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Tue Apr 28 - Mon May 4, 2009
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This week we have plenty of picks for you. Get things going tonight at Lollipop Tuesdays at the Cat Club. It'll get you warmed up for the SFS Happy Hour at Atmosphere. Come and hang out with our crew! On Friday night, dress to impress at Opel's 7th Anniversary Fashion Show at Mezzanine. And no one does Cinco De Mayo like SF's Mission district. Grab your friends, a picnic blanket, and some grub and head to Dolores Park for this all day celebration. Another fun park activity will be across town on Sunday - the SF Kickball Coalition Season Opener at Lindley Meadow in GGP will be a guaranteed good time. Then on Monday, don't miss Macaframa: SFBC Bike Movie Night at The Independent.

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at Coachella

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at 330 Ritch
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at Fox Theatre
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at 330 Ritch

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at Paradise Lounge
Film Festival
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
at The Independent (8pm)

"A collective of psychedelic-minded Japanese musicians headed by guitarist Masaki Batoh, Ghost records commune-minded free-range psychedelia with equal debts to the Can/Amon Düül axis of Krautrock, as well as West Coast psych units like Blue Cheer and Jefferson Airplane..."
at Cat Club (9pm - 2am)

Catering for you exclusive live performances by our Guest Artists.With talented Dj's Meikee Magnetic, Nonchalant, DRRN and special guest DJ mixing up the freshest house, electro house, club classics and mashups/top40s...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"Love 'em or hate 'em, there definitely ain't no one like 'em. Ladytron is a perfectly named group, as its music consists primarily of girls singing -- there's the lady -- and weird robotic synth-derived sounds -- the tron. The name comes from a song off Roxy Music's first album..."
at Bottom of the Hill (8pm)

"Sung over a martial drumbeat comes the first lines of "Mutiny," the opening track on William Elliott Whitmore's ANTI- Records debut Animals In The Dark, and it is immediately apparent that this is not simply a continuation of his Southern trilogy that spanned his last three releases. Rather than a reflection of life and loss..."
Thursday, April 30, 2009
at Atmosphere (5:30pm - 8pm)
SF Station will be hosting a special happy hour for all friends of the Station. Please stop by on Thursday evening for a drink with your friends. Featuring DJ Thaifoon (lounge/house/downtempo) and $3 beers/wells, $4 wine/champagne, $5 specialty cocktails.
at Infusion Lounge (7pm - 2am)

A Benefit For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This event promises fun, glamour and an evening of surprises. With music by Energy 92.7FM Dj Trevor Simpson & special guest DJ Aykut.
at The Independent (8pm)

"Indie folk singer/songwriter Thao Nguyen crafts delicate but memorable songs tinged with country and blues, and her rich voice and thoughtful lyrics draw comparisons to Fiona Apple and Cat Power. She began writing and playing songs when she was 12; when she was in high school, she worked at her mother's laundromat and played guitar when she wasn't helping customers..."
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

The Black Lips are kings of the psychedelic garage rock underground. They started the band when they were 15 years old and spent the next seven years touring the world, booking themselves, playing for scraps. Underground parties, basement shows, outlaw festivals, the odd tour opening for Yeah Yeah Yeah's and...
Film Festival
Friday, May 1, 2009
at Cowell Theater (7pm)

On the first anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, an extraordinary Burmese choir will bring the gift of their music to San Francisco. Come listen to their stories of courage and hope. Help us honor the strength of the human spirit through song...
at The Independent (9pm)

"I've been involved in community organization since I was 10, so it's naturally integrated into my music. One of the reasons I wanted to be a songwriter in the first place was so I could sing lyrics that I believed in and that come from my heart. I draw from my own experience and the experiences I've watched others go through. I want my music to truly represent me, instead of trying to fit stereotypes that women in this industry are encouraged to fit into."
at Slim's (9pm)

Ten years after the release of their debut single, Oakland hip-hop duo Zion I return with "The TakeOver," a filler-free new mix of jabs, roundhouses and uppercuts that continue their streak as one of hip-hop's most diverse groups...
at Mezzanine (10pm - 4am)

Opel Productions and Syd Gris are throwing their 7th anniversary party to celebrate local fashion by promoting emerging designers from the Bay Area. Their mission consists of "parties with purpose" and so with this in mind several designers are showcasing unique pieces in a "Designer Showcase" runway show...
Saturday, May 2, 2009
at Dolores Park (10am - 6pm)

Mission Neighborhood Centers presents"Celebrating 50 Years of Community Service 1959-2009". The SF Cinco De Mayo Festival is a free event for families and adults alike. It is an alcohol- free event that will feature music, kids' activities, entertainment, food, arts/crafts and more. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy all day!
at Herbst Pavilion (10am - 5pm)

You are cordially invited to the 2009 Norway Day Festival. Bring family, friends & co-workers and spend a day in San Francisco enjoying Norwegian food, culture and fun.
at Space Gallery (7pm - 2am)

Featuring a varied array of works inspired by Alighieri's epic poem, this installation will bring avant garde and fashion forward fashion designers, fiery-hot painters, sculptors, performance artists music, models, and you together in a sweltering gestalt.
at 111 Minna (8pm - 2am)

50 of the BEST Indie Bay Area Fashion Designers...
at Roe Nightclub (9:30pm - 3am)

Sebastien Entertainment and Tony Kutulas invite you to the Hard Eight: A Massive Night of Entertainment. Featuring Live Performance by Dirt Nasty, Andre Legacy and Beardo plus Conscious Souls CD Release Party...
at Mighty (10pm - 4am)

Mark Farina (APT/OM Records), DJ Fluid (OM Records), ROOZ (Deep Blue), With DJs (Main Room): Mark Farina, Fluid, Rooz (Drunken Techno Room) Michael Anthony, Bo, Ken Minn, Jonny Collective, THe Art Affect, Ali Mehkadeh...
Sunday, May 3, 2009
at SF County Fair Building (11am - 5pm)

Folk Dance Performances, Arts and Crafts, Books, CDs, Videos. Delicious and authentic Polish food. Beer imported from Poland. Polish folk dance lovers will have the opportunity to see local folk dancers in their colorful and dazzling shows.
at Lindley Meadow in GGP (2pm)

Spring is here, so let's spring into gear with some hard-kickin', fast-runnin', ball-catchin', friend-makin' madness at our Season Opener Kickball game. That's right kids: We're starting a no-pressure kickball league! What does no pressure mean? Exactly that. No fees. No fixed teams (yet!), no bad times. If it rains, don't show, we won't be there either...
at Greek Theatre (7pm)

Van Morrison is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist, who is widely considered one of the most important living artist of our time. He has albums that are ranked greatest in the entire rock and roll canon.He has over 150 songs featured in major motion pictures-with the latest being featured in the Scorsese film "The Departed".
Monday, May 4, 2009
at Rafael Film Center (7pm)

Join director and Academy Awarding winning actor Sean Penn for a screening and discussion of the film that has influenced him in his life. Based on a novella by Ales Adamovich, Come and See takes place in 1942 during the German invasion of Belarus, where more than 600 villages were razed in brutal acts of genocide.
at The Independent (8pm)

Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a special free screening of Macaframa, a film that captures the beauty of San Francisco while following track bikes riding the city streets. Free valet bike parking will be provided.
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