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 Feb 6 - Mon Feb 12, 2007 Tue   |   Wed   |   Thu   |   Fri   |   Sat   |   Sun   |   Mon   |   Features
Is that love we smell in the air? Yes, the holiday everyone loves to hate is fast approaching. But, fear not, you don't need a Valentine to have a good time this week.

On her way to becoming a household name, British songstress Lily Allen seems to be ubiquitous these days. To find out why, see her tonight at the Great American Music Hall. The next night, why not get your sweetheart (or new catch) warmed up at a performance of the "sexy, suspenseful thriller" Pleasure and Pain at Magic Theatre. On Thursday the 9th Annual IndieFest kicks off at the Castro Theatre with David Lynch's bizarre yet hypnotic new film Inland Empire.

Irreverent and unapologetic, Sarah Silverman performs at Cobb's Comedy Club on Friday night. This show is sure to make the most jaded among us blush (and, of course, laugh). Afterwards, why not strap on a pair of the 'ol skates and disco it up at Roller Disco! at the CELLspace. Then get ready for Cupid's arrow at The Sweethearts Ball at the Porn Palace; a party not suitable for the faint hearted or the modestly dressed! And start the morning after by rejuvenating your spirits at the New Year's Flower Market Fair in Chinatown where you can start preparing for the upcoming Lunar New Year.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 See All Events
at Landmark's Lumiere Theatre ((1:30pm 4:15pm) 7pm 9:35pm)
Fearlessly following one couple's descent from the giddy high of new love into the inevitable mire of everyday routine, writer/director Jeff Lipsky (Childhood's End) dares to feature characters as endearing and messy as those that inhabit our real lives...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
A high-school drop out and flower shop has-been, 21-year-old Lily Allen upended her native England with just a few clicks of a mouse and a couple irresistable songs namely "LDN" and "Smile." Willing converts drank up her syrupy sweet vocals and smart style...
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 See All Events
at the City Club of SF (6pm)
One of Europe's leading political figures discusses the issues facing his region. Adamkus was an activist for independence in the Soviet era and later came to the U.S. to work on environmental issues; he eventually headed the EPA. Also an Olympic gold medalist, Adamkus returned to his homeland...
at The Fillmore (8pm)
The Roots, also known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Fifth Dynasty, The Square Roots and The Foundation, are an influential, Grammy winning Philadelphia-based hip hop group, famed for a heavily jazzy sound and live instrumentation...
at Magic Theatre (8:30pm)
Peggy's impulsive and erotic daydreams interrupt the monotony of her Midwestern life. When her fantasies spill over onto the page and into the hands of her boss, Peggy realizes she can't have pleasure without pain in this sexy, suspenseful thriller...
Thursday, February 8, 2007 See All Events
at Braunstein/Quay Gallery (11am - 5:30pm)
"Orphan Annie has become my muse," says Snowden. "She is an independent and resourceful female from the past. Annie was street savvy with an acute social conscience. I imagine that she would have many opinions concerning our present culture." ...
at Castro Theatre (7pm)
"A painter before he ever shot a frame of film, this Montana avant-gardist (Mel Brooks once called him "Jimmy Stewart from Mars") and longtime practicer of transcendental meditation treats the screen as a canvas on which he can shape abstract ideas. Lynch's canvases always spill over."...
at YBCA Screening Room (7:30pm)
Hiroko Yakushimaru, the most iconic and charismatic "idol" of the period, plays Izumi, a feisty high school girl who takes on the yakuza world with a loaded machine gun. Named the boss of a yakuza clan after the unexpected death of her father, quiet Izumi becomes ensnared by violence and drugs...
at Rockit Room (8pm)
"If one were to put the edgy textures of Slowdive, the light airy sound of the Cocteau Twins, with the wall of sound guitars of My Bloody Valentine in a blender with the raucous dissonance of Sonic Youth, Foxtail Somersault would be the result...
Friday, February 9, 2007 See All Events
at Cobb's Comedy Club (8pm & 10pm)
Star of the upcoming Comedy Central show, "The Sarah Silverman Program" & the feature film "Jesus is Magic"...
at Red Poppy Art House (8pm)
Members of the Som'ma Dub Ensemble offer a varied and truly multi-sensory evening of dubby Persian and Middle Eastern music. DUBistan was conceived in New York City's Greenwich Village, and is based out of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury District...
at 1015 (Ten 15) (9pm)
Bassnectar (Lorin), Taj, David Harness, Miguel Migs, Syd Gris, Mancub, Smoove, Dirtyhertz, and Seven, and add in a few very deserving guests...
at CELLspace (9pm)
The folks from Black Rock Roller Disco will be spining tunes and renting skates. IndieFest is not responsible for alcohol influenced roller skating wipe outs!
at Mezzanine (10pm)
A quality electronic music club night started in 2004 by acclaimed and influential Detroit-based music producer / DJ / innovator Carl Craig and New York-based DJ Gamall...
Saturday, February 10, 2007 See All Events
at Festival Pavilion (11am - 7pm)
A comprehensive exhibition of art & artifacts of the world's indigenous cultures from more than 90 galleries & dealers from around the globe. Featured are thousands of museum-quality pre-1940 works, including masks, sculpture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, baskets, blankets & textiles...
at Elbo Room (6pm - 8pm)
Deep Red Jazz: An evening of music to benefit the STOP AIDS Project featuring the music of Shea Breaux Wells and her Jazz Quartet. With a rich and textured voice that has been compared to k.d.lang and Patricia Barber, Shea is a jazz singer with soul to boot...
at Cafe du Nord (8:30pm)
"Strings (violins, cello, upright bass), at times lush, at times sounding like old-world-Europe, backed by driving drums. Together they create an amazing backdrop for Munly's unique stories.
at Mojito (9pm)
In the ongoing quest to bring jazz back to North Beach, Sunset Promotions and North Beach Jazz Fest present an exclusive 2-night run with three masters of acid jazz. B3 legend Reuben Wilson, the world's most recorded drummer Bernard Purdie and guitar wizard Grant Green Jr will play two sets/night...
at SF Gift Center (9:30pm)
Featuring the hottest Brazilian band in the Bay Area, SAMBADA! And from Bahia comes special guest, Dandha da Hora from Ile Alye. Plus the devilishly energetic Loco Bloco with their more than 30 drummers playing Olodum and Timbalada. And the gorgeous, colorfully exotic dancers of Aquarela. The best Brazilian DJs of the Bay Area...
at Porn Palace (10pm)
Fluff up those ruffled panties, dig out those sweetheart corsets and brush off those coat-tails for a sweet trip down Candyland Lane! Scrumptiously delicious event bringing together the incredible vibe, DJ's and ass-shaking goodness of Opel with the sex-positive performances, pageantry, costuming and ridiculousness of Kinky Salon.
Sunday, February 11, 2007 See All Events
at Chinatown (9am - 6pm)
In addition, traditional Chinese entertainment such as Chinese Opera and lion dancing will be performed on stage both days...
at Medjool (noon - 6pm)
Why buy the same old box of chocolates and flowers for Valentines Day, when you can treat yourself or your sweetie to some of the hottest fashion trends and surprises at "A Touch of Romance", a shopping event and fundraiser sponsored by D.A.I. Events...
at Triple Base Gallery (7pm - 10pm)
Featuring the comedy and art of Brent Weinbach, Alex Koll, Sub-Standard Comix and more!
at Victoria Theatre (11:45pm)
The Primitive Screwheads, along with their friends Tossing Alice, present "The Crazy Go Nuts Show"; a late night comedy/horror variety program that harkens back to the glory days of The Donnie and Marie Show and Creature Freatures.
Monday, February 12, 2007 See All Events
at Hemlock Tavern (6:30pm, early show)
Last seen on these shores starring in Robert Wilson's "Black Rider," the mercurial Richard Strange is back at the Hemlock for a not-to-be-missed night of songs and stories.
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
The self-produced Ecdysis led Miho into new realms of electronic pop and world music, blending the intimacy of her craft for storytelling with the harmonizing sound of a full jazz-oriented ensemble. Known to be a genre-hopping pop experimentalist...
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)
Writer, Director & Activist Susan Sontag remembered in conversation among Wendy Lesser, Robert Hass, Mark Danner, Tamara Strauss, Steve Wasserman, Steven Barclay and Sydney Goldstein...
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
Stellar Mall Dining, Vegas Style
By Gloria_Tai (Feb 01, 2007)
If No matter how much I claim to be a Northern California girl, you just can't take the Southern Cal mall rat out of me. So when I first stepped into the new Westfield Centre at 5th and Market in downtown San Francisco, my heart skipped a beat at the excellent selection of boutiques. But this gargantuan, 1.5 million square-foot mall not only tempted the shopaholic in me but also called to my literal hunger with its plethora of dining possibilities.
Still Jerkin' Around After 25 Years
By Matt_Crawford (Feb 01, 2007)
The Circle Jerks are a pillar of California's hardcore punk community. They're crass, raunchy and loud. What else would you expect from a band that recorded songs, such as "Group Sex", "World Up My Ass", and "I Wanna Destroy You"? With 25 years under their belt, the group finds itself now opening for bands that it influenced. Lead singer and founding member Keith Morris spoke with SF Station from his office at V2 Records in Los Angeles, where he was employed in the A&R department before its planned closure. The Circle Jerks open for Pennywise on Feburary 9th at The Fillmore.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Feb 01, 2007)
Homecomings are so sweet and when Audrye Sessions hit the stage last Thursday night at Popscene it was no different. Rolling melodies, simple guitars and pulsating drums filled the room as Ryan Karazjia's voice filled my ears. The Sessions' ability to seamlessly take us on the lows and highs of life is something great and beautiful.
Looking for Mr. Right
By Mel_Valentin (Feb 01, 2007)
Nothing says "chick flick" like a film where the end-all, be-all for the female characters is heterosexual monogamy. Directed by Michael "I Directed Heathers" Lehmann (40 Days and 40 Nights, The Truth About Cats and Dogs), Because I Said So tells us everything we need to know from the first scene.
Looking for Mr. Right
By Matt_Forsman (Feb 01, 2007)
The tagline for Blood and Chocolate is enough to make the blood curdle. "Everyone has two lives. The one we show the world. And the one that was never meant to be seen." God, how horrifying it would be if people could actually see me in my boxers, disheveled hair, and ratty t-shirt while pounding out my reviews! Fortunately, I will never tell anyone about this and no one will ever see me in this state.
Glam Couture in the USA
By grace_chen (Feb 01, 2007)
Couture made in the Glamorous USA? I thought real couture came from Paris! Not so, as the phenomenon of Juicy Couture has erupted and spreads from Pacoima, California to every major fashion capital around the world. San Francisco hits the radar in a very big way with not only two stores in Union Square, but also the largest flagship store in the US.
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