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 Mar 13 - Mon Mar 19, 2007 Tue   |   Wed   |   Thu   |   Fri   |   Sat   |   Sun   |   Mon   |   Features
The gods smiled down on SF this past weekend and blessed us with amazing weather. While folks in the rest of the country were freezing their little butts off, we were walking around in T-shirts. It might not happen that often, but it's still a nice perk. Unfortunately, we were still subjected to Daylight Saving Time and lost a precious hour out of our days. Not to worry, there's still plenty of time! All you need is one night at A One Night Love Affair at The Milk Bar where art will be flirting with music and they'll both be mingling with alcohol. Next stop is Dates from Hell at the Rickshaw Stop featuring writers Laura Fraser and Jane Ganahl recounting their worst. The 25th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival kicks off on Thursday with Finishing the Game by director Justin Lin and a grand opening night gala. Directed by the indelible Rhodessa Jones Lysistrata, about a group of maverick women who refuse sex with their war-mongering husbands until they stop fighting, begins its run at the Buriel Clay Theater this weekend. Then don your brightest green for the 155th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. As the parade makes its way down Market Street a fair will be raging at Civic Center Plaza. Sweat all the green beer out the next morning at the Across the Bay 12K. Then travel to the land of the rising sun, at least for a night and for a lot less cash, at Japan Nite at The Independent.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007 See All Events
at Charanga (6:30pm)
Popular Charanga Restaurant will be ours to MIX and enjoy Pan Latin Cuisine prepared by Charanga's Chef and owner, Gaby Salas. This is the first of the Hillgirlz Chick MIXes as we prepare for the launching of the new San Francisco Bay Area Women's Personals MIX online...
at Mezzanine (9pm)
Lo-Fi-Fnk was formed when Leo Drougge and August Hellsing met in highschool in the year 2kzero-2k1. They joined a team in their aim to start a band that really reflected them as persons and the time and place they were a part of. In a beginning they were mainly inspired by dancemusic and their fantasies about huge clubs where nothing was forbidden...
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 See All Events
at Slim's (7pm)
Interscope records is hosting "Year Zero" listening parties in select cities across the US. Hear the entire new album weeks before its release, and get a limited edition "Year Zero" lithograph when you pre-order the album at the event...
at The Milk Bar (7pm)
"We've pulled together a list of ten amazing local artists and three djs to rock the dance floor. Come look at art and get your groove on at the Milk Bar
at California College of the Arts (8:30pm)
What happens when you take cinema out of the movie theater, wrench the reel off the projector and start editing the images and sound live, in front of the audience? LIVE CINEMA...
Thursday, March 15, 2007 See All Events
at Castro Theatre (7pm: Finishing the Game)
The director of Better Luck Tomorrow and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift returns with a rollicking comedy spoof about the search for a Bruce Lee stand-in. Featuring hilarious performances by the ensemble cast and cameos by James Franco, MC Hammer, and others. Followed by Gala reception at the Asian Art Museum.
at Rickshaw Stop (7pm)
Romantically disastrous readings from Laura Fraser (An Italian Affair), David Henry Sterry (Chicken), Jane Ganahl (Naked on the Page), Todd Zuniga of Opium magazine, and Jesse Singer.
at Books Inc. (7pm)
Author Rigoberto Gonzalez to read selections from his memoir "Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa." Heartbreaking, poetic, and personal, "Butterfly Boy" is a unique coming out and coming-of-age story of a first-generation Chicano who trades one life for another, only to discover that history and memory are not exchangeable or forgettable...
at Mighty (9pm - 4am)
This is an exclusive show not to be missed! If you haven't seen Satoshi, now's your chance! Exclusive 5 hour set!
Friday, March 16, 2007 See All Events
at Southern Exposure (opening reception; 6pm - 9pm)
Join Glowlab, a New York-based artist-run production and publishing lab directed by Christina Ray, as they launch NOSO, an anti-social networking project that involves discovering the identity of another without being discovered. It turns recent developments in urban street games and social-networking inside out...
at Buriel Clay Theatre (8pm)
Under the leadership of the determined Lysistrata, the women of the warring city-states unite in refusing their husbands any sexual favors until all arms are laid aside. The resulting male dismay and counterattack, the women's' valiant defense of their temporary virtue, and the final victory of the female cause...
at Hotel Utah Saloon (9pm)
Channeling the sounds of such legends as King Tubby and early Lee Scratch Perry, the Culver City Dub Collective returns to the Bay Area in celebration of the Hotel Utah's 30th birthday, spreading their tradition of undeniably addictive live performances...
at The Independent (9pm)
This year's San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival once again hosts an all-star hip-hop music showcase as part of their annual Directions in Sound program. Featuring live music performances by NYC's legendary mixtape master Neil Armstrong...
at Levende Lounge (10pm)
Chuck Love has been a busy guy over the last year- traveling the four corners of the globe to share what is arguably the most exciting and energetic act in house music today. Chuck's electric live set features buttery vocals, guitar, horns, percussion...put any instrument within arm's reach and he'll play it!
at 1015 Folsom (10pm)
Sunset presents "Clover Clash" ringing in St. Patty's with a 3-room soundclash featuring electro-rock, techno, mashups, breaks, and cutting edge glitch and dubstep. Headlining is DFA Records and former Six Finger Satellite frontman the Juan Maclean who heads an all star cast of electro and techno upstairs...
Saturday, March 17, 2007 See All Events
at Civic Center Plaza (parade begins at 11:30am at Market and 2nd Streets)
A full day of fun is planned for the Saint Patrick's Day Celebration at Civic Center Plaza, Grove and Larkin from 10am to 5pm. The colorful Festivities surrounding the parade will showcase Irish Culture through live performance and entertainment, Arts and Crafts exhibitor presentations and Food and Beverage concessions...
at San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) (10am - 6pm)
The Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair has become one of the largest annual gatherings of anarchists and radical books in the world. Last year over four thousand people, from every walk of life, locals from San Francisco and visitors from around the world, enjoyed good conversation, speakers, art, and of course...books!
at Rockit Room (8pm)
Hailing from Sligo, Ireland, The Hooks are undoubtedly one of the most exciting bands in San Francisco at the moment. After regularly packing out The Garavogue and McGarrigles in their native Sligo, and Dublin's Ambassador, Olympia and Belfast's Limelight...
at Loft 11 (8pm)
Wear Green and you are in for free until 12! All Kinds, Electronic, 80's, 70's, The Clam, Sleazy Music, Music people can get sleazy too, DJ. E, DJ. Denise, 92.7FM, Paul Oakenfold, DT Tiesto, Paul Van Dyke, Ferry Corsten, Peter Tong, DJ Laabsta, The Infultrator, Technicali Sound, Sasha, LD and Adriano, DJ Sparky...
at Mighty (9:30pm - 2am)
Opel Productions is one of the city's premiere crews making forward thinking dance music and cultural events. Founded by local psychologist, promoter, and DJ Syd Gris...
at Butterfly (10pm)
A dynamic duo hailing from Dusseldorf has taken over the music scene by storm with numerous releases on most esteemed label and coveted bookings everywhere from Canada to Japan. These international globetrotters have picked Ibiza's infamous club Space for their "In Bed with Space" residency..
Sunday, March 18, 2007 See All Events
at Fort Baker (8am)
Certified 12K (7.5 Miles) course from East Fort Baker; across the Golden Gate Bridge to Aquatic Park. Hilly, paved and beautiful...
at Festival Pavilion (1:30pm - 4pm)
The doors of the Festival Pavilion open to the public so everyone can sample Rhone varietals from more than 120 Rhone Ranger member wineries and artisan food products from Bay Area producers...
at The Independent (9pm)
Few groups better captured the heart and soul of roots reggae than the Abyssinians; the vocal trio's heavenly close harmonies, dark melodies, and Rastafarian themes, all delivered with a deep spiritual feeling, were instrumental in defining and refining the genre.
Monday, March 19, 2007 See All Events
at The Independent (8pm)
Come check out the traveling SXSW, Japan style! Featuring GO!GO!7188, HY, The 50 Kaitenez, Oreskaband & Asakusa Jinta...
at Cafe du Nord (9pm)
IAMX is the illegitimate brainchild of Sneaker Pimps front man and whiz kid producer Chris Corner. His self-produced, performed and perfected debut album "Kiss + Swallow" is a moving collection of songs for unhinged and creative mind. On stage Chris is joined by a changing selection of close friends, and their performance is set to a visual backdrop of home videos, Japanese porno and fighting toys...
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
Local Loving Elixir in the Upper Haight
By Chrissy_Loader (Mar 08, 2007)
From the folks at Magnolia Brewing Company comes one of the most inviting spots you'll find in the Upper Haight, The Alembic. Boasting a "local loving" motto, which means not only a creative, super-upscale pub menu favoring regional ingredients but also a selection of local beers on tap (including Magnolia's own). The Alembic is an elixir for those seeking a mellow spot for drinks and eats in the Haight.
He's Got the Airwaves in a Chokehold
By Matt_Crawford (Mar 01, 2007)
Travis McCoy is tattooed and pierced, and his band Gym Class Heroes has the hottest single of the moment -- "Cupid's Chokehold" a bouncy love song about the splendors and pitfalls of relationships. Gym Class Heroes perform at a sold out show at The Fillmore on March 27. McCoy spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from a tour date in Detroit.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Mar 08, 2007)
After hitting the top of the charts all over the world with their current album Eyes Open, Snow Patrol can sell out the biggest venues with no problem and the show at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium definitely proves it. As eight thousand fans sang along, Gary and the boys rocked. I have to say this was a great show overall with lights and sounds that filled my head to the brim.
Released on Relatively Conscious Records, 12/12/06
By lynne_angel (Mar 08, 2007)
A stunning debut from San Francisco locals And A Few To Break. This epic, survivalist approach to post hardcore sounds at once like everything and nothing you have ever heard. These fellas have something to fight for and this becomes quickly evident within the first few scream-along seconds of Procession.
Released on Drag City, 4/24/07
By Matt_Forsman (Mar 08, 2007)
While The Fucking Champs prefer to not have their music pigeonholed into one particular genre, it's nigh on impossible to not characterize them as a metal band. With aggressive guitar riffs, pounding drums, and a grand, operatic sound, metal is certainly the genre that would appear to be the best fit for The Fucking Champs. But, The Fucking Champs are not your typical big haired, spandex clad assemblage of heavy metal rockers.
Released on Iceage Cobra, 2/13/07
By Matt_Forsman (Mar 08, 2007)
The Seattle based rock band, Iceage Cobra suffers no lack of confidence or swagger in the release of their tongue in cheek album, Brilliant Ideas from Amazing People. This kind of boldness is almost endearing coming from a young, relatively unproven band brimming with bluster and bravado. That being said Iceage Cobra is more than just bark. They bring a reasonable amount of bite as well. For those who thirst for their rock straight up, Brilliant Ideas from Amazing People brings it in spades.
A Shot of Testosterone to the Head
By Anhoni_Patel (Mar 08, 2007)
300 is like a piece of liquor store candy. It's got no substantive value and two seconds after digesting it you'll forget all about it, but it's tempting and you just can't help yourself. A big budget marketing campaign in which the principle characters are displayed in captivating hues and enthralling poses with the words "Prepare for Glory", and the promise of Frank Miller's artistic genius are all one needs to be lured into the theater.
A Monster Movie with a Message
By Mel_Valentin (Mar 09, 2007)
Directed and co-written by Joon-ho Bong (Memories of Murder, Barking Dogs Never Lie), The Host ("Gwoemul," literally "monster" in Korean), a monster-as-political-metaphor horror/thriller from South Korea, arrives on American shores a few short months after breaking box office records in South Korea that saw it gross more than $85 million dollars.
What Makes Us Who We Are
By Anhoni_Patel (Mar 09, 2007)
Names are important. They are what make us who we are in both a literal and profound way. They are how the world sees you and how you see yourself in the world. I was named by one of my aunts and I am grateful that she gave me a powerful, unique appellative; my name means "something which is not possible" in Hindi. However, it was a difficult name to have growing up in this country around non-Indians who neither knew its meaning nor knew how to properly pronounce it. One of the protagonists in the film The Namesake has had a similar experience to mine.
The Case For (And Against) Ralph Nader
By Rossiter_Drake (Mar 09, 2007)
As the foremost consumer advocate of the 20th century and the most controversial presidential candidate of the 21st, Ralph Nader is as fascinating as he is polarizing. Given his achievements in the fields of automobile and pharmaceutical safety, it could be argued that Nader has done more for America than some presidents. Yet he remains a figure of bitter contention, reviled in some circles for siphoning off enough votes in a few critical states to hand the 2000 election to W.
Treatments for a Charmed Life
By Nirmala_Nataraj (Mar 08, 2007)
Ever since I was old enough to appreciate those 80s Calgon commercials and young enough to have only a meager comprehension of the word "stress" I was wholly entranced by the concept of pampering. I got my first manicure at age 16 and was 21 when I got my first facial (and the rest is, as they say, history), but the delayed gratification was out of this world. After all, I grew up daydreaming about perfume bottles with glass stoppers, mysterious fragrant potions that lay beyond reach in my mother's armoire, and tubs fitted with frothy beds of bubbles.
It Can't Happen Here
By Clifton_Lemon (Mar 08, 2007)
Slavery in California? I'm reminded of the Frank Zappa and the Mothers song "It Can't Happen Here", which, in its 60's impressionistic way, is about our innate ability to block certain concepts from our image of everyday reality. One of the big shockers (and there are many shockers) about Slavery: InHuman History, currently at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, is that it did indeed happen here. Slavery in California was not widespread as in other states, but documents recently located by scholars give definite proof of its existence. Two of these rare documents comprise part of the exhibition.
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