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 19 - Mon Jun 25, 2007 Tue   |   Wed   |   Thu   |   Fri   |   Sat   |   Sun   |   Mon   |   Features
Nothing turns out the city like Pride. Thousands upon thousands of members of the LGBT community and its supporters descend upon the Bay Area and transform it into the country's largest rainbow colored celebration. This year's theme is Pride Not Prejudice. It's all about acceptance this week. And whether you're partying at Pride or just plain partying, we have the picks for you.

The excitement begins tonight at Annie's Social Club for the Comedy Speakeasy. This showcase, featuring local comedians, will have you laughing all week. Then for a little bit of everything, check out Music by the Eyeful at Luggage Store Gallery for the latest experimentations in film, music and visuals. Friday night will be all about the summer jams at Mad Seven Mixdown at 111 Minna Gallery.

Kick start the weekend of all weekends with Journey to the End of the Night, a free street game that's a mix between a scavenger hunt and a fierce game of tag. Then gear up for the Pride Celebration and Parade. Ranging over two days the festival features music, dancing, food and many good times. The party's at Civic Center Plaza and the parade makes its way down Market Street. Oh, but wait, there's more. On Sunday the Stern Grove Festival continues its season with The Idan Raichel Project. Then take the excitement down a notch to take in a little art on Monday for the My Life in Your Problem exhibit at Receiver Gallery.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 See All Events
at Annies Social Club (6:30pm)
Comedy Speakeasy is an intimate weekly comedy show in San Francisco's SoMa District. Quotes from recent guests: "I've paid big money for a lot less comedy than I saw tonight"...
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (7:30pm)
We've all had that moment when we sense that things are about to change. For Gwen Stefani that epiphany occurred as a high school senior in Orange County. She was a 17 year-old girl, in love and really excited about her future...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
Dan Deacon has garnered a reputation in the underground as an intense performer and classic showman. The table top full of pedals, sine wave generator, vocoder and casio blasting through the PA, joined by a makeshift light board with various bulbs and green skull strobe light, make his all out dance-til-you-drop performance a complete experience...
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 See All Events
at Actor's Theatre (8pm)
Hurlyburly, David Rabe's tour de force play is a shocking and brutally comic reflection on a decade of decadence. Welcome to Eddie's world. It exists at the very juncture where Hollywood meets the mountains, where the almost-rich and the not-yet-famous live on cheap thrills...
at Shine (doors at 8pm)
The DeckAde crew has been nice enough to make my most favorite non-profit, NextAid, the charity beneficiary of their monthly event, Redemption. Yay! NextAid is based in the dance music community and committed to creating sustainable solutions for African AIDS orphans...
at Mezzanine (9pm)
One of hip-hop's fastest rising stars, Mos Def's intelligent nice-guy flows have earned him the respect of fans and fellow artists alike. His rhyme style is laid-back but lyrical, and you'll never find him indulging in the playa/mafioso/millionaire fantasies epitomized by current industry trends...
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm - 2am)
Club Super Ego is an 18+ dance party featuring sexy themes and superstar DJs with the hottest in electro, indie, booty, dance beats to create a monthly disco inferno...
Thursday, June 21, 2007 See All Events
at Mighty (9pm)
Magic for your eyes and ears will be presented with a fashion show by Ceiba showcasing the new summer designs by Hikari Luna Design Plastic Wrap etc. Featuring Visual's by Shamanfilms...
at Luggage Store Gallery (8pm)
Third in a small series of (fourth Thursday) concerts exploring inventions in visual audio , exploring the moving boundaries between music, film, optics, graphics, loops and reels, guest curated by Suki O'Kane, musician and curator of The Illuminated Corridor...
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)
Fueled by rave reviews in the U.S. for her new album, Miracle of Five, and a successful European tour during which The Times of London proclaimed her possessed of "a voice that should be heard by millions,"...
at Great American Music Hall (8:30pm)
San Francisco's own Sean Hayes is releasing his new album, Flowering Spade, on June 5th. With a slew of road-tested new hip shakers ready for prime time, The San Francisco tour stop falls on the Summer Solstice, so in addition to the amazing experience that always takes place...
at Harlot (9pm)
Red Melon Records presents Melon! Featuring DJs JZ, Dano, Tuhin Roy and dmark...
Friday, June 22, 2007 See All Events
at Independent (9pm)
Throughout their 10-year history, Tortoise have been one of the most singularly dynamic bands in modern music. With each record they have not only redefined their own sound, but helped to nudge music itself in unique and exciting new directions...
at 111 Minna Gallery (9pm)
Featuring djs spinning summer jams, hip hop classics & club bangers. B. Cause, Teeko, Mike Nice, Pablo Scratch, Tsaience1...
at Mezzanine (10pm)
Headlining with the Detroit DJ/Remixer/Composer extraordinaire will be Switzerland's Mirko, who records under the name Lazy Fat People. Mirko's minimal funky house and techno beats have been blasted by DJ's worldwide...
Saturday, June 23, 2007 See All Events
Near The Ferry Building (7pm)
For one night, drop your relations, your work and leisure activities, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the attractions of the chase and the encounters you find there...
at Greek Theater (8pm)
The Brooklyn-based artist has sung and played piano professionally since her teens; Come Away With Me reveals her estimable skills as a songwriter and arranger. Norah composed the unforgettable title song Come Away With Me...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
Zoë Keating is a one-woman string quartet. Using live electronic sampling to layer the sound of her cello, she creates "a distinctive mix of old and new -- layers of sound, that feel more like orchestrations than a solo instrument" (National Public Radio)...
at Pier 27 (8pm)
The biggest, baddest Pride Party in San Francisco. Hosted by Logo Network and America's Next Top Model Star Janice Dickinson. Line-up featuring Peaches, Murk, Chris Cox, Princess Superstar, Trevor Simpson, DJ Ricardo...
at Rx Gallery (9pm)
An evening of cutting-edge music and video art features Breakbeat, Electronica, Live Electronics and more! is a lens and culture that encourages the creation and distribution of independent music and art through exclusive audio and video releases, live events, and open to the public feed aggregation...
at Levende Lounge (10pm)
Come down to Levende on June 23, as they celebrate three years of the FlirtyFlirty MELT party, and the Levende 3-Year Anniversary. Enjoy great house music, a beautiful crowd, and the best drinks in town! Find out what everyone's been talking about...
Sunday, June 24, 2007 See All Events
at Civic Center Plaza (10:30am)
San Francisco Pride has been said to be "one of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage." This year marks the 37th anniversary of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade...
at Sigmund Stern Grove (2pm)
Featuring The Idan Raichel Project with HYIM & the Fat fOakland Orchestra. Today Stern Grove, a natural amphitheater surrounded by giant eucalyptus, redwood, and fir trees, is one of Northern California's favorite concert sites. In keeping with Mrs. Stern's vision, the wide selection of performers reflects the Festival's commitment to exceptional programming and to serving diverse audiences.
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Screening Room (2pm, 4pm, 7:30pm)
In conjunction with The Jim Henson Legacy and the Jane Henson Foundation, we pay tribute to one of the world's most inspired and innovative film and puppetry artists, Jim Henson. A visionary TV producer and a worldclass puppeteer who created indelible characters like Kermit the Frog, Henson brought a unique combination of childlike wonder and adult sophistication...
at Eight Nightclub & Lounge (7pm)
The Official After Pride Party. Main Room - Hip Hop & Old Skool Funk (DJ Olga T & DJ Calalo)...
Monday, June 25, 2007 See All Events
at Receiver Gallery (10am - 6pm)
Tokyo based artist Ogi will intuitively cast his elegantly disruptive characters within a playful yet dangerous futuristic pop landscape, in his latest solo exhibition...
at Fillmore (9pm)
VNV Nation has emerged in the past few years to become a powerhouse performer in the electronic dance scene. The name VNV Nation stands for "Victory Not Vengeance;" a motto that means that one should strive to achieve, not just sit in bitter regret...
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
Classic Italian finds a home beyond North Beach
By genevieve_robertson (Jun 14, 2007)
Italian restaurants open to much skepticism in this city. The standouts are definitely a cut above the rest and are hard to compete with. As one of the newest kids in town, Chiaroscuro faces a challenge to be sure, but this taste of Rome seems to have found a home away from the masses at the base of the Transamerica building.
An Outdoor Lovin' Man
By Matt_Crawford (Jun 14, 2007)
As co-founder of X, John Doe played an instrumental part in the brief late 70s L.A. punk explosion that spawned several other notable bands, including Black Flag and the Circle Jerks. Doe has mellowed out sonically over the years and now splits his time between rootsy solo projects, The Knitters (another folk-infused band he leads with X co-vocalist Exene Cervenka), and X projects. He performs at 12 Galaxies on June 28th in support of his latest solo LP A Year in the Wilderness. Doe spoke with SF Station from the shoulder of Highway 5, somewhere in California.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Jun 14, 2007)
Live 105's BFD hit Shoreline Amphitheater with a vengeance last Saturday with 25 bands that ranged from local favorites like Street to Nowhere to legends of punk Social Distortion. Electro punk favorites The Faint closed the Budweiser stage with some old classics and new tunes that made the crowd freak out and dance. In my eyes, The Kaiser Chiefs stole the show on the main stage with their usual antics, acrobatics and amazing tunes.
Released on Virgin Records, 7/17/2007
By Matt_Forsman (Jun 14, 2007)
A red haired, piercingly green eyed siren helms the band known as A Fine Frenzy. Allison Sudol is said siren. Strikingly beautiful, she'd make just about anyone swoon with a brief fleeting gaze. Fortunately, Sudol is not a one trick pony. Her vertigo inducing appearance is matched by powerful pipes and a poignant musical sensibility that just may elevate Allison and the rest of her fine frenzy into public consciousness.
Released on Cumbancha, 06/26/07
By j._poet (Jun 14, 2007)
Dobet Gnahoré, a singer and songwriter from the Ivory Coast, grew up in an artistic colony and was exposed to music from all over the world, and Africa in particular, since she was a child. Since the mid 90s she's been collaborating with her French husband Colin Laroche de Féline, a guitarist well-versed in African styles, to produce her own kind of pan-African fusion.
Released on Hydra Head, 6/05/07
By Lynne Angel (Jun 14, 2007)
In the opening lines of "Bliss in Concrete", the first track off the newest release from Chicago's instrumental sludge-rockers Pelican, all I can think of is that Nirvana song, "Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip". You may not know this one as it was originally released as the B-side to their "Heart Shaped Box" single (before you start with your silent judgments and criticisms about how much of a dork I am just know this: it was a gift). "Gallons" is a decent, albeit slightly excessive, standard grunge number that I was surprised to hear the likes of some fourteen years later coming from a progressive post-rock doom-metal band.
An Overview Of Modern Queer Cinema
By Philip_Wong (Jun 14, 2007)
Anyone who can remember watching Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy and desperately hoping for a gay scene is probably resting quite easy right now in the eve of the 31st annual San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. Continuing in its 31st year as the largest and oldest festival of its kind in the world, Frameline31 promises unprecedented access to the always dynamic, intelligent and edgy views of the best LGBT films today.
Nearly Fantastic
By Matt_Forsman (Jun 14, 2007)
The sequel onslaught continues with the second Marvel Comics inspired film of the summer, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The fantastic foursome -- Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd), The Human Torch (Chris Evans), The Thing (Michael Chiklis), and Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba) -- find themselves in quite a quandary as the enigmatic entity known as "The Silver Surfer" pays a visit to Earth in preparation for the planet's ultimate destruction at the hands of the planet hungry Galactus. Naturally, this minor wrinkle derails the imminent wedding of Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman. Such is the plight of your average superhero.
Finding It in San Francisco
By grace_chen (Jun 14, 2007)
No two dads are the same. Thus, finding that one gift to suit all dads is nearly impossible. I begin my search on the premise that San Francisco neighborhoods reflect shops that cater to certain types of people and hence types of dads. The sampling begins in the Haight.
A Good Time With The Boys
By Philip_Wong (Jun 14, 2007)
In Richard "Scrumbly" Koldewyn's musical revue "Wilde Boys", the famous decadence of Victorian England surfaces less in its setting and more in the clandestine winks and nudges of its songs, which altogether makes for an entertaining, albeit slightly contained, hour long musical.
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