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Tue May 6 - Mon May 12, 2008
Celebrate the last of the big primaries (and Senator Barack Obama's hopeful sweep!) tonight at ObamaRama at the supperclub; contribute to a great grassroots candidate and indulge in the early open bar. Then heat things up at Jazz in Analogue at Intersection for the Arts where free-jazz bassist Lisa Mezzacappa showcases her newest body of work. The SF nightlife community throws it down Thursday night as 6 different crews strut their stuff at Solid at Mighty. Speaking of throwing it down...the lovely ladies of SF Fog Rugby will get down and dirty at Jell-O Wrestling at The Endup. If that's not quite the sizzle you were looking for on Saturday night, then perhaps some spectacular fireworks at KFOG Kaboom at Piers 30-32 is more your game? On Monday, get literary at Books, Inc. for a reading from hilarious author Augusten Burroughs' much-anticipated new novel A Wolf at the Table.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
at Great American Music Hall (doors at 8pm)
The languid sounds comes courtesy of Andy Cabic's quiet, sweetly dazed vocals and guitarist Devendra Banhart's delicate, rustic strumming. Vetiver has some overlap with Banhart's solo albums in that if you played it for a time traveler from 1911, they wouldn't freak out too badly, and it possesses a warmth that can't be faked...
at Mojo Bicycle Cafe (8pm)
Jack Tone Riordan has been playing in the San Francisco Jazz Scene for 8 years. He is an indispensable member of multiple performing groups. His own band includes Smith Dobson Jr. and John Shifflet. He has played with, among others, Hal Stein, Hafez Modizadeh, Dayna Stephens, Jacky Ryan, Adam Shulman, and Marcus Shelby.
at supperclub (9pm - 2am)
Change can't happen without you! Come help us raise money for Obama's campaign for change and support his bid to bring change to the White House. Open bar from 9pm - 10:30pm featuring Speakeasy beer & vodka drinks.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
at Intersection for the Arts (8pm)
Lisa Mezzacappa's music lives in the intersection of improvisation and composition. Her projects as a double bassist, composer, curator and collaborator explore new contexts for developing interactive musical languages and sonic experiences. She has performed and workshopped with the Sun Ra Arkestra, Meredith Monk, Bob Moses, Myra Melford, Art Baron, Terry Riley and David Murray, among others...
at Harlot (9pm)
For starters we've got DJ Richie Panic of Blow Up!/Robot Rock and BAGeL Ted blazing the decks and OSLO performing an intimate mini set. Plus, giveaways from TankFarm Clothing to take home. Free vodka lemon drops from 9 to 10!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
at Westin St. Francis (11am - 1pm)
The W.A.V.E. Awards honors women of achievement, vision and excellence who have aspired to great heights in their lives. This year honorees include Reverend Glenda Hope, who has worked diligently with the tenderloin community to fight homelessness and prostitution and who is the executive director of San Francisco Network Ministries...
at California College of the Arts (6pm - 9pm)
Bay Area art schools have become increasingly visible in recent years as more and more nationally and internationally renowned artists emerge from their ranks. This exhibition is a unique opportunity for the public to see the newest student work that is expanding the boundaries of photography, painting, sculpture, textiles, video, installation, animation, digital media, and performance.
at Mighty (9pm - 3am)
6 heroic crews of the San Francisco Dance Community together for one cause of: Supporting Life Through Music. Om Records, Green Gorilla Lounge, PacificSound/Sunset, Dirtybird Records, Kontrol, and Salted.
at Vessel (9pm - 2am)
Hosted by Proper, this We Love Haters! event thrives with DJ Three on decks. Undeniably one of the most promising DJ/producers to come out of the USA, he has produced some stunning productions under the monikers of Second Hand Satellites, Three AM, and Montage Men, while his great DJing ability has led him to the main room of Fabric in London and NYC's Twilo, incontestably two of the world's best nightclubs...
Friday, May 9, 2008
at Westin St. Francis (6pm - 10pm)
Largest gathering of Asian & Pacific Islander chefs in the country! Co-Chairs Charles Phan of Slanted Door and Alexander Ong of Betelnut will lead over 40 chefs, in serving the best of Asian Pacific cuisine. The fundraiser benefits Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a national health policy advocacy organization.
at Red Devil Lounge (8pm)
The event will feature the work of four local artists, expressing their creativity through the unique medium of men's and women's underwear. The designers and models will share the limelight with four up-and-coming San Francisco bands, lending an urban and diverse flavor to the proceedings...
at Mighty (10pm - 4am)
Come experience some of the most experimental music hitting the clubs. The Glitch Mob have been credited as some of the founding members to start the music known as Glitch Hop, which can best be described as hiphop/electro/crunk or as I like to refer to it, Hip Hop on acid.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
at YBCA (noon - 5pm)
Participate in The Counterfeit Crochet Project organized by Stephanie Syjuco, a featured artist from The Way That We Rhyme exhibition. Syjuco and friends will teach visitors how to crochet their own luxury brand accessories.
at The Endup (3pm - 7pm)
SF Fog Rugby presents Jell-O Wrestling as the Ladies of the San Francisco Fog return for a third go-around in the jell-o wrestling pool! If you missed the first two wrestling events, this is the time to see first hand the excitement of the lady ruggers!
at Piers 30-32 (4pm - late)
This year will feature an outstanding fireworks display synchronized to a World Class Rock soundtrack, 3 Foghead favorite artists on the KFOG KaBoom stage, a Children's Stage with continuous performances, and the exciting, fun atmosphere that Fogheads make happen every year.
at Mezzanine (8pm - 2am)
60 Fashion Designers, 100 Painters/Photographers/Sculptors, 40 Filmmakers, Visuals by Insta-Action, Live screen-printing by San Franpsycho, bring a shirt or booty-shorts. Music by Dirtyhertz, Taj and more!
at The Fillmore (9pm)
"Little has changed since The Loon: The band still likes to cover hooks and ballads with dense harmonic interplay, letting guitars fight it out through feedback. But the sound is thicker: Producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) pumps up the bass and musses the mix, giving the band the same kind of makeover Sleater-Kinney got for The Woods..."
at Temple Nightclub (10pm - 4am)
An all-star cast of future world breaks, Latin, house, electro and mashups that includes tech-hop legend Tipper. NYC world-breakbeat pioneer Sabo (Sol Selectas-Turntables on the Hudson) will update the Latin sound while Toronto's Phat Conductor and LA's Ground Control provide a treatise on breakbeat. Midtempo acid crunk will throb its way in through Antennae and Mozaic. And for the first time ever, the entire Fringe DJ posse will appear under one roof...
Sunday, May 11, 2008
at Castro Theatre (see listing for times)
One of Jean-Luc Godard's most acclaimed films, his subversive foray into commercial filmmaking is a star-studded Cinemascope epic. Michel Piccoli stars as a screenwriter torn between the demands of a proud European director (played by legendary director Fritz Lang), a crude and arrogant American producer (Jack Palance), and his disillusioned wife, Camille (Brigitte Bardot)...
at Dance Mission Theatre (see listing for times)
A Home in Common features two exciting Bay Area companies that share a love for blended dance styling. While their choreography differs, both Paco Gomes and Dancers and Printz Dance Project will present highly visceral, athletic work that touches on a wide range of human experiences. This shared evening of dance affords audiences a warm and inviting opportunity to see fresh contemporary dance...
Monday, May 12, 2008
at Books Inc. (7:30pm)
The heart-rending memoir of one man's struggle to rationalize his turbulent childhood. It is an untapped chapter of Augusten Burroughs' life, through which he, as a child, fumbles through the space between love and hate, adoration and abhorrence, and life and death. This is Burroughs at his most uncompromising and most vulnerable.
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
Parades is the highly anticipated second album by Denmark's Efterklang, the follow up to their underground hit of 2004, Tripper. Comprising 11 majestic, otherworldly pop songs, Parades manages to be both magnificently ambitious and engagingly intimate; a breathtaking panorama of sound with few clear antecedents...
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