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Tue Jun 10 - Mon Jun 16, 2008

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Last week we reached a real milestone in American politics: Senator Barack Obama became the first African-American to be nominated as the head of a major political party. This long-due and well-earned feat is the harbinger of a great (and much needed) change in our country. It's definitely in the air - can you feel it? Celebrate 17-long months of a historical and game-changing primary at the Obama Nomination celebration at Ruby Skye. If you've had enough of politics for the time being then Crystal Castles at The Independent, out with arguably one of the best albums of the year, is another great event tonight. And on Friday, bring you're A-game for the International RoboGames at the Festival Pavilion where you can watch robots fight to the death! This weekend also brings with it several great and well-loved festivals including the North Beach Festival, the kick-off of the 71st season of the Stern Grove Festival with Booker T. Jones and, of course, the Pirate Festival at The Vallejo Waterfront. Yaaaargh - it's going to be a good time.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
at Ruby Skye (7pm - afterhours)

Many thought this day would never come, but thanks to your support and hard work, and millions of others like you who believed in hope and change and a better tomorrow today, we are one huge step closer to making this thing happen! So, with an All-Star DJ line-up, along with numerous local Obama delegates, volunteers, campaign workers...
at The Independent (8pm)

"Crystal Castles sound like a whisk full of electro-punk splattered with Mario Brothers' video game musica and "anti-this, anti-that rhymes". Their moniker was tagged after She-Ra's castle, her place of power, from the 80s cartoon, "He-Man, Masters of the Universe"...What glosses this album is the smart mix of their old and new sound, plus -- it's intelligent music. The older aggressive songs smack your face with a rubber mallet while the mellower songs take you on a hip, cerebral and robotic trip, with electric tenderness like Royskopp." - CD Review by VinCi Chan
at Milk DJ Bar & Lounge (10pm - afterhours)

The Bay Area's Hottest Reggae/Dancehall Bashment celebrates its 4th year in effect, with resident shottas: Jah Warrior Shelter (Jah Yzer,Ivier,Irie Dole)...featuring Live Performances by: Rocker T & Rankin Joe.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

Mr. Hamburger has been so depressed by his show turnouts the last few years, that he decided to make a country record, "Neil Hamburger Sings Country Winners," his eighth album for the Drag City label...
at The Fillmore (9pm)

Billy Bragg was described by The Times newspaper as a 'national treasure'. In the two and a half decades of his career Bragg has certainly made an indelible mark on the conscience of British music, becoming perhaps the most stalwart guardian of the radical dissenting tradition that stretches back over centuries of the country's political, cultural and social history.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
at 330 Ritch (10pm)

"The Ting Tings -- a scrappy, dance-oriented indie pop duo consisting of singer and guitarist Katie White and drummer Jules De Martino -- formed in the Salford district of Manchester, England, in 2006. Quickly signed to the local indie label Switchflicker Records, the Ting Tings released their debut single, "That's Not My Name,"..."
at Li Po Lounge (10pm)

Mashed up beats served hot to your feets at Li Po Lounge in Chinatown. Your djs for the evening: Staypuft DJ puts hip hop, reggae & dubstep in a blender and hits 'frappe', Sam Supa serving up the finest electronica, Selector Dub U gets freaky with electrobass, and Enzyme who raids the vaults for an old skool 2-step selection.
Friday, June 13, 2008
at Festival Pavilion (10am - 5pm)
For many people, Friday the 13th suggests bad luck -- but is it really tempting fate or taking a risk to break a mirror? Are you Breaking a Mirror courting disaster by walking under a ladder? And what really happens if you step squarely on that crack in the sidewalk? Challenge these and other superstitions...
at Festival Pavilion (noon - 7pm)
The fifth annual International RoboGames invites you to join thousands of robots from around the planet. ComBots and The Robotics Society of America (RSA) invite you to the largest robot show in the world.
at Pink (10pm - 3am)
Featuring King Britt, Take One, Don Kainoa. King Britt he founded the band Sylk 130 and is a DJ member of Digable Planets.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
at The Vallejo Waterfront (10am - 6pm)

The Bay Area's only pirate festival is a guaranteed swashbuckling good time for the entire family - complete with tall ships, live music, famous pirates, sword fighting, ship to shore cannon battles, delicious grub and grog, and much, much more.
at Berkeley Community Theatre (6pm)

This year's Indie Hip Hop festival features De La Soul, Blackalicious, Little Brother, Sage Francis, Hieroglyphics, Supernatural & Scratch (The Roots) and more!
at Vessel (9pm)

Red Dot is your Saturday night hot spot for fun and flirty disco house. San Francisco favorite, Jeno, has been spinning the decks into a frenzy for over a decade now with party pumping jams. Travis TK and Conor line 'em up and knock 'em down with eclectic sounds that are each their own. The writing on the wall says tonight is the night and it is punctuated with a big Red Dot.
at Eastside Cultural Center (9pm)

Benito mixes Puerto Rican rhythms (salsa, bomba, plena and bolero) with funk, rock, reggae, blues and other world beats to create a unique urban-inspired danceable groove seeped in Caribbean flavor. As a reflection of the band's leader and lead singer, Manny Martinez, it is the musical by-product of a New York city born Latino who spent his formative years in Puerto Rico, and the last twenty in California...
at Mighty (9pm)
Bassyx and Evil Breaks bring you the biggest party this year at Mighty, a Burning Man camp benefit with a stellar lineup of talented DJs, performers, artists and art-cars. DJs and performers will rock on 3 soundsystems from 9pm 'til way after-hours. See for yourself why Bassyx and E.B. parties are so habit-forming...
at Temple Nightclub (10pm - 4am)
Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather" and "Godfather" of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation...
Sunday, June 15, 2008
at Washington Square (11am - 4pm)

The country's original outdoor arts & crafts festival celebrates its 54th 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 Sigmund Stern Grove (2pm)

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones is a legendary figure with an impressive string of hits, including the million-selling "Green Onions." He has performed as a session musician on some of R&B's most seminal songs, including "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and "Try a Little Tenderness."...
at SFMOMA (see listing for times)

Exhibit showcases 50 paintings from the beginning of Frida Kahlo's career in 1926 to her death in 1954. Mexican artist Frida Kahlo began painting in 1926, while recovering from a near-fatal bus accident, and soon became captivated by the medium's expressive possibilities. She filled her canvases with vibrant colors, powerful compositions...
Monday, June 16, 2008
at Commonwealth Club (6:30pm)

Our private spaces--from boardroom to bedroom--reveal our personalities, whether we know it or not. Does what's on your desk reveal what's on your mind? Do those pictures on your walls tell true tales about you? And is your favorite outfit about to give you away? For the last ten years psychologist Sam Gosling has been studying how people project (and protect) their inner selves...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
Come "celebrate" 50 years of Jello plaguing the earth (and the 30th Anniversary of Dead Kennedys)...
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