SF Station presents The Guide: A list of the best events happening this week
Tuesday, July 25 - Monday, July 31

This week's Guide revisits the past and looks into the future. Audiences can now (re)experience the famous tunes of A Chorus Line when a revival of the musical returns to the Bay Area. If this event is too tried and true, do something different. Check out up and coming chanteuse Corrine Bailey Rae who will be hitting the Bimbo's 365 stage and gracing us with her soulful stylings.

The week ends with the sounds of world-renowned musician Manu Chao who will be playing at Berkeley's The Greek Theater. This is his first ever North American appearance and a must-not-miss performance. Kite aficionados will be indulged during the 20th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival and runners will have their stamina tested on Sunday at the San Francisco Marathon when the city becomes a race course. After catching the athletes beat it up the hills, try trekking to Washington Square Park to relax at the North Beach Jazz Festival.

If that's not enough, check out this week's articles and giveaways below.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006
at the Curran Theatre (Tue - Sat evenings at 8pm; Wed, Sat, Sun matinees at 2pm)
Come and see it for the first time. Or come and see it again. Either way, you'll leave the theatre having relived your own life with the dancers on the line. Why is this show a living legend? If you don't already know, you'll find out...
at Landmarks Lumiere Theater ((2pm 4:30pm) 7pm 9:25pm)
Can your first love be your last? Director/co-writer André Téchiné (Wild Reeds) examines this romantic idea with tenderness and humor. Legendary French stars Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve, together for the first time since The Last Metro...
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
at Slim's (7:30pm)
RX BANDITS thrive on playing live, and have become well known for putting on both physically and musically explosive shows. For them musicianship is paramount and is always the top priority which is why...
at the Luggage Store Gallery (12pm - 5pm)
Yoon Lee's paintings appear exuberant, as if her gestures capture the moment when chaotic forces transform into ordered systems. She squirts vividly colored acrylic paint out of plastic bottles to create slick, tactile surfaces filled with dynamic swarms of abstract shapes.
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at Giant Robot San Francisco (SF) (last day of exhibition)
Sohn is painting with acrylic on wood panels, paper, and old book covers as well as wooden eggs. Topics include but are not limited to boys, girls, flowers, awkwardness, stillness, quiet, swimming, and sharks, The 50 pieces will be linked by an implied, non-specific narrative that relates unrelated objects and events...
at SF Italian Athletic Club (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 the SF Italian Athletic Club at 7pm with a performance by the Realistic Orchestra...
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Thursday, July 27, 2006
at Bimbo's 365 Club (7pm)
"I am a fan of jazz, but not the muso kind," she says. "I hate all the noodling, which is why I love classic songs: because they are so pure and succinct. That's what I tried to do with my own songs. They are short and sweet, to the point. I like the idea of leaving people wanting more, not less, you know?"...
at the Rockit Room (8pm - 2am)
w/ Monsters Are Waiting, Love Like Fire, Sean Smith, Innaway & Stiletta...
at Castro Theatre (see festival schedule)
As the first and largest Jewish Film Festival, we remain the world leader and a source of inspiration for nearly a hundred other Jewish film festivals. Our ongoing programs include the summer...
at DNA Lounge (9pm - 3am)
Join us this Thursday July 27 for an unforgettable night of music and...
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Friday, July 28, 2006
at the Castro Theatre (Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm, 7pm)
John Kricfalusi in person to share some of his favorite works, including lots of Ren & Stimpy! With his landmark 1991 TV series Ren & Stimpy, featuring the demented, wildly anti-social and hilariously inappropriate antics of the two title characters, Canadian-born animator John Kricfalusi kicked modern cartooning in its underpants, starting a myriad of trends...
at Mighty (9pm - 2am)
Exclusive 2006 San Francisco performance by legendary Kool Moe Dee...
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at the Red Vic Movie House (Thu & Fri: 7:15pm, 9:15pm; Sat: 2pm, 4pm, 7:15pm, 9:15pm)
It Came From Outer Space in glorious 3-D. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury, "It" was the country's hottest film when it debuted in 1953. A scientist and a schoolteacher witness the landing of aliens in the Arizona desert. The local sheriff and the townsfolk think our heroes have a screw loose until some mighty strange happenings...
at DNA Lounge (9pm - 4am)
A fundraiser for the Red Nose District Burning Man circus village Circus performances by: The Vau de Vire Society, Cirque Berzerk, Xeno Klown Kollective, Enlightened Beings and more...
at Cobb's Comedy Club (8 pm & 10:15 pm)
With a barrage of spot-on celebrity impressions to keep audiences laughing, "Saturday Night Live" cast member Darrell Hammond has memorably harassed Alex Trebek (or at least Will Ferrell doing an easily angered caricature of Trebek) and skewered former president Bill Clinton on the late-night television staple..
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at the Greek Theater (7:30 pm)
Manu Chao, one of the world's largest-selling artists, helped begin the Latin Alternative movement way back in the 1980's. He sings in French, Spanish, Arabic, Galician, Portuguese, English, and Wolof, and his work cuts a cross-cultural swathe across styles and geographic boundaries. Many of Chao's lyrics are about love, living in ghettos and immigration, and often carry a left-wing message. ...
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Saturday, July 29, 2006
at Roe Restaurant (9pm to 2am)
Donovan is proud to announce the return of his famous "STEP UP YOUR STYLE" Fashion Parties of 2005 with the support of Delicious Karma and their beautiful community. "STEP UP YOUR STYLE" is an evening dedicated to the fashionistas of San Francisco, encouraging everyone to have fun "dressing up" and to acknowledge fashion-forward people who "inspire" others to experiment...
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at Cesar E. Chavez Park (11am - 5pm)
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...
at the Independent (8pm doors; 9pm show)Sila and the Afrofunk Experienc...
Gritty, Ripping, Hard-Hitting, Afrofrunk and Afrobeat Dance Music Straight Outta Africa!...
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at the Fillmore (9pm)
Daybreaker' was distinguished by an impressive array of producers, mixers and musicians. In addition to the Chemical Brothers, Beth Orton invited old friends and new conspirators William Orbit, Ben Watt, Johnny Marr, Jim Keltner, Ryan Adams and Victor Van Vugt to help shape the album's widescreen qualities...
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at Dolores Park (8pm)
Film Night in the Park is San Francisco's premiere outdoor film series, this week features the film Raiders of the Lost Ark...
Sunday, July 30, 2006
at Dore Alley (11am - 6pm)
Considered one of San Francisco's naughtiest adult street fairs, this is the hardcore little brother to the world renowned Folsom Street Fair in September, and not for the faint of heart. Considered to be the most fun of the city's adult alternative fairs...
at Masonic Auditorium (Center) (7:30pm)
"Help is on the Way" is Northern California's largest annual gala & concert benefiting AIDS service agencies. This year, the gala is moving to the beautiful 3,000 seat Nob Hill Masonic Center...
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at Embarcadero Center (Full marathon kicks off between 5:30am - 6:15am)see schedule for half-marathon...
a best of San Francisco tour of the sights, sounds and scents of one of the world's most beautiful cities. San Francisco's blend of natural beauty, big city charm and perfect running temperatures, make marathon running in San Francisco truly a magical experience...
at 21 Grand (8 pm)
This presentation by saxophonist Dr. Jason Robinson will examine ways in which musicians have used improvisation to engage critical social questions...
at SF Weekly's Warfield (7:30pm)
Some bands spend their whole careers just hoping to produce an album as complex, cohesive and creative as A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. Not Panic! At The Disco: They managed to get it right on the first try. ...
at Bambuddha Lounge (2pm - 8pm)
Afternoon Delight with the Space Cowboys DJs, RIPE Allstars and a s...
Monday, July 31, 2006
at the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum (10:30am)
PLAYBACK: Wright Your Own Ticket. Working playwrights share tips and success stories about creative career strategies...
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at Club Six (9pm - 4am)
JohnStone has a timeless approach to music, combining a powerful lyrical message with haunting Roots rhythms, occasionally peppered with frenzied, bouncy Ska and Rocksteady originals and covers that keep the crowd moving all night long.  ...

Articles This Week

MUSIC: Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy

FILM: My Super Ex-Girlfriend by Rossiter Drake
Monster House by Mel Valentin
Once In a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos by Rossiter Drake
Clerks II by Rossiter Drake
Lady in the Water by Mel Valentin

FOOD: Senses Restaurant by Margaret Meriwether

ARTS: Love, Janis by Clifton Lemon

SHOPPING: Caramella Skin Couture by Nirmala Nataraj


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