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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Liz Phair by Matt Forsman
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: Junebug by Matt Forsman
Four Brothers by Anhoni Patel
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo by Rossiter Drake
Grizzly Man by Ryan Wiederkehr
The Skeleton Key by Matt Forsman
The Aristocrats by Ryan Wiederkehr
The Great Raid by Matt Forsman
9 Songs by Matt Forsman
FOOD: Pizzeria Delfina by Erika Christiansen
SHOPPING: Shopping Excursions into Chinatown by Anthony Russell
THE ARTS: Wicked, the Musical at the Orpheum Theatre by Nirmala Nataraj
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: 24-Hour Fitness Membership
Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World!
Xingolati: Groove Cruise of the Pacific
Mushroom Jazz / Om Records Music Package!
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 Show All Events »
The 9th Annual
San Francisco Asian Film Festival
at The Fourstar (12:30 - 9:50 pm) Film

Welcome to the 9th annual San Francisco Asian Film Festival (SFAFF)! We are pleased to be presenting 10 days of the best Asian cinema in the Bay Area! Asian films have always been on the cutting-edge of global cinema. With Hollywood remakes of Japanese and Korean genre films over the past three years, all eyes point to the East for what is in store next. MORE

Amalgamation, Mixtape, Meric Long, Stara Nova
The Lowdowns, The Gomorran Aid and Social Club plus special guests
at Make Out Room (8 pm) Music
San Francisco’s stara nova is a rare blend of elements. Comprised of vibraphone, vintage keyboards, baritone guitar, drums and the dynamic dual vocals of songwriters Karina Denike and Jessica Grace, stara nova blends their myriad influences to create new music from old traditions. MORE

Wicked
at Golden Gate Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
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It's been one hundred three years since L. Frank Baum penned his storied fable The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and more than sixty years since Victor Fleming immortalized the tale in film. MORE

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 Show All Events »
Garter Belts & Bootlegs
A night of Bands & Burlesque
at Elbo Room (10 pm) Music
Madame Maraschino & Alcoholocaust Presents Garter Belts & Bootlegs: A night of Bands and Burlesque. The Bands: Rocket Queens, and The Nads. The Perfomers: Roxy Shocks, Luna Sidhe, Bombshell Betty, Miss Banana Peel, Sweetcheeks, and Ophelia Coeur de Noir. Also featuring MC Count Dante and DJ Alabaster Adams. MORE

Selective
Hip Hop - RnB - Funk - Soul - Reggae
at Voda (10 pm - 2 am) Clubs
With resident DJ Deevice + rotating players (Marcella, Dj Pause, Rascue, Rueben & Tom Thump) mixed up with 100+ vodkas... you do the math! MORE

Dean De Cocker & Beyond Plastic
at Limn (9:30am - 5:30pm) Galleries
Pinpoints in the Pacific by Dean De Cocker & Beyond Plastic by Connie Harris, Julia Latane, Robert Strati, Benecia Gantner, Jil Weintsock, Julie Allen. MORE

Thursday, August 18, 2005 Show All Events »
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
at SomArts Cultural Center (8 pm) Festivals/Fairs
In 1999, a group of Bay Area artists formed a committee and began planning for the first San Francisco Electronic Music Festival with the idea of raising the local, national and international profile of the Bay Area as an important center for new electronic music and sound art. MORE

Dinosaur Jr.
at The Fillmore (9 pm) Music
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Sitting here now, in the belly of the 21st Century, more than a decade after Nirvana “broke,” it is possible to look back at certain signal events -- moments, shows and recordings that set the stage for the now-past future. MORE

Donovan Presents
"STEP UP YOUR STYLE" Fashion Industry Event
Sponsored by World-Famous BEBE Clothing
RSVP For Guest List
at Top Of The Mark (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs/Fashion
The City's Fashion Elite Reunite This Thursday to help build the "fashion community" of San Francisco. At the breathtaking Top Of The Mark, the most stylish women who wears BEBE the most creatively wins a FREE $500 Shopping Spree at their favorite BEBE store! MORE

Rahzel with Vowel Movement!
at Studio Z (9 pm) Music
Featuring: Rahzel, Kid Lucky, Each, Infinite & Soulati, Tim Barsky, and SyZyGy. MORE

Lord of the Rings Trilogy Benefit Screening
Proceeds Benefit Cure Autism Now
at Presidio Theatre (11 am - 12 midnight) Film
Lord of the Rings fans! Do you miss seeing the films on the big screen? Like the idea of a screening that also benefits charity? Then come to San Francisco’s Trilogy Thursday on August 18th. MORE

Friday, August 19, 2005 Show All Events »
De La Soul Afterparty
at Club Six (9 pm - 4 am) Music
Hosted by: De La Soul members Posnus, Trugoy, & DJ Maseo on the decks. Performance by: Butta Verses. Special Guests: Common and John Legend. MORE

17th Street Hell Raiser Crawl
San Francisco Bay Guardian Hell Raiser Happy Hour
at Thee Parkside. Bottom of the Hill, Connecticut Yankee (5:30 pm) Bars
17th Street Hell Raiser Happy Hour Bar Crawl! 3 locations, 3 exciting give-aways with drink specials! Connecticut Yankee at 5:30 with Giants Tix Give-Aways! MORE

Phuture Now presents
DJ Stacey Pullen
San Francisco Detroit Connection
at 1015 Folsom (10 pm - 6 am) Clubs
Featuring world famous Detroit Producer DJ Stacey Pullen, plus DJs Dhyan Moller, Jeno , Nikola, Leathal, Adnan, Ebe live pa, and Mattski. MORE

Coldplay
at The Shoreline Amphitheatre (7:30 pm) Music
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Like neo-Brit popsters Radiohead and Travis, Coldplay create sparse, emotional soundscapes that drip with melancholy and hit you squarely in the gut. MORE

GREASE!
The Hit 50's Musical
at Presentation Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
Fancy a night of well-greased coifs and side-burns? An abundance of jukebox jingles and bobby-socks? If so, the most popular, fun-filled musical in the history of Rock'n'Roll is coming to San Francisco this August dont miss out! MORE

Dragnet
at Mighty (10 pm) Clubs
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Mighty Breaks and Sister SF present Another Dragnet! This is it: our long awaited-for drag event for 2005! Our chance to get our favorite male DJs to tag team with us in drag. Men DJing in dresses. An annual event. MORE

True Skool presents
THE BIG PAYBACK
at DNA Lounge (10 pm - 4 am) Clubs
Featuring: DJ Fuze (Digital Underground), Pam the Funkstress (The Coup), D-Sharp (Quannum / Blackalicious), Sake 1 (Local 1200), Mr. E (Da Joint / Papalote), Pos Red (Original DJs/KMEL), Ivan (Pirate DJs), Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist (True Skool). MORE

Saturday, August 20, 2005 Show All Events »
[Kontrol]
Featuring a Live PA by Montreal's Pheek + Claude Von Stroke of Dirtybird Records
at Rx (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Following highly acclaimed performances at both Mutek and Detroit's Fuse-In festivals, Montreal's Pheek makes his SF debut with a completely Live set of quirky, funky minimal house and techno. Dirtybird label boss Claude VonStroke supports. MORE

Jack Johnson
Matt Costa, Alo
at Greek Theater (7 pm) Music
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I recently spoke with Jack Johnson who is currently in Lake Tahoe where he will begin headlining The Brushfire Tour (although, I'm not sure he looks at it that way). People who have met Johnson in the past must have noticed his humble manner and how it flows into his music. MORE

Russian River Beer Revival
at Stumptown Brewery Beach (1 pm - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Ticket price for this event includes all of the bbq and locally made beer you can stomach, not to mention great live music and beach type ambiance. MORE

When God Winked
at The Marsh - Berkeley (7 pm) Performance Arts
Enlightenment strikes Ron Jones at the most unexpected time and place - a rec center for the handicapped. His tenure at a place he calls heaven brings him face to face with the biggest surprise of his life. MORE

What Mama Said About 'Down There'
at Our Little Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
Live entertainment takes a sharp downward turn on August 7 at 8:00. But in this case, it's a good thing because that's the date that Sia Amma begins previews of her brand new solo show "What Mama Said About 'Down There.'" MORE

Solos
Luis Delgado, Cynthia Greig, and Tracey Snelling
at SF Camerawork (12 noon - 5 pm) Galleries
SF Camerawork is excited to present SOLOS, the first in an annual presentation of concurrent summer solo exhibitions. MORE

Sunday, August 21, 2005 Show All Events »
Funk n' Trunk Show: Special Costume Sale-Get Ready for Burning Man!
at Levende Lounge (4 pm - 7 pm) Fashion
Funky fashion, brunch and beats! SF's hottest talents with wears for men & women at special discounted prices! Think furry hats, fuzzy coats, tutus, leather dog collars, lingerie, nipple tassles, day glo pants, fire dancing wears... you name it, we'll have it. MORE

The Sonoma Wine Country Glass Art and Bead Festival
at The Lodge At Sonoma (11 am - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
The Sonoma Wine Country Glass Art and Bead Festival is a celebration of glass art and beads in the heart of wine country. MORE

Caja de Visiones / Box of Visions
Manuel Álvarez Bravo
at San Jose Museum of Art (11 am - 5 pm) Museums
The San Jose Museum of Art presents Caja de visiones/Box of Visions: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, an exhibition of approximately 50 black-and-white photographs celebrating the work of 20th century master photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo. MORE

Monday, August 22, 2005 Show All Events »
Shellac
at Great American Music Hall (9 pm) Music
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More likely to play Reykjavik than Detroit, and more likely to release songs on flexi-discs in Dutch comic books than provide MP3s on their website, Shellac of North America will always be known for doing it their way and doing it well. MORE

Highlights
New Acquisitions
at John Berggruen Gallery (9:30 am - 5:30 pm) Galleries
Featuring: David Bates, Fletcher Benton, Louise Bourgeois, Christopher Brown, Squeak Carnwath, Bruce Cohen, Gregory Crewdson, Rineke Dijkstra, Jim Dine, Mark di Suvero, Marcel Dzama, Barry Flanagan, and much more. MORE

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