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Tue Jan 15 - Mon Jan 21, 2008
Tonight, after you techheads have recovered from your collective geekasms over Steve Job's big reveal, head to The Warfield for Macworld Blast. On Thursday, help blow out the proverbial candles on the cake at Rickshaw Stop's 4th Anniversary Party. You can also celebrate The Crucible's 9th Anniversary at Hot Couture, dubbed a "fusion of fashion and fire", the show will include work from Bay Area designers, fire performances and several of Oakland's most sizzling firefighters. However, if you're looking for new threads but don't want to spend any dough then check out Sweet!, the Costco of all clothing swaps at CELLspace. Make the most of the long weekend by spending a part of your Sunday on the Ambient Audio Adventure. Discover the secret goodies that Golden Gate Park has to offer as you contemplate your existence in this world - all for a very low cost! Or honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the MLK Holiday Rally/Celebration. Attend a sermon at Glide, take part in the march, ride the "freedom trains" and/or rally at Bill Graham Civic Center. Let freedom ring!
This week's articles

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Bossa Nova

Barney's New York

The Fetching Veggie Etchings

Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
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Before the ODC Theater moves down the street to the magnificent space of Project Artaud Theater, it will open its doors on January 19th for one final extravaganza
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
at Moscone Center (10am - 6pm)
Macworld Conference & Expo is the only event where you can witness cool technology, see demonstrations of the latest products, discover creative tools to inspire your imagination and expand your taste for the digital lifestyle. Macworld 2007 is guaranteed to stimulate your creativity, leaving you refreshed and ready to create, invent, design and achieve your professional and personal goals.
at The Warfield (8pm - 11pm)
Save the date for the Macworld Conference & Expo attendee party! Mix and mingle with fellow Macworld attendees, speakers and staff as you enjoy live entertainment and the opportunity to win great prizes. Come to network or just relax and rejuvenate before another day at Macworld.
at Duplex (10pm)
"As many of you should know by now Duplex was sold to new owners this year. This Tuesday we are coming together to party one last time time and to say thank you to Raphael, Sammy & the entire bar staff for allowing us to make Duplex a space where we could promote events that brought our Friends, Family and Community Together."
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
at Pigott Theater (8pm)
Still Life with Commentator is an unflinching look at the complexities and illusions of life during wartime. A collaboration between jazz innovator and composer-pianist Vijay Iyer and hip-hop poet and performer Mike Ladd, the unsettling oratorio confronts topics such as surveillance, television news, and the blogosphere.
at 12 Galaxies (9pm)
With The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God. "Truly out-of-sight, the seven-piece band celebrates the outlaw spirit with spooky, tripped-out variations on Ennio Morricone's spaghetti Western tradition. Live, they swirl and tremble like a lucid dream, banging a gong and shaking their tambourines for rattlesnake effect, jamming until the audience feels engulfed by a sandstorm." - Salt Lake City Weekly
at Club Six (9pm)
Featuring special performance by Silversun Pickups! In conjunction with Macworld Expo. Space is limited, early arrival suggested.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
at Metreon (7pm - midnight)
A Party Celebrating Macworld 2008! A 20,000-square-foot multi-media and live cultural experience complete with mind-blowing 3-D motion art from Rabbit Holes, madcap dancing by Kaytee Gig, critically-lauded bands, DJs and VJs, interactive video and light installations, the magical world of Inflatable Arts...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
Ultimate Reality is a collaborative performance by Baltimore's Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche. It combines an intense musical composition for electronics and drums with a psychedelic montage of Arnold Schwarzenegger films that is projected at a monumental scale. The live energy of the performance has allowed the piece to freely move between art and music venues and grant it a wide audience of appreciation...
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)
Qith Gomorran Social Club, Music for Animals, The Attachments, DJs Fresh Pink and Roscoe 2000 of KALX.
at 330 Ritch (10pm - 2am)
"By day, Aoki runs Dim Mak Records, the small indie label that jump-started the career of the British neo-pop sensation Bloc Party and that has more recently imported such rising European stars as Klaxons, Scanners, Whitey and Mystery Jets. By night he is a wildly popular club promoter and DJ whose venues range from hole-in-the-wall Hollywood after-parties to massive Tokyo "superclubs" and $10,000-a-gig corporate events...
Friday, January 18, 2008
at YBCA (7pm and 9:15pm)
This fantastic new documentary is a perfect complement to Control, the recent fictionalized account of the life of Ian Curtis and his band Joy Division. In 1976 after attending a Sex Pistols concert, four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester founded Joy Division. Q&A with Tom Atencio, co-producer and New Order's North American manager.
at The Crucible (7pm)
Join The Crucible as we celebrate our Ninth Anniversary with a blazing showcase of wearable art from Bay Area designers, awe-inspiring fire performances, aerial artistry, and fire arts demonstrations.It's conflagration on the catwalk with models strutting incendiary creations from over twenty designers, and some of Oakland's finest firefighters joining them on the runway.
at Underground SF (7pm)
The hottest Drum n' Bass and Dubstep in SF!
at Stanford Memorial Auditorium (8pm)
Sun Rings-the longtime collaboration between the Kronos Quartet and composer Terry Riley, the father of the minimalist movement-brings the sights and sounds of the heavens to vivid, multimedia life. Co-commissioned by NASA, this evening-length work of 10 "spacescapes" includes sounds harvested from the farthest reaches of our solar system: deep-space lightning, crackling solar winds, and other cosmic events. The combined forces of the Stanford Chamber Chorale and images by eminent visual designer Willie Williams complete this memorable performance.
at Eureka Theater (8pm)
Everyone knows comedians have "issues," but thankfully help is on the way when comedian/writer/producer Jonathan Katz returns to the couch for two rare evenings of comic therapy with guest patients Bob Odenkirk, Maria Bamford, Andy Kindler, Eugene Mirman and his animated son, Ben, played by Jon Benjamin. They may not end up feeling better about life, but you will.
at The Fillmore (9pm)
"Fantasma was his creative and commercial breakthrough, a kaleidoscopic, genre-hopping joy ride through contemporary musical history that became Cornelius' first American release when it was reissued by Matador a year later. 2002's Point took Cornelius's sound in a more streamlined yet abstract direction..."
at The Independent (9pm)
"Om is a duo formed by the rhythm section of the disbanded stoner-doom metal band Sleep, Al Cisneros on vocals and bass and Chris Hakius on drums. Their music is similar in structure to Tibetan chanting and is rich in rhythm and melody. Their music and lyrics lift off at the beginning and slowly mutate giving a feeling of evolution inside each song."
Saturday, January 19, 2008
at CELLspace (noon - 3pm)
10,000 square feet of free clothes shopping at SF's only temporary autonomous clothing store!
at Amoeba Music (2pm)
Few can contest Devendra Banhart's position as one of the most fascinating, unpredictable, and inspiring artists of his generation. Banhart's music has been classified as indie folk, psych folk, Naturalismo, and New Weird America. With his new album Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, he continues to surprise and delight an ever-increasing audience of fans and critics alike.
at Ruby Skye (8pm)
Let The Beats Control Your Soul and come out to Ruby Skye for Mindcontrol. Dual CD Compilation Release Tour on Star 69 Records Celebrating the birthday of Ruby Skye's resident DJ Ben Seagren.
at The Marsh (8pm)
Based on the true story of an Indian witchcraft trial that took place in 1930 in New York State. A volatile mix of sexual longing, opposing cultures, art and prejudice, the play builds to its explosive denouement with a quiet yet devastating subtlety.
at Club Oasis in Oakland (9pm)
This month Black Market brings Dirtybird recording artist, Christian Martin to the East Bay. He will be playing at Club Oasis alongside Detroit's Patrick Russell, who has a release out in February on the French label, Circus Company. Get your bloc weekend started off right and come catch a couple of East Bay debuts from two very talented artists.
at Icon Ultra Lounge (10pm)
Featuring Ajaxx (92.7), audio 1 spinning the latest and greatest mashups and hip hop.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
at CounterPULSE (8pm)
"Filaments & Derivatives" - an evening of new works by little seismic dance company (Katie Faulkner) and spoon (Jane Schnorrenberg & Kegan Marling) exploring with subtlety and wit the distances between power and surrender, inspiration and invention. In collaboration with filmmaker Benjamin Goldman and composers Jacques Poulin-Denis and Robert Huntington.
by 2332 Fulton at Stanyan (between noon and 4pm)
A unique way to experience Golden Gate Park, a strange way to spend an afternoon. This audio tour of Golden Gate Park begins at Fulton and Stanyan, just at the northeast tip of the park, and proceeds to weave its way down into the park's depths. You will be navigated by your guide down hillsides, through fields, into caves and across ravins while you hear the stories, encounter the creatures and discover the mysteries that haunt our fair park.
at Mezzanine (8pm)
Starring Bob Odenkirk, Tim and Eric, Michael Showalter, & Zach Rogue (of Rogue Wave). A writer, director and performer, Michael Showalter first came to prominence as a member of the MTV cult classic sketch show The State. Along with fellow State-ers David Wain and Michael Ian Black, he performs in Stella, which had a critically-acclaimed run on Comedy Central.
Monday, January 21, 2008
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (9am - 5pm)
The freedom march usually culminates with a rally and celebration at Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium. The Rally Celebration serves as the main venue for participants to hear from inspirational speakers and musical guests, to be entertained by talented special performers, and fellowship with one another around the legacy of Dr. King.
at Castro Theater (7pm, 9:25pm)
The life and music of jazz great Chet Baker is the subject of this poignant, fascinating documentary by noted photographer Bruce Weber. Interviews with family and friends, clips from his television appearances, and Baker's short-lived movie career in the 1950s, are splendidly intercut with rare recording sessions.
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