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We hope you made it into 2009 without any (major) scratches. Many of us are scrambling and trying to start the new year off right. You've got resolutions and intentions and goals, but just remember one thing - you are exactly where you need to be. Embrace it. And you definitely need to be at Harlot for The Rumble. Then take in some pop art at the opening of the Ron English exhibit at Fifty24SF. Speaking of high art...here's one for all you dog-lovers out there: Crazy Cats; weird cats, even weirder films. On Saturday night, bundle up and take part in one of those unique events that makes SF rock so hard, Flashlight Tag in Golden Gate Park. Then start getting in the mood for another New Year's fest at the Chinese New Year Spectacular at the War Memorial Opera House. And if you, like millions of folks, have resolved to get back into shape this year, then The 6-Day Body Cleanse plus Fitness Camp at Crissy Field is a first great step.

This week's articles

Speed Racer




The Fetching Veggie Etchings

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Dengue Fever
at Rickshaw Stop
at 111 Minna
DJ Qbert
at The Independent
Film Week
Tuesday, January 6, 2008
at Paul Thiebaud Gallery (5:30pm - 7:30 pm)

"Suong Yangchareon: Recent Paintings features the artist's realist urban landscapes which capture an ephemeral stillness rarely found in Los Angeles, and the surrounding area..."
at Laszlo (9pm)

DJ Mike Lixxx and Ian Hixxx plays spins the best classic disco, italo funk, and synth rock.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)
"Sean Hayes' worn, soulful voice defines easy categorization. Described as loose, dusty, and alive, his songs radiate a free-spirited charm that rarely seems attached to any particular era. The result is a sound infused with eclectic instrumentation and an unpolished warmth. Born in NYC and raised in North Carolina, Hayes now resides in SF. His unique soulful voice infects audiences with..."
at DNA Lounge (8pm)
Come celebrate EFF's 18th year of defending digital rights with our biggest bash yet! Special guest DJ Spooky will be rocking DNA Lounge with help from mashup party pioneers Bootie, as well as copyfighter and Surya Dub DJ Kid Kameleon.
at Harlot (8pm)

"The holidays are over. You're fat, tired, hung-over, unemployed, broke as f*ck, freezing cold, your boss canceled the holiday party right before he laid you off, you're sick of your family, you didn't get any toys, and we're 13 days away from a new President..."
Thursday, January 8, 2009
at Fifty24SF (7pm - 9pm)

"One aspect of his work involves 'liberating' commercial billboards with his own messages. Frequent targets of his work include Joe Camel, McDonalds, and Mickey Mouse. Ron English can be considered the "celebrated prankster father of agit-pop", who wrangles carefully created corporate iconographies so that they are turned upside down..."
at The Marsh (8pm)

Gomez pours a long tall drink of cultural confusion, chronic virginity and mother daughter instability. Mixing theatrical physicality and stand-up comedy candor, she begins by recounting a hilariously dark memoir of the only brown girl in a white high school before switching gears to deliver an intoxicating manifesto for Latinos...
at 330 Ritch Street (8:30pm)

Scotland's amazing new band Glasvegas is making their SF debut on the Popscene stage! They've created quite a buzz on the other side of the pond and we predict they will make quite a splash on our end as well. Carl Barat needs no introduction...
Film Week
Friday, January 9, 2009
at Red Poppy Art House (8pm)

Una Aya Osato brings us her new one-woman show Recess, an impassioned response to her experiences attending and teaching in NYC's public schools. A performer whose presence demands attention, Una uncovers stories and weaves together the diverse voices of NYC youth to conjure a collective narrative of hope...
at Oddball (8:30pm)

Guest Curator Pete Gowdy and Oddball Films present an evening of "crazy cat" films showcased by the 1969 rarity "Eye of the Cat", a kitschy psychological thriller involving an army of cats guarding an old lady and her fortune from her scheming nephews and her personal cosmetologist. Cat-centric short films of the sweeter, more playful variety...
at DNA Lounge (9:30pm)

"A Brooklyn band that has positioned itself as the soundtrack for parties gone awry. Ex lead singer of !!! (Chk Chk Chk) John Pugh and Madeline Davy have a remarkably unique and cohesive sound."
at Mezzanine (10pm)
Dirtybird Records has planted a nest at Mezzanine! The 4 year anniversary party is the first installment of the new Dirtybird quarterly at Mezzanine! Don't miss the first! With sets by Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, Christian Martin & Worthy.
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)

This Friday night Nacho Vega (SSM) and Juna Sanchez (SSM, Orlando FL) will be spinning live in the Main Floor, head over and check this act out!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
at War Memorial Opera House (2:30pm & 7:30pm)
Chinese New Year Spectacular is an exhilarating world-class production that celebrates the pure excellence and grandeur of classical Chinese dance and music inspired by the myths, legends, and divine beauty of 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture.
at Golden Gate Park (7:30pm)

Come play late night flashlight tag with us! Bring friends! And a flashlight! Meet at 7:30pm at Haight and Stanyan, game starts at 8pm!
at The Contemporary Jewish Museum (8pm)
Josh Kornbluth, playwright, performer and former host of KQED TV's "The Josh Kornbluth Show," will debut his new one-man show, Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. An icon of Bay Area performance, Kornbluth based his show on the Museum's exhibition Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered.
at Cobb's Comedy Club (8pm & 10:15pm)

"Perhaps best known for his offbeat delivery of "the fake news" on "Saturday Night Live" for five seasons, Norm MacDonald continues to be a major comedic presence. Aside from his notable characterizations of Bob Dole and Burt Reynolds on "SNL," MacDonald proved that his acerbic wit and writing were not to be contained to just the small screen..."
at Biscuits and Blues (8pm & 10pm)

Joe Louis Walker is a San Francisco native and very successful blues guitarist, singer/songwriter and producer. Joe has been touring since the '60s and has performed alongside artists Earl Hooker and Freddie King. Additionally, for 10 years Joe sang with the gospel quartet, "The Spiritual Corinthians," and much of his music has been influenced by the gospel genre.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
at Various Locations (10am - 4pm)

San Francisco families with children ages 0 to 18 enjoy 35 museums and other attractions for free!
at McLaren Hall (10am - 3pm)

KUSF's Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover's Fair where vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats & genres - many offer hard-to-find & rarities. Vinyl galore, CD's, DVD's, posters, books and so much more. This event is one of the biggest regularly held swaps of it's kind in California for over 20 years...
at Crissy Field (6pm; Introductory Dinner Meeting)

Start your year off right with the Rock Solid Body Cleanse. This six-day program includes all your delicious meals, juices & supplements, and is designed to detox all the egg-nog/holiday junk from your system, leaving you feeling refreshed and healthy. Mention "SFStation" when ordering to redeem discount...
Yum Diary
Monday, January 12, 2009
at Theatre of Yugen / Noh Space (8pm)

Experimental modern approach to the classic short story by Nicolay Gogol, with a goal to transform the 19th century humanistic myth into an interactive theatrical performance that will appeal to an audience of IT-era...
at Paramount Theatre (8pm)

"Whether you call it "fate" or "destiny" or "a calling," the fact is that some people are born to sing and create music. If you ask any of the "legends" in the music business, chances are you'll get a variation on the idea that music is and always has been the artist's most natural expression..."
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