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Tue Nov 11 - Mon Nov 17, 2008
Film Festival

A new dawn has risen in this country. The American ideal for which so many have, and still, fight for has finally come into fruition. Barack Obama has been elected the 44th President of the United States showing the world that hope and change are possible even in the worst of times. For many, this enormous accomplishment is still sinking in and decompression is the name of game this week. Start off with Godzuki Happy Hour Sushi at The Knockout; fresh sushi + cheap drinks = good times. On Thursday, take a trip to the subcontinent with the SF International South Asian Film Festival where you can catch some of the best in Bollywood and independent cinema. Then travel to the wilds of the Lower Haight for D-Stricts at D-Structure for a fashion show exploring the latest in urban style. President-Elect Obama has said this more than once: the planet is in peril. Find out about what you can do to help curb the global climate crisis at the SF Green Festival at Concourse Exhibition Center. And since it is already mid-November, the holidays are fast upon us. Get into the swing of things at the Holiday Ice Rink at Union Square!

This week's articles

Speed Racer

Speed Racer



The Fetching Veggie Etchings

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Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Japanese Motors
at Rickshaw Stop
SF Station TV
at Fiesta on the Hill
Icer Air
at McCovey Cove
Film Festival
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
at West Bay Conference Center (6pm - 9pm)

Join us for an evening of art, music, wine, cocktails & hors d'oeuvres. A Benefit Supporting Opportunity Impact & Burt Children's Center. Silent & live art auction featuring some of the Bay Area's top artists, including Tony Labat, Lynn Hershman Leeson, John Roloff, Mike Giant, & Matt Irving.
at Bottom of the Hill (9:30pm)

"Though Michael Stipe had been a fan of Vic Chesnutt since the late '80s, producing his first two full-lengths, it took the Sweet Relief Two tribute album to make a star of him in mid-1996. The album featured artists such as Madonna, Hootie & the Blowfish, Smashing Pumpkins and R.E.M. covering the songs of Chesnutt..."
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
at The Knockout (5pm - 8pm)

Fresh Affordable Sushi from Chef Tim Kirin Beer on Tap every Wednesday, come and enjoy!
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)

"Fans and critics alike began to rave about the signature wash of sound created by these sonic storytellers, which transports their audience through new dimensions of time and space. As the music carries their congregation to the constellations, the peyote-swirling sounds ignite movies in one's mind."
Thursday, November 13, 2008
at various locations (see listing for times)
From art-house classics to innovative visions to next-level Bollywood - 3rd I brings you diverse images of South Asians through film. This year we feature films from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, UK and USA.
at de Young Museum (7:30pm - 11:30pm)
Guests are invited to celebrate Yves Saint Laurent's legacy; admission incldes designer drinks, hors d'oeuvres and DJ dancing. This retrospective exhibition celebrates the eternal style of the most influential designer of the second half of the 20th century. The quintessentially chic Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) is famed for reworking the rules of fashion to create an exquisite new modern wardrobe that both empowered and liberated women...
Film Festival
Friday, November 14, 2008
at D-Structure (8pm)

D-Stricts will be a tour of the gritty districts that differentiate the City of San Francisco from all the rest. Collective urban styles, along with exclusive pieces will be seen on the runway...catch a glimpse into the creative minds of Kelle Schlax and Charlene Pack, as they give you an interpretation of this city's unique style.
at The Warfield (8pm)
"The members also incorporate electronics as well as exotic instrumentation into their music, which encompasses styles as divergent as punk and ballads as well as regional Mexican and ambient electronica..."
at DNA Lounge (9pm - afterhours)
"As well as being one of the ablest solo turntablists on the globe, Cut Chemist is also a member of two highly rated crews: underground rap kings Jurassic 5 and the Los Angeles Latin funk band Ozomatli. He came up with the L.A. rap group Unity Committee, and debuted on wax..."
at Li Po Lounge (10pm - 2am)

The Night Kitchen returns to the depths of Chinatown's Li Po Lounge. Bigger and badder, this session hosts none other than Brooklyn's own Matt Shadetek, champion of stateside Grime and half of hip hop production unit Team Shadetek...
Saturday, November 15, 2008
at Concourse Exhibition Center (see listing for times)
This year, the festival is celebrating how Bay Area neighbors, community nonprofits, and city departments are working together to make their cities a healthier, more efficient place to live and persevere, particularly during challenging times...
at Oracle Arena (7:30pm)
"The first country American Idol, Carrie Underwood grew up in the small town of Checotah, OK, and began singing with her church at the tender age of three. Throughout her childhood, she also performed at functions for the Lion's Club and Old Settlers Day, and eventually at festivals in several states...
at Bimbo's 365 Club (TBA)

We are excited about our 8th annual charity benefit, happening on Saturday, November 15th. We hope you will join us again for a fantastic night with over 800 people, a great venue, amazing band, and energetic dancing!
at Landmark's Embarcadero (9:45pm)

Indie animation king Bill Plympton's newest feature is a dark and humorous allegory about morally bankrupt men. Bill Plympton expected to attend. Currently one of the most fertile, creative and productive forms in cinema and television, animation occupies a pressure point between artistic, experimental, commercial and industrial media...
Sunday, November 16, 2008
at Union Square (see listing for times)

Safeway introduces a new holiday tradition in the heart of Union Square! Rent some skates and take an adventure on ice in downtown San Francisco...
at The Galleria (11am - 6pm)

Don't burn your fingers! 90 hot, new exciting new fashion collections, limited edition kicks, cocktail lounge, DJ's and more!
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

Chicago post-rock trio Pit Er Pat comprised bassist Rob Doran (a founding member of Alkaline Trio), classically trained pianist Fay Davis-Jeffers, and drummer Butchy Fuego (a onetime contributor to Neutral Milk Hotel). Founded in 2003 as the Blackbirds, they formed to back a local singer/songwriter who abruptly left town...
Yum Diary
Monday, November 17, 2008
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
"Come hear the sweet soulful sounds of Rachael Yamagata. Fresh from the release of her highly acclaimed "Elephants/Teeth Sinking Into Heart," this New Yorker knows how to tug the heartstrings with her smoky voice and raw lyrics. Accompanied by Meiko of MySpace fame and the acoustic sounds of Thao Nguyen and others, this show is sure to affect even the hardest of souls..."
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)

Annie Leibovitz's stunning, meticulously composed, and emotionally charged portraits have made her one of the most world-renowned and sought after photographers. After attending the San Francisco Art Institue in the late 60's, Leibovitz became the chief photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine in the 1970's and early 80's. Her self-proclaimed inability to separate work and personal life comes through even in those early portraits...
at Slim's (9pm)

"From the hell they came... 30 years ago in a small town in New Jersey called Lodi. It was there, at the dawn of the punk movement in April 1977, that the Misfits were born. Taking for their name the title of Marilyn Monroe's final movie, they set out to make an impression. They wound up making history and creating a legacy which has withstood the test of time. Today, boasting a massive catalog of music old and new, a new lineup and an influence felt around the world, the Misfits are generating more interest than ever before..."
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