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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Stefan Gruenwedel
House of D by Matt Forsman
FOOD: Stray Fish Sushi by Karen Solomon
SHOPPING: Forever 21 by Grace Chen
THE ARTS: Monuments For The USA by Maureen Hanratty
California Uncovered: Stories for the 21st Century by Kit Stolz
SPORTS: Bay Area Baseball by Gabriel Desjardins
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: Next Stop: France - Win a Trip for 2!
Mushroom Jazz/ Om Records Music Package!
AcademyX: Learn Web Design at Night!
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ONGOING: Coupons
Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, May 3, 2005 Show All Events »
Gang of Four
With Radio 4, Menomena
at The Fillmore (8 pm) Music
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Led by King and Gill through various lineups, Gang of Four have released seven original LPs and two anthologies. There was something on the Gang of Four's collective mind, picked up from books, painting (Manet's especially), and movies. What was on their mind was the notion that everyday life-wage labor, official propaganda, the commodity system, but also the way you bought a shirt, how you made love, the feeling you had as you watched the nightly news or turned away from it-was not "natural", but the product of an invisible hand. MORE

WineSocials.com presents
A WineTasting Party
at California Modern Art Gallery (6:30 pm - 9 pm) Wine
Get your summer started with WineSocials. They are putting together this special event to help get everyone in gear for summer Fun. You will get a chance to try out a variety of boutique wines from California and around the world accompanied by appetizers to cleanse your palate. MORE

Perfect Spaces
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (12 pm - 5 pm) Museums
The exhibition presents a major survey of Boberg's work from the past six years. It will be comprised of recent works, including such photographic prints as his Himmel (Sky) series, 2002, and Rohbau I (Building Shell), 2003, as well as new DVD installations from Nacht Orte (Night Sites) series that have never been seen in the United States. MORE

Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Show All Events »
SFMOMA presents
The Modern Ball: Post-Modern Party
at SFMOMA (9 pm - 12 midnight) Museums
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Come join us at The Modern Ball, SFMOMA's inaugural event benefiting the Museum's exhibitions and public programs. Co-hosted by Contemporary Extension, an auxilary of SFMOMA. Dinner guests converge and are joined by more revelers at this Museum-wide bash in the SFMOMA Atrium featuring live music, gourmet nibbles, drinks, and dancing into the night. MORE

Immortal Technique
at Slim's (9 pm) Music
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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

Dim Sum Party Club & XLR8R Present
Andrea Parker
at Club Six (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Andrea Parker, known for her electro mixes and sublime productions on! K7, MoWax, and Beggers Banquet is headed stateside to support her own imprint Touchin' Bass! MORE

Pre-Casting Event from the Creators of American Idol
Rhythm Nation Pre-Casting Event
Calling All Dancers
at City Nights (6 pm - 12 am) Clubs
This is a Pre-Casting event for ages 18-30 inside City Nights. Come show your stuff and you may be hand selected to Audition and go straight to the Televised Auditions in LA. MORE

The Reel San Francisco!
at Balboa Theatre (1, 4:45, 8:30 pm) Film
Sure New York and Los Angeles get a lot of screen time, but San Francisco has been the setting of more films than perhaps any other city in the world, and if you throw in the Bay Area beyond there's no outnumbering the body of film work that draws on San Francisco's energy and charm. MORE

Thursday, May 5, 2005 Show All Events »
Cinco de Mayo
at Ruby Skye (9 pm - 3 am) Clubs
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Live performances by Saoco and Fame. Plus DJs Allier, Tony O, Mauricio, and Walt Diggz. Salsa lessons by salsacrazy.com from 9 pm - 10 pm. MORE

Two Gallants and Damien Jurado
at Great American Music Hall (8 pm) Music
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Only in their early 20s, Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel of Two Gallants already have something to show for their hard work, ingenuity and dreams. What they have is an album called The Throes, which is gaining attention from influential media outlets around the United States. MORE

The Hothouse
The Rules Of Charity - The Black Eyed - 3F, 4F
at Magic Theatre (8:30 pm) Performance Arts
Magic Theatre presents three world premiers in rotating repertory: The Rules Of Charity - The Black Eyed - 3F, 4F MORE

20th Century Fox invites you to an advance screening of
Kingdom of Heaven
Directed by Ridley Scott
at Metreon (7:30 pm) Film Screening
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An epic adventure about a common man who finds himself thrust into a decades-long war. A stranger in a strange land, he serves a doomed king, falls in love with an exotic and forbidden queen, and rises to knighthood. MORE

Friday, May 6, 2005 Show All Events »
Moby
at The Warfield (8 pm) Music
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Moby is a versatile musician who gained recognition in the early 1990s for his contributions to dance & techno music. The excellence and originality of his remixes made him a much-sought-after remixer. MORE

Chadwick, Andy Wasserman & Xavier present
Remedy: Ben Watt
at DNA Lounge (10 pm - 4 am) Clubs
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Half of multi-million selling duo Everything But The Girl and with a career spanning more than twenty years, Ben Watt's route to international DJ status came after EBTG's superb interpretations of electronica in the mid nineties (Missing, Walking Wounded, Protection with Massive Attack, Temperamental). MORE

Food for Thought 2005
at Masonic Auditorium (6 pm - 9 pm) Food & Drink Festival
Benefit for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Nobel laureate and Asian chefs come together for a healthy cause, featuring 12 world-renowned Asian chefs and the finest food-purveyors of the San Francisco Bay Area. MORE

massive selector, fresco + future primitive sound present
WeFunk
a night with LA's Root Down SoundSystem
at Mighty (9 pm - 4 am) Clubs
Residents of Los Angeles’ home for progressive hip-hop, funk and soul, the root down, a kid named miles and dj dusk will bring their rare brand of “soul cal” funk to San Francisco. MORE

Friday Night Live! MCs, DJs, and Soulful Singers
Mic Check
Cheap to get in, great vibe and even better drinks!
at Red Eye Lounge (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Performing with em is Codeez! Nice vibes. With DJ Expel (ILC); DJ Freq This collective of DJ's spin the finest mix of classic Hip Hop and new hits that keep the night moving. MORE

Cal Performances presents
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
at Zellerbach Hall (8 pm) Performance Arts
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The inimitable "Trocks" return with their outrageous, and outrageously popular, twist on ballet tradition. MORE

Palindromes
Directed by Todd Solondz
at Castro Theatre (7, 9:15 pm) Film
Thirteen-year-old Aviva Victor wants to be a mom. She does all she can to make this happen and comes very close to succeeding, but in the end, her plan is thwarted by her sensible parents (Ellen Barkin and Richard Masur). MORE

Anarchists And Film
Guest co-curated by Pietro Ferrua, founder of the International Center for Research on Anarchism
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room (7 & 8:30 pm) Film
In an era of accelerating global capitalism, where constant upheaval of every kind - political, social, economic, cultural, environmental - is the rule, the search for a social system that brings prosperity with justice has never been sought by so many people. MORE

Saturday, May 7, 2005 Show All Events »
DeeCee's Soul Shakedown and Da Joint present
Sounds From Th Basement 2
at Club Six (9 pm - 4 am) Clubs
DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill/Soul Assassins alongside Triple Threat DJs featuring Shortkut, Apollo , and Vinroc Jah Warrior Shelter featuring Jah Yzer, I-Vier, and Irie Dole I-Lexis (Wisdom Records). MORE

Project Blowed 10 Year Anniversary
Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Mikah 9, Bus Driver, Medusa, Hip-Hop Clan, and many more
at Red Devil Lounge (9 pm) Music
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This is the 10 year Anniversary event. Don't miss a full night full of legendary emcees and very special guests. This is underground hip-hop at its finest! MORE

International Style Festival presents
San Francisco International Style Festival
at Union Square (9 am - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
ISF celebrates style and fashion from all different cultures around the world and will feature cosmetics, beauty, fashion, jewelry and accessories from local and international luxury designers. MORE

Mezzanine Presents
Satoshi Tomiie
at Mezzanine (10 pm - 5 am) Clubs
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Tomiie has established himself as one of the world's most prolific DJs and producers. As label boss of New York-based Saw Recordings, Tomiie has helped champion the new progressive sound sweeping the world. MORE

Presented by Ruby Skye & Mixed Elements
DJ Heather
at Ruby Skye (8 pm - 4 am) Clubs
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DJ Heather, Chicago's best-kept secret, has been spending the least amount of her time in Chi-town, let alone North America. MORE

CAFE and The Theatre Project Present
"Un Becoming”
by Rick Schweikert
at Off Market Theatre (2 pm) Performances Arts
Free reading. Presented by The Theatre Project and CAFE Arts, produced by Mary McGloin. A protest play about a woman who has everything... to lose. MORE

Sunday, May 8, 2005 Show All Events »
Thievery Corporation
at The Warfield (8 pm) Music
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Thievery Corporation hearken back to the suave musical era of the 1950s and '60s, when swizzle sticks and long cigarette holders were in vogue, and relaxing meant having a strong cocktail in very plush surroundings. MORE

16th Annual
Orchid Mania Mother's Day Orchid Sale
at Fort Mason Center (10 am - 4 pm) Home & Garden
Orchid Mania's 16th Annual Mother's Day Sale! It's our biggest event of the year - the "World's Largest Orchid Garage Sale!" At scenic Fort Mason on the San Francisco waterfront. MORE

Al-Masri Productions Presents
The Isis Brunch
in Honor of Mother's Day
at Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant (11 am - 3 pm) Restaurants
Celebrate the Goddess in your family on Mother's Day at Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant. Prix Fix 3 course menu with limited seating. MORE

Monday, May 9, 2005 Show All Events »
Mando Diao, The Comas
Danko Jones, DJ Justin McNeal
at Bottom of the Hill (9 pm) Music
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"Seeing Mando Diao live is like going to church. Our fans get the same feeling from us that some people get from religion." So says Gustaf Norén, guitarist, scalp-tingling singer, moody songwriter, and one-fifth of Mando Diao. MORE

Digital Heroine and Velvet Ant Presents
Sean Allen Fenn & the Maids of Dishonor with The Funeral + Jenny (Fake)
at Elbo Room (8 pm) Music
No band in San Francisco has a more subversive influence than Sean Allen Fenn & the Maids of Dishonor. If you have not yet heard of Sean Allen Fenn, you will. MORE

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