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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: New Pornographers with Destroyer & Immaculate Machine by Jeremy Sampson
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: Lord of War by Mel Valentin
Just Like Heaven by Mel Valentin
The World by Matt Forsman
FOOD: Ballpark Eats @ SBC Park by Matt McNally
SHOPPING: Flax by Michelle Sieling
THE ARTS: The Overcoat at A.C.T. by Nirmala Nataraj
The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney by Kit Stolz
SPORTS: Bay Area Baseball by Gabriel Desjardins
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: San Francisco Magazine FallFest 2005
Classes at Yoga Tree
A Copy of China Boy, San Francisco's One City One Book Selection!
Lessons at Vima Dance Studio
San Francisco World Film Festival
San Francisco Blues Festival
ACT's The Overcoat
Vice Records: Annie
Sunset Promotions: FestForward
Xingolati: Groove Cruise of the Pacific
ONGOING: Coupons
Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, September 20, 2005 Show All Events »
The Black Keys
at The Fillmore (8 pm) Music
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Each year, The Black Keys achieve more and more critical acclaim and recognition. Their debut album received great praise from Rolling Stone magazine; and they have obtained great fame and popularity that is rare for an indie band. MORE

Celso Fonseca
at Yoshi's (8 pm & 10 pm) Music
Celso (Sell-so) Fonseca makes his Bay Area debut with this special solo appearance at Yoshi's. Fonseca is an integral part of the current generation of Brazil's up and coming generation of singers and songwriters and he shows himself ready to join the ranks of his countrymen Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Bebel Gilberto. MORE

Mindful
at Creativity Explored (10 am - 3 pm) Galleries
Visiting community artist and curator Alison Pebworth asked studio artists "What's on your mind?" and got some interesting answers. MORE

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Show All Events »
RESFEST 2005
Digital Film Festival
at Metreon (8 pm) Film
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Once again, RESFEST offers three shorts programs surveying the year's most compelling live action, animation, CG and hybrid forays into short-form visual storytelling. This year the festival opens at Metreon on Wednesday with the feature film Thumbsucker, followed by an opening night party at Mezzanine. The festival continues Thursday - Sunday at the Palace of Fine Arts. MORE

Dead Can Dance
First Bay Area Shows since 1996
at Paramount Theatre (8 pm) Music
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It took Dead Can Dance to find the common ground between black-clad gloom rockers and Birkenstock-sporting new agers. They accomplished this by emphasizing the melancholia in their mix of mesmerizing vocals, catchy drum beats, synthy world music, European Renaissance folk, and modern studio wizardry. MORE

Bloc Party
With The Kills & Noisettes
at SF Weekly's Warfield (8 pm) Music
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Bloc Party's tense, impassioned, guitar-addled pop has made for moments of clarity and serenity within the post-punk revisionist manifesto of 2005. MORE

Holy Kiss plus The Militant Childern's Hour
at Elbo Room (9 pm) Music
Considering their funereal garb and dark preoccupations, The Holy Kiss seem to have a lightness of spirit and devil-may-sorta-care sense of humor. MORE

Altered States
at Rx Gallery (3 pm to 7 pm) Galleries
"Altered States" is a three-person exhibition featuring recent photographs by New York-based Trevor Traynor, photo-based works by Los Angeles-based Jeremy Kidd and video by San Francisco's Nate Pagal. MORE

Thursday, September 22, 2005 Show All Events »
Future Sounds of SF
Energetic drum'n'bass & downtempo grooves
at The Canvas (9 pm - 12:30 am) Music
Adventurous music from two of the Bay Area’s "live electonica" projects bridging the gap between punchy electronic resonance and uplifting organic grooves. Be prepared to rethink music. MORE

Donovan presents
"STEP UP YOUR STYLE" Fashion Industry Event
"It's All About Fashionable Men" Edition
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, best-dressed gentleman wins a FREE $500 Shopping Spree at their favorite clothing store! The women who brings the best-dressed man wins $200! MORE

Cinematropolis
at Medjool (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) Film
Enter the world of Cinematropolis, a new twist on Fritz Lang's classic film, celebrating San Francisco Bay Area film, and honoring the legendary king of underground cinema, George Kuchar. MORE

Romp
at Anú (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Eva has performed alongside the world’s most famous DJ's... Tiesto, Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, BT, Ferry Corsten, John Digweed, Felix Da Housecat, Benny Benassi, and many more. MORE

The Wizard of Oz
at American Musical Theatre of San Jose (8 pm) Performance Arts
The Wizard of Oz is said to be the most watched movie of all time. It is estimated that more than one billion people have seen it. MORE

Practice Makes Perfect
Bay Area Conceptual Craft
at Southern Exposure (11 am - 5 pm) Galleries
Organized by members of Southern Exposure’s Curatorial Committee, this exhibition establishes the significance of conceptually oriented craft practices as a local and national movement. MORE

Friday, September 23, 2005 Show All Events »
massive selector, flavor group, fresco, and carlito present
The Summit - Love Parade Opener
starring Dan the Automator & Prince Paul
at Club Six (9 pm - 4 am) Clubs
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The Love Parade returns to San Francisco for a second year and is expected to be another huge weekend for music lovers in the Bay Area. MORE

Sunset Promotions & Another Planet Entertainment Present
the Mutaytor, Bat Makumba etc.
Laird, Janaka, Adam Ohana, Hypnomadic, Scratch n Sniff, Wolfie, Patricio etc
at Space 550 (10 pm) Clubs
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"Foreplay" ­ A Pre Love Parade Bash with Mutaytor and special guests. "Foreplay' will get you excited for Love Parade by bringing together an unreal collection of West Coast tribal/breaks/house/world talent on 4 soundsystems. MORE

True Skool presents Electric Kingdom
Afrika Bambaataa
The Godfather of Universal Hip Hop Culture / Father of Electro Funk Sound
at DNA Lounge (10 pm) Clubs
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An Exclusive 3-hour Set by Afrika Bambaataa. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather" and "Godfather" of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. MORE

9th Annual
Cinemayaat
Arab Film Festival 2005
at Castro Theatre (10 am, 1, 3:30, 5:30, 7, 9:30 pm) Film
The Arab Film Festival has been growing for nine years and has now proudly established itself as an integral part of the cultural diversity that shapes the San Francisco Bay Area. MORE

Mono, Bellini, The Drift
at Bottom of the Hill (10 pm) Music
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Japanese instrumental rock outfit Mono kicks off their North American tour on Sept. 16th in support of their "Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered And The Sun Shined" album on Temporary Residence. MORE

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
as told to Carl Jung by an inmate of Broadmoor Asylum
at Off Market Theatre (9 pm) Performance Arts
The U.S. premiere of Mark Ryan's disturbing play about the dark side of the human psyche. Mr. Hyde has been committed to Broadmoor lunatic asylum by one final lucid effort of Dr. Jekyll. Dr. Carl Jung's interrogation of the mysterious inmate leads to an epic struggle between good and evil. MORE

Saturday, September 24, 2005 Show All Events »
2nd Annual
Love Parade San Francisco
at Civic Center Plaza (1 pm - 9 pm) Clubs
This year's parade will start at Market & 2nd Street and head west on Market Street to the festival location at Civic Center. The parade is schedule to start at 1pm and parade to the festival location where the floats will park and all the participants can enjoy the multiple genres of music that will be played. MORE

The Official
Love Parade Afterparty
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (9 pm - 4 am) Clubs
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Skills & Spundae host the Official Loveparade 2005 Afterparty. This year's Parade will end at the Loveparade San Francisco Festival Grounds in San Francisco's Civic Center. MORE

SF Blues Festival
at Fort Mason Center (10 am) Festivals/Fairs
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The longest continuously running blues festival in the US celebrates its 33rd year at Fort Mason's Great Meadow. MORE

Green Day
at SBC Park (7 pm) Music
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As one of the biggest bands to emerge out of the Bay Area music scene, 2005 Grammy Award winners, Green Day, have enjoyed phenomenal success from their latest album "American Idiot". MORE

Xiu Xiu, Das Yellow Swans
at Bottom of the Hill (10 pm) Music
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Improvisational music, primarily using electronic Instruments and processing, with respect to the methodology of international underground musics and DIY culture. MORE

SF Fallfest 2005
Uniting the Finest in Local Food, Wine and Spirits
at Justin Herman Plaza (12 pm - 4 pm) Festivals/Fairs
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San Francisco magazine and Embarcadero Center are proud to present FallFest 2005, the Bay Area's premier culinary, wine, and spirits event. MORE

The Noisettes, The Herms
Send For Help
at Cafe du Nord (9:30 pm) Music
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Noisettes are fronted by the supremely talented and beautiful Shingai Shoniwa, a vocalist and instrumentalist who sings like Billie Holiday on PCP and patrols the stage like an Amazonian Warrior with an eye for fashion. MORE

Nouvelle Vague
at Bimbo's 365 Club (9 pm) Music
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"Nouvelle Vague" (means New Wave in french, Bossa Nova in portuguese) revisits number of both Marc and Olivier's favourite tracks of the early eighties, from Joy Division to XTC. MORE

Sunday, September 25, 2005 Show All Events »
The 22nd Annual
Folsom Street Fair
at Folsom Street (11 am - 6 pm) Festivals/Fairs
In 2005 the world's largest leather event, the Folsom Street FairSM, will take place on Sunday September 25 from 11 am to 6 pm. We hope to see the fairgrounds filled with people in their most outrageous leather/rubber/fetish attire enjoying the worlds largest and best loved Leather fair. MORE

How Berkeley Can You Be?
Parade & Festival
at Downtown Berkeley (11 am - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
The "How Berkeley Can You Be?" Parade and Festival began in 1996, and was the brainchild of John Solomon, a longtime University Avenue merchant. MORE

ArtCar Fest
The West Coast's Largest Gathering of Art Cars!
at Downtown Berkeley (12 pm - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
One hundred of the nation's best ArtCars will converge on the San Francisco Bay area again this year for ArtCar Fest to demonstrate why art curator & writer John Beardsley called ArtCars the "quintessential public art of our time". MORE

Now & Zen Festival
at Sharon Meadow (12 pm - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Alice artists have played to sold out crowds every year with a lot of great moments. More than a concert, Alice's Now & Zen Fest is a celebration of Mind, Body & Soul with everything from henna body art and massages to a Mt Zen Climbing Wall and Psychic Zen Den. MORE

The 20th Annual Pacific Coast
Fog Fest
at Palmetto Avenue (10 am - dusk) Festivals/Fairs
The Fog Fest is a celebration of sun, sand, and surf that defines life on the coast. The Fest was created in 1986 to promote Pacifica and to celebrate our marvelous coastal climate. MORE

Webzine 2005
We Are The Media
at Swedish American Hall (12 pm - 6 pm) Conference/Expo
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The Webzine conference series is a celebration of independent content. Equal parts symposium, workshop and social event, it is the geek equivalent of an indie rock festival. MORE

After
The love continues at sunrise on Sunday morning
at Mighty (6 am - 5 pm) Clubs
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he Love continues on Sunday at 6:00 am with After! The all day indoor/outdoor Closing Party for the Love Parade 2005. We will be shutting down the block in front of Mighty and rollingout the the big sound all day! MORE

Death Sentence: Panda!, Wet Confetti, Hustler White
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30 pm) Music
In China, anger over panda hunting has led to punishments as severe as execution. This outrage is echoed by S.F. noise-rock trio Death Sentence: Panda! The band channel the sounds of animals gone wild. MORE

Kidsfaire; America's Family Expo
at Alameda County Fairgrounds (10 pm - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Experience over 350 interactive exhibits and non-stop family entertainment, including 14 Family Adventure Zones, Craft City, and Acres of Rides. Visit the Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, and Jungle creatures. MORE

Monday, September 26, 2005 Show All Events »
Door Dog Music Productions presents
The Sixth Annual San Francisco World Music Festival
featuring the Nowruz Project
at Community Music Center (7 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Nowruz Lecture: Erach Taragore from the Bay Area Zoroastrian community will talk about the cultural aspects of Nowruz from the Zoroastrian perspective, one of the world’s oldest religions. MORE

Rex Ray
at Gallery Sixteen (9 am - 5 pm) Galleries
Rex Ray's new body of work is a result of the artist's investigations into the merging of traditional and digital technologies. MORE

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