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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Mission Creek Music Festival by Chris Ellis
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: Mr. & Mrs. Smith by Anhoni Patel
High Tension by Mel Valentin
Howl's Moving Castle by Mel Valentin
The Honeymooners by Matt Forsman
FOOD: First Crush by Dan Goldstein
SHOPPING: National Product by Jialin Luh
THE ARTS: Oliver Halsman Rosenberg @ Backroom Gallery at Adobe Books by Sarah Hromack
People I Wanted to Be by Gina Ochsner by Mario Bruzzone
SPORTS: The Finals are Set by John Blagtas
Giants Roundup by Hubert Huang
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: The Best of the Bay 2005 Party
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
Sunset Promotions: Rachid Taha, 2Mex, the Shapeshifters & Moses Mayes
Xingolati: Groove Cruise of the Pacific
Dinner at Oola
Mushroom Jazz / Om Records Music Package!
MOVIES:
ONGOING: Coupons
Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 Show All Events »
Circus Chimera: Magimystical
No animals are harmed in the production of this circus!
at Art Guild of Pacifica (4:30 pm & 7:30 pm) Performance Arts
Magimystical will feature Runaway Olympic Gymnasts, Magicians from Las Vegas, Flying Trapeze, The globe of Death, and the Juggler with Eyes in the back of his head. MORE

The Pearl Fishers
at SF Opera (War Memorial Opera House) (8 pm) Performance Arts
In a quiet fishing village, best friends Zurga and Nadir swear an oath of friendship, vowing never again to let the love of a girl, Leila, come between them. However, when Leila returns, Nadir ignores his promise. MORE

Goddess Arts Institute Alliance - Gaia
Fire Spinning, Herbs, Trance Drumming, Tantra
at Spiral Muse House (7 pm - 10 pm) Education/Instruction
Relating: Embodying Essence with Ambe Ray and The Sacred Art of Flirting and Dating with Francesca Gentile. MORE

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Show All Events »
The Roots / Floetry
at The Grand at the Regency Center (8 pm) Music
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Originally formed in 1989, this Philadelphia supergroup is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Pioneers of the live-rap movement, the Roots use traditional instrumentation in lieu of samples and drum machines. MORE

The Eels with strings
at Great American Music Hall (9 pm) Music
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A homemade epic, the brand new eels record "Blinking Lights and Other Revelations" is an imaginative, emotional reflection on the condition of living, recorded mostly in Everett's Los Angeles basement over a period of several years. MORE

DeeCee's Soul Shakedown Presents
Hi-Fi Revolution
at Soluna (10 pm - 2 am) Clubs
A new monthly with resident DJs Uni-T (PDX) and Henroc (City Cat Sound) alongside special guests spinning the best in dancehall, reggae, and remixes. MORE

Tibet
Treasures from the Roof of the World
at Asian Art Museum (10 am - 5 pm) Museums
One of the most celebrated centers of Buddhism, Tibet — with its spiritual wisdom, isolated locale, and glittering palaces — has long captivated the world. MORE

City Arts & Lectures presents
Michael Cunningham, author
at Herbst Theatre (8 pm) Literary Arts
Author Michael Cunningham calls his fourth novel, The Hours, a "dark, odd book," though critics and his ardent readership have called it a true literary tour de force. MORE

Thursday, June 16, 2005 Show All Events »
Frameline 29
SF International LGBT Film Festival
Opening Night
at Castro Theatre (7:30; 10: 30pm) Film
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Frameline29 is the 29th annual San Francisco International LBGT Film Festival. The Festival runs June 16-26 at the historic Castro Theatre, Victoria Theatre, and Roxie Cinema in San Francisco, as well as at Oakland's Parkway Theater. MORE

Juana Molina, Keren Ann
at Cafe du Nord (9pm) Music
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If Bonnie Prince Will Oldham had been born a woman and raised in Sao Paulo, he'd be up nights trying to record acoustic samba-soul songs with the pillow-talk intimacy on Juana Molina's Segundo. MORE

The Orange Peels
at Bottom of the Hill (9 pm) Music
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Taking cues from the terrestrial and the celestial, the band's third album is both more earthy and spacey than its past works. It's the sound of a band transformed. MORE

Amos Lee
at The Independent (8 pm) Music
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Taking inspiration from soul greats, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, and folk legends, John Prine and Dave Van Ronk, Amos Lee directs his music with a spirit and presence rooted in American tradition. MORE

Hush Up Sweet Charlotte
at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
The time is 1927 and Charlotte Hollis (Matthew Martin) is a young woman having the time of her life at a party thrown by her father, rich plantation owner Big Sam. MORE

Friday, June 17, 2005 Show All Events »
The Go-Betweens, The Court and Spark
at Slim's (10pm) Music
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The Go-Betweens are the quintessential cult band. Sired by the new wave explosion of the late '70s, The Go-Betweens have spent the last 25 years crafting the sort of lovely, eloquent music. MORE

Al Green
at The Mountain Winery (7 pm) Music
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Al Green was the first great soul singer of the '70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer. With his seductive singles for Hi Records in the early '70s, Green bridged the gap between deep soul and smooth Philadelphia soul. MORE

Some Life
written and performed by Mia Paschal
at Exit Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
After a successful run at DIVAfest 2005, EXIT Theatre is happy to announce the extension of some life, written and performed by Mia Paschal, directed by Emily Koch, with lighting design by Curtis Overacre. MORE

YBCA Film Series: Nuns vs Cheerleaders!
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room (7 pm & 8:45 pm) Film
In this series we present an unlikely pairing of two iconic and beloved female role models: the cheerleader and the nun. MORE

Hometown (premiere) and grace (2004)
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (8 pm) Performance Arts
Goode’s unique choreographic mix of deeply physical high velocity dancing returns with the world premiere of Hometown. MORE

Flyaway Productions presents the world premiere of
"Whose Seeds These Are"
at Zaccho Dance Theatre (8:30 pm) Performance Arts
In celebration of its 9th season, acclaimed aerial dance company Flyaway Productions is premiering new work and reconstructing highlights from the company's substantial repertory. MORE

Saturday, June 18, 2005 Show All Events »
Rilo Kiley with Feist
and The Brunettes
at The Grand at the Regency Center (9 pm) Music
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Jenny Lewis knows about the mainstream - she started off her career as a child actor in late 80s and early 90s cult classics like Troop Beverly Hills. And now that little Hannah Neffler is all grown up, her band Rilo Kiley has signed to Warner Bros. MORE

North Beach Festival
at Washington Square (10 am - 6 pm) Festivals/Fairs
America's original and oldest outdoor urban arts and crafts festival. 100 juried arts and crafts vendors, live music stages, two day animal blessing, street chalk art competition, cooking stage, and more. MORE

1st Annual Fire & Ice in Paradise! w/Donald Glaude!
at Avalon Nightclub (10 pm - 4 am) Clubs
Your Dreams of a Tropical Paradise have been answered. You will be whisked away to Paradise, with the feel of South Beach Miami, for one night of Hypnotic Beats, and Chilled Champagne! MORE

Rhythm
at Studio Z (9 pm - 4 am) Clubs
Very special guests: Damon Hall and Jerry Bell. Special performances by: Sultan Uddin formerly of Nzema, Malina Moye with the Platinum Grooves. MORE

Blueprints: 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Opening Reception
at Intersection for the Arts (12 pm - 5 pm) Galleries
Intersection's 40th Anniversary exhibition features new work by Conrad Atkinson, Claudia Bernardi, Carolyn Ryder Cooley, Su-Chen Hung, Stephanie Johnson, Kush, and much more. MORE

Sonoma Lavendar Festival
at Sonoma Lavender Barn (10 am - 4 pm) Festivals/Fairs
A Spectacular Lavender Festival celebrating the extraordinary Lavender plant and its many uses. MORE

Sunday, June 19, 2005 Show All Events »
Stern Grove Festival
Featuring Lucinda Williams
at Sigmund Stern Grove (2 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Stern Grove Festival Association is a non-profit organization committed to providing the people of the Bay Area with admission-free access to diverse performing arts. Every year since 1938, the organization presents Stern Grove Festival, an admission-free, performing arts series, in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater in San Francisco. MORE

Les Claypool
at The Independent (8 pm) Music
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Les Claypool and his fancy band will be playing all over the place this summer, with a combination of headline shows and festival dates. MORE

La Ley
at The Fox Theatre (8 pm) Music
Formed in Chile in 1987, La Ley are considered a pillar of the Latin rock scene. Though their early years were marked by transition and sporadic recording, the late 1990s saw them cementing their place in the scene. MORE

Dostoevsky's The Grand Inquisitor from The Brothers Karamazov
at Thick House (5 pm) Performance Arts
Continuing its 2005 season, Central Works takes the magnificent story-within-the story of the Brothers Karamazov, ingeniously adapting it for the stage. MORE

The Queen of Spades
at SF Opera (War Memorial Opera House) (2 pm) Performance Arts
The Story: Gherman wishes to win the love of Lisa but is even more intent on getting rich by extracting the secret of the three playing cards from her grandmother, the Countess. MORE

Monday, June 20, 2005 Show All Events »
Spoon
with Clientele
at The Fillmore (9 pm) Music
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Gimme Fiction is the wildest Spoon LP to date - it's also Jim Eno's favorite. It was put to tape from July 'til September 2004, and like our last two albums it was co-produced with Mike McCarthy in Austin at Jim's Public HiFi studio. MORE

Taking Place
Photographs from the Prentice and Paul Sack Collection
at SFMOMA (10 am - 6 pm) Museums
This extraordinary photography exhibition is one of the largest ever mounted at SFMOMA. The collection is loosely united around the theme of architecture. MORE

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