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After much anticipation, Outside Lands finally arrives this weekend with Neil Young, Metallica, Stevie Wonder and many more. Get pumped with our Ultimate Outside Lands Playlist and figure out your munchies game plan with an impressive list of local food and beer options. For those without tickets, the week isn't a complete loss. City officials host an Olympics Viewing Party outside at Civic Center and the Commonwealth Club supplies more foodie fun with Climbing the SF Food Chain. North Beach celebrates Italian-American heritage at the Festa Coloniale Italian street party and 70,000 people are expected to attend the Pistahan 2012: Filipino Cultural Fest, including Mayor Ed Lee, who will judge an Adobo contest. Revisit the warehouse party days with dBridge - Om Unit and Treasure Island gets turned up with Freak Show Massive.

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Aerosmith with Cheap Trick
at Oracle Arena
Sunday Streets
in the Mission

Polish Ambassador
at Yoshi's
at Japantown

The Color Run
at Candlestick Park
SF Station Offer
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
at Civic Center Plaza (9am)

Featuring Olympic skills games, gourmet food options, kids arts and crafts, and plenty of family fun!
at Beauty Bar (8pm)

Indie pop bangers spanning from the 1980s until now. If you like Pulp, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Strokes, The Pixies, The Cure, Franz Ferdinand and the Smiths then this is your night!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)

Religious Girls are a diverse group of multi-instrumentalists, with each member hailing from separate musical backgrounds that ranges from metal to noise to math rock and pop. Using their talents, Religious Girls focus thier energy into creating beautiful harmonies and layering...
at The Independent (9pm)

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs swings between overt musicality and scarily on-point dance floor intuition, ripping up gigs around the globe with his live show of bizarre instruments, glitter cannons and of course... dancing dinosaurs...
at Rickshaw Stop (7:30pm)

Alternately explosive and restrained, the aptly titled The Bloom and the Blight is a meditation on past and present - melodic fury matched with the eloquent, confessional lyricism that has made Two Gallants an enduring favorite of both fans and critics.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

Parallels' music has been likened to the work of Giorgio Moroder, New Order and Stevie Nicks. Dodson's vocals have been compared to Kate Bush, and true-blue era Madonna...
at The Commonwealth Club SF (6pm)

San Francisco is teeming with talented cooks and innovative eating spots. So what is an aspiring Thomas Keller to do? Though the excess of local food culture might seem to present an access barrier for future food stars, individuals such as Anthony Myint and Craig Stoll are proving that success in...
SF Station Offer
Friday, August 10, 2012
at Golden Gate Park (10am - 11pm)

Whether you're looking for the most awesome musical lineup, trying to pair the perfect Pinot with some riduclously good grub, checking out the art, or exploring the new Beer Lands, this festival has something for everyone...
at Monarch (9pm - 4am)

This audiovisual showcase is the second iteration in a two part series of our collaboration with the New York techno institution, the Bunker. Again, the Bunker has curated the sound artists for the event and GAFFTA will be presenting some of our favorite code-based visual artists...
at TBA (10pm)

The most ultimate warehouse party San Francisco has been aching for. Special Guest will NOT be announced until just before the show! We will be announcing our legitimately permitted warehouse location the day of...
Saturday, August 11, 2012
at Yerba Buena Gardens (all day)

Tthe largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S. and features the return of the popular Adobo Cook-off, Balut-Eating Contest, delectable Filipino cuisine and desserts, cultural exhibits, and world-class live performances on two stages.
at Treasure Island (7pm - 2am)

A show not to be missed that only happens once a year, to celebrate SwitchBlade's Birthday. Zapatistas and Cloud10 join forces this year to bring you an amazing show with some of northern California's top EDM DJ's along with some special out of town DJ's!
at Washington Square (11am - 6pm)

An annual Italian festival that celebrates the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations. This free event continues to be San Francisco's only Italian festival. In addition, we are celebrating Ferragosto, a traditional mid-summer Italian holiday.
at Fort Mason Center (10am - 3pm)

Over 2000 Dresses, tops, bandage skirts, cashmere & more. Including fabulous cocktail dresses. All Sizes 0-12. Everything up to 70% Off...
at 222 Club (10pm)

Washington D.C.'s Beautiful Swimmers is the DJ and production duo of Ari Goldman and Andrew Field-Pickering. They were musical youth, raised by families ready to show their kids the good shit, while being exposed at the same time to DC's famed hardcore scene of the 90's, as well as its rap, go-go, and club radio stations. As things mutated further they met, chilled, and began to take advantage of living in one of the best places for finding records on the planet...
SF Station Offer
Sunday, August 12, 2012
at Candlestick Park (11:30am)

Children ages 12 and under are free and do not require a ticket. All other tickets for the event are just $5 each. Proceeds benefit the 49ers Foundation and its mission to keep kids "Safe, On Track and in School". Fans get an up-close experience with their favorite team and watch a live practice...
at Exploratorium (11am - 4pm)

Blowing through for one day only, the Exploratorium presents Wind Fair, a breezy open-air market featuring wind-themed arts and crafts, demonstrations and the science of wind. Come on out to the Palace of Fine Arts...
at Greek Theatre (7:30pm)

Dead Can Dance will be bringing their 'World Tour' to the Greek Theatre at UC-Berkeley. The tour will be the first live shows since their hugely successful sold out tour in 2005. Dead Can Dance will be releasing a new Studio Album to accompany the World Tour, which will be their first since 'Spiritchaser' in 1996...
at Mars Bar (noon - 8pm)

Come join us at Mars Bar for sunshine on the patio, cocktails, good eats, and great music every sunday from now until the end of September (closed labor day holiday). Bottomless mimosas & $6 bloody mary specials until 4pm...
Monday, August 13, 2012
at Rosamunde Sausage Grill (8pm)

"Rosamunde Sausages in the Mission hosts a weekly trivia night on Mondays from 8-10pm. The popular sausage joint with lots of communal seating has a $3 Racer 5 beer special and prizes are Rosamunde gift certificates..."
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