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Deals, sales, and discounts are the name of the game this week. While the economy may be doing a bit better, it's still smart to count your pennies. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to have fun, look good and still please your wallet. Test your trivia knowledge tonight at Hella Smart at Mercury Lounge where you can compete for glory (for only one buck) and enjoy $2 tacos. For less than twenty dollars you can catch both Vincent Gallo and Sean Lennon play at the Red Devil Lounge; this show will be sure to sell out, so get your tickets now. And for all you fashionista's out there, Appel & Frank's is throwing their Chic Summer Soiree featuring clothing and accessories at deep discounts as well as complimentary wine, beauty services and their coveted gift bags. On Friday, for $10 you can either watch beach volleyball babes compete in the AVP San Francisco Open at Piers 30-32 or go goth at LitQuake's Goth Hop at the Verdi Club honoring Edgar Allan Poe. If you need new stuff but don't want to break the bank, get ready because the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center's Hillwide Garage Sale and the Alamo Square Flea Market (think books, antiques, jewelry, toys and household treasures) will be going on all day Saturday. And if you're still looking for a deal or that perfect something, then the Indie Mart will be setting up shop at Thee Parkside for an afternoon of local goods, DIY demos, music and mayhem. Who said you needed a lot of money to have a good time?
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Speed Racer


Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
Win tickets to...
Method Man, Redman & Ghostface Killah at Mezzanine

Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Rock The Bells
at Shoreline Amphitheater

at Rickshaw Stop
DJ Heather
at Ruby Skye

Sea of Love
at 111 Minna
ArtXX Magazine Release Party
at Sub-Mission Art Space

Friday Night
at Avalon
Lake Tahoe's Premier Summer Event
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"The Lickets are an American experimental folk music group based in San Francisco. The group centers around multi-instrumentalists; Lena Buell, Mitch Greer and Rachel Smith. The style is noted for being difficult to describe, and often critical focus falls on attempts to define the compositional style..."
at Mercury Lounge (8pm)

Do you know your Hip-Hop, 90's movies, 80's Cartoons, 5th Grade Social Studies & more? Gather your squad and use your collective brain power to compete for Cash Money Prizes, Hot Apparel, Gift Cards & The Glory!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (7pm)

"Depeche Mode are one of the most successful, influential, longest-lived bands that have emerged from the early 80's. They have had forty-five songs in the UK Singles Chart and #1 albums in UK, US and throughout Europe. According to EMI, Depeche Mode have sold over 75 million albums worldwide..."
at Red Devil Lounge (8pm)

"Gallo's an eccentric nearing 50, and all that living has meant his path's crossed with many luminaries. He once played in a band with 80s artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. But instead of overpacking his music with experience, he goes for a kind of sexy angsty minimalism...a vintage keyboard, his voice just above a whisper..."
Thursday, August 13, 2009
at Regency Center (5pm - 9pm)

Hit San Francisco's hottest shopping destination, Appel & Frank's 'Chic Summer Soiree,' to find fabulous and unique jewelry, handbags, apparel and more...all at discounted prices! Indulge in complimentary wine, beauty services and coveted gift bags.
at Castro Theatre (7pm)

Emilio Estevez is a recently fired grocery store clerk whose ambitionless path leads him into the company of car repossessers, UFO cultists, Spanish revolutionaries, a metal-handed G-woman, and a nuclear scientist with some strange cargo in the trunk of a Chevy Malibu...
at Roe (10pm)

Featuring in the Dubstep Room: MiMOSA (multi music), Zombie-J (mal label music), Dub Pirates (subwize, primitive science), Dr. Knobz (mal label music). And in the Electro Room: Richie Panic (blow up), Mace (brass tax), Rich DDT (love tech) & Diego Rockwell (a.m soul)...
Lake Tahoe's Premier Summer Event
Friday, August 14, 2009
at Piers 30-32 (8am - 6pm)

Come watch the best beach volleyball players in the world doing what they do best as they compete for the title of the San Francisco Open!
at Temple Nigthclub (5pm - 9pm)

The goal of Green Generations is to energize SF Green Drinks and the greater Bay Area Environmental community around the need for funding to our vital, local environmental education programs, especially for under-served youth. Schools need outside programs to fill this crucial need in light of recent California education budget cuts. With Green jobs and environmental consciousness...
at Verdi Club (8:30pm)

The macabre, the mysterious and the romantic take center stage as Litquake throws a Goth Hop at the Verdi Club on Friday, August 14th in a tribute to the American writer, poet, editor and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe. As he lies in the cold, cold ground, Poe turns 200 this October. All are encouraged to dress to the nines, sixes or sevens, dance to their favorite Goth tunes and enjoy the absinthe bar.
at Mighty (9pm)

We hope you can make it to this amazing Fun-Rai$ing event! We're just 6 fun-lovin' gal pals, building an art-car for Burning Man. What use to be a totaled sedan is now a sweet platypus (aka 'playapus'; the playapussie wagon!). Your support will be the final boost it needs to get to its first BRC experience - ALL are welcomed to come for a wild ride!
at Mezzanine (10pm)

Join Om Records, Red Stripe, Mezzanine and XLR8R Magazine for a special night marking the 15th Anniversary of Om Records. Featuring international DJ extraordinaire Mark Farina, along with special guests Metro Area and Om Residents Lance De Sardi, Rithma, Dj Fluid, J-Boogie, The Jazzual Suspects, The Whooligan and Al Velilla...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
at Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (9am - 4pm)

The Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center is hosting the 16th Annual 'Hillwide' Garage Sale event. Please join us at this amazing community event that directly benefits the seniors of Bernal Heights and the Excelsior District.
at Alamo Square (9am - 4pm)

The 26th Anniversary of this great neighborhood flea market features books, antiques, jewelry, toys, household treasures and more! The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association was founded for the express purpose of maintaining the unique character of this 12-square block Historic District, particularly Alamo Square Park, one of the most-visited parks in the Bay Area...
at Ferry Building Line (10am - 5pm)

Dozens of hula dancers hit the streets of San Francisco for a free day of guerilla performance. Armed with costumes, music and a large bus, kumu hulu Patrick Makukane and company, N Lei Hulu I Ka Wkiu, will surprise and inspire the unsuspecting crowds with spontaneous Hawaiian dancing. From downtown San Francisco to the Ferry Plaza, Dolores Park to the Castro...
at Kelly's Mission Rock Cafe (noon - 8pm)

Enjoy an authentic, summer time German Beer-Fest on the waterfront at Kelly's Mission Rock. Hang out at the beer tables inside or outside on the huge decks, and enjoy a live and fun Bavarian Band. We will have selection of, guess what, great German beers and delicious German Bratwurst (vegetarian option and full bar also available).
at Edinburgh Castle (8pm)

Kick the Balls - An Offensive Suburban Odyssey by Alan Black (Hudson Street Press/Penguin.) Book release party. Irvine Welsh calls Kick the Balls, "an utterly hilarious read." Beth Lisick says, "I laughed so hard." A Scotsman tries to fit into the American suburban life by coaching peewee soccer, and the worst team in the history of the game...
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (8pm)

Tanya Tagaq has created a major buzz in the alternative music scene with her experimentation of traditional Inuit throat singing. As she navigates through a range of ecstatic groans, grunts and wails, you hear the sounds of birds, sea life, the wind, the cycles of life and death and the violence of the barren, frigid Arctic landscape...
at The Independent (9pm)

"While N.A.S.A. stands for North America/South America and contains a number of superstar artists from both coasts of the U.S., it is about as far from a tension-building geographical showdown as a record can get. Rather, The Spirit of Apollo was born with the righteous goal of bringing people together through music and art..."
at 103 Harriet (10pm - 4am)

Opel & Strategik presents Miles Dyson (Plasma Pool, Germany). One of the consistently hottest producers of the day is back after his SF debut back in February left us all wanting more. To call it dirty house, electro and techno just doesn't capture the sonic depth and infectious grit of Miles' music. You'll need to see and hear for yourself...
Sunday, August 16, 2009
at Herbst Pavilion & Festival Pavilion (10am - 5pm)

Largest juried show of contemporary craft art in the West. More than 250 artists, wine tastings, green crafts & 16 artists in the AltCraft loft...
at Thee Parkside (noon - 6pm)

The Indie Mart is back for another Summer Street Fair. Bringing you the best in local designers, makers, vintage, local rad stores, skateboards, zines, rock tees, local authors, bakers bringing you sweet treats and about everything else you can think of. 75 vendors, a more select group and a bit smaller so there's more room to roam and party...
at Oakland City Hall Plaza (noon - 6pm)

Enjoy two sensational days of music, food, fun and art in beautiful downtown Oakland. Live rock, blues, jazz, gospel and more on five concert stages. Exciting national and local acts blended with cultural diverse art, poetry, music and food. Children of all ages revel in the festive Family Fun Zone...
at Pony Girl Vintage (noon - 5pm)

Pre-Fall Vintage Clothing Pop-Up Shop. Please come and join us for a day of music, shopping, or just to hang! We invited a few of our favorite vintage sellers + designers to come out to sell their clothes, accessories, and all things lovely. It will be one-day-only...Come get inspired, and satisfy your fashion cravings with one-of-a-kind pieces that will not break the bank!
at Mezzanine (8pm - afterhours)

When's the last time you got down to some fantastic hip hop? Comprising of part of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, these three cannot be missed in an epic show at the Mezzanine. Reviews for their show have been nothin' but positive and livin up to the hype!
at Sigmund Stern Grove (2pm - 5pm)

San Francisco Ballet is America's oldest professional ballet company, renowned for its incomparable level of innovation and exuberance that has sustained its standing as one of the premier ballet companies in America...
Monday, August 17, 2009
at Cowell Theater (7:30pm)

Wayne Clough is the 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In July 1998 he took the reins of the world's largest museum and research complex and has since initiated long-range planning for the Smithsonian that includes increasing its accessibility...
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