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Tue Jul 15 - Mon Jul 21, 2008

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Like most weekends in the City by the Bay, there are a myriad of things going on; events where one can both see and be seen. And now that SF Station is on the verge of launching our snazzy new image gallery, you'll be able to easily spot yourself in the scene. And nothing is more of a "scene" than an 80s dance party. Candy Rain at the Beauty Bar will definitely get you into the groove. There's also the too-cool-for-school underground Brass Tax party on the Transported Bus and The Show at The Endup. However, if you're jonesing for some live music instead, there's Wolf Parade at The Fillmore. Friday night take a trip to The Playa, if only for a few hours. If you've ever been to the real deal then you've seen the Temple, now see it like you've never seen it before with Burning Man: Voyage in Utopia at the Castro Theatre. On Sunday, put on your walking shoes for AIDS Walk San Francisco. Get some sun and do some good!
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Zip Car
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
at Landmark's Embarcadero Center (see listing for times)

It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop and wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana-but change is in the air. The newly inaugurated mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against "crimes" like noisy portable radios, graffiti and public drunkenness...
at Beauty Bar (10pm - afterhours)

DJs Chess King & Sugar T. commandeer all patrons thru a sonic odyssey of three decades of urban dance anthems ranging from 80's Electrofunk and Latin freestyle to New Jack Swing, classic Hip Hop and house from the 80's and 90's plus the occassional timeless slow jams...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
at Vessel (9pm)

Trevor started recording in the early 1990's after being inspired listening to producers such as Ron Trent, Abacus, Blaze and Masters At Work. He taught himself keyboards and drum programming after buying a synth and Akai sampler and after spending a year developing his sound and production skills...
at PFA (see listing for times)

Our expansive summer-long series includes Westerns, melodramas, thrillers, musicals, and science fiction, and ranges from nascent explorations to classic bigger-than-life productions. International widescreen masters Jean-Luc Godard, Miklós Jancsó, Akira Kurosawa...
Thursday, July 17, 2008
on the Transported Bus (7:30pm)

"This crew has been putting on renegades and great parties in SF & Burning Man for years now. We're excited to have them bring their special brand of merriment on board. Ding Dong & Ernie Trevino DJ plus more TBA."
at The Orpheum Theatre (8pm)
Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard, adored by fans and critics alike for his lightening quick wit and surreal humor is back and starting the largest comedy tour of his career.
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)
This is Mucca Pazza's "first West Coast tour for this 30-person marching band from Chicago. See slide trombones, marching drums, accordions and other romantic icons wielded by musicians with the purpose of making music, instigating spontaneous dancing, loss of bladder control, and horn honking."
at The Fillmore (9pm)
"Canadian indie pop combo Wolf Parade formed in 2003 in Montreal, where their first show was opening for Arcade Fire. From there Dan Boeckner, Spencer Krug, Hadji Bakara, and Arlen Thompson recorded and self-released...
Zip Car
Friday, July 18, 2008
at Golden Gate Park (8pm)

With live improvised musical scores to 10 films and Movie Junkfood Potluck!
at 111 Minna (4pm - 9pm)

A Happy Hour of Epic Proportions... Featuring DJs White Girl Lust (Solid Bump Records), Phillie Ocean (Look Out weekend), DJ Swayzee (Versus Magazine SF), LL Cool DJ (Lazer Sword) and more! Open bar hosted by Peroni and Fernet from 4-5pm & 7-8pm.
at Exit on Taylor (8pm)
Our 2008 offering showcases plays that radically experiment with theatrical form. In this case, our three playwrights are American women: Gertrude Stein, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Eugenie Chan. Parks and Chan both acknowledge Stein as an influence and have taken some of her experiments from the twenties and have made them their own.
at Castro Theatre (8pm)

Carnaval, tribe or mystic retreat? The film depicts the journey of artist David Best through the building of the temple...
at Mezzanine (9pm)
Special $10 tickets for SF Station users! "Italo disco duo The Bloody Beetroots crashed onto the underground airwaves with 28 remixes for the likes of Fox N Wolf, The Whip, and Timbaland. Touring with French boy darlings Justice (who also called them their favorite producers) has assisted in landing them on the artist roster for ultra hip record labels Dim Mak and Kitsune..."
at 1015 (10pm - afterhours)
"Illegal downloading has been very good to us," Erez says with a glimmer of mischief. "That's how a lot of people first heard our music, and later on they came to shows and bought our CDs." Indeed, the band has sold in excess of 150,000 copies over the course of six acclaimed independent releases..."
Saturday, July 19, 2008
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (1pm)
"Ready to experience Download 2008? Tap into your inner tech nerd and get plugged into innovative music, the latest gadgets, and free schwag." Featuring Gang of Four, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Mutemath, Yeasayer, M83 and more! Sign up for a chance to win tickets!
at Gray Area Gallery (8pm - 11pm)

Complimentary wine will be served courtesy of Black Swan Wines of Australia. Featuring limited edition prints from the It's Pop It's Art collaboration between Airside and EMI Music Publishing, as well as never before seen pieces from US artists Hit&Run, Retna, Mike Genovese, Ethos, Garrett Morin, and Cody Hoyt. Hosted by InGrooves and SF Station!
at YBCA (8pm)

Join us for the party of the year as we celebrate the opening of Bay Area Now 5 with bands, DJs, interactive projects with BAN 5 artists, performances by the Bay Area's best talent and of course Campari cocktails. Expect performances and sets by Softhug (Official Tourist), T.I.T.S., Eugene International and a band so secret we can't even tell you!
at Greek Theatre (8pm)
"Leslie Feist is a Juno Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Canadian singer-songwriter. She performs as a solo artist under the name Feist and as a member of the indie rock supergroup Broken Social Scene. At the 2008 Juno Awards on April 6, 2008 in Calgary, Alberta, she was the top winner with five awards, including Songwriter, Artist, Pop Album, Album and Single of the Year."
at Vessel (9pm)

Fool's Gold's own Treasure Fingers will be rocking this sure to be packed out night of funky electro-disco. With over 10 years of international DJ'ing experience killing dancefloors from Russia to Australia and everywhere in between, Ashley Jones aka. Treasure Fingers is no stranger to rocking parties. Coming from an incredibly varied musical background, ranging from dirty south hip hop to electronic experimental music (and everything in between)...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
"A distinctive fusion of old school rap, queercore, and theatrical new wave, the four-piece Gravy Train!!!! (one exclamation point for each member of the band, natch) began as the vision of singer/songwriter Chunx, whose lyrics about poorly endowed men and her appetites -- for food and otherwise -- provided the group's foundation. Keyboardist/dancer Funx helped set Chunx's vision to music..."
at The Endup (10pm - 6am)
Nicole Presents & Sense Productions present The Show. The Show is one of the Bay Area's best monthly underground events, providing you with those dirty, nasty, funky beats that keep you on the dance floor all night. Every third Sunday, we showcase the heroes of the underground scene featuring breaks, electro, tech house, dub, glitch and more. Tonight features Michele Bass DJ Icon, Smoove, Melyss, Samira and more!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
at Golden Gate Park (8:30am - 2:45pm)

Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised over $65 million for HIV programs and services in the Bay Area. In 2007 alone, 25,000 participants raised a record sum of $4.6 million for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and more than 40 Bay Area HIV/AIDS organizations. AIDS Walk San Francisco is notable not only for its size, but also for its diversity.
at Doubletree Hotel in San Jose (noon - sunset)

Detoxify your body...in the poolside patio by eliminating stress and unnecessary toxins with blissful prescription of rejuvenating house music with a dose from Northern California's finest club and underground DJs.
at San Francisco Spirit (5pm - 11pm)

Featuring DJ's Solar, Galen, J-Bird and special guest John Tejada (pallette - la) the Magnificent Seven.
Monday, July 21, 2008
at Mojito (doors at 5pm, show at 9pm)
For the past 7 years, North Beach Jazz fest has started on Wednesday, and it took an extraordinary set of circumstances to make the festival add three extra days. Those circumstances are drummer Mike Clark, bassist/keyboardist Paul Jackson, and the saxophone superstar known as Skerik.
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)

"Call Jon Rauhouse the world's greatest steel guitarist or just his nickname, Mr. Orchid Fingers, but one thing about the bespectacled, hunched-over sideman extraordinaire is irrefutable: when he digs into a solo, everything else drops away..."
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