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Tuesday, August 30 - Monday, September 5
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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema by Jeremy Sampson
Mobius Band - The Loving Sounds of Static by Chris Ellis
Björk - The Music from Drawing Restraint 9 by Matt Forsman
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: Pretty Persuasion by Matt Forsman
The Brothers Grimm by Rossiter Drake
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance by Hubert Huang
The Cave by Mel Valentin
FOOD: Canteen by Daniel Goldstein
SERVICES: Notorious For Hair by Michelle Sieling
THE ARTS: Bay Area Now 4 by Sarah Hromack
SPORTS: Giants Roundup by Hubert Huang
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: ACT's The Overcoat
Sunset Promotions
24-Hour Fitness Membership
Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World!
Xingolati: Groove Cruise of the Pacific
MOVIES:
ONGOING: Coupons
Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, August 30, 2005 Show All Events »
Holly Williams
at Cafe du Nord (9 pm) Music
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It was bound to happen someday - somebody in Hank Williams' family tree was bound to produce a classy, tasteful album, and that somebody is Holly Williams, the granddaughter of Hank, daughter of Hank Jr., and sister of Hank III. Where her father and brother are proud of their rough, rowdy, rebellious ways, Holly is a somber, meditative adult alternative pop singer/songwriter. MORE

Psyche: the Conscious, the Subconscious and the Unconscious
Burning Man
at Black Rock City (Thru Monday, September 5) Festival/Cultural Event
There are no rules about how one must behave or express oneself at this event (save the rules that serve to protect the health, safety, and experience of the community at large); rather, it is up to each participant to decide how they will contribute and what they will give to this community. MORE

Susan Tedeschi / The Blind Boys of Alabama
at The Mountain Winery (7 pm) Music
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Scanning the list of nominees for “Best New Artist” at the 2000 Grammy Awards, it was easy to spot the wild card: Britney Spears, Macy Gray, Kid Rock, Christina Aguilera... and Susan Tedeschi. MORE

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Show All Events »
8th Annual One Night Stand
at SomArts Cultural Center (Gallery) (5 pm - 8 pm) Galleries
8th Annual One Night Stand Nude, Erotic and Fetish Art and Performances Benefit for San Francisco Sex Information and San Francisco Artists Resource Center. Sexy and fetish attire encouraged. Over 100 artworks for sale from classical, romantic, sensual nudes to "art that turns you on!" MORE

Seventeen Evergreen (CD release party)
Pine*AM, Minipop
at Rickshaw Stop (8 pm) Music
SF quartet celebrates the release of their debut album, "Life Embarrasses Me On Planet Earth." Wonderous Flaming Lips/Grandaddy spaced out pop that makes you hear the sirens in the forest, the sound of stars in the sky, the gravity of the earth. MORE

The 2005 Murphy & Cadogan Fellowships in the Fine Arts Award Exhibition
at San Francisco Art Commission (SFAC) (12 pm - 5 pm) Galleries
The Murphy & Cadogan Fellowships in the Fine Arts are annual awards sponsored by The San Francisco Foundation to assist students in funding their final year of graduate studies. MORE

Thursday, September 1, 2005 Show All Events »
Citizen Cope
Gibb Droll Band
at The Independent (9 pm) Music
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Like a cool breeze blowing through the soundscapes of contemporary musical composition, the material composed by Citizen Cope for his RCA debut The Clarence Greenwood Recordings marks a new high point for this compelling and evocative songwriter. MORE

Audio Out Send, The Herms, Vernal Falls
at Cafe du Nord (8 pm) Music
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Lazybones, a band that relocated to Oakland, changed its name to Audio Out Send and then released one of the most compelling semi-local CDs this reviewer has heard in a good, long while. MORE

Mysterious Skin
Directed by Gregg Araki
at Red Vic Movie House (7:15, 9:25 pm) Film
Plagued by endless nightmares, 18-year-old Brian (Brady Corbet, Thirteen) believes he may have been the victim of an alien abduction. Neil (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Manic) is the ultimate beautiful outsider and uses his sexual charm as a teenage hustler. MORE

"Dead Certain " A Thriller
Presented by Expression Theatre
at Next Stage Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
Dead Certain- Michael is an out-of-work actor who was once on the verge of stardom. Elizabeth is a theatre-obsessed ex-dancer who is now wheelchair- bound and lives alone in a large country house. MORE

Michael Rosenthal's ebay art project
with the mona lisa postcard project
at Works/San Jose (12 pm - 7 pm) Galleries
Inspired by the wealth of art for sale on eBay, artist Michael Rosenthal purchased a diverse collection of "un-attributed and affordable" art on eBay.com then invited 29 artists from the greater Bay Area and the East Coast to transform the paintings into their own vision. MORE

Friday, September 2, 2005 Show All Events »
Roni Size
Eklektic 8 Year Anniversary
at Ten15 Folsom (1015) (10 pm - 6 am) Clubs
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Eklektic's 8 Year Anniversary with Roni Size, Gridlok, 4Real, Mal, Audio Angel, MCs Duh & Colonel, Felix the Dog, Rascue, and Jamin. MORE

True Skool presents
Can't Stop, Won't Stop feat. DJ Kool Herc (The Father of Hip Hop)
at DNA Lounge (10 pm) Clubs
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A Celebration for "Can't Stop Won't Stop" (by Jeff Chang) for winning the "2005 American Book Award". Featuring: DJ Kool Herc (The Father of Hip Hop). Special guests: Sake 1, Pam the Funkstress, Teeko (4onefunk), Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist & Deuce Ace. MORE

Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago
at Chronicle Pavilion (7:30 pm) Music
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Their relevance to the landscape of pop music remains evident from their recent electrifying performance at the Super Bowl and a knockout team-up with stellar hip hop duo OutKast on the Grammy Awards. MORE

New England Roses, Still Flyin', KIT, Paradise Island
at Bottom of the Hill (10 pm) Music
Begun over ten years ago in small-town Michigan, Paradise Island is now a California dream in sound and performance. MORE

Annie
at Golden Gate Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
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"Annie" is the timeless tale of an orphan, Annie, and her dog Sandy, placed in the lap of luxury for a week as a part of a publicity campaign for the rich and sometimes heartless Oliver Warbucks. MORE

Griff Williams
Recent Paintings
at Andrea Schwartz Gallery (9 am - 5 pm) Galleries
William's paintings in this body of work display his desire for a new artistic process, one that tests his natural conductive style and displays his passion for illusion. MORE

Saturday, September 3, 2005 Show All Events »
5th Annual
Art and Soul Festival
at Oakland City Hall Plaza (Frank Ogawa Plaza) (11 am - 6 pm) Festivals/Fairs
We're pleased to announce that Blues Traveler, led by the inspired singing and harmonica playing of John Popper, will be heading Sunday's show sponsored by KFOG 104.5 FM/97.7 FM. MORE

Barclays Global Investors present
Grand Prix SF
in Embarcadero/North Beach/Pacific Heights (10 am) Sports
For the 5th consecutive year, the Golden Gate City will be the site of the Barclays Global Investors Grand Prix, the international professional bicycle race that draws over 160 world class riders and hundreds of thousands of spectators. MORE

DJ Language
Album Release Party
at 1751 Social Club (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
The mix has 21 tracks from artists like Roy Ayers, Platinum Pied Pipers, The Foreign Exchange, Spacek, Nas, Bugs In The Attic, DJ Spinna, Black Spade, Great Weekend and others. MORE

Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
at Cafe du Nord (10 pm) Music
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Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers are one of the top swing and jump blues bands in the world. MORE

Destiny’s Child
With Mario, Amerie and Tyra
at Oakland Arena (7 pm) Music
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Destiny's Child, one of the bestselling female pop vocal groups of all time, has announced the North America leg of the trio's "Destiny Fulfilled…And Lovin' It" World Tour. MORE

Raiders Kick Off Party feat. Bone thugs-n-harmony
at @17th (10 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Live performance by: Bone thugs-n-harmony. They sold more than 15 million records. They recorded with The Notorious B.I.G. They recorded with 2Pac. They won a Grammy. They redirected hip-hop’s sonic direction. MORE

Manimal Mania!
A Human/Animal Relationship Art Show
at Luggage Store Gallery (12 pm - 5 pm) Galleries
Through a variety of mediums, these artists offer dynamic renderings of the multi-faceted relationship between human and animal, including the values, attitudes, and perceptions people have with other creatures. MORE

Sunday, September 4, 2005 Show All Events »
Annual Float Party - Labor Day Weekend
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Join us for our Annual Pre-Labor Day Float Party and enjoy a guilt-free Sunday night of DJs, dancing, cocktails, and friends while overlooking San Francisco’s beautiful night skyline views from Harry Denton’s Starlight Room on Union Square. MORE

Sausalito Art Festival
An Outdoor Fine Art Festival
at Marinship Park and The Army Corps of Engineers - Bay Model Visitor Center (9 am - 6 pm) Festivals/Fairs
The Sausalito Art Festival is America's #1 Outdoor Fine Art Festival. Sausalito, just north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, is nestled on the Bay shoreline with breathtaking views. MORE

Full of Flava
at Club Six (9 pm - 4 am) Clubs
House Party Edition. Featuring DJs Supreme, Jason Pro, Rolo, Lando 1, Happy Rigo, and Domino. Ladies FREE b4 11pm, $10 after. MORE

Turning Corners
at Berkeley Art Museum (11 am - 5 pm) Museums
Daring and invention are principles we most often associate with contemporary art. However, as we scan the five-hundred-year sweep of Turning Corners, the notion of “contemporary” shape-shifts, continually reinventing itself as a barometer of the new. MORE

Monday, September 5, 2005 Show All Events »
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2005
Much Ado About Nothing
at Presidio Parade Ground (2:30 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Family and friends are sure to be delighted by this summer's intertwining tale of two very different love stories. The story of Hero and Claudio is a classic tale of love won, lost, and regained - with a twist of devious doings by Don John! MORE

Michael Zapruder
at Make Out Room (8 pm - 9:30 pm) Music
It's been 2 years since Guitar Player Magazine praised Michael Zapruder for his "...remarkably subtle and tasteful leads." Much has changed since then for the California musician. For one thing, it is now Zapruder's songwriting, and not his guitar playing, that is his main focus. MORE

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