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 13 - Mon Feb 19, 2007 Tue   |   Wed   |   Thu   |   Fri   |   Sat   |   Sun   |   Mon   |   Features
The New Year may have started a month and a half ago on the western calendar but on the lunar calendar things are just heating up. Chinese New Year is around the corner so get out those firecrackers and dust off your shrines, it's time to bring in the Year of the Boar!

Nothing says I Love You like a big old pillow fight. Bring your fluffiest, most feathery pillows to Justin Herman Plaza for some good old-fashioned slumber party fun at Pillow Fight Day. Then celebrate the rest of Valentine's with a few Champagne Kisses at the Bubble Lounge, bring your sweetie or just drown your sorrows in alcohol. Nurse your hangover with a cinematic ménage à trios at the Castro Theatre where French New Wave classic Jules and Jim plays on Thursday.

Take a break from the red and pink holiday for something a bit more serious -- Ralph Nader talks about his new book The Seventeen Traditions at Books Inc. Then shake things back up again at the James Brown and Fela Kuti tribute at The Independent brought to you by Sila and the Afrofunk Experience. Bring in the Year of the Boar with the rest of the animal kingdom at the Lunar New Year Celebration at the Zoo. On Monday many of you can enjoy your day off at the Not My President's Day Political Comedy Showcase at the Make-Out Room, where you'll find something to really laugh about.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 See All Events
at Century San Francisco Centre 9 (10:55am, 1:20pm, 3:45pm, 6pm, 8:15pm, 10:35pm)
The year is 1965, and Edie Sedgwick is living every young girl's dream. Rich, ambitious and breathtakingly beautiful, Edie's life changes forever when she meets Andy Warhol, New York's most famous artist, and the man who will transform this trust fund baby into the Big Apple's most dazzling Superstar...
at Upper Playground (noon - 7pm)
Combining elements of pop-culture, fairy tales, and dreamlike imagery, Simkins creates art that shows how nightmares are made. His paintings and illustrations capture a sinister, yet curious imagination that was set free and continues to grow as an adult...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 See All Events
at Bubble Lounge (5:30pm)
Celebrate your love with Champagne kisses at the Bubble Lounge. Featuring Champagnes by Taittinger, paired with Bubble Lounge's new appetizer menu of small plates, pefect for two...
at Justin Herman Plaza (6pm)
Bring a pillow, follow the rules and have fun! ...
at Theatre 39 at PIER 39 (8pm)
Take a hilarious ride on Love's quirky side at HOW WE FIRST MET. Couples reveal their stories and talented actors recreate them with hilarious sketches and songs!
at Balboa Theater (9:15pm)
"Fortunately, these artists know how to tap in to the universal longing for acceptance, making for a fresh, witty, and contemporary take on the perennial boy-meets-girl story." ...
at the Cellar (10pm)
A current mixer for Energy 92.7, Eddie has shared the turntables with DJ greats such as Adam Cova, Brian Bass, & Las Vegas' DJ Scotty Boy; and is coming The Cellar for a special 4-hour set...
Thursday, February 15, 2007 See All Events
at Castro Theatre (2:40pm & 7pm)
Truffaut's third film, this adaptation of Henri Pierre-Roché's autobiographical novel about a bittersweet ménage à trois (with the great Moreau at the apex of the triangle) is one of the classics of modern cinema...
at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (6pm - 8pm)
Music of Thelonious Monk with Riverside Records Producer Orrin Keepnews. Each class led by an expert in a particular aspect of jazz, the course offers and entertaining and informative overview of the music's history, culture, and ongoing development...
at City Lights Books (7pm)
The explosive guide to New York's most dynamic artistic scene, one that developed sometime after Andy Warhol's heyday but before Soho became a tourist trap...
at Mezzanine (9pm)
"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 16, 2007 See All Events
at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza (7pm)
Author and continuous presidential candidate talks about his new book...
at Balazo 18 (9pm)
Mini Bowling! White Russians! Nihilists! Zip Line Art! The Dude Abides!
at Elbo Room (9pm)
Hip-hop acts will perform live onstage including gold record selling artist Funkdoobiest. 14 years after their debut in San Francisco, Funkdoobiest return to perform at a Bomb party!
at Bimbo's 365 Club (9pm)
Scotland's Camera Obscura create lilting, sophisticated melodies that draw similarities to the work of contemporaries such as Belle & Sebastian, The Clientele or Trembling Blue Stars, but are also rooted in more classic sounds such as Nick Drake, Donovan or Petula Clark...
Saturday, February 17, 2007 See All Events
at Zellerbach Hall (8pm)
One of the greatest and most acclaimed collaborations in the history of jazz, pianist and composer Chick Corea and vibraphonist extraordinaire Gary Burton come to Zellerbach to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their monumental premiere duo recording, Crystal Silence...
at Magic Theater (8:30pm)
In this biting comedy, Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben must reclaim their lives and help a black football superstar play the game on his own terms. With fantastical flourish, Greenidge's bold theatrical imagination explodes cultural stereotypes.
at The Independent (9pm)
Sila and the Afrofunk Experience will perform a special funky set to honor the legacy of James Brown and Fela Kuti. Joining him will be Dj Jeremiah and the Afrobeat Nation and Dj Vanka both performing a special James Brown set...
at Icon Ultra Lounge (10pm)
Dress Up as your favorite Celebrity! DJ Rob Bishop and Dj David Savior spinning the hottest hip-hop, mashups, and house.
at Roe (10pm)
Featuring 3 levels of entertainment, with sounds by DJ Greg the Groove spinning hip hop & mash-ups, DJ Pollux & DJ Vahid spinning funky international house and DJ Blutex spinning mediterranean mixes...
Sunday, February 18, 2007 See All Events
at San Francisco Zoo (11am - 5pm)
The day will be full of amazing entertainment, including Lion Dances, acrobats, magic and more. Create fun, FREE piggy crafts, such as fans, puppets, origami pigs and much more at the Playfield Promenade...
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (8pm)
Monday is a holiday, so come celebrate a guilt-free Sunday night of DJs, dancing, cocktails, and friends while enjoying gorgeous views of San Francisco's skyline...
at Zebra Lounge (10pm)
SugarBeats Group and Jessica Rae of Desired Temptations presents XOXO - Open Casting Call for GoGo Dancers. Come out and play, there's no work or school the next day! ...
Monday, February 19, 2007 See All Events
at Make-Out Room (7pm)
Now that the Democrats have re-taken Congress, people are asking how satirists can still find work and what they'll make fun of....
at The Tunnel Top (10pm - 2am)
Rocksteady, ska, dub, roots, dancehall mixed up every monday night at tunnel top...
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
Help Me Do the Right Thing
By Clifton_Lemon (Feb 12, 2007)
This tasty and sometimes disturbing work explores the transformative and healing powers of sexuality. In it we witness sweet, prim Midwestern girl Peggy, masterfully played by Jennifer Claire, steadily unraveling as her inner erotic fantasy life begins to merge with her drab, staid real-world life. It's by turns funny, scary, gripping, and sexy, with overtones of Sex Lies and Videotape, Michel Foucault, and BDSM master/slave interrelationships.
Getting Frisky for Valentine's
By SFS Staff (Feb 12, 2007)
San Frisky is what San Francisco ought to be called. Look around and you can find a bedlam of fanciful, fun, fetish fashions to wear not only at fairs, balls or clubs but also in your lair. Getting frisky for only Valentine's or the Folsom Street Fair seems so conservative when there are so many other outfits to wear every day of the year.
Laced Up and Ready to Roll
By Matt_Crawford (Feb 08, 2007)
Already on their way to being the next hyphy sensation out of the Bay Area, The Pack made waves with the breakthrough song "Vans" -- an ode the famous skateboarding shoe company. Now the group is hoping to continue the momentum with its recently released EP Skateboards 2 Scrapers, a new shoe line and a forthcoming debut LP, which will feature a collaboration with crunk Atlanta brethren Dem Franchize Boyz. Rapper/Producer Young L spoke with SF Station during a phone interview.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Feb 08, 2007)
While standing in front of the stage surrounded by hardcore fans waving Australian flags, wearing face paint and screaming for the band to hit the stage, I felt like this was a soccer match. When Cat Empire hit the stage they showed me that they were not soccer players but amazing musicians. There is no way that I can put the band into one class; they are a mix of Soul, R&B, Rock, Punk and 10 more styles of music that made my ears perk up and listen. Both of the lead singers are incredible, particularly Harry James Angus' vocal range, which moved between octaves like he was a machine.
Released on Wichita Recordings, 1/30/07
By Matt_Forsman (Feb 08, 2007)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah received an astonishing amount of attention in 2005 when their self-titled, self- released album was released. The buzz surrounding said album drew David Bowie and David Byrne to a few of the band's shows. The interest of Byrne is not terribly surprising as lead vocalist, Alec Ounsworth sounds eerily similar to him at times.
Released on Om Records, 2/27/07
By VinCi_Chan (Feb 08, 2007)
Om Records presents yet another exciting, reputation worthy collection of the best up and coming hip-hop-don't-stop roster. This independent deep-house/dance/electronic dedicated record label was founded in SF in 1995. For their first release entitled Groove Active, Om made introductions with solid acts such as The Roots, DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, A Tribe Called Quest, Brand New Heavies, to name a few. Om has then set their steady stream of what is now their imprint sound.
Released on Blood Shake Records, 2/27/07
By lynne_angel (Feb 08, 2007)
Though not necessarily a novel debut from Richmond, Virginia's The National Lights, The Dead Will Walk, Dear is a simple and thoughtful reaction from musicians very obviously in love with the neo-folk movement we find ourselves submerged in as of late. So if it is something innovative and new you seek, do not stop here. The National Lights is for those who love the hushed vocals of Sufjan Stevens, the banjo triplets of Iron & Wine, the lap steel of Calexico, the harmonies of early Mountain Goats, and yet do not mind the glaring, unadulterated similarities.
The World's About to Get Brighter
By Matt_Forsman (Feb 08, 2007)
January and February is typically a tough time for the ardent cinemaphile as multiplexes are crammed with typically heavy, dark Oscar frontrunners or garbage that didn't make the cut last year (Code Name: The Cleaner anyone?). Fortunately, our good friends at IndieFest have assembled a broad and eclectic mélange of films.
Run, Edie, Run
By Mel_Valentin (Feb 08, 2007)
By the mid-60s, Andy Warhol had firmly established himself as the front man for the "Pop Art" movement in the United States. Commercially successful as a painter and illustrator, Warhol turned to making avant-garde films in the "Factory", a performance and production space in midtown Manhattan where Warhol collaborated with other artists, drag queens, and assorted hangers on, to make experimental films (when they weren't partying or helping to mass produce silkscreens and lithographs). In January of 1965, Warhol met an ingénue new to Manhattan, Edie Sedgwick, at a party. Under Warhol's direction, Edie became a celebrity...
Emotional Dispatches From a City of Lost Children
By Rossiter_Drake (Feb 08, 2007)
The Dead Girl is a raw, unflinching glimpse at the wounded, interconnected lives of those touched by a murder. The victim is Krista (Brittany Murphy), a runaway-turned-prostitute who has the misfortune, one fateful night, of hitching a ride with a serial killer. Left behind are her estranged mother, her emotionally broken roommate and others whose connections to the crime are a bit more tenuous. Then there's the killer and his frustrated wife, who wonders where her husband disappears to for days at a time.
A Pretty Big Mistake
By Matt_Forsman (Feb 08, 2007)
Eddie Murphy made some of the funniest comedies of the 80s. The pinnacle of his reign as comedic superstar was arguably Coming To America. Murphy was astonishing in this film as he played several of the characters in this comedic gem. Since then, it's been hit and miss (ok...mostly miss).
A Fine, Young Cannibal
By Matt_Forsman (Feb 08, 2007)
The charming cannibal Hannibal Lecter is back for another round of flesh eating fun and games in Peter Webber's Hannibal Rising. After the box office success of Hannibal in 2001 and the remake of Red Dragon in 2003, studio executives are back to make a few more bucks off of one of the most compelling anti-heroes in recent memory. What we get in Hannibal Rising is an origin story that focuses on the traumas that shaped/molded a future flesh eating serial killer.
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