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Tue Jul 22 - Mon Jul 28, 2008

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Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're going to get. But, really, it's only the flavors and tastes that are different - it's still a box full of chocolaty gooey goodness. Sure, you may prefer one filling over the other but, in the end, it's still all one big treat. Kind of like life here in the Bay Area. On Wednesday we get an extra special treat as the Festival of Sail floats into the Hyde Street Pier. And Thursday's Suicide Girls Party at Ruby Skye is just whipped cream with a cherry on top. These ladies will definitely be sweetening up the week. As will the Never Ending Summer party with the best in bossa, samba, and hip hop classics at Poleng Lounge. Straight from the UK and sampling our unique Bay Area flavor is Does it Offend You, Yeah? playing at 330 Ritch Friday night. This weekend check out the Urban Youth Arts Festival at Precita Park featuring both music and muralists or travel across the bridge to the always popular and high-fallutin' Berkeley Kite Festival at Cesar E. Chavez Park. Top it all off with cupcakes and crafts at the Indie Mart & Street Festival at Thee Parkside.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
at 222 Club (6:30pm)

Featuring DJ's Kenneth Graham, DJ Misjah, Alland Byallo, and Anatoli Russik. Also with residents J. Rogers, Leon and Sean Knight. $2PBR and other drink specials all night!
at Poleng Lounge (8pm)

Wine Down is back in session bringing you Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, Uno, Phase 10, Battleship, Spades, Domino's, and so much more! Drink Special, Appetizer Specials, plus good music being played all night long, this sure is an evening you can't pass on!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
at Hyde Street Pier (see listing for times)

San Francisco Bay welcomes Tall Ships from all over the world as they proudly sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and into the hearts of young and old for one week in July 2008! The awe-inspiring vessels will be docked along the waterfront offering the public the unique opportunity to tour, sail and learn.
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)

Caroliner is an Industrial Bluegrass/Experimental/Noise conceptual art Costume Rock band, dedicated to creating a fever dream of American psychedelia - utilizing bluegrass music instruments, weird effects, other-worldly pageantry, and day-glo character outfits similar to those of a "Disneyland ride with a Spike Jones and his City Slickers sense of individuality."
at Mojito (7pm)

"Jazz on Grant" kicks off the NBJF every year with free jazz in more than a dozen clubs, cafes, bars and restaurants. This year the event will kick off at Mojito at 7pm with a performance by the Realistic Orchestra. Led by composer/trombonist/bassist Adam Theis, Realistic is a 20+ piece jazz orchestra composed from the "Jazz Mafia" collective. Other announced J.O.G. artists include Gregory James, the Park, and NBJF legend BJ Papa...
Thursday, July 24, 2008
at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza (7pm)

Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar-but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating.
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Drop the Lime of Trouble and Bass fame is back with some more powerhouse frequencies to burst your eardrums. His turntable stylings range from breakcore, bassline house, rave, jungle and dubstep. He has recently done official remixes for Moby and Midnight Juggernauts and has releases scheduled on Mad Decent, Fools Gold, Counterfeet, and Vice Records.
at Ruby Skye (10pm)
The second Suicide Party hosted by Taye Suicide will be held at the famous Ruby Skye nightclub in San Francisco. This venue was voted as one of the top 5 night clubs by Dancestar and is the perfect place to house our event sponsored by SuicideGirls. Come and party with the Suicide Girls and watch SG go-go dancers and listen to Trevor Simpson and Kid Loose of Energy 92.7 and other top notch DJ's spin your favorite house and mash-up grooves.
at The Ambassador (10pm)

Featuring Resident DJs Shane King (Blasthaus) and Joe Bank$ (Versus Magazine SF) playing hip-hop treats, dirty dance beats and other shit to make you move...
at Poleng Lounge (10pm)

King Most and Kero One the DJ spin the best in bossa, samba, and hiphop classics all night long!
at Vessel (10pm)

Christian Presents LA Riots and Chris Clouse who will be spinning your beats all night long. Get on the Guestlist to receive all night free admittion and to avoid lines as we will hit capacity.
Friday, July 25, 2008
at Victoria Theatre (see listing for times)

The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates all styles of bikes and biking for a massive celebration of bike culture. This year's film festival will also feature an art show and street party--what better way to celebrate the bicycle than four days of art, film, music and performance.
at The Independent (8pm)
Afrobeat is dense, funky,intricately-layered, groove-heavy music withan intrinsic message - delivered through poly rhythmic beats, the sweat of the dancers,and the power of words. This July, that message will reverberate through California, when the Afrofunk Festival returns after three consecutive years of sold-out shows...
at 330 Ritch (9pm)
It's a special Friday night live session with UK party monsters Does It Offend You Yeah?! If you caught their recent show at Slim's, then you know what a fun show these guys put on. Steed Lord starts off the night!
at Mighty (10pm)
As The Black Ghosts, the duo of Simian's Simon Lord and The Wiseguy's Theo Keating combine sinister subject matter and moving arrangements to create masterfully perverse, personal pop music. After releasing five singles, with remixes from the likes of Switch, Playgroup, The Teenagers, Kissy Sell Out, Fake Blood, Sinden, and Boy 8-bit, The Black Ghosts are gearing up for their self-titled debut LP release...
at Temple Nightclub (10pm - 4am)
BOOTY isn't just for Breakbeat anymore! Come shake what ya mama gave ya to some dirty Electro House & Tech Funk with a solid SF all-star line-up. First 100 through the door get a copy of the new mix CD: Electro Booty vol. 1 mixed by DJ Icon.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
at Precita Park (1pm - 6pm)

Youth, neighbors, family and friends are invited to come to Precita Park for the afternoon and be a part of positive and creative expression at the Twelfth Annual SF/ Bay Area Urban Youth Arts Festival in Precita Park, San Francisco. Participate in traditional as well as aerosol painting and other hands on community art activities. All are welcome to spend the day enjoying mural performances, music, and refreshments.
at Ocean Beach (3pm - 5pm)

The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation - a grassroots, non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches will embark on their second annual tour to help rescue, renew and restore four new beaches.
at Fivepoints Arthouse (8pm)

Live action puppet show! Show opens to the public at 7pm, and the performance begins at 8pm.
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Performances by Target Video, Negative Trend, The Mutants, The Avengers, and Flipper will all be performing live at the Fillmore. Get your tickets fast, because this event will sell out!
at Mezzanine (9pm)
Hercules and Love Affair possess the elements of super stardom with their debut album. Pitchfork states simply, "Hercules and Love Affair is a phenomenal album, one destined to save disco not from it's detractors but rather from those fans and revivalists who would calcify the music as a set of tropes and reference points. Lush, melancholic, gregarious, generous, both precise and a little bit unhinged--this is the most original American dance album in a long while."
at Shine (9pm)

We started out as a collective of like minded people that wanted to put together warehouse party's and book solid DJ's this was the late 90's and since then members have come and gone some have even moved to other countries and continents. And now here we are again, this time putting together club events that we hope you all will enjoy. It's all about the music...
at 111 Minna Gallery (9pm)

We're doing dirt cheap Absolut '80s cocktails in radical signature concoctions to fuel that dance drive. SF Station & Barracuda present a smash decade dance ball featuring three of San Francisco's top 80s dance and rock DJs spinning deep cuts, 80s hip hop, new wave hits and danceable classics from everyone's favorite era...
Sunday, July 27, 2008
at Christmas Hill Park (10am - 7pm)
Continuing the celebration of great garlic, food and family fun. If you've never gone to one of these infamous Garlic Festivals, you should probably make it a priority on your checklist!
at Yerba Buena Gardens (11am - 5pm)

The San Francisco Theater Festival is the largest theater event of the year with 100 shows on 14 stages on one day. Performances of all styles: Shakespeare, musical theater, comedy, drama, new works, solo performances, children's shows, improv, etc. All performances are free and all venues are within a short walk.
at Cesar E. Chavez Park (11am - 5pm)

Why? Kites aren't just for kids any more. Experience the excitement and artistry of modern kite flying. You'll find something for everyone at the Berkeley Kite Festival. From the Giant Creature Kites as big as houses, to the free Kite Making and Candy Drop for kids, you don't want to miss this year's Annual Berkeley Kite Festival.
at Thee Parkside (noon)

This Sunday, the Design Party that rocks the Mission moves to Potrero Hill & Thee Parkside for a Street Festival! Bringing you over 70 vendors inside and outside, offering everything from locally made tees, vintage, handmade, quirky antiques, cupcakes, one of a kind, unique gear for men, women & the lil' ones and more.
at Sigmund Stern Grove (2pm)

Born in the Mission District, Latin Rock was a defining sound of the late 1960's and early 1970's when bands like Santana, Malo, Sapo, Abel and the Prophets, and Azteca melded the rhythms of Latin music with funk, soul, and rock. Voices of Latin Rock features veteran performers like Jorge Santana and Gabriel Manzo of Malo, Abel Sanchez of Abel and the Prophets, and trumpeter Bill Ortiz from Santana, among others...
at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium (Center) (7pm)
Fans can expect a mixture of material from both artists' repertoire along with a batch of songs worked up especially for this tour, steeped in blues, roadhouse rock and American roots. The 11 piece ensemble consists of horn players Kevin Hyde, Paul Garrett, Mace Hibbard and current members of The Derek Trucks Band...
Monday, July 28, 2008
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
No Age: the name alone suggests multiple meanings and possible interpretations-timeless, ageless, anonymous, free from restriction, something positive from something negative...a profound strength in its simplicity. Likewise, the Los Angeles duo consisting of drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt and guitarist Randy Randall is many things at once even as it embraces its minimalism...
at Cafe du Nord (7pm)

"The Virgins have spent much of the last two years on the road, headlining and sharing stages with such bands as Cold War Kids, Tokyo Police Club, Jet, Tapes N' Tapes, the Long Blondes, White Rabbits, and Ra Ra Riot. The band recently caused commotion in Europe, where they were featured on the cover of France's Jalouse Magazine. The Virgins also hit London for a number of packed-out shows...
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