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Sometimes the high rents, urine-soaked sidewalks and foggy summers can get one down about San Francisco. But then you remember how amazing this city is with its plethora of pleasures and treasures, and it all seems worth it. We have great parties like Infatuation at Vessel. We have our pick of amazing, eye-opening film festivals like the SF Docfest. This city also boasts one of the best literary scenes in the country and nothing will be demonstrating this better than the Litquake LitCrawl going on in the Mission District this Saturday. And, let's not forget the outstanding music. There's the chance to see electronica virtuoso Moby at The Warfield or up and coming rapper Brother Ali at Slim's. This weekend also wraps things up with the Treasure Island Music Festival with two days of serious music; electronic/dance on Saturday and indie rock on Sunday. Then there are the numerous sporting events, like the Nike Women's Marathon, which encompass the fervent and compassionate SF spirit. So, next time you find yourself doubting living by the Bay, remember all the upsides.
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NightLife at the Academy
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
at Select Silicon Valley Restaurants

With nearly 90 restaurants participating in the first Silicon Valley Restaurant Week, it's shaping up to be an exciting week of fixed-price dining at great restaurants from San Carlos to Los Gatos. So to kick off this breakthrough event, we're inviting fellow foodies and fans to celebrate at the elegant lounge of the celebrated Plumed Horse...
at Slim's (8pm)

In 2004, Juliette Lewis, the punk rocker, emerged with a bang. Now she's being reborn as a musical force in the studio as well as onstage. After four years, two full-length albums and countless high-profile tours and festival gigs alongside acts like the Killers, Foo Fighters, Muse and Chris Cornell...
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
at Vessel (10pm)

RJD2 claims his name originates from another friend who referenced him as "Rjd2" in his raps, and the name stuck. Originally working the role of DJ in the Columbus rap group MHz, he later signed to Bobbito Garcia's Fondle 'Em label, releasing the self-proclaimed "mix CD" Your Face or Your Kneecaps...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"Seattle's These Arms are Snakes, formed from the ashes of seminal art thrashers Botch and Minneapolis hardcore heroes Kill Sadie, are fast-becoming an integral part of the Pacific Northwest's dynamic musical fabric. Once the band's demo leaked into the scene's sinewy underground..."
Thursday, October 15, 2009
at Marin Center (9am - 9pm)

Bioneers is a nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. The 20th Annual Bioneers Conference gathers social and scientific innovators who focus on solutions inspired by nature and human creativity...
at The Warfield (8pm)

Moby was one of the most controversial figures in techno music, alternately praised for bringing a face to the notoriously anonymous electronic genre, as well as being scorned by hordes of techno artists and fans for diluting and trivializing the form...
at Fox Theater (8pm)

Gogol Bordello has been breaking down musical barriers since 1999 with a supercharged music based on a brutal gypsy two step rhythm that sounds like an Eastern European cousin of ska, augmented by punk, metal, rap, flamenco, roots reggae, Italian spaghetti, Western twang...
NightLife at the Academy
Friday, October 16, 2009
at Roxie Cinema (see listing for times)

Proving that truth is often stranger than fiction, the 8th SF DocFest presents 60 new documentaries from around the world October 16-29 at Roxie Cinema. The festival visits rabbit competitions, cat ladies, war photography, obsessive artists, paper folding...
at Cobb's Comedy Club (see listing for times)

Jim Breuer has established himself as one of the most outrageous comedians in the U.S. through his incredible stand-up performances, charismatic stage antics and impressions, various television appearances, movie roles and...
at Atmosphere (9pm - 2am)

Slick Rick is one of Def Jam's original recording artist, he is best known for a series of rap recordings during the 1980s, including "Hey Young World", "Children's Story" and "La Di Da Di", B-side of Doug E. Fresh single "The Show" (1985). Once he gained a degree of wealth, he earned a reputation for wearing an eyepatch...
Saturday, October 17, 2009
at Southern Exposure (4pm - 10pm)

Join Southern Exposure staff, Board, artists, members and friends in the celebration of their new home and 35th anniversary!
in the Mission District (6pm - 9:30pm)

The 10th annual LitQuake! festival of "literature & libations" is currently underway , but the upcoming finale is a grand pub crawl through The Mission district, replete with readings, write-a-longs, literary deathmatches, and coursing through the event's veins is a rich flow of alcoholic libations...
at Hilton San Francisco (10am - 3pm)

The National Kidney Foundation of Northern California & Northern Nevada proudly presents the 21st Annual San Francisco Author's Luncheon. Each year more than 1200 people are captivated by the fascinating stories, wit and humor of six (6) nationally-known authors...
at DNA Lounge (8pm)

"Covenant is one of the top names in the electro underground. There are very few electro clubs in the United States that do not feature tracks from Covenant in their weekly rotation. Covenant is one of the most addictive dance acts today, but what makes them special is..."
at Supperclub (9pm)

What do you get when you bring together 3 of SF's top events promotions crews, the worlds #1 House Music label Om Records, and one of the worlds most popular house DJs Mark Farina to celebrate Supperclub's 4 year anniversary? One off the hook party, truely "a night of mayhem"...
at Slim's (9pm)

Brother Ali's last album, the critically acclaimed, "The Undisputed Truth," was a landmark in hip-hop, an album that carried weight equally with critics and fans alike, an album of bold statements and bolder beats, politically and socially aware without being preachy...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Treasure Island Music Festival's night show. Plus DJ Set by Bob Mould and DJ Aaron Axelsen...
Sunday, October 18, 2009
at Golden Gate Park (7am)

The sixth annual Nike Women's Full and Half Marathon will be take place on Sunday, October 18th, 2009 in picturesque San Francisco, California. Once again, runners will be able to experience a beautiful course through San Francisco's streets, a three-day Expotique in Union Square and...
at Treasure Island (all day)

San Francisco's Indian summer is around the corner and with it brings the 3rd Annual Treasure Island Music Festival, the West Coast's most anticipated boutique music festival. Set against panoramic views of the city by the bay. With two stages and no overlapping sets, fans can enjoy every note of every act...
at Bernal Heights (11am - 6pm)

Fiesta on the Hill is a community based, high-profile and energetic Festival with an attendance of over 20,000 friends and neighbors from San Francisco's Bernal Heights area, neighboring communities and the greater Bay Area. The event is in its 21st year and continues to grow...
at W Hotel (2pm - 9pm)

Come experience San Francisco's most exclusive pool party located on the roof of the world famous W hotel. This party will set the standard for all parties to follow...weather will not be a factor as the roof is supplied with a fully enclosed tent with VIP cabanas and swimming pool...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

"La Roux (French for 'the red haired one') isn't about disposable dancefloor fodder or meaningless pap. "It's not that I can't listen to music without words that mean something, I do all the time. It's just not the kind of music I want to make. I've cried between vocal takes...""
Monday, October 19, 2009
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

Alex Scally (guitar/keyboards) and Victoria Legrand (vocals/keyboards), the latter of whom is the niece of French composer Michel Legrand, create the dreamy lo-fi sounds of Beach House. The Baltimore duo formed in 2005 with Legrand's Nico-like vocal hush and Scally's delicate instrumentation. Within a year, Beach House charmed indie music enthusiasts across...
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