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Tue Mar 25 - Mon Mar 31, 2008
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After cheering for all the hunky Jesuses at Dolores Park, watching Potrero Hill transform into a racetrack any 6-year old with NASCAR aspirations would envy and/or bringing the kiddies to the Easter parade on Union Street, you would think it was time to dose up on allergy meds, turn on ESPN and get lost in March Madness. But no. Take a break from fiendishly updating your brackets to keep the spring momentum going. Get ready to D.A.N.C.E. with Justice at The Concourse at SF Design Center or get bacchanalian at Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Toast of the Town at the Opera House. As for art, there's the opening reception for painter Stella Im Hultberg's exhibit "Silent Spring" at Gallery 1988 on Friday night. And if you're inspired, you can always head down to Cow Palace for the Body Art Expo and get tatted up with your fav painting. Tats and other body art will definitely be on display at the SF Carnaval King and Queen Competition at 1015. Wind things down on Sunday while enjoying 8 hours of non-stop music at the Switchboard Music Festival at Dance Mission Theatre.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
at Intersection for the Arts (7:30pm)
In the second of three readings this season, WritersCorps writer-teachers and youth poets from Sanchez Elementary, SF Public Library Main Branch and Malcolm X Academy share the stage with celebrated playwright Octavio Solis (Santos & Santos, The Ballad of Pancho and Lucy)...
at Great American Music Hall (GAMH) (8pm)
When Kaki King went into the studio in upstate New York to record the tracks for her fourth album, Dreaming Of Revenge, her producer, Malcolm Burn, had one condition: "He said, 'If someone can't be sawing a log in half and whistling along to the song, I don't want it on the record,'" King recalls with a laugh.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
at Mezzanine (7pm)
After nearly four years in production, Fully Flared lives up to the hype, while marking codirector Spike Jonze's return to the genre after his groundbreaker, Blind's Video Days. With Fully Flared, featuring topnotch skateboarders, the opening shots alone-on an exploding obstacle course that requires a mix of deft technique and dazzling tricks to navigate-might be the most insanely weird and beautiful sequence ever...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
"With eight songs spread across nearly 62 minutes, Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun is an epic ambient rock record best experienced in its entirety: From the opening bass volley to the closing snare hit, the members of Red Sparowes expertly navigate the hidden vibrations of what seems like a preordained trajectorychiming, weeping, droning; gracefully descending, and then vaulting upwards, booming..."
at Icon Ultra Lounge (9pm)
MVP Entertainment presents three powerful Techno, Electro & House sets performed by our favorite San Francisco resident artists, Alland Byallo, Michael Tello & DJB.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
at War Memorial Opera House (5pm - 10pm)
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...
at Koko Cocktails (5pm - 9pm)
Featuring Electro Dub Jazz - An exploration beyond conventional borders every Thursday at the new Koko Cocktails...
at The Concourse at SF Design Center (8pm)
Justice, a Parisian dance production duo comprised of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, generated an international buzz with "D.A.N.C.E.," a catchy single whose video and MP3 spread like wildfire across the Internet in summer 2007. Before "D.A.N.C.E." became an online sensation...
at 111 Minna (7pm)
Featuring San Francisco's Avant Garde Designers - Nika, Betty Croaker, Please Dress Up, Kuro Shiro, Gibbous Fashions, Kayo & Mythica...
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Friday, March 28, 2008
at Pacific Film Archive (6:30pm: Confidential Report, 7pm: The Third Man)
What can we say about Orson Welles? Citizen Kane has topped innumerable lists of the best films of all time; "every filmmaker since 1941 is, to some degree, in debt to Orson Welles," Peter Bogdanovich asserted, and many others would agree. Yet critics continue to debate the narrative and meaning of Welles's career...
at Gallery1988 (7pm - 10pm)
Stella describes each of her paintings and drawings as "a slice of a moment, revealing very private emotions and dreams. No matter how many different themes there are for me to explore, in the end I'm always attracted to people, their stories, and the dualities of their persona and this world."
at Cow Palace (see listing for times)
This is a clean, safe, family-oriented, tattoo convention and party. You'll have fun and be able to see the best artists doing the best tattooing and piercing from across the country. Includes: 300+ worldwide famous artists, tattoo contests, live music, tattooing and body piercing on-site, and a variety of merchandise...
at Mighty (10pm)
Zendada Productions and Transend Productions are pleased to announce the first time apperance of Anjunabeats Record label Djs and Producers Super8 & Dj Tab! This night will include top talent from Class Act Djs including a special opening set by DJ Blurr...
Saturday, March 29, 2008
at W Hotel San Francisco (noon - 6pm)
Take pleasure in an array of cocktails, complimentary massage, manicures and other beauty services while shopping independent design and enjoying DJ beats. VIP guests will receive gift bags, complimentary cocktails and will automatically be eligible to enter the VIP raffle, winning up to $500 in designer goods, prizes and gift certificates...
at The San Francisco Belle (docked) (5:30pm - 10pm)
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 Everett Middle School (7pm)
Now in its sixth year, 826 Valencia's Comedy Night has established a reputation for impressive lineups and side-splitting laughs. Fans of comedy, children, philanthropy and literature alike are encouraged to attend and witness one of the year's funniest charitable events. On this special evening, laughing at lowbrow (and highbrow) humor benefits the greater good, as the show's proceeds directly fund student writing and tutoring programs at 826 Valencia.
at 1015 (7:30pm)
30th Anniversary of Carnaval San Francisco King & Queen competition Finals! See performances from the best Latin dancers in the Bay Area in all the following styles: Samba, Salsa, Caribbean, and more compete for the title.
at Slim's (9pm)
Imagine if the Kinks, the Ventures, Stray Cats and Devo were galactic pioneers, and joined forces to defend earth's right to "rocket roll." Combine that with a fast driving blend of punk, pop, psychobilly, solid songwriting and a witty Sci-Fi theme, and you've got one of the East Bay's most celebrated bands, The Phenomenauts...
Sunday, March 30, 2008
at Dance Mission Theatre (2pm - 10pm)
The Switchboard Music Festival is an 8-hour, non-stop music festival bringing together musicians and composers that push the boundaries of their respective genres. No other Bay Area music festival or concert series is dedicated to the idea of blending such an eclectic, genre-crossing, convention-breaking group of experimentalists, innovators, and musical omnivores into one event.
at A.C.T. (2pm & 8pm)
This famous ensemble comedy by Nikolai Gogol (A.C.T.'s The Overcoat) plays out in a backwater Russian village, where government leaders and local cronies are willing to give a visiting official money, women, and whatever else he wants-just as long as he gives them a good report...
at Rickshaw Stop (7:30pm)
"They're one of those bands that are really deep, really brilliant. They know a lot of different music and literature, yet when they play, they play from their hearts, their souls, their balls." - John Medeski
at CounterPULSE (8pm)
Two naked bodies interact through a highly structured improvisational score. Manipulating our perception, they reveal the body's awkwardness, its potential failure and finiteness, creating space for the unknown, the wondrous, the infinite. Plus the premiere of a new work for Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company from Cork, Ireland.
Monday, March 31, 2008
at The Independent (9pm)
When it comes to thought provoking, street-bred raw lyricism, the Wu-Tang Clan's fountain of wisdom, GZA takes his job very seriously. The way he crafts his double-edged rhyme flow mirrors the skill and precise technique of one who works with fine ceramics. GZA's metaphoric and multi-layered lyrics are often touted by critics as his rap name implies; genius...
at Mojito (9pm)
GPGDS spends their time tearing across North America with their own blend of Roots and Dub Reggae, Afrobeat, and Soul with heavy experimental and improvisation. From uptempo ska joints to organic meditation music...
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