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If last weekend was about whips and chains, this weekend is all about house music, beers and boats. But tonight it's all about books with famed and beloved SF author Armistead Maupin doing a special reading from The Berlin Stories at City Lights Bookstore. Then on Thursday night get inked up at the Asian Art Museum's monthly soiree MATCHA with a Japanese Tattoo theme. Today marks 35 days until the Presidential Election and we are soon going to be hitting the final phase of this historic race. Get into the groove on Friday at Barack the Vote at Poleng Lounge. The next day get the family out for the Sandcastle Building Contest at Ocean Beach; watch what happens when kids and engineers put their minds together! But if body glitter and booty shorts are more your thing, then no doubt you've been anticipating SF LoveFest. On Sunday take a trip out to Treasure Island for the always fun SF International Dragon Boat Festival, or hop on the bus and drink in Oktoberfest by the Bay at Festival Pavilion.

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Craigslist Boot Camp
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
at Oracle Arena (6:30pm)

After wrapping up its fourth season, So You Think You Can Dance brings its Top 10 performers to the HP Pavilion to pop, lock, twist and kick their way around the venue's massive stage. Favorites from this season include Chelsie Hightower, William Wingfield, Katee Shean, Mark Kanemura and winner Joshua Allen. Allen, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, rolled with the punches throughout the competition in pairs and solos...
at City Lights Bookstore (7pm)

Armistead Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three novels in the Tales series...
at Concourse Exhibition Center (7pm)

Since 1984 this Irish-British import has been changing the sound of contemporary music. Admittedly they say they never know how their music will turn out, or the kind of impact it will have on the masses. The band is quick to show that this isn't a Britney Spears brand of pop, with their first full length American release Loveless...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
at Harlot (8pm)
Happy Birthday, Rumble! You have successfully shaken booties, rocked faces, and drunked people up for a whole year! Why mess with a good thing? The Rumble is back once again with BAGeL Ted and Aaron Axelsen of Live 105 on the decks. Plus a live set from 2am Club. Free vodka and Red Bull from 8-9!
at Vessel (9pm)

Kid Cudi and Hollywood Holt are coming to Vessel on October 1st. With Kanye West blogging about Hollywood's dope beats and Kid Cudi garnering press from publications such as Spin and Rolling Stone, these two are sure to prove what the hype is all about. Don't miss this rad show with 2 for 1 drinks all night!
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)
"Based either side of London but originally hailing from the same small town in Essex, the duo's immaculate conception was born in a half hour burst of creative alchemy and has since created enormous buzz, combining witty and shockingly spot-on decrees from the mind of vocalist Scroobius Pip with producer dan le sac's mesmeric electro blessed beats..."
Thursday, October 2, 2008
at Asian Art Museum (5pm - 9pm)

There's more to getting inked than you think. Tattoo artist Horitaka, apprentice to the ultimate master Horiyoshi III, will talk about the time-honored art of Japanese tattoos, a culture of beauty, commitment, and history. See LIVE demonstrations of traditional (no electric needles!) and modern techniques. Joining Horitaka's diverse, talented crew of tattooists will be special guests from Japan. Dip into the world of samurai on guided gallery tours, sample refreshing teas from Ito En, soak up DJ Saiman's aural offerings, enjoy a cocktail with friends, and much more.
at The Grand (8pm)
Ever since emerging as a member of Black Star in the late 1990s, Talib Kweli is one of the few artists making commercially viable music that matters. The Brooklyn bred rapper's hard-hitting music has been able to educate and entertain simultaneously. So it is no wonder that at the peak of their fame, both Jay-Z and 50 Cent named Talib Kweli as one of their favorite rappers.
at Roe (5pm, runway event at 8:30pm)

An Avant Garde Fashion Show Featuring Designers: Kittinhawk, Tilla Abbitt, Svetlana Pedan, Gibbous plus G Star. Music by Commodore 69 & DJ Method.
at Supperclub (9pm - 2am)

A benefit for NextAid in the spirit of LoveFest. Featuring Jenö, Lance DeSardi, Alland Byallo, DJ Adnan, dCoy, Fil Latorre, Javaight...
Craigslist Boot Camp
Friday, October 3, 2008
at Pyramid Incorporated (see listing for times)

The Get Connected Summit is an Unprecedented 2-Day Electronic Music, Media & Technology Career Education, Advancement and Mentoring Event, with panels, performances, contests. The GCS immersion experience will connect attendees to a targeted group of electronic music, media and technology professionals through intimate panels, in-depth product demonstrations, artist performances and label showcases.
at 111 Minna (9pm)

Witness some of The Bay's Top Underground Hip-Hop Crews on 1 Stage with Artwork on display by the Lords Graffiti Crew.
at YBCA (dinner at 6pm, dance at 9pm)

YBCA brings together Hip Hop Superstar Mos Def and Event Designer Extraordinaire Stanlee Gatti for one of the biggest galas of the year. Benefitting YBCA's Fund for New Work, which supports innovative living artists of our time, Artists Ball is known for its amazing décor, fantastic costumes and headliner entertainment.
at Mighty (10pm)
Join us as Lee returns for his 4th year! Expect things to be a tad bit weirder! Weird Room:Lee Burridge, Tim McCormack, Mike Khoury. Patio: Naveen G, Clint Stewart, Jeffery Allen, DJ Confidence. VWP Room: Jason Short, Mike Hiratzka, Treavor Moontribe.
at Poleng Lounge (10pm)

Our first event in January was so successful, we had to bring it back... and this one is extremely important, because it marks 1 month before the biggest election of our lifetime. We've got an unprecedented lineup of the City's best and brightest doing their part to get you to move...
Saturday, October 4, 2008
at Ocean Beach (10am - 4pm)

Over the years, the Sandcastle Classic became so large that it was moved to the more expansive Ocean Beach, where thousands of people come to watch each year. The Sandcastle Classic is now the largest sandcastle event in Northern California.
at Golden Gate Park (all day)

Featuring Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Gogol Bordello, Bonnie Prince Billy, Earl Scruggs, MC Hammer, Tift Merrit, Ben Kweller, Loudon Wainwright III, Emmylou Harris and many more...
at Market Street (noon - 8pm)

The parade will start at San Francisco's 2nd and Market Streets and the love will continue all the way to Civic Center Plaza for a giant outdoor dance club for all ages and all people to celebrate music, love, diversity, tolerance, peace, and community.
at Workspace (3pm - 9pm)

Get in an argument with a watering can. Build a catapult from cardboard. Start a revolution. You never know what your task will be at one of Oliver Herring's TASK parties, but this October San Franciscans will have an opportunity to experience this free mass performance art event for themselves as part of SF Camerawork's fall exhibition I feel I am free but I know I am not.
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)
By turns cuddly and chaotic, San Francisco's Deerhoof mixes noise, sugary melodies, and an experimental spirit into sweetly challenging and utterly distinctive music.
at Ruby Skye (9pm)
Come experience three nights of dynamic performances at your favorite house music venue Ruby Skye! Immerse yourself in love after dark with these house beats from world famous DJs.
at Anon Salon (9pm)

Come fill your ears with love with DJs, Jocelyn (Get Freaky), Satsi (Ammo), Smoove (NewsBreakz), Icon, Patricio (LABADJ) Delachaux (Dark Kabaret) & MORE! With eats and many special guests, this annual Love party is not one to be missed.
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)

3 rooms of diverse music, featuring the mighty Elite Force (Lot 49 / U & A Recordings , UK), joined by breaks powerhouse Vandal (Lot 49, UK), making his U.S. debut! Support from Syd Gris, Hoj, Dex Stakker, Vinkalmann (Opulent Temple), Worthy (Dirtybird), Scott Carrelli (Satellite / Qool), ICON, Erik Rumors (Metrowize), and Alixr (Friends & Family, rEvolution).
Sunday, October 5, 2008
at Treasure Island (10am)

This year marks our fourth year at our incredibly beautiful and scenic new home - Treasure Island. With the continued growth of dragon boating in the Bay Area, the California Dragon Boat Association (CDBA) again expects record attendance in all divisions this year.
at SF County Fair Building (10am - 6pm)

"Our Award Winning Festival celebrates its 9th year with an action packed weekend of very informative lectures by the movers and shakers of the vegetarian movement," said Dixie Mahy, the President of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, "plus creative vegan cooking demos; international cuisine to sample or buy; a Children's Corner play area, and a variety of world entertainment."
at Festival Pavilion (11am - 7pm)
The annual celebration of all things German, this is the largest festival of its kind in California, with authentic food, drink, music, dancing & German arts & crafts.
at Cafe Cocomo (noon - midnight)

Featuring DJs Galen, Solar, J-Bird, Deron, Tasho and special guests TBA.
at Booksmith (3pm - 5pm)

The Graveyard Book is Neil Gaiman's first full-length novel for middle-grade readers since the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Coraline. And like Coraline, this book is sure to enchant and surprise young readers as well as Neil Gaiman's legion of adult fans.
at Slim's (9pm)

Gogol Bordello brings high-energy gypsy punk cabaret to Slim's on October 5 to benefit Muttville, a nonprofit organization that rescues senior dogs from shelters and finds them happy homes in which to live out their days. San Francisco's cabaret queen Connie Champagne will emcee.
at Bimbo's 365 Club (7pm)

"A benefit for Cynthia Noonan, a good friend of Sam Beam's who was stricken with a disease that has left her paralyzed from the chest down. Proceeds go toward her physical therapy, which is her only chance at recovering some of the use of her limbs."
Yum Diary
Monday, October 6, 2008
at Castro Theatre (7:30pm)
"John Waters' one-man show is a "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of Trash." Focusing in on Waters' early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, and the extremes of the contemporary art world..."
at Davies Symphony Hall (8pm)
The David Byrne/Brian Eno record "was born as a dinner conversation," Says Eno. "I mentioned [To Byrne] that I had accumulated a lot of music, which, despite my intentions, I had never formed into songs. David volunteered to give them a try. By and large, we stuck to our separate territories: I worked on the instrumentals, and he generally focused on the lyrics and vocals...
at Bottom of the Hill (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 Minneapolis, MN, in 2003..."
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