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Whether you are looking for Chinatown Treats or somewhere to pick up Cheap Vinyl and Vintage Gear, San Francisco is always full of new discoveries. And there is plenty to discover this week, even if you want to stay bundled up indoors. Check out the artists behind some of your favorite video games at The Games We Play and find new works from painters/illustrators Grant Gilliland and Rick Kitagawa at Bestiarum vocabulum: The Book of the Beasts. Find a new dimension with the Lords of Acid or the Mushroom Jazz Party, featuring Mark Farina, and see what's new in the Mission with Mission United. Keep the scene green and clean at the SF Green Film Festival and show the ladies some love as International Women's Day arrives with a gathering at Dolores Park.

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The Fetching Veggie Etchings

Speed Racer

The Fetching Veggie Etchings

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Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Best Coast, Wavves
at The Regency

Around the World in 80 Girls
at DNA Lounge
Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson

Street Style Vol 34
at CCA
Ben Gibbard

White Out
at 111 Minna
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Michael Gira founded the seminal NYC band Swans in 1982. Quickly infamous for their punishing, brutal and repetitive onslaughts of sound, extreme volume levels, and the self-abusing, abject shouts and growls of Gira's sloganeering vocals...
at Bottom of the Hill (9:30pm)

Courtney Love's "anarchy violinist" returns to the stage and is keeping the spotlight all to herself. With appearances on Leno and Letterman, glossy magazine covers, and guest spots on the albums of such artists as Love...
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
at Mission Rock Cafe (9:30pm)

The San Francisco waterfront shines with the red light of vice and mysteries of the Orient at the infamous house of ill-repute known as Bondage A Go Go. Recently given the heave-ho from its long-time digs South of the Slot...
at Manor West (9pm)

The "Signature Series" at Manor West is a new ground breaking event series that will feature world renown recording artists and cutting edge music talents, up close and personal within the intimate setting of a boutique nightclub...
Thursday, March 3, 2011
at Neiman Marcus Union Square (6pm)

Experience the fabulous new fashion game, Fashionista FaceOff, with creator & host Joel Goodrich & fashion experts Keylee Sanders, Charleston Pierce & Karen Tamblyn. Attire is Fashionista Chic...
at DNA Lounge (7pm)

From his first single "I Sit On Acid" released in 1988 to the present, Belgium's Praga Khan remains one of the most innovative acid house musicians in circulation. Thanks to extensive experimentation with drugs, Crowley-ian sex magic, and esoteric paths of self-deprivation and mutilation...
at Nieto Fine Art (7pm)

'The Games We Play' is the first in a series of art shows designed to showcase the fine artists of the video game industry. The talented individuals who breathe life into these games more often than not have an artistic voice louder than what this industry can handle...
at Cafe du Nord (9pm)

Joined by an ever-evolving line-up of musicians, A Hawk and A Hacksaw seeks to create and document an ecstatic sound much like the village bands of old, with the communal aspect of folk tradition and musicianship the key factors...
Friday, March 4, 2011
at Big Umbrella Studios (7pm)

Featuring the work of painters/illustrators Grant Gilliland and Rick Kitagawa. From the elusive cyclops to the dangerous succubus, from trolls to water spirits, we often think of mythological beasts as simply mythological. Grant Gilliland and Rick Kitagawa beg to differ. Let this pair of monster hunters bring these creatures to life in a series of all new paintings featuring a stable...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Atlanta based and internationally known, Le Castle Vania, commonly known as Dylan Eiland, quickly escaped the local trappings of his hometown in Georgia to play music around the world. Atlanta's burgeoning music scene allowed him to develop his passion for music and nightlife...
at The Fillmore (9pm)

It seems simplest to understand Patterson Hood as the director and/or producer of low-budget films, which is maybe what he thought he was doing when this all started. Each is released in record album form under the name Drive-By Truckers and features a closely held assortment of...
at Mighty (9pm)

Mushroom Jazz is a series of musical compilations by DJ Mark Farina. Originating in 1992 these were released on cassette tape, then since 1997 have been commercial CD and vinyl releases. Farina combines elements of downtempo, hip hop, jazz and R&B, French, Latin, Red, delicious...
Saturday, March 5, 2011
at Mission Rock Cafe (8pm)

Burnal Equinox marks the mid-point between last year's burn and this year's. It's our first major event of the year and you can expect a wide and stunning array of art, live performance, dancing, philosophizing, theme camp indescribeables...
at Rickshaw Stop (8:30pm)

Broken Records formed in Edinburgh at the end of 2006 and were immediately tipped for greatness by the UK press - a series of three independently released singles released in 2008 led NME to call them "an incredible proposition - set to go stellar as soon as they decide on a lucky label to sign to."...
at Public Works (8pm)

Public Works presents an 8 hour event to stake its claim as the newest event space and family member of the melting-pot neighborhood that is the Mission district in San Francsico. Cherry-picking some of the best in music, performance, art, fashion and food. Mission United brings the sights and...
at 103 Harriet (9pm)

Join us for a night of GruntWorthy dubstep beats with Noah D, Machinedrum, Protohype and more...
at Vessel (9pm)

Headlining this unforgettable night is the San Francisco debut of critically acclaimed DJ/Producer and former NBA superstar Rony Seikaly. Seikaly is one of the fastest rising talents in the house music industry...
at Mighty (9pm)

DJ Harvard Bass is one of the most exciting additions to the house and electro scenes who took off instantly in the last year with his epic debut 'Caked' picked up by Sound Pelligrino, an Institubes sublabel co-run by DJ Orgasmic...
Sunday, March 6, 2011
at Bently Reserve (see listing for times)

Presenting inspiring programs and discussions that link films and media arts with environmental advocacy and activism. The Festival will include screenings of over 70 premieres from around the globe...
at Dolores Park (11am - 2pm)

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Domestic work has traditionally been women's labor & has thus been systematically de-valued...
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

Hosannas, made up by brothers Richard and Brandon Laws, have just completed a three month tour and are now taking some time to relax and record new music for 2011. They have been gaining attention around the Pacific Northwest for...
Monday, March 7, 2011
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

For 100 Lovers , DeVotchKa spent over a year refining their sound, taking multiple trips to their desert studio to craft twelve new recordings. The final product is the bands strongest album to date, combining the energy and pop verve of How It Ends with the lush arrangements of...
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