The Guide: A list of the best events happening this week SF Station
SF Station presents The Guide - A list of the best events happening this week
Tue Jan 23 - Mon Jan 29, 2007 Tue   |   Wed   |   Thu   |   Fri   |   Sat   |   Sun   |   Mon   |   Features
We are now approaching the end of the first month of 2007. And it looks like spring is already here! Maybe there's something to this whole global warming business when you can walk around in a t-shirt in San Francisco (and New York) in January. But, fear not, the end is far from near. How could it be when there's so much still left to do?

For starters, there's funky folk duo StitchCraft playing at Ireland's 32 tonight. And then at the Lumiere there's the documentary Romántico, about struggling musician Carmelo Sanchez trying to make ends meet singing to diners in the Mission's many taquerias. Wine lovers should head to the Fort Mason Center for the 16th Annual Zinfandel Festival at Fort Mason Center where they'll be able to taste from over 300 wineries.

If music is your game, then make sure to check out the San Francisco Tape Music Festival at ODC Theatre. Close your eyes and experience music like you never have before. This weekend dog lovers everywhere can rejoice at the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show at Cow Palace; over 2,000 dogs and 135 breeds will be on display. Afterwards put on your trench coats, smear on your most luscious red lipstick and attend one of the screenings for the Noir City 5 Film Fest at the Castro Theatre. Cleanse your palate with the biennial SECA Art Awards show at SFMOMA honoring five very deserving up and coming local artists. Valentines guide
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007 See All Events
at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre (8pm)
Get ready for an edgy and enthralling evening with The Pillowman, which blends black comedy and mystery until "whodunit" is the least of your concerns...
at Ireland's 32 (9pm)
StitchCraft is turning heads as they take their edgy folk acoustic duo from coast to coast...
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 See All Events
at Zellerbach Hall (8pm)
Truly in a class by himself, Bobby McFerrin is one of the natural wonders of the music world - perhaps our best-known vocal innovator and improviser, a renowned classical conductor, and the creator of one of the most popular songs of recent times.
at Landmarks Lumiere Theatre ((4:45) 7:15 9:15)
Carmelo Sanchez makes his living serenading diners in the San Francisco Mission's taquerias with his buddy Arturo. Living in a cramped apartment with six other illegal immigrants, he struggles to support his family back in Salvatierra, Mexico.
Thursday, January 25, 2007 See All Events
at Fort Mason Center (6pm - 9pm)
Zinfandel Advocates & Producers present their annual series of tastings. The 16th Annual Zinfandel Tasting features wineries pouring vintage barrel samples & new releases. Zinfandel, often called America's heritage wine, is the draw here. As many as 300 wineries participate in this mega-tasting which draws some 10,000 wine lovers.
at Castro Theatre (7pm & 9:15pm)
The Animation Show 3 features the world's best animated shorts, programmed by Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head) and Academy Award® nominee Don Hertzfeldt. The largest Animation tour in the U.S., its award-winning lineup features something for everyone, from ground-breaking CG to classic 2D and stop-motion.
at Duplex (9pm)
Specials tools include a hand held viscometer and a bottomless crate of mezmerizing hip-hop, beats & brakes, and it's FREE!
Friday, January 26, 2007 See All Events
at ODC Theatre (8pm)
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival presents three distinct programs of audio art over a world-class 16-speaker surround-sound system. Seated on the dance floor in complete darkness, experience new and classic compositions by local and international artists, including the premiere of a new work by Brian Eno...
at Pink (9pm)
Since 2004 DJs Dedan & Daniela have changed the face of Oakland night life with the Bay Area's best Underground Dance Music night "BROTHERS & SISTERS". Creating one of the dopest atmospheres for dancers and music lovers alike. Come check out the Culprits as we feature Brothers & Sisters on the West Bay...
at The Warfield (9pm)
The Hustle is a reflection of G's past three years including everything from starting a family, being a father, losing a girl, and hustling a new deal. "For the first time, I'm not singing about the world as I'd like it to be," says G. Love, "I'm singing about the way it is."
at Mighty (9pm)
The Fringe Arts Collective and Sunset Promotions, the crews that undress tradion with their Freqo de Mayo, Freaksgiving and Faux Years events are aiming to chase away winter's wicked ways with some scorching breakbeats...
Saturday, January 27, 2007 See All Events
at Cow Palace (8:30am - 5pm)
More than 2,000 dogs and 135 breeds compete for "Best in Show." There will also be a fly ball demonstration each day at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)
One of the most important and influential acoustic steel-string fingerstyle guitarists of the 20th century. In the more than 25 years that Leo has been composing, arranging and playing guitar music, his style has evolved from the blindingly fast and aggressive to the rhythmically delicate and intricate...
at Crash Nightclub (9pm)
Featuring Special Live Rock Performances, Live Tattoo & Piercing by In Your Skin Tattoo, Free clothing giveaways all night!
at Club Six (10pm)
Surya Dub is the next level in Global Dubwize Vibes and Dread Bass Culture. Surya Dub's goal is to unite all Dubwize communities from Roots Reggae to Dubstep and Ragga to Dread Bass Breakbeat and Drum'n'Bass to Bhangra, South Asian Electronica and Global Bass Beat Bizness...
at Elbo Room (10pm)
The night includes a premiere of the video "The Music" from the album "Up To Something" plus performances by Cait La Dee and Audio Pharmacy. DJ Ren The Vinyl Archeologist spins...
Sunday, January 28, 2007 See All Events
at Castro Theatre (various times, see schedule)
Get ready to start 2007 in style at the 5th annual edition of the grandest Film Noir festival in the world, NOIR CITY! This year the festival returns to the magnificent Castro Theatre, where fans will be treated to 20 classic films over 10 days...
at Mighty (8pm)
Closing Night Music and Comedy with Bruce McCulloch/ Craig Northey/ Hard 'n Phirm/ Dragon Boy Suede...
at Recombinant Media Labs (8pm)
Activating The Medium continues for a second installment; this time in conjunction with Recombinant Media Labs. Complete with state-of-the-art surround-sound 5.1 technology and surround-video screens, Recombinant Media Labs foster the creative evolution and development of cutting edge techniques for real time spatial media synthesis...
Monday, January 29, 2007 See All Events
at SFMOMA (10am - 6pm)
The biennial SECA Art Award honors local artists of exceptional promise with an exhibition at SFMOMA, inclusion in an accompanying catalogue, and a modest cash prize...
at Blackbird Space (6pm - 9pm)
Blackbird Space of San Francisco and Factory Model of Miami are pleased to present "Pause" an exhibition of Bay Area and Miami artists that utilize cut and paste architecture, collage strategies, reconfiguration, and unspecific dates of completion.
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
A Few Rough Edges
By Amy_Sherman (Jan 18, 2007)
If Silks in the Mandarin Oriental, once obscured within a sea of hotel restaurants, seemed to garner an unprecedented level of buzz in 2006. After reading so many good reviews of the Asian-influenced haute cuisine, we hesitated to order the same things that had been raved about. We took a chance on the tasting menu ($95), so we could really give the chef a chance to show his stuff. From the moment we walked into the lovely Silk Road-themed dining room, there were subtle signals that the balance was off.
Rap with Cream and Sugar
By Matt_Crawford (Jan 18, 2007)
With a vocal style that can shift from staccato, rapid-fire rhymes to gloomy croons over spooky electro beats, L.A. rapper Busdriver's style is unparallel. He stands out even among his peers in Project Plowed, the seminal collective that spawned noted lyrical stylist Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Mikah 9, and several others. Busdriver performs in support of his latest LP roadkillovercoat on January 30th at the Great American Music Hall. He spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from L.A.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Jan 18, 2007)
With a vocal style that can shift from staccato, rapid-fire rhymes to gloomy croons over spooky electro beats, L.A. rapper Busdriver's style is unparallel. He stands out even among his peers in Project Plowed, the seminal collective that spawned noted lyrical stylist Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Mikah 9, and several others. Busdriver performs in support of his latest LP roadkillovercoat on January 30th at the Great American Music Hall. He spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from L.A.
"Lost Boys" Documentary Soars
By Mel_Valentin (Jan 18, 2007)
Directed by Christopher Quinn and Tommy Walker, God Grew Tired of Us follows several "Lost Boys", Sudanese refugees, from a Kenyan refugee camp to the United States and their experiences here over the course of five years as they struggle to learn American culture, overcome self-doubt and survivor's guilt, obtain employment (and go to school), all while holding on tenuously to hope of reuniting with their families and friends.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
By Mel_Valentin (Jan 18, 2007)
When word leaks out that a horror film some fans consider a cult classic is about to be remade by a movie studio, it's pretty obvious that artistic pretensions have nothing to do with it. Releasing the original doesn't work either. Moviegoers won't pay to see a film theatrically when they can rent it for a fraction the price on DVD. The only alternative for cashing in on a cult classic is simple: switch out the actors for younger models from television, bring in an inexpensive music video director to helm his first film, superficially modernize the setting, and cynically increase the violence and gore.
An Urban Oasis Awaits You
By Nirmala_Nataraj (Jan 18, 2007)
On an unassuming Tuesday afternoon, I find myself in the waiting lounge of Spa Bar, tucked away on a busy vestibule of 2nd Street. The atmosphere certainly seems to spell out "deluxe digs for the urban primadonna" but something about the ambience is casual enough to make me want to take a deep breath (perhaps with the help of their signature oxygen bar) and leisurely stretch my limbs out to the loft ceilings or, perhaps, curl up on the sprawling couch with the latest issue of Vogue and do some shameless people-watching.
Some of the Best Property You Can Buy
By Nirmala_Nataraj (Jan 18, 2007)
With the exception of John Updike's work, you rarely see sequels in literary fiction. You really have to like a character well enough to ask yourself at the bookstore, "Wow, What is he up to now?" This is a big commitment when you know that this character won't be dodging any boulders, saving himself from a snake pit, or battling Stormtroopers. Actually, Richard Ford's Frank Bascombe is that guy. He is the man you hope to see at the end of the crowded bar precisely because you and he don't really like anyone else there.
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