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Whether you get your thrills from the Blue Angels lighting up the sky at Fleet Week, the capacity crowds cheering AT&T Park as the Giants look for success in the playoffs, or the numerous live music and club events about town, it's a great time of year to be in SF! Start the week with indie-rock stalwart Guided by Voices and settle into the groove with 2010 buzz band Caribou. Educate yourself in the arts scene with Art Explosion Fall Open Studios. Taste from 250 selections at the 4th Annual WhiskyFest and chase the hangover away at Big Nate's Barbeque 20th Anniversary Party, featuring $10 all-you-can-eat BBQ, or El Rio's 32nd B-Day Party. Liz Phair and the Eels offer more throwbacks to a bygone era of good tunes, and you can't lose with Beats for Boobs.

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at Fox Theater

at 103 Harriet
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at The Warfield

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at The Fillmore
at The Warfield

5 Year Anniversary
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NightLife at the Academy
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
at Fox Theater - Oakland (8pm)

Broken Bells met with an instantly and unanimously positive critical reception: Rolling Stone hailed the album as "the year's coolest left field pop disc" in a 4-star lead review, while Wired described it as "crazy good stuff" and...
at Greek Theatre (6:30pm)

Johnson's tour will also collaborate with over 150 hand-chosen community groups around the world as part of Johnson's All At Once Community. This year's All At Once campaign will focus on supporting non-profit groups and engaging...
at The Warfield (8pm)

Since GBV's breakup, their 1994 album Bee Thousand was heralded by at the top of their list (#1) of the "100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time"...
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
at Bryant Courtyards Arts Complex (5pm - 8pm)

Two prominent Los Angeles artists are collaborating on a show in a re-purposed old winery building in San Francisco's Mission District. The show, entitled Courtyards Redux, is taking place in the building's courtyard, which was originally used to stable horses...
at Regency Ballroom (9:30pm)

"Swim is an itchy, gurgling, shapeshifter of an album, built from experiments in dance music, melodies that oscillate restlessly across the speakers..." -
Thursday, October 7, 2010
at The Commonwealth Club SF (11:30am)

Despite electing Barack Obama as president, do we truly live in a post-racial world? Last year, NPR's Norris set off to explore the "hidden conversation on race." What started as a report on our country's evolving attitudes toward race turned...
at Market Street (1pm - 5pm)

Zaccho Dance Theatre will perform the world premiere of Sailing Away, a site-specific dance performance on Market Street exploring the history of African Americans' early contributions to the development of San Francisco...
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

This is unquestionably music for dancing, as opposed to dance music that's probably a bit too cool to actually dance to...
NightLife at the Academy
Friday, October 8, 2010
at Art Explosion Galleries (see listing for times)

Come see over 130 artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers, jewelers and textile artists will be showing so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur...
at San Francisco Marriott (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

America's largest whisky celebration comes back to San Francisco for the 4th year. WhiskyFest San Francisco will feature more than 250 of the world's finest, rarest, and most expensive single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, American, Japanese, Canadian and other...
at Mezzanine (6pm - 2am)

2010 is the 7th consecutive year the annual fundraiser seeks to educate the community on breast cancer through this collaborative celebration of art, fashion, food and music. Beats for Boobs, a project of BCEF (Breast Cancer Emergency Fund), is committed to the eradication of breast cancer through research, education, screening, support services and treatment...
at Temple Nightclub (10pm - 4am)

Worthy grew up around Washington DC in the early days of Deep Dish, Scott Henry and the early American rave scene. In 2001 Worthy moved to San Francisco. He set up his studio and began producing house...
Saturday, October 9, 2010
at Big Nate's Barbeque (noon - 4pm)

$10 for All-You-Can-Eat Barbeque and a raffle ticket. Open beer and wine bar.
at El Rio (3pm - 1am)

Fabulous Bands, Tasty CockTails, Scrumptious BBQ, Dangerous Dancing and Scantily Dressed Ladies.
at Mission Rock Cafe (9pm - 3am)

Jeffrey + Ava Presents: Treasure Fingers, Vito of The Rapture, Jeffrey Paradise, Ava Berlin more...
at Elbo Room (10pm)

Tormenta Tropical has been going strong for nearly three years now, during which time a lot of amazing DJs and artists have come through graced its stage. Nevertheless, it's safe to say that the October edition of the party will be the biggest Tormenta Tropical yet...
at tba (11pm)

A very special extended set for the West Coast debut of SECT aka Soul Clap, Tanner Ross & Sergio Santos...
Sunday, October 10, 2010
at Marina Green (see listing for times)

Inaugurated in 1981, this popular annual event brings together U.S. Navy, Marines Corps and Coast Guard forces for a week-long celebration in the water and skies -- highlighted by a two-day air show over the weekend...
at The Independent (8pm)

It's been 15 years since the release of the groundbreaking Exile in Guyville - and Liz Phair is marking the occasion by returning to her roots. Phair recently signed with the independent label ATO Records...
Monday, Ocotober 11, 2010
at The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko San Francisco (8pm)

Reigning as C-SPAN's favorite comic, Durst is a 6-time Emmy nominee and recipient of 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. He is the first comic invited to perform at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"On Eels' ninth album, Mark 'E' Oliver Everett explores many of the themes that have long cropped up throughout his oeuvre, from loneliness through the idea of what it is to be happy..."
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