SF Station - Your weekly entertainment guide Subscribe today!
Artwork by Michael Fleming
Tue Mar 24 - Mon Mar 30, 2009
Film Festival

We all have those moments when we question reality. Those times when you feel like you're on an episode of "Candid Camera" or you experience something so ridiculously good that you are compelled to ask yourself: is this life real or a dream? Well, sometimes it can be both. Life in the Bay Area can certainly be dreamy...Have you seen Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist? Do you remember the best band in the movie? Yeah, that was Bishop Allen. Check them out in real life at Rickshaw Stop tonight. And Pillow Talk isn't just for post-coital bed-y-byes. It's now the new monthly at Project One. The difference between fact and fiction isn't a fine one in War Music, the much-anticipated reimagining of The Iliad opening at A.C.T. But if you like a little more wine with your war, then the Toast of the Town at the War Memorial Opera House is your pick. This weekend salsa fans will be shaking their hips at the San Francisco Salsa Festival while others can drown their sorrows at the Whiskies of the World Expo or green their wardrobes at Sip & Thrift. Close Sunday out with either Bonfire Madigan at Café du Nord or the Switchboard Music Festival at Dance Mission Theatre. And whatever you do - remember to keep it real...

This week's articles



Speed Racer

The Fetching Veggie Etchings


Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
Win Crunch Passes Enter to Win:
Alien Trespass
Screening Passes

Find out more here

Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
at Academy of Sciences

at The Independent
Ed Hardy Fashion Show
at Club 525

SF Chocolate Salon
at Fort Mason Center
Carnival Circus
at Atmosphere

Black Mountain
at Rickshaw Stop
Film Festival
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
at Rickshaw Stop (7:30pm)

"New York-based band w/ a new album forthcoming. "Lustrous indie pop notable for its versatility, clever lyrics, and offbeat instrumentation. The songs suggest a host of touchstones, from the orchestral drama of a scaled-back Arcade Fire and can't-miss hooks of the Shins to Stephin Merritt-like wordplay..."
at Fort Mason Center (7:30pm)

Cragislist.org founder Craig Newmark visits Zócalo to talk about the web, social change, net neutrality, government transparency, education, & political causes like supporting veterans & building a stable environment for peace on the West Bank. A Zocalo/New America Foundation public event.
at Golden Gate Theatre (see listing for times)

This new production of Grease features songs from the smash hit 1978 motion picture for the first time ever on stage including "Sandy," the Academy Award nominated song "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Grease" and "You're the One That I Want," both of which were #1 hits on the Billboard Top 100 list.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
at Yoshi's SF (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

Yoshi's will serve food and saké will be donated from brewers, retailers, and distributors. You will have a wonderful time while helping out the community. This is a great way to give!
at Project One (8pm - midnight)

Disco, Electro, Italo, Acid! Featuring a laptop DJ set from underground production wiz Loose Shus (Valerie, Plant Music) and sets from Hotthobo (Peonz, Pillow Talk) and Fenstar (Whorehorse). Pillow Talk is a brand new monthly at Project One in Potrero Hill.
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

"Their self-titled debut having established OK Go as a competent if unremarkable hard-pop band that sounded like Jimmy Eat World without the emo drone, there was little cause to anticipate the learning curve the band shows on their follow-up, Oh No..."
Thursday, March 26, 2009
at A.C.T. (8pm)
In a wildly theatrical, totally modern interpretation that captures all of the passion and spirit of Homer's Iliad, renowned writer and director Lillian Groag (A.C.T.'s The Rivals) reignites the wrath of Greek warrior Achilles against his archrival, Agamemnon. Adapted from lauded contemporary poet Christopher Logue's ravishing translation that was 45 years in the making...
at War Memorial Opera House (see listing for times)
A music, wine and restaurant extravaganza! While listening to the sounds of local jazz group Loosewig, taste premium wines and spirits from over 70 domestic and international producers and savor the culinary creations from over 30 top Bay Area restaurants, all in the glamorous setting of the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House.
at The Ambassador (10pm - 2am)

Joe Bank$ had his SF debut at Hoodies and Heels last summer and set the dance floor on fire with a solid mix of hip-hop, dirty south exclusives, pop remixes, indie dance tracks and much much more.
Film Festival
Friday, March 27, 2009
at Cathedral Hill Hotel (see listing for times)

Beginner bootcamp Saturday with local bay area instructors and Intermediate/Masters bootcamp with out of town instructors! Dance competition Friday night as well as a few select performances both nights. Live music by the Bay Area All Stars.
at Mama Calizo's Voice Factory (see listing for times)
One of the few remaining native San Franciscan's, Kitten on the Keys is a frisky one ma'am band. Her long awaited one woman musical follows the hi-jinks of a dorky suburban gal who is not so secure, a bit addicted, and oh so slightly socially impaired. All of a sudden, with a flip of a switch, or an hallucination, her life changes by discovering punks, punk-rocker and the rock star lifestyle.
at 103 Harriet (10pm - 3am)
Radioclit describe their music as a blend of dirty rap, Baltimore club, British grime, funk carioca and dance-pop. They also have an impressive catalog of highly danceable, African-inspired remixes including Bonde do Role's hit Gasolina, and DJ Mujava's Township Funk.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
at Cofee Bar (3pm - 7pm)

We're setting up our shop and dressing room at our favorite local haunt, Coffee Bar, with Conscious Fashionistas inspired cocktails and coffee drinks. Come meet our saucy Shopgirls who will dress you in handpicked thrift couture and steer you toward a greener and thriftier wardrobe while local Djs spin a down-low shopping beat.
at 111 Minna Gallery (5pm - 9pm)

"A benefit concert for SEEDSM (the Socio-Economic and Ecological Development Society of Moreté) promoting the prosperity of culture, ecology, and community in Costa Rica. Starting at 5pm there will be music acts by Bay Area leading reggae, hip-hop, world musicians...
at Festival Pavilion (5pm - 10:30pm)

The Okizu Foundation annual fundraiser to benefit Camp Okizu, which provides children w/cancer & their siblings a fun & safe respite. The black-tie event includes live & silent auctions, raffle, dinner & entertainment.
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (6pm - 9:30pm)
Rachel Maddow is the new star of cable news. Her hipster vibe, wicked smarts, and genuine good cheer have made her show an instant hit. Existing in the space between PBS's NewsHour and Jon Stewart's Daily Show, Maddow's program privileges reporters and actual experts over pundits, favors real information over blather and comes with a healthy side of sass.
at The San Francisco Belle (6pm)

Two huge decks filled with the world's great single malts, bourbons, Irish whiskey and more! All booths are staffed by knowledgeable brand ambassadors and/or master distillers. Unlimited tasting and education are the highlight of this festive evening.
at 330 Ritch (9pm)

This Danish alt-rock sixtet The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, who formed only a year ago, have put something irresistable together modernizing classic 60's soul, Motown and psychedlic-pop into a cosmic indie melange. The soulful, squeaky voice of Mette Lindberg, often compared to Amy Winehouse, certainly marks their sound...
at Slim's (9pm)

"It becomes fitting, upon listening to Pelican's music, that the band hails from Chicago. When Tortoise and their contemporaries ushered in a new wave of instrumental music over a decade ago from the Windy City, it was a pastiche of genre-defying sound, simultaneously cohesive and expansive in influence..."
at Deco Lounge (10pm - 4am)

San Francisco has a diverse disco scene that often crosses over but not often enough! The goal of Go Bang! is to bring the crews and their devoted dancers together in a mixed, diverse, exciting environment, with a nod to the diversity and freedom of the 70's/80's New York/Chicago/San Francisco disco nightlife...
Sunday, March 29, 2009
at Crissy Field (6am)

The 25th running of a fun, family-oriented race in the Presidio of San Francisco to benefit The Guardsmen and The Ashlyn Dyer Foundation. Runners can run either a 10 mile or a 10 kilometer scenic course starting and finishing at Crissy Field. Both run courses go over and back on the Golden Gate Bridge.
at Dance Mission Theatre (2pm - 10pm)

No other Bay Area music festival or concert series presents such an eclectic, genre-crossing, convention-breaking, bastardizing group of experimentalists, innovators, and musical omnivores in a single event.
at Cafe du Nord (8:30pm)
"She clutches her cello like a life-raft, singing in gorgeous yelps and hums. It doesnt really matter if you like the kind of music Bonfire Madigan sings, because she does it so soulfully and gracefully, you cant help but stand there openmouthed, gawking at her vocals and cello."
at Triple Crown (10pm)

Join the force of Bionic turntable heroes Solar and Nikola, along with their superhuman guests. This long running Sunday weekly will awaken your inner power to fly high through the weekend and keep your body working it.
Monday, March 30, 2009
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)
"Best known for his contributions as singer and drummer for Canadian dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979, whose decadently catchy anthems took the world by storm with the release of their breakthrough record You're a Woman, I'm a Machine in 2004, Sebastien Grainger is soon to be even better known to the world as a singer and songwriter of sophisticated distinction..."
at The Fillmore (8pm)
"Will Oldham, aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy, is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and musician. His music is often (perhaps inappropriately) placed under the genre of alt-country. Oldham has recorded under many names, including Palace, Palace Music, Palace Brothers, and Bonnie Billy..."
List your event  //  List your business
Archive  //  Become a sponsor  //  Submit your artwork  //  Contact us