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Some say that you can find the true character of a city at its open-air markets. We think that's true, especially at the Heart of the City Farmer's Market, which celebrates 30 years this Wednesday. You also don't have to look further than our events calendar to get a look at more of the city's diverse culture. Airfest 2011 Trampolines in the Park brings a family friendly event to Crissy Field while the International Dragon Boat Festival and Floating Films on the Waterfront provide fun options along the bay-also the perfect opportunity to practice for Talk Like a Pirate Day. More than a few dusty boots should be in the house at the Hank Williams Birthday Tribute and Rock Make Street Festival features a lineup heavy on local rockers. Groundbreaking rock critic Ben Fong-Torres shares his unique San Francisco story and Art Explosion Open Studios showcases local talent. It's all here in SF.

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She Wants Revenge
at Rickshaw Stop

Wave Not Wave
at Beauty Bar
Blow Up: Ghosteffects
DNA Lounge

Peaches, Maluca
at Mezzanine
at 66 Sanchez Studio

Identity Music Festival
at Shoreline
SF Fashion Week
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
at Public Works (8pm)

"His synths bleed into more brilliant colors, his languid pace more purposeful, his memory bank FDIC-insured, his vagueness earned by the quality of his output...Daze's tone palette appears about as rich as..."
at The Independent (8pm)

Twenty five years after winning a Best New Artist Grammy and launching one of contemporary music's most diverse and collaborative careers, Bruce Hornsby is still, blissfully, making joyful noise-and finding clever, expansive ways to...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
at UN Plaza (San Francisco) (9am - 4pm)

Come to the market to enjoy live music, free games and prizes, specially-discounted produce, a community art show, free face painting and balloon animals, hoola hoops, kettle korn...
at Booksmith (7:30pm)

An instant best-seller when originally published in 1994, this expanded and updated edition of The Rice Room tells of growing up with a double identity-Chinese and American...
at Fox Theater (7:30pm)

Ke$ha worked recorded her debut album with executive producer Dr. Luke, who has scored No. 1 smashes for Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, and Flo Rida...
at Vessel (10pm)

Armed with a keyboard, an effects pad, & his own voice, beatboxer and electronic music artist Beardyman headlines Vessel's weekly event...
SF Fashion Week
Thursday, September 15, 2011
at Maritime Museum (8pm)

Board the historic 1939 Bathhouse building with spectacular WPA era murals and architecture. Your bearings will be exactly on the waterfront for On the Waterfront.
Friday, September 16, 2011
at 103 Harriet (9pm)

Blondes, return to SF for a performance not to be missed! The Brooklyn duo explains, "Our musical chemistry has always existed in the context of actually playing. From pre-written material in our old post-punk band to recent tracks that were completely improvised..."
at SOM. (9pm)

Jacques Renault was a post-punk Washington, D.C. native who moved to Chicago in 1997 to continue his studies of viola, but in turn got an education in dance music. Tapping into the well-established Drum 'n' Bass scene...
at Herbst Pavilion (5pm - 10pm)

The Sassy City Chicks will return to the Bay Area this month for a fabulous Fall Fashion Bash. Don't miss the hottest girls' night out event on the Marina!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
at House of Air (all day)

Live music on Crissy Field next to House of Air (complete with a full city view), Demos from your aerial heros (Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley and more)...
at Palace of Fine Arts (7:30pm)

Demetri Martin is a person. He lives on either side of the country, near the water (but not that close to it). He writes and tells jokes. He worked as a writer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien...
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (7pm)

With two Bass Centers under our belts, we just keep aiming bigger, heavier, and badder. This will be a spectacle any self-respecting bass head within 500 miles will simply not be able to miss. Spread the word and secure your entry early. The precedent is set for a sell out...
at Mezzanine (8pm)

Peter Hook and The Light are set to return for a tour of the United States performing Joy Division's seminal second album "Closer" for the first time in the country...
at Phoenix Hotel (1pm - 8pm)

Soak up some sun, throw back a beer and groove to music that ranges from down in the dirt to soarin' in the sky. Let's Get Wet!
at Club Deluxe (9:30pm)

Those interested in performing can come up and have the New Drifting Cowboys back them. There will be lyrics sheets on hand and an audience to hear you belt out your favorite tune...
at Mission District (noon - 7pm)

The festival will feature two stages featuring all local and kids' rock bands with over 100 arts and crafts vendors and food from local vendors!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
at Sharon Meadow (12pm - 5pm)

San Francisco's comedy community is pulling out all the stops to bring laughter to the masses in the 30th annual free outdoor festival showcasing 30 comedians on one stage in a five-hour marathon of mirth. This who's who of comedy also features the Stand-up Comedy Legend Award...
at Treasure Island (11am - 5pm)

Come join us for a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances, and fun-filled activities for the whole family at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the United States...
at Art Explosion Gallery (7pm - 11pm)

Art Explosion Studios, SF's largest artist's collective is holding its annual Fall Open Studios. Come see over 120 artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work...
at Mars Bar (1pm - 10pm)

Prismatic, in association with Summer Sundays, LifeSF and, is proud to present the return of San Francisco's favorite classics series, taking you all the way back to your favorite jams that time forgot...
SF Fashion Week
Monday, September 19, 2011
at Paragon Restaurant and Bar (6:30pm - 9pm)

Invited guests will have the opportunity to sample four specialty sausages and four mouthwatering brews while mingling with the Bay Area's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Experts from both companies will be on hand to answer your questions and guide you to the perfect beer and sausage union...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

C'mon is the shortest title of any Low album, which seems fitting, as it also ranks among the most succinct and straightforward entries in their variegated discography...
in SF (all day)

In the nine years since Dave Barry mentioned us in his nationally syndicated newspaper column, what once was a goofy idea celebrated by a handful of friends has turned into an international phenomenon that shows no sign of letting up...
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