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Tue Oct 7 - Mon Oct 13, 2008
2nd Sunday

When you hear jets breaking the sound barrier, you know it's Fleet Week. The Blue Angels have arrived along with a bay full of strapping ships and swashbuckling sailors. The water and air will be where it's at this weekend. However on Wednesday, you can hole yourself up in a theater celebrating the best in contemporary French cinema at Landmark's Clay Theater's French Cinema Now. Or you can kick back on Thursday and sip fruity drinks at the Bay Area Tiki Bar Crawl at various locations all over town. Of course, Friday is the official kick-off for Fleet Week so find a roof or a room with a view to take it all in.

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Speed Racer



The Fetching Veggie Etchings

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Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Lyrics Born
at Poleng Lounge
Folsom Street Fair
in the SoMa
A Night at The Knockout

2nd Sunday
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"Santogold is a survivor of a half century worth of living along musical evolution's most cutting edges. The only live act that can boast of having out-aged Barbara Bush, having outlived Mr. Miyagi and out styled Liberace, Santogold is here with future flavor. "
at Laszlo (10pm)

DJ Mike Lixxx and special guest Spin the best Disco, Italo, Synth Pop, Funk, Acid, and Beard Rock! Drink Specials, Movies projected up on the wall!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
at Landmark's Clay Theater (see listing for times)

An inaugural festival dedicated to celebrating the best in contemporary French cinema. The latest expansion in the Film Society's year-round programming, this new addition to the fall schedule focuses on bringing the most significant new work from one of the world's most renown filmmaking countries to discerning Bay Area audiences.
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"Rob Barber and Mary Pearson of Brooklyn's High Places approach recording with creative abandon, experimenting with offbeat production techniques like random microphone positioning, pitch shifting, delays, and saturated blankets of reverb to create danceable layers of sound. Playful and peppy, their beats incorporate sparse and hypnotic tribal rhythms, with lyrics that incorporate unusually innocent topics like love letters to Martians..."
Thursday, October 9, 2008
at The Clubhouse (8pm - 10pm)

Do you like to laugh? Do you like world peace? If you answered yes to both those questions, you are among the many frustrated eventgoers who must constantly choose between attending a laughing event, like a comedy show, or a world peaceing event, like a beauty pageant.
at various locations (see listing for times)

Come join in the biggest Bay Area Tiki Bar Crawl yet! Four days! Ten Bars! Savor the world of tiki with visits to bars and restaurants both new and legendary all over the Bay Area. Celebrate the rich history of tiki in the Bay Area, and its lasting impact for over 70 years.
at Zeum (8pm - 10pm)
"Sex, murder, revenge-it's all fair game in this extravagant new adaptation of the Greek Oresteia. In a wildly erotic staging, A.C.T. shifts the tale of the curse of the House of "Atreus to a decadent, hypnotic world evoking New York's infamous Studio 54. Dangerously brutal and deftly feminist in its point of view, Good Breeding pits merciless gods against man in a searing vision of lust, love, and power..."
at Pink (10pm)

Lucid will feature DJ's sets from Galen (Sunset), Tasho (Stompy), and Nima G. (connectedgrooves).
2nd Sunday
Friday, October 10, 2008
at Fisherman's Wharf (see listing for times)

One hundred years ago, in May 1908, 16 US Navy battleships with dozens of escorts and 14,000 sailors entered San Francisco Bay. Called the "Great White Fleet" because the ships were painted white, the fleet remained in San Francisco for two months, departing in July for Hawaii and the remainder of its 14-month cruise around the world. This was San Francisco's first Parade of Ships and first Fleet "Week"...
at Marriot (6:30pm)
Malt Advocate magazine presents WhiskyFest San Francisco, the grand-daddy of all whisky events and the anchor event of WhiskyWeek San Francisco. More than 250 of the world's finest whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada, Japan and the U.S. available for sampling...
at Mighty (9pm - afterhours)

XLR8R and blasthaus present further with a live concert by Matthew Dear's Big Hands. Thanks to a bassist and a drummer lovingly dubbed Big Hands, Detroit electronic music phenom Matthew Dear brings his vocals back into center stage. Handling laptop, knobs, and the mic himself, Dear's three-piece ensemble performs material from many of his best releases.
at Mezzanine (9pm - afterhours)

The Glitch Mob is once again bringing their mad skillz to San Francisco. Along with Megasoid and Rustie, they will be blowin up Mezzanine with sounds that get your bones rattlin'.
at Slim's (9pm)
The Sword is the soul of the warrior. Therefore, when the warrior is the subject, the sword inevitably comes with him. The Sword is a colossal, high-energy powerhouse. Utilizing a potent combination of intense songwriting chemistry, eye-opening creativity and talent and a distinctly unique vision, The Sword is, without question, one of heavy music's most electrifying new bands.
at The Roxie New College Film Center (11:45pm)
If you've been coming to IndieFest or HoleHead at all over the last few years, you might have noticed that we love new Japanese cinema. This October you get a chance to catch some classic films, and some soon to be classic films on the big screen at the Roxie...
Saturday, October 11, 2008
at Fort Mason Center (11am - 6pm)

ArtSpan's annual showcase for local artists with more than 50 artists exhibiting their work at Fort Mason Center. San Francisco Open Studios showcases artists without judgment and invites art lovers to make friends and start or build their art collections. Pick Up on Art during five weekends of San Francisco Open Studios...
at Justin Herman Plaza (noon - 4pm)

Hosted by San Francisco magazine Food Editor Jan Newberry and Miss Pearl's Jam House Consulting Chef and Bay Café host Joey Altman. Leading local restaurateurs, winemakers, eco experts, and artisans join together for an inspiring day of premier food and wine tasting, chef demonstrations, an eco-cocktail competition, live music, and panel discussions that celebrate eating and living local.
at The Warfield (8pm)
"Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas established herself initially as a cutting-edge Latin alternative artist during the late '90s, before her career shifted direction significantly with her third album, Sí (2003), a broadly appealing pop/rock effort graced with genuine hits, including a couple chart-toppers..."
at Yoshi's San Francisco (9pm - 2am)

After two "homerun" events at Yoshi's Restaurant and the tremendous positive feedback we've received from everyone raving about how incredible our last Yoshi's party was and how "in love" everyone is with this gorgeous venue, DonovanSF returns to Yoshi's on Filmore for our third succulent serving...
at Club Six (9pm - 3am)

Juxtapoz issue release party! Special Teruo showcase with cut & sew fashion show...
at The Independent (9pm)
"Mr. Quintron is a very eccentric concert and nightclub organist from New Orleans, Louisianna. He plays music on a custom made Hammond / Rhodes combo synthesizer / organ (which he's got all built up to look like a car with real working headlights) backed by raw simple drum machine beats...
at underground location (10pm - 6am)

Alongside Bruno and Sammy we have Nikola Baytala, Craig Kuna and Dima. We can promise you this - amazing music, girls dancing in front of fans, and one sexy ass all night dance party!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
at McLaren Hall (6am - 3pm)

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. This event is one of the biggest regularly held swaps of it's kind in California for over 20 years...
at SF County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) (10am - 5pm)

Folk Dance Performances, Arts and Crafts, Books, CDs, Videos. Delicious and authentic Polish food. Beer imported from Poland.
at Mission Rock Café (noon - midnight)
Come celebrate the end of 2nd Sundays with some of the best DJs you ever heard. To name a few, DJ Dan, Behrouz, Lawnchair Generals, Andy Caldwell, and Jeno will be headlining!
at Indiana Street (noon - midnight)

We are on our way to making this our best Decompression ever and a showcase for our art and community in San Francisco. So, help us bring our magical dream of Black Rock City home to heat the streets of Black Top City!
at Sharon Meadows (noon)

Created in 1998, Alice's annual Now & Zen Fest is an all day event held in Golden Gate Park's Sharon Meadow in September. Alice artists have played to sold out crowds every year with a lot of great moments. More than a concert, Alice's Now & Zen Fest is a celebration of Mind, Body & Soul with everything from henna body art and massages to a Mt. Zen Climbing Wall
at Thee Parkside (noon - 6pm)

70 local designers of fashion, jewelry, crafts and more! Rad vintage! Cheap beer! Cupcakes! Tasty BBQ! Good music: Live bands and DJ's all day!
Yum Diary
Monday, October 13, 2008
at City Beer Store (6pm - 8pm)

Join GAMA-GO and Ningyoushi in an Octoberfest celebration! The beer will flow as we toast the release of the Wooden Deathbot Lederhosen! The party starts at 6pm at the City Beer Store. For two hours drink from a free keg of delicious German beer & chat over all things Deathbot with us at our favorite watering hole. (This means 21+ folks only, sorry.)
at The Fillmore (7pm)
SF Station (SFS): Do you feel your band has a polarizing affect on people? Dawn Watley (DW): I think so, but we have fun, danceable music. Who doesn't like to go out and have a good time and party sometimes? I think maybe that is what attracts people to us. We also have that underlying sexual angst and tension in the songs. It's a little like dark comedy -- the music sounds happy, but the lyrics are a little down...
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