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Tue Sep 23 - Mon Sep 29, 2008
Look Out Weekend

No, the rodeo is not coming into town, but the Folsom Street Fair is whipping SF into a frenzy this weekend. Leather lovers will be celebrating this weekend at the country's largest street fair celebrating the BDSM community. And if the Folsom Street Fair isn't quite up your alley...there's always every booklovers favorite day: The Biggest Book Sale on the West Coast at Fort Mason Center on Thursday. And for a cultural infusion, we have the 5th Annual Bay Area Hawaiian Film Festival at Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center and the SF Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation. On Saturday night Surya Dub brings us a hefty helping of dubstep at Club Six. And on Monday the Bike Kitchen's holds its 5-year Anniversary Benefit Party at El Rio. Watch mechanics compete on stage and pick up fresh-off-the-press t-shirts!

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Yum Diary
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"Indie wunderkind Liam Finn has burst onto the musical landscape with the force and presence of an artist twice his age. The 23-year-old New Zealander plays nearly every instrument on his first solo release I'll Be Lightning, a responsibility he doesn't relinquish when performing live..."
at Yoshi's Oakland (8pm & 10pm)

"With his crystal-clear singing voice and vibrant, classically-inspired playing, Jose Gonzalez is one of today's most remarkable artists, and a testament to the irrefutable power of one man and a guitar. His debut album 'Veneer' captured his magical sound in its purest state, simply beautiful and beautifully simple. Touching on a remarkable array of influences, from folk to classic pop to a dazzling spectrum of world music..."
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
at Urban Outfitters (7pm)

For those who missed King Khan last show in the city, come get a chance to see King Khan and friends play a free show at Urban Outfitters that will benefit KUSF.
at Vessel (9pm)

Come early to Vessel and get complimentary Jack Daniels Tasting 9pm - 10pm. Resident DJ's Sleazemore & Rchrd Oh?! will be spinning your beats all night long, along with a special set by Sinden (UK).
Thursday, September 25, 2008
at Fort Mason Center (see listing for times)

Book lovers get ready! Friends of the San Francisco Public Library is hosting their biggest book sale to date. The 44th Annual Big Book Sale, the largest book sale on the West Coast, is just around the corner with over 50,000 more books than last year! The sale will also feature DVDs, CDs, books on tape, cassette tapes, vinyl, VHS, and other forms of media.
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm - 1am)

Bomb Hip-Hop presents a night of live hip-hop music with Sweatshop Union, Kyprios, Phat Kat (of J Dilla fame), DJ Design, Celsius 7 and Cambo of The Instant Messengers.
Yum Diary
Friday, September 26, 2008
at Cathedral Hill Hotel (5pm - 10pm)

What better way for San Francisco fashionistas to spend a Friday evening than sipping cocktails while partaking in some serious pre-holiday shopping! Fashion fans are invited to "Fashion Bash" where they can indulge in designer shopping at heavily discounted prices, pamper themselves with a make-upper in the pre-holiday Benefit Cosmetics Lounge, and enjoy a complimentary spa service...
at Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center (8pm - 2am)

"Hula: 2500 Miles Away From Home" A presentation on how Hula in the Bay Area has survived so far from Hawaii. We also pay homage to our Kumu Hula, past and present...
at The Warfield (8pm)

"One of the cornerstone bands of the '90s punk revival, Rancid's unabashedly classicist sound drew heavily from the Clash's early records, echoing their left-leaning politics and fascination with ska, while adding a bit of post-hardcore crunch. While some critics dismissed Rancid as derivative, others praised their political commitment, surging energy, and undeniable way with a hook..."
at Brainwash (8pm)

Since summer 2005, The Luxury have been transmitting their brand of British/American rock across the airwaves, over the ether and through the nightclub air with grace and gusto, earning fans around the globe, critical acclaim, award nominations, and radio airplay across the United States.
at Li Po Lounge (10pm - 2am)

The Night Kitchen celebrates its first Friday edition by hosting the breathtaking breakcore turntablist Baseck from Los Angeles. Joined by veteran DJ Selector Dub U and ubiquitous SF figure Emcee Child, the basement of Chinatown's Li Po Lounge will come alive with raw, freeform dance stylings of every shape and size...
Saturday, September 27, 2008
at Lilah Belles (11am)

Free Samples of Sandwiches & Salads, Free Beverages, Free dessert and eco-friendly bags 11am - 2pm. All Entrees $5 for first three hours
at Element Lounge (7pm)
If you are single - this is the event to be at! Bottom line! DateSwitch.com is SF's #1 speed dating event service and the best way out there to meet other singles and walk away with quality dates lined up. The low pressure, fun, effective, and time efficient way to meet other great singles!
at Club Six (9pm - 3am)

The time has come for one of the most highly anticipated shows to hit San Francisco. Surya Dub, SF Guardian's Best of the Bay for "Best Ambassadors of Dread Bass," welcomes none other than The Bug alongside Warrior Queen hot off his new release "London Zoo" on Ninja Tune Recordings.
at Ruby Skye (10pm - afterhours)

"Found lurking in the creative laboratory known as the 'deadmau5 disco den of despair and inequity' this creative ingenue runs the gamut of beats unlike any other. Since his inception deadmau5 has stormed our planet with chart topping action and playlists from the best of the best..."
at Studio Gracia (10pm - 6am)

Paul Takahashi, aka Paul T, is an underground culture trendsetter whose disco djing skills have earned him high degree accolades in the avant Nu Disco scenes. Paul T sees Disco through different lens. He drops drippy filtered psychedelic 'spaceship-landing' Nu Discospheric selections mixed in an expert fashion with keen attention to vibe and programming.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
at Folsom Street (11am - 6pm)

The Folsom Street Fair is a true San Francisco original. With over 400,000 people in attendance covering 13 city blocks, the Fair is the largest leather/fetish event in the world and the third largest, single-day outdoor event in California. Folsom Street Events is thrilled to celebrate the historic 25th Folsom Street Fair with style and a week's worth of truly outstanding events and programs over the course of San Francisco Leather Week.
at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation (noon - 9pm)

A Taste of Greece" is an annual fund raising event sponsored by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, San Francisco. There'll be dinner music, dancing, wine tasting, and entertainment. If you like greek food and culture, this is an event that you should definitely check out.
at Cathedral Hill Hotel (1:30pm - 7:30pm)

Opel productions, The DeepEnd and BigSmile bring you a New party at a new Space just in time for what is typically the Best weather this city sees. DJs from Green Gorilla Lounge, Sunset/Pacific Sound, The Space Cowboys along of course with The DeepEnd and Opel bring you a whole different kind of daytime party at the Cathedral Hill Hotel.
at The Independent (8:30pm)
"Previously best known for being the vessel through which Devendra Banhart introduced the world to his penis belt/skirt thing, Megapuss is well on its way towards becoming a real band. The duo of Devendra and Priestbird percussionist/ multi-instrumentalist Greg Rogove will release their debut album Surfing via Neil Young's record label Vapor Records...
Monday, September 29, 2008
at El Rio (8pm - 1am)

Sip on $1 drinks and enjoy music from Geographer, Excuses for Skipping, Maldextra + Argentina! Win sweet raffle prizes! Watch mechanics compete on stage! See a slideshow of our last 5 years! Pick up fresh-off-the-press t-shirts and hand-printed posters! All proceeds benefit the build-out of our new space on Alabama + 18th St. Help us get a little closer to our $100K goal - we're already half way there!
at Slim's (9pm)
Through his music, Burning Spear has consistently been able to educate, inform, and uplift people the world over with his positive message based on honesty, peace, and love. One of the most brilliant and respected roots artists in Jamaica's history...
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