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Tuesday, April 26 - Monday, May 2
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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Weezer by Matt Forsman
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
DMBQ: The Essential Sounds From The Far East by Matthew Thayer
Beck: Guero by Matt Forsman
Of Montreal: The Sunlandic Twins by Jeremy Sampson
FILM: The Interpreter by Matt Forsman
A Lot Like Love by Matt Forsman
Kung Fu Hustle by Hubert Huang
FOOD: An inventive evening at One Market by Margaret Meriwether
SHOPPING: Keitai Culture by Cliff Samaniego
THE ARTS: Cuba Caribe Festival by Nirmala Nataraj
Lennon is Beautiful in Subtle Ways by Jay Balagtas
SPORTS: Warriors Wrap by Matt Forsman
Everybody, Your Time Is Up by John Blagtas
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!
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Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Show All Events »
Southern Exposure's 30th Anniversary Spring Fundraiser and Art Auction
at Southern Exposure (11 am - 5 pm) Fundraisers
Our largest fundraiser of the year, Southern Exposure invites the Bay Area community to celebrate 30 years of dynamic, cutting edge art and education. MORE

SF Station is giving away Advanced Screening Passes to
XXX: State of the Union
at UA Galaxy 4 (7:30 pm) Film Screening
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In Revolution Studios' follow-up to the successful franchise film XXX, NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson), fresh off the success of his last renegade recruitment, once again finds himself in need of an outsider. MORE

Hot Flash
at Pier 39 (8 pm) Performance Arts
Inspired by "a hot flash and a bottle of wine," writer/producer Jeanie Linders created this fun-filled evening of laughter and song as a celebration of a life passage that launches women into a n exciting new phase of their lives. MORE

Aspects of Nature
Paintings in oil, watercolour, and ink by Bella Bigsby
at Swallowtail (all day) Galleries
Aspects of Nature: paintings in oil, watercolour, and ink by Bella Bigsby. MORE

Planet Magazine Series Launch
at 111 Minna (7 pm) Clubs
Please join Planet Magazine for the new monthly series launch party at 111 Minna. Featuring Y-3, Yoji Yamamoto for Adidas fashion presentation by Harputs:, Gilles Peterson CD release celebration & giveaways, MAXsf furniture display, Hosted appetizers by Oola Restaurant and Bombay Sapphire cocktails. MORE

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Show All Events »
Tribal Surf brings you
aElements: a SurfAid Art + Fashion Benefit Party
at Polo's Blue Cube (6 pm - 11 pm) Fundraisers
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See a rare surf photography exhibit from Bob Barbour, who helped put big wave spot, Mavericks, plus pro surfers & Santa Cruz icons like Jay Moriarity on the map. All night long, enjoy fine drinks, nibbles, a board raffle, special guests & new surf film trailers, including "Great Highway," on the history of San Francisco surfing. MORE

Stereophonics
at Great American Music Hall (8 pm) Music
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A bright new noise in U.K. alternative rock in the '90s, the Stereophonics were formed in Cwmaman, South Wales, originally as the teenage cover band Tragic Love Company. MORE

12th Annual Artists Warehouse Sale
at SFMOMA Artists Gallery (6 pm - 9 pm) Galleries: Opening Reception
This year's Artists Warehouse Sale is the biggest yet, with paintings, sculptures, photographs, and an expanded selection of works on paper - all at 50 percent off. The sale continues until May 20. MORE

Photography
Recent Acquisitions
at Oakland Museum of California (10 am - 5 pm) Museums
Twenty-two photographs from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century are featured in Photography: Recent Acquisitions, curated by Museum Curator of Photography Drew Johnson. MORE

Killing My Lobster Kabaret
at Make Out Room (8 pm - 10 pm) Performance Arts
This month features guitarist Davis Seigel and Jon Lukas, comedian Ronn Vigh, more performers TBA. All the fun is hosted by Paco Romane. MORE

Thursday, April 28, 2005 Show All Events »
Zap Mama
with Amp Fiddler
at The Fillmore (8 pm) Music
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Say you're a globally respected artist. Over the past decade, you've crossed continents winning hundreds of thousands of fans, while introducing your musical heritage to the world. MORE

Dining Out for Life
Participating Restaurants in San Francisco
at Various Locations (lunch & dinner) Festivals/Fairs
What does a person eating a burrito at a neighborhood taqueria have to do with a group of friends enjoying an elegant dinner at Chaya? MORE

The Other Owl Mag launch party!
at Cafe du Nord (9 pm) Music
The Owl Mag launch party hits San Francisco, showcasing local talents: Austin Willacy, Kiff Gallagher and Chocolate O'Brian. MORE

M83
With Ulrich Schnauss and DJ Aaron Axelsen
at Bimbo's 365 Club (8 pm) Music
Before the Dawn Heals Us is M83's follow-up to the 2003 international breakthrough Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts. MORE

As You Like It
at Curran Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
In general, Shakespeare’s As You Like It develops many of the traditional features and concerns of the pastoral genre. MORE

SF Station is giving away Advanced Screening Passes to
Crash
at Metreon (7:30 pm) Film Screening
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A provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial conflict in America, Crash is that rare cinematic event - a film that challenges audiences to question their own prejudices. MORE

Friday, April 29, 2005 Show All Events »
an evening with:
DJ Krush
at Mezzanine (9 pm - 3 am) Music
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DJ Krush is Japan's preminent mixmaster. His wicked smooth turntable techniques is much in demand, thanks to slammin' remixes he Ronnie jordan, as well as his wild collaborations with DJ shadow. MORE

Gen Art Inspiration Fashion Show and Soiree
at San Francisco City Hall (7:30 pm - 11:30 pm) Fashion
An Inspirational evening of fashion showcasing 7 of the best emerging fashion and accessories designers in the west, including: Atelier Manferdini, Fluidance, Mona Milkface, Red Threds, Teshub Distinguished Sportswear, Tivi, and Tongue Cut Sparrow. MORE

New Order
With The Chemical Brothers
at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center (7 pm) Music
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Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk unit Joy Division, the enigmatic New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the 1980s; embracing the electronic textures and disco rhythms of the underground club culture many years in advance of its contemporaries. MORE

Dholrhythms Presents
Non-Stop Bhangra
at Rickshaw Stop (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Continuing to grow, Non Stop Bhangra finds its' new home at the Rickshaw Stop. With the desire to celebrate the desi driven beats of Bhangra, Non Stop is so much more than just the typical club night. MORE

bombhiphop.com presents
That 80's Show
at 26 Mix (9 pm) Clubs
The 80's - Cabbage Patch Kids, Live Aid, Flashdance, Beat Street, Yo MTV Raps... rappers had skills and they had deejays too! MORE

Grand Opening
Frisco's Finest
Garth, Mike Giannini, Rasta Cue Tip, Kaotic
at Zebra Lounge (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
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Garth is a name that carries weight far beyond the west coast he calls home. Growing up with a passion for punk, funk and soul music in England and America, he was first of the notorious Wicked crew to move from London and set up camp in San Francisco. MORE

Marilyn Minter
new works
at SFMOMA (10 am - 6 pm) Museums
Changing three times a year, New Work engages audiences with the most innovative expressions of contemporary art. The third exhibition in this series features work by New York-based painter Marilyn Minter in her first solo museum show. MORE

Desire
Hip Hop, Rock, Funk Mashups with DJ Solomon
at Fluid (9 pm - 3 am) Clubs
Every Friday Night Desire with DJ Solomon spinning a marathon set of Hip Hop, Rock, 80’s, Funk. Mash ups complete with Go-go Dancers exotic visuals and drink specials. Ladies complimentary champagne before 11:00pm. MORE

Saturday, April 30, 2005 Show All Events »
San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Party
at Kelly's Mission Rock (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
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The Largest 'cinco de mayo' dance party in the Bay Area! 4 'Music Zones' overlooking the San Francisco water on the 'newly remodeled' Kelly's Mission Rock. MORE

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2005
at Empire Polo Field (All day) Music
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2005 features over 90 artist performing over 2 days. Gates open at 11 am and Box Office opens at 9 am. MORE

Acoustic Son and Afro-Cuban
Los Boleros in Concert
at El Valenciano Restaurant Bar and Grill (9 pm - 12 am) Music
Los Boleros is an all acoustic Cuban Son group that is taking off in San Francisco. Talented and attractive singers both male and female bring new life to Old Classic Latin Songs. MORE

Deborah Slater Dance Theater - 'Furniture Dances'
at ODC Theater (8 pm) Performance Arts
Deborah Slater has brought together a deeply talented and extremely diverse group of individuals to perform ‘Furniture Dances,’ an evening of dances, music, and text created on or in relation to furniture. MORE

Oakland Asian Cultural Center Presents
2005 Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival
Celebration of Asian Pacific Cultural Traditions: Indian Cultural Heritage
at Oakland Asian Cultural Center (12 pm - 4 pm) Organizations
Free activities on Saturday, April 30th include performances and demonstrations showcasing the diversity of dance in India including: Bhangra, a Punjabi Folk Dance; Bharatanatyam, a South Indian Classical Dance; Garba & Raas, a Gujarati Folk Dance; and Kathak, North India’s classic dance. MORE

Karma
SF's Largest Queer and Trans Cabaret!
at El Rio (9 pm - 2 am) Music
Karma is a Hard Hitting, Gritty, Underground Queer and Trans Cabaret that was created so that there would be a residential space in the community for artists to perform. MORE

Sunday, May 1, 2005 Show All Events »
Indie Unsigned Showcase
Loco Focos, Garrin Benfield, Cas Lucas Trio, Delta Activity
at Cafe du Nord (8 pm) Music
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They bring stunningly good laid-back, although at times very somber and emotionally powerful, music and combine it with some of the most pointedly negative and worrisome lyrics. MORE

Doves, Mercury Rev
at The Fillmore (8 pm) Music
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Ten years ago, when doves first formed in the wake of the acid house craze that swept through their hometown of Manchester, England, they were just three kids who wanted to have a good time. MORE

CHSA Presents
Trading on Fear
Chinese Images in American Trade Cards
at Chinese Historical Society of America (12pm - 4 pm) Museums
An exhibition of dozens of advertising trade cards from the notable Daniel K.E. Ching Collection, Trading on Fear touches on the darker side of early American advertising. MORE

Monday, May 2, 2005 Show All Events »
The Bravery
at Great American Music Hall (8 pm) Music
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The Village Voice proclaimed five-piece The Bravery to be "New York's Official Next Big Thing" while MTV and Rolling Stone hail them as an artist to watch. MORE

The Girl From Monday
Directed by Hal Hartley
at Roxie Cinema (6, 8, 10 pm) Film
The Girl from Monday embodies maverick filmmaker Hal Hartley's signature use of a calculated aesthetic and frank dialogue. It may surprise die-hard fans with its sexual explicitness and playful tone. MORE

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