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With the long weekend approaching, there are plenty of options to take advantage of the extra R&R time. The dance parties commence with M.A.N.D.Y. at Vessel, Face at SOM, Simian Mobile Disco at Mezzanine, and the Pop 2010 festival, featuring more DJ's than you can shake a glow stick at. Samba down to the mission this weekend and absorb the multi-cultural flavors of the annual Carnaval parade and street party, one of the first major events in SF's long Summer Festival/Fair Season. Support your local record store with a free performance by Band of Horses at Amoeba on Haight Street, and make it a late night out Sunday at one of many Memorial Day Weekend parties.

Question of the week: How old was Alex "Boys Noize" Ridha when he started DJing? First 5 to find the answer and email [email protected] win two passes for the advance screening of Get Him to the Greek on Tuesday, June 1st.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
at The Warfield (8pm)

The pioneering force behind the rise of trip-hop, Massive Attack were among the most innovative and influential groups of their generation; their hypnotic sound -- a darkly sensual and cinematic fusion of hip-hop rhythms...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
at Great American Music Hall (7:30pm)

As a new non-profit media organization, our mission is to enhance civic and community news coverage in the Bay Area, stimulate innovative journalism and foster civic engagement. With the journalism field and...
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

The more distant you get in our solar system, the more the planets tend to be covered with ice; from the lunar South Pole to the rings of Saturn, the substance seems to coat the outer reaches of our universe like a snowy blanket. Alternately, for the past six years, Seattle's Minus the Bear have orbited...
at Cafe du Nord (8:30pm)

Patrick Watson is a musical mad scientist. He's an internationally acclaimed singer, composer, songwriter, and producer. Patrick Watson is also the name of this mad genius' band, fleshed-out like Frankenstein by Robbie Kuster, Mishka Stein, and Simon Angell...
Thursday, May 27, 2010
at Beauty Bar (9:30pm)

Each 4th Thursday we bring you your favorite new and classic rock, indie dance, britpop, disco, post-punk, nu-disco and soul jams...
at Vessel (9:30pm)

Philipp of M.A.N.D.Y comes to Vessel's weekly party BASE to deliver M.A.N.D.Y.'s brand of electro-influenced house, disco and minimal techno. All those in attendance will have a real treat to behold - Vessel's powerful sound system is now annexed with a 'must-experience' revamped lighting and visual system...
at 222 Club (10pm)

Fiction's special guest in May is the very talented Jason Kendig! He's a resident DJ at Honey Soundsystem and MR.INTL label co-owner with Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair as well as their guest DJ on recent tours. He's played with Horse Meat Disco in London...
Friday, May 28, 2010
at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (7pm)

Douglas Kahn, historical theoretician of experimental arts and music; author of Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts with three new books fortcoming on experimental music, the arts and early computing, and electromagnetism and the arts. He was Guggenheim Fellow...
at DNA Lounge (9pm)

Strength in Flavor is our temple of sweat and sound. We believe in an unending devotion to our art and are poised to devastate the floor before us. While our languages may differ our attitude is the same. We do not seek your approval; we have already earned it. We are the legends, the masters, the next generation...
at SOM. (9pm)

This month, not one but two very special guests will be spinning at the infamous FACE party; New York's My Cousin Roy and L.A.'s very own Nitedog. To say these guys can multitask is an understatement...
Saturday, May 29, 2010
at The Ferry Building (8:30am, 9:45am and 11am)

CUESA's Dacor teaching kitchen in the North Arcade will be transformed into the setting for our annual breakfast gathering. Come delight in spring's abundance and the people who bring it to us each week. A market seller will be at each table to share stories about her or his business. There are three seatings...
at Amoeba Music (noon)

Buy the new album Infinite Arms (CD or LP) starting May 18th only at the Amoeba SF store and get a wristband for priority admission to the in-store show AND a special signed poster from the band at the in-store! Quantities are limited to first 300 - one wristband/poster per album purchased...
at Cow Palace (4pm - 2am)

Over 15,000 are expected to attend this highly anticipated annual event. POP is one of the largest dance music festivals in California, showcasing world class lighting, visuals and sound. Skills will be presenting an environment unlike anything before...
at Artillery AG (7pm - 11pm)

We want to celebrate all of our amazing homies who keep supporting Artillery & we want to thank over all 30 of our local designers who keep the Mission fresh! Come and party with us on our birthday and support local artists...
at Space 550 (9pm - 4am)

It's been another amazing and extremely busy year for us at Strategik. We've hosted a ton of club and underground events, over a dozen renegades and a LovEvolution float in a pear tree. This year proved to be as challenging as it was rewarding, and we're just getting started as far as 2010 is...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Musically, Simian Mobile Disco is known for heavily stylized tracks - often with minimal instrumentation - that associate themselves with a particular hook...
Sunday, May 30, 2010
at Harrison Street between 16th and 22nd Street (11am)

Carnaval is a spring ritual that celebrates life. With something for everyone who loves Latin American and Caribbean cultures, Carnaval San Francisco 2010 is California's largest multi-cultural celebration...
at Cafe Cocomo (2pm - 2am)

The time for the annual Stompy/Sunset Memorial Day Jamboree is right around the corner, and it sets the stage for the transition into Summer months and kicks the vibe into high gear...
at Cat Club (9:30pm)

The 2 room Video Danceclub Explosion" with the cool kids from 'Fringe' Memorial Day weekend party...
at Beauty Bar (10pm - 2am)

It's Memorial Day Weekend and despite the shitty weather, that means Summer is here! In order to kick off the season in style, we're bringing you a massive summer dance party right after Carnavale!
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (8pm - 2am)

Celebrate a guilt-free Sunday night of DJs, dancing, cocktails, and friends while enjoying the gorgeous views of San Francisco's skyline from the 21st floor atop Union Square!
Monday, May 31, 2010
at The Independent (8pm)

Born out of the love of hip hop's ethos to consistently push the boundaries forward by extrapolating what was unique about the past and what is radically refreshing about the future, Radioclit's Etienne Tron and Johan Karlberg have teamed up with Malawian songsmith Esau Mwamwaya to form...
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