and television viewers will recognize twenty-six year old actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt from his supporting role in "3rd Rock from the Sun". Post-television, Gordon-Levitt took some time off, briefly went to college, but rather than return to television or mainstream films, decided to go the indie route, seeking out and winning demanding roles portraying complex, emotionally disturbed, haunted young men.
The Boys Bring It
By Anhoni_Patel (Mar 29, 2007)
At first glance Blades of Glory looks like unsophisticated drivel. And, essentially it is. But it is also very, very funny. The point is it KNOWS what it is and accepts it with relish. If you want good old fashioned laughs, then this is the movie for you.
The Future's So Bright...
By Matt_Forsman (Mar 29, 2007)
Lewis is a thirteen-year old orphan with a passion for inventing things. One would think Lewis' creativity and intelligence would draw countless prospective parents to him. If only this was the case. After meeting countless prospective parents and logging more fruitless interviews than a room full of the recently downsized, Lewis (voiced by Daniel Hansen), elects to focus his energies on creating a machine that will help him remember his birth mother and win the science fair in the process. As is usually the case, such fateful decisions open the doors to a remarkable adventure.
There is No Truth
By Matt_Forsman (Mar 29, 2007)
Despite all of the news coverage of death, atrocity, and tragedy coming out of Iraq, the war often seems surreal and distant. Director Philip Haas (Angels and Insects) does something remarkable in bringing the war to the big screen in The Situation. Filmed exclusively in Iraq, one truly does get a vivid sense of just how dire "the situation" has become.
Sweet Dreams are Made of...Miette Confiserie Candy
By Helene_Goupil (Mar 29, 2007)
The organic cakes, the sweet Parisian macaroons and the silky pots de crème weren't enough. Caitlin Williams and Meg Ray are now tempting our sweet tooth with a new store full of chocolates covered in silver metallic wrappers and candy from the four corners of the world.
Exotification by Decoupage
By Clifton_Lemon (Mar 29, 2007)
One of the key themes explored by this modest show of pieces by local Asian American artists it that of Asians themselves as the object of a fetish. Walk down the street anywhere in San Francisco or the Bay Area , and you'll spot several instances of what are uncharitably referred to as "rice kings" (or queens) -- tall, handsome and rich white guys with Asian girlfriends (or boyfriends). This phenomena does excite strange emotions in otherwise fair-minded people...
Is it Harder to Get a Job at Wal-Mart or Get into Harvard?
By lisa_ryers (Mar 29, 2007)
Find the pattern: Amherst = Fred. Mt. Holyoke= Velma, Hampshire College = Shaggy. University of Massachusetts = Scooby, Smith College = Daphne. Yes, they are all Massachusetts colleges whose personalities are attributed to a particular Scooby Doo character. If you are nodding your head in recognition, chances are you are either applying to college or have a potential humanoid who is jumping into the applicant pool as we speak.
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