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San Francisco's long-standing love affair with good laughs, good music, and a good buzz is on full display starting today as the 4/20 holiday gets underway. Cypress Hill return to the Warfield for a night of smoke-induced raps, while the SF Cannabis Club lights up the dance floor with DJs at Triple Crown. Conan O'Brien should be all smiles after his recent deal with TBS and sold-out stops on his comedy tour, and Sarah Silverman will bring more than a few laughs during her conversation at the Palace of Fine Arts. Celebrate suds on Saturday at the San Francisco International Beer Festival and enjoy a night of "mild debauchery" during A Drunken Evening With Derek Waters and Wholphin during the San Francisco International Film Festival. Open your mind with Sleepy Sun's psychedelic rock visuals, and find new perspectives at the Juried Pinhole Photography Show.

This week's question: Who recorded the album that inspired the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Girlfriends? The first person to email the correct answer to [email protected] will win a pair of tickets to Barracuda '80s Dance Off Contest this Saturday.

This week's articles



Speed Racer


The Fetching Veggie Etchings

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Champagne and Desert Tasting
at Sugar Cafe

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Dirty Bird
in the Park

Thom Yorke
at Fox Theater
Yann Tierson

Urban Zip-Line
at Justin Herman Plaza
at Kelly's Mission Rock

Anxiety Show
at Project One
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
at Herbst Theatre (6pm)

Alice Walker is an essayist, poet, fiction writer and ardent social activist. Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, captures the racial, gender and economic tensions of the rural south during the 1930s, through the viewpoints of two African American women...
at Triple Crown (10pm - 2am)

It's just about that time to "raise it up" and celebrate 4/20! Not many cities get down like SF gets down on 4/20 so after you hit up the park during the day roll through our party that night at Triple Crown...
at The Warfield (8pm)

Since the group's formation in 1988, the pioneering rap-rock quartet Cypress Hill -- founders B-Real (Louis Freese), DJ Muggs (Lawrence Muggerud) and Sen Dog (Senen Reyes), along with newest member Eric Bobo -- have come a long way from the streets of...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Norah Jones, the talented singer, songwriter and pianist, who has won over the world with her signature style, unveils her new album, Not Too Late. Her third outing for Blue Note Records, the album is a 13-track gem that features, for the first time, Jones singing...
at Palace of Fine Arts (8pm)

Please join KQED for a conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of NOVA scienceNOW, and Paula Apsell, senior executive producer of NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW. They will discuss NOVA's The Pluto Files, which is based on Dr. Tyson's...
Thursday, April 22, 2010
at Castro Theatre (7pm)

As a child, Bazil lost his father to a land mine. Years later, a stray bullet leaves him jobless, homeless and-as it's still lodged in his skull-in precarious health. After an eccentric band of junk dealers rescue him from the Paris streets, Bazil enlists...
at The Fillmore (see listing for times)

Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew sound like no other band. This is not because they're contrarians, but because they're artists. I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass has everything that ever made Yo La Tengo great, but elevated to new heights, from the remarkable orchestral...
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

Since their burst onto the international clubbing consciousness with their massive hit "Eye of Horus" back in 2003, they have been a full-on inspiration to clubbers and DJs alike. Their euphoric, uplifting blend of sweeping trance has seen them rise to an A-list status alongside the likes of...
Friday, April 23, 2010
at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium (8pm)

"The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour". A night of music, comedy, hugging, and the occasional awkward silence.
at Mars Bar & Restaurant (9pm)

Aids-Lifecycle is an annual 7-day, 550-mile bicycle journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money in the fight against AIDS/HIV...
at 330 Ritch (9pm)

Jokers of the Scene have come of age with their early '90s techno-influenced DJing style, graduating from local loft party throwers to remixers for big name artists like Congorock, Kid Cudi, Passion Pit, Muscles and many more. They were also one of the very first acts signed to A-Trak...
at The Independent (9pm)

Japandroids (aka JPNDRDS) is a two piece band from Vancouver, BC. This 'band' started in 2006 as a creative outlet for the post-teenage angst of Brian King and David Prowse. Originally intended to be a trio, the boys decided to forgo the logistical nightmare of having a 'lead singer'...
at GingerbreadHaus (9pm - 4am)

Two of the Bay Area's favorite production crews are teaming up and combining collective forces to bring you a party that is sure to melt through all your wildest expectations...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

"Strings, horns, drums and vocals. More energy and a bigger, heavier sound". Bonobo returns to SF to celebrate his newest album, "Black Sands!" Ninjatune claims it's "one of the best, most lovingly crafted and collectible limited edition releases Ninja Tune...
Saturday, April 24, 2010
at San Mateo County Fairgrounds (noon - 7pm)

RoboGames invites the best minds from around the world to compete in over 70 different events. Combat robots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu...
at Rickshaw Stop (8:30pm)

Sleepy Sun is an apt title for this young San Francisco sextet, as their debut record, Embrace, is one of those rare slabs of rock and roll that will wake you up in the morning, and send you off to sleep at night. After honing their craft in the occult-influenced creative community of Santa Cruz...
at Festival Pavilion (7pm - 10pm)

Sample over 300 incredible beers from some of thebest craft brewers in the world. Taste a delicious variety of offerings from some of San Francisco's best restaurants...
Sunday, April 25, 2010
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Would you like for them to leave? They don't know the meaning of the word! Drop some hints! Mention that it's Tuesday! Your parents are coming into town! They can be dense! But they'll get the message! So don't be a jerk about it! Dave Willis and Dana Snyder Live Performing Music Reading from scripts!
at RayKo Photo Center (noon - 6pm)

RayKo Photo Center is hosting an exhibition of pinhole photography in the main gallery. This is our 3rd biennial juried show of photographic work taken with pinhole cameras. Featured pinhole artist...
Monday, April 26, 2010
at Palace of Fine Arts (8pm)

Comedian, musician, writer, and author Sarah Silverman is known for taking on social taboos with a sharp tongue and quick wit. As the producer and star of The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central, Silverman plays...
at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas (9:30pm)

Rising comedic writer/actor Derek Waters headlines this night of mild debauchery, featuring several of his short films including installments from the ridiculously popular Drunk History series...
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