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Tue Jul 14 - Mon Jul 20
Aids Walk
This week mix things up a little. Take a different route to work, wear an outfit you wouldn't usually put on, try a cuisine you never savored. Rebel against routine and do something new. If you've never celebrated Bastille Day, now's your chance. Storm Belden Place where there'll be music food and, of course, wine. On Wednesday check out the couple that put the "fun" in dysfunctional relationships - Sid & Nancy - in Alex Cox's iconic film showing at Cafe Royale. The next night this year's hardest-working DJ, A-Trak, will be spinning at The Independent for his 10,000LB Hamburger Tour. There's also Infected Mushroom who will be playing their "hybrid of thrashing metal and psychedelic trance" at the Regency Ballroom. If DIY is more your thing, then get your crafty butt down to the Fort Mason Center for The Renegade Craft Fair. Or you could save your dough while still getting a whole new wardrobe at the Rock Paper Scissors Clothing Swap in Oakland. On Sunday, don't forget AIDS Walk in GG Park. Afterwards you can participate in the Cardboard Tube Fighting League Tournament where you can compete for the title of Corrugated Champion. Remember to raise your fist in the air and give a hearty rebel yell.
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Rancid and Rise Against
at Oarcle Arena

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on SF Station TV
Sunset Rubdown
at Rickshaw Stop

Alice's Summerthing
at Golden Gate Park
at Bottom of the Hill

Air Guitar Championship
at The Independent
Aids Walk
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
at Belden Place (4pm - 10pm)

Come early to get a seat, some wine, your favorite food, and listen to some of SF's finest dj's. Audionista will be playing first, probably the best time slot of the day, so make sure you get there by 4pm...
at Moe's Books (7:30pm)

In his first book, The Beat of Urban Art, BUA lays out his unique vision, melding urban rhythms, graffiti, and classical art training. This visually arresting book is about his life, his work, and the birth of Hip-Hop. As we follow BUA through his turbulent youth, navigating the streets and underground worlds...
at SomArts Cultural Center (8pm)

A tribute to the legacy of women who built the Bay Area's bridges from the 1970s to the present. The stories of six women - from pile drivers to crane operators - are incorporated into the dance and musical score. The piece is set on a replica representing aspects of a bridge...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
at The Independent (8pm)

"Blonde Redhead's noisy, dissonant guitars, alternate tunings, and quiet, stilted lyrics have often been compared to early Sonic Youth. After randomly meeting at an Italian restaurant in New York, Japanese art students Kazu Makino and Maki Takahashi and Italian twin brothers..."
at Cafe Royale (8pm)

Alex Cox's valentine to the Blank Generation's Ricky & Lucy is a grimy, fantastical unraveling of musical and romantic entities in a wit and style onto itself. Webb and Oldman, in the most natural of performances, evoke both cartoon and realism in their interpretation of the...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

The Ferocious Few's stripped down, lo-fi sound has been classified as rock, punk, or rockabilly, and along with the bluesy elements of Fernandez's howling vocals, The Ferocious Few's raw sound may be best categorized in the increasingly ambiguous genre of garage rock...
Thursday, July 16, 2009
at The Old Mint (5pm - 9pm)

More than 100 rarely seen historic banners, posters, photographs and videos of rock legends and concerts, includingCarlos Santana, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis and The News, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Linda Ronstadt, to name a few...
at World Affairs Council (6:45pm)

Join us for an evening with President Fox as he discusses the challenges faced by Mexico and the greater hemisphere. As part of an ongoing effort to provide the Bay Area with more access to information on global issues, the World Affairs Council of Northern California launched the Richard and Judith Guggenhime Speaker Programs...
at The Independent (9pm)

A-Trak, undoubtedly the year's hardest working DJ and producer responsible for two recent mix albums, Infinity +1 and Fabriclive 45, is announcing his tour de force, pun intended: the 10,000LB Hamburger Tour. The famously blogging, air mile accumulating, twittering tastemaker...
Aids Walk
Friday, July 17, 2009
at Belden, CA (see listing for times)

3 days of music, art, camping and swiming. Location is a beautiful 200 mile drive from San Francisco in the Sierra Foothills, along the Feather River...
at Davies Symphony Hall (8pm)

A Davies Symphony Hall favorite, "Bugs Bunny On Broadway" returns as part of Summer and the Symphony. Classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes starring Bugs Bunny and his friends will be projected on a giant screen with the San Francisco Symphony playing the original Carl Stalling cartoon scores live...
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

For their highly anticipated release Legend of the Black Shawarma, electronic-rock innovators Infected Mushroom return with their patented hybrid of thrashing metal and psychedelic trance to bring a frenetic rock energy to the form and venture where other electronic acts fear to tread...
at Cafe du Nord (9pm)

"Flipper, one of history's most in-your-face outfits, was championed by Biafra. Although not hardcore kids, these SF Punk vets with ex-members of The Offs and Negative Trend made their name playing to HC crowds...
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

Cage penned one of the landmark records of the golden era of NYC underground/independent rap music in the late 90s on Fondle 'em records. The record was called Agent Orange b/w Radio Head. The record propelled Cage into cult star status...
Saturday, July 18, 2009
at Fort Mason Center (11am - 7pm)

Over 200 artists are traveling from all over the country and abroad to participate and sell their handmade goods at Renegade Craft Fair - San Francisco. From clothing and accessories, to stationary and concert posters, with everything from bath products and ceramics in between - there's surely something for everyone!
at Rock Paper Scissors Collective (2pm - 5pm)

Score a new summer wardrobe for free. Just bring a sack of clean clothes and shoes and trade them away for new ones. Easy as pie! We'll have food a drinks for sale, sweet mood music, and maybe even a raffle or two! Sewing machines will be available for making alterations on your new duds, as well.
at Fire Arts Arena 2009 (5pm - late)

Celebrate the Fire Arts Festival Finale in style with this closing night event. Soirée guests will enjoy private access to the Festival, red carpet reception, drinks and dinner beneath a giant tent canopy, and the chance to bid on some of the Bay Area's most stunning fine art in our live art auction...
at The Independent (9pm)

For five years in a row, San Francisco-based Maisha Productions have presented the Afrofunk Festival, which has become one of the Bay Area's most celebrated annual cultural events. The AFF's mission remains the same: to bring love, peace, and understanding to the dancefloor...
at Mighty (9pm)

A young Simon Green (for it is he who is the monkey king) refused to be dragged down by the lazy journalistic prose that labeled him 'chillout' and 'downtempo'. Far from it. He upped the stakes, and indeed, even stuck his neck out, moving from his original label Tru Thoughts to Ninja Tune...
at Anon Salon (10pm)

As always, this is a donation only event. We encourage and appreciate your support for the space & the artists who add their magic to these events. Thank you! Beachy Fashion - Go off the Deep End...Summer Fling...Gone Fishin'...Freaky Tiki...Bastille Day Intrigues...
Sunday, July 19, 2009
at Golden Gate Park (9am)

Established in 1982, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation develops innovative solutions, combining evidence-based strategies with community experience to fight HIV/AIDS and promote holistic good health. With the unrestricted funds raised by AIDS Walk San Francisco, the Foundation is able to provide direct services to thousands of people...
at Golden Gate Park (4pm - 6pm)

Come one, come all, to the Cardboard Tube Fighting League Tournament. Prepare yourselves for a late afternoon of cardboard tube wielding mayhem as contestants vie for the title of Corrugated Champion. Prizes for the winner and best cardboard costume.
at Cafe du Nord (7pm & 9pm)

"Lavay Smith, vocalist and bandleader of the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, grew up in Southern California and the Phillipines. She has become an internationally recognized Diva of Jazz and Blues, with a singing style influenced by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington..."
at Butterfly (9pm)

Maybe he's best known as the onetime partner to rapper-turned-superstar-actor Will "The Fresh Prince" Smith. But what's often overlooked about Jeff is that he was one of rap's most influential spinners from waaay back; a DJ quicker than lightning who could scratch that itch, find a sonically pure...
Monday, July 20, 2009
at SFMOMA (10am - 4:30pm)

Whether photographing politicians, artists, writers, fashion models, or movie stars, Richard Avedon revolutionized the genre of portraiture. He rejected conventional stiff-and-staid poses and instead captured both motion and emotion in the faces of his subjects, often encapsulating their intrigue...
at Paradise Lounge (9pm)

Presented By: Red Bull, Lotus Vodka & Paradise Lounge. Upstairs in the lounge, Above Paradise...3 DJ's rotate Hip Hop, House and Reggae all night. Free raffle for a bottle of Lotus Vodka and other Lotus products. Customers compete in an Iron Bartender contest.
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