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Tue Sep 8 - Mon Sep 14
Chrome Bags Anniversary
A four-day work week means less time at the office and more time to play. And this week, there are more than enough opportunities to do so. Start things off at Triple Crown for Chili Disco where spicy beats will get you warmed up for pop-indie darlings Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Fox Theater. This week also kicks off twelve days chock full of experimental theater at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. On Friday, use your tech savvy skills for a good cause at Twestival SF benefiting Operation Smile. Or you can help local business extraordinaire, Chrome, celebrate the launch of its new footwear line. The beer will be flowing... and so will the discounts! This weekend Golden Gate Park will be the place to be for free music. First there's the always popular Power to the Peaceful Festival at Speedway Meadow featuring Michael Franti and Spearhead, Alanis Morissette, and many other great acts. And on Sunday, there will be Opera in the Park in Sharon Meadow showcasing the upcoming opera season. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth at the Ghiradelli Square Chocolate Festival where there'll be an ice cream sundae eating contest, a chocolate tea party and more. Yum!
This week's articles



Speed Racer


Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
2nd Sunday - Salted Sessions
Sat Sep 13 at Mission Rock Cafe

Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Grand Opening
at Sloane

B. Rich's Birthday Bash
at Triple Crown
Mos Def/Erykah Badu
at Davies Symphony Hall

Will.i.am DJ Set
on SF Station TV
at The Lab

at Element Lounge
Chrome Bags Anniversary
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"With a vibe that is both down-home and whimsical, Blau grafts parts of winsome folk-rock onto lazy jamming blues, vintage rocksteady reggae, high '70s soul harmonies, and ceremonial-sounding flutes in his unpredictable and shifting mixture of elements. While it's true the recordings could be tighter in execution and..."
at Triple Crown (9pm)

"The decadence of disco is alive and throbbing at Stanley Chilidog's Tuesday night affair. Count on a cast of wild and free dancing queens to drum up weekday mayhem at The Triple Crown and remind the world that disco never really died."
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
at The Independent (8pm)

British downtempo electronica duo with rock, gospel, and country influences formed by producers-remixers Rich Machin and Ian Glover...Their second album, It's Not How Far You Fall, It's How You Land, appeared in 2007. The record drew attention from the specialized press, thanks in part to featuring vocals by Mark Lanegan, as well as a cameo participation from Will Oldham.
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

Catacombs possesses that rare ability to attack both the listener's heart with its melodies and textures, and head with its poetry and themes. It is, as wretchedly hackneyed as it is to say, one of those albums 'without category'. Indeed, it is somehow without influence or even form at times as McCombs hits dazzling heights of songwriting after...
at Fox Theater (9pm)

"Singer Karen O has been compared to so many people she can only be entirely original. (Pat Benatar, Poly Styrene, and Chrissie Hynde have all come up.) Screeching, throwing beer, and reviving torn clothing in one fell swoop, Karen O provided a downtown scene of skinny boys with a bona fide killer queen bee..."
at Vessel (10pm)

Deathface is Johnny Love's current new project and it's dangerously more angry, raw, bad, and without borders. Both are promising to keep pushing and creating. Each member (of Guns and Bombs) both has their great qualities--they were the yin and yang, and now we get to see them on an explosive individual level.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
at SF Camerawork (5pm)

Celebrate Camerawork's 35th Anniversary with the opening of the exhibition An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area, Part One...
at Yoshi's SF (8pm & 10pm)

"Bay Area dance kings Sila and the Afrofunk Experience combine an international vision with dazzling musicianship. Frontman Sila Mutungi rivets audiences with a combination of James Brown's punchy grooves and Fela Kuti's West African swing..."
at various locations (see listing for times)

The 18th Annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 9 through 20, brings the best of national and international experimental theatre to Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy Street, and other nearby venues in downtown San Francisco. Over 250 performances in 12 days. Most shows are within walking distance of Union Square...
at Harlot (10pm)

DJ Junior (Mexico), DJ Kblo (Brazil), DJ Cbass (Ecuador), and Harlot's resident DJ along with live congas!
Chrome Bags Anniversary
Friday, September 11, 2009
at Chrome Bags (6pm)

Chrome will be celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary at the new location at 4th / Brannan by throwing a raging party. Chrome is also introducing a new line of footwear and will be offering 30% discount of Chrome gear. Beer will be flowing and music band/dj will be rocking. We welcome everyone to come by and have a beer with us.
at Horizon SF (8pm)

Participants will gather in over 180 cities all over the world, joining forces to raise money for a charity of their choice. San Francisco has chosen Operation Smile, who some of you may know as 140Smiles. Real people, real time, real power to make a difference. Operation Smile is a private not-for-profit medical services organization providing reconstructive surgery and related health care to indigent children and young adults in developing countries.
at The Independent (9pm)

Lisa Light and Scott Blonde cut the ties that bind lovers while recording their major label debut, Times of Romance, in 2005. However, since then they have carried a different torch together, fueled by the sorts of tensions ubiquitous in the rock and roll lexicon: love, ennui, anger, desperation, poverty, aesthetic differences, and above all, the love of making music. Together...
at 103 Harriet (10pm)

Main Room: Akira Kitesi-II, Tipper, Gemmy, Mary Anne Hobbs, Nosaj Thing, Eskmo, Max Ulis, An-ten-nae, Laura, Marty Party, Dov, David Starfire, Mimosa,R/D, Ripple, Kozee, Shawna, Jocelyn, El Papa Chango, Motion Potion. Cirque Lounge... hosted by Opulent Temple with Meat Katie, Dylan Rhymes, Syd Gris, Dutch.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
at Pizzaiolo (10am)

Feria Urbana is an urban fair made up of local artists and designers selling a range of items at accessible prices. Clothing, jewelry, home accessories, ceramics, fashion accessories, baby items and more! Shop locally for amazing items made right here in the bay area.
at Speadway Meadow (11am)

Join thousands of people at Speedway Meadown, Golden Gate Park, and be part of the international community coming together to build, inspire and pledge service toward those in need and help the planet.
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (7:30pm)

"Few bands in the mid-2000s rose so quickly to the forefront of pop music as Las Vegas quartet the Killers. With a mix of '80s-styled synth pop and fashionista charm, the band's street-smart debut, Hot Fuss, became one of 2004's biggest releases, spawning four singles and catapulting the group..."
at Cantina SF (8pm)

Babylon Salon, San Francisco's rollicking reading and performance series, presents fiction writers Daniel Alarcon and Pamela Uschuk...
at Underground Location (9pm - 6pm)

Well I'm sad to say that this will probably be my last event until next year. So I'm going out with big bang, and I have a bunch of surprises! So I want to see everyone there shaking their biscuits...
at Il Pirata (9pm)

Collaborative Music Technology Party & Interactive Art Salon.
at Mighty (10pm)

Join us as we celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the Bay Area's own Triple Threat DJs. Apollo, Shortkut and Vinroc have been moving the masses from a local and international level...
Sunday, September 13, 2009
at Mission Rock Cafe (noon - 10pm)

Featuring Salted artists Miguel Miggs with Lisa Shaw. Also with Julius Papp & Morrison, David Harness, Franky Boissy...
at Ghirardelli Square (1pm)

This year, the festival celebrates its 14th chocolate-tastic weekend, featuring chocolate-themed family activities, chef demonstrations, ice cream sundae eating contests, wine tastings, a chocolate tea party and more...
at Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship, Pier 45 (1pm)

Two fun filled days of drinking beer and talking with the brew masters. This event takes place on the SS Jeremiah O'Brien and is a benefit for the historic WWII Liberty Ship. Live music and great food along with over 40 different types of hand crafted local beer make this a truly San Francisco Event.
at Sharon Meadow (1:30pm)

Frisbees will give way to falsettos, blankets will be accompanied by baritones and moms with strollers will hobnob with maestros in Golden Gate Park as San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park.
at Project Artaud Theater (see listing for times)

You Can't Get There From Here exposes the reality of class and cultural divide in contemporary America. In this riveting one-woman show, Bay Area performer Anne Galjour takes us on a journey through a New England community, where she reveals the basic fears, frustrations, and aspirations that tie together everyday life.
Monday, September 14, 2009
at SF Design Center (all day)

Last year, we hosted 250 start-ups and early-stage companies pitching to nearly 2,000 attendees, including 200 corporate buyers, VCs and angels and more than 150 members of the press.
at Cowell Theater (7:30pm)

Arthur Ganson uses humble materials to create kinetic sculptures of humor, drama, and emotion. His work has been shown around the world, and has been an ongoing inspiration for the 10,000 Year Clock project at Long Now. His machinated gestures play with time spans that range from the epochal to the momentary...
at JCCSF (8pm)

The wickedly humorous Lorrie Moore, often known as "the writers' writer," is an author with a deep sensitivity to the dynamics of relationships and the American national character. Though best known for award-winning story collections, Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help, her novels are also infused with virtuosic prose...
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