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Tuesday, May 10 - Monday, May 16
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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Loud*Live*Local by Matthew Thayer
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals: Cold Roses by Peter Arcuni
Electrelane: Axes (Too Pure) by Chris Ellis
FILM: Crash by Rossiter Drake
Palindromes by Hubert Huang
House of Wax by Matt Forsman
FOOD: Quincy's by Roseanne Pereira
SHOPPING: Mingle by Nish Nadaraja
THE ARTS: Marilyn Minter @ SFMOMA by Nirmala Nataraj
SPORTS: Play-Offs by Jay Balagtas
Giants Roundup by Gabriel Desjardins
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: A Moon for the Misbegotten
Next Stop: France - Win a Trip for 2!
Mushroom Jazz/ Om Records Music Package!
AcademyX: Learn Web Design at Night!
MOVIES:
ONGOING: Coupons
Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 Show All Events »
Damian Jr. Gong Marley
With a special performance by Stephen Marley
at The Independent (9 pm) Music
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Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley can not, he says, ever remember not performing. Born in 1978 to Bob and Jamaica's former Miss World, Cindy Breakspeare, Damian seems to have been destined for the stage. MORE

Inferno Gallery Artist Reception and Opening
Under the Influence of Anime
at Inferno Gallery (varies) Galleries
The current flood of animation into the mainstream consciousness has not only affected young viewers but a new generation of artists whose work has been influenced by their proliferation. Featured Artists: Kris Chau, Bill Dunlap, MariNaomi, and Chris Pendegraft. MORE

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Show All Events »
Melvin Seals Rhythm Factory
with Melvin Seals, Bobby Vega, Chris Rossbach
at 12 Galaxies (9 pm) Music
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Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. He has played with legends such as Chuck Berry, Charlie Daniels and Elvin Bishop. MORE

Rasputina
at Great American Music Hall (8 pm) Music
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The New York City-based trio Rasputina is led by singer/songwriter Melora Creager, a classically-trained cellist who backed Nirvana on the group's final tour. MORE

Project Sunshine presents
Project Zen: East Meets West
A fundraiser to benefit children with life threatening diseases
at Bambuddha Lounge (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) Ball/Gala
Please join us for an eclectic evening of entertainment and fun as the volunteers at Project Sunshine bring you a chilled out, funky fundraiser benefiting the opening of Project Sunshine West and the children in our community. MORE

Rogue Pictures invites you to an advance screening of
Unleashed
Directed by Louis Leterrier
at AMC 1000 Van Ness (7:30 pm) Film Screening
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This is the story of Danny (Li), a slave who has lived his whole life without any sort of normal human education, with the mind and personality of a young child, with only one lesson learned: how to fight. MORE

Thursday, May 12, 2005 Show All Events »
SF IndieFest Presents
4th SF Documentary Festival
"Reality is Magic" - Jean Renoir
at Roxie Cinema (1 pm - 11 pm) Film Festival
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Reality is Magic at the SF Documentary Festival May 12-22. Stories about whales under Toronto, a nut museum in Connecticut, a mine museum in Cambodia, the mysteries of old snapshots, a 15 year old Southern Baptist sex education activist from Texas, kids who feel no pain, a homeade machine called the Forevertron, refrigerator poetry, the world of Christian rock, and the connection between Elvis impersonators and statues of Buddha. MORE

SF Weekly's Annual Best of San Francisco® Party
at Fluid Ultra Lounge (9 pm) Clubs
SF Weekly's annual Best of San Francisco® issue returns on May 11, 2005! This is our biggest issue of the year and marks our 10th year of celebrating the best the Bay Area has to offer in food, entertainment, recreation, and much more. MORE

Darkroom Productions Presents
Crazyface
a play by Clive Barker
at Fetterly Playhouse (7:30 pm) Performance Arts
Written by acclaimed horror icon Clive Barker, best known for his horror films Hellraiser, Candyman, & Nightbreed, Crazyface is the comically macabre adventure of Tyl Eulenspiegel (a.k.a. Crazyface), a nomadic 16th century fool whose world is filled with the bizarre: a sadistic angel, pig farmers, an evil inquisitor, an a homicidal clown. MORE

The Plus Ones, Ex-Boyfriends
at Make Out Room (9 pm) Music
Their brand of power-pop and fuzzy rock is more likely to draw comparisons to the Buzzcocks, Elvis Costello and Weezer), it is no stretch to insist that they are one of the most exciting bands to watch in the Bay Area. MORE

Cecil Taylor: All the Notes
Directed by Christopher Felver
at Roxie Cinema (6:30, 8:00 & 9:30 pm) Film
Cecil Taylor is one of the great liberators of contemporary music. Like Thelonius Monk and Ornette Coleman, Taylor follows in the tradition of Charlie Parker, creating a streaming liberty that is as powerful as any artistic expression in modern culture. MORE

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
at Embarcadero Cinema (12, 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, 5:05, 6:20, 7:40, 9, 10:15 pm) Film
Based on the book by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, director Alex Gibney (writer and co-producer of The Trials of Henry Kissinger) presents the inside story of one of the greatest business scandals in history. MORE

Friday, May 13, 2005 Show All Events »
1015 & Subaliciouse Presents
Andrew Weatherall, Radioactive Man, Diplo, Matmos
w/ SF Art Institute Presenting 'The Return of Futurism'
at Ten15 Folsom (8 pm - 5 pm) Clubs
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These two prolific producers have been producing some of the most influential electronic music for the last 15 years. MORE

Club SIX Presents
SFMC Battle #5
at Club Six (9 pm - 4 am) Clubs
MC's: Subverse, Infinite, Dublin, Phaoah C, Megabusive, Uptown, Orukusaki, and Wonway. MORE

Ruby Skye 5 Year Anniversary Weekend with TIMO MAAS
at Ruby Skye (9 pm - 5 am) Clubs
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Please join Ruby Skye as they celebrate 5 years of amazing memories with world class DJs, captivating cirque style performance art, a multi color argon laser & delicious, delectable surprises. MORE

Season II
Twilight Zone The Plays
2 New episodes every weekend in May
at The Dark Room Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
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There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity -- a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. MORE

Darediablo
at Stork Club (9 pm) Music
While their peers often substitute bleeps and clangs for raw groove and genuine innovation, Darediablo succeed on the strength of their stripped-down rock three-piece. MORE

The Old Man and the Sea
at Theatre of Yugen/Noh Space (8 pm) Performance Arts
The Old Man and the Sea tells of an impoverished old man, his love for a young man who also loves him, and his trials in bringing in a big fish. MORE

Saturday, May 14, 2005 Show All Events »
club Six Presents
Six turns 6
at Club Six (9 pm - 4 am) Clubs
Club Six turns 6 with the Legend of House Jesse Saunders. Also featuring DJs: Hector Morales, Rebecca Watkins, Coup D'Ville, Dusty Crates, Sollace, Blvd, and Ken the Vinyl Archeologist. $5 all night. MORE

Stymie & The Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra
The Get Down
at Tongue and Groove (8 pm) Music
Stymie moved to San Francisco in 1996 to tap into the energy that had propelled groups like Sly and The Family Stone. He envisioned a massive funk band that would take the city by storm, and began recruiting musicians to join his "Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra. MORE

Opel presents
N:Fuse
The Rites of Spring
at Paradise Lounge (10 pm - 4 am) Clubs
Opel's flagship party, N:Fuse, comes around again just in tome to celebrate the long awaited coming of spring and all that comes with it. Opel welcomes world reknown D:Fuse on the decks, on tour for his debut artist album 'Begin.' MORE

Sunset Promotions Presents
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
w/ Motion Potion
at Elbo Room (10 pm) Music
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New York’s preeminent underground funk and soul outfit is back! Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings’ newest album "Naturally" (Daptone Records) is winning critical acclaim all over and is laced with the powerhouse vocal stylings of Ms. Jones. MORE

Bejeweled
The San Jose Museum of Art's Second Annual Jewelry Show and Auction
at San Jose Museum of Art (11 am- 5 pm) Museums
Join SJMA, Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 deck yourself in enticing jewelry creations. Over the two days, an array of alluring and contemporary styles of original, handcrafted wearable works of art by 20 Bay Area artists will be available for purchase. MORE

Smuin Ballet presents
Frankie and Johnny
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2 pm & 8 pm) Performance Arts
Featuring the West Coast premiere of Eliot Feld’s Pacific Dances, choreographed to Hawaiian slack key guitar music, as well as the acclaimed Chants d'Auvergne, set to Joseph Canteloube’s French folksongs. Closing with Frankie and Johnny, Michael Smuin’s passionate mambo ballet. MORE

Student Fashion Association
SFSU Annual Fashion Show
at SFSU McKenna Theater (6 pm) Education
San Francisco States’ Apparel Design and Merchandising majors are rolling out the red carpet runway and lining it with over 20 lavish lines. Designers are hard at work producing lush eye-catching garments for this year’s production. MORE

Sunday, May 15, 2005 Show All Events »
Albertson's
Bay to Breakers 2005
presented by The Examiner
at Howard & Spears Streets (8 am) Festivals/Fairs
Albertsons Bay To Breakers is a 12K (7.46 miles) course. From sea level at the Embarcadero the course rises steeply along Hayes Street Hill. Around the 2.5-mile mark runners climb an 11.15% grade between Fillmore and Steiner, bringing them to the highest point in the race, approximately 215 feet above sea level. MORE

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center presents
United States of Asian America arts festival
at SomArts Cultural Center (Gallery) (8 pm) Organizations
The 8th annual United States of Asian America festival runs from now through June 18th. The festival, presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, showcases music, dance, drama, art, comedy & more by Bay Area Asian Pacific Islander artists. MORE

For the Kids
A NextAid Benefit in loving memory of Wert Terry
at Club Cocomo (12 noon - 2 am) Fundraisers
In the long-heralded San Francisco tradition of supporting worthy causes, the house music community is responding to such shocking statistics as the fact that 95% of the 15 million children orphaned by AIDS are living in Africa, and is joining forces to make a difference around the world. MORE

Funk n' Trunk Show
Funky fashion, brunch and beats! SF's hottest talents with wears for men & women at special discounted prices!
at Levende Lounge (4 pm - 7 pm) Fashion
Dj's and designers will rotate each month so you will never get the Sunday blues. And believe me the "Make your own Bloody bar" cannot be beat! MORE

Monday, May 16, 2005 Show All Events »
William Laven
War Models
at Gallery Sixteen (11 am - 5 pm) Galleries
War Models is a series by Bay Area photographer William Laven. In his first exhibition at Gallery 16, Laven presents large scale photographs of unassembled model airplane kits of aircraft flown in the current Iraqi war. These black and white prints touch on the American fascination with symbols of power. MORE

The Snuggle-Ups
Portland General Electro
at Make Out Room (9 pm) Music
Childhood friends from the small town of Prineville, Oregon, Liam Kenna and Brett Whitman played music together for ten years before setting down their guitars and forming the Snuggle Ups in 2003. The next year they released their debut album on Portland indie label Lucky Madison, combining heartfelt lyrics about love and friendship, often-times their own, with thick electro beats and uber-catchy melodies. MORE

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