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Another fantastic year of Outside Lands is behind us, but festival season is far from over! Take the party to the streets and dive into the culinary trend that refuses to slow down at the SF Street Food Festival, and get ready for another excellent lineup at the Rock The Bells festival with Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, and Wu Tang Clan. Stay outside and get festive on a smaller scale at Sound Check with Sean Hayes, a new evening monthly at Hotel Vitale, or try on the summer sounds of Afrobeat No Go Die at Madrone Art Bar. Search for new treasures and bargains at the Alamo Square Flea Market, and get your shine on with DJ Bam Bam, Blatta & Inesha, and Disco Vader at Wax at Club 525.

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at Sloane

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at Ambassador
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at Great American Music Hall
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at 330 Ritch

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at Manor West
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
at Bar Agricole (6pm)

Sip Cuba libres made with housemade cola on a LEED platinum-certified patio. And celebrate the opening of this beautiful, eco-friendly space. Of note, the menu is a creation of former Magnolia Pub and Brewery chef Brandon Jew...
at 111 Minna Gallery (7pm - 10pm)

Burlesque Dancer, Fire Tassel Twirler, naked muse to Leonard Nimoy in his book, The Full Body Project. Lady Monster has worked with countless well known rabble-rousers such as the Revolting Cocks, Margaret Cho, Annie Sprinkle and Nina Hartley. Fire up your Microns for the fabulous Lady Monster!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
at Hotel Vitale (5pm - 8pm), Americano at Hotel Vitale, Om Records, SF Station, and Svedka are proud to present a new outdoor monthly music series taking place on the beautiful Americano patio. Showcasing singer-songwriters across three different genres of music...
at Rickshaw Stop (7:30pm)

In the life of Nathan Williams, the year of 2009 will go down as both a highlight reel and a total shit show. Meteorically, feverishly and somewhat improbably, two albums worth of na´ve punk rock he recorded behind his parents' San Diego...
Thursday, August 19, 2010
at Asian Art Museum (5pm - 9pm)

Shanghai is one of the most famous culinary regions in China. Its rich Yangtze Delta is a lush garden for vegetables and fruit, and its cuisine is assertively flavored, expressing a flair characteristic of the city itself...
at The Solarium (5pm - 9:30pm)

SF Station's Special Deal includes 18 Wine Producers and over 50 wines to taste for $20! VIN12, California's largest monthly wine event is a monthly urban, hip retreat for the wine enthusiast where the traditional and new meet...
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

If Future Breeds, the latest studio release from Hot Hot Heat, is proof of anything, it's that sometimes it takes a while to see things clearly. It's taken a decade of tours, albums, line-up changes and label switches...
at The Fillmore (9pm)

One of Bob Marley's favorite bands, Steel Pulse became one of reggae's most successful bands in the late '70s and early '80s. After releasing their debut album, Handsworth Revolution (1978, Mango), and its successors...
at 330 Ritch (9pm)

Welcome to the art-punk renaissance", declared Rolling Stone magazine last year, triumphantly heralding Crocodiles' debut album. It was all just deserves for a San Diego duo who'd spent years kicking against the mundanity of their sprawling military town...
Friday, August 20, 2010
at Madrone Art Bar (9pm)

Bring your dancing shoes and good vibes as Dj Jeremiah will be spinning Fela, afrobeat, soukous, highlife, afro house and more accompanied by a group of seasoned, hard-hitting, musicians including percussionists, drummers and trumpet players...
at Mezzanine (10pm - 4am)

It's the next edition of dirtybird's 2010 residency with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Christian Martin and Worthy...
at Ruby Skye (10pm - 2am)

It's the next edition of dirtybird's 2010 residency with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Christian Martin and Worthy...
Saturday, August 21, 2010
at Alamo Square (9am)

Preparation for our annual Alamo Square Flea Market is underway, and we are anticipating a great turnout this year! We have a special collaboration with Indie Mart founder Kelly Malone!
at Folsom street between 24th & 26th (11am - 7pm)

This Saturday is your chance to sample the street food from many of the mobile food carts that roam the streets of SF at one place, as well as food from a few established restaurants. This time they're taking the lessons learned last year to make improvements...
at Triple Crown (10pm)

Scuba is the production and DJ alias of Paul Rose, the curator of one of the original dubstep labels, Hotflush Recordings, which released some of the most important tracks of the genre's formative period and has grown into a leading...
at 1015 (10pm)

Pura is San Francisco's Premiere Latin Nightclub playing a blend of party music including Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Latin Pop, Top 40 & more with the Bay Area's best Latin DJs!
at Club 525 (10pm - 4am)

Featuring DJ Bam Bam, Blatta & Inesha, Disco Vader, Richie Panic, Jays One and more!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (10:30am)

Featuring headliners Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, Slick Rick and more. And making his first ever appearance, Snoop Dogg will co-headline!
at Oakland City Hall Plaza (noon)

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 Fort Mason Center (1pm)

This special 20th Anniversary tasting gives wine enthusiasts an outstanding opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves, taste over 1,000 different wines, and find their new favorite varietals. Don't miss your chance to experience the largest California wine tasting of the year!
Monday, August 23, 2010
at Elbo Room (9pm)

Karaoke Killed the Cat is coming to San Francisco for the first time! Karaoke Killed the Cat is the infamous New York City karaoke dance party for people who never thought they'd like karaoke. Hosted by the frenzied duo of Chris Goldteeth and Lord Easy...
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