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Tue Mar 6 - Mon Mar 12
OSL Nightlife

San Francisco's colorful mix shines a little brighter this week with Holi 2012 Festival of Colors, a celebration of the colors and vitality of spring at Dolores Park with 200 pounds of airborne food-grade colors, water balloons and "snappy" Indian music. Whisky and Women Unite for an evening of tippling and toasting and Ivan Neville returns with Dumpstafunk. Andrew W.K. celebrates 10 years of partying hard and Donuts is back for another round, this time featuring Beautiful Swimmers and Sapphire Slows. SFJAZZ Hotplate reimagines the music of jazz legends and the SF International Asian American Film Festival is back with screenings throughout the Bay Area.

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Blow Up 7 Year
at DNA Lounge

Kill Moi
at Brick & Mortar
Undie Party
at Desigual

Popscene: EMA
at Rickshaw Stop
Low End Theory
at 103 Harriet

Porter Robinson
at Fox Theater
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
at Yoshi's SF (8pm)

Chosen by the New York Times as one of the Top Ten Records of 2011, prolific singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd's latest album, Cosmic Ocean Ship (City Zen Records), is her most beautiful and optimistic work to date...
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Andrew W.K. is the king of partying. Infamous for his bloody nose, famous for his high-life attitude, beloved for his songs like, "Party Hard", "We have fun", and "You Will Remember Tonight"...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)

Tickets will be sold at the door only. The first night of your anti-life. Aggressive electronic music. Brutal + elegant attire encouraged...
Thursday, March 8, 2012
at various locations (see listing for times)

The SFIAAFF is the nation's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, annually presenting approximately 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. Since 1982, the SFIAAFF has been an important launching point for Asian American...
at Monarch (9pm)

Well we have another great one lined up for you. This week we are bringing Nguzunguzu back with their touring partner Salva. This will be the first date of their 3 week tour taking them all over North America with stops at SXSW...
at The Warfield (8pm)

The eOne Music Group is excited to herald the success of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones's recent release, Rocket Science. The highly anticipated reunion record, which marks their first recording together in 20 years, immediately jumped to #1 on both Billboard's Jazz Charts and Soundscan's Jazz Charts...
at Amnesia (9pm)

SFJAZZ Hotplate is a monthly concert series featuring Bay Area artists re-imagining the music of jazz legends. The 2nd Thursday of every month, Hotplate aims to show another side of SFJAZZ, an informal setting where you can drop in for a drink and...
at Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts (6pm - 8pm)

An evening of tippling, toasting and Compass Box cocktails. An All-Star Line-up of LUPEC ladies will be shaking and stirring for charity...
at Public Works (9pm)

You know when you scoop a record at some flea because the art looks tight, but it turns out that the shit is wack except for some little beautiful chunk? Yea you do. They rescued the good parts from many terrible records that otherwise just...
at The Independent (9pm)

With a direct lineage to The Meters and The Neville Brothers, combined with members who have shared the stage with Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, Etta James and Harry Connick Jr., Dumpstaphunk is a recipe for creating a new standard for an entire genre...
Friday, March 9, 2012
at 103 Harriet (10pm)

Apparat is a German electronic musician (Sascha Ring) living in Berlin, Germany who since 1999 has been running the Berlin based record label "Shitkatapult" together with T.Raumschmiere. Starting out with dance floor-oriented techno...
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

Dirty, stripped down Jesus and Mary Chain style wallop combined with bits of experimental noise, bluesy swagger, and dense shoegazey goodness. The Crocodiles seem to reevaluate tried and true styles of rock from the past while injecting some fresh new blood into...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Crystal Fighters' style is a fusion of genres - fast progressive dance music joined by the melodies and dances of traditional Basque folk, alongside synthesisers, bass-driven wonk-funk, with beats fuelled by early 80s Spanish punk...
Saturday, March 10, 2012
at Dolores Park (noon - 3pm)

Holi is all about celebrating the colors and vitality of spring, marking the changing season with family and friends and building new relationships. What better way to welcome spring than with 200lbs of food-grade colors, live Dhol and snappy Indian music to dance to!
at Slim's (9pm)

"I write music because I have found that I cannot rely on other artists, or the music industry to provide the release that I need from a days work, a night out, to inspire a mood, a movement, or simply explore the unsaid in ways that are important to me..."
at Justin Herman Plaza (11am)

While it is a "naked" bike ride, all are welcome; it's ride as bare as you dare. That is, body paint, rubber latex, bikinis, topless, lingerie, bubble pack, whatever costume you are comfortable riding with...
Sunday, March 11, 2012
at City College of San Francisco (3pm - 7pm)

The turning of the years will be happening at dusk, approximately 6pm, this year of 13 Tekpatl, the end of many calendrical cycles! Aztek danzantes from many different kalpullis (groups) will be filling the street out front between 5:30 and 6:30 with their beautiful traditional dances...
at Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF (3:30pm - 7pm)

Fairy Tales do come true as JDRF presents the premier gala for children and their families, complete with dinner, live and silent auctions, and family-friendly entertainment. The Royal Ball is a wonderful adventure for the entire family where children and adults partake in an enchanting adventure together...
Monday, March 12, 2012
at The Independent (8pm)

There's something panoramic about The Joy Formidable's music - their mountainous, fuzzed out riffs and ferocious, earthy rhythms shrouded in ethereal haze...
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