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Tue Apr 7 - Mon Apr 13, 2009
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Ah, the cherry blossom's are blooming, the Easter Bunny is busy hiding eggs, and allergy-sufferers are shedding sweet tears - this must mean spring is finally here! The season of renewal and growth kicks off months of good times and flirty flings. Tonight go on a mid-week adventure and check out DJ ?uestlove (of The Roots) at 330 Ritch. On Wednesday don't miss the Radar Reading Series, it's one of the best lit events around town and there are free cookies. Afterwards, head to GAMH for Vetiver's CD-release party. If you didn't get a chance to attend opening day at the ballpark, there's Fan Appreciation Day where attendees can win prizes throughout the game. If America's fav pastime isn't your game, then perhaps La Roux at Popscene will get you in le mood? On Friday look Forward to the weekend at 103 Harriet. Saturday and Sunday promises lots of great Easter events and outdoorsy-fun. Start by ringing in the Laotian New Year at Civic Center and celebrating spring at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown then close things out with the Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade, followed by the Hunky Jesus Contest at Nun World Order in Dolores Park and then top it all off with the shenanigans at BYOBW in Potrero Hill. Jim Lehrer

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SF International Asian
American Film Fest

Marnie Stern
at Bottom of the Hill
The Ateroids Galaxy Tour
at 330 Ritch

Saint Stupid's Parade
in Downtown SF
Paul Oakenfold
at Ruby Skye

at Paradise Lounge
Film Festival
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
at Bimbo's 365 Club (8pm)

"While fronting the jazz band the Hot Set in Olympia, WA, playing wedding parties and bar mitzvahs to earn extra cash, Mirah began writing her own brand of lo-fi, slice-of-life indie pop, a style later compared to that of grrrl-rocker Liz Phair. Powered only by her guitar and stand-out singing voice -- known around small-town Olympia as the sexiest voice in rock..."
at Ruby Skye (9pm - 2am)

"Armin van Buuren has been named number one in the prestigious DJ Top 100 poll twice in a row, in 2007 and 2008- voted for by over 350,000 people across the world, and an indication of his prolific output over the 10 years he's been dj'ing and producing. Being the official World's Most Popular DJ is just one of his many achievements, but the driving force behind his success is an overriding passion for dance music..."
at 330 Ritch (10pm)

Special Edition of Pacific Standard Time with resident DJ Sake One. "Besides being the drummer for The Roots, ?uestlove has also lent his talents to other artists, projects, and productions..."
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
at SF Main Public Library (6pm - 7:30pm)

Bucky Sinister is a street poet who has published three collections of prose and poetry, most recently Whiskey and Robots. His work can be found in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He is also a stand-up comic who performs around San Francisco and beyond. He is the author of the punk rock self-help recovery book Get Up!
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

Vetiver's songs have been described as "dreamy, gentle songs that George Harrison would have written in some sunny country garden." Happily, that element is alive and well on songs such as "Rolling Sea" and "Everyday." Tight Knit also introduces new aspects of the band's sound...
at Paradise Lounge (10pm - 3am)

Paradise Lounge is proud to present it's new party, Off Broadway. DJ Miki Mayhem (Hawaii) will kick things off this Wednesday for the first every Off Broadway event at Paradise Lounge. Experience her unique style of electro / breaks this Wednesday...
Thursday, April 9, 2009
at AT&T Park (4pm - 9pm)

It's officially baseball season! Come on out to the ballgame. Tuesday April 7th signals opening day, kicking off a week of great events for fans. Thursday will be a particularly special day for Giants fans. Fans will win prizes throughout the game.
at California Academy of Sciences (6pm - 10pm)

This week, we are thrilled to host Yuri's Night, the annual party celebrating the anniversary of man's exploration of space. Expect a great time, with amazing DJs and surprises from NASA...
at Slide (9pm)

On Thursday before Easter Weekend, join us at Slide, San Francisco's most upscale lounge, for a night of energetic music and delicious cocktails. Enjoy Max Vangeli's high energy set along with DJ Johnny Collective's sophisticated opening. Easter Egg props will give the evening an appropriate feel...
at 330 Ritch Street (9pm)

"Elly Jackson, is a cooler Sophie Ellis Bextor: her dance-pop tunes are infectious, she looks striking (her vertical red hairdo attracts frequent comments from strangers), and she says what she thinks." - The Guardian
Film Festival
Friday, April 10, 2009
at The Independent (9pm)
"Aterciopelados, whose name translates loosely to "the velvety ones," was one of the first rock bands to emerge from Colombia. In subsequent years, they remained one of the most consistently adventurous and influential Latin rock groups, their worldwide popularity increasing steadily even as they underwent noticeable stylistic transformations..."
at Ruby Skye (9pm - 4am)
"The ongoing Above & Beyond world tour continues. And the band have just returned from Ibiza, where, prolific as ever, they have been recording an Oceanlab album with Justine Suissa that is even more widescreen in its vision, says Jono, than 'Tri-State'. They work instinctively as a team, constantly striving to get better. "You get more out of life by collaborating," notes Tony..."
at The Fillmore (9pm)
"Colorado's Yonder Mountain String Band, known for its high-energy, improvisational live shows has just released a new live album on the band's own Frog Pad Records. This marks the 5th volume in their lauded series of live albums, Mountain Tracks. Blending bluegrass and rock with traditional instrumentation..."
at 103 Harriet (10pm - 6am)
"Join us at 103 Harriet in SF on Friday April 10th for a night quality tunes that are gonna be played on a EAW sound system. Come hear the best of tech-house and techno the way it should actually sound!"
at Li Po Lounge (10pm - 2am)

The Night Kitchen throws open the doors to its most outrageous installment yet, delivering explosive beats and bass straight to the dancefloor of Chinatown's bizarre basement hotspot Li Po Lounge. Legendary soundsmith Richard Devine leads the havoc with an arsenal of intense, glitched-out machine beats.
at Paradise Lounge (10pm - 4am)

Gui Boratto hits Paradise Lounge for the only California stop on his 2009 Tour. Get your Pre-sale tickets now!
at Underground Location (10:30pm - late)

On Friday, April 10th join us for "Prismatic", a late night underground affair by one of the creators of Tonal. For the kick off edition of "Prismatic", we're proud to present Santa Cruz's one and only Rick Preston! Rick has been pushing the sounds of the house music underground since the very beginning in the Bay Area...
Saturday, April 11, 2009
at Japantown (10am - 6pm)

Japanese music and dance performances, visual and martial arts exhibits and demonstrations, tea ceremonies, flower arranging demonstrations, children's programs, a food bazaar, an arts and crafts fair, a spectacular Japanese-style parade, and much more. Everyone's invited and most events will be free.
at Civic Center Plaza (10am - 5pm)

The Lao people celebrate their New Year, Pii May (pronounced Pii-My) or Kut Songkaan according to the ancient Hindu calendar, which falls around April 13, 14, or 15 in the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is considered to be the most important and biggest traditional festival in the country. The festival coincides with the end of the dry season and the start of the monsoon season...
at Slim's (9pm)

Say hello to Friendly Fires, born of commuter belt boredom, now one of the most exciting new bands coming from the UK. Last year, a super limited seven-inch, "Paris," was judged to be the single of the week in both the NME and The Guardian...
at Mighty (9pm)

blasthaus presents The Future. It's hard to imagine something more futuresonic than a lineup like this. Start things off with a mastermind not heard since the likes of Squarepusher or Autechre, Los Angelino and Warp Record's new poster boy Flying Lotus aka FlyLo soared into the spotlight last year as one of the most talked about emerging acts.
at Club Six (9pm)

ArtNowSF & Juxtapoz bring Camp Lo, Treasuer Fingers, Kush Arora, Mandeep Sethi and more!
at Supperclub (10pm - 3am)

The Solid Gold Jacuzzi's rise to fame started with a float in 2007's San Francisco Love Fest Parade; the nation's largest electronic music festival showcasing cutting edge music, DJs, and performance to a massive 100,000 person crowd...
Sunday, April 12, 2009
at Union Street (10am - 5pm)

A variety of children's and family activities are the focus of the event and include; large inflatable bounces, kids' rides and games, a climbing wall, a hands-on children's activities area, costumed characters, a petting zoo, a pony ride and entertainment from some of the Bay Area's best musicians...
at Dolores Park (11am - 5pm)

Celebrate 30 years of spreading joy and raising heck with the Sisters in Dolores Park. We'll be having our traditional events like Children's Easter, the Bonnet Contest and everyone's favorite, the Hunky Jesus Contest...
at St. Mary's Recreation Center (noon - 2pm)

Fun for dogs and their people benefitting Wonder Dog! Wonder Dog rescue was founded to rescue, rehabilitate and place Boston Terriers. We also accept other dogs into the program on a "space available" basis.
at Vermont Street at 20th (3:30pm)

Big people on kids' toys, no rubber wheels, no registration, hand-made prizes, fun! Watch SF Station TV coverage the 2008 event.
at Nob Hill Grille Restaurant (9pm)

Join us for the first ever Open Mic event hosted by VettedWord.com. Featuring VettedWord Columnist, Poets and You!
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"Arguably the greatest rock band without a rhythm section ever, the duo of acid-voiced singer Jean Smith and guitar hero David Lester must be seen to be believed."
Monday, April 13, 2009
at Hemlock Tavern (7pm)

"In addition to various multimedia projects with a variety of collaborators, Dump the Body in Rikki Lake and the concept album Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty (a loose retelling of the 1960s cult classic Wild in the Streets) were used as the basis of puppet shows in collaboration with Philip Huber, who designed and controlled the marionettes in the film Being John Malkovich..."
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"When not watching Cops or drinking 40s in the park, Nathan Daniel William blogs on classic rap and records waves and waves of effortlessly great slack/crust/beach/punk compressed onto 4 track cassette in his San Diego bedroom..."
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