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Food and drinks continue to dominate the calendar this week, first with the SF Station crew stepping behind the bar tonight for charity at Bottle Cap's Guest Bartender Night. Come meet our site editors in North Beach and taste our signature drink, "The Spirit of '96." SF Chefs brings the city's culinary tastemakers together with events all week and the Noisette food and music festival celebrates the best of both worlds in Bayview. Burn off the extra calories on the dance floor with The Hood Internet and Buraka Som Sistema or take a stroll at the Lower Polk Art Walk and Sunday Streets. Be the first to experience the latest boutique nightspot at the Qi Ultra Lounge Grand Opening Party and get trippy with the deadheads celebrating one San Francisco's most famous native sons at Jerry Day in the Excelsior.

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Beer Olympics
at Fort Mason Center
at The Phoenix Hotel
St. Lucia and The Do
at Rickshaw Stop
SF Station Offer
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
at Bottle Cap (6pm)

The featured cocktail of the evening will be a Mojito with a San Francisco twist (made with Matusalem Platino Rum). The tasty beverage normally sells for $10, but will be available for $5 all evening long. All tips from the event will benefit Larkin Street Youth. The happy hour menu will be available until 7pm...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
at Good Vibrations (7pm - 9pm)

Put down the diaper bag and call the sitter - Good Vibrations has scheduled a special Mommy's Playdate in San Francisco, a fun, after-hours mixer for moms who want to learn how to put the spice back in their sex lives...
at The Independent (9pm)

Nearly 500 mixes and literally millions of free downloads later, The Hood Internet continue to ricochet across North America like an Arkanoid ball, bringing their arsenal of reassembled tracks to crowded dancefloors. And the dance parties have definitely been ignited in every city they roll through...
Thursday, August 2, 2012
at The Independent (9pm)

Back in 2006 when four buddies got together to play music at a small club in the center of Lisbon, little did they know they would end up becoming part of a very select group of international bands involved in the process of re-shaping "World Music"...
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Squarepusher is the performing pseudonym of Tom Jenkinson, an English electronic music artist signed to Warp Records. He specialises in the electronic music genres of drum and bass and acid, with a significant jazz and musique concrète influence...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Straddling a bass heavy club sound that also encompasses leftfield rock music and global beats, Sinden is renowned for his genre-blending DJ sets, cracklin' hot radio show, his banging remixes...
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

In 2009 he made his debut on Steve Aoki's label, Dim Mak Records, with the four-track Skeleton EP. Later that same year he was featured on the label sampler Dim Mak Dance Compilation, Vol. 1: Evolution. Cartal made his full-length album debut the following year...
SF Station Offer
Friday, August 3, 2012
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

While creating their newest record, "Bend Beyond", the band abandoned their usual recording process, which favored immediacy above all - some songs were recorded just mere minutes after their creation - and instead sought to capture elements of their dynamic live sound...
on Lower Haight (6pm)

Things you're likely to see at the art walk, may include, but are not limited to; Live music in the street and in different businesses, freshly tattooed folks from Idel Hands get what you get special, Jazz music coming out from Cafe International, a lot of beer (we have so many bars!), a bunch of folks gathered outside D-Structure, people with BBQ sauce on their hands...
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (7:30pm)

Iron Maiden is one of the most firmly established heavy metal bands in the history of metal. Founded by bassist Steve Harris in the Mid '70s, Iron Maiden has since gained world-wide fame, sold more than 80 million album sales, performed more than 2000 live shows, and...
at Concourse Exhibition Center (see listing for times)

Wine Riot is your all access pass to hundreds of new wines. With two parts education and one part revolution, Wine Riot has reinvented "wine tasting" for the thirsty and curious. Grab a glass and hit the floor -- it's you unleashed against 350 wines from across the globe...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

It's that time again: dirtybird's quarterly party is here. If you're hungry for a big bite of bass, join us at Mezzanine on August 3rd. Our special guest, prime-cut import Kill Frenzy will be serving up scoops of the most booty-clappin' sounds around. Rounding out the lineup is a hearty helping of hometown favorites...
Saturday, August 4, 2012
at Dolores Park (8pm)

A young girl's "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible...
at Japantown (11am - 6pm)

With the spirit of unity, we welcome back old friends and open our hearts to new friendships. Founded in 1973, the Nihonmachi Street Fair was hatched as an idea to provide leadership and mentorship opportunities for the youth of J-Town...
at Qi Ultra Lounge (10pm)

Get on the Guestlist. Entering Qi Ultra Lounge, you surrender to the ambiance of an aqua-exotic escape evoking vivid sensations of the divine voyage, and sensuality laced with traces of ancient spirituality. Inhale the free energy of passion and succumb to its effect. Qi is primitive seduction...
at Speakeasy Brewery (noon - 5pm)

"Pairing our love of independent music and cuisine, Noisette will feature a food lineup of eight up and coming chefs from San Francisco restaurants accompanied by an equally delicious musical lineup. Each chef will create a signature tasting dish that all festival attendees will get to enjoy..."
at Brick & Mortar Music Hall (9pm)

A throbbing 32-piece band of masked chaos invites you to dissolve the performer/audience divide and melt into the bedlam, that is the disorienting power of Itchy-O. The itchy-O Marching Band (IOMB) is a Denver-based percussion-centered electronic marching band and the mobile arm of the experimental film/music troupe Itchy-O...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

In anticipation of his new EP, slated to come out this July, Fake Blood returns to SF for another wild summer night! Fake Blood, the artist also known as DJ Touche, and half of The Black Ghosts...
Sunday, August 5, 2012
at Union Square (all day)

Mingle with the Bay Area's finest chefs, bar stars, and wine experts in the epicenter of culinary inspiration - San Francisco! The legendary Union Square will be transformed into a culinary wonderland and urban garden party. A thrilling selection of wines and spirits offers the perfect accompaniment to showcase dishes from San Francisco's most coveted chefs...
at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (11am)

Jerry Day was founded in 2002, when the community came together in order to fundraise for a dilapidated playground located in the southeastern section of San Francisco's Excelsior District. Realizing the need for financial help and awareness, a native of the community contacted the Jerry Garcia Estate in order to get their financial support and blessing to memorialize Jerry Garcia in his childhood neighborhood...
in the Mission (11am - 4pm)

Sunday Streets 2012 season features a four-event Mission Sunday Streets Pilot project, consisting of four consecutive events the first Sundays from May to August on the popular Mission route...
at The Independent (8pm)

Out of dark times, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have always made music rife with hopeful messages and joyful rhythms. Radio Salone is no different, but this time it feels like a milestone album for the group. When they stepped into the studio for the Radio Salone sessions, they began laying down tracks with a definitive vintage...
at Oakland City Hall Plaza (2pm)

The festival that launched downtown Oakland's transformation as the Bay Area's hottest dining and arts scene, Art & Soul Oakland will sizzle this year with two art-and music-packed days featuring live jazz, rock, gospel, E.D.M., punk, honky-tonk, metal, world, Latin, folk, R&B, and blues music...
SF Station Offer
Monday, August 6, 2012
at Curran Theatre (see listing for times)

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. he's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land...
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