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In addition to world-class performers nearly every day of the week, San Francisco is home to a vibrant music scene. This week, we take a look at three local bands at The Lineup, a showcase presented by SF Station and You can find more local tunes with Ty Segall, who shared the stage with Green Day during a surprise show last week, and DJ Qbert, SF's own world-famous DJ and producer. There will be plenty of talk about sustainability and localizing at the Green Festival, and you can find locally sourced beads and music at the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza and KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap, respectively. The 4th Annual SF Bike Expo returns to the Cow Palace and Ninth Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival is back on the big screen at Castro Theatre.

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2 Year Anniversary
at SOM

Downtown Throwdown
at Civic Center
Architecture in Helsinki
at The Fillmore

Club 1994 Halloween
at Vessel
SF Ski & Snowboard Festival
at Fort Mason

Zombie NightLife
at Cal Academy of Sciences
SF Fashion Week
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
at Rickshaw Stop (7pm)

British singer-songwriter VV Brown, who first captured the attention of American music fans with her gold-certified single "Shark in the Water" and a North American tour with Maroon 5 last year, is gearing up for the release of her second album for Capitol Records.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
at Fox Theater (8pm)

Sweden's Lykke Li can't stay still. Her life and her career are relentlessly pulled forward by an impatient desire to see what's just around the corner, her music full of ideas about moving on and breaking free. Just eighteen months ago, she was complaining to her mentor...
at Embarcadero Center (10am - 10pm)

Adjacent to the hotel, the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center, presented by Hawaiian Airlines, is the city's largest outdoor rink...
at Make-Out Room (8pm)

Sign up and pick a classic comedy routine of one of your favorite comedians, and then the mic is yours! All the material is right there on the monitor.
SF Fashion Week
Thursday, November 10, 2011
at Studios (7pm - late) and SF Station have teamed up to bring you a show you won't forget. Thousands of votes decided which 3 local bands would perform... Each band will be filmed and will get to use a portion of the completed footage to promote their band. Free beer from City Beer Store.
at The Independent (9pm)

Known by his stage name DJ Qbert or Grandmixer Qbert, is a Filipino-American Turntablist and composer. He is often referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the turntables, known to make them sing in complex and unimaginable ways.
at Brick & Mortar Music Hall (8pm)

"Burying '60s sing-alongs and dance crazes beneath waves of reverb and giddy thud, Ty Segall has carved out his own shelf in the neo-psych garage alongside SF compatriots and collaborators Sic Alps and Thee Oh Sees...
Friday, November 11, 2011
at Market & Montgomery (11:11am)

In honor of the Service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces members and veterans.
at 111 Minna Gallery (5pm)

Like the zzz's we catch when we check into the tripleZ hotel. We slip into our dreams and create worlds of our own imagination. People sometimes say, Merkley???, I'd give anything to have a brain that could be a bit ridiculous...
at SOM. (9:30pm)

Headlining this extravaganza of rad is FaltyDL, a man who creates music that's as fun as it is complex. Hailing from NYC, FaltyDL draws from a vast range of influences from Miles Davis to Squarepusher and brings a fresh perspective to the ever expanding genre of 'bass' music...
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

Brandt Brauer Frick have done it again. Last year, the German trio's debut album, 'You Make Me Real', successfully fused techno and classical music. The two forms are so different - regimented rhythms and laptop production on the one hand...
SF Fashion Week
Saturday, November 12, 2011
at Cow Palace (10am - 5pm)

Last year we had nearly 5000 attendees in one day. This year, we are expanding two days! The SF Bike Expo is structured around various events that provide interaction, demonstrations and competition.
at ODC Theater (8pm)

Following a twisting path where the images of their canonical works are re-imagined and re-told through dance, video, and theatrical illusion, the brothers find themselves in a fantastical world of beautifully fleeting, living moments and images, further and further estranged from the world...
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

Austra represents the musical progression of almost 10 years of performing as an artist, fleshed out by a full band. More settled and dominant than ever, the Austra sound represents all of Katie's influences tightened into a shiny metal ball...
at multiple locations (see listing for times)

16 programs featuring films from India, Pakistan, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka,Tibet, and the US. Highlights include: a special Focus on Sri Lanka, with filmmaker Asoka Handagama in attendance; South Asian Americans shine this year, with 7 programs featuring...
at Cobb's Comedy Club (8pm)

Paul Mooney is one of the most dangerous and brilliant comic minds of our time. His first professional gig was writing for Richard Pryor, penning most of the hilarious routines for Pryor's "Saturday Night Live" appearance, co-writing material on the groundbreaking...
at Public Works (10pm)

Public Works is proud to be bringing the back-to-back pairing of Motor City maestros Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson as Hi Tek Soul. The two DJs will be celebrating 25 years of Detroit techno with a 3+ hour set...
at BeatBox (9pm - 4am)

As You Like It (AYLI) is the result of a shared taste for quality electronic music, late nights and experiences that focus on cutting-edge sounds by today's most driven artists, while striving for and acknowledging timelessness.
SF Fashion Week
Sunday, November 13, 2011
at Concourse Exhibition Center (10am - 7pm)

Green Festival, the nation's largest, most trusted green living event celebrates its 10 year milestone in San Francisco November 12-13. This two-day event offers excitement for the whole family-from earth-friendly fashion shopping to some yoga classes for mom; the DIY workshops to the organic beer...
at Fort Mason Center (10am - 5pm)

Discover and savor treats from some of the finest chocolatiers and confectioners in North America for the holidays. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers, and addicts can taste and experience the finest in artisan, gourmet, and premium chocolate...
at Festival Pavilion (10am - 5pm)

One of San Francisco's largest holiday fine crafts retail fairs and the largest event celebrating the craft of women in the nation. Shoppers looking for unique substitutes to mass-produced goods are delighted with the original hand-made offerings...
at McLaren Hall (10am - 4pm)

About five times a year, vendors come from all over the country to sell rare LPs, collectible CDs, concert DVDs, original posters and t-shirts to local crate diggers and music fans traveling from as far away as Japan.
at Oakland Marriott City Center (10am - 6pm)

The Bay Area Bead Extravaganza features 140 booths of unique jewelry-making treasures - artistic beads, components and supplies - that you won't find at other shows.
Monday, November 14, 2011
at The New Parish (8pm)

The time has come for LATM to wade into the most polarized quagmires in the US, the flashpoints of American ignorance and upheaval. Like Doctors Without Borders, but with jokes instead of penicillin, LATM roams the country bringing humor to the people who need it the most.
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