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After a summer and fall full of fantastic concerts, the outdoor festival season comes to an end with Treasure Island Music Festival this weekend, featuring Empire of the Sun, Death Cab for Cutie and much more. Get ready for the festival with our Treasure Island Playlist and lossen up your legs with the SF Station crew tonight at Vessel with Sander van Doorn. Boobs for Beats provides an opportunity to party for a good cause and you can still get in on the fun with Foster the People at the band's Rickshaw Stop DJ set. Leave no stone unturned at the roving literary party Litcrawl, featuring events at bookstores, bars, coffee shops and galleries throughout San Francisco. Find some Halloween Costume Ideas at Vagabond Indie Craft Fair and become the tastemaker among your circle of friends with our Halloween Events Guide.

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at The Factory SF

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at 1015 Folsom
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at Paramount Theater
at Treasure Island

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at Fox Theater
Beer and Sausage Festival
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
at Vessel (9pm)

Some people call Sander a technical & musical genius. And who can deny it? He has cranked out more dance floor destroyers, sold-out gigs, number one records, and awards than most artists do in a lifetime...
at The Independent (8pm)

The arc and trajectory on which Gang Gang Dance has propelled themselves since their inception can only be described in terms of evolution. Five individuals with strong ties to the art community and almost boundless creative energy orienting themselves into...
at The Warfield (8pm)

The Australian Pink Floyd Show was formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1988, but weren't known as this until relocating to the UK. They were the first Pink Floyd tribute band to tour in the UK back in 1993...
at The Book Passage (noon)

Alton Brown signs copies and conducts a Q&A for his new book Good Eats 3: The Later Years. Brown's Good Eats series has been garnering awards for the last 14 seasons on the Food Network. His new cookbook offers...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
at Ruby Skye (8pm)

Walmart Soundcheck and AXE are putting on a free LMFAO show in San Francisco! Must be 21+ to attend. RSVP
at Herbst Theater (8pm)

Mary Oliver's poetry, with her lyrical connection to the natural world, has firmly established her in the highest realm of American poets. She is renowned for her evocative and precise imagery, which brings nature into clear focus, transforming the everyday...
SF Halloween Guide
Thursday, October 13, 2011
at Fox Theater (8pm)

Already proven as a talented, sought after songwriter and revered platinum-selling artist as the singing half of the duo Floetry, Marsha Ambrosius is meeting the next challenge in her already impressive musical...
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm)

Join us after the FTP show at the Fillmore for dancing, drinks, and a special guest DJ set by the guys themselves!
at The Independent (8pm)

For 25-year-old Malaysian singer/songwriter Zee Avi, "Swell Window" is the gorgeous track that started the journey and also the opening track of her second album, Ghostbird. "It's a song about seizing the moment," she says...
at The Summit (8pm)

From Alcatraz Island to Moscow's Red Square, DJ QBert to Lady Gaga, underground movements to partnerships with pop-culture icons, Flavor Group has been on an epic 10-year journey. We've come along way from our humble...
Friday, October 14, 2011
at Mezzanine (6pm)

Spend the evening helping Beats for Boobs raise funds for local breast cancer non-profits through a collaborative celebration of art, fashion, food, music and education...
at 1015 (10pm)

A disciple of Lee "Scratch" Perry, Mad Professor was one of the leading producers in dub reggae's second generation. His Dub Me Crazy albums helped dub make the transition into the digital age, when electronic productions started to take over...
at Rickshaw Stop (8:30pm)

"Devonshire, England's Metronomy have traveled an impressive stylistic distance in the short span of three albums. The group began in 2006 as glitchy electronic smirkers, proffering a garishly irreverent take on..."
Beer and Sausage Festival
Saturday, October 15, 2011
at Treasure Island (noon - 10pm)

Undoubtedly one of the most incredible, unique music experiences of the year. Saturday will be headlined by Empire of the Sun, while Sunday will be headlined by Death Cab For Cutie; the lineup will be rounded out by the likes of Cut Copy, Explosions in the Sky, Beach House...
at Urban Bazaar (11am - 5pm)

The show will be a fun, interactive experience for hip, socially-conscious shoppers to find great fall accessories, new artwork, and- if they're on the ball- early holiday gifts...
in SF (6pm)

Don't miss the annual literary blow-out that shakes up the city...
at Dolores Park (3pm)

Start saving your cardboard, you've got less than a month until the next Boxwars SF. This time around we'll be hosting a team clan battle. Imagine Braveheart meets corrugated cardboard with...
On the K, L or M Muni Lines (11am - 2:45pm)

An extraordinary lineup of Bay Area dance luminaries performing outdoor, site-specific work. Performance tours, led by "tour guides," start at the Main Library, board the K, L, or M Muni/Metro, head underground, and emerge at the West Portal Muni Station, with performances along the way...
at Cobb's Comedy Club (8pm)

Perhaps best known for his offbeat delivery of "the fake news" on "Saturday Night Live" for five seasons, Norm MacDonald is a major comedic presence. Aside from his notable characterizations of Bob Dole and Burt Reynolds...
Sunday, October 16, 2011
at Bernal Heights Neighborhood (10am - 6pm)

The Festival benefits the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center whose mission it is to preserve and enhance the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of the Bernal Heights District of San Francisco and surrounding neighborhoods...
at The Independent (9pm)

Thao and the ever-versatile Get Down Stay Down (Adam Thompson on bass, keys and additional guitar, and Willis Thompson on drums and percussion) return with the follow up to their critically lauded and riotously applauded...
at YBCA (7:30pm)

At age 27, Nicolás Pereda has quickly amassed a body of work that is a testament to the incredible vitality and creativity of Mexican cinema today. Very much of his moment, Pereda combines aspects of some of the most notable trends in contemporary world cinema, including elements of deadpan...
at Union Square (7am)

Nike will celebrate the eighth year of the Nike Women's Marathon! We invite you to join 20,000 women as we race together through the streets of San Francisco to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society...
at Japantown Peace Plaza (1pm)

The event will feature performances by Virtual Idol Mari Watanabe, Sentai Hero Barrie Evans, Singer Yukie Dong and K-on Doncing Kara's Mister!
SF Halloween Guide
Monday, October 17, 2011
at Roxie Theater (12:30pm)

Don't miss the Opening Night Party (10/14), a celebration of Sasha Shulgin, the Bay Area chemist who discovered the properties of MDMA and 200 other drugs, a superhero themed Closing Night Party (10/27) or the annual Roller Disco Costume Party, produced with Black Rock Roller Disco(10/22)...
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