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Tue Aug 26 - Mon Sep 1, 2008

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While many made the trek to Burning Man this week the rest of the city has been hard at work putting together some incredible events to help you enjoy the upcoming Labor Day weekend - SF style. Fans of LCD Soundsystem and Out Hud will be bouncing around the sold out crowd at Wednesdays !!! performance at The Independent. On Thursday you may just get a taste of whats to come in November when you join thousands of Obama supporters at the Hyatt Regency for a Live feed of Obama's DNC Nomination. True Skool puts on a 'Thank You' night at Mighty on Friday with a diverse group of DJ's spinning Reggae to Electro. On the weekend, celebrate locally grown organic foods while enjoying top notch musical acts including Medeski, Martin & Wood, Gnarls Barkley and more at the Slow Food Rocks event at the Great Meadow at Fort Mason. Swap your car for yoga lessons or roller skates when Embarcadero closes from Bayview to Chinatown for Sunday Streets. Finish off your long weekend with family, friends and over 60 musicians at the Art & Soul Festival at Oakland City Hall Plaza.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

"Lewis, strong as both a jazz/folk singer and musician, creates an album that distinguishes itself as a diverse emblem of an extremely talented and original artist." - Amplifier
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"Known to be one of the most important figures in rap history, Ice Cube began his career with the notorious West Coast gangsta rap group N.W.A. two decades ago. At the height of the group's success, Ice Cube broke away to start his own solo career. His initial release, 'Amerikkka's Most Wanted' sold over a million coppies...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
at The Independent (7:30pm)

The curiously named !!!, whose moniker can be pronounced by repeating any one-syllable percussive sound three times (e.g., "chk chk chk"), formed in 1996. The eight members of !!! had grown up playing various breeds of punk and experimental music and increasingly found themselves wanting to play music in the vein of the stuff they were dancing to...
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

"What the hell is Yacht Rock? It's an online TV series devoted to the soft-rock hitmakers of the '70s and '80s. It's hilarious, it's educational, it's the reason that people walk around in sailing outfits at parties now. Come see John Oates rule over Daryl Hall with an iron fist; see the Eagles rumble with Steely Dan..."
Thursday, August 28, 2008
at Hyatt Regency (5:30pm)
San Francisco Celebrates Barack Obama's Nomination. Watch the Acceptance Speech on Live Video Feed while enjoying light refreshments and entertainment.
at El Rio (7pm)

The Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema "has become a traditional Labor Day weekend event for Bernal residents and city-wide film lovers. Film and video mini-documentaries, art, fiction, animation, narratives, and music videos are shown under the stars to local appreciative audiences...
at Azul (7pm)

In a typical izakaya (sake pub) the food is served in small plates and are much more savory dishes that are enjoyed before and after the main evening events. So in the tradition of the izakaya with a U.S. twist...
Friday, August 29, 2008
at Berkeley City Club (8pm)

The Bay Area's award-winning Rough and Tumble presents Candide, Len Jenkin's adaptation of Voltaire's sardonically satiric masterpiece skewering the metaphysical philosophy of optimism, religion, politics, and romance. Using humor to expose some difficult truths about human nature...
at Pink (10pm)

It's a Fashion show you don't wanna miss out on with Makeup by Dior, Hair by Alcheme, and Designers Anya, Angel James, and Podoll. Music to groove to will be by DJ's Franky Boss, Julius Papp, and DJ MFR.
at Mighty (10pm)

Paying back the SF Nightlife community for years of dedicated support with a $5 party. The All-Star lineup spinning a diverse mix of hip hop, dancehall, old school, R&B, funk, breaks, and electro for the capacity crowd that converges at this San Francisco landmark event...
Saturday, August 30, 2008
at Great Meadow at Fort Mason (11am - 7pm)

Slow Food Rocks is a two-day music celebration taking place at the spectacular Great Meadow at Fort Mason, with the back drop of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Featuring an eclectic line-up of artists, the two-day festival is part of the Slow Food Nation '08 inaugural festival.
at Lime (10pm)

You're invited to Vanity Affair, a new monthly fashion event at Lime. Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and small plates in this lounge environment and take in a runway show featuring up and coming local fashion designers and boutiques. This month features the designs of Coco LeBri and premium vintage from Sui Generis, set to the sounds of DJ LXNDR.
at Roe (10pm - 3am)
Featuring 3 Levels of Entertainment with Sounds by: DJ Dirtyhertz, Vahid and DJ Trevor Simpson...Sexy, Funky, Soulful House.
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)
Featuring Doc Martin & Mark Farina...A very special night of spirit, music and dance...
Sunday, August 31, 2008
at Embarcadero (9am - sunset)

From Bayview to Chinatown, all along the Embarcadero, SF streets will be OPEN for fun and healthy recreational activities on two Sundays this summer. That's right, No Cars! Free activities include yoga, Tai Chi, rollerskating, bike lessons, soccer, aerobics, dance classes, and much more. Come on out and play your way! Psst, pass it on!
at Thee Parkside (11am)

There will be a car show! bake sale, pin up contest, and raffle at the show!
at Elk Glenn Meadow (noon to sunset)

A Free Labor Day Weekend Event. Spinning Hip Hop, Soul, Reggae, rare groove and all your favorite Sunday afternoon delights!
at Peacock Meadows (1pm - 5pm)

Kevvy Kev is a legendary bay area hip hop DJ and the host of the world's longest continuously running hip hop radio show. The Drum runs on Sundays 6-9pm PST on KZSU 90.1 as it has for 24 years now. To celebrate 24 years on the air, Kevvy Kev's hosting yet another free Bang the Drum concert, featuring 24 DJs and 24 MCs for an afternoon of the illest hip hop around...
at Cafe Cocomo (2pm - 2am)

It's time to celebrate and enjoy the fruits of our Labor d'Amore. Yes! That's right, Stateside it's Labor Day Weekend, and you know that means its time to put on your dancing shoes and join us for another installment of Stompy/Sunset at Cocomo. First up, alongside residents, Rick Preston will servin' it outside on the patio...
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)
"Laura's musical venturing began a few years ago when she began playing humble shows in Portland (unless you count playing shows at local nursing homes, which she has done for some time). In the Winter/Spring of 2006, she recorded her debut full-length album, 'If You Come to Greet Me' with the wonderful Adam Selzer at his Type Foundry studios in portland..."
at Slide (10pm - afterhours)

"Laura's musical venturing began a few years ago when she began playing humble shows in Portland (unless you count playing shows at local nursing homes, which she has done for some time). In the Winter/Spring of 2006, she recorded her debut full-length album, 'If You Come to Greet Me' with the wonderful Adam Selzer at his Type Foundry studios in portland..."
Monday, Sep 1, 2008
at Oakland City Hall Plaza (11am - 6pm)

Six concert stages will be packed with an eclectic all-star lineup of 60 national recording artists and hot Bay Area bands to please every musical taste. Bring the entire family. Kids will love the Family Fun Zone with rides, hands-on activities, entertainment and special performances. Plus admission is free for kids 12 and under! Stroll the Global Artisan Marketplace for great art and unique gifts to take home.
at Presidio Parade Ground (2:30pm)

Come see 'Pericles' Shakespeare's heroic tale of adventure, featuring a live soundtrack played by the cast. Bring your family, friends, a blanket and a picnic to enjoy professional theater at no charge!
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