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Tue May 26 - Mon Jun 1

We in the Bay Area are a handy bunch. We're crafty and creative and, some might even say, ingenious. There are those of us who live by the ethos: "Why buy it in a store, when you can make it yourself?" Why, indeed. This week, test out your DIY skills, whether it's on a birthday card, a home project or a quirky craft idea, and let us know the results via Twitter! Kind of like a mosh pit, but not really, Passion Pit turns up the musical ardor tonight at Bimbo's 365. SF's entertainment industry is one of the most innovative in the country, which is why they got their very own theme night at AT&T Park, featuring some of the best talent around the bay. On Thursday, you have your choice of one of two King Khan concerts, either way make sure to check out their "big-band psychedelic boogie" sound. In a rare opportunity, YBCA is giving the public a chance to witness one of the elaborate and secret rituals of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - putting their face on. If you've ever wondered, here's your chance to sate that curiosity. On Saturday, nothing says "class" like an afternoon filled with Jell-O wrestling. There'll be all-you-can-drink beer, delicious Jell-O shots and, of course, half-nekkid ladies. Now...if you're looking for something a little bit more family-oriented and incredibly creative, then head to the Maker Faire, dubbed as the world's largest DIY festival. You may just get inspired!

This week's articles
  • Dosa By Chrissy Loader
  • Flora By Sara Sung
  • Kasa By Karen Solomon



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NIN - Jane's Addiction
at Shoreline Amphitheatre

at Harry Denton's Starlight Room
TV on the Radio
at Fox Theatre

The Kills
at The Fillmore
Ghostland Observatory
at Mezzanine

Bay to Breakers
all across SF
ethnic dance festival
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
at ACT (see listing for times)

The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of The Motorcycle Diaries, returns to his native Puerto Rico to explore the ineffable dreams of lovers. In one of his most personal works, passion and humor collide in an exuberant village in 1953, where Flora's search for true love follows an unexpected course. A bold, moving second act, set almost 40 years later in America...
at Fox Theatre (8pm)

"Comprising a loose collective of avant-garde musicians, Animal Collective was established in New York City by Avey Tare (aka David Porter) and Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox). Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished marked the group's first release in 2000. Issued on the musicians' own Animal imprint, it was the first of a flurry of captivating, occasionally frustrating...
at Bimbo's 365 (8pm)

The insanely catchy sound of indie electro group, Passion Pit, was created after band leader, Michael Angelakos, created a Valentine's Day album for his girlfriend. The musical love letter borrows sonic qualities of MGMT's dance-inducing melodies and Hot Chip's geeky beats. The popularity of the EP...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
at Victoria Theatre (8pm)

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Presents A Multi-Culty Comedy Show Featuring Diane Amos (Pine Sol Lady), Ali Mafi, Mimi Gonzalez (Latino Laugh Festival), Joe Nguyen (Vietnamese Jewish comic) and Lisa Geduldig...
at Temple Nightclub (8pm)

Pop your bootie to fierce DJ battle sets between Adrian & The Mysterious D from Bootie & Omar Axelsen from Popscene! Dress up for your free photos from Polite in Public Photobooth. Dress in red and white - fantastic prize awarded to the best outfit...
at AT&T Park (5pm)

The Giants invite all members of the nightlife entertainment industry to come out to AT&T Park and party with San Francisco's top DJs, trendiest bars and clubs, and some of the biggest names in the industry. Hosted by 944 magazine, Vintage 415, Martel and Nabiel, Mixed Elements, Muna Group, Justin Roja, M1 Entertainment, Mas Sake, 92.7 and many more...
Thursday, May 28, 2009
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"Born in Las Vegas in early 1977, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis is one of indie rock's treasured characters, known for her work as the primary vocalist of Rilo Kiley as well as her burgeoning solo career. A former child actress, she helped launch Rilo Kiley in 1998 with fellow musicians Blake Sennett, Pierre de Reeder, and Dave Rock...
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

"King Khan & The Shrines have been spreading their love like peanut butter since 1999. A youngblood King Khan on his royal buddhistic journey decides to sow some wild oats in Germany, he finds true love and fulfills his life long dream of leading a super bad ass 10 piece soul inferno!"
at The Boardroom (5:30pm - 9:30pm)

"A night of lots of drinking, prizes, fun and Tots! Yes, Tater tots. Best thing ever. Garrett and Caitlin will be guest bartending for Team in Training so we'll be sure to get you all good an drunk. Please order easy drinks to make haha...All cash tips will be donated directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and support my fundraising goal for Team in Training..."
ethnic dance festival
Friday, May 29, 2009
at Terra (6pm)
An evening to celebrate creative expression through fashion and art with VIP's of the Latino community, including artists, entertainers, entrepreneurs and innovators. The May 29th celebration will be the 2nd Annual charity event to benefit the Palomita Education Fund. The Palomita Education Fund was established in 2007 by Palomita and Chucho founder and owner, Molly Robbins, to support Latinos in furthering their education.
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

"Sun Kil Moon is the current project of singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek, best known for his previous band, Red House Painters. Sun Kil Moon sees Kozelek undertake all the writing, composing, singing and guitar playing accompanied by Tim Mooney and Anthony Koutsos on drums, and Geoff Stanfield on bass..."
at YBCA (6:30pm)

Celebrate 30 years of reveling in the high drama debauchery and creative ritual blessings with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI) and learn from firsthand accounts of SPI history as they offer a rare opportunity for the public to witness the process of "facing-up". Open to devout followers and virgins alike, the experience of "facing-up" is the application of "white face" make-up and habit that define the Sisters' signature look.
at Club Deluxe (9pm)

Little Minsky's is thrilled to have performers from the celebrated breakout documentary "A Wink and A Smile" on its stage for a fabulous night of Burlesque from up and down the West Coast. Featuring hot live acts from the stars of the film, Miss Indigo Blue and The Shanghai Pearl plus starlet Vera Lu!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
at Triple Crown (2pm - 7pm)

Independent Designer Trunk Show. Fashion, eats & beats! 20 Independent Designers...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

On May 30, San Francisco ensemble Sila & the Afrofunk Experience will celebrate the release of their sophomore recording Black President (Visila Records) at Mezzanine in San Francisco, CA. An album inspired by the historic election of the first African-American U.S. president, whose title track has already been downloaded more than 8,000 times...
at The Endup (9pm)

Join the ladies of the San Francisco Fog Rugby Club for a funfilled afternoon of Jell-O Wrestling. All proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Fog Rugby Club.
at 330 Ritch (9pm)

His last set at 330 Ritch sold out quick fast -- make sure you don't miss out fot this special weekend one-off with Brother ?uestion putting down one of his patented mind- and genre-bending DJ sets that have made him a favorite worldwide.
at The Independent (9pm)

"Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Cory Eberhard. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music. At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures, and genres are finding common ground in..."
Sunday, May 31, 2009
at San Mateo County Fairgrounds (10am - 6pm)

A family friendly-event to MAKE, create, learn, and CRAFT, thru arts, engineering, and science!
at Festival Pavilion (10am)

Are you an on-the-go gal? We've got the best active lifestyle brands out there. Swim & surf, yoga, running, hiking, fitness and more. For one weekend only, we've got great gear for up to 70% Off...
at CELLspace (Crucible Steel Gallery) (6pm)

An all-ages family event featuring hip-hop, spoken word and Latin music/breaks inc. Thank You Julius, Chango and more.. a open-roda capoeira circle, a middle school 5-on-5 and a juniors (ages 15 and under) 1-on-1 breakdance battle for a prize...
at Zeum (8pm)

RVs, redwood trees, & rogue CHP officers; just a few of the gems we'll be uncovering in our next original, full-length sketch comedy production, KML Hits Highway 101. Hop in and explore the finer sides of California as we cruise the Golden State in search of everything she has to offer: anthropomorphized black bears, winos, garlic, horrible mix-tapes, tectonic plates, mindless car games, poor navigation skills...
Monday, June 1, 2009
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

From the heart of San Francisco's Jazz District comes a photographic exhibition that chronicles the international tours of legendary jazz musicians selected by the U.S. State Department to serve as roving cultural ambassadors. Over 90 compelling images, together with posters and other materials, portray the journeys of music greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Dave Brubeck ,Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, and Sarah Vaughan...
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