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 Jul 3 - Mon Jul 9, 2007 Tue   |   Wed   |   Thu   |   Fri   |   Sat   |   Sun   |   Mon   |   Features
Is that fireworks in your pocket or are ya just happy to celebrate the Fourth of July?  This year marks the 301st birthday for the US of A!   Patriotism aside, the summer has officially taken hold.

Transfer that heat to the dance floor with Paul Oakenfold at 1015 or head over to Dyn-O-Might! 2 at Mighty and you won't have a Mala Noche.  Of course, Wednesday will be all about the BBQ and  Fireworks.  Chill out the next day with some cartoons by Live Action Remix at Matcha.  On Friday you can see up-and-coming vinyl champions battle it out at Scribble Jam in Soma or take a far out trip to the Dark Side of the Uke in the Mission.  SF's own freak-pop group Gravy Train! returns to Bottom of the Hill on Saturday night and, as always, [Kontrol] is back this month with the best in minimal techno to keep you going into the wee hours of the morning.   Get up late Sunday and make an art date in the city with Hiroshi Sugimoto at the de Young or get your film on in Berkeley with Barbara Stanwyck.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007 See All Events
at Castro Theatre (7pm & 9pm)
The first feature from acclaimed director Gus Van Sant, Mala Noche is a hauntingly beautiful black-and-white meditation on lust, love, obsession, and class. Stuck behind the cash register of a convenience store in Portland's skid row, young-ish Walt (Tim Streeter) becomes infatuated with Johnny (Doug Cooeyate), a Mexican teenager and illegal immigrant who is willing to reciprocate Walt's attentions - to a point...
at 1015 (10pm - 4am)
Release and 1015 join forces once more to bring you an unforgettable night of dance music to celebrate Independence Day (no work the next day). For this special night world renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold will be joining us.
at Mighty (10pm)
Featuring Aaron Jae, Dam, M.O.D. & Athena. IN DEEP with Clark Hamon, Shooey, Zach Moore. SISTER SF with Forest Green vs. Seraphim, Samira vs. Icon, Melyss vs. Amber. Ambient Mafia on the bus!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 See All Events
at Pier 39 (1pm - 9:30pm)
An afternoon line-up of popular local bands. Big Bang Beat takes the stage from 1pm - 4pm followed by Tainted Love from 6pm - 9:30pm. Immediately following the onstage entertainment, a spectacular fireworks display will take place over the San Francisco Bay.
at Anu (9pm)
The most successful wednesday night late night party returns to Anu with resident Scott Carrelli. Every Wednesday Qool resident Carrelli will feature big name djs from around the world and San Francisco for free.
Thursday, July 5, 2007 See All Events
at Asian Art Museum (5pm - 9pm)
MATCHA - the Asian Art Museum's monthly evening mixer series - is back for an exciting second season. Experience live performances, browse through the museum's galleries, mingle with friends over cocktails, create art, embark on special tours, or simply chill to the hip beats of DJs and musicians.
at Amnesia (8pm)
The Western States Motel began as a recording entity, creating soundtracks for unmade short films set in Los Angeles, backyard nature documentaries, and various vhs camcorder retrospectives. Eventually, a score was completed for a short documentary called "Folsom, Cash and the Comeback," which examines Johnny Cash's 1968 concert at Folsom Prison.
at Make-out Room (9pm)
"A potent amalgamation of the high and lonesome twang of Hank Williams St. and the arch electronics of the Magnetic Fields, they're a Bay Area band to watch this year." - Metro Santa Cruz
Friday, July 6, 2007 See All Events
at Slim's (8pm)
Recently, the festival has grown in popularity and now sees tens of thousands of hip hop fans flock to its grounds in early August. The centerpieces of the Scribble Jam festival are the five competitions, four of which are designed to highlight the main aspects of hip hop culture...
at The Knockout (9pm)
The Tatamimats present Pink Floyd's masterpiece re-imagined in its entirety on ukuleles. You've never seen or heard anything like it before - ukuleles, sonic noises, lasers and fog... This is the real deal and not a novelty act!
at Vessel (9pm)
Experience Fresh Cuts Vol. 3 Friday July 6th at SF's hottest new lounge - Vessel. Come dressed fresh 2 def, mingle with the Bay Area's trendy elite, and ready to hear 6 Time World Winner DJ Craze spin the illest set of his life...
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm)
Featuring Darker My Love, DJ Omar(Popscene) and more. Club Loaded spins electro, 80's rock, synth-pop, and anything else that's cool!
Saturday, July 7, 2007 See All Events
at Medjool (11am - 4pm)
A shopping event featuring designers, artists, innovators and a benefit for the Not for Sale Campaign. Enjoy live jazz, DJ beats and a selection of specialty cocktails while shopping amongst a selection of over 50 designers and artists selling the latest trends in clothing, jewelry, art, accessories, home accessories and gourmet treats!
at Elbo Room (10pm)
Hey, don't spend another Saturday night on the couch watching SNL, again. Get out there and meet your next best friend, lover, or fellow intoxicated human. Always guaranteed to be the best time of your life...
at Bottom of the Hill (10pm)
Chunx (lead vocals, lyrics, vibrating grandma panties), Funx (Yamaha keyboard maestro, part-time dancer), Hunx (token dude, assless chaps), and Drunx (main fly girl, backup grunts) have spawned the most grotesque good-time dance record since the Village People's "Sex Over the Phone"...
at The Endup (10pm - 6am)
Over the last few years Bruno's steady stream of quality releases on some of the world's most esteemed labels, coupled with his rigorous international touring schedule, have brought him to the pinnacle of the experimental techno world. Prepare for a deep and adventurous musical voyage into the mind of a truly unique artist.
Sunday, July 8, 2007 See All Events
at de Young Museum (9:30am - 5pm)
The extraordinary 30-year career of Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948) is celebrated in this retrospective of more than 100 luminous photographs, made from 1976 to the present. This presentation, in an installation designed by Sugimoto, constitutes the first major survey of Sugimoto's oeuvre.
at Mission Rock Cafe (noon - 10pm)
Featuring An Incredible Line-Up! Including: Dirty Vegas, Lawn Chair Generals, Sunshine Jones and More!
at The Voice Factory (2pm)
The Robber Bridegroom, a dark musical fable laced with puppetry, verse, murder, and a curse. Based on a Brothers Grimm tale. Synopsis: The promiscuous Rosebud Featherhead and the villainous Edward Mustardseed certainly would rather not be bound for marriage. That is until both consume a forest hag's long-buried love potion, and fall headfirst into a terribly overwhelming love affair...
at Pacifc Film Archive (Berkeley) (Ball of Fire at 5pm, Forty Guns at 7:15pm)
"Thank God I wasn't an ingenue. That would have killed me," Barbara Stanwyck said, reflecting late in life on her early career in Hollywood. Anything but ingenuous, Stanwyck (1907-1990) was the screen archetype of the independent woman with her wits about her, alert and often on the make. Born Ruby Stevens in Flatbush and orphaned early, she started working as a chorus girl at age fifteen; by 1930 she had embarked on a film career that ran from scandalous...
Monday, July 9, 2007 See All Events
at Castro Theatre (7pm & 9pm)
It's recognized as Charlie Chaplin's greatest film, one of the greatest works of cinema ever created, a "silent movie" released three years after the start of the talkies era of sound. Containing several of Chaplin's most brilliant set pieces, CITY LIGHTS follows the adventures of The Tramp as he falls in love with a pretty, blind flower girl who mistakes him for a wealthy and important citizen...
at The Independent (8pm)
"The echoes of Neil Young, Robert Plant, Jeff Buckley and Pearl Jam blend into something unique, especially when performed live. Using the Dobro steel guitar to cut deep on tracks such as "Soul," "Dope" and the title song, the group packs the heat and rocks aggression to work its way into your head and stay there." - Rolling Stone
Features   This Week's Articles See All Articles
By John_Blagtas (Jun 29, 2007)
This is the time of year when we celebrate our country's founding and independence with bbq, family, and friends. But the most fun has to be the fireworks shows that scare the heck out of the neighborhood dogs and bring joy to young and old alike. Here are a few Bay Area locations that will have fireworks this year. Please call or visit the websites listed next to your event to ensure times and details are correct... Have fun.
Sit-down Mexico City Market Food
By Chrissy_Loader (Jun 29, 2007)
For all the taquerias, taco trucks, and Mission dives specializing in moonshine margaritas, the neighborhood seems to lack a good sit-down Mexican spot where you'd be willing to take your mom. Thankfully there's a new option: Michael Pena's Regalito Rosticeria, where you'll find Mexico City style "market food" and an inventive menu with fresh ingredients at an affordable price.
Bay Area Duo Rises to the Occasion
By Matt_Crawford (Jun 29, 2007)
After living in New Jersey, Georgia and Los Angeles as a youth, lyricist Azeem settled down in the Bay Area and embarked on a spoken word/hip hop career that has taken him around the globe. His latest project, the LP Rise Up, was created with San Francisco producer DJ Zeph under the moniker Zeph and Azeem. The duo will perform at Slim's on July 6th before going on tour with Souls of Mischief.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Jun 29, 2007)
Going to see Canadian songstress Nelly Furtado at the Paramount Theater last Thursday night was an interesting experience. With a huge stage and a full band and dancers backing her, Nelly sang her heart out on stage as she performed new and old tunes and even some covers. This was little more than just a concert with Nelly changing her outfits fours times to match the tunes that she was belting out (thank God cause the first dress was something out of the movie The Fifth Element). But overall it was a great show.
Released on Sony Legacy, 8/7/07
By Matt_Forsman (Jun 29, 2007)
The first lady of jazz is back...well, in a manner of speaking. Billie Holiday, one of the most talented and renowned female jazz crooners has some of her finest original recordings "remixed and reimagined" by a number of DJs, producers, and artists such as Tony Humphries, Nickodemus, Ladybug Mecca, DJ Logic, and a litany of others. Appropriately enough, this compilation is entitled Billie Holiday: Remixed and Reimagined.
Released on ANTI Records, 6/19/07
By lynne_angel (Jun 29, 2007)
The third album, Golden Pollen, by varied producer and musician Guillermo Scott Herren's side project, Savath and Savalas, sounds little like its predecessors. It is his first attempt at a true solo release, one recorded over a period of months spent in isolation exploring various arrangements, instrumentation, and sonic layering. Herren, better known for his IDM/Glitch-Hop project Prefuse 73, certainly uses Golden Pollen as an exploration into his own understanding and implementation of music and composition.
Michael Moore, Provocateur Extraordinaire, is Back
By Mel_Valentin (Jun 29, 2007)
After a three-year hiatus, Academy Award-winning writer/director/polemicist/celebrity Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Roger and Me) is back with his latest documentary, Sicko, this time taking on the U.S. healthcare system. Coming from the left-leaning Moore neither the diagnosis nor the prognosis is surprising: free, universal, healthcare. Sicko asks more questions than it answers, but at minimum, it should kick start a national dialogue.
The Yippie Ki Yay is Back...
By Matt_Forsman (Jun 29, 2007)
If Sylvester Stallone can slap on the gloves for a sixth time in Rocky Balboa, the idea of Bruce Willis bellowing "Yippie Ki Yay..." a few more times in yet another installment of Die Hard is no less plausible. The everyman, down-on-his-luck-cop John McClane is back in Live Free or Die Hard. He's older, he's balder, but he can still take a shot and gives as good as he gets.
Summer Away from the City
By Nirmala_Nataraj (Jun 29, 2007)
Summers in the city are always hit or miss. Weather reports often augur gorgeous weather after a day or two of unexpected sunshine, but we all know that just because it's June, it doesn't mean diddly-squat. A few hours of balminess might give you gleeful intimations of the French Riviera, but I dare you to drive to the other side of the city, and the banks of fog will make you feel like you're marooned on a Scandinavian fjord. And don't even get me started on the necessity of dressing in layers.
A Glimpse into an Icon's Closet
By Nirmala_Nataraj (Jun 29, 2007)
Coquettes and style mavens, take note -- 2007 has been a most fitting time for exhibitions that feature clothing. The de Young Museum recently enjoyed a popular exhibition on the legacy of the doyenne of hipness herself, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Now, the museum dovetails on the success of the Westwood event with an exhibition celebrating the very impressive wardrobe of another aesthetic arbiter: Nan Kempner.
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