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Tue Aug 5 - Mon Aug 11, 2008
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This Friday the Olympics, quite possibly the most controversial Games since 1938, will open in Beijing. We were the only city in the United States to host the torch, and we all know how that went. While the world will be looking towards China, where will we in SF be looking? One thing is for sure, our city by the Bay is a global village with people from all over the world and we are all thankful of our many advantages. After all where else can you see both Dolly Parton at the Greek Theatre and the Air Guitar National Finals at The Grand all in one week? Make sure you celebrate the best SF has to offer at the 34th Annual Best of the Bay Party at 1015 on Thursday night. And if you are in more of a Sin City kind of mood, then the Arigo Recordings Launch Party at Ruby Skye would be right up your alley. Kick up the international good vibes this weekend with the new global music dance party World Town at Roe and Pistahan: Filipino American Arts Exposition at Yerba Buena Gardens. Finally, on Monday, the Zeitgeist Int'l Film Festival at Zeitgeist has its not-to-be missed closing ceremonies.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
at Crissy Field (10:30am)

San Francisco Bay will be the spectacular backdrop for "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet." Cool Globes is public art with a purpose that aims to increase awareness about global warming and inspire individuals to embrace solutions.
at Greek Theatre (8pm)

"It is difficult to find a country performer who has moved from country roots to international fame more successfully than Dolly Parton. Her autobiographical single 'Coat of Many Colors' shows the poverty of growing up one of 12 children on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, TN." Today Dolly Parton "is a Grammy award-winning country music singer/songwriter, author, actress and philanthropist...
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (5pm)
"With a gritty reputation that was arguably equaled only by Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe's infamous antics made them a force to be reckoned with in the '80s. As one of the first and most influential hair metal bands of the '80s, Mötley Crüe had a series of hit albums..."
at Red Vic Movie House (see listing for times)
SF Shorts celebrates the rebellious nature at the heart of all great filmmaking. It's about grabbing someone by the eyeballs and making them think, feel and react. It's about what people see every day but now stare at in wonder. The festival screens a wide mix of genres in multiple programs to watch films rub up against each other.
at Elbo Room (9pm)

This month at the Hump Night party will feature DJ's Kush Arora (Surya Dub/RLR), Salva + Mike Boo (Alpha Pup), Roy Two Thousand, and Scatter-Shot Theory...
Thursday, August 7, 2008
at Asian Art Museum (5pm - 9pm)

You've seen Jet Li do it in movies-now watch former champion US World Team Member, Philip Wong and former Bejing Wushu Team champion Zhang Hong Mei lead members of Bay Area martial arts school Pacific Wushu in a dynamic, jaw-dropping demonstration.
at 1015 (8pm)

Featuring Emcee Jello Biafra, Burlesque, live bands, DJs, special appearance by Bay Area Derby Girls, and more! Free!
at Ruby Skye (9pm)
The Sin City themed extravaganza features a sexy all female ballet/hip-hop dance troupe, as well as live characters from the movie. Along with the creative and innovative hip-hop flow from one of the many stars of the motion picture film 'Belly,' Detroit Diamond, the synchronized video and music mash-ups of DJ/VJ extraordinaire Jim Hopkins...
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"For his techno-leaning project C.L.A.W.S., San Francisco producer, DJ, and promoter Brian Hock chose a psychotic-eyed tabby clenching a bloody woman in its teeth. "It pretty much looks like what the music is," Hock observes..." - SF Weekly
at Mighty (9pm)

Come celebrate as Mighty debuts the west coast "Special Disco Version" with Pat Mahoney and James Murphy...members of LCD Soundsystem and duo behind an epic Fabric mix started a regular DJ night in New York City called Special Disco Version at 100 Lafayette (formerly Santa's Party House)...
Friday, August 8, 2008
at Treasure Island (1pm - 9pm)

The International Holiday called World Hoop Day is a Free Public event that just happens to take place on the same day as Beijing's Olympic Opening Ceremony, and like the Olympics, happens in 1,000s of cities around the world, where rings, or hoops are in the spotlight...
at Mollusk Surf Shop (7pm - 10pm)

The Ron Stoner Show - In 1965, Ron Stoner was the best surf photographer in the business. Every month, he shot the balmy beaches, bikini-clad girls, and achingly beautiful waves of Southern California for Surfer Magazine. Then, at the height of his fame, Ron Stoner walked off this sunny stage and disappeared forever...
at The Independent (8:30pm)
Behold the performance splendor of Wallpaper, Hottub, & Vitamin Party and rejoice in DJ sets by Aaron Axelsen of Live 105 and Amplive of Zion-I. Drink specials and hotness for you! Goodies from Red Bull, SonicLiving and Tank Farm clothing...
at The Grand (8:30pm)

"USAG brings the Title-Belt event to the city by the Bay...(Last year) Ricky Stinkfingers of San Francisco, a virtual unknown, wrote himself into the annals of Air Guitar folklore with his debaucherous, unruly, straight savage performance in the offices of Rolling Stone Magazine..."
at Ana Mandara (9pm)
"We are at it again..... with over 850 (attendees) coming out last year, we will be selling out again, we will be creating another memorable experience..."
Saturday, August 9, 2008
at Fort Mason Center in Building D (10am - 5pm)

Over 2000 dresses, tops, cashmere, handbags, shoes and more!
at Club Six (9pm - 3am)

Once again, Veni Vidi Vici, the issue release party of Juxtapoz Magazine, comes jam-packed with a talent-filled lineup...
at Ruby Skye (9pm - afterhours)
Summer Love will be the ultimate party that everyone has to check out, being Donovan's official CD release party. Donovan will be accompanied by live trumpet player Rico Delargo & live violinist Dave Him. Kicking off this party will be Hector Graza, also confirmed to keep you moving all night will be special guest Tommy Sunshine!
at The Matador (9pm)

Dubstep, Jungle and Dirty Basslines.
at 330 Ritch (10pm)

Featuring Blu Jemz (turntable lab/money studies/la), Swayzee (look out weekend) and resident Shane King (blasthaus/lookout weekend).
at Roe (10pm)

Come together for a scintillating experience brought to you by SF's premiere promoters and DJs. Mingle, Drink and Dance in the elegant surroundings of Roe Club/Lounge. A special international event with 3 levels of music.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
at Yerba Buena Gardens (11am - 5pm)

The two-day 14th annual Pistahan all family-friendly with an inimitable Filipino-American flair, is the largest festival of the season. Pistahan features seven pavilions and several stages highlighting music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine, artifacts, and a special trade expo featuring products unique to the Philippines: mother of pearl, bamboo, coconut, Philippine mahogany, marble, pineapple fiber and more.
at Mission Rock Cafe (noon - 2am)
(Mark Farina's) pouplarity has spread across the globe and he is filling up some of the world famous nightclubs on his tours. Check out his new mix compoliation on Om Records, "House of Om". Mark developed his musical tastes in Chicago - listening to house music on the radio, living in one of the country's most primordial breeding grounds for house. Farnia's "Mushroom Jazz" sound became popular through the long running San Francisco club called Jazid Up.
at Sigmund Stern Grove (2pm)

Escape to the Islands with an all-star line-up performing together for the first time. Performers include Na Leo, the most popular female trio in Hawai'i; guitarist, vocalist, ukulele player and former member of the Ka'au Crater Boys, Ernie Cruz, Jr.; Kaukahi, who toured recently with Jack Johnson; and One Right Turn with Connie Cruz, Tiffa Cruz-Garza, and singer/ukulele player and member of the Opihi Pickers, Imua Garza.
Monday, Aug 11, 2008
at SFMOMA (see listing for times)

Computer-generated video installations by Swiss artists Alexander Hahn and Yves Netzhammer reveal a fascination with internal landscapes of the mind. Hahn's interactive Luminous Point allows the viewer to take a self-guided tour of a virtual simulation of the artist's Manhattan apartment, using a remote control to navigate a gamelike labyrinth of spaces derived from digital manipulations of photographic and filmic records.
at Zeitgeist (9pm - 11:30pm)

Zeitgeist holds it's 10th annual program of it's summer film festival with a new collection of funny, witty, and unnerving selection of films that the average discerning bar patron will enjoy. ZIFF is the premier undiscovered, underground film festival of the Bay Area, bringing highly unusual and incredibly independent film to the outdoor screen. ZIFF is still the only film festival shown in the world famous Beer-O-Scope!
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