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Tue Jun 9 - Mon Jun 15
The Bond at Jack London Square
Ah...there's nothing quite like a summer festival. The sun on your back, the delicious aroma of greasy food, live music, miles of booths, hours of people watching - and the best part is the (usually) free admission. Now, that's a deal. This week is chock full of fests. But tonight start things off with a little theater: Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo at A.C.T. World music has a new home Thursday nights at Bollyhood Café with Mestiza and DJ Juan Data spinning the best in progressive Latin and global beats. Or save yourself for the much-anticipated Rapture DJ Set at Mighty. The weekend opens with the Harmony Festival at Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This Bay Area favorite will feature dozens of bands, including Michael Franti & Spearhead, the Dead Kennedys, and Matisyahu, a global marketplace and booths centered on community activism and progressive ideals. If you want to keep things closer to home, then the North Beach Festival and the Haight-Ashbury Street Festival offer plenty to choose from. Both are great and both will give you a taste of the city's eclectic cultures. And for all you foodies out there, don't miss the Great American Food and Music Fest at Shoreline Amphitheatre where the best eats in America will be on display. On Sunday, the Live Oak Park Fair in Oakland will be in full swing featuring fine crafts and contemporary art...along with all the things we love about summer fests!

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Speed Racer

The Fetching Veggie Etchings


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2nd Sunday Season Opener
at Mission Rock

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Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Fog Rugby Jell-O Wrestling
at The End Up

TV on the Radio
at Fox Theatre
Grand Opening of Edition
on SF Station TV

NIN - Jane's Addiction
at Shoreline Amphitheatre
Lydia and PlayRadioPlay
at Bottom of the Hill

Ghostland Observatory
at Mezzanine
The Bond at Jack London Square
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
at A.C.T. (see listing for times)

American master Edward Albee's (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A.C.T.'s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?) new spellbinder is a meticulously calibrated and brutal look at the lives of three New Yorkers. The story opens with Peter, a tweedy book editor, and his wife, Ann, whose everyday conversation takes an unexpected turn...
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)

"Formal training and theory aside, songwriting is at heart a mysterious process that's probably driven by as many different creative impulses as there are composers. In the case of Nina Storey, the desire to write songs was a natural outgrowth of her extraordinary gifts..."
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
at The Warfield (9pm)

"There's a special challenge to being an artist in this increasingly fractured cultural age; a delicate balancing act, between being of your time, and striving for timelessness. Few contemporary artists even try. Neko Case is an exception..."
at John Colins Lounge (5pm - 9pm)

The Spunky Bunch Team: Kris Englund, Tanya Ristau, Leilani Brennan, Chloe Jackman, Alexa Shankles, Joanne Chang & Rochelle Imani; have made a commitment to participate in a very special and powerful event for the fight against breast cancer...
Thursday, June 11, 2009
at Vessel (9:30pm)

Justin Martin is rockin' the boat tonite at Vessel, "[always] trying to find music for [his] DJ sets that rattles sound systems, but still has enough melody and interesting texture to expand your mind even if you're sitting at home on a snowy or rainy day."
at Bollyhood Cafe (10pm - 2am)

Mestiza is back! Mestiza started two years ago as a weekly night of progressive Latin and global beats, both modern and traditional, conceived by DJ Juan Data. After relocating from Cigar Bar to Skylark and later on Little Baobab and Peña Pachamama, now Mestiza is moving to a new permanent location on a better week night...
The Bond at Jack London Square
Friday, June 12, 2009
at Sonoma County Fairgrounds (see listing for times)

Harmony Festival, June 12th-14th, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA, celebrates 31 years of "Harmony From the Roots Up", focusing on progressive ideals, community activism, and uplifting music-a taste of this year's Harmony Festival includes performances by Michael Franti & Spearhead, India.Arie, Matisyahu, Cake, Kitaro, K'Naan, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars...
at Lower Hater (7pm)

Lower Haters has worked with innovative and all around awesome crew Lifetime Collective of Vancouver, Canada for some time now and are proud to work with them to bring you an amazing show with works from artists all around the world. Join us for a very special evening.
at 111 Minna (9pm - 2am)

Get out from behind your computers to enjoy a night of networking and dancing at 111 Minna with San Francisco's web 2.0 rockstars! Participating companies include Facebook, Yelp, Mochi Media, STIRR, JobScore, sfbeta and more. This is a free event and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
at Bimbo's 365 Club (9pm)

"Los Angeles DJs Justin Warfield and Adam 'Adam 12' Bravin formed the moody, Joy Division-inspired She Wants Revenge in 2003. A fortuitous combination of word of mouth, industry connections, and airplay on Sirius Satellite Radio and West Coast airwave giant KCRW provided the duo with enough exposure to..."
at Mighty (10pm - 4am)

The moment they released the international dancefloor hit "House of Jealous Lovers" in 2002, New York quartet The Rapture redefined the tip of the indie iceberg fusing the skronk and chaos of punk with the precision and funk of basement after-party disco beats.
at Bottom the Hill (10pm)

"A fully realized album that fuses his hot-headed and fun approach to music making with some surprisingly great experimentation.... A confidence that has moved beyond the ego and into a territory that enables him to get away with just about anything." - Pitchfork
Saturday, June 13, 2009
at Candlestick Park (10am - 2pm)

Unique behind the scenes access is available including a question and answer session with 49ers Coach Singletary, tours of the 49ers Locker Room and autographs from 49ers past and present. Youth football activities, contests, interactive games, live music, cheerleading clinics, photo opportunities...
at Washington Square (10am - 6pm)

The country's original outdoor arts & crafts festival celebrates its 55th anniversary with Juried Arts & Crafts Exhibitions and Sales, Celebrity Pizza Toss, Live Entertainment Stages with Alternative, Rhythm & Blues, Latin Rock, Pop Rock, Reggae, Salsa and Swing, Cooking Stage, Celebrity Chefs, Assisi Animal Blessings...
at Shoreline Ampitheatre (1pm - 9pm)

It's a celebration of great American food, chefs, musicians, and winemakers hosted by the Food Network's Bobby Flay and featuring Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive's Guy Fieri...
at The Lab (see listing for times)

The runway show is simultaneously parodied and celebrated as the latest in men and women's apparel is auctioned right off the catwalk and given to the highest bidder. Fashion and jewelry designers will also be selling original items in the trunk show...
at Mezzanine (8pm)

180 artists, 80 fashion designers, 8 DJ's + more! Chillin Productions' 11th Anniversary! 11 Years supporting our local taletnt! (it will be an epic night)
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

"Bat For Lashes is the work of British singer/ songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and visual artist Natasha Khan. Born in 1979, yet combining influences that span decades, Natasha's work dwells in the elemental, emerging in timeless forms..."
at Mighty (10pm)

By now you've heard about the Martinez Brothers. These guys are practically the definition of new blood. Steve is 20, Chris is 17. For a little perspective on the unlikelihood of their position, consider this: Shelter, the club where the Martinez Brothers learned just about everything...
Sunday, June 14, 2009
at Marina Green (8am)

Hundreds of top athletes from around the world will take over the streets and bay waters of San Francisco for the 29th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Sending triathletes on an icy cold 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shoreline, an 18 mile hilly bike ride through the Presidio and an eight mile trail run through Golden Gate...
at Civic Center Plaza (10am - 6pm)

The Grandest and Largest Filipino Festival in the Bay Area. This two-day outdoor Festival will once again be held at the beautiful San Francisco Civic Center Plaza. The festival attracts thousands of Filipinos and Non-Filipinos and is expected to generate an estimated attendance of 10,000 people.
at Live Oak Park in Berkeley (10am - 6pm)

This much anticipated free event showcases affordable and gorgeous fine crafts and contemporary art, including the latest handcrafted jewelry, clothing and accessories, quilts and baskets as well as sculptural and functional objects in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood.
at Mission Rock Cafe (noon - 10pm)

Featuring Marques Wyatt, Jeno, Nikola Baytala, Julius Papp, Rooz, Gordon Waze, Rouzbeh, Laird, Icon, Ben Doren and more!
on Upper Haight (11am - 5:30pm)

This annual community event will feature live entertainment, arts & crafts, food and "The Children's Alley", an area dedicated to families with young children...
at The Fillmore (9pm)

"Since all the clubs in town had nothing but cover bands, the Hip "wanted to provide a suitable soundtrack to hang out with their friends and drink beer," according to Locey. They played their first gig at the Kingston Artists Association.The name of the band was taken from music video pioneer and former..."
at Woodminster Amphitheater (noon)

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month. Join us as we celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean through music. As we showcase some of the best from the Caribbean...
Monday, June 15, 2009
at The Independent (8pm)

""Produced by Frank Black over twelve days last December, new album Art Brut vs. Satan is the record Brut-o-philes have been waiting for since debut single 'Formed A Band' illuminated the musical universe back in 2004. They're an eccentric, motley bunch who have..."
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