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Tue Feb 26 - Mon Mar 3, 2008
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After a chaotic, rain soaked Chinese New Year Parade, increasingly hostile takeovers and more Primary madness fast approaching, how's one to relax in these turbulent times? You can start off with Yes We Can-Can at Mighty benefiting the San Francisco Food Bank and then laugh it up with comedy sketch troupe and MTV darlings Human Giant at Mezzanine. On Friday, experience some seriously good times at Café du Nord with Slavic Soul Party and the Extra Action Marching Band. Keep the vibe up at the Slow Beer Festival at the SF County Fair Building this weekend before taking in the Punk Rock Sideshow at the Hemlock Tavern on Monday.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
at 111 Minna (6pm - 9pm)
Ojos de Brujo are a musical collective from Barcelona who have taken flamenco and rumba traditions and kicked them to the modern dancefloor by adding hip hop, dub and bhangra influences.
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
Huun-Huur-Tu's community of listeners is a worldwide community, and its tradition is a reimagined one. The tradition's authenticity stems from the group's effort to bring their own life experience into their music, and to build a rapport with their audiences, as any tradition must to remain alive.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
at Mighty (9pm)
With Special Guest DJ Rich Medina. The San Francisco Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in San Francisco. It works toward that goal by distributing food and advocating for improvement in government food programs and policies. A nationwide network of suppliers allows the Food Bank to turn each dollar donated into $9...
at Harlot (10pm - 2am)
"Mike Simonetti cut his teeth in the '80s hardcore scene in New York City, attending notorious shows and buying records back when "collector's prices" were pretty much reserved for Elvis 78s. The sheer number of clubs where a savvy dude could DJ in the city at that time was overwhelming..."
at Anu (10pm - 2am)
Satellite Wednesdays celebrates 7 fantastic years of bringing the biggest & best underground house & techno djs to San Francisco mid-week. Don't miss this very special night as we welcome our good friend Claude VonStroke of Dirtybird fame and his funky, minimal-tech sounds. With Claude VonStroke (Dirtybird), Scott Carrelli & Kevin Knapp.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
at Palace of Fine Arts (8pm)
It has been almost twenty years since Paul Simon made his initial trip to South Africa and met Joseph Shabalala in Johannesburg. Having listened to a cassette of their music, Simon was captivated by the stirring sound of bass, alto and tenor harmonies. Simon incorporated the traditional sounds of black South Africa into the "Graceland" album, a project regarded by many as seminal to today's explosive interest in World Music.
at Mezzanine (8pm)
Revamping sketch-comedy TV, with laughs not heard since Kids In The Hall, Human Giant is a MTV comedy sketch show, bringing together a good-natured group to deliver a collection of short rambunctious video clips and sketches. The sketch-comedy group of the same name, Human Giant stars writers and performers Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer and is directed primarily by Jason Woliner.
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)
The Magnetic Fields are the music of songwriter-producer-instrumentalist Stephin Merritt, with the aid of various guest musicians on cello, tuba, and exotic percussion. In the studio, The Magnetic Fields are essentially all Stephin. While the Magnetic Fields may draw upon the electronic textures of vintage acts like ABBA, Kraftwerk, Roxy Music with Eno, Joy Division, and Gary Numan...
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Friday, February 29, 2008
at Gallery 1988 (7pm - 10pm)
Sugary treats, dichotomous dreamlands, the cute and the corrupted, all find their way into the brief calm before the rebellion that feature Kathie Olivas's series of characters known as the misery children.
at Hayes Valley Market (7pm - 10pm)
If you haven't had a chance to view the exhibit this is an excellent chance. Our theme of urban transformation is explored in mobiles, metal infused concrete, mixed media paint, layered photography and encaustic light box painting, among other media. The exhibit spreads out in a spacious beautifully lit gallery venue.
at Underground SF (9pm)
SF Debut perfomance by Classixx "forerly Young Americans". Recently featured in spin magazine. These Producers are surely a force to be recond with. Along with with dj's Stinky Love, Georgie BoyBot, DougEYE, & Sid-Licious!!! Come and enjoy some Hard hitting electro Rocken beats.
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)
"Fiery Gypsy brass, soulful Balkan anthems, and hip-grinding American funk: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City..."
at Elbo Room (10pm)
Funk is that nitty-gritty thang that affects people when things get heavy. Funk can be out of control, like the chaos of a rebellion, or instinctively elegant, like that extended round of lovemaking that hits overdrive. Funk is what you say when nothing else will do. When you've done all you can and there's nothing else: "Funk it!" George "Dr. Funkenstien" Clinton, the most heralded authority of funk philosophy, reduced The Funk to its barest essence...
Saturday, March 1, 2008
at Union Square (noon - 3pm)
Union Square may not be home to crab fishermen, but we know how to celebrate San Francisco's local seafood treasure! Members of the San Francisco 49ers team up with local chefs to demonstrate the art and intricacies of cracking a crab. The noon-time demonstration will be followed by a timed crab cracking and cleaning contest to see who can clean the most crab. For a minimal sampling fee, local restaurants will provide tastes of the city's beloved Dungeness and patrons can sample beer and wine at the Wine & Beer Garden.
at SF County Fari Building (noon - 4pm)
Slow Food San Francisco and the San Francisco Brewers Guild present Slow Beer, a celebration of local artisan beer and food.
at 111 Minna (8pm - 2am)
Please join us for the massive come back party of Chillin' bringing it back to where it all started. 50 of the best Bay Area Fashion Designers will also be joining us that night along with live music by: Little Yellow Perfect, DJ's SCHATZ, Weekend, Russell Vargas, Dirtyhertz, and Dave Madix.
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)
You may recognise Victoria 's utterly unique voice as that which formerly graced The Concretes. Victoria was singer and songwriter for The Concretes for 11 years up until deciding to leave the band in July 2006. Then again you may recognise Victoria's voice from one of the biggest and most popular singles of last year - namely, Peter Bjorn & John's infectious 'Young Folks' single...
at Mighty (9pm)
Saturday night will feature electro/rock hybrid MSTRKRFT. Support from LA RIOTS and Lazaro Casanova! The duo of JFK and ALP have been breaking down the musical boundaries between punk, electro, disco, and more since their work with rock project, Death From Above 1979. Since then, MSTRKRFT has released their well received debut LP "The Looks," remixed tracks for the likes of Justice, Chromeo, and Armand Van Helden (to name a few)...
at The Endup (10pm - 6am)
Derek Plaslaiko doesn't make records, but he sure as hell knows how to play 'em. One of a select few to have made a name for himself based on DJ skills alone, Derek's dedication and immense musical knowledge, coupled with his anything-goes attitude make every set a memorable dance floor experience...
Sunday, March 2, 2008
at ATA (2pm)
What do designer toys and homemade synthesizers have in common? Whether it's Saturday morning cartoons, punk rock, science fiction epics or the search to create truly new sounds, these two films explore the realms of inspiration and imagination, where a whole new subculture can be born and anyone can forge the tools to make themselves a rock star.
at ACT (2pm)
Blood Knot tells the story of two brothers trapped in the madness of apartheid South Africa. One is light-skinned enough to pass for white, the other is unmistakably black. Living together in a tumbledown shack, they wrestle with the terms of their fates and dreams-and long-simmering tensions explode over a woman. A.C.T.'s new production of Fugard's revolutionary breakthrough play...
at Rickshaw Stop (5:30pm)
The serendipitous result of five Omaha residents with a penchant for the same classic '60s pop, boy/girl harmonies and Americana folk records, Tilly and the Wall celebrates the petulant, determined, feisty nature of youth. Oh, yeah, they also have a tap dancer for a drummer...
Monday, March 3, 2008
at 826 Velencia (7pm)
This adult seminar will feature an entertaining panel discussion on the craft of injecting humor into writing. Moderator Jory John will lead panelists Jon Carroll, Beth Lisick, Dan Kennedy, and Eric Spitznagel in a conversation about what it's like to be a funny writer.
at Hemlock Tavern (10pm)
The first Monday of the month there is a free band from 9-10. The resident DJ's are DJ Tragic and the Duchess of Hazard and they have been doing it for about 4 years. They also show movies and have drink specials.
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