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Tue Feb 3 - Mon Feb 9, 2009
Valentines Guide

Is there a full moon around the corner? Or a solar eclipse visible only in SF? It's like the event gods have converged and decided to throw it down this week. Kick things off at SF Station's Valentine's Day Happy Hour at Temple Nightclub. Bring a single...to meet a single and enjoy the evening with great music and drink specials (plus, the food is off the hook). Starting Thursday, the SF Independent Film Festival will be bringing us the best in indie cinema (Japanese art porn, anyone?). Also opening on Thursday is the much beloved musical revue SF Follies at The Actors Theatre. The place to be Friday night is most definitely Popscene vs. Loaded at Rickshaw Stop; if you've seen the pics from last week's Metronomy show at Popscene then you'll know what we're talking about. But if beers, not beats, are more your thing, then rejoice because SF Beer Week turns the city into one big, giant brewery for seven long days. To get through this year you'll definitely need the strength of an ox, begin by celebrating at the Chinese New Year Parade in Downtown San Francisco where you can soak in all the ox-energy. Topping off the weekend's festivities are Surya Dub at Club Six celebrating its two-year anniversary on Saturday and the RZA at Mezzanine Sunday night.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
at Palace of Fine Arts (8pm)

This unique presentation will feature a baker's dozen of the Pop Art icon's silent film portraits of his proto-superstars, including Nico, Lou Reed, Dennis Hopper and Edie Sedgwick, perfectly accompanied by Dean & Britta's alternately wry and sultry tunes.
at Laszlo (10pm)

Synth Rock, Italo Disco and much more being played at Laszlo with your resident DJ Mike Lixxx.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
at Prana Restaurant/Temple Nightclub (5pm - 8pm)

Bring a single...to meet a single. This Wednesday, SF Station is inviting you to Temple Nightclub to have a drink and hang out with our crew. Temple will be providing a discounted SF Station Drink Specials...
at Crushpad (6:30pm - 8pm)

Let Crushpad open the door to get an insider's perspective by joining a blending session around Cabernet Sauvignon and the Bordeaux varietals. While much of the winemaking process is scientific, blending is where artistry comes into play. During your session, our staff will guide you through the same steps used to create the final blends for the luxury wines produced here in the winery. Previous wine knowledge is not necessary.
at Cafe du Nord (9pm)

"Brittany Shane has become a veteran of the West Coast music scene since she arrived in San Francisco in 2000. Her new album, "Have Heart Live Young", features an all-star cast: Rami Jaffe & Jessy Greene (Foo Fighters), Jim Bogios (Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow), Michael Lockwood (Fiona Apple), Adam Levy (Norah Jones), Prairie Prince (Chris Isaak, Jefferson Starship)...
Thursday, February 5, 2009
at Fifty24SF (7pm - 9pm)

His outlandish dreamt of characters are part of a fantasy sideshow, inspired by elements from pop culture, the old masters, nature, carnival kitsch and most importantly, a warped imagination. It is the careful weaving of these elements that makes Greg Simkins a sought after surrealist painter today.
at The Actors Theatre (see listing for times)

A favorite for both locals and visitors, Bisceglie's SF Follies takes a wicked wink at San Francisco's past, present and future. The show pokes fun at the City's popular landmarks, attractions, personalities, neighborhoods and events.
at The Roxie New College Film Center (see listing for times)

The Festival this years feature a wide variety of films. We have a film on art cars, some Japanese art porn, great midnight movies, powerful local features, and creepy kids, zombies, Star Wars fans, teen angst, English schoolboys, insane Belgian musicians, circus animals and more!
at Temple Nightclub (10pm - 4am)

Featuring Anthony Mansfield (Hector Works, Green Gorilla Lounge), Kincaid (Grooves-in-the-Park, Culture, Deep Roots), Nesto Fuentez, Hektor Perez...
Friday, February 6, 2009
at 1015 (Ten 15) (9pm - 6am)

We will be celebrating with some special performances by Lung Chins White Crane with high pole Lion Dance martial arts demonstration, Mask making and our annual dragon dance parade . With the Santa Cruz Stilt Circus and drummers...
at Triple Crown (9pm - 2am)

Notable favorites within San Francisco's lush DJ breeding ground, this magic-making duo is sure to bring the heat and keep your feet burning on the dancefloor.
at Mighty (10pm)

Further resident, Matthew Dear returns to SF for an all out banger! This time, we're doing it up, with an open bar for the first hour and the blasthaus photobooth all night! Support from Nikola Baytala and SF's dynamic, up and coming, live techno duo, Monocle!
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm)

Popscene and Loaded combine to make a new dance party, first Friday of each month at Rickshaw Stop!
at Paradise Lounge (10pm)

Featuring DJ ICON, Breakbeat Booty & Bassyx present Weapon of Choice. Featuring Ed Solo & Keith Mackenzie...
Saturday, February 7, 2009
at Mighty (2pm - 7pm)

A lover's soiree. Join us for sexy beats, sexy clothes, lingerie, burlesque dancers, and a whole lotta hubba hubba. Also featuring a day spa for all your pampering needs and cute little gifts perfect for the occasion.
at Treasure Island (5pm)

For the Gourmet Tasting, one of Treasure Island's massive hangars is transformed with magical lighting and special effects into an elegant venue to taste the best of the Bay Area. The quality of food and wine vendors featured here is unsurpassed. The historic Art Deco structure originally built for the Golden Gate International Exposition is the location for the Winemaker Dinner featuring courses created by four renowned local chefs.
on Market Street in Downtown San Francisco (5:30pm)

Chinese New Year is a two week Spring festival celebrated for over 5,000 years in China. The San Francisco Chinese New Year celebration originated in the 1860's during the Gold Rush day and is now the largest Asian event in North America as well as the largest general market event in Northern California.
at Bottom of the Hill (8pm)

BAGeL Radio favorites Birdmonster, Railcars (just days before they head off for a European tour, RIYL Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade), and Ricky Lee Robinson (extraordinary garage-rocking one-man band). It's an 18+ event so you can bring along any and all underclassmen in your midst...
at Club Six (9pm)

What a 2 Years folks! We are going international for our special anniversary celebration! Featuring 2562 & The Gaslamp Killer - Ambassadors of Dread Bass, Lud Dub. Residents Maneesh the Twister...
at 103 Harriet (10pm)

Arnaud Rebotini is the in-demand mainstay of french dark electro rockers, who has dumped his computer software, reconnected up his archive of analogue synths and let the wired up f*ckers loose for an hour over some fantastic throbbing acidic riffs. No distortion effects a la Justice, no cheesy autotuned vocals, no pop, just pure old school electronic techno...
at Paradise Lounge (10pm)

Featuring Tim Sweeney (DFA/ Beats in Space), Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better), Ryan Poulsen, Jeno, BT Magnum + Black Shag (Beat Electric), Visuals by AC...
Sunday, February 8, 2009
at Muir Woods (8:30am - 1pm)

Come volunteer at our annual Muir Woods Earth Day Celebration. Enjoy the majestic redwoods while helping to restore and preserve this spectacular national park. Projects include planting, habitat restoration and weed removal, mulching, tending the forest floor, and trail maintenance throughout the Redwood Creek Watershed. All participants are invited to stay for lunch at the end of the event.
at various locations (8pm)

SF Beer Week will be a ten-day celebration of that legacy, showcasing the Bay Area's brewing heritage with as many as 150 events. The week will be anchored by the Bistro Double IPA Festival, the Toronado Barleywine Festival and will end with a bang at the Celebrator's Best of the West Beer Fest.
at The Independent (8pm)

"So much of hardcore is about disdain, resistance, righteous purity. Here's a putative hardcore band that wants to fuse unlikely things into strange alloys, according to its own obtuse principles. It wants to play punk rock that you can hallucinate to. It broods on big themes but avoids clichés." - New York Times
at Mezzanine (8pm)

"The Wu-Tang Clan's chief producer, RZA (aka the Abbott, Prince Rakeem, the Rzarector, and Bobby Steels) was born Robert Diggs; he first surfaced during the early '90s as a member of the rap unit All in Together Now, a group that also featured fellow Wu-Tang members the Genius (aka GZA) and Ol' Dirty Bastard..."
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)

"Darren Johnston assembled some of his favorite improvisers into the studio. This multi-generational cast included Fred Frith on electric guitar, Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino sax, Devin Hoff on bass, Ches Smith on drums, and Johnston on trumpet and flugel horn. A scrap of paper was passed around the room, listing various suggestions and limitations on orchestration, form, and general approaches to playing. Each musician took a couple turns choosing variables, either from the paper or their own imagination, before each piece..."
Yum Diary
Monday, February 9, 2009
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"P.O.S. returns with Never Better his follow-up to 2006's critically acclaimed Audition. On it, he raps at full-clip to ride rolling drums and revving distortion. There's an urgency that he keeps in careful check, and then unleashes for spring-loaded verses that represent his best work. P.O.S. produced more than half the beats on Never Better, which bears his unmistakable signature..."
at Otis Lounge (8pm)

a unique dance party with beats of reggae dub and reggaeton to get yourself movin and groovin, along with your favorite drinks at Otis Lounge! Get on down with the freshest reggae on Monday nights SF has to offer.
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