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The nights are longer and there's a chill to the air, but that's no reason to go into hibernation. Get your legs into shape and take to the ice with the return of the Holiday Ice Rink at Union Square. Keep warm with a libation and watch "barback gladiators" compete at the 2010 Barback Olympics and find the perfect winter ale at the Bay Area Brew Fest. Fatten up and test your endurance at Arby's Olympics and learn about sustainable meat consumption with Conscientious Carnivore. Two of New York's top emcees are in town, Ghostface Killah at Slim's and Talib Kweli performing with a band at Yoshi's. And if you're ready to rock, The Soft Pack, Brandon Flowers, and Cold War Kids have you covered. Don't forget about the holiday shopping season looming ahead. Get an early start and dig up the perfect gift, and maybe some additions to your music collection, at the KUSF Rock 'n' Swap.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

Touring in support of his new Matador Records release! "Kurt Vile's long-haired hippie appearance may suggest West Coast roots -- even though he's actually a Philadelphian -- but his sound comes straight out of the underbelly of the Big Apple..."
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
at Union Square (10am - 10pm)

Winter in San Francisco wouldn't be the same without gliding across the ice with family and friends at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square. A destination for San Franciscans and visitors alike, Union Square is one of the most treasured...
at Letterman Digital Arts Center Premiere Theater (7:30pm)

This program features the early short film work of Roman Polanski accompanied by live music by the electroacoustic duo Sza/Za. Between 1958 and 1962, the acclaimed director and Academy Award-winner made a series of short films...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Shimmering indie-pop collective Stars rode on the coattails of the success of fellow Canadians The Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene (with whom they share members.) Since then, they have proven themselves to be every bit the equal of their higher-profile siblings...
Thursday, November 11, 2010
at Haines Gallery (5:30pm)

Haines Gallery is proud to present Incidental Objects, an exhibition exploring the conceptual process of British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy. Though popularly known for his ephemeral pieces that disappear over time...
at Frey Norris (6pm)

Neti, Neti includes eleven large oil paintings on canvas. Visually, the paintings stand apart from most European and American traditions, though a viewer unfamiliar with Nair's process might mistake them as falling vaguely within some kind of surrealist lineage...
at Fox Theater (8pm)

Flamingo...a stunning 10-song collection from an artist whose brilliant showmanship and powerful vocals have made him such a recognizable and iconic artist...
at Slim's (9pm)

Who's gonna take the weight? In these days and times-the last days-for a multitude of reasons, this is the question at hand. And, if ever there was any doubt, the answer is, of course, none other than Ghostface Killah. Armed with his latest heat rock of an album...
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Friday, November 12, 2010
at Lower Hater (7pm)

Martin Hsu is a horse and two fish, of Chinese blood and Taiwan born. He draws inspiration from nature, animals, blush in the young, and wrinkles in the old. He is grateful for the road that's been paved by ones before him...
at Yoshi's San Francisco (8pm and 10pm)

If skills sold, Talib Kweli would have been one of the most commercially successful rappers of his time. As it was, however, the earnest MC became one of the most critically successful rappers of his time, which dawned in the late...
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

Electronic music heavyweights take it on the road with west coast stalwart Nosaj Thing and southern icon Toro y Moi coming together for The November Tour. The two will be joined by LA indie beat heads Jogger for an undeniable bill of eclecticism and artistic mastery...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Raised on country and western music in the outskirts of the Norwegian oil town Stavanger, Lindstrom now lives in Oslo where he is making contemporary disco and running his Feedelity label. Following a consistent flow of highly acclaimed EPs and remixes for names like Franz Ferdinand...
at The New Parish (9pm)

Reagan babies, missile fears, and international blues. Cold War Kids started with jangly guitar, hand claps, and a Harmony amp in a storage room atop Mulberry Street restaurant in downtown Fullerton, CA. For the first practices...
Saturday, November 13, 2010
at Landmark's Embarcadero Center (see listing for times)

This year's International Animation Festival ranges from FX-based features to family-friendly cartoons and includes Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi's Mai Mai Miracle, the Decemberists-inspired Here Come the Waves...
at Fort Mason Center (10am - 4pm)

Over 2,000 dresses, tops, cashmere, handbags & more...Including fabulous cocktail dresses for the Holidays!
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Sunset Promotions proudly presents a 10 Year Anniversary Celebration for San Francisco's leading musical collective, The Jazz Mafia. This amazing night will feature exclusive performances by more than 35 Jazz Mafia musicians...
Sunday, November 14, 2010
at Fort Mason Center (1pm - 4pm)

With so many wine tastings and pairings, it's about time San Francisco had another beer festival! The two-day event will feature dozens of international and domestic beers, over a dozen food trucks (food sold separately) and will take place at Fort Mason...
at Arby's - 1581 Sloat Blvd (2pm)

It's time to step up and ingest some massive amounts of roast beef, yellow number 5 artificial cheese sauce, and more!
at Mezzanine (8pm)

San Francisco's select bar establishments will put forth their best talent in Fernet Branca's Third Annual Barback Olympics. This year's Barback Gladiators will compete for prizes through a series of rigorous bar related activities that promise to delight a crowd of cheering bartenders, owners, and industry enthusiasts...
at McLaren Hall on USF's Campus (9pm - 4am)

KUSF's Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover's Fair where vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats & genres - many offer hard-to-find & rarities. Vinyl galore, CD's, DVD's, posters, books and so much more...
Monday, November 15, 2010
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)

A comedienne, playwright and actress. In the early 90s, Sedaris performed in the legendary Chicago comedy troupes Second City and Annoyance Theatre. Sedaris' best-known character is Jerri Blank, a middle-aged, former prostitute-turned-high-school student, featured on...
at The Commonwealth Club SF (5:30pm)

Learn how to help yourself to a serving of happy, healthy and humanely treated meat! This panel of insiders will cover four elements of proper treatment for an animal: A good life, a good death, a good butchering and a good preparation. Discover the real meanings of grass fed, free range...
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