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OSL Nightlife

For those who live in the city's core, or one of its numerous little valleys, it's sometimes easy to forget that a big, blue, beautiful ocean lies just over yonder, past the iconic windmill and bison in Golden Gate Park. This week, there are plenty of opportunities to reconnect, first among the fishes at Cal Academy of Science's Sharktoberfest and later at the Sandcastle contest at Ocean Beach. Meanwhile, the masses will be crowded along the bayside for the Fleet Week (also the reason why the Blue Angles are buzzing by your apartment all week). Set your eyes to the stars for International Observe the Moon Night and stick your ears in the clouds at SoundCloud Meetup Day. Creatures of the night will be in good company Japanther and Brazilian bombshell Lovefoxx with CSS.

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at DNA Lounge

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SF Fashion Week
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

"Only in Dreams" retains Dum Dum Girls' signature blend of the girl-gang eyeliner punk of the Shangri-Las, the trashy propulsion of the Cramps, and the moody atmospherics of Mazzy Star, but for the first time, all four Dum Dum Girls play...
at The Independent (8pm)

That friction is at the heart of the album title, an acronym for "fear of missing out." "My family and most of my good friends are all musicians, so they're always traveling, too." Catching up via mobile phone or e-mail, looking at Facebook photos of...
at Punchline (8pm)

The hit sex-themed storytelling show brought to you by Giulia Rozzi ( MTV, Vh1) and Margot Leitman (Conan O'Brien, Spike TV). Following a successful sold-out six-city spring tour, Stripped Stories is back on the road and is returning...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
at Amoeba Music (6pm)

The highly anticipated new album, Conatus, comes out on Sacred Bones Records October 4th. Zola Jesus and band celebrate the occasion with a live set and album signing at Amoeba San Francisco!
at SF Public Main Library (6pm)

Two teams of up-and-coming Bay Area poets--Mathew Zapruder, Robin Ekiss, Troy Jollimore, Ada Limon, Dean Rader, and Melissa Stein - take turns batting up to a poem topic pitched by the audience...
at Public Works (10pm)

Ital Tek is 22 year old Alan Myson from Brighton. Since bursting onto the Dubstep scene in 2007 with his Blood Line EP (Planet Mu Records) he has gone on to enjoy great success with constant international touring, and has garnered a legion of fans...
SF Halloween Guide
Thursday, October 6, 2011
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

Star Slinger is a UK based Producer and DJ. He has so far released one LP, two EP's and a bunch of singles. He counts Diplo, Jamie xx & Teebs amongst his fans and has provided licensed remixes for Gold Panda, Childish Gambino...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

São Paulo, Brazil's provocative, freewheeling dance-rock sextet CSS take their name from an abbreviation of "cansei de ser sexy,"...
at Cal Academy of Sciences (6pm)

Sharktoberfest returns to NightLife, celebrating two perennial favorites again this year: sharks and beer! Taste your way through the beer garden in African Hall, featuring brews from local favorites like Speakeasy, Laganitas...
Friday, October 7, 2011
at Li Po Lounge (8pm)

Li Po Lounge basement parties are back! Also with C.L.A.W.S., Roche, Bookworms...
at Slim's (9pm)

"They consist of Kip Berman (vocals, guitar), Peggy Wang (vocals, keyboards), Alex Naidus (bass) and Kurt Feldman (drums). Feldman also plays guitar and sings in The Ice Choir..."
at 24th St. From Mission St. to Potrero Ave (6pm)

Enjoy more street performers, discounts, food tasting, art, music and childrens activites in the heart of the Mission. Including longer hours and more childrens activites. Some performers include: Fire jugglers, Pre-Teen Rock band, Samba dancers, Puppet show for kids, SF Lowrider Car Clubs and more...
at Marriot (6:30pm)

America's largest whisky celebration comes back to San Francisco for the 5th year in a row. WhiskyFest San Francisco will feature more than 250 of the world's finest, rarest, and most expensive single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, American, Japanese...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Christian Martin, Worthy, Justin Martin, Claude Von Stroke. Svedka hosted bar from 9-10!
SF Fashion Week
Saturday, October 8, 2011
at Ocean Beach (10am - 4pm)

Every fall, Leap...imagination in learning (Leap) orchestrates the spectacular Sandcastle Contest as its major fundraising event. The contest is open to the public, free of charge, and supported by the local construction industry, including architects, engineers, and contractors who come together to...
at Regency Ballroom (9pm)

Some bands are fly-by-night operations, garnering instant fame, critical acclaim and shattering all album sales expectations within their first couple years of operation. You've seen 'em before - they're certainly here today, everyone's darlings tomorrow...
at Treasure Island (1pm - 5pm)

Taste your way through 200 Lodi appellation wines while sampling an array of artisan cheeses, olive oils and wine country cuisine. Enjoy live music and take in the absolute best view of Fleet Week's aerial shows...
at Infusion Lounge (10pm)

This year's theme is 'Signature Black', an all black attire affair, and the entire venue will be 'blacked out' with stunning & extravagant decor and other exotic visuals. DJ Melo D will be providing the sounds along with live trumpeter Rico Delargo for a truly unique experience...
at Mighty (9pm)

Kraddy has always brought the undiluted sound of the underground to new audiences. From his work as a founding member of the infamous Glitch Mob to his groundbreaking solo work, Kraddy (born Matthew Kratz) has always been known for shattering...
at Concourse Exhibition Center (10am - 5pm)

Explore your own personal style. Renew your soul and uncover your passions while you relax and rejuvenate, explore a new interest, purchase a great find, connect with inspiring Keynote Speakers Jane Fonda and Dyan Cannon and re-ignite your inner you...
Sunday, October 9, 2011
at Marina Green (all day)

Inaugurated in 1981, this popular annual event brings together U.S. Navy, Marines Corps and Coast Guard forces for a week-long celebration in the water and skies -- highlighted by a two-day air show over the weekend...
at 19th & Minnesota (noon)

Come at noon sharp for a full twelve hours of art, installations, performance, fire, dance, theme camps, circus arts, live music, DJs, Burning Man 2011 imagery...
at Thee Parkside (noon - 7pm)

We're back for our Indian Summer full fledged metal & psych rock fest, loaded with short sleeves a plenty, foxy ladies in fringe, summer BBQ, one too many beers and oh yeah, the best part- 100 rad vendors!
at Kelly's Mission Rock (noon - midnight)

Shortly after Mark befriended Derrick Carter in 1988 at a record store in Chicago, his passion for House music, and sharing it with the world, exploded. Mark experimented with a deeper style, dropping De La Soul, disco classics and other stuff that wasn't being played...
SF Halloween Guide
Monday, October 10, 2011
at Hemlock Taverns (7pm)

Japanther is an art project established circa 2001 by Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly while attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. The duo have often been known to collaborate with a variety of artist...
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