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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: The Island by Anhoni Patel
The 25th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival by Matt Forsman
Murderball by Stefan Gruenwedel
The Devil's Rejects by Rossiter Drake
Bad News Bears by Matt Forsman
FOOD: U Street by Sarah Sung
SHOPPING: Bernal Beast, Pawtrero and South Paw by Michelle Sieling
THE ARTS: Jose Alvarez @ Ratio 3 Gallery by Sarah Hromack
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro by Scott Esposito
SPORTS: NHL by Gabriel Desjardins
Giants Roundup by Hubert Huang
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: 24-Hour Fitness Membership
Planet Organics Deliveries
Help is on the Way XI: The Music of Jule Styne & Harold Arlen
Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World!
Xingolati: Groove Cruise of the Pacific
Mushroom Jazz / Om Records Music Package!
MOVIES:
ONGOING: Coupons
Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 Show All Events »
The Carolines, Anaura, Derby, Climber
at Cafe du Nord (8 pm) Music

When describing the Carolines music as reminiscent of 1970's-era AM pop-rock radio, it's important to make clear what exactly that means. Mentioning that period can bring back frightening memories of Peaches and Herb or England Dan and John Ford Coley, but the Carolines musical identity is nowhere near that. MORE

Rub A Dub Tuesdays
at Voda (10 pm - 2 am) Clubs
No Cover with DJ Mr. E and Wisdom laying down ever so lovely Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Reggaeton, and Classic Sounds. MORE

6th Annual Farmer's Market Dinner at Millennium Restaurant
at Millennium (5:30 pm - 9:30 pm) Restaurants
Each year, Millennium recognizes the efforts of the local farmers who supply their ingredients throughout the year. Come celebrate their immeasurable contribution to the organic movement at the annual farm dinner! MORE

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Show All Events »
The 11 Year Anniversary of
North Beach Jazz Festival 2005
on Grant Street (8 pm) Festivals/Fairs
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"Jazz on Grant" kicks off the NBJF every year with free jazz in more than a dozen clubs, cafes, bars and restaurants. This year the event will kick off at the SF Italian Athletic Club at 7pm with a performance by the Realistic Orchestra. Led by composer/trombonist/bassist Adam Theis, Realistic is made up of players from Theis's "Jazz Mafia" collective. MORE

Femi Kuti
at The Fillmore (8 pm) Music
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In 1998, when the eldest son of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti finally proved to the ears of the world that he wasn’t a genetic shadow of the Black President and that the planet could count on him, the country was coming out of close to 20 years of military dictatorship. MORE

The 3rd Annual Rare Groove Revival
w/ The Grease Traps, Brown Baggin, SFunk
at Rickshaw Stop (8 pm) Music
Brown Baggin is a four-piece instrumental jazz-funk/soul-jazz band hailing from Oakland, California. Their style is a happy marriage of the soul-jazz of the late 60’s Blue Note years, the scientific jazz-funk of Herbie Hancock, and the relentless funk of James Brown. MORE

Yo Puta (Whore) - A Film by María Lidón
at Galería de la Raza (7:30 pm) Film
Riding a sexy slipstream flowing between documentary and fiction, “Whore” observes prostitution every which way - from the quotidian street hooker to the luxe call girl, from the male gigolo to the supposedly happy S&M practitioner - while suggesting that the line between observer and observed is easily crossed. MORE

Thursday, July 28, 2005 Show All Events »
panache magazine & IMVF presents
Indie Music Video Festival "Sneak Peek 2005 Program"
at Rickshaw Stop (7 pm) Music
IMVF & Panache Magazine Presents: Indie Music Video Festival "Sneak Peek 2005 Program." Live music by 31 Knots, Boyskout, Hawnay Troof, and The Peppermints. MORE

3rd Annual Planet° Magazine T-Shirt Party
at 111 Minna Street Gallery (5:30 pm) Fashion
Come celebrate creative and the enduring style of the world's #1 Fashion Item - 2005 Edition. Wear your favorite T-shirt for a live photo shoot by Paul Trapani. You might just be in the next issue of Planet°. MORE

Tasty Thursdays!!!
at Catalyst Cocktails (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Grand Opening Party on Thursday, July 28th of "Tasty Thursdays." Free Hpnotiq Shots! Upscale social lounge/Top 40, Club Hits. Great Music! Great Drinks! Great People! MORE

Murderball
at Embarcadero Cinema (12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7:20, 9:30 pm) Film
Played in armored wheelchairs worthy of Mad Max, quad rugby (aka "Murderball") is a no-holds-barred, highly competitive, physically violent sport whose competitors are quadriplegics. MORE

Second Biennial International Juried Exhibition
at Herbst International Exhibition Hall (11 am - 4 pm) Galleries
Second Biennial International Juried Exhibition features paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, installation art, video art & more. MORE

Friday, July 29, 2005 Show All Events »
The First Annual AfroFunk Music Festival
at Elbo Room (9 pm) Music
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Join us for two electrifying nights of gritty, ripping, Afrofunk and Afrobeat dance music at San Francisco’s Elbo Room July 29 and 30, all to benefit the children of Darfur, Sudan. Three hard-hitting, acclaimed artists will take center stage to raise funds for Save The Children’s Sudan’s Emergency Relief Fund. MORE

Hieroglyphics
Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love) with with Non Phixion, O.C. and Boom Bap Project
at The Fillmore (9 pm) Music
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he Oakland-based Hieroglyphics are an underground rap collective who, at their best, combine an offbeat sensibility with a strong grounding in battle rhyming, freestyling, and other hip-hop traditions. MORE

Get Worldly
Cheb i Sabbah, Autobots, Janaka Selekta + MC Colonel, A:Dubl, Adam Ohana and more
at Ten15 Folsom (10 pm - 6 am) Clubs
Dhamaal’s Janaka Selekta and Get Freaky’s An-ten-nae collaborate to bring together the All-stars of the Beat Driven World Music and the Breaks Community for another explosive night at super club 1015 Folsom. MORE

Non Stop Bhangra 6
at Polo's Blue Cube (9 pm - 3 am) Clubs
Continuing to grow, Non Stop Bhangra finds its' new home at Polo’s Blue Cube. With the desire to celebrate the desi driven beats of Bhangra, Non Stop is so much more than just the typical club night. MORE

SLICK Presents
5 Days of Fetish
The New Blood
at All over town (7 pm - late night) Adult
From the suggestive to the explicit, from the educational to the applied, from the be-all to the end-all, Slick aims to hit you both coming and going, six ways from sideways, from the high and mighty to the down and dirty. MORE

Boxcar Bertha
at Exit Theatre (8:30 pm) Performance Arts
Boxcar Bertha is a one-woman play based on the legendary depression era hobo, feminist, prostitute and social activist, Bertha Thompson. MORE

Saturday, July 30, 2005 Show All Events »
Bayennale 2005
The Bay Areas first International Biennial
at Jack London Square (11 pm - 4 pm) Galleries
The 2005 Bayennale is slated to take place in over 40 venues throughout the Bay Area July 22- August 7, 2005. The festival was instigated by California artist Lowell Darling and London artist Bill Allen, and has been organized by a volunteer committee. MORE

Pernice Brothers / Jim White
Royal Gun
at Great American Music Hall (9 pm) Music
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Formed after the 1997 breakup of singer/songwriter Joe Pernice's alt-country group the Scud Mountain Boys, the Pernice Brothers did an about-face from the lush '70s country sound of their final album, Massachusetts, and came up with the lush orchestrated pop of 1998's Overcome By Happiness. MORE

Chillin
at Mezzanine (8 pm - 2 am) Fashion
Chillin' brings you: 60 fashion designers, 60 painters/photographers, 60 filmmakers/Microcinema International. Music by: DJ Johanson, Kerowak, DJ Shon, Russell Vargas, Laron, Dirtyhertz, Dave Madix and Taj. MORE

Stomp
at Golden Gate Theatre (5 & 9 pm) Performance Arts
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The dance of the street continues finding new beats in an always lively performance. Powerful, artistic and passionate, Stomp was and continues being the top urban style dance performance nation-wide. MORE

Regretrosexual
Written and Performed by stand-up comedy favorite Dan Rothenberg
at Phoenix Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
Written and performed by stand-up comedy favorite Dan Rothenberg, Regretrosexual offers a singular look at the complexities of contemporary romance. MORE

Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2 pm & 8 pm) Performance Arts
Mistaken identities abound in this romantic Gilbert & Sullivan comic operetta about two Venetian Gondoliers. MORE

Sunday, July 31, 2005 Show All Events »
Rock the Bells
2005 SF Bay Area Hip Hop Festival
at Mighty (1 pm - 9 pm) Clubs
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Featuring live performances by: Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Redman, Ghostface and Raekwon, Guru, Q-Bert, Dead Prez, MC Supernatural, Zion I, Equipto, and Crown City Rockers. Also featuring a massive indoor/outdoor festival complete with stages showcasing all elements of Hip Hop culture, traditional vendor booths, multi-media experience, core sports exhibitions, and surprise performances. MORE

San Francisco Marathon
The Runner's Retreat, Experience it
at Justin Herman Plaza (5:20 am) Sports Festival
The Bridge is Back! Marathon runners now cross the Golden Gate Bridge at Mile 5 of the course. Don't miss your chance to cross the Golden Gate this summer! Includes: a Full Marathon; Half Marathon; a Progressive Marathon; 5K Fun Run walk; Cause to Run. MORE

Killing My Lobster & The Wonderful World of Science
at The Ashby Stage (7 pm) Performance Arts
Designed for all species-for every atom and Eve - Killing My Lobster & the Wonderful World of Science is a collection of comedic vignettes for the chemically-minded and the periodically tabled. MORE

Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival
at Oak Meadow Park (8 pm - 11 pm) Performance Arts
This year's shows are "Two Gentlemen of Verona"; "King Lear"; and "That Rascal Scapin." MORE

Monday, August 1, 2005 Show All Events »
Help is on the Way XI: The Music of Jule Styne & Harold Arlen
at Palace of Fine Arts (8 pm) Music
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Help is on the Way XI will be a centennial celebration of the music of Jule Styne and Harold Arlen, two of America's best loved Broadway and Hollywood musical composers ("Funny Girl," "Gypsy," "Peter Pan," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "The Wizard of Oz" and many more). MORE

AfroSolo Arts Festival XII
at San Francisco Main Public Library (10 am - 5 pm) Performance Arts
The AfroSolo Theatre Company celebrates its twelfth annual, AfroSolo Arts Festival, a celebration of African American artists giving voice to the Black experience, August 1 through September 17, 2005, at three venues in San Francisco, CA. MORE

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