The Guide: A list of the best events happening this week SF Station
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Just because Pride is over doesn't mean there aren't still tons of things to do with the rest of your summer.

Featuring over 20 local artists, Best Friends Forever at Space Gallery explores the highs and lows of friendship. Meanwhile, on Wednesday comedy troupe Killing My Lobster Saves the Day with new sketches about superheroes. And all Tom Waits fan will be looking forward to Inside a Broken Clock, a peepshow/vaudevillian cabaret of sorts inspired by the musician's vast repertoire.

Friday brings you The True Colors Tour, five hours of music from a diverse variety of bands from Cyndi Lauper and Debbie Harry to The Gossip and Misshapes. For even more music, there's the Fillmore Jazz Festival, which will transform the Fillmore district into an outdoor jazz club. On Sunday, relive one of the best fantasy movies of all time at the Lumiere Theater for a new reprint of Labyrinth. If you're playing hooky on Monday or just want to do something a little low-key after work, then checkout Picturing Modernity at SFMOMA.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 See All Events
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)
Holocene Music is honored to present the debut release from Portland, Oregon singer and songwriter Alela Diane. Hailing from the deep woods and winding rivers of Northern California Gold Rush town Nevada City, Alela grew up singing songs with her parents (both musicians), and performing in the school choir. During a stay in San Francisco in 2003, she began teaching herself guitar...
at de Young Museum (9:30am - 5pm)
San Francisco native Mrs. Thomas Kempner (1930 - 2005) was an icon of American style, and over five decades she acquired thousands of articles of clothing and accessories, all reflecting her flawless taste and personal expression. This exhibition includes more than 60 ensembles created by Yves Saint Laurent, Madame Grès, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, and others. It shows not only Kempner's impeccable eye when it came to selecting pieces...
at Space Gallery (call for times)
Whether it was your best pal in playgroup or an office confidant, best friends had your back during the tough times or, on occasion, stabbed you in the back when times got tough. Few other influences have such an impact throughout the course of one's life. A closing party, featuring interactive art, will be held on Friday, June 29th...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 See All Events
at Eureka Theatre (8pm)
KML presents an all new sketch comedy show about superheroes: KML Saves the Day! A true blockbuster of the absurdist imagination, KML's superhero show will be tighter than a pair of Underoos. Lovers (and for that matter, haters) of comic book culture, superhero lore, and the general oddballs who think they have an alter ego will find something to savor in this ode to the superpowers in all of us.
at Poleng Lounge (doors at 8pm)
Flying in all the way from L.A. in a rare solo performance! Plus opening act: Tha Beloved...
at Loews Theatre at Metreon (8pm)
Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle portrays the one and only Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr.; Petey's story is funny, dramatic, inspiring - and real. In the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington, D.C., vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to unique and powerful effect...
Thursday, June 28, 2007 See All Events
at Concourse Exhibition Center (7pm)
Count down to the biggest bash of the year: San Francisco magazine's seventh annual Best of the Bay Area party! Join us as we toast the best people, places, and things that make the Bay Area the very best place to live, work, and play.
at The Independent (8pm)
Since its debut in 2003, the US Air Guitar Championships have grown from two competitions into a major national tour that reaches more cities, fans and competitors every year. In 2007 the US Air Guitar Championships will be a 14-city tour plus an online competition...
at Freight & Salvage (8pm)
An inimitable singer-songwriter-guitarist famed for blazing his own path, roots rocker Dave Alvin comes to the Freight stage with a host of gems from his recent CD, West of the West. Featuring songs by some of California's best-loved songwriters, from Merle Haggard and Jerry Garcia to Kate Wolf and David Hidalgo, Dave describes the album as...
at 12 Galaxies (9pm)
In the Broken Clock Cabaret you'll see one dancing bear, two fallen showgirls, three disgruntled gravediggers, and dozens of other oddities. From the big top to the back alley, we proudly present the arcane visions for numerous songs--concentrating on the strange world created by Waits and his wife Kathleen Brennan, from 1983 through the present...
at House of Shields (9pm)
Live sets from Ghost on Tape with workout resident DJ's Pozibelle and Johnatron. The ghosts on tape sound is grimy and somewhat minimal. electro, dancehall, psychedelic rock, noise, booty house, pop music, industrial, grime, ambient, hip hop...
Friday, June 29, 2007 See All Events
at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight (1988) (7pm)
Gallery1988 San Francisco is excited to announce our upcoming show "Back For Seconds" opening June 29, 2007. "Back For Seconds" features the work of 37 talented fine artists. Each of these artists was asked to contribute two or three original artworks for the show, creating an exciting exhibition with a wide variety of artistic styles...
at Greek Theatre (7pm)
Hosted by Margaret Cho, featuring Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, The Dresden Dolls, The Gossip, The Misshapes. Supporting the Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG and The Matthew Shepard...
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) (8pm)
Conceived by Brian Eno as "visual music", his latest artwork, 77 Million Paintings is a constantly evolving sound and imagescape. The kaleidoscopic display of the projected images and slow, rhythmic evolution of the artwork create a singular experience for the viewer...
at supperclub (9pm)
Blasthaus & Supperclub Present CARGO with Swayzak Soundsystem, Kate Simko and Blufarm. Swayzak visit San Francisco one more time to bring you and earfull of dubby techno. Kate Simko will support with a live set. Local support by CARGO resident Blufarm.
at Ruby Skye (10pm)
Dutchman Ferry Corsten has been a pioneer and dynamic force in the world of dance music for over 17 years. Now embarking on a national summer tour, Ferry returns San Francisco on Friday, June 29th. This special event is an exclusive album release party for the next chapter in his acclaimed Passport series Passport United States of America...
at The Warfield (10pm)
Les Claypool is a singer/bassist, best known for his work with the alternative rock band Primus. Claypool's mastery of the electric bass has brought him into the spotlight with his funky, creative playing style. Claypool mixes finger-tapping, flamenco-like strumming...
Saturday, June 30, 2007 See All Events
at Fillmore Street (10am - 6pm)
Today, Fillmore Street once again hops with an acknowledging nod to the spirit that once filled the street. Boasting an eclectic mix of over 200 businesses: music clubs, shops and restaurants, it continues to echo the music of its birth, transcending boundaries, embracing diversity, and celebrating personal style...
at Fat City (8pm)
Filter features an international 4x4 talent spanning minimal to maximal techno, melodic "prog" techno and tech-house in an above ground venue right in SoMA. This month, Sweden's techno luminary Joel Mull goes head to head with Seth Troxler, one of the emerging figures of the new Detroit scene...
at The Endup (10pm)
Deep End fundraiser. All night long...and into the afternoon, 10pm - noon!
at Shine (10pm)
Drop in at any time and you can hear Dirtyhertz and your favorite DJs all night long. No time slots, just a fun TAG-team dj session. Featuring DJs: Dirtyhertz, Didje Kelli & Nikita.
Sunday, July 1, 2007 See All Events
at Yoshi's (7pm & 9pm)
More than anything else, Poncho Sanchez is a storyteller. And, as leader of the most popular Latin jazz group in the world today, it's his congas and seasoned ensemble that do the talking. Live in concert or on recordings, they spin vivacious tales that pay homage to the glories of a half-century tradition that was born when Afro-Cuban rhythms merged with bebop...
at ODC Theater (8pm)
Scott Wells & Dancers has been thrilling audiences with intensely daring dance theater for 15 years. The company is known for its "Physical audacity", humor and refined craft. SW&D premieres Dance for 8 Men, and all-time audience favorite Home Again which has been reconstructed with new additions...
Monday, July 2, 2007 See All Events
at SFMOMA (10am - 6pm)
SFMOMA's world-renowned photography collection includes pictures from the mid-1800s to the present that capture key moments in the development of the medium and reflect a wide range of practices...
at Slim's (8pm)
Rising from the ether of a pop-scarred 2004, Battles' arrival was announced like a blinding succession of Morse Code strobes across an aphotic landscape. Instead of the conventional band dynamic of individual players waiting for their turn to be showcased, the members of Battles are more analogous to a tangle of brain synapses...
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
A Taste of Peru in Bernal Heights
By Sarah_Sung (Jun 22, 2007)
If you're not familiar with Bernal, just take Mission south past 30th Street, hang a left on Cortland, and you'll find yourself in this quaint, hilly neighborhood in no time. Open since March 2007 to critical consumer reviews noting frustrating service and high prices, Piqueo's -- with its zesty contemporary Peruvian food and homey atmosphere -- is now winning over a loyal neighborhood following and attracting foodies from across town.
Bi-Coastal Curious
By Matt_Crawford (Jun 22, 2007)
It's been a journey full of ups and downs for New York garage rockers The Mooney Suzuki, but the band made it to the 10-year mark, despite a steady shuffle of members --Sammy James Jr. (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) and Graham Tyler (lead guitar/vocals) are the only remaining founding members. The group returns to San Francisco for a June 29th show at the Rickshaw Stop following the release of its fourth LP Have Mercy.
A Monthly Preview of the Best Shows
By John_Zaterka (Jun 22, 2007)
As we head deeper into our version of summer, July heats up with an amazing line-up of bands from around the world that are coming through the Bay Area for outdoors shows and festivals. Most notably, the Stern Grove Festival turns 70 this year and continues to innovate with bhangra, Brazilian funk and preservation hall jazz for a free series of amazing Sunday afternoons.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Jun 22, 2007)
Last Saturday night 700 lucky guests got to experience a very intimate view of one of the world's most infamous prisons thanks to Scion without doing anything wrong. The event of a lifetime was held on the legendary Alcatraz with live performances by Chicago's Cool Kids, a fashion show presented by Look Models with Bahar Shapar [NYC], Del Forte [LA], performances by San Francisco's Vau De Vire Society, and the first ever Alcatraz art installation with Sam Flores, Greg 'P-Nut' Galinsky, Romanowski, Ferris Plock, Maunuel 'Gonzo' Gonzales, Paul Hayes, Adam 5100, and Noel Spirandelli [NYC] that will remain on the island for weeks to come.
Poignant, Heartbreaking Docudrama
By Mel_Valentin (Jun 22, 2007)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom (Tristram Shandy, The Road to Guantanamo, 9 Songs) and adapted by John Orloff, A Mighty Heart methodically chronicles the desperate, eventually futile, search for Daniel Pearl, an investigative journalist for the Wall Street Journal who was kidnapped by a militant group in Karachi, Pakistan on January 23, 2002. On February 1st, the militants executed Pearl, his death videotaped and distributed to Pakistani and American officials more than a week later.
Steve Carell Keeps a Sinking Boat Afloat
By Mel_Valentin (Jun 22, 2007)
Four years ago, Bruce Almighty, a "high concept" comedy starring Jim Carrey as a temporary stand-in for the omnipotent creator, grossed more than $240 million dollars stateside. With numbers like that, a sequel was inevitable, but with a seemingly exhausted premise, the producers faced a quandary: where to go next? Ultimately, they decided to take Steve Carell's character from Bruce Almighty, Evan Baxter, and turn him into the lead character of the sequel titled, appropriately enough, Evan Almighty.
A Waking Nightmare
By Rossiter_Drake (Jun 22, 2007)
During his recent stint as a guest columnist for Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King has made little secret of his fondness for "Lost", the ABC drama that pits the survivors of a plane crash against supernatural forces that are at once thrilling and supremely confounding. This should come as no surprise to fans of King's stories -- he has always been fascinated by the mysteries of life, the extraordinary phenomena that can't be explained away with logic or reason, and he has spent his career translating that wonder into tales of the merrily macabre.
Contrived Hitman Comedy/Drama
By Mel_Valentin (Jun 22, 2007)
In the early 90s, John Dahl made a rep for himself by directing modestly budgeted neo-noirs, including Kill Me Again, Red Rock West, and Rounders. Dahl is back working on familiar genre ground with You Kill Me, a contrived comedy/drama about an angst-ridden hitman that's long on predictability and short on laughs.
Standout, Thought-Provoking Drama
By Mel_Valentin (Jun 22, 2007)
Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, Stephanie Daley, writer/director Hilary Brougher's second feature-length film examines two women, opposites in age, experiences, beliefs, and desires, and the life-altering decisions surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. Never polemical or heavy-handed, and often insightful and thought-provoking, Stephanie Daley is also never less than absorbing throughout its brief ninety-minute running time, thanks in large part to standout performances by Tilda Swinton and Amber Tamblyn in the lead roles.
All the Comforts of Home
By Jialin_Luh (Jun 22, 2007)
No two visits to Aldea, a hip home furnishings store in the Mission, are apt to be the same. Well, there may be one thing: you are bound to find something that tickles your fancy and may leave the sensory-rich experience with an inspiration for redesigning your home. Store proprietor Johanna Bialkin moved to San Francisco from New York inspired by a project where interior designers and architects redesigned an apartment every six months, and the results are fresh and dazzling.
The Art of Reverse Engineering
By Jialin_Luh (Jun 22, 2007)
What do disassembled wireless presenters, oscilloscopes, graphical representations of ones and zeroes, and destroyed muscle cars have in common? Reverse Engineering was probably not the first common thread to come to mind, but this theme is intriguingly explored in the fourth installation to grace the white walls of 20 goto10 gallery in Nob Hill. Spanning two long walls, this exhibit features the work of two local artists: Luis Miras and Spencer Mack.
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