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Tue Aug 25 - Mon Aug 31
This weekend one of the biggest music and arts festivals the city has ever seen takes over Golden Gate Park. If you live near the park, we suggest you stock up on food and don't move your car all weekend. Seriously. For many music lovers, this is the moment they've been waiting for all year - the chance to see over 60 bands - and anticipation is high. While for those not interested, or willing to shill out the steep $100/day for tickets, there are plenty of alternatives. Kick off the week with Brent Knopf's Ramona Falls at Café du Nord then phase into Poleng Lounge's Disco vs. Dubstep. For the latest and greatest in fresh, local music, check out songstress VinCi at Harlot. Friday kicks off the Outlands Lands Music and Arts Festival with super headliner Pearl Jam at the helm; check out our picks for the best of the Fest! There's also the Mishap Prom at The Blue Macaw where you can make up for bad memories. This happens to be Sneaker Week and shoe aficionados will be fawning over the wares at Sneaker Pimps, the world's largest touring sneaker hip hop lifestyle exhibition featuring over 1500 pairs of rare kicks along with music, art and more. Sunday is going to be an East Bay kind of day - first stuff your face at the Eat Real Fest (more street food!) in Jack London Square and afterwards head to Tilden Park Golf Course for the G Force Classic Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Boy Scouts of America. All in all, this weekend will be a good time for everyone.
This week's articles



Speed Racer


Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
Featuring Justin Timberlake as the face & embodiment of the PLAY lifestyle.

Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
SF Street Food Fest
in the Mission

Hubba Hubba Revue
at DNA Lounge
at the W Hotel

Spirit Finger Sessions
at 330 Ritch
2nd Sunday Om Sessions
at Mission Rock Cafe

Eyedea & The Abilities
at Bottom of the Hil
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
at Cafe du Nord (8:30pm)

Ramona Falls is Brent Knopf's first solo venture, but he has an extensive musical resume as part of trio Menomena. For the Ramona Falls project (named after a childhood hiking trail on Mt. Hood), Brent collaborated extensively with musicians in Portland and New York. He has a cat, a raging chocolate addiction, and a penchant for weaving acoustic and electronic sounds...
at 111 Minna (10pm)

Upon discovering the celebration of Tutu Tuesday at Burningman 2 years ago, Carla Tutu made a New Year's resolution to wear a tutu every Tuesday for the entire year of 2008. Loving the concept so much, she brought the playa holiday back to San Francisco so that all could share in the whimsical joy...
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
at Cowboys and Angels (7pm - 10pm)

The show will feature new works on wood and paper, which examine notions of ego, self-identity and the ever-growing culture of narcissism.... Many times she approaches the creation process by letting the paint do the 'talking'--by throwing around paint and other materials onto the canvas in an unpredictable manner and leaving it to...
at Center for Sex & Culture (8pm)

Groomed for Success and Erin Markey will take turns trotting out short comedic sets of original characters and material. From obvious jokes to creepy and innovative performance art, there will be plenty to make you laugh and scratch your face. Tongue-in-cheek jabs at estrogen comedy...
at Poleng Lounge (10pm)

Hacksaw Entertainment's brand new FREE Wednesday night party, fusing the two biggest electronic music movements right now. We've recruited all of the top dubstep & disco DJs in SF to play, and we'll even have a few international names dropping in across the year. And the party is free for 21+ ($5 for 18-20), with drink specials running every week.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
at Harlot (5pm - 9pm)

San Francisco's own songwriter/artist, VinCi plays at ultra- lounge Harlot with her backing band, Groove Sector. VinCi keeps it groovy and soul minded in her writing style inspired by such influences as Curtis Mayfield, Sade, Carole King and Nina Simone. Opening for VinCi will be trio, The Local Collective.
at DNA Lounge (8pm - 1am)

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Body Manipulations! If you like events like this, please contribute to the DNA Lounge Legal Defense Fund so that we can keep bringing them to you! The ABC is trying to shut us down, and we need your help to fight back!
at Traveling Jewish Theater (see listing for times)

A tribute to the artistically endowed, our latest original comedy show features sketches and shenanigans including an art therapy session at San Quentin Prison, the Picasso of latte foam, an insightful exploration of how indie bands get their names, an opera on aisle 7, an inspired zombie attack and...
at The Independent (9pm)

Holy Fuck are a Toronto-based experimental rock quartet who play modern electronic music, except without laptops, synths or samplers. The only conventional instruments they use are a drum kit and a bass guitar, with the rest of the sounds created by toy keyboards, effects pedals and even a 35-mm film synchronizer.
Friday, August 28, 2009
at Golden Gate Park (all day)

Outside Lands offers over 60 distinct alternative rock, indie and hip hop bands on multiple stages, as well as a fine collection of art installations. Outside Lands is especially well known for its efforts in the environmentally friendly realm...
at Space Gallery (8pm)

In addition to all the beautiful art and cool kids, there will also be a bunch of stinky old people, scumbags, paranoid agoraphobics, ego maniacs, acid burnouts, pretty girls, wannabe skinheads, stoners, dolls, losers, winners, weiners...
at Blue Macaw (8pm)

Remember your high school prom? Are you ready to forget it? Come dressed to impress in your most elegant gown or tuxedo and prepare to be swept off your feet by a night of music, art, booze and amour...
at Medicine Agency (7pm)

The artwork for the book was done by all your favorite indie rock artists including Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Devendra Banhart, Of Montreal, Rilo Kiley, The Shins, Wolfmother & many many more...The SF event will have free drink, snack, music & fun!
at The Warfield (9pm)

"Love him or hate him, the self-proclaimed "Antichrist Superstar," Marilyn Manson, was indisputably among the most notorious and controversial entertainers of the 1990s. Celebrated by supporters as a crusader for free speech and denounced by detractors as little more than a poor man's Alice Cooper..."
Saturday, August 29, 2009
at Azalea Boutique (11am - 5pm)

Visit us at Azalea Boutique and get your Toms shoes personalized by our own in-house artist, or do it yourself! We'll provide the art supplies & beverages! Also, with every Tom's purchase (and/or customized pair), enter to win a $25 gift certificate to our store!
at The Independent (10pm)

"The band's sonic growth can be traced through its varied releases. Two years after Garden Ruin, Calexico has returned and is offering up Carried To Dust, the new full-length record due September 9, 2008. This new record is a shining example of Calexico's commitment to constantly molting and redefining who they are..."
at Mighty (8pm)

Sneaker Pimps is the world's largest touring sneaker hip-hop lifestyle exhibition featuring over 1500 pairs of rare, limited edition, vintage, celebrity signed, artists collaborated sneakers and a collection of sneaker inspired artwork, fashion and photography. The tour also features live street art installations, live skateboarding demonstrations, street basketball...
at Regency Center (9pm - 4am)

Limited 1500 Person Capacity, so plan ahead. Due to an overwhelming response on 1999 Ticket Sales, the $10, $15 and $20 Tickets are sold out both online & at Skills DJ Workshop. There is little chance any tickets will be available at the door so buy your pre-sale early. Classic attire strongly ecouraged. Dance like no one is watching!
at LOT 46 Nightclub & Lounge (free before 10:30pm w/ RSVP)

Come witness the VIP only Grand Opening of a brand new nightclub venue in San Francisco. LOT 46 features 8000+ sq feet in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square district! 2 Floors With Elevator Access, 3 Music Rooms, 3 Full Bars & Indoor Smoking Room!
at Madrone (9pm)

This Party will be the spot after Outside Lands Music Festival, which is right down the street in Golden Gate Park. For those reeling from the festival and still wanna boogie, GoldSweat and Solid Bump got what you need!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
at Jack London Square (see listing for times)

Street food, fresh summer fruits and veggies, live music, handcrafted local beers, ice cream sold from the back of a bicycle. Come find it all and more at Eat Real, a free festival, taking place August 28-30 at Jack London Square. Buy from your favorite street food vendors, pick up a ticket for the Beer Shed and sample from among the 40-something microbrews...
at AT&T Park (9am - 1pm)

This is the only fun run in which participants will have the unique opportunity to cross Home Plate at AT&T Park. Free tickets to that day's 1:05 p.m. baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies will be given to the first 3,000 people who sign up for the event.
at Tilden Park Golf Course (noon, tee off at 1pm)

"This year I have decided to host my own golf tournament to bring together the community to help out a great organization. The tournament will take place on Sunday, August 30th at Tilden Park Golf Course in Berkeley. The G Force Classic will be benefiting an organization that I consider partially responsible for who I am today... The Boy Scouts of America."
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

"Since their formation in New York City's Brooklyn borough in 2001, Gang Gang Dance have earned an enthusiastic underground cult following by providing experimental, left-of-center music that uses a lot of electronics but is also very percussion-minded; percussion, in fact, is a prime ingredient of their sound..."
at Bottom of the Hill (8pm)

"Dungen's fourth studio album extends the acclaimed Swedish outfit's sound past psychedelia into something far more rare. Moving beyond mere stylistic concerns, 4 finds Gustav Ejstes' focus on the extremes of Dungen's sound separating into two entities. Blazing, raw guitar workouts have their own time and place..."
Monday, August 31, 2009
at Elbo Room (9pm)

The return of Brazilian night at the Elbo Room! Two bands formed by a great mix of brazilian and american musicians, who love to groove on funk, samba, reggae and soul...
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