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From Dolores Park to local Farmer's Markets, pink gorillas are popping up everywhere in San Francisco as Bay to Breakers approaches with a newly minted mascot. The festivities start with a Kickoff Party Friday Featuring Lyrics Born, DJs and bands at The Warfield before the citywide party starts Sunday morning. More wild times are ahead with LitUp's Man VS Wild reading and Cochon 555 goes whole hog with its latest event. Meanwhile, the first International Food Revolution Day is commemorated at the Ferry Building. Dirt Nasty and Andy Milonakis are in the house for the Surreal 10 Year Anniversary Party and Uncorked! brings thousands of wine aficionados to Ghirardelli Square.

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Roger Waters The Wall
at AT&T Park
Cinco De Mayo Festival
at Dolores Park
Triple Threat DJs
at Mighty
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
at The Independent (8pm)

Her shows are a whirlwind trip through hip-hop, jazz, and funk, spiced up with a bit of politics and her great sense of humor that has made audiences around the globe fall in love with her.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
at The Milk Bar (9pm)

He'll be taking over the decks for us again on May 16, and will be joined by our homeboy Nil, along with residents Shaky Premise and Taylor Fife. We know a few of you enjoyed yourselves immensely last time there were drink specials, so once again Milk Bar will be taking a dollar off all drinks all night...
at Intersection for the Arts (7:30pm)

LitUp Writers is proud to present "Man VS Wild: Tales of the Great Outdoors." Strap on your hiking boots, lather up in bug stray, and join us as five talented writers share their hilarious stories about being one with the wilderness!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
at Vessel (10pm)

One of the founders of Get Physical alongside Booka Shade and DJ T, together they've crafted one of the defining scene shaping electronic labels of the last ten years...
at Great American Music Hall (8:30pm)

Much like her music, the path that led Ane Brun to "It All Starts With One" was peaceful, unhurried and full of unexpected, subtle surprises. It's taken her from her small Norwegian hometown of Molde, to Barcelona where she was a street performer, and across the US last year supporting Peter Gabriel...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Born and raised in Mission Viejo, CA, Kina Grannis started playing shows at the age of 4 in front of stuffed animals. Now she plays in front of people. For those who knew Kina as the shy and self-proclaimed-awkward songstress who escaped into her collegiate stairwells to practice and play in privacy...
Friday, May 18, 2012
at Phoenix Hotel (6pm)

ArtPadSF, a new and provocative 21st century boutique art fair, invites San Francisco's world-renowned museums, galleries, arts institutions, and artists to transform the Phoenix Hotel into an alternative venue for art. The hotel is reinvented as a vibrant and visionary community of celebrated local and international artists...
at 1015 (10pm)

From his incendiary DJ sets across the globe to his remixes and productions, Dave, aka Switch and also known as Solid Groove, has created his own type of innovative jacking house that draws from all the best bits of electronic music...
Saturday, May 19, 2012
at The Ferry Building (8am - 2pm)

The 1st annual International Food Revolution Day and we at Epicuring have been working with the Jamie Oliver Foundation and CUESA on a day of events that brings the Bay Area community together. Through this day of action, schools around the world will receive Food Education Boxes...
at Civic Center/Little Saigon District (11am - 6pm)

The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation is back and bigger than ever, this year showcasing the return of the Arts & Crafts World Market, an extravaganza of unique handmade products and artworks. The fair will also feature a scrumptious collection of pan-Asian delights and sweets, along with the Bay Area's favorite food trucks.
at Public Works (11am - 6pm)

Although the mountain peaks of Bern, Switzerland hold little resemblance to the industrial skylines of Midwestern America, it was among these surroundings that Sam Geiser became inspired to keep the legacy of Chicago house and Detroit techno alive...
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

"For me as a writer, the only music worth creating is music that comes from the heart. As a producer, the challenge will always be to capture great performances, without losing the essence of feeling contained within the original inspiration." - Greg Lake
at Ghirardelli Square (1pm)

The sixth annual Uncorked! Wine Festival. In partnership with a local non-profit organization, Uncorked is a public event which provides an opportunity to taste, learn and experience wine from throughout Northern California...
Sunday, May 20, 2012
From the Embarcadero to Ocean Beach (7am - noon)

The 101-year old Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12k is one of the world's largest and oldest footraces, held annually in San Francisco, California. The name reflects the traditional course which takes tens of thousands of participants from the northeast end of the downtown area near...
at Fairmont Hotel (3:30pm)

Guests will be treated to an epic pork feast of five whole heritage pigs prepared by five chefs and wines from five family wineries, including Arnot-Roberts, Elk Cove, K Vintners, Matthiasson and Scholium Project. The evening will also include wines from event sponsors SALDO, Sokol Blosser, Cornerstone Cellars and Simi, a butcher demonstration from David the Butcher of Marina Meats, an interactive tasting contest...
Monday, May 21, 2012
at The Fillmore (7pm)

She is the biggest name in burlesque since Gypsy Rose Lee. She is a modern day fashion icon who tops best- dressed lists all over the world. She is credited for bringing back the glamour and allure of Old Hollywood stars. Self-created. Distinctive. Iconic. Often imitated, never duplicated. She is Dita Von Teese...
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)

Join us for evening where we will dive into the depths of the brain and zen meditation to learn where the two intersect and what it means for our well being. Dr. Goldin spent 6 years in India and Nepal studying various languages, Buddhist philosophy and debate at Namgyal Monastery and the Dialectic Monastic Institute...
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