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Tue Oct 16 - Mon Oct 22, 2007
Oh Ingmar, you sly Swedish rogue - how you mess with our heads! Check out the best from this cinematic master at the four-day Tribute to Ingmar Bergman at the Castro Theatre. If existential films are a tad too highbrow, try something more accessible. You may never have heard of the name Harry Shearer, but you've most definitely heard his voice, as Smithers, Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders among many others on "The Simpsons". Out with his first novel, Not Enough Indians, he will be reading at The Booksmith tomorrow. Maybe if you ask nicely, he'll do some impressions! Thursday is the Opening Night of the 11th Annual Arab Film Festival at the Clay Theater. Over the next ten days we'll be treated with dozens of distinctive films from all over of the Arab World.

Make Friday more interesting at the Hubba-Hubba-Review, an evening of burlesque, comedy and live music, at DNA Lounge.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
at Castro Theatre (see listing for times)
4 nights of back to back Ingman Bergman films. More about Bergman's The Hour of the Wolf - "The delicate, dangerous line between genius and insanity is brilliantly plumbed in this haunting film. Tormented by demons past and present, artist Von Sydow fights a losing battle to retain his sanity and maintain his artistic prowess...
at Great American Music Hall (8 pm)
"Atmospheric, acoustic and teeming with some of the loveliest orchestrations since Nick Drake's 'Pink Moon'..." -Shout NY
at Cafe du Nord (8:30 pm)
Missy Higgins was discovered in 2001, when the Melbourne high-school student's song "All for Believing" won an unsigned artist competition sponsored by Australian national radio station Triple J. The plaintive piano ballad was an instant hit, but Higgins took her time with the fame. She eventually signed with Australia's Eleven imprint, which issued a self-titled EP in November 2003. It contained both "Believing" and Higgins' second hit, "Greed for Your Love."
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
at Booksmith (8 pm)
Harry Shearer - the voice of the Simpson's - is an actor as well as a satirist, musician, radio host, playwright, and now author. His first novel, Not Enough Indians (softcover, $12.95), is a bitingly funny satire about a down and out town that tempts fate by having themselves declared a sovereign Indian nation - and opening a casino. Funny, smart, antic and scathing, Not Enough Indians is also a hilarious send-up of the American dream. Don't miss this special event.
at Bottom of the Hill (9 pm)
"The Velvet Teen hits a stage like a lightning bolt, electrifying everything in its immediately charged vicinity, sending its own reversed ions back into the skies. Judah Nagler contorts himself through a hypnotic litany of rage and love, accosting both crowd and self with a wild, lilting venom. Casey Deitz erupts behind his drums, the frantic beat-making machine..."
at DNA Lounge (9:30 pm - 2 am)
Idustrial, techno, breakcore, powernoise. Performing live: Robert Natus -vs- Arkus P (Abstract, Frankfurt Germany) -- 3 hour live PA battle, Catharsis (EGR Records, SF). Lounge: Mochipet (Daly City Records, SF) -- live PA, Intoner (Death Guild), Mitch (Meat / Death Guild), Bloody Snowman (Daly City Records) -- live PA.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
at various locations (see listing for times)
With a record number of films and guest filmmakers, premieres, and our very own first-time Noor Awards, the film festival boldly enters its second decade. The San Francisco Opening Night film Making Of, by internationally celebrated director, Nouri Bouzid, finds surprising creativity and idealism in a young Tunisian man as he struggles with societal neglect and an ideology of violence.
at Amoeba Music (7 pm)
The Go! Team are an English, Brighton-based six piece band (with two drummers) whose songs are a mixture of action theme songs, cheerleader chants, guitars and early hip hop, with a hint of '70s funk. Their songs are a mix of live instrumentation and samples from various sources. They will be doing a free show at Amoeba Music store and the next day a show at Mezzanine.
at Rickshaw Stop (8 pm)
Foxtail Somersault is a five piece band from San Francisco and are influenced by bands such as, Slowdive, Luna, Mogwai, and Asobi Seksu. They will be playing a show at the Rickshaw Stop with opening acts Astral, Tomihiral, and Halcyon High.
at Mezzanine (9 pm)
Throughout his career, Matthew Dear has teamed-up with some of the best dance labels releasing a slew of 12” inches on Sam Valenti’s Ghostly International and Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8 label. He’s explored his own DJ/producer skills under various aliases. His new endeavor Asa Breed received praises throughout the electronic music community. He takes this tour up a notch backed by a full live band.
at Mojito (9 pm)
Sunset proudly brings you the first SF landing of the constantly touring force known as
Giant Guerilla Dub Squad. GPGDS spends their time tearing across North America with their own blend of Roots and Dub Reggae, Afrobeat, and Soul with heavy experimental and improvisation. From uptempo ska joints to organic meditation music; it's the stuff that even the
most rhythmically distant individual will find ground in.
Friday, October 19, 2007
at Art Explosion Gallery (6 pm - 9 pm)
This is the 14th annual fall Art Explosion Open Studios. Each October, the talented artists at The Art Explosion open their studios to the public for one remarkable weekend of art & entertainment. Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, The Art Explosion has 2 locations within easy walking distance.
at Dance Mission Theatre (8 pm)
In tribute to the wide spectrum and long continuum of black dance in America, The Living Word Festival presents two evenings of evolutionary movement at San Francisco's Dance Mission. Featured performances include a new solo by Laura Elaine Ellis of the Black Choreographers Festival, L.A.'s, dance company featuring Kanye West collaborator Eclipse, and San Francisco's Deep Waters Dance Theater...
at The Fillmore (8 pm)
Finishing up their tour around Austrila, Silversun Pickups make their way back up to California and into San Francisco where they will be playing a show at The Fillmore. Opening up for them will be two great bands, Midnight Movies and The Happy Hollows. Come on out and check this gig out because it's one that will surely sell out!
at DNA Lounge (9 pm - afterhours)
Burlesque! Comedy! Live music! Variety acts guaranteed to amaze! Ach du Liber Himmel! Ist time for Oktoberfest!! Celebrate with Hubba Hubba's Frisky Frauliens! Featuring swing sensations Lee Presson and the Nails Plus! Big-Time Bavarian Burlesque, with: The Indra Kielbasia Sparkly Devil Gretl von Boom-Boom Peekaboo Burlesque Revolva (Detroit) Charlie Darling Gorilla X Klaus Jerk Inspector Kingfish The Twilight Vixen Revue and more!
at Asia SF (10 pm - 3 am)
Stiletto is a third Friday dance party held at AsiaSF from 10pm – 3am. Each month a fresh and innovative theme is realized through a synthesis of DJ dance music, photography, film, fashion, performances, and other forms of interactive art. On October 19th Stiletto transforms into the Warhol Superstar party.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
at Precita Eyes Muralists (6 pm - 10 pm)
Precita Eyes Muralists is celebrating 30 years of community mural arts on Saturday, October 20th, with an all out Extravaganza at the funky & fabulous Project Artaud. The Gala evening will feature a live mural painting performance, an exhibit and silent auction of works by 30 Master Muralists, live music, light refreshments, & much more!
Citywide (8 pm - 9 pm)
Lights Out San Francisco is a citywide energy conservation event on October 20, 2007. On this night, we invite the entire city of San Francisco to turn off all non-essential lighting from 8-9pm. To promote long-lasting energy saving, we plan to distribute free compact fluorescent light bulbs throughout the city. Also, watch for community events in your neighborhood. Join us and turn out your lights!
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (8 pm)
Interpol. A name generally associated with international espionage, covert operations, and distant ports of call. Yet since Interpol, the band, swept up listeners with their 2002 Matador debut 'Turn On The Bright Lights,' the moniker has gained new associations as well. It still carries global recognition.
at Mezzanine (9 pm)
Kanye West's official DJ since 2004, A-Trak began making beats at the age of 13, when he took his bar mitzvah money and bought himself some turntables and a mixer. He won the DMCs World Championship in 1997 at age 15, the youngest recipient of the award ever. Ten years later A-Trak is still touring and making beats non-stop.
at Pink (10 pm)
Tribute to legendary NYC club. Part of the Proceeds will benefit Project Open Hand. Hosted by Mama Leslie and Chip
at Icon Ultra Lounge (10 pm)
Icon Ultra Lounge presents One Year Anniversary. Full open hosted bar til 11pm. Appetizers included. Dj Ajax, Audio 1, and jfeeva spinning hip hop and mashups.
at DNA Lounge (10 pm)
It's been a few months since Evil Breaks has done a bigger party, and we figured we'd come back with something HUGE!!! We can't wait to see what these guys sound like on DNA's amazing sound system, and along with the amazing local support, Visuals by Viberation, and a special surprise guest upstairs, I really don't think you're going to want to miss this.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
at Niketown (7 am)
A beautiful race. A noble cause. A weekend to remember. From the pre-race Nike Expotique, to the on-course chocolate mile and Pedi-care station, to the elegant Finisher Necklace by Tiffany & Co. - the Nike Women's Marathon is a special event. Every last detail has been planned with a woman in mind.
at Bernal Heights Neighborhood (11 am - 6 pm)
This year’s Fiesta, the 19th annual, will take place on Sunday, October 21st, on Cortland Avenue. Fiesta celebrates the diversity that is part of the rich fabric of Bernal Heights and its surrounding neighborhoods. Every year 15,000 people from Bernal Heights, the Mission, the Excelsior and from all over the Bay Area come to enjoy this family-friendly, alcohol-free festival featuring activities for all ages including a pumpkin patch, pony rides, petting zoo and the ever-popular dunk tank.
at Fabric 8 (1 pm - 5 pm)
Join artists Reuben Rude and Nome Edonna for an afternoon of painting at fabric8. They will be creating small, affordable pieces for the gallery. Fabric8 is also pleased to present a new jewelry collection by artist Marco Huizar (San Francisco, US/San Pancho, Mexico). New and recent pieces by Sirron Norris, Ursula Young, gaNyan, GEM, Marikina, Grant Gilliland, C Lee Sobieski, and more are available as well.
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) (3 pm, 8 pm)
You’ve never seen Bill T. Jones quite this way before—the world-renowned dance company will perform up close and personal in YBCA ’s intimate Forum. In Chapel/Chapter, Jones asks, “How can we reconcile what we see in the media with our personal experience of the world?” Through song and joyful movement, and by juxtaposing the official language of news articles and court transcripts with the personal language of folksong and storytelling...
at ODC Theater (7 pm)
Yaelisa and Caminos Flamencos continue their wildly popular dance series at ODC Theater, featuring new international guest artists. Come watch "the Bay Area's most adventurous flamenco dancer" (Bay Guardian) in an informal café atmosphere. Tapas and wine provided by Masterpiece Catering.
Monday, October 22, 2007
at The Independent (8 pm)
Although Me'Shell Ndegéocello scored a few hits early in her career, the singer/bassist opted to concentrate subsequently on more challenging material by exploring the politics of race and sex, among other topics. Born Mary Johnson in 1969 and spending the first few years of her life in Germany (her father was both a military man and a jazz saxophonist), Ndegéocello and her family relocated to Virginia in the early '70s as the youngster developed an interest in music.
at Punch Line Comedy Club (9 pm)
The Onion Comedy Series presents The HECKAWEEN Show. Featuring Mo Mandel, Mike E. Winfield, Yayne Abeba, Randall Park and special guests. Hosted by Ali Wong!
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