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Tue May 13 - Mon May 19, 2008
Who says Halloween has to be the only time of the year for mass costumed revelry? Here in the Bay Area, all we need is a reason to wear a tutu, pretend to be an astronaut and/or dress like the members of Kiss. Maybe there's something in the water, but us SFers love playing pretend, even if it's only for a few long hours. For example, you can indulge your inner ballerina at Tutu Tuesdays at Vessel or get glammed up and blast off into a retro universe at Stiletto: Space Invaders at AsiaSF. And then there's the ultimate costume opportunity: Bay to Breakers. On Sunday, there will be more madness than we will see all year -- if you're not participating, you should definitely grab a lawn chair and a beer and take in the festivities along the route. Of course, if you're looking to enjoy yourself without the aid of feather boas, tutus and strategically placed duct tape, there's still plenty to do. One of the biggest pan Asian gatherings of its kind, the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, will be taking over in Japantown on Saturday and the Power Tool Drag Races will be burning it up at the Ace International Speed Way. And if food and drink is more your thing, check out Uncorked at Ghirardelli Square or the Oyster and Beer Festival at Great Meadow at Fort Mason, which will also have some great bands!
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
at The Fillmore (8pm)
You can certainly taste some sugar and spice - not to mention a bracing shot of whiskey-tinged wit - in the music of Kate Nash. But when it comes time to answer the question of what the 20-year-old singer-songwriter is made of, one need only look at the title of her debut album - Made of Bricks...
at Vessel (9pm - afterhours)
Your Tuesday nights will never be the same once this new 2nd Tuesday summer monthly hits the decks with all of your favorite SF house, tech, and electro Djs rocking out in puffy tulle tutus! All guests are encourage to party on in their most fabulous tutu garb and if you don't already have one, there will be a tutu creation station and gift shop...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
Since 1995, Cloud Cult have crafted sprawling, cathartic albums that have won them the attention of the New York Times, MTV, Spin, Billboard, and a devoted following of fans. Last year saw the band headline the KEXP BBQ. Past headliners have included Devotchka and Ghostland Observatory...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
at Joes of Lafayette (7pm)
Come join Pure Ecstasy Productions, Johnny Trotman, Olaf Pollard, and Alan Revelo, for cocktails, dining, and/or socializing and dancing! The early set will consist of golden oldies and familiar standards from those magical Doo-Wop days; followed by an up-tempo sets filled with the fabulous sounds of Motown, the 70's to the Classic Soul sounds of today!
at Thee Parkside (8:30pm)
"Using a dual male/female vocal attack pairing gruff shouts with higher, sneering yells. Their songs range in tempo from faster and more energetic hardcore bursts to mid-paced power chords, and they have a bit of a lighthearted sense of humor to their style despite serious messages behind the bitter sarcasm. They're not nearly as dark or heavy as most bands..."
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)
Ra Ra Riot formed in 2006, playing at houses and venues around the Syracuse University campus. The band started to attract attention for their energetic live shows, enough to gain an appearance at the CMJ Music Marathon, less than six months after their formation. Following this appearance, their live show received the first of several favorable reviews...
Thursday, May 15, 2008
at Frey Norris Gallery (6pm - 8pm)
Alonzo King's LINES Ballet hosts a spectacular kick-off party for Long River High Sky, the critically acclaimed collaboration with Shaolin monks. Come mingle with the LINES Ballet dancers and enjoy an evening of art, drinks and hors d'oeuvres...
at Annies Social Club (10pm)
We've pimped out Annie's sound system to satisfy (y)our bass addiction and now every third Thursday we're kidnapping this rockabilly club and bringin it over to the dark side of the beat...
Friday, May 16, 2008
at AsiaSF (10pm)
A retro futuristic themed party. Charge your raygun, Windex your bubble helmet, and get on that kryptonite, it's time to blast off!
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)
Miami's Legendary David Noller leader of Dynamix II, is among a very few of the first wave of American electro and bass music artists to have successfully translated their old-school credentials into new-school relevance. The producers behind classic roof-raisers "Bass Generator", "Feel the Bass", "Ignition," and the Gold Release selling over 600,000...
Saturday, May 17, 2008
at Japantown (11am - 6pm)
The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation is back and bigger than ever, featuring Asian American artists, DJs, martial arts, today's Asian pop culture, j-cars, a Muay Thai kickboxing ring, scrumptious food, a karaoke contest, arts and crafts, anime, free community health screenings and exciting prizes!
at Ace International Speed Way (noon - 6pm)
See Massive Milwaukees versus Devastating DeWalts! Porter Cable Drag Chutes on Sawzall chassis! Hardcore Black and Decker big-block action and inspired fits of Makita re-engineering! Junkyard hot dogs and cotton candy for the kids. OSHA-horrifying conditions in the pits for the kids over 18!
at Ghirardelli Square (1pm - 6pm)
A public event which provides an opportunity to taste, learn and experience wine and gourmet food from throughout Northern California. More than 50 participating wineries from throughout Northern California and more will be the extraordinary vintages and varietals that the greater SF Bay Area offers.
at Dry Ice - Oakland (8pm)
Spring is here so lets get rollin' with the Mad May Derby Melee! B.ay A.rea D.erby Girl's Richmond Wrecking Belles take on the SF Shevil Dead...
at Mezzanine (10pm - afterhours)
The original disco divas Sister Sledge hit-it-big in 1979 with help from production master Niles Rodger and Chic on the decade's mega-anthem "We Are Family" and "He's The Greatest Dancer." They went on to release over 10 albums and paved the way for female groups around the world. They were inducted into the Grammy hall of fame...
Sunday, May 18, 2008
from the Embarcadero to Ocean Beach (8am)
Each year, the race is a glorious celebration of the human spirit - a giant wave of athleticism, fun, frivolity, and determination flowing across the City from the bay to the ocean. It is one of the largest footraces in the world with 65,000 plus participants and 100,000 plus spectators annually.
at The Armory (10am - 8pm)
Set amidst one of San Francisco's most dramatic historical landmark buildings, Mission Bazaar is a new and exciting gift and performance expo that showcases some of the Bay Area's most vibrant creative talent.
at Great Meadow at Fort Mason (noon - 7pm)
Annual celebration of the unique combination of oysters and Guinness Stout. With great live music, cooking demos, shuck and suck competition, Whelan Academy of Irish Dancing, Long Puc competition and much, much more...
at Bimbo's 365 Club (8pm)
El Perro Del Mar is Swedish singer/songwriter, Sarah Assbring. She created her musical moniker after befriending a stray dog along the coast of Africa. Assbring records most of the music herself with poppy melodies, simple vocal lines, acoustic guitars, and twinkling pianos. She sings of hope and loneliness, with a sorrow in her voice that veils even the most cheerful of her songs in sadness...
Monday, May 19, 2008
at The Garage (8pm)
RAW (Resident Artists Workshop) presents Aura Fischbeck and Sonia Reiter in a trilogy of work inspired by apocalyptic predictions, current trends, and Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road'. The evening will explore and expose catastrophic isolation, residual beauty and survival tactics through solo dance, film and a duet with direction and music by Kathleen Hermesdorf & Albert Mathias of Motionlab.
at The Independent (8pm)
Clinic formed over easter in Liverpool '97. First single 'IPC subeditors dictate our youth' appeared that October, on their own Aladdin's Cave of Golf label. As an opener it set the stall out for how their unique sound would progress; pounding rhythms, heavily distorted organ and intense vocals, a cryptic mix of surf punk with a mutant house beat...
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