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With the Giants fighting for a shot at the playoffs and football season just getting under way, competition is in the air - and not just on field. Local comedians face off this week during the 35th Annual San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition. Meanwhile, raconteurs will compete at Ten Fingers for bragging rights, a cash prize, and the opportunity to guest on a new NPR storytelling show. The J Pop Summit celebrates Japanese pop culture with a variety of events, including several fashion shows and contests, and the folks at Killing My Lobster hope to win over at least a few laughs with Holds the Mayo, a new sketch comedy show inspired by food. Put your knowledge of San Francisco to the test with the SF Secrets Tour and flaunt your facial hair at Loveboat II featuring Mustache Harbor. Or join thousands as they make their journey North to Mendocino for the annual Earthdance Global Dance Festival for Peace.

Question of the Week: When does Suckers vocalist Quinn Walker plan to quit smoking? Find the answer in this week's guide and be the first to email it to [email protected] for a chance to win tickets to JJ Grey & Mofro at the Fillmore!

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Vol 22
Summer Climax 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
at The Fillmore (8pm)

The guitars start at a lilt, and the gritty croon of vocalist Hamilton Leithauser is unmistakable: you know you're listening to the Walkmen. And by the time "Louisiana" ends, in an increasingly insistent sonic carnival of trumpet, piano and an almost-Caribbean beat...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
at Cafe Royale (8pm)

If you've lived, you've got a story. Whether it's about your first steps or your first vibrator, we want to hear it. Tell it at Ten Fingers, a live storytelling event, for the chance to win $150 or be featured on the all-new NPR storytelling show, Snap Judgment...
at Biscuits & Blues (8pm)

Sixteen very promising comedians from around the country, chosen from hundreds of applicants by producers Anne and Jon Fox, will be on hand to each offer up their very best five to seven minute routine. The show will kick off 23 performances...
Thursday, September 16, 2010
at Zeum Theater (see listing for times)

KML co-founder Paul Charney returns to the group to conceive and direct this full-length sketch comedy show all about food. A buffet of funny, KML Holds the Mayo pokes fun at locavores, omnivores, and everything in between...
at New People (see listing for times)

Different aspects of Japanese and Asian film, anime, fashion design, music and other forms of pop culture will be celebrated in a series of unique screenings, interactive discussions, multimedia presentations and live performances...
at 111 Minna Gallery (see listing for times)

Walking onboard, what can I expect? You will be greeted by beauties with leis around neck. Sip a tropical drink (pina coloda, margarita, mai tai, etc.), enjoy live music by amazing musicians and entertainers...
Summer Climax 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
at 941Geary (7pm - 11pm)

The inaugural exhibition, Flotsam's Wonder World, by the artist Mike Shine will see a full transformation of 941Geary into an art "opera" complete with films, music, carnival tent, games, and over 200 mixed media pieces...
at The Warfield (9pm)

"Formerly known as Cherry, New York's rock-meets-electronica duo Ratatat feature multi-instrumentalist/programmer Evan Mast and guitarist Mike Stroud..."
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

When Pennywise vocalist Jim Lindberg left the band last year after 20 years, nine studio albums, almost four million records sold and countless sold-out tour dates, many people in the music world assumed that would be the last they'd hear from Lindberg for a while...
at 1015 (10pm)

The biggest international party at San Francisco's largest nightclub - 1015. Featuring a full live band performance by Lena Katina of t.A.T.u. and a massive end-of-summer party with SF top DJs: Aykut, Frenchy Le Freak, Trevor Simpson, and more. t.A.T.u. has been Russia's biggest musical export for over a decade now...
140 miles NE of SF (see listing for times)

A sweet new spot in the beautiful woods of Nor Cal. Enjoy massage, live art, fire dancing, pool time, yoga, taiji & mediation workshops and of course 3 days of non-stop, sick DJs and performers sure to blow your mind. Lets bid farewell to this epic summer right!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
at Black Oak Ranch (all day)

Earthdance, the Global Dance Festival for Peace has grown to become the world's largest simultaneous music and dance event. Founded in 1997, with 22 cities and 18 countries participating, Earthdance events have occurred in over 350 cities in over 50 countries. , with locations ranging from the club-lands of New York to the rainforests of Brazil...
at Concourse Exhibition Center (see listing for times)

You won't see yourself coming and going when you wear a one-of-a-kind vintage gown to your next gala. We have the originals that inspired today's Red Carpet choices. From Edwardian to Mod. From Haute Couture to Hot Couture and everything in between...
at Northstar Cafe (4pm - 8pm)

Seven Years and running...The North Beach Bar Run is the biggest Pub Crawl of the year (over 1500 participants in 2009).
at The Independent (9pm)

On his new album, Black Noise, the producer and DJ, who lives in Berlin and Paris, claims: music slumbers in all matter; any sound, even silence, is already music. The mission, then, must be to render audible what is unheard and unheard of: black noise, a frequency that is inaudible to man. Black noise often...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

"Just like The Strokes' Julian Casablancas before him, Bloc Party's Kele is opting for a dance floor-friendly approach for his upcoming solo album, The Boxer. The first single called is "Tenderoni", and not a Chromeo cover. The song is filled with enough of electro-gusto to make the room sweat, courtesy of the exuberant XXXChange (of the Spank Rock clan)."
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

Imagine a scene from a Bollywood movie smack in the middle of a thumping nightclub-swirling colors, the rhythm of pounding feet, and the relentless energy of brilliant beats-that's Non Stop Bhangra. Non Stop Bhangra is a non-stop party, featuring dance...
at Club Deluxe (9:30pm)

An evening of music performed karaoke style with musical backing by a live Honky Tonk Band...
Sunday, September 19, 2010
at Justin Herman Plaza (11am)

Up to 500 yogis will be doing yoga together in joy and generosity. Yoga aid is bringing the San Francisco community together to initiate change locally and create change globally...
at Sharon Meadow (noon - 5pm)

San Francisco's comedy community is pulling out all the stops to bring laughter to the masses in the 30th annual free outdoor festival showcasing 30 comedians on one stage in a five-hour marathon of mirth. This who's who of comedy also features the Stand-up Comedy Legend Award...
at Satori Dance Studio (2:30pm - 6:30pm)

Hop on the bus as Tyler MacNiven of SFSecrets fame takes us on a tour of some of his favorite secrets. Past trips have included a giant sundial, mosaic steps, the site of a duel more than a century ago (that we re-enacted with water balloons!)...
at The Milk Bar (8pm - 1am)

Come celebrate with the SF Amoeba crew, and enjoy a night of music, drinks, and dancing!
at Community Music Center (8pm)

sfSoundSeries presents a rare performance of Train, a 20+ minute scene from Philip Glass's seminal opera, "Einstein on the Beach" (1976)...
Monday, September 20, 2010
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

As a founding member, songwriter, instrumentalist and vocalist in Vivian Girls and drummer and occasional vocalist in Crystal Stilts, Frankie Rose has been an integral part of two of the most highly acclaimed and influential groups to come out of Brooklyn's still-vital...
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