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Tue Nov 13 - Mon Nov 19, 2007
Green Festival 2007
Are those Christmas Bells we hear? Are people already lighting up their x-mas trees and dusting off their menorahs? It's a giant turkey conspiracy that is trying to convince carnivores that Thanksgiving has already passed! Don't be fooled! Soak it all in and enjoy every moment of the start of the holiday season. This week the first annual Iranian Literary Arts Festival at Project Artaud kicks off with readings, films, panels and parties. Then SF Station throws it down on Thursday celebrating our first ever CD release party for Housewarming, mixed by Vincent Kwok. Perhaps it'll warm you up for the Winter Carnival at the Embarcadero Center featuring crafty creations for the kids and entertainment for the adults all while the lights go up around the city. You'll be so hyped up on hot cocoa and candy canes that you won't be able to contain yourself at the SF Hip Hop Dance Fest at the Palace of Fine Arts where dozens of dancers will be bringing it b-boy/girl style. And if anyone knows how to put on the song and dance routine, it's the South Asians. 3rd I presents the International South Asian Film Festival with films ranging from Bollywood blowouts to quirky shorts and outstanding indie cinema. And to top it all off like a hefty helping of whipped cream is Holiday Harmony at Pier 39, a multi-cultural extravaganza ushering in the spirit of the holidays.

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Green Festival 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
at Castro Theater (7pm & 9:05pm)
In Skatetown U.S.A. an all-star cast jam packs this unjustly ignored Disco extravaganza. Scott Baio, Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick) and Patrick Swayze compete against one another to the bumpin' sounds of The Jacksons, Earth, Wind & Fire, and even a live performance by Dave Mason(!) High thighs, ample cleavage and glittery beards date this obscure classic with genuine expertise.
at Stacey's Bookstore (12:30pm)
NPR regular and acclaimed radio documentarian Dave Isay has collected an array of stories drawn from the National StoryCorps Project-the largest and most ambitious oral history project in American history. Listening is an Act of Love is proof of the importance of our individual stories and the way in which they shape our national identity and sometimes even correct our recorded history.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
at Project Artaud (8pm)
The Translation Project presents, in partnership with Beyond Persia, the Iranian Literary Arts Festival, a week of films, panels, parties, art, gala celebration and the world premier of ICARUS/RISE, a theatrical show based on new Iranian poetry.
at Bottom of The Hill (8:30pm)
"This multi-talented group cannot be typecast in the lineup however; members often switch instruments live and in studio and offer input in the way of samples, vocals and percussion creating what might be called a musical commune."
at 222 Club (9pm - 2am)
Down Tone SF brings you Cheap Shots, Cheap PBR, Free Party!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
at Zellerbach Hall (7:30pm)
Yo-Yo Ma's multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)
Previously put out as a zine with an underground cult following, Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to Living Cheaply in San Francisco has been substantially added to and is now being published as a proper book. He's just as surprised as you are. Come celebrate with drink specials and tons of free food and music.
at Pink (10pm)
Celebrating the inaugural release of SFStation's House Warming mix compilations, mixed by Vincent Kwok, now available on iTunes! With music from Vincent Kwok and DJ MFR (Transport Recordings) and featuring a live vocal performance by Morrisson, this is not an event to be missed.
Green Festival 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
at W Hotel (see listing for times)
The GeoDomain Expo is the only time of the year to meet and greet with the owners of more than 85 U.S. major city and destination sites including NewYorkCity.com, LosAngeles.com, Chicago.com, Dallas.com, SanFrancisco.com, Nashville.com and Atlanta.com as well as international strategic leaders of the GeoDomain industry such as Acapulco.com and BuenosAires.com. It will be the largest and most important gathering to date of the owners of the most lucrative properties on the Web.
at Embarcadero Center (5pm, 7pm lighting ceremony)
A perfect event to share with the family, the Winter Carnival will feature a host of fun activities for the kids such as carnival games, interactive arts and crafts making booths, face painters, balloon twisters, musical performances and more!
at Palace of Fine Art (8pm)
Established in 1999, by Founder and Artistic Director Micaya, The SF Hip Hop DanceFest has grown to be the event that has put San Francsico on the map for presenting hip hop dance . Acknowledged as the first festival dedicated specifically to hip hop dance, the DanceFest is a groundbreaking event, hosting companies from all over the globe.
at Puple Onion (8pm & 10pm)
5 Funny Females brings together a variety of female stand-up comedians of various backgrounds with hilarious different points of view to San Francisco's legendary Purple Onion hosted by Susan Alexander.
at Artists For Television Access (8pm)
Syracuse is a city known for its snow, its salt, and its basketball team. Unbeknownst to many, it is also the site of a modest but thriving arts community, with a rich history, especially in the vague sphere (or ball) of video. Syracuse is home to the Everson Museum of Art, the host of some of the first video exhibitions, and the first major museum to house a permanent video collection.
at LoBot Gallery in Oakland (9pm)
Come celebrate with the KRS family and dance for a good cause: Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu has organized a benefit at the LoBot Gallery in Oakland. Jamie will be djing as well as Satomi from Deerhoof and Yoni from Why?.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
at various locations (see listing for times)
From art-house classics to documentary films, from innovative and experimental visions to next-level Bollywood: 3rd I is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. We showcase films from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, the Maldives and the global South Asian Diaspora.
at AT&T Park (see listing for times)
Kooza is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
at Triple Base Gallery (7pm - 10pm)
Previously at the Venice Biennale and now in San Francisco's Triple Base Gallery comes Abidin Travels - a new visual art installation by artist Adel Abidin and presented by Montalvo Arts Center. The art installation mimics a bare bones travel agency where the artist uses humor, sarcasm and irony, to invite visitors to explore the realities of life in Baghdad.
at Galeria de la Raza (7pm - 10pm)
Annual fundraiser to support its vibrant Latino visual arts programs in the Bay Area as well as next generation arts education programming for Mission District youth. The auction includes close to a hundred pieces of contemporary art works from both emerging and established Latino artists who have donated their work in support of Galeria de la Raza's mission.
at Underground Location (10pm - 7am)
Dj's for the night will be Doc Martin & Lillia, Hogi, Leonard, Hektor Perez, Davey Shubeck.
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)
After the tremendous success of Donovan's two dedicated evenings at Slide exploring the fusion of hip hop and house, Donovan presents another experimental musical journey incorporating live performances by live freestyle rapper Nate Mezmer, live beat box artist EachBox, live rock guitarist Chris Clouse, live violinist Dave Kim, and hip hop dance performances by JRae & The Desired Temptations.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
at Medjool (11am - 4pm)
Find that perfect holiday gift while enjoying DJ beats, manicures and cocktails. Shop amongst a selection of independent designers and artists selling the latest trends in clothing, jewelry, handbags, art, t-shirts, gourmet treats and more! Free appetizers will be provided to shoppers.
at Pier 39 (1pm - 6pm)
A multi-cultural celebration, Pier 39's Holiday Tree Lighting will feature Bay Area groups such as Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers performing seasonal favorites from around the world. The enchanting entertainment will include holiday traditions from Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa.
at SF Opera (2pm)
A Scottish noble's lust for political power is provoked by a tantalizing prophecy and stoked by his manipulative spouse in this dark tale of unchecked ambition. Verdi's early masterpiece, the first of his three Shakespeare operas, features a man and wife who find it easier to murder their way to the Scottish throne than to cleanse themselves of the subsequent guilt. Renowned baritone Thomas Hampson returns to San Francisco Opera as the haunted Macbeth, and the exciting young Italian maestro Massimo Zanetti conducts Verdi's vividly dramatic score.
at Slide (9pm - late)
The pioneer of French house with Up & Way, a garage-style track with vocals by Robert Owens released in 1992 - really made a name for himself in the mid-90s as one of the key catalysts of Parisian nightlife by promoting evenings at such renowned Paris hot spots as Folies Pigalle, Queen, Bataclan, Palace and Les Bains, where he invited DJ legends like Little Louie Vega, David Morales, DJ Pierre and Roger Sanchez to join him on the turntables...
Monday, November 19, 2007
at Strybing Arboretum (7pm)
Diana Chapman, bulb specialist, grower, owner and sole proprietor of Telos Rare Bulbs, located in Ferndale, California will present a program featuring many beautiful South American bulbs that are suitable for garden culture in the Bay Area, and other than Hippeastrums, they are seldom seen in cultivation. Many are well suited to growing in gardens in mild climates, and some are even suitable as house plants.
at Yoshi's (8:30pm)
In this new millennium in which salsa music hosts a vanguard of superior musical talents, Pepe y su Orquesta maintains its sole purpose of vibrating people's souls with its typical tropical rhythms, heartfelt lyrics, musical quality, and elegant performances.
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