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It seems like there is always something to celebrate in San Francisco, and this week is no exception. Just one week after the historic celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary, the Black & White Ball Returns to Civic Center with a glitzy affair featuring Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Janelle MonŠe and more. The California Soy & Tofu Festival brings a variety of recipes and booths to Japantown and the Eco Urban Festival highlights sustainability on Union Street. San Francisco party institution Stompy welcomes its 20th year and BFD is back with Jane's Addiction and numerous other bands at Shoreline Amphitheatre, plus an afterparty featuring Simian Mobile Disco. Dine About Town returns with great deals through the first half of June and First Fridays on 24th Street is back with street performances, children's activities, lowriders and more.

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Hubba Hubba Review
at DNA Lounge
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at Fox Theater

I Break Horses
at Rickshaw Stop
I Love This City
at Shoreline

at Manor West
Vote for your favorite band
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
at The Independent (8pm)

For Pat Grossi of Active Child, the last two years have been nothing short of enriching. Musically, Pat has worked within and appropriated a number of styles into his sound, from his early days singing with that heavenly voice as a choir boy to his more recent forays into laptop-assisted indie-pop...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Kurt and Adam have played music together ever since the early 00's with each one contributing to the other's projects, most notably in The War On Drugs which is fronted by Granducial. Calling the current band "the ultimate line-up yet,"...
Thursday, May 31, 2012
at Mezzanine (8pm)

Featuring performances by DJs from Debaser, Future Perfect, Hard French, Lights Down Low. Masters of Ceremony will be Anna Conda and Marke Bieschke, Nightlife Columnist and Senior Editor at SF Bay Guardian. The California Music And Culture Association (CMAC) is an alliance of venue owners, industry professionals, artists, and fans dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of music and culture in the State of California.
at Million Fishes Art Collective (6:30pm)

Meet SOMA Salon, new Bay Area event based on an old idea: bringing together local performing artists, dancers, musicians, poets, writers, surrealist painters, and all the discontented demimonde to drink, dance, and share their work.
Vote for your favorite band
Friday, June 1, 2012
at 103 Harriet (10pm)

After cutting his teeth on various archaic computers and programs in his early years, Nosaj Thing now resides in the upper echelon of electronic music makers. His distinctly L.A. soundscapes and wild beat tectonics play like vignettes that affect the listener's mind as deeply as he hits their soul. Nosaj Thing creates nothing less than the sound mastery of beat...
at Public Works (9pm - 4am)

Please come out and join us as we celebrate 4 years of undergrounds, renegades, park BBQ's, Lovevolution floats, club events, camp outs and all out fun loving gatherings by Strategik.
on 24th Street (6:30pm)

Wander 24th Street from Mission to Potrero to see street performances, children's activities, low riders, and more. Local stores and restaurants will be presenting live music, art exhibits, special deals, and bites...
at Monarch (9pm - 2am)

What began in 1992 as a small party started by founder Preston Lytton, attending a 'Stompy Party' has become a rite of passage for any dance music aficionado that makes it to SF. The constant quest to keep the event as exciting and memorable as the last one has produced many incarnations...
at Regency Ballroom (9pm)

Scottish five piece Mogwai formed in 1995 and debuted a year later with the single "Tuner/Lower", released on their own Rock Action label. They've since gone on to develop their distinctive style of apocalyptic, yet deeply humanised noise across four albums, establishing the transcendentally effective quiet-loud/quiet-loud dynamic as their very own and spawning a generation of imitators...
Saturday, June 2, 2012
at Japantown Peace Plaza (11am)

Join us for this fundraiser for Nichi Bei Foundation; publishers of the Nichi Bei Weekly Japanese American newspaper in San Francisco. This is a free event, open to the public.
at Davies Symphony Hall (8pm)

Celebrate the Centennial Season at the party of the year! The 2012 Black & White Ball will feature the legendary Paul Simon performing some of his greatest hits with his band and, for the first time ever, with the San Francisco Symphony itself...
at The Endup (10pm - 6am)

Heiko Laux... DJ, producer, and founder of influential German imprint Kanzleramt, a techno lover's label that has provided a home for Laux's prolific output. Heiko is one of the few producers in electronic music that has retained high levels of both quality and quantity...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

It's not hyperbolic bio speak to say that Simian Mobile Disco are one of the most successful electronic music acts around today. It's verifiable fact. Funny thing is, though, the duo of James Ford and James Shaw never planned it that way. Instead, it kind of just happened...
Sunday, June 3, 2012
at Union Street Gough to Steiner (10am - 6pm)

In its 35th year, The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco's largest free annual events. In 2008 we added an eco-zone to the event where we reserved two blocks of the six block Festival for green exhibitors, businesses and educational displays...
from San Francisco to Los Angeles (all day)

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic...
Vote for your favorite band
Monday, June 4, 2012
in SF

Enjoy 2-course prix fixe lunch for $17.95 or 3-course dinner for $34.95. Dates and time of participation vary by restaurant. Reservations are not required but are highly recommended...
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