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There's a chill to the air and the ice skating rinks at Union Square and The Embarcadero are adding to the cool factor, but San Francisco is filled with the warm sounds of Africa this week as the Tony-award winning production of Fela! makes its debut at Curran Theatre. The revolutionary band leader-not without his flaws-helped shape modern music and you can hear it in the sounds of Lagos Root Afrobeat, the Budos Band and Black Star, all of which make stops in SF this week. For those more focused on the upcoming holidays, San Francisco's restaurants are ready for Thanksgiving Service and Cary Lane's three-year anniversary provides an early option for deals, plus free food and drinks. The Hip Hop Dance Fest is perfect for those who prefer to spectate, instead of participate on the dance floor, and the BevMo! Holiday Beer Fest has plenty of hops of its own.

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at 111 Minna Gallery
at Rickshaw Stop

Blow Up: Egyptrix
at DNA Lounge
Natalie's 80's Prom Birthday
at Monroe

Morris Day & The TIme
at Mezzanine
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Formed in the Los Angeles suburb of North Hills, the unit was heavily influenced by the gentle, acoustic-based musical trappings and rich vocal harmony of the Laurel Canyon sound...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Articulate and provocative, Black Star looks to classic rappers like KRS-One, Run D.M.C. and Public Enemy to inform their sound. Their self-titled debut grapples with "black love and esteem" and is concerned primarily about the stories that...
at Biscuits & Blues (8pm & 10pm)

What do you get when you put together world-class musicians with resumes that include playing/recording in such historic and seminal Nigerian afrobeat and highlife acts as Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Afrika 70, Sonny Okosun, Koola Lobitos...
Thursday, November 17, 2011
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm)

A natural segue from the stage was to the decks. Starting in the late '90s, the band's Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy ran a weekly dance party in their hometown of Louisville, KY. Once the band gained international acclaim, they took their beat-matching DJ skills to the masses...
at Public Works (9pm)

Please come melt your mind with us! *Maybe* T.I.T.S. will have a new record available, depending on some things. Show is $8, personality reorganization is free...
Friday, November 18, 2011
at Make Hang (6pm)

"In Hellenic philosophy the concept of ekstasis means to "be or stand outside oneself". An example the Greeks used was consciousness, which allows for altruistic "exterior" things like consideration and empathy. I find this idea beautiful because to be outside yourself is to experience oneness with the world..."
at Cary.Lane (8pm)

Enjoy free drinks and bites, a live DJ, art show, amazing raffle prizes and 30% off all merch, all weekend long...
at 103 Harriet (10pm)

Antaeus Roy and Bryant Rutledge made a name for themselves on their vivid live shows and bass-heavy bootlegs, before releasing the six-track Golden Handshake EP on Numbers earlier this year. Their music, which is rooted in rap but also takes in...
at Brick & Mortar Music Hall (9pm)

Spindrift is a psychedelic rock band created by singer-songwriter-composer-producer-actor Kirpatrick Thomas. Founded in 1992, the band originated in Newark, Delaware along with such other local bands of the period including...
at Public Works (10pm)

Harvey's musical style cannot simply be filed as eclectic or retrospective, he plays whatever he feels, as he feels it, he is an analogue loving DJ that utilizes reel to reel and effects all conjured live. He is respected and in demand the world over to supply the sounds...
at Mighty (9pm)

Madlib's Medicine Show is a 12 part series of albums and mixtapes released through his own imprint, Madlib Invasion, throughout 2010 and into 2011. Odd month releases featured Madlib's production work, while even month releases showcased his DJ work and mixing skills...
Saturday, November 19, 2011
at Mighty (10pm)

With an unparalleled legacy in the annals of analog and digital electronic music John Acquaviva can boast and list pages of accomplishments in just about every aspect of the music world. Having surged to the top A-list of producers over the years, and a steady stream of...
at Herbst Pavilion (4:30pm)

Kick off your Holidays again with this very special San Francisco Craft Beer Tasting Event, just a snowballs' throw from the Golden Gate Bridge. Taste the greatest assortment of Holiday, Seasonal, Special Beers, Hard Ciders & Craft Sodas ever assembled under one festive roof...
at 941Geary (6pm)

941 Geary is pleased to present 60/30, a new collection of works by Blek le Rat, the French artist credited as the Godfather of stencil art. The exhibition will be the largest show Blek has put on, and one of the most historically significant the street art community has seen...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

The cobra is poised to strike if anyone dares challenge The Budos on their quest. And, if there was ever any question whether the brotherhood of The Budos is instrumental afro-soul royalty, the Chateau de Budos that graces the back cover of The Budos Band III assures all that the group is strong - unstoppable even...
at Yoshi's Oakland (8pm & 10pm)

Singer/songwriter Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, the eloquent singer/songwriter completed her first release...
Sunday, November 20, 2011
at Palace of Fine Arts (8pm)

The world's finest popping, locking, b-boys/girls, hip hop dancers perform in 13th Annual San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest. 19 formidable hip hop dance companies from four countries perform...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Williams augments that core unit with a passel of like-minded folks spanning a huge chunk of the musical spectrum, from octogenarian singing legend Charlie Louvin to power-pop vets Susannah Hoffs and Matthew Sweet, the latter of whom helped arrange the Spector-tinged "Little Rock Star"...
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

As Kimya's seventh album, the assumed lo-fi sound has taken a delightful turn with the addition of pianos, backing choirs, string arrangements and several beats produced by rapper Aesop Rock. Although the personal touch of Kimya's delicate strumming and the crackling of her soft voice still sit forefront...
at The New Parish (9pm)

Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been at the heart of the vibrant Northwest independent music scene ever since her debut album 'You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This'. A collection of her own 4-track recordings alongside collaborations with Phil Elverum of The Microphones/Mt. Eerie...
Monday, November 21, 2011
at Slim's (8pm)

Currently putting the finishing touches on "Automatic," the follow-up to their widely-praised "Of Faith, Power and Glory," Irish/English bandmates Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson have been hard at work crafting the new album into something far more conceptualized and thematic than previous releases...
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