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Valentine's Day Gift Guide By Helene Goupil
Everywhere you look, there are flowers and chocolates for sale, and while we can all agree that they are good -- and safe -- bets for Valentine's Day, more personal gifts aren't difficult to find. A little imagination and the gift ideas below are all shoppers need to make sure their Valentines are satisfied. MORE
CLUBS
Friday, February 10, 2006  Show all Events
i - level at Rx (Gallery) (9pm - 2am)
i - level (Second Friday - Monthly) a fatsouls production a journey into synth pop, electro Funk, house and abstract grooves featuring resident DJ Said & rotating resident DJ Hideo Kobayashi live on the decks with sp ... MORE
FLASHBACK FRIDAYS at Cellar, The (10pm - 2am)
The Cellar presents KMEL's SCOTTY FOX and resident DJs MCD and Derrick D spinning your favorite Glam Rock 80's on the main floor MORE
DESIRE FRIDAY at Fluid Ultra Lounge (10 pm - 2am) - w/ Guest
Desire Friday is why people come to Fluid Ultra Lounge every Friday night. From a slew of sports cars packed outside to our unparalleled service, our uberlounge will satisfy whatever your heart desires. Mingle among city's A-List crowd, local celebri ... MORE
THE BIG PAYBACK: LADIES FIRST at DNA Lounge (10pm-4am)
True Skool, Spicey Promotions & House of Mamasan present Big Payback: Ladies First Women of hip hop headline this edition of the Big Payback! Valentine's Special: LADIES FREE ALL NIGHT! Featuring: Pam the Funkstress (The Coup) Neta (Ita ... MORE
Sa-Ra and Colossus at 1751 Social Club (9p-2a)
Galaxies of funk collide for the last Big Bang of the Social Club. Join us for the very last party of the Social Club featuring intergalatic, space-time continuum, future funk/jazz explosion that will give birth to the Poleng Lounge in May 2006. ... MORE
REMEDY...music is the cure at Ruby Skye (9pm-4am) - David Harness, Trevor Mijares, Brian Salazar
Remedy | Fri. Feb. 3rd w/ dj/vocalist RON CARROLL (3 hour set) -Staright out of Chicago's South Side, Ron Carroll, DJ, vocalist, and house music legend. Starting in the early '80s and working with Little Louie Vega, Mike Dunn, and Ron Hardy, his cred ... MORE
suite february at Suite one8one (9PM to 4AM) - Lingerie Fashion Show: Exposed VI with Victoria's Secret
Celebrating all February birthdays! Guest host Club Works DJs Slick D and Damon of 1984 MORE
Night & Day at Voda (10pm-2am)
soulful house sounds ... MORE
F FRIDAYS at Duplex (9pm to Late) - F Fridays
Start your year off on a right foot with a free night of drinking at the F Fridays party. We are having an open vodka bar from 9:30pm - 10:30pm to help you with reality after the holiday season. Cover is also free until 11pm with an online RSVP. ... MORE
Monte Cristo Social Club at MonteCristo Cafe (10 pm - 2 am)
San Francisco's newest premier night lounge. Please come experience the luxurious setting at "Four Embarcadero Center - Promenade Level". This unique club offers a fresh change for those enjoy the night life, with panoramic views of the bay bridge, t ... MORE
REGGAE FRIDAYS at EL RINCON (9PM -2AM) - BABA BARAKA and the LIVING MAN BAND
Featuring the Bay Area best Reggae bands and DJs, the popular Reggae on the Corner Sessions is now every Friday ! ... MORE
Think Escape - What's Your Escape? at San Francisco Nightclubs (9:00pm - 3:00am)
Think Escape - The Bay Area's Premiere Party Bus Tours! 8 reasons why you should plan a party bus with Think Escape: 1) Chauffer driven bus transportation 2) Experienced party bus host for birthdays, bachelor(ette) parties, corporate parties, ... MORE
DanceSF: Learn to Salsa Dance Academy at Pick Ballroom ((7-10pm. 7pm For Beginning Salsa Dance Classes, 8:30 Pm for Intermediate. Http://www.DnaceSF.com for regisration!))
4 Week progressive Salsa Dance Series, starting each and every month! Beautiful ballrooms, hard wood floors, plentiful parking. No Partner Necessary, and no experience Required. Fun and social Beginning and Intermediate Classes Suitable for Everyone ... MORE
Tricky Disco at Lingba Lounge (9pm-2am)
NO COVER~ Friday is The Foundry @ CLUB HIDE at Club Hide (Rawhide) (9 to 2 am)
JAWBREAKER at Hush Hush Lounge (9pm-2am) - $5 cover all night
Fuck Shack at Beauty Bar (begins at 9 pm)
Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul at Zellerbach Hall (8 pm)
DJ Consuelo Fridays at John Colins (10pm - 2am) - never a cover
Friday Night's at Cozmo's at Cozmo's Marina Bar & Grill (10pm No Cover!) - DJ Marc deVasconcelo
Stompyat Mighty (10pm-4am) - Brett Johnson (Spain), Rick Preston
FLUID HAPPY HOUR at Fluid Ultra Lounge (5 -9 pm)
Saturday, February 11, 2006  Show all Events
Valentine's Mix and Mingle Party at The University Club (8pm-2am)
Join us on this weekend for lovers, to mix and mingle with other young, fun, active professionals! Urban Diversion's 4th Annual Valentine's Party - It will be our best Valentine's Event yet. This party is open to non-members and always sells ou ... MORE
FLUID SATURDAYS at Fluid Ultra Lounge (10 pm - 2am) - w/ Resident DJ Scotty Boy
Fluid Ultra Lounge lives up to the hype every Saturday night with an event that re-defines nightclub standards. Fluid's original design concept is provided by an award-winning Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, he highlights a spacious venue with lacquered polished ... MORE
Local Love at Ten15 Folsom (1015) (10 pm-7am)
This year, come celebrate Valentine's Day early with an OPEN BAR from 10- 11 pm and get some love from your favortie SF DJs! Main Room: TAj Mystre Dirtyhertz Rooz In the VIP: Dimitris Mykonos Ultra Hip-Hop Lounge: Illtrax & Guests B ... MORE
MIXTURE: Dance and Hip hop at Cellar, The (10pm - 2am)
In November '05 the folks of CLUBS411 introduced Mixture, the newest party featured every 2nd Saturday of every month at the Cellar. Parties since then have been PACKED with beautiful people (at capacity before midnight!). Join us again for MIXTURE i ... MORE
SLOPPY Second Saturdays at Anú (9p.m. - 2 a.m. w/ NO COVER) - Special Guest DJ Kevin Knapp (Momentum) bringin' the Tech Nasty to ya!
[e] (edropsbeats.com) , Faux Q (Platform Sound), and Gabriel Alexander (RippedNet) start you off easy with a little downtempo and hip hop early on, and then blast it into full speed with a 3+ DJ tag team of booty shakin' BREAKBEAT , with a dash of 4/ .. MORE
Full Of Flava at Club Six (9pm - 4am)
Full of Flava upstairs hosted by Carmen & Elisha Lando1 Jason Pro Pos Red bassment hosted by Mega Sake One Dj De Dark Room hosted by Nuestra Bahia Happy Rigo Domino Dl 1 Epic PRICE: $10 TIME: 10pm-4am MUSIC: Hip Hop, R&B, Regga ... MORE
Frenchy Le Freak at Ruby Skye (8:00 pm)
FRENCHY LE FREAK BIO: Frenchy le Freak's career behind the turntables has spun over the last 16 years, and took him from his home in sunny French Toulouse to San Francisco. Frenchy's obsession with music began at an early age when he sta ... MORE
My Slutty Valentine at Crimson Lounge (10pm til 2am)
FRINGE BENEFITS at Nickie's (9pm - 2am)
New Wave City - New Romantic Night at DNA Lounge (9pm-3am)
Ali Wongka and the Comic Factory at 50 Mason Lounge _ SF Comedy Club (8:00pm)
Love at Frisson (9:30 pm - 2 am)
Sunday, February 12, 2006  Show all Events
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult at DNA Lounge (9:00 PM - 2:00 AM)
DNA Lounge and Dive Bar Productions Presents MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT with SPACE VACUUM FROM OUTER SPACE SMASH UP DERBY And DJ VERABLUE (Blackmail) MORE
Boogie Brunch at Levende Lounge (11 am - 4 pm)
SF's true party-style brunch. Try our fabulous brunch delicacies created by executive chef Arren Caccamo, "Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary" bar and yummy specialty fruit Mimosas and boogie down to the sounds of resident DJs: Mike Ameci, John Early, Ben Do ... MORE
Industry Night at Dirty Martini (9:30-1:30)
Nitelite at Beauty Bar (8 PM - 2 AM)
Monday, February 13, 2006  Show all Events
BLACKMAIL at Cellar, The (10pm - 2am)
Resident DJs spinning alternative 80's. No Cover. Happy hour all night long! As you step down to the Cellar San Francisco's only subterranean nightclub, you make your way down the illuminated stairway, and enter this new, renovated, sexy and sophi ... MORE
Broke Ass Mondays at Alpha Bar (9pm-2am)
94117 at Madrone Lounge (6pm-12am)
VROOM!!! at El Rio (8pm)
Tuesday, February 14, 2006  Show all Events
S.I.N. at Cellar, The (10pm - 2am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night. DJ 3B-Sauce spinning Hip Hop and Pop. No Cover. All drinks $4 & all beers $3 all night long. As you step down to the Cellar San Francisco's only subterranean nightclub, you make your way down the illuminated sta ... MORE
World Music at Nickie's (9 pm - 2 am)
Rotating guests from around the globe. ... MORE
RUB A DUB TUESDAYS at Voda (10pm-2am)
TUESDAY NIGHT : RUB-A-DUB : VODA tuesday night RUB A DUB TUESDAYS WORLDWIDE : DA JOINT and BEATSAUCE present: RUB A DUB TUESDAYS : HEADING into THE SPRINGTIME REVIVAL SOUND SESSIONS: RUB-A-DUB : NO COVER with DJ MR.E and WISDOM ... MORE
SoulFo'Real at Club Six (9pm - 2am)
Featuring DJs Dusty Crates with live Jazz Trio: 5150(feat. Top Kat), R&B, NeoSoul, open mic spoken word. ... MORE
Salsa Valentine's Day at Duplex (9pm)
Partner, no partner, Valentine's day start with a free salsa class at 8:30pm with master Alain Soto de Cuba, then Later, Dj Walter Vela roll out some good salsa beats, reggaeton....the latin vibe will be warming up the spot this bebuary 14th 2006 ... MORE
Phuturo at Underground SF (10 pm - 2 am)
Global Streets SF at Little Baobab (10:00-2:00) - 1/2 Price Drinks, Hip-Hop, World Music, Open Mic
Get Rich Entertainment's Tuff Luv Concert at Blake's on Telegraph (Doors open at 8:30 show starts at 9:00)
LoveFest 2006 at Velvet Lounge (8:00 pm - 1:00 am) - First 50 tickets are only $3 a piece!
Suspect Tuesdays @ OTIS at Otis (9 pm - 2 am)
HIT IT AND QUIT IT at 111 Minna Street Gallery (9:30-2am)

MUSIC
Friday, February 10, 2006  Show all Events
ArnoCorps, Count Dante & The Black Dragon Fighting Society at Bottom of the Hill (10 pm)
It should come as no surprise that the pioneers of Action-Adventure Hardcore Rock and Roll claim to be The Greatest Band of All Time. Since their 2001 arrival in the burgeoning San Francisco Bay Area music scene, ArnoCorps has paved a steady, discipl ... MORE
The English Beat at Boom Boom Room (9:30pm-2:00am)
***2 NIGHTS*** Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th, 2006 Venue: Boom Boom Room Address: 1601 Fillmore Street San Francisco Phone: 415.673.8000 Websi ... MORE
Rachel Z at Jazz at Pearl's (9 PM & 11 PM)
Pianist Rachel Z has charted her own course in jazz. Rachel is an exceptionally strong performer and composer and has been sought after for versatility proven through her work with Mike Mainieri, Lenny White, Al Di Meola and Bobby Watson. She has als ... MORE
Bob Mould Band with Shiny Toy Gunsat The Fillmore (9 PM)
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. After Hüsker Dü br ... MORE
The Star Sapphire COSMIC LOVE Ball at Mezzanine (8 pm - 2 am)
Rediscover the true heart of Valentine's Day at this spectacular celebration of love in all of its forms, from the earthly to the divine. Come dressed in your most romantic and stylish flair (think whites and pinks, blacks and reds, feathers and ... MORE
Night of the Oldies at The Knockout (10pm-2am)
Live Music at Pier 23 Cafe at Pier 23 Cafe (Live Rock -- The Country) - 10 pm. $7 cover.
Tigerbeat6 Label night at Hemlock Tavern (9pm-2am)
The Dalloways, with Harvey Cartel and Lurid Bliss at Kimo's (9:30 PM) - California Dreampop
Stars at The Fillmore (9 pm)
Mother Jones Band at Connecticut Yankee (10 PM)
Live Jazz w/ The Chuck Peterson Sextet at Bird & Beckett Books (5:30 - 8 PM)
Smokey Robinson at Paramount Theatre (8 pm)
Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival at Noe Valley Ministry (8:15 pm) - CHRIS HILLMAN & HERB PEDERSEN, BELLE MONROE & HER BREWGLASS BOYS
Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival at Freight and Salvage (Coffee House) (8 pm) - Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mtn Boys plus Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
Live Music @ Edinburgh Castle at Edinburgh Castle (TBA pm) - D.W. Holiday, Solar Powered People, John Lindenbaum (The Lonelyhearts)
KITTY MARGOLIS at 142 Throckmorton Theatre (8:00 pm)
Mother Jones Band Marches To Connecticut Yankee With 'Union'at Connecticut Yankee (9:30pm - close)
Ford Brothersat Last Day Saloon - Santa Rosa (9 pm)
Saturday, February 11, 2006  Show all Events
Sex Pistols Experience (London, England) at Studio Z (8:30pm)
All the way from London, England... Sex Pistols Experience At last, a hand-picked, look-alike, sound-alike recreation band who are so close to being the Sex Pistols, even John Lydon (aka Rotten) has given them a nod. Careful not to be labelled s ... MORE
COMIC CON ROCKS 2006 w/ Goblin Cock (feat. members of Pinback), Pidgeon, Ex-Boyfriends at Rickshaw Stop (8 pm)
GOBLIN COCK Heavy mental with Rob Crow of Pinback!! "One glance at the cover [of Bagged and Boarded] sears this image into your retina: Goblin Cock as iconic heavy metal D&D bad guy's purply veined phallus. The band's name is also a sly pun on the p ... MORE
Sangria at The Knockout (10pm-2am)
Live Music at Pier 23 Cafe at Pier 23 Cafe (Reggae -- The People) - 10 pm. $7 cover.
A Little Friction at Elbo Room (8:00 pm)
ASHER & PAIGE at Sweetwater Saloon (9:30 pm)
Damian Jr. Gong Marley & The Empire at SF Weekly's Warfield (8 pm)
The Autumn Defense, The Court and Spark at Hotel Utah Saloon (9:30 pm)
Ariel Pink, Belong, Nudity at Bottom of the Hill (10 PM)
Bob Mould w/ Curt Kirkwood at Slim's (9 PM)
Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival at Swedish American Hall (8 pm) - FOGHORN STRINGBAND
Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival at Freight and Salvage (Coffee House) (8 pm) - Patrick Ball presents: O'Carolan's Farewell to Music
Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival at Noe Valley Ministry (8:15 pm) - THE DREW EMMITT BAND, DONNER MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS BAND
Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival at Cafe du Nord (9 pm) - THE PINE BOX BOYS, THE COWLICKS, JIMBO TROUT AND THE FISHPEOPLE, THE WHORESHOES
Matchbook Romance Listening Party at Brainwash (4 pm)
Prophet Soulat Connecticut Yankee (10 pm)
Irving, Jeff Hanson, Southerly at Hemlock Tavern (9:30 pm)
Valentine's Super Love Jam at HP Pavilion (7:30 pm)
Tainted Love: 80's dance hits at Last Day Saloon - Santa Rosa (9:30 pm)
The Derek Trucks Band at The Independent (9 pm)
Sunday, February 12, 2006  Show all Events
Eleventeen, Marisma, The Living Blue, Sputter Doll at Bottom of the Hill (8 pm)
The Living Blue- "Indie rock outfit the Living Blue was formed in 1997 by three natives of tiny Odell, IL - singer/guitarist Steve Ucherek, guitarist Joe Prokop, and drummer Mark Schroder - who first met while in high school. Originally dubbed the B ... MORE
Carnaval 2006 with ARA KETU !! at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (Doors: 7PM - 12AM)
RIOPOINT to present the largest indoors Carnival ever produced in San Francisco, featuring top Brazilian b& ARA KETU in exclusive performance. Carnival 2006 with Ara Ketu! will be a sizzling hot, mass scale & authentic Brazilian Carnival experience. ... MORE
Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival at Make Out Room (9 pm) - Dickel Brothers (Portland), Jeanie & Chuck's Country Roundup (SF), Burnett Family Bluegrass (AZ)
Help the Indigenous Women of Guatemala at Sanchez Concert Hall (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) - Let Passion Guide You!
Twang Sunday at Thee Parkside (5 pm) - Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley Boys (NO COVER)
Live Music at Pier 23 Cafe at Pier 23 Cafe (Rhythm City -- Live R & B) - 4 pm to 8 pm. $8 cover.
The Dalloways, with The Meek, Carousel, and Centric at Stork Club (9:00 PM) - California Dreampop
Hapa at Great American Music Hall (Doors 7, Show 8) - Seated!
The Specs, Middlesex at Brainwash (8 pm)
Tracy Grammer at Freight and Salvage (Coffee House) (8 pm)
Monday, February 13, 2006  Show all Events
Joe Cardillo, The Hobbyistsat Brainwash (7 pm)
Over the past two years, Joe Cardillo has been developing a following by winning over fans through playing energetic shows up and down the eastern seaboard both with his former band, Cardinal Direction and recently as a solo act. Joe creates a unique ... MORE
Open Mic with Austin deLone at Sweetwater Saloon (8 pm)
Punk Rock Sideshow at Hemlock Tavern (10 PM)
Open Mic With El Zakador at Hotel Utah Saloon (7:30 pm)
Tuesday, February 14, 2006  Show all Events
The Lovemakers (Valentines Day!) at Great American Music Hall (7:30 pm)
The Lovemakers make electronic/rock dance music with a passionate, sexually charged fury. At times aggressive and mythical, other times painfully honest, their music is rich in melody and drama with an underlying commitment to pop hooks. The Lovem .. MORE
Dia de los Enamorados (Day of Lovers) at Impala (5:30pm-11pm (Dinner), 6pm-2am (Lounge)) - $58 per couple prix fixe menu
Dia de los Enamorados (Day of Lovers) Tuesday, February 14th 5:30pm-11pm (Dinner) 6pm-2am (Lounge) $58 per couple + 18% gratuity Includes: - 4 course dinner (menu can be viewed at www.impalsf.com) - Glass of our special v-day pink champag ... MORE
Kim Nalley Sings Songs of Love at Jazz at Pearl's (8:30 pm & 10:30 pm)
Nalley has created a musical valentine that beats the best box of chocolates you ever had. As many Bay Area music fans know, Kim Nalley deserves her reputation as one of the best and most promising jazz and blues vocalists working today. Blues Access ... MORE
THE ANT SHOW at Studio Z (8 pm)
DJ Annabelle! at Stork Club (4 PM- 8 PM)
Cheryl Wheeler at Freight and Salvage (Coffee House) (8 pm)
Open Jam with TrainWreck at El Rio (8 pm)
Live Music at Pier 23 Cafe at Pier 23 Cafe (Jazz Night) - Ray Skjelbred Ragtime 5 pm + The Robert Stewart Experience 8:30 pm. No cover.
Artist in Residency: Nya Jade at Red Devil Lounge (8 pm)
Fat Tuesday Band at Biscuits & Blues (8:30 pm)
Great Big Sea at Bimbo's 365 Club (7 PM)
"Love Letters" Mixtape and friends at Make Out Room (8:30 pm)

FILM
Friday, February 10, 2006  Show all Events
San Francisco Korean American Film Festival at Presidio Theatre (various times)
The only festival in the United States that celebrates the Korean American media arts and brings together Korean and Korean American filmmakers, the 4th San Francisco Korean American Film Festival will be held February 7 to 12, 2006, at Century Presi ... MORE
SF IndieFest at Roxie Cinema (2:15; 4:30; 7; 9:30; 11:45pm)
With more than 100 films and videos, this year's San Francisco Independent Film Festival offers a world-wide selection of the best of independent cinema at three Bay Area venues. This year's line-up includes something for everyone -- a delicious smo ... MORE
African Film Festival at Pacific Film Archive (PFA)
PFA presents new and classic films from the touring program of the annual New York African Film Festival along with favorites from other international festivals, offering Bay Area audiences an opportunity to gain insight into Africa's changing cultur ... MORE
Saturday, February 11, 2006  Show all Events
SCATTERED CLOUDS: THE FILMS OF MIKIO NARUSE at Pacific Film Archive (PFA) (7:00 Anzukko, 9:10 When a Woman Ascends the Stairs)
"Happiness is a concept that was invented in the modern world," remarks a character in Mikio Naruse's 1952 film Lightning; the irony is that, more than any of the great Japanese directors whose equal he was-Mizoguchi, Ozu, and Kurosawa-Naruse's world ... MORE
Sunday, February 12, 2006  Show all Events
Bad Movie Night @ The Dark Room Theatre at The Dark Room Theatre (8 pm Goonies)
We've taken all the guess work out of the age ole question, "Will this movie suck?" It will suck. And we'll have a slew of hosts to point that out. Every Sunday for a measly 5$ you can put your feet up, enjoy a crummy movie, scarf down free ... MORE
Sound Works by Stan Brakhage at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room
In his body of nearly 400 films, Stan Brakhage developed a profound cinematic language based purely on visual experience. His rare forays into sound filmmaking stand as some of the most unique sound/image statements in the history of cinema. Tonight' ... MORE
Monday, February 13, 2006  Show all Events
Tuesday, February 14, 2006  Show all Events
ALTERNATIVE VISIONS at Pacific Film Archive (PFA) (7:30 Films by Peter Tscherkassky)
Desperately Seeking Susan at Parkway Theater (9:15pm) - Benefit for Oakland-based Bitch Magazine

THEATER
Friday, February 10, 2006  Show all Events
The Love Edition at Bindlestiff Studio (7 pm)
The Love Edition presents 5 tales of love, heartache... The show Includes: "Weirdo Love" Directors- Maryper Alfonso and Jonas San Buenaventura Writer - Gayle Romasanta Synopsis: Sex toys, handcuffs, and bunny ears. Oh...by the way.. MORE
miss-matches.com at Shelton Theater (8:00)
Leslie's in trouble. Serious, serious trouble. But don't feel bad for her because mostly it's her own fault. She's in a marriage that began with love and happiness and lots and lots of sex. But at a certain point, the love had diminished, there was o ... MORE
How We First Met at Purple Onion (8PM)
Look no further this Valentine's Day for a one-of-a-kind gift, a unique experience that will linger long after the last chocolate has disappeared from the heart-shaped box and the roses have wilted. "How We First Met" tells the real life love stories ... MORE
First Look New Plays Festival 2006 at Zeum (8 pm) - Warsaw by Paul Webb, Directed by Carey Perloff
"We envisioned the First Look New Plays Festival as a microcosm of A.C.T.'s holistic approach to new work," said A.C.T. Associate Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer. "The five plays are in varying stages of development and have vastly different needs ... MORE
Saturday, February 11, 2006  Show all Events
My Sucky Valentine XII at The Center For Sex and Cultuer (Doors @ 8pm, Show @ 9pm)
San Francisco Sex Information Presents: My Sucky Valentine XII - Gangsters of Love Press - http://eros-guide.com (check out the article this Tuesday, 2/7/06) Host and MC - Thomas Roche - Visionary Vibes - DJ Mermaid Performers - "GANGSTER OF LOVE ... MORE
American Spirit: A Valentine's Concert at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (5:00)
Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts (11 AM and 1:30 PM)
Tuesday, February 14, 2006  Show all Events
A Little Bit in Love - Love Songs of Broadwayat Phoenix Theatre (7pm & 9:30pm)
Begin or end your Valentine's Day week with an evening of the most memorable lovesongs from your favorite Broadway shows, handpicked by artistic director Shane Ray. A Little Bit in Love will feauture some of your favorite Ray of Light Theatre art ... MORE
BATS Improv's Valentine's Day Show!! at Bayfront Theatre (8:00 p.m.)
Apollo, Blue Rose & Quaternary at SF Ballet (War Memorial Opera House) (8 pm)

MUSEUMS/GALLERIES
Saturday, February 11, 2006  Show all Events
Heart Dissection at Exploratorium (all day)
Bio Demo Station, Mezzanine Area Love may be a mystery, but heart anatomy is a science! Gain new insight into the workings of the heart at Explainer-led dissections of cow and sheep hearts. Demonstrations will occur thoughout the day. MORE

RESTAURANTS
Evening of Wine from 4 Countries at Edwardian Wine Society (Friday, Feburary 10, 7 to 9:30 PM)
Meet your Valentine WineTasting Party ! at Duplex (Saturday, February 11, 7:30pm-9:30pm)
Romance, Wine, and Chocolate at The Event Center and Vineyard Tasting Room at Wente Vineyards (Sunday, February 12, Noon and 2pm)
Leylet Hob at Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant (Dinner & a Show) - First show is at 8:15pm
Al-Masri Productions hosts Leylet Hob (Night of Love), Tuesday, February 14th at Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant. Enjoy an intimate and relaxed evening with your Valentine as you eat your way down the Nile with a special 4 course menu and glass of cha ... MORE
Dia de los Enamorados (Day of Lovers) at Impala (5:30pm-11pm (Dinner), 6pm-2am (Lounge)) - $58 per couple prix fixe menu
Dia de los Enamorados (Day of Lovers) Tuesday, February 14th 5:30pm-11pm (Dinner) 6pm-2am (Lounge) $58 per couple + 18% gratuity Includes: - 4 course dinner (menu can be viewed at www.impalsf.com) - Glass of our special v-day pink champag ... MORE
A Romantic St. Valentines Day Dinner For Two! at The Butler & The Chef Bistro (Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm) - Reservations strongly recommended
Loving Kindess Vegan Valentine's Dinner at MEDICINE Japanese Buddhist Vegan restaurant (Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 pm) - 5-course vegan/vegetarian Japanese Dinner
Valentine's Dayat MALACCA (Tuesday, February 14, 5:00pm - 10:00pm) - Reservations Recommended
Valentine's evening with Sabor at SABOR OF SPAIN (5pm - 11pm)
Valentine's Dinner & Dance at the Top Of The Mark at Top of the Mark (Tuesday, February 14)
Tablespoon at 2209 Polk Street, 415-268-0140
The swank brown room welcomes you with a velvet curtained entranced, long bar and blonde wood walls. The densely placed tables line one wall and offer a full view of the minimalist bar and partially open kitchen.
Quince at 1701 Octavia Street, 415-775-8500
Blue Plate at 3218 Mission Street, 415.282.6777
Old wooden skateboards and graceful, melancholy post-modern paintings deck the walls while treats like coriander-crusted lamb, caramelized cauliflower and kicky aioli grace a plate of bull's blood microgreens.
Woodward's Garden at 1700 Mission Street, 415.621.7122
For those who eschew the downtown scene, Woodward's Garden is a delight held dear by all who've dined beneath its lace curtains.
Frisson at 244 Jackson Street, 415.956.3004
Combine a warm orange coral reef with a sleek Northern European airport terminal and a DJ spinning easy-pop and downtempo dance tracks, and you're inside Frisson, where Chef Daniel Patterson (formerly of Elisabeth Daniel) uses foam like it's 2001.
Cafe Kati at 1963 Sutter Street, 415.775.7313
Cafe Kati sits right off Fillmore St. Since it's not on the main walkway, many people walk by not knowing that they've just passed one of the best restaurants in town.
Goemon Sushi at 1524 Irving Street, 415.664.2288
Goemon Sushi on Irving possesses a low-lit atmosphere and a beautiful back garden complete with an outdoor smoking lounge and a little pond.
Antica Trattoria at 2400 Polk Street, 415-928-5797
Aperto at 1434 18th Street, 415.252.1625
An intimate Italian bistro with reasonable prices, an inviting atmosphere, and a good menu. There are no reservations, so be sure to get in early.
Sneeky Tiki at 1582 Folsom Street, 415-701-8454
A modern interpretation of the quintessential Tiki theme. Globally inspired tropical fare dessigned for a fully customizable experience.
Firefly at 4288 24th Street, 415-821-7652
Quiet and intimate. All the dishes are serves with care and attention...
Paul K at 199 Gough Street, 415-552-7132
Few places are cool enough to hang in Hayes Valley. These blocks at the edge of the Civic Center hub of performing arts are, after all, among the city's hippest square blocks...
Grand Cafe at 501 Geary Street, 415-292-0101
Entering the Grand Café's enormous and elegant dining room is like walking onto the set of a flapper fantasy set in 1920s Paris, except for the fact that few of the clean-cut, plainclothes patrons live up to the glamour and style of the place.
Levende Lounge at 1710 Mission Street, 415-864-5585
This restaurant/lounge resembles a cozy dining room with dim candlelight, exposed-brick walls and an ornate, centerpiece chandelier. Wood-beam ceilings and warm, stylish lighting give the mostly maroon space a loft-like vibe.
Jardinere at 300 Grove Street, 415-861-5555
Jardiniere is that rare restaurant that proves how interior design enriches the dining experience, and it exudes a particularly celebratory quality in both.
Chapeau! at 1408 Clement Street, 415-750-9787
When Philippe Gardelle left La Folie... to open the Richmond District's Bistro Chapeau! on a shoestring, a successful restaurant venture in the area was far from a sure thing. But with his energy, knowledge and love of running a restaurant, it's impossible to ignore Chapeau for value and great dining experience it offers.

CHOCOLATES
Cocoa Bella at 2102 Union Street, 415-931-6213
The bite-sized nuggets of chocolate goodness are made in the true French tradition, hand rolled, irregularly shaped, and only with the finest ingredients. With 27 different flavors ranging from the liquor infused cognac and rum raisin to the virgin French roast and coconut you're bound to find a few that call to you.
XOX Truffles at 754 Columbus Avenue, 415-421-4814
The bite-sized nuggets of chocolate goodness are made in the true French tradition, hand rolled, irregularly shaped, and only with the finest ingredients. With 27 different flavors ranging from the liquor infused cognac and rum raisin to the virgin French roast and coconut you're bound to find a few that call to you.
Joseph Schmidt Confectioners at 489 16th Street, 415-861-8682
Joseph Schmidt Confections is a sweet little shop in the Castro with a top shelf reputation that has been a hometown treasure for nearly twenty years.
Richart at 393 Sutter Street in the Downtown/Financial District, 415-291-9600
Just like the major fashion houses, France-based Richart comes out with new "collections" based on the seasons, several times a year. In addition, they feature seven families of chocolate- roasted, fruity, citrus, herbal, spiced and balsamic.
Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker at 1 Ferry Building, 415-981-9150
For chocolate made in our own backyard, Berkeley chocolate manufacturer Scharffen Berger has a retail boutique located at the San Francisco Ferry Building. Scharffen Berger known for their signature dark 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate with its strong fruity overtones has just introduced chocolate confections.
Recchiuti Confections at One Embarcadero in the Ferry Building, 415-834-9494
By far, my favorite chocolates in the city come from Recchiuti Confections. With flavors like tarragon grapefruit, lavender vanilla, jasmine tea, and lemon verbena, it's hard not to be enchanted.
Poco Dolce only online at www.pocodolce.com, 415-255-1443
This online only virtual store dishes out an assortment of grey sea salt topped treats of bittersweet chocolate with one of four ingredients: almond, hazelnut, crystallized ginger, burnt caramel toffee.

FLOWERS & GIFTS
Church Street Flowers at 212 Church St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Trust the staff here to create a beautiful and unusual bouquet. They don't skimp on the finishing touches either - every bunch is tied with a little blossom in the bow.
Bloomers at 2975 Washington Street, 415-536-3266
Urban Flowers at 4029 18th Street, 415-355-1028
The French Tulip at 3903 24th Street, 415.647.8661
The French Tulip, inc. now specializes in natural French garden arrangements which are typically low and lush. We use fresh cut flowers in clear glass containers, elegant ceramic, or simply hand-tied.
Ixia at 2331 Market Street, 415.431.3134
Ixia has dried and fresh cut ornamentations that are prepared with a carefull eye on creative arrangement, variety, and of course, the customer's preferences. Ixia also has a small selection of flowers and plants.
Rose and Radish at 460 Gough Street, 415-864-4988
Bell & Trunk Flowers at 1411 18th Street,415-648-0519
Podesta Baldocchi at 410 Harriet Street, 415-346-1300
Cherries at 2436 Polk St, 415-441-0310
SF Flower Mart at 640 Brannan Street, 415-392-7944
Therapy at 545 Valencia Street, 415.861.6213
Do you need Therapy? Quite possibly. Therapy stands out in this area of the Mission, despite there being so many other thrift/furniture stores nearby. Therapy's prices are reasonable and their selections are deep. Definitely drop by if you're in the market for quality vintage or used furniture.
Wishbone at 601 Irving Street, 415-242-5540
The ultimate artsy little gift shop, Wishbone will delight even the most skeptical shopper. A hand-picked selection of high-quality stationary, clothing, jewelry, toys, and Wishbone-related items distinguishes this place from your run-of-the-mill hipster store.
Lush at 240 Powell Street, 415-693-9633 & 2116 Union Street, 415-921-5874
Flight 001 at 525 Hayes Street, 415.487.1001
Before running through your mental shopping list of bags, books, and toiletries, you need luggage. With the smart designs and straightforward quality of brands like Gravis, Sansomite, Tumi, Rimowa, Mandarina Duck, and Flight 001's own line, you'll forget those distant days of actually lugging luggage instead of strolling it with style.
Chamalyn at 3491 19th St, 415- 819-0497
Happy Trails at 1354 Park Street, 510-864-BANG
William Stout Architectural Books at 804 Montgomery Street, 415.391.6757
William Stout specializes in architectural, hard to find (foreign and domestic), and out of print selections. They also have a good selection of art, furniture and landscaping books.
Doe at 629A Haight Street, 415.558.8588
This fine goods outpost lodges itself between the retail enclaves of vintage Upper Haight and refined Hayes Valley. It is a welcome addition to the line of eateries, bars and hair salons that saturate Lower Haight. - Grace Chen