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You're not likely to see Hologram Tupac, but Fauxchella continues this week with bands like Explosions in the Sky, Fitz and the Tantrums, M83 and Gotye making appearances in the Bay Area before the second weekend of Coachella. San Francisco also has something to look forward to with the just-announced lineup for the 2012 Outside Lands Music Festival, featuring Metallica, Neil Young, Beck, Justice, Skrillex and many more. The 4/20 holiday arrives with a new generation of blunted rappers, Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky, and Record Story Day provides the perfect excuse spend a few dollars at your favorite local purveyor of vinyl. The 12th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival celebrates 50 years of the farm worker movement and an Earth Day Party and is planned for Civic Center.

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in Indio, CA

at 103 Harriet
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at DNA Lounge

at DNA Lounge
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at 330 Ritch

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at Mighty
Film Festival
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
at 222 Club (9pm)

The time has come once again. Please join us for another special and intimate musical session with two very unique and interesting creatures. Clint Stewart has been shaking the bushes in SF for some time now, and will show us once again why he has earned everything he has gotten...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
at Dolores Park (5:30pm)

At Twentieth and Dolores, refugees were assembling in the park, only recently mixed with Horse manure in anticipation of planting a lawn. The fire came closer. Word passed quickly through the crowd that there was no water to fight it... The magic hydrant at Twentieth and Church was painted gold and returned to service, where it remains. Each April 18, it receives a fresh coat of golden paint...
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (8pm)

Gotye first found fame in his native Australia with his second album, 2006's Like Drawing Blood. Radio station Triple J named it their album of the year, as did iTunes on its release in Europe in 2008. It was recently voted the 11th greatest Australian album of all time...
Film Festival
Thursday, April 19, 2012
at Justin Herman Plaza (11am - 2pm)

Get a BART Blue Sky Passport at the festival, fill it with stamps from six festival exhibitors and redeem it for a free $6 BART ticket. The first 5,000 people who turn in a completed passport will get a free $6 BART ticket right at the festival!
at 1015 (Ten 15) (10pm - 4am)

Live paintings by MARS-1, The Further Collective. 3 rooms of music until 4am featuring Michal Menert, Ana Sia, Heyoka, David Starfire and more!
at multiple locations

SFIFF features a bonanza of narrative feature films, live action and animated shorts, television and theatrical documentaries, experimental work and a variety of new digital media, as well as a smart lineup of industry panels and seminars, awards events, onstage tributes, retrospectives and...
at California Academy of Sciences (8:30pm - midnight)

Explore the tastes, sounds, and creatures of the night at the California Academy of Sciences during Big Bang: Party After Dark, a special evening to support Academy research and education programs. Soul/pop band-on-the-rise Fitz and the Tantrums will headline...
at The Independent (8pm)

Two Dancers inhabits its own landscape, as Tom Fleming says, it's "a series of scenes... a big party, the street outside later on, or in a bedroom, or desperately hungry and starving to death on a distant beach." The words "bedroom", "desperately" and "party" perfectly capture...
Film Festival
Friday, April 20, 2012
at Regency Ballroom (9pm)

By pulling from a vast array of source material (Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Sublime), and molding it into their unique brand of dance-floor classics, They have established themselves as a dominant force in EDM circles and have received recognition and praise from tastemakers worldwide...
at SOM. (9pm - 3am)

Slayers Club and SFReggae have assembled a Voltron force of the baddest reggae and heavy bass selectas to celebrate SF's favorite holiday in a proper fashion.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
at all parks in the U.S.

Looking for something fun, free, and fantastic to do with family and friends? Head out to America's national parks where millions of stars light up the dark night sky, deer and antelope (and a few other critters!) play on the wide open range, and history is an unbelievable experience, not an exam.
at various locations (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 in various countries across the globe make...
at The Ferry Building (10am - 1pm)

The fourth Annual Goat Festival - A Celebration of All Things Goat! - co-hosted by CUESA and the makers of a wide array of Northern California goat milk products. Last year, hundreds of fans lined up to meet the "kids" visiting the city from Redwood Hill Farm, watch cooking demos featuring...
at Public Works (9pm)

Jeff Mills, along with Robert Hood, Carl Craig, and Joey Beltram, is one of the biggest American names in techno. Championed for his music's relentless pursuit of hardness and his stripped-down, almost industrial DJ sets, Mills is the latest in a long line of Detroit-bred talent to take on an international reputation.
at Dolores Park (11am)

A significant community event in the City's Mission neighborhood that celebrates the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez, an iconic American civic leader. Cesar E. Chavez advocated for the human rights of agricultural farm workers in California and throughout the United States...
at Union Square (7:45pm)

Bring a blanket, chair and warm beverage, arrive early and settle in for a hot fire dancing exposition featuring artists from around the country at the 7th Annual Fire Dancing Expo in San Francisco's, Union Square. The show is suitable for all ages.
Film Festival
Sunday, April 22, 2012
at Civic Center Plazak (10am - 6pm)

On April 22, more than 15,000 people from the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond, will converge at Civic Center Plaza to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco 2012. The event will feature three stages of Multi-Cultural Music and Performance...
at Dance Mission Theater (3pm, 7pm)

The theme for this year's Festival is PODER Popular and looks at the power of the people and the art that they create when they gather, not in conservatories, but in living rooms and in the streets. The secular dances are fundamental to the daily survival of many cultures, traditions and artists themselves...
at Jane Warner Memorial Plaza (10am)

It's that time to tune up those bikes and toss those riding duds in the wash, you won't need them for the World Naked Bike Ride in San Francisco. It's the second WNBR of the year, in conjunction with Earth Day and the second anniversary of the British Petroleum Deep Horizon explosion...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

M83 is the electronic music project of the French artist Anthony Gonzalez. He and former member Nicolas Fromageau founded the group in 2001 in Antibes, France. M83's style owes a lot to the shoegaze genre, in that there is much emphasis on tonality, extensive use of reverb effects and...
Monday, April 23, 2012
at Castro Theatre (8pm)

Like Garbus, Keaton (as both actor and director) excels with just a few basic props-a house askew, a slippery floor, a piece of trash-manipulating them in absurd and incredibly nuanced ways that frequently escalate into a cacophonous riot...
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