The Guide: A list of the best events happening this week SF Station
SF Station presents The Guide - A list of the best events happening this week
Tue Jun 5 - Mon Jun 11, 2007 Tue   |   Wed   |   Thu   |   Fri   |   Sat   |   Sun   |   Mon   |   Features
Paris. Dance. Free Clothes. Music. Gorillas. This week we have it all.

Save a thousand dollars on an airplane ticket and buy a ticket to go see Paris Je T'aime at the Clay Theater instead. In this charming film, twenty diverse filmmakers created twenty different shorts about life and its fleeting moments all set in the city of lights. Then explore the concept of personal identity as expressed through the international language of dance with Undoing Evil and Other Hopeful Acts at ODC. If literature is more your thing, then you're in for a treat. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, reads from his new book A Thousand Splendid Suns at The Booksmith Thursday night.

Luckily for us, music has no borders or language barriers. Experience the global beat culture at Stateless at the Rickshaw Stop featuring Rob Smith. This weekend may also be a good time to get rid of the clutter crowding your life. Clean out your closet and bring the excess down to the Co-ed Clothing Swap at The Phritzery. And even if you don't get a chance to don your own gorilla suit, venture down into Golden Gate Park on Sunday to check out the San Francisco Great Gorilla Run. Next week Mac nerds will unite! Find out about the latest gadgetry and stalk your fav engineers at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007 See All Events
at Landmarks Clay ((1pm, 4pm) 7pm, 9:50pm)
Over 20 celebrated filmmakers from around the world come together to show Paris in a way never before imagined. Through a kaleidoscope of stories about joy, separation, unexpected strange encounters and of course-love-their films capture both the reality of contemporary Paris as well as the enchantment one feels as a visitor...
at The Independent (9pm)
"The Urantia Book has played a major role in my life by providing the answers to the many religious questions I had, but could not find an answer to in any other religious books:-) What I have learned from years of searching is this: "When you truly love the Creator of this Universe, you develop a strong urge to Serve..."
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 See All Events
at ODC Theater (8pm)
What happens to individual ownership and identity in a world that categorizes by label and number alone? Mary Carbonara Dances takes a probing look into our society's corrosive devaluing of personal identity...
at Icon Ultra Lounge (9:30pm)
Berlin boys my my have been decimating dancefloors all over the world with their genre pushing live sets and productions. Now see them in there first ever west coast appearance!
Thursday, June 7, 2007 See All Events
at Foto Grafix Books (7pm - 9pm)
Sadkids is a limited edition, hand-numbered, color photo zine. Issue number 4 is a photographic exploration of Memphis from 1996-2006...
at Booksmith (7pm)
The Booksmith is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Khaled Hosseini, the bestselling author of "The Kite Runner." This exclusive San Francisco event celebrates the publication of the author's eagerly-awaited second novel, "A Thousand Splendid Suns"...
at Paramount Theater (8pm)
Lucinda Williams is an American rock, folk, and country music singer and songwriter. A three-time Grammy Award winner, Vanity Fair has praised (her latest album), saying "Lucinda Williams has made the record of a lifetime - part Hank Williams, part Bob Dylan, part Keith Richards circa Exile On Main Street...".
Friday, June 8, 2007 See All Events
at 12 Galaxies (7:30pm)
Behold the wonders of Science! Experience the Gomorran Social Aid & Pleasure Club in 3-D! Enjoy the Space-age sounds of Top Ramen, James Call & the Missing Teens and Brian Kenny Fresno. Visit the world of tomorrow in our far-out exhibit hall. An educational experience with booze, music, art and fun for all!
at Mezzanine (9pm)
Mezzanine has been selected to host Live 105's BFD Music Festival Pre-Party. LCD Soundsystem's sophomore release the Sound of Silver has everyone singing its praises. James Murphy, beloved co-founder of New York's infamous DFA Records. He draws from various genres and influences, from the opening dance-punk number "Get Innocuous" to the funked-out "Time To Get Away" and cheeky "North American Scum."...
at Ruby Skye (9pm)
The quintessential nightclub event in San Francisco has become bigger & better. This year they are adding another venue to the night. Slide SF will be hosting the mash-up/hip hop portion of the White Party with special guest, DJ Spider. One night, two clubs, an experience unlike any other in San Francisco nightlife...
at Mighty (9pm - 2am)
Coming direct from Paris w/ live group performance + visual installation. Live show translates foreign cinema via visual samples and abstract beats in the vein of DJ Shadow, Portishead and Cut Chemist. Features Wax as DJ/curator and includes French cello player, flutist, DJ, projectionist, emcees and vocalists...
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm - 2am)
Featuring Live and Direct from Bristol, UK! The Legendary Rob Smith (of Smith and Mighty, More Rockers) In his first San Francisco appearance in over five years! Two hour set of dubstep, dub breaks, drum n bass...
at Fluid Ultra Lounge (10pm)
The Turntable Legend! From a slew of sports cars packed outside to our unparalleled service, FLUID mingle among city's A-List crowd, local celebrities and sports figures. It's a place where NYC and Miami meet LA in the heart of San Francisco...
Saturday, June 9, 2007 See All Events
at Sonoma County Fairgrounds (all day)
World Class Music & Speakers on multiple stages for 3 Days and 3 Nights of Entertainment, Arts, Ecology & Healthful Living, 350 booths...
at The Phritzery (noon - 3pm)
What's up: Bring your clothes, your friend's clothes, your roommate's clothes, whatever gently worn clothes you want to bring. Bring all the clothes that you haven't worn in the last three months- give someone else a turn while you pick out a new wardrobe...
Giant Robot SF (6:30pm - 10pm)
Indie cartoonist James Kochalka is well known for having a raw, humorous, and powerful style and prolific pace; he draws one diary strip a day for his Web site, and still manages to create an ever-growing catalog of graphic novels. His range extends from the autobiographical (American Elf) to kid-friendly (Peanutbutter & Jeremy) to serious (The Cute Manifesto) to raunchy (SuperF*ckers) to iconic (Monkey vs. Robot)...
at Masonic Auditorium (8pm)
The "Barefoot Diva" returns to the Masonic Center with her definitive interpretations of Cape Verde's traditional morna. The New York Times noted that "Evora sings with a liquid melancholy, gliding up to notes and lingering as if each one held memories of a tearful farewell...
at Exit Theater (8:30pm)
The Pandora Experiment is an intimate evening of close-up magic, mind-reading, and theater guided by award-winning magician and illusionist Christian Cagigal. "It's not a mere series of 'tricks,' but a real experiment that dares you to take a peek, and then think inside the box," Cagigal says.
at Rx Gallery (9pm)
The Berlin electro wunderkind, who let his b-boy roots shine with multiple releases on Ellen Allien's Bpitch Control imprint, will control the room. Smash TV's sound can best be described as early Prince being buggered by a vintage Atari 2600 video game console - the name actually comes from a vintage arcade stand-up machine from the 1980's...
Sunday, June 10, 2007 See All Events
at Golden Gate Park (9am)
The San Francisco Great Gorilla Run 7K (4.3 miles) is a fun run to benefit the world's last remaining mountain gorillas. The time to act is now, there are less than 700 mountain gorillas left. This is an event you can't miss- hundreds will run in full gorilla suits through Golden Gate Park for the cause!
at The Haight (11am - 5:30pm)
The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the cultural history and diversity of one of San Francisco's most internationally celebrated neighborhoods -- The Haight-Ashbury District. For the last 28 years, HASF has produced the annual street fair that features arts and crafts, food booths, two musical stages and more...
at Mighty (noon - 7pm)
Unique fashions & products, performing artists, how to clinics, bar and much more! A 'By Burner For Burner' series of events connecting you to burner owned businessd products and services to get you ready for the BURN!
at Kelly's Mission Rock (noon - 10pm)
Join 2nd Sunday at Kelly's Mission Rock! Featuring An all day music marathon with visual ambiance and patio cafe serving into the night. Mission Rock is located along San Francisco's waterfront in China Basin just south of SBC Park...
at The Fillmore (9pm)
Erykah Badu grew up listening to '70s soul and '80s hip-hop, but she drew more comparisons to Billie Holiday upon her breakout in 1997, after the release of her first album, Baduizm. The grooves and production on the album are bass-heavy R&B, but Badu's langurous, occasionally tortured vocals and delicate phrasing immediately removed her from the legion of cookie-cutter female R&B singers...
Monday, June 11, 2007 See All Events
at Moscone Center (all day, see online schedule for exact times)
This June, the center of the Mac universe will be in downtown San Francisco, as developers and IT professionals from around the globe come together for the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with Apple engineers, get a firsthand look at the latest technology, and spend a week getting the kind of inspiration you won't find anywhere else...
at Space Gallery (4pm - 7pm)
Contributers will be asked to spray their designs directly on the gallery walls for this one-of-a kind exhibit running from June 9th - 18th with a reception on Friday June 18th. To be a part of this unique and exciting exhibit, Space Gallery will open it's doors from 4-7pm daily starting Sunday June 9th through the 13th.
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
The Tide is High -- and Dry
By Karen_Solomon (May 31, 2007)
I've often wondered how restaurants that serve three different menus a day manage not to go manic. How can one be an expert baker in the morning, and then a genius with a quiche come noon, and then follow it all up with a full roster of dinner entrees just a few hours later? This challenge is rarely, if ever, executed well, but I always admire the goals these eateries set for themselves -- and often wish for simpler fare.
The Simple Things in Life
By Matt_Crawford (May 31, 2007)
In a genre marked by failure, tragedy and self-destruction, Mike Ness is a rare example of longevity. With a music career that has lasted nearly 30 years, the southern California punk rock icon says his band Social Distortion is at its peak with its largest fan base ever. The band will perform near the tail end of full day of rock music at BFD at Shoreline Amphitheater on June 9th. Ness spoke with SF Station during a morning phone interview from his home in Orange County.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Jun 1, 2007)
New York City exports another great band with Priestbird (formally Tarantula AD). Seeing them at a small spot like the Hemlock was a hell of a time. These guys are damn talented with a sound that defies classification, but if I had to compare them I would to so to Arcade Fire. They performed music from their new album In Your Time.
Released on Milon Records, 6/5/07
By Chris_Ellis (Jun 1, 2007)
Tapping into a range of signals from far out funky electronic folk beats to spacey jazz to indie pop, From L.A. With Love presents a fresh mix of new tunes from SoCal's emerging new music scene. The cd includes individual works of art created to match each of the 17 songs -- all independent musicians and artists who have previously worked in some shape or form with Andrew Lojero.
Released on Drag City, 3/30/07
By nora_ballard (Jun 1, 2007)
On a predictably foggy Saturday night in San Francisco I ventured to the Hemlock tavern. The mission at hand was to see King Kong perform from their album Buncha Beans as part of San Francisco's Mission Creek Music Festival. I had hopes that seeing an intimate performance would deliver a shock of vitality and provide a different perspective to what had been a lukewarm listening session of their CD.
Released on Ministry of Sound, 3/19/07
By VinCi_Chan (Jun 1, 2007)
Let's go, all you hyped up die-hard, trance dancing, never ready for tire, musical mongrels! Here's Christopher Lawrence mixing his best sick shtick on Gatecrasher: Live In Moscow. This imported two CD showcase is a huge landmine of ferocious energy from one underground trance mix exploding into another. For trance fans, Gatecrasher: Live In Moscow is an absolute must-have!
Where Babies Come From
By Matt_Forsman (Jun 1, 2007)
In 2005, we were blessed with one of the most brilliantly conceived comedies ever in writer/director Judd Apatow's The 40 Year Old Virgin. Two years later and Apatow is back with Knocked Up. The premise of Apatow's latest is perhaps as absurd as his directorial debut 2 years ago. In short, a deadbeat stoner somehow manages a one night stand with a driven, gorgeous blonde and naturally, she ends up "knocked up".
Uneven Russian Fantasy/Horror Sequel
By Mel_Valentin (Jun 1, 2007)
Billed as the "second chapter in the epic fantasy trilogy," Day Watch ("Dnevnoy dozor"), directed by Timur Bekmambetov from a screenplay co-written with novelist Sergei Lukyanenko is less the middle film in a trilogy than the conclusion to a two-part story that began with Night Watch, a fantasy/horror/action film released three years ago in Russia and Europe to critical acclaim and positive box office returns.
The Serial Killer Next Door
By Mel_Valentin (Jun 1, 2007)
Back in the mid-80s when actor Kevin Costner established himself as a box office draw, he was compared to Hollywood icon Gary Cooper, primarily for his ability to play decent, respectable characters that never strayed from their moral identities. After several expensive flops and misfires, Costner was relegated to the B-list. He's back in a lead role, though, in director/co-writer's Bruce A. Evans psychological thriller , Mr. Brooks, playing the titular character, a successful businessman by day and equally successful serial killer by night.
An American in Paris, Struggling to Survive
By Rossiter_Drake (Jun 1, 2007)
Calling all angels! André (Jamel Debbouze, best known to American audiences for his bit role in Amélie) is a luckless loser who is drowning in a sea of gambling debts. Worse yet, his creditors have lost patience, giving him a few scant hours in which to make good...or else. Stuck in Paris -- though claiming, rather dubiously, to own a posh apartment in New York -- André appeals to the American embassy, then to the Parisian police. When they turn him away, there is only one option left: suicide.
Preaching to a Select Choir
By Rossiter_Drake (Jun 1, 2007)
There are some who contend that Western corporate interests (represented by institutions like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund) serve to impoverish and debilitate millions of African citizens, but many more are either unaware of or indifferent to these issues. The former may gravitate toward Mauritian director Abderrahmane Sissako's Bamako, provided they can find it playing in some small art-house cinema. For the latter, there's always Shrek the Third.
Wellness Beckons
By Nirmala_Nataraj (Jun 1, 2007)
For harried city-dwellers, Oakland's Piedmont Avenue is like a sojourn to another time -- one where residents stop to greet each other to chat about the weather, and it's safe enough to keep your doors unlocked. But the quaint, small-town feel is assuaged quite a bit by the spattering of chicness: hip yoga studios, used book stores, antique shops, and stylish fine dining populate the area with a relaxed elegance that make Piedmont Avenue an apt backdrop for a place like Meditrina World Healing Spa.
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