SF Station presents The Guide: A list of the best events happening this week
Tuesday, October 10 - Monday, October 16
There's something about a three-day weekend that makes the following week a little extra special. Monday was Indigenous People's Day (otherwise known as Columbus Day) giving many of us one day less of work and additional reserves of energy to hit up the various events all over town.

Start off with a little road trip down to the Shoreline Amphitheater to catch Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame performing Dark Side of the Moon. Then on Thursday Brooklyn crooner Baby Dayliner opens for The National and Mobius Band at Great American Music Hall.

Kickstart the weekend with a little burlesque at the 12 Galaxies' Lucky Break Burlesque show where there'll be girls, music and more. And make sure to catch one of the various Litquake events, the city's literary festival, happening all this week; Saturday's Lit Crawl down Valencia Street in the Mission is sure to be a special treat.

Before getting your drink on at Oktoberfest at the Festival Pavilion, grab your fave four-legged friend and get in some exercise for a good cause at The Doggone Fun Run at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Then top it all off with a little Ladytron at the Fillmore. Taste Tv Promo

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (6pm)
Achieving worldwide success with 1973's The Dark Side of the Moon, 1975's Wish You Were Here, 1977's Animals, and 1979's The Wall, among the best-selling, most critically acclaimed, and enduringly popular albums in rock music history.
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at Zellerbach Hall (8pm)
A self-taught musician, the young Sufjan pounded out elaborate Mozartian sonatas on a toy Casio, and by college became proficient on the oboe, recorder, banjo, guitar, vibraphone, bass, drums, piano, and other instruments too numerous to mention. Somewhere along the line he also started to sing, though at the time his friends didn't encourage it...
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006
at Swedish American Hall (7pm) America at War: Al-Qaeda, Iraq, and the Politics of Terror
New Yorker contributors Lawrence Wright and Mark Danner in conversation, with audience Q&A following...
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at Landmarks Embarcadero Cinema ((12:10 1:10 2:40 3:30 4:20 5:10) 7 7:40 8:30 9:30 10:10)
Writer/director John Cameron Mitchell, who previously starred in and directed the film adaptation of his stage hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch, explores the lives of several present-day New Yorkers as they navigate the comic and tragic intersection of love and sex...
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Thursday, October 12, 2006
at 330 Ritch Street (9pm)
Lily's sound is ska-pop, with a dash of social commentary. Easy listening yet thought provoking at the same time, LDN will be all over the airwaves this Summer. Lily has been known to have many celebrity admirers, including Justin Timberlake, Jo Whiley of Radio One and Keira Knightley...
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at Great American Music Hall (GAMH) (8pm)
Baby Dayliner: Baby Dayliner (AKA Ethan Marunas) was born and ra...
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at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (7:30pm, 9pm)
"Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists. His work has the power, the intimacy with suffering and morality, the honesty and moral urgency of Dostoevsky's. To understand Selby's work is to understand the anguish of America."...
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Friday, October 13, 2006
at Club Six (10pm - 3am)
True Skool 7-Year Anniversary: Keeping the hip hop tradition alive for 7 strong years! Live performances by Crown City Rockers and more!
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at SF Weekly's Warfield (8pm)
The Brooklyn-based group is known not only for its passionate, inspired music, but also for redefining the art of do-it-yourself record production and promotion. They released their self-titled debut CD on their own label (also called Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), distributed it to stores and radio stations and promoted it through their Web site entirely on their own...
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at 12 Galaxies (Doors 7pm, Show 8pm)
The Ginzu knife of the stage-she slices, dices and Julianne's! When Kitten on the Keys is not tickling the ivories, stroking the uke, or squeezing her accordion, this multi tasking vaudeville vamp announces acts with a putty tat panache that will stir your nethers and tickle your funnybone!...
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at Bimbo's 365 Club (8pm)
Rock bands are pigeonholed into ever-increasingly minuscule sub-categorizations, but The Dresden Dolls continue to defy explanation and classification. While some have called it theatrical rock, punk cabaret, manic-musical, neo-glam-torch...
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Saturday, October 14, 2006
at Potrero Hill (10am - 5pm)
The day's festivities begin at 9 a.m. with an "All You Can Eat" Pancake breakfast featuring live music preformed by the Apollo Jazz Group at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street. The outdoor Festival, on Southern Heights between Rhode Island and Carolina streets, features food, live music, dance and an eclectic mix of art, jewelry, crafts, and clothing vendors. A special children's area will be available for all day fun...
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at Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park (9am - 1pm)
On event day, hundreds of participants and their dogs will gather in Golden Gate Park to celebrate their special friendships while raising funds to help others. In addition to the main event, there will be entertainment, contests and demonstrations...
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at Justin Herman Plaza (7:30am, registration; 9am walk begins)
A scenic 5k walk along San Francisco's Embarcadero with a post event festival featuring sponsor booths with giveaways, an awards ceremony, music and a Survivor's Pavilion. Kids can share in the festivities at the Popsicle Kid's Pavilion, with fun activities including face painting, hair-braiding, and balloon artists...
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at Resurrection Theater (10pm - 4am)
Tribal drums and belly beat balkan mashup with SoozhyQ and Therese, Neo-tribal bellydance with mistress Holly Gibson and Red Lotus Bellydance, Light poi with Nikitty and Bombgoddess, Hoop performances by Jaden Rose, Jamie Love, and Philo...
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at Ramada Plaza Hotel International (Hoedown 2006) 8pm - 1am
The Sundance Stompede is San Francisco's annual country-western dance weekend for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community and their friends. Join hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls as they dance their feet off and revel in each other's company, with a myriad of activities all weekend long!
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Sunday, October 15, 2006
at Festival Pavilion (11am - 7pm)
Get ready to lift your beer stein and dance the chicken dance as Munich Germany comes to life at Fort Mason in the Marina District with the 8th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay!! Now the largest festival of its kind in California, Oktoberfest-by-the-Bay captures the authentic spirit of Munich Germany with the finest German cuisine, world's best beer, and authentic German music that the whole family will love...
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at Bernal Heights Neighborhood (11am - 6pm)
Unlike other Street Fairs, Fiesta focuses on children, youth and families by providing an alcohol free atmosphere. In addition, there is a children's area that features pumpkin and face painting. Fiesta consistently presents high quality live music that is reflective of the diversity of Bernal Heights and San Francisco at large. This year they are pleased to present the Salvador Santana Band, Bat Makumba, Karabali, Josh Fix and many more...
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at Bernal heights, Castro, Duboce, Eureka Valley, Glen Park, Mission, Noe Valley, Portola (11am - 6pm) Weekend 2
Featuring more than 400 artworks by participating artists, the SF Open Studios Exhibition provides prospective studio visitors with a centralized location to preview and purchase artworks...
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at ODC Theater (3pm & 8pm)
Savage Jazz Dance Company brings its lyrical, explosive and athletic dancers to the ODC Theater for the World Premiere of The Miles Davis Suite. This tribute to one of the greatest jazz composers of all time will explore the amazing arc of his creative evolution from his beginning in be-bop to his exploration of rock and electronic sound...
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Monday, October 16, 2006
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (7:30pm)
Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-conscious narratives. As a vocalist, he broke down the notions that in order to perform, a singer had to have a conventionally good voice...
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at Fillmore (8pm)
Love 'em or hate 'em, there definitely ain't no one like 'em. Ladytron is a perfectly named group, as its music consists primarily of girls singing -- there's the lady -- and weird robotic synth-derived sounds -- the tron...
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This Week's Articles

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Rockin' Out
By Karen_Solomon (Oct 05, 2006)
The casual front porch, the friendly wooden bar, the cozy dining room, the visible kitchen -- itís all so charming that one simply cannot help but be a smitten kitten for this parboiling Bernal Heights/Outer Mission hot spot, opened in late summer 2006 by the folks behind Emmy's Spaghetti Shack.
I don't hide behind anything
By Chris_Ellis (Oct 05, 2006)
You wouldn't think a quintessential 80s singer could have started his career as late as 2004. The one man band Ethan Marunas aka Baby Dayliner owes a lot to artists who actually made music during the neon period, think New Order, David Bowie and others. He honors these pillars of 80s synth and pop on his second release, Critics Pass Away. His honest, intelligent and sometimes humorous lyrics are truly one of a kind. We had a chance to chat with Ethan via email to find out more about what fans should expect from his upcoming show.
Bart Davenport of Honeycut
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Oct 05, 2006)
Quannum records did it again with Honey Cut a mix of hip-hop, rock and funk. These newcomers to the game are tearing it a new one with crazy moves and cool beats. Mezzanine was full of people waiting in trepidation for these kids to hit the stage and once they did, performing hits from their brand new album The Day I Turned To Glass no one was disappointed.
Released on Roir, 5/9/06
By Matt_Forsman (Oct 05, 2006)
The ascent of Hasidic reggae superstar Matisyahu is largely attributable to said artistís considerable talents. However, no man is an island. Matisyahu is fortunate enough to have an excellent band, Roots Tonic, backing him up. There is little question that Roots Tonic has been an integral part of Matisyahuís success.
Released on Suicide Squeeze Records, 10/10/06
By lynne_angel (Oct 05, 2006)
These dudes deserve a medal. They have been through a lot. After their initial formation in 2001, the Chicago-based quartet released a well-received self-titled EP, catching the attention of media and fans alike. They were named one of MOJOís favorite new art-pop bands and they launched into an extensive US tour with the likes of Pinback, Pedro the Lion and American Analog Set. Not bad for a newbie. It was in the midst of recording their first full-length, We Never Should Have Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers, that disaster struck when bass player (Chris Saathoff) was killed by a hit-and-run driver on his way home from a show.
Released on Red Ink Records, 08/8/06
By VinCi_Chan (Oct 05, 2006)
Japanese turntablist-guru, DJ Krush, warps turntables around the world with his latest import tagged, Stepping Stones: The Self-Remixed Best. This "best of/overview" dual disc affair plays like a manifesto of conglomerate hip-hop-trip-hop beats set to thwack off your tweeters and sub woofers. The beatmakerís hit list scratches up a bevy of metered flows with an entourage of en route rappers and backbeat poets making guest appearances. Amongst this heavy-hit list of fresh hip hoppers: Mos Def, Esthero, Mr. Lif, Black Thought & Questlove of The Roots, Malik B., DJ Shadow (Bay Area native, American counterpart) to name a few.
10/5/06 - 10/15/06
By Matt_Forsman (Oct 05, 2006)
Fall has descended upon the Bay Area yet again and while many of us mourn the passing of summer, film lovers have reason to celebrate! The 29th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival is nigh and with it comes a plethora of films jockeying for US distribution, some excellent documentaries, foreign gems, and countless other celluloid (and digital) delights.
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A Return to Form for Filmmaker Martin Scorsese
By Mel_Valentin (Oct 05, 2006)
Directed by Martin Scorsese (The Aviator, Gangs of New York, Goodfellas) and written by William Monaghan (Kingdom of Heaven), The Departed is a remake of 2002ís Infernal Affairs ("Mou gaan dou"), a slickly produced Hong Kong crime/drama/thriller that impressed critics and audiences. Despite pacing and length issues, The Departed turns out to be everything weíve come expect from Scorseseís films.
Not What You Think and So Much Better
By Anhoni_Patel (Oct 05, 2006)
While the title of this film makes it sound as if it's some kind of costume drama, be assured that The King of Scotland is anything but. There are many things I can say about this movie. But they all come down to two things: 1. This is one of the best movies of the year and 2. Forest Whitaker better at least get nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor.
Definitely Not for the Easily Offended
By Mel_Valentin (Oct 05, 2006)
In the first ten minutes of John Cameron Mitchellís (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) second feature-length film, Shortbus, moviegoers can expect the following: full-frontal male nudity, masturbation, auto-fellatio, exhibitionism, voyeurism, hetero sex, and a dominatrix forcing a talkative client into submission. None of the sex is simulated, all of it is as real as youíd see in porn (yes, that means shots of penetration and the money shot).
Worse Than It Has Any Right To Be
By Mel_Valentin (Oct 05, 2006)
Directed and co-written by Greg Coolidge (Queen for a Day), Employee of the Month promises, at least from the ads and trailers, to offer well-aimed (and probably well-deserved) satire in the direction of Wal-Mart and the other superstore chains that provide low-cost, low-price cheap goods to American consumers. Unfortunately, even that relatively modest expectation falls by the wayside.
Brutality, Without Elegance or Purpose
By Rossiter_Drake (Oct 05, 2006)
To this day, the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre remains one of the starkest, most terrifying films ever made. More than any of the lackluster imitations that have followed in the 32 years since director Tobe Hooper unleashed his demented vision of the nuclear family re-imagined as ravenous cannibals, that first movie captures the surreal spirit of a nightmare and translates it into brutally simple cinema. Unlike the well-financed sequels it has inspired, it features a bare minimum of special effects and on-screen gore.
Experience the Luxury
By Nirmala_Nataraj (Oct 05, 2006)
Itís 8am on a Saturday, and while most of the people I know arenít even beginning to wipe the sleep from their eyes, Iím in the spa waiting area of the Claremont Resort & Spa -- along with at least a dozen other women in identical white robes. From the looks and sound of it, my peers range from brides-to-be to debutantes on an early weekend excursion. About three minutes pass before spa attendants pour into the room, one by one, calling out clientsí names and ushering them towards a facial, massage, or some other such ministration. The room empties rapidly -- itís clear that even on sleepy weekend mornings, the Claremont Spa means business.
Engagement by Alienation
By Clifton_Lemon (Oct 05, 2006)
Bertolt Brecht, in devising his enduring brand of political theater, developed a signature technique -- historification: never referring directly to what he wanted to criticize, but instead using historical settings and characters in order to give the audience the intellectual distance necessary to see things clearly. In the case of "Mother Courage" it's the Nazi's role in starting World War Two in Germany that's the target (the play was written between 1939 and 1941) and the action is set during the Thirty Years War (1618 to 1648,) a war cemented in Europe's collective memory rather like the Civil War is in ours.


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