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Tue Oct 14 - Mon Oct 20, 2008
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This weekend is going to get you into shape. Or, at least, make you want to start trying. There'll be snow falling in SF. Hordes of women running through the streets. And cars rushing through Dolores Park. And all this before Halloween! The week begins with the Anti-Corporate Film Festival at Brava Theater Center. Then get warmed up at the SF Weekly Music Awards at Ruby Skye; this year's party recognizes excellence by local artists and club night promoters. Keep the good vibes up at the Ghostland Observatory concert at The Fillmore. Then on Saturday strap on your snowboarding gear and get extreme at the Esurance Icer Air event at McCovey Cove. Or jump in your homemade MacGyver-inspired soapbox for the Red Bull Soapbox Race at Dolores Park. On Sunday, line the streets and cheer on the ladies at the Nike Women's Marathon weaving its way around SF.

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Craigslist Boot Camp
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
at Books Inc. (7:30pm)

Since "Wicked" was first published in 1995, millions of readers have discovered Gregory Maguire's fantastically encyclopedic Oz, a world filled with characters both familiar and new, darkly conceived and daringly reimagined. In the much-anticipated third volume of the Wicked Years, we return to Oz, seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion--the once tiny cub defended by Elphaba in "Wicked,"...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

"Though their songs are delicate, they're played with an energy that's far from weak and often unseen in indie music. Audrye Sessions aren't afraid to keep it sweet and lush. The quintet's pop ballads combine the passion and complex instrumentals of a Velvet Teen rock lullaby with Muse-like danceability."
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
at Cafe du Nord (9pm)

"Brightblack Morning Light is a color of the day when the universe is faded into a veil of blue sky. It's a time when spirits are allowed access. In the morning there is a certain hush to all life that rekindles our collected love of being here. Brightblack Morning Light attempt to conjure this hush in song..."
at Brava Theater Center (see listing for times)

The 2008 Festival offers a series of U.S. and foreign films, including both feature-length and short documentary and narrative (fictional) films. The goals of the Festival are to raise public and media awareness, promote critical thought and analysis, and encourage informed discussion and debate about how corporations actually operate, and what they really add to - and subtract from - humanity's "bottom line".
Thursday, October 16, 2008
at MR. The Barbershop (and bar) (5pm)

Come enjoy an excellent assortment of beer, wine, cocktails and some of SF's finest Sushi by Ichi Sushi at a player's price. Featuring $3 New Castle Brown Ale. Just One Ent. is very proud to have the opportunity on our opening night to introduce the "Obama Mix" by DJ King Most. Copies of the mix will be available...
at Ruby Skye (doors at 8pm)
This year's awards show will be hosted by Bucky Sinister and feature a Pre-Esurance Icer Air Rail Jam and live sets from Lyrics Born, The Heavenly States, and DJ Amar & Maneesh the Twister (Surya Dub)...
at D-Structure (8pm)

Money is tight for everyone these days, so we want to host a free event with a chance to win free stuff just for you! With special guests J-Boogie (Dubtronic science + Om records), Trademark, DJ Edroc...
at Club Six (10pm)

Celebrating 1 more year of Blessings with Jah Yzer & The Jah Warrior Shelter Crew,featuring special Guest DJ King Waggy Tee. Back in the days, how "King Waggy Tee" got his Respect for being the "Wickedest Selector" was due to his knowledge of music and the way he could keep a party going straight thru till the morning with his blends and ability to make that transition from Dancehall to Soca to Rap, R&B & Slow Jams as smooth as possible...
Craigslist Boot Camp
Friday, October 17, 2008
at The Warfield (7pm)
"Kings of Leon's history is the epitome of a mythological rock & roll story. The Followill brothers are sons of a preacher man who were raised on the road throughout the South, traveling from one Pentecostal church service to the next. They were shattered by a divorce, transformed by illicit substances and the stoner music of Led Zeppelin and rewarded with a Nashville record deal for their grinding garage-boogie sound and raw, Southern gothic lyrics..."
at Exit Stage Left (8pm)
No Nude Men (NNM) Productions continues its six-year legacy of bringing intelligent, challenging theater to the Bay Area, with a new stage adaptation of Matthew Lewis's seminal horror novel, The Monk. By turns comical, sad, horrific and romantic, the story has captivated audiences since it was first published in 1795 and rocketed its 20-year-old author to stardom..."
at The Fillmore (9pm)
"Ghostland Observatory is the duo of front man Aaron Behrens and producer/drummer Thomas Turner. Behrens' vocal style and stage performances are unique and uncompromising, and he has drawn early comparisons to Freddie Mercury and Prince. Turner is heavily influenced by electronic artists such as Daft Punk, Laurent Garnier and Green Velvet, as well as rockers such as The Animals, David Bowie, and The Clash..."
Saturday, October 18, 2008
at San Mateo County Event Center (8am - 6pm)

Join Craigslist Foundation for a day of knowledge, resources and networking, all focused on how to start and run a vibrant nonprofit. Nonprofit Boot Camp is designed to educate and empower the next generation of nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs, connecting them with valuable industry resources, peers and potential supporters...
at deFremery Park Oakland (10am - 4pm)

16 of California's most talented and revered Graffiti Artists in a live painting battle. Artists are determined and selected by Estria, a Bay Area Graffiti Legend. Also Featuring Free outdoor performance by Mos Def...
at McCovey Cove (noon - 8pm)

An action sports, music and lifestyle event featuring the world's best Olympic and X Games skiers and snowboarders. The event will also feature freestyle motocross, skate, BMX, headliner music acts, interactive exhibits and a beer garden.
at Dolores Park (1pm)

The Red Bull Soapbox Race come screeching into San Francisco as teams put their skills to the test driving homemade human-powered soapbox cars down the urban 1/4-mile "track". They'll be challenged with steep descents, turns, and ultimately, the clock as they strive for soapbox stardom and a place at the podium.
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)

Their epic FABRIC 30 release set a new mark for nasty electro-breaks and is now the most highly regarded and popular Fabric CD thus far. This comes as no surprise from the Warriors since their multi-award-winning debut "The Stanton Session" turned everyone's ears and attention 6 years ago and still remains the biggest selling breakbeat disc in history...
at The Endup (10pm - noon on Sunday)
The Show is one of the Bay Area's best monthly underground events, providing you with those dirty, nasty, funky beats that keep you on the dance floor all night. Every third Sunday, we showcase the heroes of the underground scene that bring us the newest sounds. In the evening, we showcase breakbeats, electro, hip hop hybrids, hyphy, glitch, acid bass, and dubstep. In the mornings we feature house, tech house and progressive house beats.
at Lime (11pm)

A new monthly fashion event at Lime. Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and small plates in this lounge environment and take in a runway show featuring up and coming local fashion designers and boutiques. This month features the designs of Coco LeBri and premium vintage from Sui Generis, set to the sounds of DJ LXNDR...
Sunday, October 19, 2008
at Niketown (7am)

Over 20,000 passionate runners will gather in Union Square and warm up their legs for a great cause. These runners, the majority of them women, will be getting ready to toe the line at the largest women's-specific race supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society...
at North Shattuck Avenue (10am - 6pm)

In it's 6th year, the Festival will savor the "Spice of Life" with an exciting new Culinary Stage at the Elephant Pharmacy parking lot hosted by Kitchen on Fire's Chef MikeC showcasing the East Bay's finest chefs. At the stage a range of cooking demos and cookbook signings by popular neighborhood chefs and restaurants will be featured, along with sales and sampling of gourmet food products...
at Bernal Heights Neighborhood (11am)

A high-profile and energetic street fair with an attendance of over 15,000 friends and neighbors from Bernal Heights, neighboring communities and the greater Bay Area. This year's 20th annual fundraiser for the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center - in the spirit of community, we invite you to Cortland Avenue to celebrate with us.
at Hayes Green (11am)

This one is going to be a doooozy. As usual we have some great sounds coming from the Capsule stage. Come on down for this all day event. Meet designers, while you shop and have brunch at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the sunshine-y Hayes Valley.
at SF Public Library Mission Bay Branch (see listing for exact times)

Come ride the rails to discover a free, moveable feast of dance in the streets of San Francisco this October! Now in its 5th year, San Francisco Trolley Dances brings dance out of the theater and into the city's urban landscape where some of the Bay Area's most critically acclaimed companies perform original, site-specific works.
Yum Diary
Monday, October 20, 2008
at various locations (see listing for exact times)

Oscar Wilde once said, "The truth is rarely pure and never simple." With over 60 films from around the world, the seventh annual Documentary Film Festival (DocFest) is offering three weeks of rather complex, and engaging nonfiction films and videos. Presenting new films from around the world and plenty of premieres, there is something in the fest for everyone.
at The Fillmore (8pm)
"What makes a band truly remarkable? Insightful lyrics? Memorable melodies? Blow-your-mind live performances? The truth is that it takes all of those things along with a boundless enthusiasm, an infectious energy and a supreme devotion to the fans..."
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