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Tue Sep 29 - Mon Oct 5
NightLife the Academy
This week dancing is the name of the game. Almost every night there is a great opportunity for you to shake that booty culminating in the dance festival of all festivals: LovEvolution. So close your eyes, dance your little heart out and say goodbye to September! Speaking of boo-tay, no one moves her groove thang quite like Kylie Minogue, who'll be showing us how it's done at the Fox Theater. Friday gives you Killswitch Klusterf*k at Underground SF, where twenty DJs will be throwing down two tracks each, or I (Dirtybird) SF at Mezzanine where there'll be "so much bass in the place it's like mace in your face." Now, if that doesn't sell you...By now you should be sufficiently warmed up for LovEvolution. Starting at noon, the party will be raging all day long into the night. Last year there were over 30 floats and more than 100,000 revelers, and 2009 will prove to be even bigger. If dancing in the streets isn't really your scene, there's always public drinking at Oktoberfest by the Bay or the musical stylings at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. On Sunday, eat cake! Cupcakes, that is, and a whole lot of 'em. Cupcake Camp 2 takes over Automattic at Pier 38 for three hours of more sugary goodness than your heart ever desired. So this week, be sure to eat, drink and be merry!
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Speed Racer

The Fetching Veggie Etchings


Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
Fever Ray
Mon Oct 5 at Regency Ballroom
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Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Portugal. The Man
on SF Station TV

The Pack
at 330 Ritch
DJ JayCeeOh
at Ambassador

Artist in Residence
at the SF Dump
Modernism Show
at Herbst Pavilion

The Slew
at The Independent
NightLife at the Academy
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
at The Marsh (7:30pm)

Members of LDT masterfully create original, unrehearsed tales ranging in tone from the fiercely comic to the surprisingly personal to the poignantly political. This unique performance, triggered by a single word suggested by an audience member, features storytelling...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
at 111 Minna (6pm)

If you're like most of us, you played with art as a kid (dabbled with crayons, painted an interesting looking self-portrait, cut folded up paper to make snowflakes...). But how many of us are still playing with art? Wouldn't you like to get those fun, creative juices flowing again?!
at Fox Theater (8pm)

North American fans of international pop superstar Kylie Minogue will finally get a chance to experience the icon live in concert. Over the course of her extraordinary 20-year-career, Minogue has been a global force in pop music with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide...
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (9:30pm)

Indulgence Weds has been entertaining the who's who of high fashion, the arts, music, television and film in San Francisco every Wednesday night for the past 13 years. Patrons can relax, dance, indulge in a gourmet menu, or simply enjoy good company. Placed amidst San Francisco's beautiful downtown skyline...
Thursday, October 1, 2009
at David Cunningham Projects (7pm)

An exhibition that focuses on contemporary works that deal with the wonder of natural and man-made phenomena, the nuances of magic, and the importance of retaining lore and myth in our everyday lives...
at DNA Lounge (7pm)

"Kylesa is, fundamentally, a metal group, but the Savannah, GA-based outfit is otherwise difficult to categorize: elements of hardcore punk, psychedelic stoner rock, technical speed metal, and good old-fashioned Black Sabbath sludge appear in their music. Also, with a front line consisting of three..."
at Cafe Royale (8pm)

The show will feature a variety of neighborhood resident inspired silhouettes floating overhead, wearing t-shirt and hoodie designs by Bay Area artists: Brett Amory, Chris Conlin, Nathan Lee, and the workshop's proprietor Jeffery Bruton. Designs include the neighborhood pride logos the loin and I (heart) TL, as well as...
NightLife at the Academy
Friday, October 2, 2009
at Underground SF (6pm - 10pm)

20 DJs, 2 tracks each! J.Phlip, Todd Sines, Mozaic, Craig Kuna, Adnan, Keith Kemp, The Worker, Jason Short, Amber, Kenneth Scott, Jaime James, Matt Derham, Mr. Wrong, Nick Wiliams...
at Dance Mission Theatre (8pm)

Over 70 artists from the San Francisco Bay Area will perform both traditional and modern, cutting edge-taiko-based music and dance...
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"Embracing the angular, semi-melodic influence of post-punk pioneers such as the Homosexuals and This Heat along with the electronic surfaces of fellow contemporary no-wave revivalists, Clipd Beaks began making music amid the chilly surroundings of..."
at Mezzanine (10pm - 4am)

It's the night before Lovefest! We're closing out our 2009 club series in style at our favorite soundsystem in the city - Mezzanine's massive Funktion One. So much bass in the place it's like mace in your face.
at Club 525 (10pm - 5am)

Tyrant,featuring the dynamic duo Lee Burridge & Craig Richards, are considered to be one of the first residents at the world's premier club Fabric in London. This will be the 5th annual opening night party...
Saturday, October 3, 2009
at Pier 48 (11am)

San Francisco's Pier 48 welcomes beer drinkers, Germans, German enthusiasts, fun-lovers of all kinds and really anyone else who can appreciate the art of an authentic Oktoberfest. This October 2-4, pay a special visit to Pier 48 where there will be "nonstop music, dancing, singing and the very best in German food and drink"...
from 2nd & Market Street to Civic Center Plaza (noon - 8pm)

San Francisco LovEvolution is not your ordinary parade. Instead of standing on the sidelines watching it go by, everyone is encouraged to dance (safely) in the streets with the floats as the parade moves by...
at 1015 (9pm - 4am)

Having recently completed a solo tour of Canada, Sharam was met by packed houses at some of the country's top clubs, including The One Lounge in Victoria, The Plaza in Vancouver, Barrymore's Music Hall in Ottawa, Stereo Club in Montreal, and Revolution in Kitchner...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm - 4am)

"Jack Peņate is a British singer-songwriter and musician, of English and Spanish descent, signed to XL Recordings. Known for his soulful ska fuelled songs and eccentric dancing, his live performance has received some very high praise..."
at Mezzanine (10pm)

Om Records, San Francisco's pioneer electronic music label, and the creative kings of Flavor Group deliver you an unparalleled event experience after LovEvolution at Civic Center. The lineup of music mavens will ensure a night of sweat and dancefloor detonation. Child's Play Records (Om Records) and Solid Gold Jacuzzi (Flavor Group) invite you to join us for a night of delight...
Sunday, October 4, 2009
begins at The Ferry Building (9am)

The 33rd Annual Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge 12K and 7K run/walk returns Sunday, October 4, 2009. The beautiful 12k/7k run/walk starts at the Ferry Building (in the shadow of the Bay Bridge) and heads through Fisherman's Wharf, along the Marina Green, through Crissy Field (with a breath-taking view of the Golden Gate Bridge) and finishes in the Presidio National Park...
begins at SF County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) (10am - 6pm)

Featuring international vegan cuisine, healthy food demos, speakers, live entertainment, a children's corner, and vegan speed dating!
at Speedway Meadow (11am - 8pm)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is held every year at San Francisco's Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park, welcoming all kinds of alternative acts, ranging from cockney crooner Billy Bragg to famed alt act, Old '97's. Taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass welcomes dozens of rock, country, bluegrass, indie and folk artists...
at Castro & Market (11am - 6pm)

In an effort to keep the embers burning in the fight for equal rights, this year's Castro Street Fair will facilitate wedding ceremonies and love stories on the stages of all the entertainment areas throughout the day. By showcasing inspirational couples and sharing their experience, these ceremonies and stories will become motivating...
at Automattic Pier 38 (2pm)

Last year, we threw the first ever CupcakeCamp and it was a delicious success, so much so that it became a worldwide phenomenon. It is with much excitement that we announce San Francisco's CupcakeCamp for 2009!
at The Independent (8pm)

"Jolie Holland grew up in Texas, where from a young age she experimented with writing, playing, and singing music. By her teens she had learned piano, guitar, and fiddle, and was making music her education as a traveling musician."
Monday, October 5, 2009
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Fever Ray is the title, of both project and album, an evocation of the music's sound, intense and anxious, yet luminous. It's the culmination of work that began in 2007 when Karin and Olof, the brother-sister duo who are The Knife, decided to take time out following a handful of incredible live shows. Their first two albums did well in their Swedish homeland...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

Billy Bragg was recently described by The Times newspaper as a "national treasure." In the two decades of his career Bragg has certainly made an indelible mark on the conscience of British music, becoming perhaps the most stalwart guardian of the radical dissenting tradition that stretches back over centuries of the country's political...
at The Warfield (8pm)

Motorhead are a British heavy metal band formed in London in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band was part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energized heavy metal in the late 70s and early 80s by adding influences from...
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