Roxie Theatre – 13th Annual Independent Film Festival
Going on February 3-17. Another film season exploiting sexuality, religion, and racial identity. Check out sfindie.com for the complete listing and info of all 85 films and the 40 bands playing across the city in conjunction with SF Music Winter Festival. I am stoked for these films: We Are What We Are, The Evangelist and Offensive!
SOMArts Cultural Center – A Sensory Feast
An interactive exhibit on the meaning of food, especially in Asian cultures. It tickles not only the tongue, but all the senses. You’ll see model food-ware, intriguing food sculptures, complimentary food perfume, and of course you can eat!
Uptown, Oakland – Grass Widow / Human Baggage / Death Sentence: Panda! / Bam Bam!
I have a soft spot for the local femme punk trio, Grass Widows. They are bold women that craft some beautiful side-winding songs. Their current success demands for more women rockers on the scene, and they always line up with some of the Bay’s unheard, but progressive, punk acts.
Public Works SF – Electrik Kingdom w/ Egyptian Lover
Any fan of electro-dance music and/or hip-hop must go give a sacrificial dance to the Egyptian Lover. For over 25 years, the self-proclaimed “King of the Beat” has made the floors wet with his turntable and hard as steel TR-808. Protective helmets may be required because the over exposure of bass will make your head implode.
Café Du Nord – Tommy Guererro (Record Release)
The former Bones Brigade skateboarder and local San Franciscan will be putting out his 7th album. Guererro’s blood vessels are probably clotted with shards of San Francisco from eating the pavement back in the day. These injuries have helped Guererro’s guitar compositions embody the soul of the city: diversely funky and laaaiiid baaack.
Cellspace – Super Bowl XLV: Mystery Science Theatre 3000-Style
For those who don’t take the big game too seriously and want more laughs than drama, come to Cellspace as they do some quirky side commentary of the game and commercials, like our favorite nonchalant movie program.
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, Berkeley – Food Not Bombs: 20th Anniversary Party
For those who don’t want to get mobbed by the capital gluttony behind the big game, come share your food with those who truly need it. In return you make new friends, eat great food, and enjoy live music. No leftover meat please, FNB is strictly vegan friendly.
Yerba Buena Center of the Arts – Screening of Shoah
Cluade Lanzman’s nine hours and thirty-six minute documentary, of interviews and footage about victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust, goes back to death camps and Warsaw ghettos, investigating every aspect imaginable. The YBCA will be screening this in multiple sittings and multiple days. Please check the YBCA website for details.
The Independent – Big Boi
Rightfully soul, last years Sir Lucious Left Foot was within the top 20 of many critics “best of” lists. Take the experience out of the iPod and into the full-blown reality of the Independent’s massive sound system.
Great American Music Hall – Thee Oh Sees / Sic Alps
A benefit for the Coalition of the Homeless (you know, the people behind Street Sheet publication that gives SF Homeless a job to earn their money directly from you), with two of San Francisco’s prime bands. There’s not much to say that’s already been said about these garage rock furies, but go see them for yourselves and get buck-wild!
Conservatory of Flowers – Jungle Love!
Waltz within the 12,000 square-foot bed of aromatic fleurs d’affection, nestle into your partner within each others arms, smile at the serenades of the Jazz quartet and poets. The Conservatory of Flowers’ version of After Hours also features the Garden Railway exhibit, the Magnolia Photo Booth, and beer by Pacific Brew Lab.
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