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If you aren't among the masses leaving SF for the long weekend, you have plenty of options this week. Celebrate spring and the long weekend with a little extra skin as San Francisco's Carnaval Street Party and Parade take over the Mission. Before you take to dancing in the streets (there are plenty more opportunities in our Street Festival Guide), warm up with the indie sounds of Jenny and Johnny or Yeasayer. Consider some new artwork to the backdrop of live flamenco music at the Art, Love and Japan benefit, and celebrate Chillin' Productions' lucky 13th Anniversary. The boat will be rockin' once again at the SFNY Yacht Club, and the annual Stompy + Sunset Memorial Day endurance run is back with twelve hours of funk for your ear. If you are looking for a little more adventure, plan a road trip with our Summer Music Festival Guide.

Weekly Giveaway: Where is the giant Carnaval mural located in the mission? Email the correct answer to [email protected] for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Daniel Lanois' Black Dub at The Fillmore.

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Bootie SF
at DNA Lounge

Vitamin Bass
at Rouge SF
at Regency Ballroom

at Mezzanine
The Queen is Dead
at Milk Bar

Bay to Breakers
in SF
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

A critical part of the Phenomenaut experience has always been their live show, during which the band proudly displays their ever-evolving arsenal of homemade...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
at Bently Reserve (6pm)

You've heard of Burning Man by now. You must be curious? The Temple is the heart of our City in the desert. It is our spiritual core, a place we bring our hopes, dreams, joys, and sorrows. A place to honor our departed loved ones, which we burn, in silence, on the final night of...
at Herbst Pavilion (6pm)

The John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes is hosting a food truck fundraiser at Fort Mason's Herbst Pavilion to raise awareness and funds in support of California's 200,000 homeless youth and thousands of foster youth...
at Sugar Cafe (5:30pm)

A really fun art show! Theme is Japan. Live Art Auction, Flamenco Performance, Music, Unique original works by the artists, Send love to the children in Japan, Raffles, Cocktails...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Yeasayer (pronounced "yaysayer") is a band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band was formed in 2006 and consists of three core members, Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, and Anand Wilder...
at The New Parish (8pm)

"Gone were the vintage, classic-rock textures of their previous two albums, and in came a brand new sound which was tougher around the edges. The exuberance of love songs like Scissor Runner mask some of the record's darkness, with Lewis chronicling the economic demise of her beloved..."
Thursday, May 26, 2011
at Truck (9pm)

Featuring Drag, Minimal, No-Fi, Next-step with Teams and more...
Friday, May 27, 2011
at Mighty (10pm)

When the Warriors come to town, the music seas part to make room for the kings of jack, one of the biggest name in break beat bringing their unique sound, and a guaranteed good time...
at 330 Ritch Street (9pm)

BetatraXx, a Los Angeles local, and Lucky Date who originally came from Bay Area's own, Berkeley, will be pairing up for a night at 330 Ritch. They will be accompanied by Crunch Theory and Bassex vs. Pillow Talk for a House, Dub and Glitch filled evening...
at 330 Ritch Street (9pm - 5am)

Dig into your closets for your favorite burner outfits friends and family! You're gonna want to get cozy for this as some of your favorite SF crews join together to bring you a night of enchantment as we near our journey home to the playa!
at multiple locations (see listing for times)

Three Nights of Carnaval After Parties, Over 5 Showcases - All within the Mission District...
Saturday, May 28, 2011
at Dolores Park (noon - 9pm)

This is the first Bad Influence renegade party of the year. You know the deal, bring snacks and drinks. It will be another amazing day at the park, drama free event.
at Davies Symphony Hall (8pm)

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously quipped that there are no second acts in American life, but he didn't count on Tony Bennett. In a twist worthy of one of the Jazz Age writer's masterly short stories, it's the music from Fitzgerald's own era that has...
at Mezzanine (8pm - 2am)

Irene Hernandez-Feiks founded Chillin' Productions in 1998, with the purpose of discovering and aiding Bay Area fashion designers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, DJ's, musicians and performers...
at Noble Bar (9:30pm)

A Disco Dance Fundraising event for the Red Cross Relief Efforts in Japan, Inspired by the Parris Tone Music Compilation.
at Deco Lounge (9pm)

San Francisco has a diverse disco scene that often crosses over but not often enough! The goal of Go BANG! is to bring the crews and their devoted dancers together in a mixed, diverse, exciting environment, with a nod to the diversity and freedom of the 70's/80's San Francisco/New York/Chicago disco nightlife!
at Pigment Cosmetics (6pm)

This industry networking event is targeted for fashion, apparel, luxury and beauty professionals. This a platform focused on each industry professional's respective niche product...
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

This musical chameleon grew up in Surrey and began to DJ when he moved to Brighton to study for a degree. After playing bass guitar with the Housemartins, he had his first success as a solo artist with a remix of Erik B And Rakim's I Know You Got Soul which reached...
Sunday, May 29, 2011
at Harrison Street between 16th and 23rd streets (10am)

California's largest annual multi-cultural celebrations, San Francisco Carnaval 2011, taking place Memorial Day weekend in San Francisco. San Francisco Carnaval, themed "Live Your Fantasy,"...
at Fume Blanc Commodore Yacht (10am)

Enjoy a three-hour cruise around the Bay aboard the Fume Blanc Commodore Yacht, a magnificent three-deck replica of a New York State Hudson River Steamboat. Two areas of music featuring the finest selectors from San Francisco to New York...
at Cafe Cocomo (2pm - 2am)

We have two headliners we're bringing out for the special occasion, one international guest and another from House Music's home, Chicago. We're happy to announce that none other than OFF Recordings' head honcho Andre Crom will be making a special trip from Berlin...
at Public Works (9pm)

This month, we are going BIG with a new band on the dark and synthy tip, a bonafide Detroit techno legend, and a Rinse FM resident who turns out dark funky like no other. We can't wait to smash up the main room at Public Works with this confusing and...exciting lineup!
at Museum of the African Diaspora (2pm)

The vibrant diversity of contemporary multi-racial communities takes center stage in dance, film, spoken word and interaction as Push Dance Company and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) present the world premiere of choreographer/director Raissa Simpson's "Mixed Messages"...
Monday, May 30, 2011
at Bottom of the Hill (2pm)

Asobi Seksu is an American dream pop band based in New York City. Their music draws influence from the shoegazing genre as well, and similarly uses a textured and effects-heavy vocal and guitar sound...
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