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Tue Jul 8 - Mon Jul 14, 2008

The 4th has come and gone and the best part is that summer is still in full swing! While gas prices rise higher and higher, more folks are opting to stay put and enjoy the many distractions our lovely city has to offer. Tonight check out the best lit event in town, Poets Picking Poets, at the Rockit Room then turn up the heat at the Fire Arts Festival at The Crucible. However, if things get too warm for you, you can always seek sanctuary in the cool confines of a movie theater. While summer blockbusters are a dime a dozen, the Silent Film Festival at the Castro Theatre is a rare treat indeed. Speaking of unique finds...The Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason Center will offer "some of the coolest crafts around". And no one does cool better than The Police and Elvis Costello & the Imposters who will be bringing it to the Shoreline Amphitheater.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
at Rockit Room (7pm)

Jane Hirshfield, author of Given Sugar, Given Salt, was short-listed for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award, reads alongside Pulitzer Prize-finalist, Guggenheim Fellow and Iowa Writer's Workshop faculty member Dean Young.
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

Tilly and the Wall are five people from Omaha, NE who became friends exploring music. The band operates as a collective with five songwriters, each with their own distinct musical voice, whose talents come together to form something extraordinary.
at Vessel (9pm)

Your Tuesday nights will never be the same once this new 2nd Tuesday summer monthly hits the decks with all of your favorite SF house, tech, and electro Djs rocking out in puffy tulle tutus! All guests are encourage to party on in their most fabulous tutu garb and if you don't already have one...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
at The Crucible (8pm)

A spectacular open-air exhibition with nearly four acres of fire sculpture and interactive art, amazing fire and dance performances, great music, food and libations. This annual celebration of creativity showcases the largest collection of fire and light sculptures in the West Coast...
at Landmarks Embarcadero Center ((1pm, 4pm) 7:10pm, 10pm)

From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and producer Graydon Carter (Surfwise, The Kid Stays in the Picture) comes a probing look into the uncanny life of national treasure and gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. A fast moving, wildly entertaining documentary...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
at Triple Base Gallery (5pm - 8pm)

Throughout the month of July, Triple Base will activate the gallery with alternative art commerce. A weekly rotation of artist booths designed by sixteen contemporary artists and creative inventors will each provide an offering of goods, services or information...
at The Firm Boutique (6pm - 9pm)

Jack Rabbit collection will be co-promoting their brand, so come check out their award winning, elite line of handmade leather handbags, belts, and accessories! Made right here in L.A, from the finest of Italian Leathers...
at Ruby Skye (8pm - 2am)
TORQ is proud to present a double CD release celebration for Energy 92.7 DJ Kid Loose, and Melee Beats of G'lamoure Musique!
at Oxenrose (8:30pm)

Layered photographic works by Daniel Newman. Urban, industrial textures, monuments and juxtapositions are presented in a series of powerful images. Newman's works evoke the Precisionist movement.
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Mezzanine and SureFire Productions join forces to present one of the biggest dubstep nights San Francisco has seen. The headliners of the night are the mighty Kode 9 and Hatcha, two of the most recognized names in dubstep music. Both Kode9 and Hatcha are early pioneers of the burgeoning dubstep sound, even before there was a name for the genre.
Friday, July 11, 2008
at Castro Theatre (7pm & 9:15pm)
Silent filmmakers produced masterpieces and crowd-thrilling entertainments. Remarkable for their artistry and their inestimable value as historical documents, silent films show us how our ancestors thought, spoke, dressed and lived. It is through these films that the world first came to love movies...
at Theatre of Yugen / Noh Space (8pm)
Legendary international performance artist, Sha Sha Higby, whirls within a dense, lacey thicket of her own design "In a Cloud of Glass", premier of exotic sculptural costume & puppetry dance, in a delicate drama of memory and timelessness. Internationally renowned for her evocative and haunting performances...
Saturday, July 12, 2008
at Civic Center Plaza (9am)

The lawn of San Francisco's City Hall will undergo a transformation from grass carpet to edible garden. The installation of the Slow Food Nation Victory Garden marks the first time that City Hall has hosted an edible garden since 1943.
at Fort Mason Center (11am - 7pm)

This exhibit consists of 31 visual artists challenged with the task of displaying works inspired by perspectives and ideas centering on the concept of ARTillery. Within this theme will be an explosion of styles ranging from abstract to urban and beyond.
from Fisherman's Wharf to Fort Mason Cnter (see listing for times)
Spend a summer day exploring the mechanical marvels along San Francisco's North Shore! See giant running steam engines, turn of the century automata, mechanical computers, an 8 foot high planetary display and more...
at Bottom of the Hill (3pm)

The Rock'n'Roll Camp for Girls, a 501(c)3 non-profit, builds girls self-esteem through music creation and performance. Providing workshops and technical training, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.
at Space Gallery (7pm - 2am)

This exhibit consists of 31 visual artists challenged with the task of displaying works inspired by perspectives and ideas centering on the concept of ARTillery. Within this theme will be an explosion of styles ranging from abstract to urban and beyond.
at 20 goto 10 (7pm)

Featuring three-dimensional works by Jason Snell, employing methods ranging from early stereograms, View-Masters, two-colour anaglyphs, to linear polarization. Glasses provided.
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
In their recordings and live performances over the last nine years, Matmos have used the sounds of: amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, a bowed five string banjo, slowed down whistles and kisses, water hitting copper plates, the runout groove of a vinyl record, a $5.00 electric guitar, liposuction surgery, cameras and VCRs...
Sunday, July 13, 2008
at Mission Rock Cafe (noon - midnight)
Featuring Derrick Carter, Doc Martin, Morgan Page, Gene Farris, M3, DJ Rooz, Marc DeVasconcelos and more!
at Bambuddha Lounge (3pm)
The First Annual San Francisco Fashion Awards honoring the most innovative Designers in San Francisco. Featuring your local personalitie, Poolside Party, Award Ceremony, Barbecue, Underwater Photography plus Fashion Show.
at Davies Symphony Hall (8pm)
Ambassadors of good will, the African Children's Choir presents Journey of Hope, the story of the choir's inspirational journey out of war-torn Uganda. These amazing children (age 7 to 12) from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa, share dance, music, and culture of countries all over the African continent. Their unbelievable talent and unshakable hope will move you and make you want to get up and cheer. An inspirational experience for the whole family!
Monday, July 14, 2008
at Pink (6pm - afterhours)

It's going to be a French Happy Hour with a lil Latin Twist over at Pink, come over and enjoy this international party!
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (7:30pm)
"From their early beginnings, The Police were hailed as a maverick live band - a group that galvanized an already impressive studio sound into something otherworldly when performing. Combining controlled energy and evocative melodies, Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played with the improvisational instincts of a jazz trio and the raw energy of a punk-rock band..."
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