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Tue Jan 27 - Mon Feb 2, 2009

The country is getting back on track and so should you. Put all your wicked ways to the test this week. Kick things off with a clique of witches at the opening night of Wicked at The Orpheum Theatre. Or explore the dark underbelly at the SF Film Noir Festival at the Castro Theatre. Then cleanse your soul with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at The Warfield. On Friday, turn that frown upside down with the long-form improve of Upright Citizens Brigade at Eureka Theatre. As the night wanes on, temptation awaits you at the HotTub show at Rickshaw Stop. Adrenaline junkies can flock to AT&T Park for the Monster Energy Supercross and dance aficionados can get their thrills at Burn the Floor at the Post Street Theatre. On Sunday, practice your high kicks at Ska Is Dead IV at Slim's.

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The Raveonettes
at Bimbo's 365 Club

15 Minutes With Andy Warhol
at 111 Minna
Artistic Stimulus Package
at Paradise Lounge

SF IndieFest Party
at the Elbo Room
Tapes n' Tapes
at Great American Music Hall

in Walnut Creek
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
at Slim's (8:30pm)

"Bring Me Your Love is City and Colour's sophomore studio album. It evolves and adds layers to the sentiments in those vulnerable moments shared by Green on his original independent release. The album delivers Green's signature delicate vocals accompanying another set of candid musings, which continue to articulate his engaging perspective on love and life..."
at The Orpheum Theatre (see listing for times)

Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular...
at Castro Theatre (see listing for times)

Dust off your fedora, throw on a trench, and keep an eye out for deadly dames lurking in the shadows: it's time again for the San Francisco Film Noir Festival! This year's theme is "Newspaper Noir," with many of the films set in the world of newspapers, or, in some cases, publishing or radio. Come see how mid-20th-century media stack up against today's fourth estate.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
at The Warfield (8pm)

"Ms. Joness funk pedigree can be traced to her hometown of Augusta, Georgia, the same town that birthed the Godfather of Soul himself: James Brown. And like Mr. Brown and countless soul singers before her, Sharon honed her vocal chops in the church. Once you get moved by the Spirit, you just gotta let it out and share it with the people, Sharon says..."
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"Ever since the November 2007 digital release of the hilarious, zeitgeist-capturing single 'Ur So Gay,' Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Katy Perry has been wowing critics and fans alike (including the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna) with her big voice, sassy attitude, and feisty, confessional songs..."
at Vessel (9pm)

"According to Paper magazine, Tommie Sunshine "just might be the guy who could make dance music fun and important again". Covering ground as artist, remixer, producer, label owner, DJ, and songwriter, it won't be long before there will be a little Tommie Sunshine in your life. This jack-of-all-trades has collaborated with artists such as Felix Da Housecat, Mylo, James Murphy..."
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"The Album Leaf is the one-man solo project of Tristeza guitarist Jimmy LaValle. By taking elements of classical, jazz, and post-rock, LaValle constructs his pieces utilizing ambient noise, field recordings, and radio transmissions..."
Thursday, January 29, 2009
at YBCA Screening Room (7:30pm)

Godard presents one of his most contentious and political films, focusing on a small group of French students who want to change the world by using any means necessary. After studying Mao and the growth of communism in China the students decide that they must use terrorism to ignite their own revolution.
at Mighty (9pm)

A party guaranteed never to fail with forever special guests. This edition features Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem/DFA) with none other than Hercules and the Love Affair DJing a very special set!
at 103 Harriet (9:30pm)

At the helm of the pioneering experimental electronic show on BBC One Radio, Mary Anne Hobbs has been ushering in the next generation of dubstep, grime, drum&bass, hip-hop, techno, dark dancefloor and radical electronic flavours in every form. Her guests have included Flying Lotus, The Beastie Boys, Bjork, Radiohead, Justice, Burial, Squarepusher, Skream, Richie Hawtin, Amon Tobin, Santogold...
at Harlot (9:30pm)

"Fast-forward to the present and we find Morgan Page quickly becoming one the most sought after Remix Producers. His remixes for marquee artists (Angie Stone, Delerium, Stevie Nicks, Nelly Furtado and more) consistently land at the top of the Billboard Club Play charts, including three number one hits in 2006 alone.
Friday, January 30, 2009
at Eureka Theatre (8pm & 10:30pm)

For this year's special edition, founding UCB members Matt Besser and Matt Walsh will be joined by Saturday Night Live's Tim Meadows, Semi-Pro's Andrew Daly and Best Week Ever's Danielle Schneider. The special guest monologist is Andy Richter, star of Andy Richter Controls The Universe and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
at YBCA (8pm)

Electronica and noise, satire and ingenuity, beauty and humour-discover a new generation of Japanese choreographers. The highly stylized Baby Q, formed by Yoko Higashino in 2000, is known for collaborating with dancers, actors, visual artists and robot designers. For this special engagement, Yoko performs a solo with video and live music...
at Paradise Lounge (9pm - 3am)

Downstairs: Christian Martin (Dirtybird, Mothership), Alland Byallo (Nightlight Music, [KONTROL], Utensil Recordings), Galen (Pacificsound Music/Sunset, Utensil Recordings), Solar (Pacificsound Music/Sunset, Bang the Box), Kirill (Pulse). Upstairs: Aaron Jae (Evil Breaks, Space Cowboys), Bam (Evil Breaks, Invibe), Tamo (Angels of bAss), j9 (Angels of bAss, Space Cowboys). Visuals by Viberation.
at Atmosphere (9:30pm)

We'd like to invite you to this Rare Opportunity to se the World famous DJ Ala in San Francisco exclusively at Club Atmosphere! DJ Ala is known world wide for his soulful collections Mar Del Sol and G Lounge that have been aired around the world in 2003. He also created infamous Dive parties in San Diego's Gaslamp district, which featured luminaries like Alix Alvarez, Mark Grant and Miguel Migs...
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm)

"Once upon a time, the Sparkle Motion Machine was orbiting the earth, and in it were the beautiful Co-Co, LoLi Pop, and Ambr33zy. While the three freaks of nature were seducing each other with their stank and sinful vocal harmonies, a space craft from the future called the Bass Station 5000 collided violently into the ladies' Sparkle Motion Machine...
Saturday, January 31, 2009
at AT&T Park (12:30pm)

AMA Supercross dirt bikers descend onto the City to duke it out.
at Post Street Theatre (see listing for times)

Years before "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" turned Ballroom dancing into must-see TV, one sizzling show was setting stages ablaze around the globe. The electrifying Burn The Floor will make its Bay Area premiere in a limited six-week engagement...
at The Fillmore (9pm)

"DeVotchKa is a four piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble that fuses Romani, Greek, Slavic, Bolero, and Mariachi music with American punk and folk roots. They take their name from Anthony Burgess' Nadsat word for "young girl," which is itself derived from the Russian word of the same meaning..."
at Mighty (9pm)

The evening begins with a 2 hour open bar featuring Pink Mammoth's sangria, Svedka vodka and Red Bull cocktails. A complimentary food court will feature Blowfish Sushi, Hot Dog Station, Chef Hena's filet mignon dinner rolls, and delectable desserts.
at The Independent (9pm)

"Amon Tobin is regarded as one of the most innovative and interesting artists working in the areas of jungle, drum 'n' bass and electronic music. His sophisticated use and modification of jazz samples on early CDs such as Bricolage and Permutation made Tobin a success both on dance floors and in record stores...
at Cobb's Comedy Club (10:30pm)

What better way to close SF Sketchfest than with an evening of Bobby Bingo! Bobby Tisdale (Invite Them Up) and special guest comics call live bingo games for cool celebrity-donated prizes, all the while bantering and doing planned and impromptu bits. Join Zach Galifianakis (Comedians of Comedy), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show with Bob and David)...
Sunday, February 1, 2009
at Golden Gate Park (8am)

This traditional Super Bowl Sunday race finishes in plenty of time for you to hit the couch and TV. Runners World names this the most scenic in the country. Both point to point courses start on JFK at Stow Lake Drive and finish on MLK at the Great Highway, running around the Panhandle, through the Park and (Half Marathon) on the Great Highway.
at Conservatory of Flowers (9am - 4:30pm)

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a visit to the Conservatory of Flowers, where the botanical bounty of the Lunar New Year will be artfully arranged into a stunning display on view for two weeks only. The Conservatory's Potted Plants Gallery will be filled with the blossoms, colors and fragrances that bring good fortune and prosperity for the coming year...
at Beauty Bar (7pm)

Secret Agent Salon is proud to introduce the next generation: Colorist Tori Piellusch and stylist Courtney Rae Hartman. This dynamic duo invites you to an evening of high hair fashion with "Venus in Furs" a final presentation collection.
at Slim's (7pm)

"Ska is Dead is back from the grave and headed out West. Since 2004, the Ska is Dead Tour has been North America's premier ska festival/tour proving that ska is very much alive. Previous incarnations of the tour have crossed North America three times, and crossed the Atlantic once to tour the UK..."
Yum Diary
Monday, February 2, 2009
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)

"Guitarist/keyboardist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino create the giddy, punk-peppered pop music of Matt & Kim. The two musicians (both of whom contribute vocals to the project)..."
at The Independent (8pm)

"When The Strokes' hiatus began taking longer than expected, Nikolai reached into an old shoebox of poems and rants written years ago. With his free time, he began adapting them to music. Enlisting the help of South, a UK band introduced to him by a friend, Nickel Eye recorded some demos at South Studios in Hackney, London. With some guest appearances by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Regina Spektor..."
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