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Don't let the long Memorial Day Weekend hangover get you down. It's only a few short days before more action returns this weekend, and you don't have to sit and wait idly. Hit the Theater District for the return of Blue Man Group and see what's new in the literary scene at Quiet Lightning: Neighborhood Heroes, v.3. Aussies Architecture in Helsinki are back in town, but not before Flogging Molly take over Amoeba for a free in-store performance. Take the party outside for Live 105's BFD, a Bay Area summer concert tradition featuring the Strokes and Snoop Dogg, or head to Cow Hollow for the Union Street Eco-Urban Festival. And don't stop to rest, put on your Sunday best for a Hotel Rooftop Day Party at a secret location.

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at DNA Lounge

Stephen Faulkner
at Purple Onion
at 1015 Folsom

at Rickshaw Stop
ETD White On White
at The Factory

R16 Funkstyle Elimination
at the Fort Mason Cowell Theater
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
at Yoshi's SF (9pm)

After five years of captivating audiences with their unique take on modern rock and roll, to celebrate the release of their new album "Metamorfiend", Flyhead is doing the unthinkable: tossing the distortion pedals and brining a new level of intimacy into their performance...
at Golden Gate Theater (7pm)

Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music, and technology. If you've never seen Blue Man Group, it's a must-see. If you're already a fan, don't miss it...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)

Mark Matos was raised in the large Portuguese immigrant communtiy in California's Bay Area and Central Valley, where his father and grandfather founded one of the Bay Area's first portuguese marching bands and were instrumental in bringing...
at The Independent (8pm)

When Ryan Olson decided to make a record with Solid Gold members Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt, it was clear to them what the result would be: a collection of drugged-up keyboards and slick bedroom production almost exclusively inspired by...
at Elbo Room (9pm)

Born Craig De Sean Adams and raised in Detroit, Craig came to dance music like many of his Motown brethren, via the radio. Detroit radio jocks made lasting impressions on the young artist...
Thursday, June 2, 2011
at Rare Device (5pm - 8pm)

Portland based independent publisher Little Otsu is taking over the gallery at Rare Device for a pop-up shop. They'll be bringing all their goods including the Living Things Series of books, planners, journals, cards and posters...
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

The band's musical arsenal is even bigger than its roster, featuring instruments as diverse as analog synths and samplers, glockenspiel, tuba, clarinet, and recorder along with the more predictable...
at Amoeba Music (6pm)

The seven-piece powerhouse Flogging Molly is known for their raucous shows and unique, energetic sound that is both feverishly punk and traditionally Irish. Join them in celebration of their new album, Speed of Darkness...
Friday, June 3, 2011
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

Within the butterfly-breaking cogs of the music industry, big numbers can bring big problems. And The Wombats' numbers got big, fast...
at Roxie Theater (see listing for times)

If the myriad traumas of daily life in the big city get to be too much and it seems like only neuron-shattering screams or a trip to an alternate universe will ease your mind, then the Another Hole in the Head Film Festival is just...
at YBCA (7:30pm)

Anna Magnani is Mamma Roma, a prostitute trying to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. The film offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy, and highlights director Pasolini's lifelong fascination with the marginalized...
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

Given his enviable resume and illustrious fifteen year career, it is difficult to imagine that platinum-selling artist, visionary producer, film composer and technologist BT may only now be beginning to create the best work of his career...
at Arts Novellus Theater (9pm)

The Kronos Quartet reunites with long-time collaborator Wu Man to present two important works from their repertoire: A Chinese Home and Ghost Opera, presented in conjunction with the YBCA exhibition Song Dong: Dad and Mom, Don't Worry About Us, We Are All Well...
Saturday, June 4, 2011
at Garden for the Environment (10am - noon)

Give your summer garden a boost that will guarantee vibrant colors and tasty veggies for the months to follow! Aside from encouraging beneficial soil organisms and conserving a non-renewable resource, composting makes an excellent fertilizer...
at Rickshaw Stop (8:30pm)

"Trippy, ethereal hip hop/'s a weird combination that is delicious to the ear." - Real Detroit Weekly
at Club 525 (9pm)

Featuring Matt Cerf & Jaren Live, Dyloot, Blix Cannon, Sayphonik, & more!
in the Mission District (1pm - 6pm)

Take a simple idea, add a large helping of insanely creative people and a dash of alcohol, and you get a Photo Scavenger Hunt. If you enjoy any of the following activities, this event is for you: standing on your head at Blondies doing shots...
at California Academy of Sciences (6pm - 8am)

Who says sleepovers are just for kids? Unearth your sleeping bag, and awaken that adventurous spirit to spend a memorable night amongst 38,000 fishes, penguins, butterflies and other fascinating...
at The Republic (5pm - 2am)

Join us for our 4th Annual "after-party" soiree beginning at 5pm where it all started three years ago...
Sunday, June 5, 2011
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (11am - 11pm)

Featuring Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg, The Strokes, Cage the Elephant, Bad Religion, Neon Trees, Manchester Orchestra, Wolfgang Gartner, Blaqk Audio, The Limousines and more!
at Union Street (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...
at Herbst Pavilion (2pm - 5pm)

The Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society (TAPAS) is hosting the most extensive annual tasting of domestically produced Spanish and Portuguese varietal wines in North America, for the fourth year, in San Francisco...
at TBA (1pm - 9pm)

Come kick off your summer with us Sunday June 5th for a new SF Day Party. We got a great new spot and can't wait to share it with you (modern style hotel near Downtown San Francisco). Take the private elevator from the lobby 9 stories...
Monday, June 6, 2011
at 111 Minna Gallery (7pm)

7 stalwarts of the Bay Area literary scene will read or perform their writing as part of Quiet Lightning's traditional (but usually submission-based) format: no author introductions or banter, each show is a mash-up of fiction, missive...
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