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Timeless Elegance
By Karen Solomon

The award-winning Restaurant Gary Danko isn't breaking news, nor is it hip for that matter, but this dining chateau, situated in a location so touristy that it's almost impossible to take the food seriously, truly defines excellence.
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MUSIC: Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: Water by Stefan Gruenwedel
Akeelah and the Bee by Mel Valentin
Hard Candy by Mel Valentin
FOOD: Gary Danko by Karen Solomon
THE ARTS: The Glass Menagerie at the Berkeley Rep by Nirmala Nataraj
Five Flights Up: and Other New York Apartment Stories by Lisa Ryers
SERVICES: Dermalounge by Nirmala Nataraj
SPORTS: NBA 2006 by John Blagtas

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006 Show All Events »
49th SFIFF presents
ZOOM! : Backstage
at Kabuki and Roe (7 pm film / 9:30 pm party) Film/Party
An edgy new international film, followed by an incredible party at one of San Francisco's hottest nightspots. MORE

TV on the Radio, Celebration (4AD)
at The Independent (9 pm) Music
The Brooklyn-based group TV on the Radio mixes post-punk, electronic and other atmoshperic elements in such a creative way that it only makes sense that its core duo. MORE

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
Directed by: Scott Wittman
at Curran Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
In the grand tradition of "West Side Story" and "The Lion King" comes the next great American musical... but until then, there's "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me." MORE

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 Show All Events »
49th SFIFF presents
at Mighty (9 pm) Performance/Party
A performance and party to end the Festival’s KinoTek series. Lightrhythm Visuals and Rawkshow open for VJ group Addictive TV, who will proceed to destroy Mighty, then the city, leaving mayhem and chaos in their wake. 21 and over only. MORE

Cat Power & The Memphis Rhythm Band
at Palace of Fine Arts (8 pm) Music
For 'The Greatest' (not a greatest hits, but the brand-new studio album), Marshall returned to Memphis, pursuing this time the slinky Hi Records sound of the 70s, famed for its sensuous feel and beguiling rhythms. MORE

Kurt Weitzmann Presents
Comedy Noir
at Studio Z (8 pm) Performance Arts
Comedy Noir is a monthly comedy event showcasing the best of the ever-evolving San Francisco comedy scene. MORE

Linda Fleming
at Brian Gross Fine Art (10:30 am - 5:30 pm) Galleries
Fleming makes her debut at Brian Gross Fine Art with her new work, Gray Matter, a large-scale, cascading lattice-work of powder-coated steel. MORE

Thursday, May 4, 2006 Show All Events »
49th SFIFF presents
Closing Night Film & Party
at Castro Theatre and Mezzanine (7 pm Film / 9:30 pm Party) Film/Party
Join SFIFF for the closing night film, A Prairie Home Companion directed by Robert Altman, followed by the closing night party at Mezzanine. MORE

Alcheme Salon, NK7 Productions, Ruby Skye and Nitevibe present
For Your Eyes Only
Brilliant hair collections, cutting edge couture and sizzling fire performances
at Ruby Skye (8 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Alcheme Salon & NK7 Productions present an exciting evening featuring brilliant hair design collections, models decked out in cutting edge couture, fire performances, live art, sizzling Bay Area DJs and dancing. MORE

Rainer Maria w/ Ambulette, Henry Miller Sextet
at Bottom of the Hill (9 pm) Music
Rainer Maria defy comparison. From their very first performances at d.i.y. basement and living rooms shows across the U.S. almost 10 years ago to the release of their latest album, this inseparable trio has always set their sights on uncharted musical territories. MORE

Single Entendre
Worst-Case Scenario
at New Langton Arts (8 pm) Performance Arts
From deep within our secret layer Single Entendre has concocted a brand new batch of sketch comedy guaranteed to fill up that empty, meaningless void inside of you. MORE

Spring Forward
A Walk and Luncheon to Benefit Homeless Families
at Justin Herman Plaza (11:30 am - 12:30 pm) Fundraisers
A 1-K lunchtime walk along the Embarcadero waterfront, beginning and ending with snacks and music in Justin Herman Plaza. MORE

Friday, May 5, 2006 Show All Events »
SF Station invites you to the
Armani Exchange CD Release Party
Get on the GUEST LIST for FREE Admission b4 10:30 pm
at Fluid Ultra Lounge (10 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Join SF Station staff at Fluid this Friday as we celebrate the release of Armani Exchange's PARADISO VOLUME 7 CD. Featuring DJ RIZ of the CROOKLYN CLAN spinning mash-ups, house and hip hop all night! MORE

San Francisco's Annual
Cinco De Mayo Celebration
at 23rd Street between Treat and Folsom Streets (10 am - 6 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Take equal parts fiery mariachi, sizzling salsa spins and mesmerizing Aztec dancers; blend with it bewitching baile folkloric, captivating drum beats and stir in tantalizing canto de ninos, enchanting cha cha and magnificent descarga; and simmer to serve up the annual Cinco de Mayo 2006 in San Francisco. MORE

Sunset & the Fringe present
"Freqo de Mayo" feat. Bassnectar
w/ Soulsalaam, Sep, Vanka, Motion Potion, El PapaChango, Mosaic
at Mighty (10 pm) Music
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Sunset Promotions and the Fringe present their twisted take on the Mexican Holiday with Bassnectar and a bevy of amazing performers at Mighty. MORE

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at Club Six (9 pm - 4 am) Clubs
Featuring DJ I-Cue and Mr. E. SF DJ All-Star Crew: DJ Jose Melendez, Papa Joe, DJ Papi Chocolate, Walt Diggz, I-Vier, and Rigo. MORE

Cal Performances presents
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
at Zellerbach Hall (8 pm) Performance Arts
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Under the inspired leadership of artistic director Jim Vincent, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the most original forces in contemporary dance. MORE

Inbal Pinto Dance Company
A Surreal Circus Fable for Our Times
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (8 pm) Performance Arts
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Formerly of the Batsheva Dance Company, Pinto combines striking visuals with acrobatic choreography in Osyter. It is a poetic evening-length work The New York Times calls "a wider fable for our time." MORE

$3 Drinks All Weekend at Impala
at Impala (5:30 pm - 2 am) Restaurants
Cinco De Mayo Fiesta! Enjoy a complimentary appertizer buffet from 5:30 pm - 7 pm and a Live Mariachi Band. MORE

Saturday, May 6, 2006 Show All Events »
Secret Machines
at The Independent (9 pm) Music
Before forming The Secret Machines the members played in various Dallas bands such as: UFOFU, Tripping Daisy, Comet, & When Babies Eat Pennies but the most signifigant was Captain Audio. MORE

The Mayflower Foundation presents
2006 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Proceeds benefit the Mosaic Project
at The Presidio Log Cabin (8 pm - 12 midnight) Fundraisers
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The Cinco de Mayo festivities start at 8:00 pm, including drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and unlimited dancing! MORE

15th Annual
Spring Open Studio
at Hunters Point Shipyard (10 am - 6 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Artists of Hunters Point Shipyard present the Spring Open Studio and Sale, one of two weekends per year when art collectors are allowed to roam the US Navy Base. MORE

FREE drum n bass at Anu!
Still Doin' It
at Anú (9 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Now in its second year, the Still Doin' It crew are out to show that San Francisco drum n bass is alive and well. MORE

14th Annual
Norway Day Festival
at Fort Mason Center (8 am) & Herbst Pavilion (11:30 am - 5:30 pm) Festivals/Fairs
The purpose of the festival is to present a sample of Norway’s character, its people, cultural traditions, and culinary delights. MORE

Children's Day
Kodomo no Hi
at Japantown Peace Plaza (11 am - 4 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Kodomo no Hi is a national holiday in Japan that celebrates the health and happiness of all children. MORE

foolsFURY Theatre Company presents
The Devil on All Sides
at A Traveling Jewish Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
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Infused with foolsFURY’s trademark, vibrant physical style, "The Devil On All Sides" is a haunting tragedy set during the war in ex-Yugoslavia. MORE

Sunday, May 7, 2006 Show All Events »
The 7th Annual
How Weird Street Faire
at Howard Street (12 pm - 8 pm) Festivals/Fairs
A festival of music, art, dance, and celebration. There will be four city blocks featuring performance artists, vendors from around the world, nonprofit organizations, food and drinks, and many happy people. MORE

Soul Position feat. Rjd2 & Blueprint
at The Independent (9 pm) Music
Ever since coming together as Soul Position in 2001, Columbus, OH natives Blueprint and RJD2 have had their hands full with more solo work and side projects than most MCs or producers could fathom. MORE

The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
May - October
at Yerba Buena Gardens (1 pm - 2:30 pm) Festivals/Fairs
The 2006 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival will encompass nearly 100 artistic, cultural and community events - most of them will take place between May and October in Yerba Buena Gardens. MORE

Polonia Foundation Presents
Polish Spring Festival
at San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) (10 am - 5:30 pm) Festivals/Fairs
Visitors and guest will have a chance to browse or shop at stands filled with Amber and silver jewelry, arts and crafts, artistic glass, books, music records CDs, DVDs and at the on site European Delicatessen. MORE

Monday, May 8, 2006 Show All Events »
at The Fillmore (8 pm) Music
Credited for their pioneering electronics, crystalline vocals, visual theatrics and glam-sex decadence, Goldfrapp signed to Mute Records in 1999. The duo released their debut album, Felt Mountain, in the winter of 2000 to much acclaim. MORE

Picasso as Book Illustrator
at Legion of Honor (10 am - 5 pm) Museums
In one hundred and fifty-six books, over a period of sixty years from 1914 until his death in 1973, Pablo Picasso staked his claim as the greatest book illustrator of the twentieth century. MORE

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