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Just when you thought it was safe to stash your party outfits and take it easy, festival season continues this week with Identity Festival, one of the biggest electronic music bashes of the year. The Street Food Festival brings a list of culinary all stars to the Mission District and the Stern Grove Festival welcomes the San Francisco Opera. Indie Mart celebrates its five-year anniversary at Thee Parkside and the neighbors at Alamo Square air out their used goods and artisan items at the 29th Annual Alamo Square Flea Market. Union Square is the spot for a Bhangra Flash Mob and a free performance from Jazz Mafia and New Orleans legend Dr. John returns for two nights at The Independent.

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Pistahan 2012
at Yerba Buena Gardens
Outside Lands
at GGP
at Rebel SF
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
at Monarch (10pm)

Why You Waiting, on Alive Records, is like glassy water on a quiet morning sea, his beats & melodies mirroring each other, creating a melodic interface that warms the soul. As Worthy states "I want to push my new sound, which is leaning more toward a breakbeat old-school vibe..."
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
at Union Square (noon)

Come show off your Bollywood dance skills and invite your friends for some midday fun!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, better known by his stage name RZA, is an American Grammy winning music producer, author, rapper, and occasional actor, director, and screenwriter. A prominent figure in hip hop music, he is the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan...
at Union Square (6pm)

The Jazz Mafia is a collective of jazz virtuosos, MCs, singers, arrangers, and composers that include many of the San Francisco Bay Area's most prolific musicians. They mix post-modern orchestration, blistering solos, spoken-word...
at The Independent (9pm)

Locked Down represents the totality of the New Orleans music legend whose given name is Mac Rebennack but who had, in the late 60s, recast himself in the guise of the mysterious, swamp-bred gris-gris man he dubbed Dr. John...
Friday, August 17, 2012
at Public Works (9:30pm)

His electronic soundscapes and wild beat tectonics play like vignettes that affect the listener's mind as deeply as he hits their soul. Without a doubt, Nosaj Thing is among L.A.'s finest musical modulators...
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (2pm - 11pm)

Featuring Eric Prydz, Paul van Dyk, Excision, Le Castle Vania, Christian Martin, Jeffrey Paradise, M3, Corey Sleazemore & Richie Panic, Solar, Galen and more!
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

The follow-up to 2010's Forget finds Lewis Jr. doing what he does best; remembering and reinventing, and fashioning a soundtrack which sounds refreshingly and distinctly modern...
Saturday, August 18, 2012
at La Cocina Neighborhood (11am - 7pm)

Start prepping yourself for an entire day jam-packed with the best street food from the Bay Area and beyond. This year's festival will feature more vendors from throughout San Francisco and across the country. Several blocks of the Mission District will be shut down all for your sampling pleasure...
at Phoenix Hotel (1pm - 8pm)

Shop from over 30 local designers, lay by the pool, have some food and listen to some great music!
at Alamo Square (9am - 3pm)

The 29th Annual Alamo Square Flea Market features vendors selling antiques, estate items, vintage and handmade items and local products.
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm)

Jeffrey Paradise + Ava Berlin present all of the dancers, madness, photos, sexuality and fun that make their parties totally unique and this time are adding a nine-piece band to the line up...
at New Parish (9pm)

As the mainman of the acclaimed outfit Bauhaus, he helped usher in ground breaking opaque moods and atmospheres into the post-punk landscape. When the band broke up for the first time in 1983, the singer set off on a solo career that found him challenging his audiences in numerous ways...
at W Hotel (1pm - 9pm)

We're looking to take it up a notch. Same quality sound, same quality music. Only this time we're bringing you to the rooftop of the W Hotel...
Sunday, August 19, 2012
at Thee Parkside (noon - 7pm)

We're finally back after a long winter break for a full Indie Mart Street Fair complete with 100 vendors, all day music festival, DIY activities, food, drink, cheap beers, foxy eye candy, a dance party afterwards & more!
at Ferryboat at Pier 3 (5pm - 11pm)

This year we are bringing back some of our favorites from past boats: Mark Farina (playing a special underground set), Miles Maeda, and Lance DeSardi. This is sure to be an amazing day and night on the bay. It will be a lovely time to reconnect with old friends and new...
at Sigmund Stern Grove (2pm)

Enjoy the renowned San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Opera Orchestra with conductor Giuseppe Finzi. The afternoon's program features soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Michael Fabiano, and more soloists performing a selection of operatic favorites.
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (7:30pm)

When the four members of Phish talk about getting back together after spending almost five years apart, the same words keep coming up - "gratitude," "appreciation," "inspiring." There's an almost tangible sense of relief that surrounds this reunion...
Monday, August 20, 2012
at The Independent (9pm)

Channy's soft vocals and Ryan's electronic soundscapes reveal a tender heart beneath, pulsating with life and raw emotion. Give You The Ghost opens with the attention grabbing sonic of first track 'Amongster', the two drummers immediately coming into full effect as it builds to a heady mass of beats
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