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 20 - Mon Feb 26, 2007 Tue   |   Wed   |   Thu   |   Fri   |   Sat   |   Sun   |   Mon   |   Features
Just when one festivity ends in San Francisco, another begins. While the Lunar New Year was officially this past weekend, Mardi Gras is tonight. And let's not forget all the movie buffs that will be glued to the television this Sunday for the Academy Awards.

While it might not be New Orleans, we can still celebrate with the best of them. Shake your moneymaker for some beads at the San Francisco Mardi Gras Ball at Mojito. Then make sure you're caught up on your movies at the Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films screening at Lumiere Theatre. On Thursday, Bay Area darling Margaret Cho presents The Sensuous Woman, a wild burlesque, comedy and bellydance variety show at Bimbo's 365 Club.

Don't miss the 7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally at the Verdi Club. This fav SF event features the creative energy of over a hundred artists. The next night, music and events collective Gun Club celebrates its One Year Anniversary with a party at the TenderNob Warehouse Space with JD Twitch and Tim Sweeney. Then keep the Lunar New Year vibe alive with the YMCA 10K/5k Walk/Run in Chinatown.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 See All Events
at Mezzanine (7pm)
The film (NEXT: A Primer on Urban Painting) captures the phenomenon that was born on the streets of American cities and has come to influence youth culture all over the world; combining cinema vérité and interviews with painters, journalists, collectors, sociologists, DJs, art critics and others...
at Mojito (9pm)
Bringing the rhythm and spirit of the bayou to San Francisco for a blowout Mardi Gras Party. Called "the best Mardi Gras party this side of New Orleans" the San Francisco Mardi Gras Ball has consistently brought an authentic Mardi Gras experience to San Francisco...
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 See All Events
at Landmarks Lumiere Theatre ((4:15pm) 9:15pm)
See all five of the nominees for this year's Academy Award in the category of Best Animated Short! Second-guess the Academy voters! This year's selection includes three shorts from the United States...
at Grant & Green (9pm)
The funniest free-style comedy showcase in the Bay Area with some of the absolute best working comedians in the city...
at supperclub (10pm)
Scion, SF-Vibe and supperclub bring you a FREE after-dinner party featuring the multi instrumental mastermind Chuck Love (OM, Salted, Tango, Vino - Minneapolis) playing his world famous dj / live instrument dance music concert...
Thursday, February 22, 2007 See All Events
at Asian Art Museum (noon - 4pm)
Japanese basket artist Kibe Seiho will demonstrate bamboo weaving techniques typical of Kyushu bamboo artists, including the so called "plover plaiting" or chidori-ami...
at Zellerbach Hall (8pm)
Choreographer William Forsythe is one of the most respected figures in dance, renowned for combining choreographic invention with a distinct theatrical vision. His newly founded ensemble makes its debut in the West Coast premiere of Forsythe's evening length work...
at Bimbo's 365 Club (9pm)
"The Sensuous Woman" is a new burlesque, comedy and bellydance variety show, hosted by and starring comedian Margaret Cho. The lineup will include performances by local SF artists, Ted of "The Music Lovers," Simone de la Getto and Alotta Boutté of Harlem Shake Burlesque and The Hot Pink Feathers...
at Make-Out Room (9pm)
Local Singer Songwriter Snow Blink plus one song each for a spcecial song cycle by 60 Watt Kid, Nat Russell from Birds of America, Frank Lyon from Ship, Martin from the White White Quilt & Abby G..
Friday, February 23, 2007 See All Events
at Verdi Club (6pm - 10:30pm)
At this live drawing event more than one hundred artists will create work, live and in person. Drawings will be available for purchase for $50 each...
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)
What were the crusades? Who was involved? Find out the answers to these questions and more at this in depth 2-day lecture series...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
Bay Area locals Gravy Train! describe themselves as "Too flaming disco to be hip-hop, too ugly to be "electro"-anything."...
at Pink (9pm)
Rude DJ Karl Injex and hosts Ibrahim & Mayssa bring the New York vibe to the left coast, for some dancefloor soul and rude beats for all you fish and water movin' Pisces people and friends...
Saturday, February 24, 2007 See All Events
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (3pm)
Considered one of the best Reggae Festival in the U.S., this year features top international artists. One of Britain's greatest Reggae bands, Grammy-winners Steel Pulse will be performing...
at Palace of Fine Arts (7:30pm)
For almost 50 years, young women from throughout the United States come to San Francisco to compete for prizes and scholarships in the annual Miss Chinatown USA Pageant...
at Club Six (9pm)
Featuring Dubstep, Dread Bass Breaks & D'n'B, Ragga, Reggae, Dancehall, Bhangra & Global Beats!
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)
Supplementing the traditional instrumentation with electric guitars, an array of flutes, modern percussion and other contemporary instruments, along with the help of David Byrne, Bebel Gilberto and Miho Hatori, Forro in the Dark capture the immediate, pleasure-craving core of forró for modern audiences...
at TenderNob Warehouse Space (10pm)
"The triumphant returns of Glasgow's legendary JD Twitch and New York's dance music king Tim Sweeney here to help celebrate the 1 year bash of San Francisco's innovative Gun Club monthly!"
Sunday, February 25, 2007 See All Events
at YMCA Chinatown Branch (8am)
This event is a community fundraiser that benefits the Chinatown YMCA youth programs. All participants will receive a unique Chinese New Year T-shirt, goodie bag and refreshments. Come join one of San Francisco's most unique foot races...
at The Front Porch (1pm - 4pm)
Front Porch chef Jamie Lewis lost her house and everything she owns in a fire in early February 2007. $30 gets you BBQ, tri-tip, mac-n-cheese, cornbread, beer and wine. Show up!
at Red Vic Movie House (2pm, 4pm, 7:15pm, 9:15pm)
This colorful documentary presents the history of the Black Bear Ranch, a long-running Northern California commune launched in the summer of 1968. Premised on the idea of "Free Land for Free People" and financed by Hollywood rock stars, the founders of Black Bear bought an abandoned gold mine in rural Siskiyou County and raised a rough-hewn homestead...
Monday, February 26, 2007 See All Events
at Cody's Books (7pm)
In her unforgettable memoir, we follow Millner on her far-flung, adventure-filled journey to find her true identity among the various communities - black, Latino, techno-utopian, Ivy League, activist - competing for her allegiance, each with distinct allures and perils...
at Elbo Room (9pm)
Claude Coleman Jr. is best known as the perversely versatile live/studio drummer for cult-rock gods Ween. For more than twelve years he has commanded audiences around the globe with powerfully dynamic performances that have elevated Ween's status as a live band...
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
Savor Sardinia
By Amy_Sherman (Feb 15, 2007)
La Ciccia is a neighborhood Italian place, but like most of the growing community of great little restaurants out at Church and 30th, it comes with a twist. The menu reflects only the cuisine of Sardinia. There is no Fettucine Alfredo, no Veal Parmigiana, no Insalata Caprese -- but trust us when we tell you -- you won't miss that standard fare.
A Lady's Touch
By Matt_Crawford (Feb 15, 2007)
Life is not always easy in the music industry, and it's sometimes even harder for women. Up-and-coming songstress Luna Angel brings a lady's touch to reggae music, which is dominated by male vocalists and only has a handful of female stars. The Berkeley-based singer is making big moves in 2007 with a new management team, plans to record her second album, and a pending relocation to Los Angeles. Luna Angel performs at the Ragga Muffins festival at the Bill Graham Civic Center on Feb. 24. She spoke with SF Station during a phone interview.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Feb 16, 2007)
Stellastarr* returned to San Francisco for a pair of sold out shows, the first at Popscene and the second at Bottom of the Hill. So I made an effort to go to the Popscene one and it was well worth it with the kids debuting some new tunes and playing some fan favorites. I have to say that the new stuff like "Warchild" has proved that these NYC kids have definitely returned to their roots with soulful lyrics and driving rhythms.
A Passably Entertaining Duet
By Mel_Valentin (Feb 14, 2007)
If you're secretly or not so secretly feeling nostalgic for early 80s pop music in all its campy glory, then Music and Lyrics, written and direct by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality) should be on your "must-see" list on Valentine's Day and the heady, romantic-tinged days that follow...
Predictable and Yet Surprising
By SFS_Staff (Feb 15, 2007)
This year's Academy Awards is a mixed bag. There are some predictable nominations and definitely some unexpected surprises, e.g. Abigail Breslin as Olive in Little Miss Sunshine and Paul Greengrass for Best Director for United 93. Raise your hand if you saw those two coming. But despite all the variances, there are still many similarities.
Solid, Sometimes Stolid, Spy Drama
By Mel_Valentin (Feb 16, 2007)
Inspired by "the greatest security breach in U.S. history," Breach is an espionage thriller/crime drama that explores the process and procedures necessary to ferret out a traitor and the psychological stress that affects the agents assigned to investigating a traitor in their midst. In this case, the traitor was Robert Hanssen, a Special Agent with the FBI arrested on February, 18, 2001 for espionage. Deceptions, betrayals, and hidden agendas play out against the backdrop of post-Cold War America...
A Refuge for the Old-Fashioned Romantic
By Nirmala_Nataraj (Feb 16, 2007)
Weekends away from the city are too often tailored for the harried professionals. Wagering a guess that there are loads of you out there who feel the same, I'm about to let you in on a little secret: there is, indeed, a place where you can momentarily shelve your stresses, breathe deep some blessed "there's no one around for miles" air, and take comfort in the fact that your mobile phones are completely useless here. It's a little cul-de-sac tucked just off Highway One, and they call it Elk Cove Inn.
A Bit of Schadenfreude You Can Live With
By Nirmala_Nataraj (Feb 16, 2007)
Fifty years ago, playwrights like Harold Pinter were amassing scathing reviews and death threats, but now the thespian trademark of self-conscious menace and making spectators squirm in their seats is just par for the course. After all, it's inarguable -- awash as we are in pop culture froth and the constantly impending threat of censorship -- that schadenfreude and shock value are the unspoken standards of modern theater.
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