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Tickets to 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Dinner at Impala Restaurant
Dinner at Mas Sake Restaurant
Dinner at Oola Restaurant
Tickets to ODC Theatre
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The 10th Annual
Mission Creek Music Festival 2006
at Various Locations (various times) Music
Since its inception, MCMAF has tried to bring you the best of the local music and arts scene and this year will be no exception. The festival this year will take place at various venues around the city, from May 14th to the 22nd. MORE

Sunburned Hand of the Man "No Way Out" Tour w/ The Alps
also The Cheapest & Best, Effi Briest
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30 pm) Music
Sunburned Hand of the Man is a Boston ensemble, led by Jon Maloney, a distant relative of the No Neck Blues Band, that plays anarchic music not too different from the Sun City Girls. MORE

Manhattan GMAT presents
Free GMAT Workshop
at Manhattan GMAT (7 pm - 9 pm) Education/Instruction
Applying to business school? Join the experts from Manhattan GMAT for a FREE two-hour introduction to the GMAT. MORE

Wednesday, May 17, 2006
The Lovemakers
plus Chow Nasty and Boyskout
at Bimbo's 365 Club (8 pm) Music
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The Lovemakers make electronic/rock dance music with a passionate, sexually charged fury. MORE

The Mission Creek Comic Book Art Show
One night only show to benefit 826 Valencia's comic book tutoring programs
at Queens Nails Annex (6 pm - 10 pm) Galleries
One night only show featuring the work of some of the finest emerging and established comic book artists in the Bay Area and beyond. MORE

Dead Science / Rykarda Parasol
with the Holy Kiss & Deathy of a Party
at Elbo Room (9 pm) Music
In the lazy, hazy tradition of fellow salvation shucksters Nick Cave and Siouxie Sioux, singer Rykarda Parasol leads this fourpiece from Frisco, delivering a smoky, gin-tinged salve to soothe the souls of the wicked, like Opal, OP8, and opium combined. MORE

Lisa Townsend Company
at ODC Theater (8 pm) Performance Arts
Lisa Townsend is one of the core artists at ODC Theater, a key participant in the Theater's three-year developmental Artist Residency program. MORE

Behind the Magic
50 Years of Disneyland
at Oakland Museum of California (10 am - 5 pm) Museums
Have you ever seen tomorrow today? He did, and you will at the California premiere of Behind the Magic - 50 Years of Disneyland exclusively at the Oakland Museum of California! MORE

Thursday, May 18, 2006
Mercedes-Benz of SF and Coit Staffing Presents
4th Annual, Monte Carlo Night!
Benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
at Old Federal Reserve Building (9:00 pm - 2:00 am) Benefit/Fundraiser
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Fun includes Blackjack, roulette, craps, texas holdem and open bar with premium spirits, and more... MORE

Bing Ji Ling
at Cafe du Nord (9 pm) Music
Bing Ji Ling is actually S.F. white boy/soul man/sundae fanatic Quinn Luke, and Bing is funkier than Fudgie the Whale with a blunt in his blowhole. MORE

SF Bay Area's
Bike to Work Day
at Bay Area (All Day) Festivals/Fairs
It's not too early to begin gearing up for Bike to Work Day 2006. If you normally drive to work, this is a chance to discover the joys and benefits of bicycling. MORE

The Bay Area's Third Annual Celebration of the Arts
ArtSFest 2006
Art is Where you Find it
at SF Bay Area (check with each presenter for details) Festivals/Fairs
The essence of San Francisco lies in creativity and expression, whether witnessed in a classical performance hall, a black box theatre or in the Mission galleries. MORE

Pretty. Funny. Women.
at Climate Theater (6:30 pm Artist's Reception, 8 pm Performance) Performance Arts
Rap, dance, spoken word, sketch, stand-up, art, fashion, photography and opera... all performed by every type of Eve an Adam could want. MORE

every Thursday
at Fluid Ultra Lounge (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Get on the Guestlist
The city's premiere promoters host every Thursday night Fluid Ultra Lounge. MORE

An evening with...
Phil Lesh & Friends
at SF Weekly's Warfield (8 pm) Music
Lesh started out as a trumpet player with a keen interest in avant-garde classical music and free jazz. MORE

Friday, May 19, 2006
Project Ahimsa presents
peace & RIOT!
A global effort to empower youth through music
at 111 Minna (9:00 pm - 2:00 am) Clubs/Fundraiser
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Featuring Ethnic Electronica with UK’s Nerm (Shiva Soundsystem), Bay Area legend DJ Cheb-i-Sabbah and Oakland’s Deejay Bella (Vishwa Music). MORE

SF Fire Arts Expo 2006
Art On Fire!
in support of The Black Rock Arts Foundation
at 3Com Park (aka Candlestick Park) (7:30 pm) Organizations
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Experience this quintessentially San Francisco art experience, an exciting and incendiary exhibition of innovative and inspiring fire art! MORE

fresco & XLR8R Present
XLR8R 13 Year Anniversary
With Domu (aka Rima, Bakura)
at Duplex (10 pm - 4 am) Clubs
The nine-times-a-year zine's exclusive, small-print, dismissive critiques and dizzying, technophile design are a godsend to a dance world that is otherwise spoon-fed superstar DJs, place-to-be parties, and cookie-cutter compilations. MORE

Vincent Gallo
at Bimbo's 365 Club (8 pm) Muisc
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Even though many of the tracks are instrumental, the same sort of mood is set by the instrumental backing as it occurred on When. MORE

San Francisco State University's 46th Annual
Film Finals
at SFSU McKenna Theater (6 pm - 10 pm) Film
San Francisco State University's Cinema Department, one of the nation’s top film programs, presents Showtime, an annual festival of documentary, experimental, and narrative films, created and produced by the next wave of groundbreaking filmmakers. MORE

at Club Six (10 pm - 4 am) Clubs
Love Of True Urban Style. An ambient blend of urban flair Hosted by Carlito. Performances by Co-Deez and Boogieshack. DJs: SAKE-1, MPENZI, Tim D, DJ Juice, Daniela, Wisdom. MORE

MC Rai
at Red Poppy Art House (9 pm) Music
One of the rising stars out of the North African rai scene, Tunisian vocalist MC RAI returns to the Poppy for this unusual all-acoustic performance. MORE

Saturday, May 20, 2006
ING 's
Greater Body Expo 2006
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (9 am - 7 pm) Conference/Expo
The Greater Body Expo is a premiere 2-day health and fitness event with nearly 100 exhibitors. MORE

the Spam All Stars, and The Bay Areas own AguaLibre, and DJ Rueben
at Elbo Room (10 pm) Music
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The Spam All Stars were formed by DJ Le Spam (Andrew Yeomanson) to create a new brand of modern music by running an Afro-Cuban through a "dub scientist." MORE

(more) Furniture Dances
at CounterPULSE (8 pm) Performance Arts
Part vaudeville (with a European twist), Furniture Dances becomes the story of being human. MORE

BATS Improv does "Spontaneous Broadway"
Crowd favorite in 3 performances this spring
at Bayfront Theatre (7:30 pm) Performance Arts
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Audience members suggest song titles for "songs that have never been written." MORE

California Bank & Trust presents
The San Francisco Wine Festival at Ghirardelli Square in partnership with COPIA
at Ghirardelli Square (12 pm - 5 pm) Festivas/Fairs
Ghirardelli Square debuts its first annual public wine festival, Uncorked! MORE

The 23rd Annual
Himalayan Fair 2006
at Live Oak Park (10 am - 7 pm) Festivals/Fairs
This yearly cultural fair features authentic Himalayan arts & crafts, music & dance, exotic food and entertainment. MORE

The 21st Annual
Bay Area Storytelling Festival
An Annual Celebration of Storytelling
at Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area (9:30 am - 8 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Outstanding storytellers from around the world visit the Bay Area each Spring to bring to life tales old and new. MORE

Sunday, May 21, 2006
ING Presents
Bay to Breakers 2006
at Embarcadero Center (8 am) Sports
ING Bay to Breakers is a 12K (7.46 miles) course. From sea level at the Embarcadero the course rises steeply along Hayes Street Hill. MORE

ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco Presents
Spirit of Brazil: Danças dos Guerreiros
at Project Artaud Theater (4:30 pm) Performance Arts
The Danças dos Guerreiros (Warrior Dances) Festival will present the traditional Brazilian genres of capoeira, jongo, and maculelê. MORE

Alameda Point Auto & Motorcycle Swap Meet
Rattle Can Round Up
at Turn Key Production (7 am - 3 pm) Automotive
Car and motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy the look and feel of home-built craftsmanship will love the low, loud and fast rides on display at "The Rattle Can Round Up" in Alameda. MORE

George Clinton & Parliament / Funkadelic
at The Fillmore (9 pm) Music
Featuring Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Raphael Saadiq and special guests 'Children of Production'. MORE

From the Fire: Contemporary Korean Ceramics
at Asian Art Museum (10 am - 5 pm) Museums
Featuring 108 artworks by 54 artists, this exhibition is the largest survey ever to come to North America of Korea's finest contemporary ceramics. MORE

Monday, May 22, 2006
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness w/ The Rogers Sisters
at The Independent (8 pm) Music
"a danceable, haunting soundtrack..." - Ink19 "the love songs are as serious as a heart attack and as dour as the name-and, remarkably, incredibly dance-y too." - Seattle Weekly "..tough, angular, and new wave influenced (Wire, Echo, the Cure)... MORE

Screaming Masterpiece: 1000 Years Of Icelandic Popular Music
at Castro Theatre (12 pm & 6 pm) Film
Screaming Masterpiece delves into the Icelandic music scene and uncovers a thriving community of artists from all genres of music. MORE

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