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Tue Nov 27 - Mon Dec 3, 2007
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Tired of leftovers? Want to digest something fresh and new this week? We have just the thing(s) for you. Hailing from Mexico, Cafe Tacuba will be bringing their own special blend of rock to The Warfield tomorrow night. And this weekend the insanity that is Circus Oz rolls into town with stunts and feats from down under at Zellerbach Hall. Get out your bell bottoms Friday night for Paradise at Mezzanine featuring two live sets of disco jams. Say what? That's right -- the music will be live. 1976 has never sounded so good. Then cleanse your sins on Saturday at the Soulsavers show at The Independent. And has the recent Dylan bio-pic left you in the mood for more? Check out one of Dylan's biggest influences, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, at the Freight and Salvage Sunday night.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
at Castro Theatre (see listing for times)
"Hal Ashby was one of the most prolific and successful filmmakers of the 1970s, producing a string of hits beginning with the cult success Harold and Maude (1971) and lasting through Being There (1979). Despite this, Ashby is little remembered today..."
at Icon Ultra Lounge (9:30pm)
Every Tuesday Roberta presents SUSPECT TUESDAYS, Icon's newest & hottest hip hop event with award winning DJ Mei-Lwun on the 1's & 2's spinning Hip Hop and Mash Ups plus special guest DJ's.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
at Cowboys and Angels (7:30pm)
Cowboys and Angels is pleased to present I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, the first solo showing of Nor Cal artist Andrew Perry. Come by and take a peak at the creations Andrew gives life using acrylics on wood panels and rough cuts of trees, the creatures of Employed.
at The Warfield (8pm)
"With its sizzling mix of ska, rock, hip-hop, and traditional Latin music, Cafe Tacuba is one of Mexico's hottest bands. One of the "50 Future Latin American Leaders" according to Time magazine, the group continues to share its exciting dance music with audiences throughout Central and South America."
at Cafe du Nord (9pm)
"Oakland's Faun Fables aren't really a folk group, but there's no adequate name for the music Dawn and Nils make together, music that is so total, otherworldy, and heretical a vision of traditional music that it can only be compared to The Residents' version of rock 'n roll..."
Thursday, November 29, 2007
at Zellerbach Hall (see listing for times)
Death-defying daredevils...hilarious humans...marvelous musicians...astonishing acrobats. Australia's original and best contemporary circus troupe comes to Berkeley, having spent recent years captivating audiences throughout Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. For more than two decades, Circus Oz has brought its unique performances of wit, grace, spectacle, satire, and finely tuned silliness...
at Cody's Books (7pm)
Poet Adam David Miller returns to his childhood in Depression-era Orangeburg, South Carolina, to reconstruct the series of events that led to his exile from the South. Interspersed with his poetry, Miller's story takes us to the poor backstreets of his hometown where intricate hierarchies dictate behavior...
at Space Gallery (8pm)
Featuring Artworks By Rob Zombie, Andrew Junge, Skott Cowgill, Clinton Lowery, Sham, John Dywer, Joe Roberts, Jesse Balmer, Chris Murdoch, Jim Dirschberger, Josh Powell, Chase Bowman, Archie Mckay, Marco Mejia, Max Kauffman, Jehan Choo...
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30pm)
"It was quite an amazing summer for Birds & Batteries. On June 27th at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco, B & B celebrated the local release of their brand new album, I'll Never Sleep Again. to a capacity audience. On August 25th they packed the house at the prestigious Great American Music Hall with string and horn sections in tow. In September, the band was featured on NPR.org after I'll Never Sleep Again charted in the CMJ top 200 six weeks in a row..."
Friday, November 30, 2007
at Stacey's Bookstore (12:30pm)
Certified sommelier and author of Hip Tastes Courtney Cochran will be pouring some of her hip choices for the holidays and showing you how to have fun learning about wine. Join us for a fab kickoff to the holiday season.
at Micaela Gallery (5pm - 8pm)
Micaela Gallery announces the opening of an exhibition featuring the newest work by glass sculptors David Patchen, Julie Lazarus, and David Ruth. Julie Lazarus and David Patchen are artists whose work is founded on intimate relationships with Italian glassmaking. David Ruth's work began in the French tradition of dal-de-verre and continues his ongoing study of color and light.
at Makeout Room (7:30pm)
"Their ballads lay like a moon hidden beneath a cloud of loud-quiet-loud, their dynamics of sound - as heard on their (sadly) lone EP, Everything Means Something - charting your listening pleasure through bass lines, fuzzing guitars, and keyboards twinkling like a young lady's panties during love at first sight." - from L.A. Weekly
at Deco Lounge (9pm)
"Everything that comes out of my studio or has my name on it was made with my hands. I make casual dresses and tops for boutiques. I make spandex outfits for street and stage. I repair old ripped up jeans. I say "yes" to almost any project that involves women, fashion, fun, friends, parties, photos, gays, shopaholics and positive freaks!!" - Cristalette
at Bimbo's 365 Club (9pm)
"With one foot in the library and the other on the dance floor, Voxtrot combine classic 60's pop (think Love and Left Banke) with the heady, subversive sounds of 80's Britain and still come out ahead of their time."
at Mezzanine (10pm)
Don't miss the biggest, most debaucherous Disco dance party SF has ever seen! Featuring 18 piece Live Disco ensamble Escort. New York's disco phenomenon will set the night on fire with eighteen musicians in tow playing two live sets of bona fide disco jams. Plus SF's best DJ's spinning everything from underground Italo to those Disco anthems we all know and love.
at DNA Lounge (10pm - 4am)
Remedy: a cure for the daily grind. Remedy provides house music on the main floor and hip-hop and soul atmosphere in the upstairs lounge, plenty of comfortable lounge space throughout, quality sound, strong drinks and an amazing team of DJs that'll keep you jumpin' until the wee hours of morning...
Saturday, December 1, 2007
at The Regency Center (7pm)
Starring Kaskade, Richard Vission, September, Taylor Dayne, Jupiter Rising, Chris Willis, Chris Clouse. Featuring DJ Sets from Trevor Simpson, Dimitris Mykonos, Kid Loose, DJ Ajax, DJ Eddy Santana...
at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight (1988) (7pm - 10pm)
Curated by Los Angeles artist Luke Chueh and Gallery1988, "The Vivisect Playset" was first established in 2004, when the gallery extended Chueh an offer to assemble a line-up of artists that were both his friends, and creators he looked up to. Luke then decided the show would incorporate artists who utilize animals in their work to convey human conditions or comment on society, in the same vain that his own art doubles beyond the cuddly creatures he depicts.
at Dance Mission Theatre (7:30pm)
The Limits of the Marvelous is a movement dialogue on discovery and recognition of the many ways in which people expire and rebuild themselves. In Ceres' choreographic style, this full-length evening weaves three years of work into an abstract telling of both magnificent and minute personal deaths and rebirths. In collaboration with award-winning video designer Austin Forbord, Limits is a series of vignettes reordered from recent premieres and commissions.
at Mezzanine (8pm)
Featuring 60 fashion designers, 80 artists, 40 filmmakers and 7DJ's! Irene Hernandez-Feiks founded Chillin' Productions 7 years ago with the purpose of discovering and aiding Bay Area fashion designers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, DJ's, musicians and performers...
at The Independent (8pm)
"It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land is like a delicious, bottomless mudslide of the finest blend of elixirs that even the devout can't renounce or get enough of. So wouldn't that make British production rascals, Rich Machin and Ian Glover your relentless Soulsavers? The duo are joined by Mark Lanegan famed for his stark and raw tenure work with The Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age..." - VinCi Chan
at Slim's (8pm)
"VHS or Beta formed in 1997 in Louisville, KY, when bassist Mark Palgy and guitarists Zeke Buck and Craig Pfunder met after high school. After a brief stint with noise punk and the addition of drummer Mark Guidry, they reformed in response to their love of house music, soul, and disco. The new sound, enhanced by keyboards, vocoder, samples, and electronic drums, eventually brought in hundreds of dancing people at their shows..."
at Chez Panisse (8pm - 9pm)
Performing during dinner at Chez Panisse Restaurant, to benefit the Chez Panisse Foundation. Space is extremely limited. The Foundation envisions a nationwide public school curriculum at all levels that includes hands-on experiences in school kitchens, gardens, and lunchrooms. This curriculum will inspire students to choose healthy food and help them understand the impact of their choices on their health, the health of their communities, and the planet.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
at Bay Area Discovery Museum (11am, noon & 1pm)
Let your imagination run wild as you create the most delightful gingerbread house on the block, festooned with candy canes, gumdrops, frosting and other treats. Don't miss the sweetest event of the holiday season.
at Herbst Theater (5:30pm)
Kick-off your holidays at this star-studded holiday benefit concert benefiting Meals of Marin and Positive Resource Center. The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation presents stars from stage, screen and the recording industry in a seasonal celebration for everyone.
at Shelton Theater (7pm)
Shelton Studios is thrilled to announce SoloHouse, a new monthly showcase like nothing the bay area has ever seen, presented and directed by W. Kamau Bell - considered one of San Francisco's finest comedians as well as the director of long running solo shows. Bell's comic background brings a level of energy previously unseen in solo performance venues.
at Freight & Salvage (8pm)
Ramblin' Jack Elliott weaves amazing stories in and out of song, sharing stream-of-consciousness nuggets from the richly checkered career that he launched the day he ran away from home at age 14 to join Colonel Jim Eskew's Rodeo. After several detours, Jack ended up at the side of Woody Guthrie, learning the craft that made him a leading figure in folk music, influencing a generation of musicians.
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
"Yeah, Don Caballero is instrumental, what's it to ya? Most don't realise that fact until they're told. They have been since their inception in 1991. Their first two singles were as a trio! Yeah, you're sayin' "instrumental." Well not on this album. They are more rock orientated than jazz, though many have said the contrary. The drums are the lead, while the guitars drive the beast. Emphasis on structure and composition, not to prove how accomplished they are, but to kick it."
Monday, December 3, 2007
at Slim's (7pm)
"Crawling out from the weed-choked lots of the once proud town, The Detroit Cobras whip out ass-shaking anthems to good times, wild times, and the highs and lows of L-U-V; you best believe it and you best not mess with it. Singer Rachel Nagy and guitarist Mary Ramirez are the bad girls by the exit doors at the school dance, all leather and heels, sneaking smokes and passing the flask. They have no time for dewy-eyed love songs or girl group decorum; they'll take care of business themselves with a bat of the eye or an elbow to the kidney..."
at City College of San Francisco (9:15am - 10am; 11:10am - 3pm)
"It is about the marriage of the artistic expression of the North and of the South on this continent, that is all. I believe in order to make an American art, a real American art, this will be necessary, this blending of the art of the Indian, the Mexican, the Eskimo, with the kind of urge which makes the machine, the invention in the material side of life, which is also an artistic urge, the same urge primarily but in a different form of expression..." Diego Rivera
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