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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: King Sunny Ade by Matthew Thayer
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
Loud*Live*Local by Matthew Thayer
FILM: Up for Grabs by Stefan Gruenwedel
Oldboy by Hubert Huang
The Amityville Horror by Matt Forsman
The 48th San Francisco International Film Festival by SFS Staff
SFIFF Documentaries by SFS Staff
SFIFF World Cinema by SFS Staff
FOOD: Tamal Tapas and Wine Bar by Sarah Sung
SERVICES: Foot Reflexology by Gloria Tai
THE ARTS: Made in Palestine by Clifton Lemon
Paradise by A.L. Kennedy by Tanya Khiatani
SPORTS: Warriors Wrap by Matt Forsman
Bay Area Baseball by Gabriel Desjardins
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: Next Stop: France - Win a Trip for 2!
San Francisco International Film Festival
Mushroom Jazz/ Om Records Music Package!
AcademyX: Learn Web Design at Night!
Asian Art Museum: Sui Jianguo
MOVIES:
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Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Show All Events »
Another Planet Entertainment presents
The Album Leaf
Aspects of Physics / Manouk
at The Independent (8 pm) Music
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There are fewer locales more awe-inspiring than the frigid recesses of Iceland's Western coast - a calm, glacial landscape at the polar opposite of Jimmy LaValle's sunny, bustling California. MORE

The Killers
With Tegan and Sara
at The Fillmore (7 pm & 11 pm) Music
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They might not fit into a convenient theory, but the Killers haven't wasted much time since their formation in 2002: Even before their debut album, Hot Fuss, appeared on Island in mid-2004, they were already selling out headlining shows in England. MORE

Heavenly Bodies
Under One Roof's Annual Gala Benefit
at The Green Room (6:30 pm - 9 pm) Festival/Fairs
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$100 ticket includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, live entertainment and a fashion parade of heavenly bodies... so... How heavenly do you like your bodies? Are you the star-struck type with visions of Pluto or Uranus, or do you prefer your bodies a little more fleshly? MORE

Amish Rake Fight
at DNA Lounge (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
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Amish Rake Fight features Mike Fisher (keyboardist/programmer, Machines Of Loving Grace). Moody cinematic instrumenal electronica combines with synchronized video and lights to create a complete environment, featuring songs from the critically aclaimed Fellow Prisoners, and new material. MORE

Universal Pictures invites you to a screening of
The Interpreter
Directed by Sydney Pollack
at Metreon (7:30 pm) Film Screening
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Directed by Oscar winner Sydney Pollack, whose classic thrillers have set the standard for the genre, The Interpreter stars Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn in a suspenseful thriller of international intrigue set inside the political corridors of the United Nations and on the streets of New York. MORE

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Show All Events »
South Side
Sculpture, Photography, and Video by Tracey Snelling
at Mission 17 Gallery (3 pm - 6 pm) Galleries
In Tracey Snelling’s artwork, neglected sites and stories become the focus of her attention. Weeds growing in the concrete cracks and an old piece of trash are treated not as things to avoid, but rather as details to explore. MORE

Games People Play II
eXistenZ
at Pacific Film Archive (7:30 pm) Film
According to Webster's, a game is “an activity engaged in for amusement.” If only it were that simple. Games as cultural pursuit distinguish us hominids from most other parts of the animal kingdom. MORE

Get Lost Travel Books presents
Tokyo Anime
Author Patrick Macias presents the anime side of Tokyo
at Get Lost Travel Bookstore (7 pm) Literary Arts
On April 20th Get Lost Travel Books hosts Tokyo Anime, an event in which Patrick Macias, co-author of Cruising the Anime City: An Otaku Guide to Neo Tokyo, presents a different view of Tokyo. MORE

Making Connections: Career Waitresses of San Francisco
at City Hall
at San Francisco Art Commission (12 noon - 5 pm) Galleries
Candacy Taylor is a writer and visual artist who studied drawing and painting as well as biology at San Francisco State University, where she earned a BA in fine arts in 1998. MORE

Thursday, April 21, 2005 Show All Events »
The 48th Annual
San Francisco International Film Festival
Opening Night Gala
at Castro Theatre (7 pm) Film
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The 48th San Francisco International Film Festival kicks off April 21 and runs though May 5, boasting 185 films from 49 countries, including 14 world premieres and 22 North American premieres. The Festival opens with the newest film from legendary director Costa-Gavras, The Ax, starring José García, Olivier Gourmet (this great, award-winning French actor is appearing in three films in the Festival this year) and Yolande Moreau (who also directs and stars in another Festival film, When The Tide Comes In). MORE

SACHI and the San Francisco Asian Art Museum Present
Talking Heads
A Tabla Performance by Anuradha Pal
at Asian Art Museum (7pm) Music
SACHI—the Society for Art and Heritage of India—launches its young professional program with this concert by the first and only female professional tabla player in the world. MORE

Phoenix and Dogs Die in Hot Cars
Joy Zipper
at Great American Music Hall (8 pm) Music
In 2000, Phoenix’s first album release, United, blazed across the musical skies like a newly discovered comet. Paris, London, L.A. and New York were all captivated, with everyone from Sofia and Roman Coppola to Air heaping praise on them. MORE

Gangsta
Portraits of rap artists
at Limn (11 am - 5:30 pm) Galleries
San Francisco music photographer, Marcus Hanschen has worked relentlessly for the past twelve years recording the next great tradition of American popular music and culture, Rap. MORE

Friday, April 22, 2005 Show All Events »
Brave New Voices
Slam Semi-Finals
8th Annual Youth Poetry Slam Festival
at Various Locations (11 am) Literary Arts
In April of 2005, a generation of young artists, educators, poets, and mentors will converge on San Francisco to participate in the spectacular, internationally renowned National Youth Poetry Slam Festival. Brave New Voices gathers, educates and showcases talented, dedicated and courageous young writers from across the country. MORE

www.eventKing.tv presents
Montage
Hip-Hop, Reggae, R&B, and Soul Night
at Club Six (9 pm - 4 am) Clubs
Event King presents Montage: the Cherry Blossom Music Festival featuring DJ Quest, DJ Zeph, DJ Tonk, DJ Coop D'ville, DJ Jah Yzer, Lunar Heights, DJ bigtaka, DJ 2421style, DJ Sugasound, DJ AristKat, DJ Shohei, Eleven, and more. MORE

On Earth Day Weekend!
San Francisco New Living Expo
Connecting Mind, Body and Spirit
at Concourse Exhibition Center (3 pm - 10 pm) Festivals/Fairs
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Explore the infinite potential for creativity, healing, imagination and the capacity to reshape our world and ourselves at the The San Francisco New Living Expo, taking place April 22–24 at the Concourse Exhibition Center. MORE

54th Semi-Annual
Walnut Creek Fine Arts Festival
at Downtown Walnut Creek (10 am - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
The sidewalks of downtown Walnut Creek play host to one of the nation’s top outdoor art shows – the 54th Semi-Annual Walnut Creek Fine Arts Festival. MORE

Plum - Zombi - Sort of Invisible
at Thee Parkside (9 pm) Music
Zombi's love of horror music often pours over into obsession. The works of legendary filmmakers like Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci and John Carpenter, accompanied by eerie, driving, relentless musical scores by the likes of Carpenter. MORE

Impact Theatre Presents
Impact Briefs 7: The How To Show
Impact's seventh festival of short, comic plays
at La Val's Subterranean Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
Coming off of the wildly successful Othello, Impact Theatre’s final production of its ninth season will be an all-new installment of its smash hit festival of short, comic plays, Impact Briefs 7: The How-To Show. MORE

The Emerging Curator Award
Opening Reception
at San Francisco Art Commission (6 pm - 8 pm) Galleries
Todd Herman, the winner of the 2004 Emerging Curator Award and noted SF photographer and filmmaker, curates the exhibition entitled In Passing: A Show About Death. He was selected from a pool of three finalists, all of whom presented well-developed and compelling proposals. MORE

Saturday, April 23, 2005 Show All Events »
Berkeley Earth Day
at Civic Center Park (12 pm - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Berkeley has a reputation for our environmentally conscious citizenry. Berkeley Earth Day will be the perfect opportunity to take action locally on the environmental issues that affect our community, our pocketbooks, and our daily activities. Featuring: the annual Eco-Motion Parade - all alternative and creative forms of transportation encouraged, kid's eco area, over 150 booths, demonstrations of alternative energy, and Berkeley farmer's market. MORE

QUAKE TRAP presentz
Macromantics + Katastrophe + Quake Trap Collective
featuring Soulsalaam & Circuit73
at Elbo Room (10 pm) Clubs
The Quake Trap Collective celebrates the release of Macromantics' new 7" single "Four Facets" with a night of Live Hip Hop, Breaks, and Beats at the Elbo Room. MORE

Mesh Magazine Spring Spectacular
at Rickshaw Stop (9 pm - 2 am) Music
The Mesh Magazine Spring Spectacular with Von Iva, Communiqué & D.O.D. Plus DJs Jet Set James & Jenny Fake. MORE

A evening with
Zilla
at 12 Galaxies (9 pm) Music
Zilla is a quartet featuring Michael Travis of The String Cheese Incident, Jamie Janover, Aaron Holstein and Steve Vidaic. MORE

Hawaiian Luau
USF 33rd Annual luau
at University of San Francisco (4:30 pm) Festivals/Fairs
All the comforts of Hawaii right here in the Bay Area. Also included at the luau will be craft shops with Hawaiian items for purchase. MORE

Al-Masri Productions Presents
One Night... Three of the Bay Area's Best Bellydancers
at Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant (5 pm) Music
Friday, April 22nd, performing live, all in one night, three of the Bay Area's best belly dancers, Samar, Amany and GiGi. If you have not seen them perform, they are the well-known house dancers at Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant. MORE

ADORNO presents
Gallery Sessions
at Blue Room Gallery (7 pm) Performance Arts
The ADORNO ensemble presents Gallery Sessions: Three concerts and post-concert conversations with artists from the galleries. MORE

Sunday, April 24, 2005 Show All Events »
Glen Park Festival
No. 9
at Glen Park (10 am - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Glen Park has felt like a neighborhood for a very long time. In fact, the first Glen Park all-neighborhood gathering took place 90 years ago, in 1911! But the modern-day Festival came to life in 1997, created by a group of neighbors who had been talking about the neighborhood’s many artists and craftspeople. The Festival has evolved from a folksy, spontaneous neighborhood get- together to a well-planned annual event that combines fun and community support. MORE

Opening Day on the Bay 2005
Movies By The Bay
at San Francisco’s Northern Shoreline from Crissy Field to Pier 39 (12 noon) Festivals/Fairs
In a patriotic affirmation of our determination to stand tall and strong, up to two hundred fifty recreational boats from Northern California Yacht Clubs are expected to enter a decorated boat competition to the theme "Movies by the Bay." MORE

DeeCee's Soul Shakedown Presents
Duck Down
Here comes the mighty Boot Camp Clik
at DNA Lounge (9 pm) Clubs
Featuring Buckshot from Black Moon, Smif & Wessun aka COCOA BROVAZ, Sean Price aka Ruck from Heltah Skeltah w/ Bay Areas own Lunar Heights. MORE

The Get Down
A Free night of live funk!!
at Boom Boom Room (9 pm - 2 am) Music
The Get Down is back for another free performance at the Boom Boom Room! They brought the house down the last time they were in here. These guys are at the helm of San Francisco's new crop of leading musicians. MORE

The 38th Annual
Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
at San Francisco City Hall (1 pm) Festivals/Fairs
The Grand Parade featuring over 1,500 brightly colored costumed participants including: mikoshi (portable shrines), kimonoed dancers, traditional musicians, the 2004 Cherry Blossom Queen and her court, marching bands, etc. MORE

Tori Amos
at Davies Symphony Hall (8 pm) Music
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Written with acclaimed music journalist Ann Powers, "/Tori Amos: Piece by Piece"/ is a firsthand account of the most intricate and intimate details of Amos’s life as both a private individual and a very public performing musician. MORE

AIDS Emergency Fund’s 23rd Annual Awards Gala
The Fortune Tellers Ball
at IMG Home (5 - pm - 9 pm) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
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We invite you to enjoy an evening of fortune tellers featuring psychics, astrologers, tarot card & palm readers, belly dancers and a special fire performance. MORE

Monday, April 25, 2005 Show All Events »
Strange Tales
narratives by Nick Ackerman, David Huffman and Chris Oliveria
at Luggage Store Gallery (12 pm - 5 pm) Galleries
Strange Tales features new narratives by Nick Ackerman, David Huffman and Chris Oliveria: each artist will incorporate their paintings on canvas/wood with work they will create directly on the walls of the gallery. MORE

Benefit for Dax from Amoeba
Matmos, Sagan, Jel
Alias, DJ Doseone
at Bottom of the Hill (9 pm) Music
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As many of you may know, on February 24th of this year Bay Area musician Dax Pierson, while on tour with his band Subtle, was seriously injured when the Subtle tourbus hit a patch of black ice on Highway 80 in Iowa. Dax's friends have arranged a benefit concert; 100% of the proceeds will go to Dax Pierson. MORE

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