SF Station presents The Guide: A list of the best events happening this week
Tuesday, October 3 - Monday, October 9
Music. Movies. Food. Art. Four things the Bay Area has in copious amounts. This week celebrate all the area has to offer as one of the busiest fall weekends approaches.

Kick it all off at New Langton Arts where the video works of three artists reflects on migration and displacement in "Nothing Stands Still". Continue your arts fix with violinist Joshua Bell who will be playing Beethoven at Davies Symphony Hall. Then transition into the future with the music of ADULT., the Detroit-based electroclash duo, at Mezzanine

Keep the music going at the well-loved Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park where Elvis Costello and Emmylou Harris, among many others, will perform. Then go enjoy some good wine and good food at the SF Fallfest in Justin Herman Plaza. Presented by San Francisco magazine, proceeds from this event will go towards Meals on Wheels!

For the grand finale of Fleet Week (can you hear the planes flying yet?), make sure to get to North Beach for the Italian Heritage Parade. Watch the parade, kick up your feet and people watch while you sip an espresso.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2006
at Bimbo's 365 Club (7pm)
Four-time Tony-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald releases her first solo album in four years, featuring works by contemporary singer/songwriters including Rufus Wainwright, John Mayer, Neil Young, Nellie McKay, Randy Newman and Adam Guettel.
at New Langton Arts (noon - 6pm)
Nothing Stands Still explores migration and displacemnt through the video works of Juan Manuel Echavarria, Adria Julia and Adrian Paci. The artists reflect on three different regions of the world: Albanians that have migrated to Italy, Colombians displaced within their own borders, and earlier migrations of Basques to southern California, in works that are both political and poetic.
Wednesday, October 4, 2006
at Club Six (9pm - 2am)
Sponsored by Myspace.com along with BlowUp & L*Star, this event will feature hometown favorite DJs JEFRODISIAC, RICHIE PANIC and VIN SOL as well as a live performance from VON IVA. Throw in drink specials from Mickey's Beer and it goes without saying that you will NOT want to miss this.
at Davies Symphony Hall (8pm)
Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell offers a fresh take on all he plays and will open new doors to the epic Beethoven Concerto. Don't miss the extraordinary talent of this violin virtuoso. The second half of the program features Carl Nielsen's Fifth, a work that depicts triumph over the odds and shows why its author was among the 20th century's greatest symphonists.
at Fillmore (8pm)
Seattle, WA's Band of Horses plays dense, aching mid-tempo indie rock reminiscent of Neil Young Crazy Horse. Formed in 2004 by multi-instrumentalists Ben Bridwell and Matthew Brooke out of the ashes of former incarnation Carissa's Wierd, the group caught the attention of Sub Pop during a show with friends and future lablemates Iron Wine...
Thursday, October 5, 2006
at Great American Music Hall (GAMH) (8pm & 10:30pm)
Billy Bragg was recently described by The Times newspaper as a "national treasure." In the two decades of his career Bragg has certainly made an indelible mark on the conscience of British music, becoming perhaps the most stalwart guardian of the radical dissenting tradition that stretches back over centuries of the country's political, cultural and social history...
at Armani Exchange (6pm - 8pm) Free Food and Hosted Bar
Free SF Station Event!
Join Armani Exchange, SF Station and Energy 92.7FM to celebrate the release of A|X's latest CD Noctural Volume 8, Mixed by David Morales.
at Mezzanine (9pm)
Prominent figures in their native Detroit music community, the couple started out by putting on shows for Carl Craig and the Dirtbombs and eventually began their own label, Ersatz Audio in 1995. They penetrated the electro punk scene with eerily entrancing synth beats fronted by Kuperus's equally spooky wails...
at SF Camerawork (5pm - 9pm) Opening Reception
Come celebrate at the public opening Thursday, October 5th from 5pm to 9pm and see the inaugural exhibition, Ghosts in the Machine, on view October 5th through November 18th where artists from Finland, Lebanon, Vietnam and the U.S. conjure the forgotten faces and demolished places that flicker at the far reaches of personal and cultural histories...
Friday, October 6, 2006
at Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park (10:30am - noon & 3pm - 7pm)
Break out those Stetsons and get there late for the best acts and guaranteed sunshine. This is THE EVENT for folk rock and bluegrass, and it's FREE! I kid you not, the fog clears for Elvis Costello and Emmylou Harris. There's something for everyone this year.
at Sonoma County Fairgrounds (10am - 8pm)
A premier wine-tasting, food-tasting, art show and sale, pumpkin carving, hay rides, Haunted Room, jazz stage, and many more events and fun activities for the whole family - and don't miss our renowned World Championship Grape Stomp competition!
at Pink (9pm)
Witness Pink Transformed into a Far Eastern World of Serenity & Mysticism!
at Hemlock Tavern (Show 9:30pm)
The melodic pound of Two Ton Boa's grinding, dual-bass sound is the invention of Sherry Fraser. Classically trained on Oboe, English Horn, and assorted baroque recorders, vocalist Fraser fell in love with the bass and composed over 50+ tapes of material on a four track. Overcoming a dread of exposure that kept her music hidden for years, she played her first show as Two Ton Boa while living in Olympia, WA...
Saturday, October 7, 2006
at Pier 39 (noon to 7pm)
Fleet Week is the Bay Area's spectacular two-day family fun event featuring the Blue Angels, a parade of Navy ships and more. After the air show on each day, PIER 39 will host musical entertainment on its Entrance Plaza stage...
at San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) (10am - 5pm)
The San Francisco Orchid Society (SFOS) is pleased to reveal the exotic wonders of the world this fall, without leaving the Bay Area. On October 7 and 8, the SFOS will host its 5th annual OrchidFest, taking place at the Hall of Flowers, in Golden Gate Park. This year's OrchidFest will provide three skill sessions per day, raffle drawings and exotic orchids from 20 participating orchid growers and nurseries.
at Justin Herman Plaza (noon - 4 pm)
San Francisco magazine's award-winning food editorial comes to life at this annual event. FallFest brings together local restaurateurs, winemakers, and epicurean artisans for an inspiring day of premier food and wine tasting, chef demonstrations, a VIP wine seminar, and live music...
at Fluid Ultra Lounge (10pm - 2am) w/ Guest DJ D-JR
For three years, Guests have been whisking away their closest friends into the exclusive VIP area, relaxing on the "ghost" Philippe Starck chairs. With events that have been hosted by the city's premiere promoters, the exclusive lighting system and state-of-the-art sound system have been entertaining the party crowd.
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (Line starts at 7am)
San Francisco Auditions of America's Got Talent! Everyone Welcome!
Sunday, October 8, 2006
at Fisherman's Wharf (12:30pm - onwards)Highlights include dozens of ha...
More than 400,000 revelers are expected at San Francisco's 138th ANNUAL ITALIAN HERITAGE PARADE on Sunday, October 8, 2006, as the City's oldest civic event and the nation's oldest Italian-American parade and community celebration winds its way from Fisherman's Wharf to North Beach. A San Francisco institution since it was established in 1868, the 2006 Parade is promising to be bigger, better and more colorful than ever...
at Kelly's Mission Rock (noon - 10pm)
Join 2nd Sunday on October 8th for the final party of the season at Kelly's Mission Rock! Featuring An all day music marathon with visual ambiance and patio cafe serving into the night. Mission Rock is located along San Francisco's waterfront in China Basin just south of SBC Park.
at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) (2pm)
One of the Bay Area's favorite playwrights, Tony and Academy award winner Tom Stoppard is a consummate artist whose collaborations with A.C.T. deliver rich rewards at every outing. His 1974 comedy Travesties begins with a simple fact: during World War I, James Joyce, Vladimir Lenin, and Tristan Tzara all happened to be living in the neutral oasis of Zürich, Switzerland...
Monday, October 9, 2006
at various locations (see schedule for films and times)
Known as a filmmakers' festival, the annual Mill Valley Film Festival offers a high-profile, prestigious and non-competitive environment perfect for celebrating the best in independent and world cinema.
at 12 Galaxies (Doors 8pm Show 9pm)
Bodog Music's founder and CEO Calvin Ayre is offering a $1,000,000 once in a lifetime opportunity to get signed and be heard on an international level...
This Week's Articles

photo credit: Chrissy Loader
New Mexican-style Eats with a California Twist
By Chrissy_Loader (Sep 28, 2006)
It's difficult to eek-out decent New Mexican food outside the state's borders. Lucky for us, the folks at Green Chile Kitchen & Market, located in the Western Addition in a beautifully renovated Victorian on the corner of Baker and Fulton, work toward importing the culinary treats of New Mexico, offering casual, cafeteria-style service (as well as curbside take-out, where you can order by phone and drive up outside for sidewalk service), and a lovely rendition of New Mexico's classic green chile.
Ice Flows
By Matt_Crawford (Sep 28, 2006)
Philadelphia is steeped in revolutionary people and ideas. Its history stretches from the 1700s, when early Americans bucked Britain's colonial system to today's cause célébre -- death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal -- who continues to fight the U.S. prison system from behind bars.
Juan Maclean & James Murphy
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Sep 28, 2006)
DFA was in the building on a Wednesday night at Mezzanine and the bass was rocking. If you don't know DFA records you must not be into good music. The record label responsible for LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture and Hot Chip, and the people behind the label James Murphy and Juan Maclean rocked the building. On this night, to my surprise, the music was nothing that you would expect from these legends of the beat. It was dark and chunky with a twist of Juan and James. The crowd was a cool mix of DFA kids, mission bike messengers and straight club kids just having a good time.
The Hardest Job to Hold
By Matt_Forsman (Sep 28, 2006)
Duncan Shorter (Joshua Jackson) has a gift. He can seemingly get himself fired from just about any imaginable job in a timeframe that would make your jaw drop. How and why he does it is the mystery we begin with in Aurora Borealis.
The New Army of God
By Anhoni_Patel (Sep 28, 2006)
If you think the religious right in this country are gaining more and more control, you would be correct. The startling documentary Jesus Camp will surely erase all doubts otherwise. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (The Boys of Baraka), the film follows several evangelical Christian children as they engage in their faith and attend a Christian summer camp.
Your Self Sucks
By Matt_Forsman (Sep 28, 2006)
Losers, wimps, and the generally spineless have to cause to rejoice! Dr.P's (Billy Bob Thornton) School For Scoundrels is in session and you too can learn to rub people the wrong way, manipulate the easily influenced, initiate violent confrontations, and become the alpha male you always wanted to be!
Winning, If Flawed, Neo-Slacker Comedy
By Mel_Valentin (Sep 28, 2006)
On one level, indie films can be seen as examples of the semi-discredited "auteur theory" in action: indie filmmakers write, direct, and often produce, edit or even act in their own films (all by necessity). Indie films generally don't have slick production values, polished performances, conventional editing or mise-en-scene. What more memorable indie films do have in common, though, is an honesty or perceptiveness in the portrayal of flawed characters and the subcultures they move through. Mutual Appreciation, indie writer/director/actor Andrew Bujalski's second feature-length film, fits that description almost perfectly.
You Say You Want a Revolution
By Rossiter_Drake (Sep 28, 2006)
By now, it's hardly breaking news that the FBI, under the direction of J. Edgar Hoover and at the behest of the Nixon administration, kept a running file on John Lennon, the legendary Beatle who aroused the ire of the government by suggesting that peace might be preferable to a senseless war in Vietnam. (The nerve of those meddlesome Brits!) The U.S. Vs. John Lennon documents the trials and tribulations suffered by Lennon and Yoko Ono -- the tapped phones, the near-constant surveillance and, ultimately, the threat of deportation.
Slick Visuals But Not Much Else
By Mel_Valentin (Sep 28, 2006)
“Stunning,” “striking,” and “breathtaking” are just three adjectives that can be used to describe Christian Volckman's first feature-length animated film, Renaissance. The movie, a monochromatic science-fiction/noir thriller that can be best described as France's answer to Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's graphic novel-to-film adaptation, Sin City. Unfortunately, Renaissance is also an unnecessary reminder that trading off story and character for ultra-slick, ultra-cool visuals will lead to an unmemorable, unengaging, and ultimately forgettable moviegoing experience.
Goy Toys They Aren't
By Stefan_Gruenwedel (Sep 28, 2006)
Politics makes strange bedfellows, and causes strange side-effects. Because of the closed borders to Palestinian workers, Israel has tried to fill in the gaps in the job market in interesting ways. Tomer Heymann's Paper Dolls explores one odd byproduct of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict: transgender Filipino expatriates who care for elderly Orthodox Jews by day -- and perform in drag shows by night.
Sony Goes Where Other Studios Have Gone Before
By Rossiter_Drake (Sep 28, 2006)
There's nothing terribly wrong with Open Season, Sony's first full-length foray into the world of digital animation. Directors Roger Allers (The Lion King) and Jill Culton (Monsters, Inc.) are savvy veterans of the genre, and here they have produced a slick, high-energy comedy that will undoubtedly appeal to the younger set. And the artwork is truly impressive, with its vibrant autumnal hues and crisp, imaginatively rendered characters. Yet the story is a bit too familiar.
Fashion That's Frankly Appealing
By Michelle_Sieling (Sep 28, 2006)
You'd have to admit that San Francisco isn't the fashion capital of the United States, but San Franciscans have their own great style and there are loads of local designers here currently creating unique clothes and accessories. Unfortunately, it's unlikely you have the time to track down all of them down in the city's boutiques. Other than discovering these treasures in local shops, you have to rely heavily on annual holiday sample sales to see their latest wares. But there's a company called Appel & Frank that brings them all in one place for you.
Won Ju Lim
Orange Extension Cord
plexiglas, wood, lamps and extension cord
A Room of One's Own
By Aimee_Le Duc (Sep 28, 2006)
In the early 18th century, Fredrick I built the Amber Room, a small room with inlaid, hand-carved amber walls and bejeweled mosaics built as a gift for the Russian czar at the time, Peter the Great. After changing hands among the royalty of the day, the Amber Room was displaced during World War II, only for parts of it to resurface in Europe in the late 90s. It has since been reconstructed and is on display in various forms in museums and traveling shows, however, going to visit its modern day doppelganger is hardly the point of The Amber Room, a group exhibition of new work currently on display at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco.

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