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This weekend is the Fourth of July so what better time to celebrate your independence and take part in all that the city has to offer this three-day holiday. For a little musical preamble, turn to Sondre Lerche who's playing at the GAMH tonight. For a more serious turn, look no further than writer Charles Bowden's talk on The War Next Door exploring the U.S./Mexican drug war. Thursday is the much-anticipated Best of the Bay Area Party 2011 toasting the best people, places, and things in the Bay Area. On Saturday, the BreastFest Beer Festival, benefiting the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, will be hosting 60 micro-breweries, 4 Cider Companies and 3 Wineries. Now, there's only so much BBQ and potato salad one can eat, so dance off that meal at Stompy + Sunset Independance at Café Cocomo. On Monday, savor your day off and then enjoy the various fireworks displays around the bay including the spectacular 4th of July Fireworks Show with the San Francisco Symphony at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

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at Public Works
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Panic! At The Disco
at The Warfield

Pride Kick Off Party
at The Lexington Club
Les Beaux & Flourish Pride Party
at 1015 Folsom

in Manchester, Tennessee
at Rickshaw Stop

7 Year Anniversary
at Gold Club
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
at The Warfield (7pm)

The Bloody Beetroots are an electro and dance music duo from Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy. Formed in late 2006 by Bob Rifo, an international indie producer, and DJ tommy tea...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

Born and raised in Bergen, Norway, Lerche was inspired by the music he heard emanating from his older sibling's bedrooms - be it A-ha, Elvis Costello or classic rock. Inspired, he picked up the guitar at the age of 8, and as a teenager performed at...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
at The Commonwealth Club SF (6pm)

Ciudad Juárez, a once-thriving border town, now resembles a failed state, with the city's murder rate exceeding Baghdad's. This is just one of thousands of sites of Mexico's drug war, which has claimed more than 30,000 lives since December 2006...
at The New Parish (9pm)

Blonde Redhead has gradually increased in popularity in the underground music scene. Their early music has been described as emulative of Sonic Youth, but their more recent releases have begun to stray from...
Thursday, June 30, 2011
at Marines Memorial Theatre (8pm)

SF Sketchfest is proud to present an evening with the hit comedy Childrens Hospital, and NTSF:SD:SUV:, the latest live action show scheduled to join the Adult Swim line up. The cast and creators will be here in person to explain/defend themselves...
at Metreon (7pm)

2011 marks the 11th anniversary of San Francisco magazine's Best of the Bay Area party-the City's biggest bash of the year. Known for its premier food and drink, chic crowd, and amazing entertainment, the 11th anniversary party promises to be the biggest and best yet!
at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (8pm)

Rafael Anton Irisarri is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and media artist based in Seattle, Washington. He is predominantly associated with post-minimalist, drone and electronic music, exploring textural aesthetics...
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"Unapologetically influenced by the strong but easygoing grooves of West Coast '70s rock, Howlin' Rain represented something of a change of pace for guitarist and singer Ethan Miller, who previously fronted..."
at Vessel (10pm)

As Matthew E he fashions club-based, dancefloor slayers. Under that aegis he's updated the classic Chi-town, jackin' sound beloved of house aficionados and layered it with fractured funk, belligerent, oddball beats and mechanical soul...
Friday, July 1, 2011
at Elbo Room (10pm)

A video dance club and showcase for independent music featuring live bands, live dj's, live visuals, and strong drinx...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

There is hardly anything more invigorating for anyone interested in contemporary electronic music as well as technological culture in general than to bear witness to Hawtin's mesmerizing performance...
at Davies Symphony Hall (8pm)

The sound: 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, classical chamber ensemble, Brazilian street band, and Japanese film noir. The band: Pink Martini, an eclectic 12-member "little orchestra."...
at Public Works (9:30pm)

Derrick Carter is widely acknowledged as one of the best DJs in the world. With innovative productions, flawless technical skills and an effortlessly joyful attitude of rocking a crowd, his influence has infiltrated throughout the spectrum of dance music...
Saturday, July 2, 2011
at Fillmore Street (10am - 6pm)

The best talent the Bay has to offer is showcased on our stages, from up-and-coming jazz fusion and latin-flavored acts to seasoned crooners belting out jazz standards. Groove to your old favorites or tune in to new sounds...
at Fort Mason Center (5pm)

Ticket price includes unlimited tasting, commemorative glass, food, non alcoholic beverages, live music and raffle. Breweries in attendance include Marin Brewing Company, Moylan's Brewing Company, Russian River Brewing Company...
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30pm)

"Royal Baths haven't had it easy. In a city where garage rock reigns supreme and new bands form and fade away with the blink of an eye, it's tough to get noticed unless your songs can satisfy punk rock attention spans..."
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (11am)

Vans Warped Tour returns again to Shoreline for a day-long festival of the unique kind of unabashed hedonism that accompanies skateboards and pop punk. This year on the main stage the alt-rock festival features 3OH!3, Paramore, Pepper, Gym Class Heroes...
at Quincy (all day)

Featuring My Morning Jacket, Ween, Neko Case, Warren Haynes Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Rebelution and more!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
at Sigmund Stern Grove (2pm)

"Alternative country singer/songwriter Neko Case won a steadily growing cult audience for her smoky, sophisticated vocals and the downcast beauty of her music."
at Temple (1pm)

Start your 4th of July holiday right at a new free, monthly dance event in Golden Gate Park on July 3, sponsored by Temple Nightclub. Party starts at 1pm, so come early and enjoy 4 hours of nonstop dirty house beats...
at Cafe Cocomo (2pm - 2am)

Jef K, a native of Paris, started mixing records in 1992 after spending nine months in London. His groovy and sexy house sets made him quickly earn a reputation as one of the fastest rising DJs amongst the french house scene. Jef has a bi-monthly Saturday residency at the legendary Rex Club...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

We're gonna party like we use to back in the day! Featuring a classic Live Performance by Del...
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (9pm)

Come experience SF's longest running 3-day weekend party above the city on the 21st floor. With DJ J-Trip & DJ KBLO.
Monday, July 4, 2011
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (8pm)

For a lot of people who are used to rocking their heads off at Shoreline, the San Francisco Symphony may seem like a bummer. However, the SF Symphony always finds a way to make their stadium shows count...
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