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While the world turns its ear to the musical circus at Coachella this weekend, those who can't make the SoCal trek can take comfort in the fact that many of the festival's main attractions will be in the Bay Area this week. Tickets are still available for Little Dragon, Muse, Sia, Pretty Lights, Band of Skulls, and several other acts, but you will have to be resourceful if don't already have a ticket to sold-out performances by Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace, Beach House, and The Dead Weather. If the options are too overwhelming, clear your head at the Free Urban Zip-Line at Justin Herman Plaza or take a breather at SFMOMA's Food & Thought with a tasting and wine reception. Enjoy the splendors of local merchants at SF Underground Farmers Market and numerous events planned around Record Store Day, and celebrate the animal kingdom with Goat Festival and DogFest. It's wild San Francisco at its best!

This week's question: What†role will Cheech Marin play in his new movie? The first person to email [email protected] will receive a pair of free tickets to the upcoming Rogue Wave show at the Fillmore (4.30.09).

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The Fetching Veggie Etchings

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Urban Zip-Line
at Justin Herman Plaza

on Vermont St.
Anxiety Show
at Project One

Mickey Avalon
at Roe
SF Street Style V. 4
in SF

Black Eyed Peas
at HP Pavilion
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
at Union Square (6pm)

Love Treasure Hunts? Love Beer? You've come to the right place. Meet us on Tuesday April 13th at the Southeast Corner of Union Square, on the grassy area along Geary near Powell. You and your fellow agents will solve four clues, each leading to a different location...
at The Independent (9pm)

From the city of Gothenburg grew the birth of tiny creature. Its breath full of fire passion death and dreams. It lived in a fantasy called the electric forest. This forest was thick with russtling secrets and infintite amounts of pinetrees...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
at Fox Theater (8pm)

Thom Yorke's side project previously known as ???? will hit the road this April under its new official name, Atoms For Peace. Yorke assembled the live outlet to bring his 2006 solo album The Eraser to the stage, and debuted the band - which features Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea...
at Bimbo's 365 Club (8pm)

The dreamy, lo-fi sounds of Beach House make them a constant favorite in the indie music blogosphere. Musical partners Alex Scally (guitar/keyboards) and Victoria Legrand's (vocals/keyboards) pristine pop comes in the form of tightly woven arrangements of organs and...
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Sia's vocal talents extend all the way back to her earliest memory. But unlike most singers, she isn't exactly the product of her childhood influences. Born in Adelaide, she was raised on the hippiest street in Australia. "Everyone was a musician or worked for Circus Oz." Her parents played in a rockabilly band called The Soda Jerks, and her dad, "a real nut nut", briefly played guitar in uncle Colin's band Men At Work- yes, they of 'I Come From A Land Down Under' fame...
at Oracle Arena (8pm)

Formed in Devon, England in 1994, it took nearly a decade for prog-rockers Muse to break through in the United States. Despite initial comparisons to Radiohead, Muse persevered with its combination of apocalyptic imagery and sci-fi guitar work, and by the early 2000s, the group had become one of the biggest rock groups in the world...
at Vessel (10pm)

Until you've borne witness to one of his legendary live sets, poured headily over one of his meticulously crafted productions, or been catapulted to a sudden sonic nirvana by the dropping of one of his remixes, you might be justified for dismissing his existence as an extremely elaborate myth of the musical underground. After all, how can one man, still in his early thirties, have kept so many kids dancing for so long?
Thursday, April 15, 2010
at Justin Herman Plaza (10am - 7pm)

Ziptrek Ecotours are used to taking tourists soaring through mountain treetops in British Columbia but starting in April, they will be giving San Franciscans a chance to experience their own free urban zipline that will bring them flying over 600 feet...
at SFMOMA (6pm - 8pm)

Meatpaper and Blue Bottle meet up again at SFMOMA's Rooftop Garden cafť for a tasting and wine reception as part of the museum's third Thursday springtime event series, SFMOMA: Now Playing...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

The band performed at the opening of Jack White's new Third Man Records building in downtown Nashville. Third Man Records is the imprint on which all White's music has been released over the years, acting as the label for all of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Cory Eberhard. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music. At a time when music lovers...
Friday, April 16, 2010
at Ping Pong Gallery (6pm - 9pm)

Ping Pong Gallery is pleased to announce Oktogon, its second solo exhibition with Berlin artist GwenaŽl Rattke. In this exhibition, Rattke presents a series of paper-based collages created from a collection of visual material-- long culled from books, old magazines, found photos and record covers...
at Mighty (10pm - 4am)

Two of the most respected electronic music producers on planet Earth will come together under one roof to rub out borders and push the limits of Mighty's storied soundsystem. Mad Professor is the dub scientist behind more than 200 releases and longtime tour work with Massive Attack and Lee Scratch Perry...
at TBA (5pm - 11pm)

The underground farmers market is a venue where you can taste and purchase the food that is being made in the kitchens of our fair city. Call us voyeuristic, but this is a chance to peek into others' kitchens and share in their bounty. Pies, jams, sarsaparilla to feast on - all by "suggested donation."...
Saturday, April 17, 2010
at Various Participating SF Record Stores (all day)

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and...
at Ferry Plaza Market (11am - 4pm)

At 10am The Goat Girls (Jennifer Bice of Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery, Laura Howard of Laloo's Goat's Milk Ice Cream, and Mary Keehn of Cypress Grove Chevre), founders of Promote the Goat will give a talk about goat milk and all the different ways to use it...
at Duboce Park (11am - 4pm)

DogFest is a celebration of dogs and kids benefitting SFUSD McKinley Elementary School, a K-5 public school at Castro and 14th Streets. The festival offers something for San Franciscans from all walks of life. Enter your dog in contests for best trick, best costume, best look-alike duo...
at Crissy Field (10am - 2pm)

Bring the whole family to San Francisco's favorite national park on Saturday, April 17 for Earth Stroll. Get movin' and groovin' on a fun, interactive, educational journey around our spectacular new, "green" Center located on East Beach in the Presidio...
at Palace of Fine Arts (11am - 4pm)

With over 30 films to her name including My Wife is an Actress and The Science of Sleep, Charlotte Gainsbourg has become one of the contemporary faces of French cinema. Now, after years away, she returns to music, recording her first solo album since she was 13 years old. That first album was Charlotte Forver, a collection of...
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

Confident. Exuberant. Raw. Innovative. These are just a few of the words industry insiders and fans have used to describe the talent behind one of America's favorite house DJs, Donald Glaude...
Sunday, April 18, 2010
in Indio CA

The 11th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will feature a mix of artists ranging from Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, TiŽsto, Faith No More, Deadmau5, David Guetta, MGMT and Public Image Limited...
at San Francisco Main Public Library (1pm - 2:30pm)

The awards honor the work of Northern California authors in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation and Children's Literature. The featured speaker is Cody Award winner Nancy J. Peters, co-owner and former publisher of City Lights Books...
Monday, April 19, 2010
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

"Band of Skulls, a British trio whose shit-kicking, bare-bones brand of gritty rock & roll earned them a spot on the hugely anticipated soundtrack to the next Twilight movie, New Moon. White Stripes fans will dig Band of Skulls swampy, heavily blues-influenced jams, especially the psychedelic...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Echo & the Bunnymen's dark, swirling fusion of gloomy post-punk and Doors-inspired psychedelia brought the group a handful of British hits in the early '80s, while attracting a cult following in the United States. The Bunnymen grew out of the Crucial Three...
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