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For many, the beginning of a new year is an opportunity to start fresh with new resolutions and life goals. Several events this week complement that outlook with entertainment and activities that go beyond the norm. Sila Mutungi, frontman of Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, is branching out with Sahara, a new project that features an eclectic mix of genres accompanied by tribal gypsy belly dancing. Introduce some Spanish "Nuevo Flamenco" into the mix on Friday with Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson, or get a taste of Southeast Asian pop with Dengue Fever. On Saturday, be the first to see Swedish electro-pop singer/producer Jinder when she makes her San Francisco debut at Triple Crown on Saturday, and learn something new about paper at the Vintage Paper Fair on Sunday. Head down to the Tenderloin on Monday and get limber at the donation-based yoga class at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and wrap up the evening with NPR's Andrei Codrescu and his "impractical lessons for practical living."

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Sea of Dreams
at Concourse Exhibition Center

I Got Coal For Christmas
at SOM Bar
at Madrone Lounge

at Slide
at 330 Ritch

Live & Learn Fashion Show
at Club 525
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
at Beauty Bar (10pm)

First Tuesdays the Beauty Bar just got sexy and also a little twisted at the same time...Sarah Delush and Mario Muse will be playing a wide arrange of rock n' roll from all over the years (punk/indie/new wave/britpop) and some surprises thrown in!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
at War Memorial Opera House (7:30pm)

An exhilarating world-class production that celebrates the excellence and grandeur of classical Chinese dance and music. It draws inspiration from the legends, values, and spirit that defined traditional Chinese culture for centuries...
Thursday January 7, 2010
at CODA (9pm)

After seven years as the frontman of Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, Kenyan-born singer Sila Mutungi no longer wants to play it safe. His 2010 New Year's resolutions include boldly exploring new musical directions beyond the Afrofunk template he did so well with...
Friday, January 8, 2010
at Edinburgh Castle (2pm)

Vive La France! Vive l'Algerie! An afternoon of readings, in French and English, from the works of Albert Camus. Remembering the writer 50 years after his death. Followed by a screening of the amazing documentary, Zidane - A 21st Century Portrait. No host bar. Absinthe.
at Lower Hater (7pm)

Based in Minneapolis MN, Burlesque of North America is a power house of graphic designers, illustrators, screenprinters, poster slangers, photographers, and music aficionados. Over the course of the last five years, they have designed and printed official concert posters and other...
at Elbo Room (7:15pm)

Come get your free copy of Opium 9 with admission to its official Literary Death Match launch. We're rolling in the projectors for the first ever multi-media LDM, where the readings will be accompanied by visual elements. What kinds of visuals, you ask? We're not quite sure yet...
at GAMH (8pm)

Their home base is Germany, but their music is distinctly Spanish; they call it Nuevo Flamenco. In addition to being topnotch players, Raughi and Leo are into the craft of instrument building. In conjunction with a top luthier in Spain they are producing a line of guitars...
at The Independent (9pm)

L.A.'s Dengue Fever has perhaps the strangest cultural cross-pollination of any band in recent memory. They are left-field enough for a group of white musicians to cover psychedelic rock oldies from Cambodia, but finding a bona fide Cambodian pop star to front the band is the kind of providence...
Saturday, January 9, 2010
at Sports Basement - Crissy Field (1pm)

A race against time to observe each of the 36 endangered and threatened species found within the Golden Gate National Parks, while taking 36 discrete conservation recovery actions that will help prevent these species from going extinct...
at Rickshaw Stop (5pm)

Since the release of early Moldy Peaches recordings she has been hearing people say "thanks for making me realize that I am not the only one out there who feels like this" and to this she replies "thanks for making me realize that I am not the only one out there who feels like this"...
at Slim's (8pm)

For more than 25 years, D.R.I. has been the epitome of the aggressive, hardcore/punk thrash sound. Throughout this time, they've been one of the few genuine underground bands to remain true to their pure punk roots; still actively touring and recording just as hard as when they began...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Formed in Sacramento, California in 1991. The band quickly became a hot item in the downtown club and cafe scene, then went on to gain a steady following in San Francisco's Bay Area. Lead singer John McCrea's unwitting amalgam of Jonathan Richman, David Byrne, and Woody Guthrie, backed by...
at Triple Crown (9pm)

Jinder - playing live in SF for the first time, this 20-year-old Swedish singer/producer will blow you away. Dark, synth based disco with distinctive vocals have earned her comparisons to Lykke Li and Little Boots... but this is much Dancier music, and She has been signed to NYC's Trouble & Bass...
at Mighty (9pm)

This is Dax's 35th birthday party as well so we're pulling out all the stops with an amazing lineup including a Swedish national treasure and DJs from Dirtybird, Sunset and Raindance!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
at ArtZone 461 Gallery (see listing for times)

Independent curator Hanna Regev organized the show by inviting over thirty local artists to create new works representing their response to the influence and importance of Marcel Duchamp (1887 - 1968). He was the founder of Dadaism and closely associated with...
at San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) (10am - 4pm)

Hal Lutsky's Vintage Paper Fair is the perfect play-place for collectors of nostalgia pieces. This weekend, trek on down to the Golden Gate Area for a full spread of greeting cards from the olden days and vintage (and oh-so-innocent) advertisements...
Monday, January 11, 2010
at GAFTA (6pm)

The first in a series of weekly donation-based yoga classes, hosted by Iyengar Yoga Instructor, Tony Eason. Each Monday night, come to yoga classes regardless of your finances. Support our joint efforts to make yoga accessible & affordable to every individual regardless of finances...
at JCCSF (8pm)

Romanian-born poet, novelist and essayist Andrei Codrescu delights NPR audiences with his audacious cultural commentary. He writes that his adopted city of New Orleans, especially post-Katrina, is "a city that steadfastly refuses to conform." His new book, The Posthuman Dada Guide...
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