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Things are looking a lot greener lately in San Francisco, and it's not because of the beautiful spring foliage, the abundance of medicinal, or the looming 4/20 holiday. The San Francisco Green Festival returns this weekend with lots of eco-friendly ideas on how to reduce your environmental footprint, accompanied by music, organic libations, and veggie cuisine. Also, there's nothing more green than shunning cars for the day and taking back the streets with Sunday Streets, but first, do a little spring cleaning and make room in your closet. The Sassy City Chicks Supercharged Spring Fashion Bash and the Junior League 2011 Fashion Show offer plenty of shopping opportunities this week. And you can put your new threads - and your body - to work at Miss Blow Up USA, Tormenta Tropical, and the Cockblock 5 Year Anniversary Party.

Question of the Week: Complete the following quote from our interview with Ken B Jordan from The Crystal Method and send your answer to [email protected] for a chance to win VIP tix to the SF Green Festival: "We get there, get a couple drinks, and ________.".

This week's articles




Speed Racer

Speed Racer

Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
Win tix and meet...
Cypress Hill
at The Warfield 4/20 Show!

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Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
at Moscone Center

My Chemical Romance
at Fox Theater
Ultra Music Festival
Day 3

Ultra Music Festival
Day 1
Street Style vol. 37
in SF

Rupa & the April Fishes
at The Independent
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
at The Independent (8pm)

BSP have been acknowledged by the great institutions: David Bowie, the National Maritime Museum, Jarvis Cocker and the British Horseracing Authority. They are a band that plays forests and giant rock halls...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Ever since emerging as a member of Black Star in the late 1990s, Talib Kweli is one of the few artists making commercially viable music that matters. The Brooklyn bred rapper's hard-hitting music has been able to educate and entertain simultaneously...
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
at Yoshi's SF (9pm)

By uniting the words of equality and freedom with reggae-funk-samba sounds, Palavra brings an original blend of musical styles and cultural experiences. The 7-piece group draws from their life experience to produce contagious beats and lyrical melodies...
Thursday, April 7, 2011
at California Academy of Sciences (6pm)

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, with a night dedicated to exploring the final frontier. Hear from Mary Roach, author of best-selling Packing for Mars, about the surreal realities of life in space...
at Fort Mason Center (5:30pm)

Ladies, start your engines: the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash will return to San Francisco on April 7th for an evening of shopping, sipping, and socializing on the Marina!
at LOFT 1513 (7pm)

New York fashion designer Monica Wontorski, aka MonTree, launches her eco-designs in San Francisco. Please join in supporting the 'Bohemian Revolution.'
at The Independent (8pm)

Tycho is the music project of San Francisco artist and producer Scott Hansen. As Tycho, Hansen blends swirling melodies into vaguely triumphant arcs that crisscross between stuttering beats and vocal samples, creating rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Originally formed in 2006 under the moniker Dodobird as a one man acoustic act, Meric Long would gig around SF playing folky guitar w/ a combination of loops and ambient keyboards. Having already studied West African Ewe drumming, Meric got turned onto country blues fingerpicking and sought to create a band where the drumming could...
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

In the often serious world of dance music, it's good to see somebody still having a bit of fun. Meet Wolfgang Gartner, or as he's known to his parents; Joey Youngman. At first glance the name Wolfgang Gartner is a fairly recent blip on dance music's...
Friday, April 8, 2011
at Fairmont Hotel (6pm)

The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. Fashion Show is a breathtaking runway show that is professionally-produced by Macy's and full of excitement. Each Show also features a silent auction and live auction...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

You could throw around generous descriptors and any number of genre-locking terms; electronic pop, minimal house, acid techno. But you'd still fail to get to the center of Matthew Dear. With releases under no fewer than three aliases...
at DNA Lounge (10pm)

The 2nd Annual Miss Blow UP Usa Pageant has arrived! We will be dancing and sweating all night long but now we also have the most extraordinary showcase of talent competing for the crown before our very eyes...
Saturday, April 9, 2011
at Dolores Park (10am)

Annually, thousands of Bay Area residents, families, schools, religious groups, labor unions, and community organizations join in to celebrate Cesar's legacy. This is the largest event honoring Cesar Chavez in Northern California.
at The Independent (8pm)

In the '90s, Henry Rollins emerged as a post-punk renaissance man, without the self-conscious trappings that plagued such '80s artists as David Byrne. Following Black Flag's breakup in 1986, Rollins was been relentlessly busy, recording albums with the Rollins Band, writing books and poetry, performing spoken word tours...
at Fox Theater (9pm)

Using songs of Dylan, Billie Holiday, and the Velvet Underground as a road map, they strive to manipulate, structure and style their music with honesty. Much like Belle and Sebastian, Radiohead, and Blue Note artists from the 50s and 60s, upon hearing Cold War Kids music...
at Elbo Room (10pm)

Chancha has forged a path from his town outside the urban sprawl of Buenos Aires in the east of Argentina up across the border with Bolivia and into the Northern hemisphere where he's bringing new fans to native drum traditions. In his first release...
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm)

Celebrating Over Five Non-Stop Years of Fun. Featuring DJ Zax & Natalie Nuxx...
Sunday, April 10, 2011
at 6th Ave and Kennedy Drive, GGP (10am - 4pm)

Members of the California Outdoor Rollersports Association and the skaters from the Black Rock Roller Disco will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of roller skaters...
at Concourse Exhibition Center (see listing for times)

The nation's largest sustainability event, returns to the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center on April 9-10. This year's Green Festival theme is 'Engagement,' with exciting new ways to shop green, be inspired...
in SF (11am - 4pm)

Returning activities include the ever-popular bike programming: free bike rentals offered by Bike & Roll, Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours and Blazing Saddles, bike safety courses presented by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Presidio YMCA's Y Bike Program...
Monday, April 11, 2011
at The Jewish Theater (see listing for times)

San Francisco International Arts Festival is proud to present the legendary Cuban ensemble, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas. The performance will mark the company's return to San Francisco after an absence of 19 years...
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