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Tuesday, October 11 - Monday, October 17
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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Hold Steady by Roger Thomasson
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
Wolf Parade by Chris Ellis
Sigur Rós by Kevin Dick
FILM: Good Night, and Good Luck by Anhoni Patel
Capote by Anhoni Patel
Separate Lies by Matt Forsman
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit by Mel Valentin
In Her Shoes by Mel Valentin
Two for the Money by Rossiter Drake
FOOD: Trader Vic's and Asia de Cuba by Thor Elliott
SHOPPING: Adolph Gasser by Michelle Sieling
THE ARTS: Litquake 2005 by Matt Munday
SPORTS: NFL: Game Recap by Joshua Kaplan
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: Classes at Yoga Tree
A Copy of China Boy, San Francisco's One City One Book Selection!
Lessons at Vima Dance Studio
ONGOING: Coupons
Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 Show All Events »
SF Open Studios
Celebrating 30 years
at SomArts Cultural Center (Gallery) (7 pm - 10 pm) Festivals/Fairs

Network with fellow professionals in business and the arts in the 2005 Exhibition setting. Now celebrating its 30th year, San Francisco Open Studios is the country's largest, longest-running free visual arts event. In 1975, a small group of enterprising artists who wanted to make artwork accessible to the public founded San Francisco Open Studios. MORE

Int'l Latino Film Festival - SF Bay Area presents
Se quien eres / I Know Who You Are
pre-Festival screening
at Castro Theatre (6:30 pm) Film
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This Goya (Spanish Oscar) award-winning psychological thriller is an adaptation of an actual historical event in Madrid about a horrific attack on the office of a left-wing lawyer who supported Spain's cry for democracy during the Franco dictatorship. MORE

The Neighborhood Parks Council presents
Light up the Night
4th Annual Gala
at Lafayette Park (6 pm - 9 pm) Fundraisers
Featuring: the Slobodan Dan Paich and the Artship Dance/Theater, Delicious Food & Sweet Treats, Champagne & Fine Wine, and a Live Auction with KGO's park advocate, John Rothman. MORE

Baby Taj
at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (7:30 pm) Performance Arts
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The romantic Taj Mahal is the next assignment for Rachel, an American travel writer whose failed romances have led her to ask: Why not have the baby she craves - on her own? MORE

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Show All Events »
KRS-ONE
plus Serendipity Project
at The Independent (9 pm) Music
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KRS-One (born Kris Parker) was the leader of Boogie Down Productions, one of the most influential hardcore hip-hop outfits of the '80s. At the height of his career - roughly 1987-1990- KRS-One was known for his furiously political and socially conscious raps, which is the source of his nickname, "The Teacher." MORE

LCD Soundsystem
with Shit Robot
at The Fillmore (8 pm) Music
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LCD Soundsystem debuted with Losing My Edge, a single that became one of the most talked-about indie releases of 2002. MORE

Trust Me
a survey of Tony Labat's career
at New Langton Arts (12 pm - 6 pm) Galleries
New Langton Arts celebrates its 30th year with Trust Me, the first survey of the work of Bay Area performance, video and installation artist Tony Labat. MORE

United Nations Assocation Film Festival Special Screening
at Delancey Screening Room (7 pm) Film
This is a special advanced screening featuring two films from the upcoming United Nations Association Film Festival. MORE

Thursday, October 13, 2005 Show All Events »
Xingolati
Groove Cruise of the Pacific
at Carnival "Paradise" (All Day) Festivals/Fairs
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For three days and three nights the inaugural Xingolati – Groove Cruise of the Pacific will combine the ship’s fabulous food and relaxing spa treatments with multiple concert venues showcasing live music from some of the country’s most dynamic bands. MORE

Hurricane Katrina Rock Relief w/ RubberSideDown, Miranda's Little Problem and Evergreen
at Cafe du Nord (9 pm) Music
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The Owl Mag will present a Hurricane Katrina Rock Relief show featuring full-band performances by local emerging artists: RubberSideDown, Miranda’s Little Problem and Evergreen. Endorsed by the American Red Cross, this special event will raise awareness and funds for Hurricane Katrina victims. MORE

Pure
w/Resident DJ Big Bad Bruce
at Fluid Ultra Lounge (9 pm - late) Clubs
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It’s Los Angeles meets Miami mashed up into one in the heart of San Francisco at Fluid Ultra Lounge. Make no mistake, the hype is real. MORE

A Gathering of Gamelans Festival
at Cowell Theater (8 pm) Performance Arts
Gamelan is a unique festival uniting the music, dance and shadow theater of Java, Bali, Cambodia, the Philippines and Thailand to showcase the breadth and depth of these artistic traditions. MORE

Libby Black: Caught Up In The Moment
at Heather Marx Gallery (10:30 am - 5:30 pm) Galleries
Celebrated artist Libby Black peels back the glitz and glamour of the luxury lifestyles that fashion peddles, revealing a place of seduction and longing. MORE

Friday, October 14, 2005 Show All Events »
LA 2 The Bay featuring Ugly Duckling
Bridging the gap between the Bay & our So-Cal neighbor
at Social Club (9 pm - 2 am) Music
Massive Selector, SpeakeasySF, & Chicken Skratch presents: LA 2 The Bay. Formed in Long Beach, California around 1993, lyricists Andy and Dizzy and D.J. Young Einstein have been putting out classic hip-hop records and touring the world for the last 6 years. MORE

Remedy... music is the cure
Grand Opening Party
at Ruby Skye (9 pm - 5 am) Clubs
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Please join us on Friday October 14, 2005 & every Friday thereafter at Ruby Skye as Remedy brings you the best of San Francisco Night Life featuring 2 rooms, 2 dance floors, Smoking/Cigar Lounge, and plenty of comfortable lounge space throughout. MORE

Oktoberfest by the Bay
at Fort Mason Center (5 pm - 12 am) Festivals/Fairs
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. MORE

The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
plus One Block Radius
at Elbo Room (10 pm) Music
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At the heart of San Francisco's infamous Jazz Mafia, you'll find The Shotgun Wedding Quintet - A group of 5 powerful musical personalities with the sound of a 10-piece band... literally. MORE

Bob Mould Band with Shiny Toy Guns
at The Fillmore (9 pm) Music
Guitarist/singer/songwriter Bob Mould was initially a member of Hüsker Dü, one of the most influential American bands of the '80s. Hüsker Dü was a post-hardcore punk band that helped define the sound and ideals of alternative rock. MORE

San Francisco Performances 26th Season Gala
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (6 pm & 8:30 pm) Ball/Gala
This festive event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and fine dining at the Forum. Guests will then move next door to the Theater for the Gala Performance. MORE

Chocolate Fest
Unlimited tasting of chocolate wares
at Congregational Church of Belmont (7:30 pm - 10 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Unlimited tasting of the chocolate wares of more than 20 vendors including truffles, block chocolate, fudge, brownies, sauce, desserts, biscotti, gelato, ice cream, chips and molded chocolates plus gourmet coffee, champagne and live music. MORE

Robert McChesney
at San Jose Museum of Art (11 am - 5 pm) Galleries
For over 50 years, Robert McChesney has lived and worked in a rural studio on Petaluma's Sonoma Mountain. MORE

Saturday, October 15, 2005 Show All Events »
Potrero Hill Festival
15th Annual
at Potrero Hill Neighborhood House (9 am - 5 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Now in its 15th year the Potrero Hill Festival is one of the city's least known yet most genuine neighborhood festivals. MORE

SalsaCrazy's Amazing Canvas Salsa Dance Evening
at The Canvas (8 pm) Clubs
Learn to Dance Salsa at 8pm with fantastic introductory salsa dance lessons that really teach you HOW TO DANCE Salsa! No partner is necessary in the fun & social dance class. Enjoy the finest salsa dancing in San Francisco afterwards with stellar dancing! MORE

Music of Three Worlds
at First Unitarian Universalist Church (7:30 pm) Performance Arts
The Music of Three Worlds Concert is an extraordinary evening featuring world-renowned oud player and singer of Nubian/Arabic music, Hamza el Din. MORE

Polkacide, Rube Waddell, The As Is Brass Band
at Bottom of the Hill (10 pm) Music
Can it be 20 years ago that we came into being? Out of a deep seated human need to abandon ones troubles to loud music, wild dancing and copious amounts of good beer, a band was born, and that band was Polkacide. MORE

Groovus
at Grant & Green (9:30 pm - 1:30 am) Music
This gifted group of performers seamlessly fuses elements of funk, soul, r&b, rock, hip hop and jazz into unique and distinctive arrangements that define their signature sound. MORE

Doggone Fun Run
Benefiting Pets Unlimited & PAWS
at Lindley Meadow (9 am) Fundraisers
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Grab your dogs, friends and kids! Canine and human pals and come out in packs to the Doggone Fun Run in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. MORE

Writing Letters, Joe Amhrein, Tauba Auerbach, Steve Powers (aka ESPO)
Opening Night
at Luggage Store Gallery (6 pm - 9 pm) Galleries
"Writing Letters," work by Joe Amhrein, TaubaAuerbach, Steve Powers (ESPO): three artists who explore the physicality, psychology, aesthetics, politics and sociology of letter forms, words and signs. MORE

Celebrating Activism
A Benefit for Breast Cancer Action's 15th Anniversary
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Forum (6 pm - 11 pm) Fundraisers
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The event will feature musicians Holly Near and Adrienne Torf, poet Alix Olson, comedian Rene Hicks, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, Dance Brigade, and author Anne Lamott. MORE

Book Arts Jam: Special Edition
at Foothill College (10 am - 4 pm) Organizations
Book Arts Jam: Special Edition invites book arts aficionados as well as artists and audiences new to book arts to join us for a "behind-the-scenes" look at the creative processes, tools, and techniques that are used by book artists. MORE

Sunday, October 16, 2005 Show All Events »
17th Annual
Fiesta on the Hill
Presented by Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
at Bernal Heights Neighborhood (11 am - 6 pm) Festivals/Fairs
If you've attended the fair before, you know this is San Francisco at its best - a neighborhood feel that''s vital and diverse, live music and wares that adults love with games and events for the kids, and food that’s the full rainbow of San Francisco's vital restaurant scene. MORE

The Chapin Sisters, The Finches
Dame Satan, The Union Standard
at Cafe du Nord (8 pm) Music
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Allow me to introduce The Chapin Sisters - three girls from New York whose goose-bump inducing music is winning them a growing number of enthusiasts. Virtually everyone who’s heard them begs for more – the Chapin Sisters are simply that good. MORE

Fredelicious Productions
80's and more
at Duplex (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Free Entry before 10 pm
Every Sunday 80's, 90's, reggae and more at Duplex ultra lounge. MORE

Spectrum 3
Art Auction, Cocktail Party, Fundraiser
at Mezzanine (6 pm - 9 pm) Fundraisers
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Announcing Spectrum, Access Institute’s third annual fundraising art auction and cocktail party! Over 300 guests will be on hand to support Access Institute’s innovative program that provides critical mental health services to lower-income San Franciscans. MORE

Little Women
at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts (1, 6:30 pm) Performance Arts
Little Women, the musical follows the life of Jo March and her three sisters, Meg, Amy and Beth. MORE

Monday, October 17, 2005 Show All Events »
A Special Night with Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins
at Mezzanine (8 pm) Music
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Mezzanine welcomes one of their most eclectic and colorful sets to date. Monday, October 17th Robin Guthrie of the famed Cocteau Twins will be performing a solo set that will feature songs and melodies written specifically for this very night. MORE

Los Angeles Plays Itself
Produced, written and directed by Thom Andersen
at Roxie Cinema (7 pm & 9 pm) Film
A remarkable documentary about cinema, an endlessly fascinating visual lecture and an important social commentary, Cal Arts' Thom Andersen's love letter to Los Angeles explores the city's representation on film. MORE

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