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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Tanya Morgan Q&A by Matt Crawford
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
Band of Horses - Everything All the Time by Rossiter Drake
Mates of State - Bring It Back by Rossiter Drake
Tommy Keene - Crashing the Ether by Matt Forsman
FILM: Brick by Mel Valentin
The 9th Annual Sonoma Valley Film Festival by Clifton Lemon
I Am a Sex Addict by Matt Forsman
Friends with Money by Mel Valentin
Lucky Number Slevin by Mel Valentin
L' Enfant by Mel Valentin
Sir! No Sir! by Matt Forsman
FOOD: Dosa by Genevieve Robertson
The Enthusiast by SFS Staff
THE ARTS: Beyond Real at SFMOMA by Aimee Le Duc
SHOPPING: The Seventh Heart by Helene Goupil
SPORTS: Oakland Athletics Season Preview by Gabriel Desjardins
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Tuesday, April 11, 2006 Show All Events »
Xefirotarch/design series 4
at SFMOMA (10 am - 6 pm) Museums
The fourth installment in SFMOMA’s design series features the work of Xefirotarch, a Los Angeles-based firm focused on architecture, product, and digital motion design. MORE

Calexico
at Amoeba Music (6 pm) Music
Pick up the new album "Garden Ruin" out that day and catch an exclusive in-store performance by these indie darlings. MORE

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 Show All Events »
The Culprits
at The Argus Lounge (10 pm) Music
The Culprits are brother and sister accomplices in the dark art of black market beats and old timey torch songs. MORE

Future Primitive Sound
at Duplex (10 pm) Clubs
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The Future Primitive Sound bring their best tunes Wednesday. If you don't know the crew yet, well... come down and enjoy! It's a free party. MORE

Jamie Lidell, Jimmy Edgar
at Great American Music Hall (9 pm) Music
A British soul vocalist beyond your wildest imagination, Jamie Lidell has crafted a twisted R&B album with all the hallmarks of a vintage classic. MORE

The Three Gorges Project: Paintings by Liu Xiaodong
at Asian Art Museum (10 am - 5 pm) Museums
China's Three Gorges Dam: 26 million cubic meters of concrete, 395 square miles, 250,000 workers, and millions resettled. MORE

Thursday, April 13, 2006 Show All Events »
The Rivals
at A.C.T. (Geary Theater) (8 pm) Performance Arts
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A delicious classic that delights in its own idiosyncrasies, The Rivals rewrote the history of comedy and the English dictionary with the help of the famously misspoken Mrs. Malaprop. MORE

Rykarda Parasol's Band
with Field Notes (from Portland)
at Make Out Room (10 pm) Music
In the lazy, hazy tradition of fellow salvation shucksters Nick Cave and Siouxie Sioux, singer Rykarda Parasol leads this fourpiece from Frisco, delivering a smoky, gin-tinged salve to soothe the souls of the wicked, like Opal, OP8, and opium combined. MORE

Benefit Film Screening
Independent America
"The Two-Lane Search for Mom & Pop"
at Brava Theater (7:30 pm) Film
These days, you have to go pretty far out of your way to spend your money in an local "mom and pop" store instead of one of the thousands of national corporate chains that seem to be sprouting up in every city in America. MORE

The Eames Era
Plus Matt Lutz (of The Herms)
at Cafe du Nord (9 pm) Music
The Eames Era is giving us a chance to love music again because it's catchy and passionate. MORE

Sound Effect
at PlayBar (9:30 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Come Groove to The Hottest House Music Thursday Nights at SF's Newest Ultra Lounge! MORE

Friday, April 14, 2006 Show All Events »
Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation
at Victoria Theatre (7 & 9 pm) Film
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This year the festival premiers 20 short animated films plus two surprise bonus films. New titles include Spike's pick for the next Blockbuster TV Series: Save Virgil. MORE

The Night
An Erotic Mystery Fantasy
at The Dark Room Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
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The stage is set for a thrilling story in which no one is quite what they seem. The lines between lawman and criminal, between kinky fantasy and gritty reality will blur, distort, and shatter. MORE

Noise Symposium
Live Surround Sessions w/ Curtis Roads, Yasunao Tone & Florian Hecker
at San Francisco Art Institute (5 pm) & Recombinant Media Labs (9 pm) Music
German sound artist Florian Hecker, co-founder of the International Computer Music Association and creator of the Creatophone and the Creatovox Curtis Roads, and Yasunao Tone, one of the first Japanese artists active in composing “events” and improvisational music will present a Noise Symposium. MORE

Immortal Technique, Poison Pen
at Slim's (9 pm) Music
Well-known in the hip hop underground, Immortal Technique's brutally honest and cultured rhymes have won him countless battles not just on stage and in clubs, but on the streets whenever a random cipher would pop up. MORE

Sex and Love in the City
Opening Reception
at California Modern Art Gallery (6 pm - 8 pm) Museums
California Modern Gallery presents SEX AND LOVE IN THE CITY- a series of new and original paintings by Barbara Rose Brooker, Ma, SF Author, and photographs by Bay Area photographer Susan Mall. MORE

Gardens of Italy
Macy's Flower Show 2006
at Macy's - Union Square (10 am - 8 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Gardens of Italy will splash across the heart of San Francisco when Macy's mounts its 60th annual Flower Show. MORE

Saturday, April 15, 2006 Show All Events »
39th Annual
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
at Japantown (11 am - 6 pm) Festivals/Fairs
The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the Japanese Americans residing in Northern California. MORE

Easter Egg Hunt
at The Cannery (9 am - 11 am) Festivals/Fairs
Great day of fun for the entire family. Join us for our free Easter Egg Hunt. Several hundred Easter Eggs will be hidden by the Oakville Bunny around THE CANNERY at Del Monte Square. MORE

The 1906 Great Earthquake & Fire Exposition
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of San Francisco's Great Earthquake & Fire
at Pier 48 (9 am - 6 pm) Festival/Fairs
The three days of activities surrounding the exposition will include historical exhibits with vintage fire apparatus, historical artifacts & photographic displays, fireboat tours, safety & preparedness exhibits & displays. MORE

Sunset Promotions presents
Kraak & Smaak
w/ Kid Beyond & Motion Potion
at Elbo Room (10 pm) Music
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Sunset Promotions presents an evening of futuristic funk with Dutch breakbeat pioneers Kraak n Smaak, local beatbox maniac Kid Beyond and funk impresario Motion Potion. MORE

GhettoDisco
at Eight Nightclub and Lounge (10 pm - 3 am) Clubs
Awwww Yeah! It's about @%$#! time! San Francisco returns to the underground with some of the funkiest, grooviest house music on the west coast. MORE

Sean Healy Presents
Heathrow
at Slim's (8 pm) Music
SF-based Brit rockers continue to build a buzz in the indie-rock scene with their first appearance at legendary venue Slim's. MORE

Slava's Snowshow
at Golden Gate Theatre (TBA) Performance Arts
Audiences in over 80 cities around the world have seen the internationally acclaimed Slava's Snowshow, winner of the Olivier Award in London for "Best Entertainment." MORE

Birch
Paintings by Daniel Tousignant
at Geras Tousignant Gallery (5 pm - 9 pm) Galleries
Daniel Tousignants Birch paintings refract light so beautifully that they become a natural medium for the luminous way that he sees and portrays his subjects. MORE

Sunday, April 16, 2006 Show All Events »
15th Annual
Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade
at Union Street (10 am - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
This fun event is now in its 15th season and draws families from around the bay. You can enjoy al fresco dining while you watch the parade go by beginning at 2 pm. MORE

the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present our 27th annual
Perpetual Indulgence in the Park
Easter celebration!
at Dolores Park (11 am - 4 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Continuing their mission to promulgate Universal Joy, the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. are proud to announce "Perpetual Indulgence” in the Park, an Easter picnic and celebration. MORE

David Gilmour
at Paramount Theatre (8 pm) Music
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On the heels of his sold-out European tour, David Gilmour, best known as the voice and guitar of the legendary Pink Floyd, will hit the U.S. and Canada. MORE

Headache
New work by John Casey and Lucien Shapiro
at Boontling Gallery (12 pm - 5 pm) Galleries
New work by John Casey and Lucien Shapiro. Objects, ranging from figurative sculptures to detailed line drawings, explore the themes and metaphors of freshly decapitated heads. MORE

Monday, April 17, 2006 Show All Events »
The Books with The Clogs
at Great American Music Hall (8 pm) Music
Over their career, NYC's the Books have plucked sampled voices from their original context and arranged them inside simple compositions for sliced-and-diced guitar, banjo, and cello. MORE

"The Bizarro Baloney Show: Comedy for a Cause" Tour
at The Marsh (8 pm) Performance Arts
"The Bizarro Baloney Show" is a multi-media piece featuring stand-up comedy, original songs, puppets, still cartoons, animation, audience participation, video and onstage improv drawings. MORE

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