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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Loud Live Local by Matthew Thayer
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: The Man Who Copied by Stefan Gruenwedel
Madagascar by Ryan Wiederkehr
Tell Them Who You Are by Matt Forsman
The Longest Yard by Anhoni Patel
Kontroll by Matt Forsman
FOOD: Boulette's Larder by Paul Redman
SHOPPING: Harputs Y-3 by Grace Chen
THE ARTS: StarCrossed by Nirmala Nataraj
Winners By Eric B. Martin by Lisa Ryers
SPORTS: Oakland A's by Gabriel Desjardins
Giants Roundup by Hubert Huang
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: Othello
2005 The Black and White Ball
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
Sunset Promotions: Rachid Taha, 2Mex, the Shapeshifters & Moses Mayes
Xingolati: Groove Cruise of the Pacific
Dinner at Oola
Next Stop: France - Win a Trip for 2!
Mushroom Jazz / Om Records Music Package!
MOVIES:
ONGOING: Coupons
Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Show All Events »
Pixies
at San Jose Civic Auditorium (8 pm) Music
Combining jagged, roaring guitars and stop-start dynamics with melodic pop hooks, intertwining male-female harmonies and evocative, cryptic lyrics, the Pixies were one of the most influential American alternative rock bands of the late '80s. MORE

Maryjane Metal Fest
with Deranged Pussy, Jelly Brains, Fluff Girl, Coal Wash Titts
at 12 Galaxies (9 pm) Music
The underdogs war cry; it's not about a penis or vagina it is being empowered by your imperfections. Take what people don't like about you and shove it in their face. MORE

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 Show All Events »
Sunset Promotions and Another Planet Entertainment present
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
with Sila, DJ Sep, and Jeremy Sole's Musaics
at The Independent (9 pm) Music
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Since 2000, Antibalas has been gracing the Bay Area with their energetic performances. From their concerts at Yerba Buena Gardens, the Fillmore and North Beach Jazz Fest’s ‘”Jazz in the Park”, this Brooklyn, NY 15-piece afro-beat ensemble has become a Bay Area favorite. MORE

Women’s Initiative Gala
Celebrating Entrepreneural Success
at Hotel Nikko (6 pm - 9 pm) Gala/Fundraiser
Enjoy cocktails, dinner, music, and a marketplace featuring unique and exquisite gifts designed by Women’s Initiative graduates. The event highlights honorees Eunice Azzani, Manager of Korn/Ferry International, and Sheron Campbell, our Entrepreneur of the Year and owner of World of Braids. MORE

Green Screen Environmental Film Festival
Five days of dramas, documentaries, revivals & anime about the Earth
at Castro Theatre (4pm, 7pm & 9:30pm) Film
Recognizing that the dominant need of all life forms is to thrive in their environment, Green Screen showcases the state of this struggle in various habitats throughout the world - from the demands of urban cities to the far reaches of the arctic. MORE

Bloc Party
Kiss Me Deadly / the oohlahs
at The Fillmore (9pm) Music
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Bloc Party's tense, impassioned, guitar-addled pop has made for moments of clarity and serenity within the post-punk revisionist manifesto of 2005. MORE

Zimbabwean Art Auction
To Benefit the Zimbabwe AIDS Treatment Assistance (ZATA) Project
at Grand Hyatt San Francisco (5:30 pm - 8 pm) Fundraisers
San Francisco’s first ZATA Project Zimbabwe Art Auction, featuring more than 60 pieces of original Zimbabwean paintings and sculpture, to be held June 1st at the Grand Hyatt on Union Square from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. MORE

Thursday, June 2, 2005 Show All Events »
World Environment Day 2005
at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion (All Day) Festivals/Fairs
World Environment Day will be celebrated throughout San Francisco with special events focusing on urban environmental issues. Public forums, symposia, seminars, film festivals, arts programming and expositions will include issues addressing energy, renewables, energy conservation, transportation, waste diversion, food, water and air, open space, biodiversity and greening of urban environments. MORE

Launch party for Another Hole in the Head
8 Nights of Fantasy and Horror Film Festival
at Rickshaw Stop (8 pm) Music
The night will feature a screening of the classic VAMPIRE CIRCUS (unedited and uncut) at 8 pm, followed by a couple of great local bands, tunes by the "Church of Elvis" DJs, and festival previews. MORE

electro-chill grooves
jump/cut Live Electronica
drum‘n’bass, downtempo, ambient
at Swig (9 pm - 1 am) Music
jump/cut performs “live organic electronica” using drums, bass, guitar synth, & DJ, synthesizing a bent sonic mayhem ranging from the rapid-fire polyrhythms of drum n' bass, shapeshifting textures of ambient soundscapes, and hypnotic downtempo grooves. MORE

The 45th Annual SFSU Film Finals
at Red Vic Movie House (7:15, 9:15 pm) Film
San Francisco State University Cinema Department, one of the nation's top film schools, presents The 45th Annual Film Finals. Film Finals is a dynamic and exciting mix of short narratives, documentaries, experimental work, mixed media and animation. MORE

Friday, June 3, 2005 Show All Events »
Global Sight and Sound 4
ft: Dan the Automator, Funkadesi, cheb i sabbah, Fulanis, Ren, blacKMahal, loco bloco, Flavorgroup, Taal, Nihal
at Sony Metreon (8:30 pm - 2 am) Music
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This 4th Annual Event brings together djs, visual artists, dancers, community groups, and new technologies into one amazing experience. MORE

The Mars Volta
DJ Nobody
at Greek Theater (7 pm) Music
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Picking up the pieces from At the Drive-In, Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez formed the Mars Volta and wasted little time in branching out into elements of hardcore, psychedelic rock, and free jazz that expanded on the boundaries of their previous work. MORE

Green Cities Expo
Part of World Environment Day - United Nations Environment Programme
at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion (10 am - 7 pm) Expo
The Green Cities Expo will feature more than 100 green businesses committed to environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Exhibitor categories include: organic foods, innovation and technology, renewable energy, recycling, sustainable agriculture, green building, natural health & body, transportation, and more. MORE

Aphrodite, Fierce and Shimon
Groundscore 10 Year Anniversary
at Ten15 Folsom (1015) (10 pm - 6 am) Clubs
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As the creators of Eklektic, Hektic and the Rude Metal Series, Groundscore has earned its place as one of San Francisco’s premier production companies and a home to some of the most innovative artists in DJ culture today. MORE

LIVE - Every Move a Picture (SF) & Shiny Toy Guns (LA)
Club Loaded 1-Year Anniversary Party
at Rickshaw Stop (10 pm - 2 am) Music
1-Year Anniversary Party! This promises to be an event to remember with LIVE sets from 2 of the best live acts to grace their stage. MORE

Royal New Zealand Ballet presents
A Million Kisses To My Skin, The Celebrated Soubrette and Milagros
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (8 pm) Performance Arts
The US debut of David Dawson’s wonderfully choreographed A Million Kisses To My Skin with music by J.S. Bach, and Javier de Frutos’ Milagros, performed to a pianola recording of the Rites of Spring. MORE

StarCrossed by Sharyn Shipley
A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet
at Phoenix Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
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StarCrossed unveils the misadventures leading to the tragic vendetta between the Montagues and the Capulets. MORE

Saturday, June 4, 2005 Show All Events »
29th Annual Union Street Festival
at Union Street (10 am - 6 pm) Festivals/Fairs
The 29th Annual Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco's largest free art festivals. More than 100,000 attendees come from all over the Bay Area to enjoy the event. MORE

The Rondo Brothers / DJ T-Rock
at Elbo Room (9 pm - 2 am) Music
Bomb Hip-Hop presents the Rondo Brothers with live 4-piece band, DJ T-Rock and BOMB DJ's Dave Paul & Jeff Harris. MORE

Fischerspooner
w/ West Indian Girl
at The Fillmore (9 pm) Music
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This show will be Fischerspooner's last U.S. show for this tour! MORE

Mongoloid (Hard Core Devo)
Ghost of Curtis (Tribute to Joy Division)
at El Rio (9 pm) Music
Three decades after the original spudboys first declared "We're all Devo!," Mongoloid proudly takes up the "Duty now for the future" banner to profess the dire doctrine of the de-evolution to a new generation. MORE

San Francisco Comedy College presents:
The Stand-up Project
at The SFCC Clubhouse (8 pm - 9:30 pm) Comedy
Featuring Maggie Newcomb (2004 winner of Battle of the Bay), Michael Slack, Anthony Hill, Kurtis Matthews, and Reggie Steele. MORE

Oscar Bernal, Powerful Oil Paintings
Velázquez and Francis Bacon in the Barbershop
at Volakis Gallery (4 pm - 8 pm) Gallery: Opening Reception
Oscar Bernal is a painter of enormous power and originality. The power of his paintings is not to be disputed. MORE

Sunday, June 5, 2005 Show All Events »
2mex
of the Visionaries and OMD
at Red Devil Lounge (8 pm) Music
Bringing the best in LA underground hip-hop to the bay area. 2mex of the Visionaries and OMD has been paving the way for conscious hip-hop for years. Don't miss this special performance. Look out for special guests. MORE

Subvert Presents
"I Look Like an Egg, but I Identify as a Cookie"
An interactive baking comedy
at Hotel Rex (8 pm) Performance Arts
Heather Gold searches for her whole self as she sifts through the complexities of sexuality and identity with baking's simple truths. She makes chocolate chip cookies with the audience through her own hilarious and provocative exploration of the recipe... MORE

Litsis Records & Bruno's presents
Susan Getz West Coast Cool Revival
Performance & filming
at Bruno's (8:30 pm) Music
Smooth toned San Francisco star-on-the-rise Susan Getz will be singing songs from her sparkling CD, Jazz Boxx, keeping the spirit of West Coast Cool alive at Bruno's, one the city's leading venues for cutting edge jazz. MORE

The Art of Anime: Studio Ghibli
The Cat Returns, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke
at Pacific Film Archive (2, 3:35, 6 pm) Film
Founded in 1984 by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Japan's Studio Ghibli has won wide recognition as one of the world's foremost animation studios, balancing stunning artistry and soaring imagination with concern for real–world social and environmental issues. MORE

Monday, June 6, 2005 Show All Events »
Mission Creek Music Festival
Vagenius, Gram Rabbit, Scissors for Lefty
at Cafe du Nord (8:30 pm) Music
Mission Creek Productions exists to promote local musicians, artists, writers, designers and filmmakers. The Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival now features the best of the burgeoning underground in a raft of disciplines. MORE

Aqualung, Cary Brothers
at Great American Music Hall (8 pm) Music
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London-based Matt Hales aka Aqualung started getting involved in music at a young age while listening to different tracks played at his parents Southampton record store. MORE

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