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Tue Mar 31 - Mon Apr 6, 2009
Film Festival

Are you jonesing for your afternoon fix? Have you been eagerly awaiting all the sugary goodness that Le Guide can give you a taste of? Then get ready, because this week will be a sweet one. Practical jokes will abound tomorrow for April Fool's and revelry will be had at the Saint Stupid's Day Parade. Then take that great energy and bring it to Bottom of the Hill for a triple threat of local bands presented by SF Station. And, as we all know, you never do forget your first mistake, and the beats at Vertigo won't let you either. Keep the disco vibes going at Eye Candy at 111 Minna where some of SF's best DJs will be mashing it up. This weekend celebrate the life and work of the fearless, groundbreaking leader Cesar Chavez in Dolores Park or dance in the sunshine at the Sunset Party at Stafford Lake Park. On Monday, get your news on with journalist Jim Lehrer at Herbst Theatre.

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Speed Racer

The Fetching Veggie Etchings


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Sam Roberts Band
at Cafe du Nord
Opulent Temple Massive
with Carl Cox

Game Developers Conference
at Moscone Center
at Academy of Sciences

We Fly By Night
at Elbo Room
Film Festival
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
at Moscone Center West (9am - 5pm)

Web 2.0 Expo, co-produced by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb, showcases the latest Web 2.0 business models, development paradigms and design strategies for the builders of the next-generation Web. This annual multi-track conference brings together people, ideas, connections, contacts, products, and companies to foster stronger Web 2.0 communities.
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"Cultivating a singularly unique voice in the world of songwriting and composition is a difficult prospect for all but the most naturally gifted of artists, fortunately, Calgary-based songwriter Chad VanGaalen defines that category. Infiniheart, an epic tapestry of crunchy guitars, ethereal textures and expressive hooks, exists as a selection of the hundreds upon hundreds of intricate, visionary pop songs..."
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
at Justin Herman Plaza (noon - 2pm)

The First Church of the Last Laugh holds its 31st Annual St. Stupid's Day Parade. Attendees are encouraged to wear whatever they think is appropriate to this event which has its roots in the thousand year old Feast of Fools tradition. Noise makers, musical instruments, flags and silly signage are also called for at this unique San Francisco event.
at Slide (9pm - 2am)

Experience a live and intimate performance from Kaskade! With his just released album, Kaskade asserts why he is one of the most sought after DJs today! Don't miss this performance, tickets are sure to sell-out.
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"Remember when Rock n' Roll kicked ass? Triple Cobra does. No longer do you need to apologize for gaudy solos, karate kicks and stage splits. Audacity is the name of the game, and bravado knows no shame. The sexiest band in San Francisco sends epic melodies soaring over sumptuous riffs..."
at The Fillmore (9pm)

"With "LP3" in the can, high profile roster of remixers willing and ready, and chatter around "LP4" already coming down the pike, it's time for a Ratatat tour. For a week or so in July, they'll pack all the riffs they can stuff into a suitcase air and hit the road for four West Coast dates and a stop in Brooklyn."
Thursday, April 2, 2009
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) (7:30pm)
This underrated black action classic stars Isaac Hayes as a bad-ass former football player who becomes a bounty hunter. After an accident where he's forced to kill a bail-jumping pimp, he becomes a marked man and is targeted by a hired assassin. Truck Turner features a deep soul soundtrack by Hayes, tricked-out Cadillacs, an endless parade of funky 70s threads and no social conscience whatsoever.
at Slim's (9pm)

"It wasn't easy getting here for Rachael Yamagata. Three years after she began to appear on the public's radar with her self-titled debut EP and full-length album "Happenstance," Rachael released "Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart," a single record in two parts..."
at Vertigo (9pm - 2am)

Come get down to some disco beats and grooves at My First Mistake. No cover, just some good times with DJs Kelley B, JMaz, and Montag.
at Mission Rock Café (10pm - 4am)
Disco Biscuits Side Projects M80 Dubstation (Barber) and Dr Fameus (Allen). Along side some of San Fran's hottest Dubstep, Glitch, & Grime DJ's including Sexytime (Sleepyhead & Mimosa), BOGL & Morale. Get ready, this party is going to be epic!
Film Festival
Friday, April 3, 2009
at 111 Minna Gallery (9pm - 2am)
It's going to be a Hot Dirty Shining Sexy Mash-up Party you won't forget! DJ's Ajaxx, Party Ben, DJ Phillie Ocean, richie panic, jeffrey paradise and DJ Ajaxx will be spinning the best Mash-ups of the 80's, 90's and more!
at Cafe du Nord (9pm)

"Jeremy Jay is a mixture of a storyteller, artist and singer. Following a series of 7″ singles, he released his debut LP, A Place Where We Could Go on K in Spring 2008 to rave reviews. Currently, he splits his time between living in Paris and Los Angeles, the dream cities of the French New Wave and Hollywood..."
at Mezzanine (9pm - 2am)

Exclusive Celebrity Birthday Party For NBA Star Stephen Jackson Featuring Up Close & Personal Performance By Snoop Dogg. Music By Special Guest DJ's. Hosted By Shaw Town. Next Level Events. Location415. Ankh Marketing. Deshawn Mitchell. Bay Area Breedz. J.E. Media.
at 103 Harriet (10pm - 5am)

For this event we will be taking the production to a new level and creating a world beyond imagination.. We will also keep it on the more intimate side of things and not open all the rooms to the club ala the Tipper show. Grey Filastine is a musician/producer based in Barcelona but rarely found there. Filastine bangs out his music, jumping between a tangle of electronics, acoustic percussion, and an amplified shopping cart...
at Paradise Lounge (10pm - 3am)
Don't miss Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom team up for the first time in San Francisco to create their powerful driving electro sound called "Nadastrom".
at Boss 750 (10pm - 2am)

Boss Nightclub cordially invites you to an evening of high fashion and sophisticated fun inside SOMA's hottest Lounge & Nightclub. A Christian Audigier host, Boogie, will be giving away thousands of dollars worth of apparel and accessories, including a special gift bag for the first 50 ladies...
Saturday, April 4, 2009
at Isis Oasis Lodge in Geyserville (10am)
This is a very special time of embracing sacredness and ritual during a refreshing New Moon celebration of life around the Spring Equinox. The intention is to balance our Divine Masculine and Feminine as we honor the Goddess Within us all in a clear, drug/ alcohol free environment. We will start the season full of Love by nurturing ourselves as we continue steady movement into the light...
at 19th St. & 24th St. (11am)

The parade is honored this year to have Jose Montoya, Chicano poet and artist as the Grand Marshal, along with the Chicano Royal Air Force. Parade begins at 12 Noon on 19th Street at Guerrero. Entertainment features Mission Cultural Center's Youth Band, Futuro Picante; Reggae band, Native Elements; Manzo - members of the Chicano/Latin Rock band, Malo; and Salsa/latin Jazz band, Louie Romero y su grupo Mazacote.
at Bottom of the Hill (8pm)

"The Acid Mothers Temple title is just the tip of the iceberg for a multitude of spin-off bands spearheaded by Japanese guitarist and psychedelic explorer Kawabata Makoto..."
at Mighty (10pm - 4am)
Residents Miguel Migs & Julius Papp are joined by Lisa Shaw to celebrate the release of her new album "Free". Visuals by Mark Johns...
at Annie's Social Club (10pm)

Leisure happens every Saturday 1st of the month at Annie's Social Club. Come on over and dance along to brit-pop, indie rock and more, with DJ's Aaron, Omar & Jetset James.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
at Stafford Lake Park (11am - 7pm)

Pacificsound Music presents the season opener. DJs Galen, J-Bird, Solar with special guests David Harness (Thread Recordings, Super Soul Sundayz) and Derek Bobus...
at The Women's Building (all day)

A comprehensive celebration of a diverse selection of women filmmakers and films, from April 1 through April 5 in selected locations across the Bay Area. Highlights include appearances by filmmaker, author, and Sundance programmer Roberta Marie Munroe; Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman...
at Magic Theatre (2:30pm)

This touching and surprisingly funny world premiere play is a quintessential homecoming story. On the momentous occasion of his sixtieth birthday, a Korean immigrant returns to Texas to reunite with the family he abandoned 15 years before...
at Cobb's Comedy Club (8pm)

San Jose, California native Anjelah Nicole Johnson couldn't be missed in 2007, when her comedic videos went viral all over the world. "Nail Salon" was one of the most viewed YouTube and Google videos of the year and now, more than seven million hits later, Anjelah Johnson has a devoted following in comedy clubs everywhere, online communities, colleges, churches...
Monday, April 6, 2009
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)

Anchor of one of the most respected news programs in America, Lehrer has dedicated his life to reporting informative and unbiased news coverage of the nation's most pressing issues. Though his journalistic accomplishments are numerous, Lehrer is most proud of his success as a novelist...
at MatrixFillmore (9pm)

Where do Mission hipster meet Marina and Marin, Art students talk to med students, Djs dance with promoters and models drink whiskey with scientists? Manic Mondays is the epitome of San Francisco. Resident and host Dj Mei-Lwun + weekly guests DJs and Artists play Hipster-Hop and Electro-Pop.
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