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It's a short week after the Labor Day holiday, but there is no shortage of awesome events in San Francisco. The Electronic Music Festival returns with five nights of performances at venues throughout the city and Burners can keep the Playa spark alive with After Burn. The 120 Minutes party celebrates its two-year anniversary with Mascara and oOoOO and the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival is back for its 17th year with two days of sweets, live music and chef demonstrations. Union Square's top shopping destinations host pop-up fashion shows and offer special deals for Fashion's Night Out and Workshop hosts a Sunday Streets Block Party with Chicken and Waffles, drinks and other tasty edibles. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are back in action outside at the Greek Theater and Devo and Blondie team up for a dance party at The Warfield.

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Doin' It In the Park
at GGP
SF Zine Fest
at SF County Fair Building
at Regency Ballroom
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
at Amoeba (5pm)

Future Islands' romantic synth sound scales new heights with On the Water, the Baltimore trio's most ambitious and fully realized statement yet. Built around a song cycle exploring love, loss, and memory, their latest album finds the band continuing to deliver pounding rhythms...
at Cafe du Nord (7:30pm)

A lush array of looping and vocal/violin gymnastics... Kishi Bashi's debut full-length, 151a, is a bright and soaring avant-pop record written primarily on violin - Kishi Bashi's main instrument which has brought him to record and tour with the likes of Regina Spector...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
at multiple locations

Five evenings of stimulating performances and installations by internationally recognized artists and musicians in the electronic music field. This year's lineup includes a wide array of electronic music pioneers, modern innovators...
at Monarch (9pm)

One of the secrets of Boston hip-hop is how many heads work in relative obscurity here at home, only to be heralded on other continents as heroes. DJ KON is one of those cats. Along with his partner Amir, Kon is responsible for the mixtape series and re-edit label known as...
Thursday, September 6, 2012
at Union Square (6pm)

A fabulous evening filled with style inspiration, giveaways, raffles, mini-makeovers, fashion celebs, snacks, drinks and, of course, the latest fall trends often on live models with opportunities to meet the designers in person...
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

California native Ramona Gonzalez first began her transcendent minimalist dance-pop escapades in the privacy of her own home in Los Angeles. With the aid of her multitrack cassette recorder and whatever keyboards, drum machines, and...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"I've taken a long time off, I've grown up, I have a new sense of appreciation of all I've achieved and how lucky I have been to be in this position. Before it had all happened so quickly, it was so full on for six years it was hard to gain any perspective..."
Friday, September 7, 2012
at 1015 (10pm - 6am)

SF debut of the new live show by these living legends An-Ten-Nae and Laura Low (DJ Laura), stirring up music hungry populations across the country From Coachella to Shambhala! Their huge booming sound will make any party drop it LOW!
at Greek Theatre (7:30pm)

With its unique and universal appeal, their hit single "Home" soared to over 775,000 downloads. After intensive touring throughout 2009-2011, including hit appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella...
at Elbo Room (10pm)

"Darkness and insanity... buncha pretty people wearing a lot of black and losing they minds to evil slowed up bass and flashing lights... facemelting laser shows coupled with some of the best acts you may or may not have known..."
at Underground SF (9pm)

"The man of many names has let his house party ready alter ego, Les Sins, out on the loose. Les Sins has released two new tracks that are blessed with impressive beats. 'Fetch' is an electronic dream - a dancefloor ready anthem with spurts of r&b crooning..."
Saturday, September 8, 2012
at Ghirardelli Square (noon - 5pm)

Benefiting Project Open Hand. Projected to be the biggest one yet, this two-day long celebration of chocolate will feature sampling by some of the finest local dessert companies and of course Ghirardelli Chocolate!
at Marina Green (11am - 3pm)

For 48 years, the Rolex Big Boat Series has provided stadium style yacht racing on San Francisco Bay. Over four days of racing, world class sailors - from Olympians to America's Cup sailors - will compete in this annual classic which features grand prix racing yachts...
at Haines Gallery (4pm - 6pm)

A new series of daguerreotypes in his fourth exhibition at Haines Gallery. The works on view in Yosemite are the result of his three-year investigation into perfecting the creation of in-camera daguerreotypes...
at Slim's (9pm)

With their distinctive, A Clockwork Orange influenced image, sensational live shows and catchy, anthemic songs, The Adicts are one of the most easily recognizable punk bands of all time...
at Roxie Theater (7pm & 9pm)

The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films is a celebration of the rebellious nature at the heart of all great filmmaking. SF Shorts screens a range of films so wide viewers will have trouble getting their arms, and heads, around it...
Sunday, September 9, 2012
at One Ferry Plaza (all day)

"This month features one of our all time fave's upstairs overlooking the Bay. BBQ served all day out in the patio on the water."
at Workshop (11am - 3pm)

The streets are shutting down and it ends right at Workshop. So, from 11-3pm, we'll be hosting Fried Chicken & Waffles from Angry Man Eats, drinks from The Secret Hooch Society, McVicker's Pickles, Sweets, our teachers vending & all kinds of fun stuff...
at DNA Lounge (8pm)

As a name, Covenant - with its biblical overtones - was perhaps a bit ambitious for an upstart band of teenagers from southern Sweden armed with rudimentary electronics, but it ended up being extraordinarily fitting...
Monday, September 10, 2012
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Michael Gira founded the seminal NYC band Swans in 1982. Quickly infamous for their punishing, brutal and repetitive onslaughts of sound, extreme volume levels, and the self-abusing, abject shouts and growls of Gira's sloganeering vocals, Swans gradually transformed over 15 years...
at The Warfield (8pm)

Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein, along with newer Blondie band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen, will be playing the acclaimed songs from their most recent album Panic of Girls, as well as the biggest hits from their storied four-decade career...
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