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August is here and while your friends may be zipping around the globe, why leave the city recently voted as the most beautiful in the world? Opt for a staycation instead! There are plenty of things right here in SF to keep you occupied. For starters, there is our thriving art scene. Use your imagination at Machinations where found objects take on a life of their own or get psychedelic at the opening reception of Hot Freaks at 111 Minna Gallery. On Wednesday night there's Infatuation featuring a DJ set by Digitalism. You don't need to go all the way to Germany to check them out - they're coming to Vessel! We also have a plethora of amazing local music to sample like The Hundred Days who will be playing at Milk. This weekend the Pacific Islands come to the Presidio Parade Grounds for the Aloha Festival where there will two days full island food and fun.

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at Fox Theater

at Popscene
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at Club Metro

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at Roe
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vol. 18

DJ Cobra
at Manor West
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
at 5 Claude Lane (6pm)

Machinations is a surprisingly humorous and introspective look into the reclamation and reinvention of the inner workings of societal waste objects. Through mechanical inventiveness, highly skilled craft, and a desire to explore the questions of what constitutes art...
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
at Space Gallery (6pm)

DNA (designers and artists) and SF Station invite you to an evening of art, fashion. shopping and cocktails. Presenting the new works of Oliver Maxwell Kupper 'The Beautiful and Damned'. Shop clothing by Serial Cultura, Van Kim Le and Free Gold Watch. Complimentary pop tarts and cocktail specials.
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

"This is some seriously danceable music. Likely taking a cue or two from like-minded contemporaries Dopplereffekt and Miss Kittin, tHe pEneLOpe[s] have made an album that combines the spaciness of the Cocteau Twins and New Order with the heady beats and dripping, ominous vocals of KMFDM..."
at Vessel (9:30pm)

German dance punk act, Digitalism is made up of beat loving maniacs, Jence & Isi, who have likened their music to simple chapters in an absolutely complex novel, accompanied by distorted bass lines and thumping rhythms...
Thursday, August 5, 2010
at 111 Minna Gallery (5pm)

One hot and freaky art show! Hot Freaks are coming to 111 Minna for the month of August. A group show of uniquely diverse, unusually creative and exceptionally inspiring artists from California, Seattle, Toronto, Nevada, and New York. We are proud to host these Hot Freaks for the summer, to display their new works and creative adventures.
at Ruby Skye (8pm)

On Thursday, August 5 the levity and fun filled funk of the Pharcyde invades Ruby Skye. Reunited members Slimkid Tre, Booty Brown and Imani take fans on a bizarre ride through labcabincalifornia, the two seminal recordings that helped shape the primary wave of alternative hip-hop that included trailblazers, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul...
at Temple Nightclub (9pm)

The Gulf oil spill disaster is the worst environmental catastrophe in history. You are mad and frustrated, but not sure where to direct your energy. Join top DJs and promoters for a fundraiser and celebration of community on August 5th at Temple Nightclub for a crucial step in the right direction.
at supperclub (9pm)

Kitty Kat Fashion Show by designer Ella Mental: a collection inspired by 80's electro, frilly burlesque bits, shiny catsuits, and show striptease! jeepers!
Friday, August 6, 2010
on 400-700 Haight Street (7pm)

The Lower Haight Art Walk tradition is in full swing and celebrating it's one year anniversary!! With this in mind, the neighborhood has planned an art walk that will be the biggest and best one yet with live music, live art, raffles, discounts, giveaways, food carts, and a Lower Haight Scavenger Hunt!
at RF80 (6pm VIP, 8pm General)

Celebrate Zivity's birthday, re-launch of the website and enjoy watching amazing runway models strip off their designer clothes to the highest bidders for their favorite charities...
at The Milk Bar (9pm)

With driving rhythms, soaring guitars, textural keyboards and powerful vocal melodies, The Hundred Days pushes indie/alternative in new directions. Drawing from a variety of influences (post punk, alternative, britpop), the band hits hard with a sound that has been compared to The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen and Radiohead...
at Mighty (10pm)

Detroit's prince of techno returns! Matthew Dear has made remarkable steps toward becoming one of America's best new techno artists. Both talented and prolific, having released some of the most original and diverse electronic music out there. His sleek and minimal style...
Saturday, August 7, 2010
at Mission Rock Cafe (6pm)

A-Trak (NYC), Peanut Butter Wolf (LA), Jeffrey Paradise (SF), Nacho Lovers (Toronto) , J-Rocc (LA), Mayer Hawthorne (LA) all in one place!
at 21 Grand (7pm)

It's either our 12th anniversary as a label or the 11th or 13th. Twelfth sounds better though. High Castle, Core of the Coalman (Prague), Mincemeat Or Tenspeed, KIT, and Dunes (LA, mem. of Finally Punk, Talbot Tagora, Mika Miko), Huts (Nathan Burazer from Tussle), plus a Dalton Brothers (Nuzzle, Dying Californian) acoustic set...
at Slim's (9pm)

New York based indie rockers, We Are Scientists, hard at work (and play) in the UK for most of this year, will release their fourth and by all accounts best studio album, "Barbara," on June 15th 2010. The album follows the We Are Scientists rock music brand by including beat-driven, melody-wrapped, harmony-draped, lyrically-savvy tracks...
at Mighty (9pm)

15 DJs, Free Sangria, Drink specials and Free BBQ all night! 3 sound systems (Big Main, Extra Thumpy Back Room, and the infamous Fatio).
at The Independent (9pm)

The ridiculously prolific Bay Area band Thee Oh Sees are back with another full-length long-player. Warm Slime is guaranteed to please fans of their whacked-out Garage, Psych, Punk jams...
at The End Up (10pm - 6am)

Three hours ago he had caught the last train after a gig in Leipzig, heading for his set in Berlin the very same night. But Dettmann missed to get off - and suddenly has found himself stuck at dead end Hamburg main station: no trains till morning, no one to call for a ride...
Sunday, August 8, 2010
at Presidio Parade Ground (10am - 5pm)

Entertainment highlights include Pacific Islander music as well as Polynesian dance. The festival will also feature arts & crafts vendors, island cuisine, educational exhibits and workshops, and an `Ohana Korner with simple games for the kids! This is an alcohol-free event...
at Yerba Buena Gardens (11am - 5pm)

Takes place over the course of one day, but still manages to pack a lot of punch. Featuring 130 theater groups and solo performers on 17 stages...
at Fort Mason Center (noon - 5pm)

The Crush Barrel Wine Market is the first of its kind to offer the consumers $10 instant rebate towards the purchase of wine. This one day indoor event takes place at Fort Mason Fleet Room Building D. Northern California's premiere wine tasting & wine market, celebrating the Bay Area's vintners, food purveyors, specialty vendors...
Monday, August 9, 2010
at El Rio (8pm)

Featuring Marga Gomez! No drink minimum. Comedy show takes place in back room away from the bar.
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