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North Beach Festival
The annual North Beach Festival takes place this weekend at Washington Square Park in San Francisco's Little Italy, and home of the Beat Generation. The outdoor arts and crafts fair celebrates its 54th year with Juried Arts & Crafts Exhibitions and Sales, a Celebrity Pizza Toss, Celebrity Chefs, Assisi Animal Blessings, Arte di Gesso, and live entertainment stages featuring music ranging from R&B, reggae, and rock to salsa, swing, and Latin rock. As the longest running street fair in the country, this event attracts over 75,000 people every year for a historic San Francisco celebration. Date: Saturday & Sunday 6/14-15, Time: 10am-6pm, Place: Washington Square Park (1200-1500 Grant Ave.), Cover: no cover, link More Info (EB)

Stern Grove Festival
Starting this Sunday, the Stern Grove Festival will provide admission-free concerts for the people of the Bay Area every week until August 17th. This year will be the 71st consecutive season of bringing great entertainment at no charge all summer at the beautiful outdoor amphitheatre in Sigmond Stern Grove. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones and Detroit's "Great Lady of Soul" Bettye LaVette will kick off the festival with a summer afternoon of soul. Other acts to look forward to include: Suen Kuti and Egypt 80, Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, the San Francisco Symphony, Allen Toussaint, Rachid Taha, MC Rai, Alonzo King's Lines Ballet, Voices of Latin Rock, SambaDá, Bajofondo, One Hawai'i, and the San Francisco Opera. Date: Sundays 6/15-8/17, Time: 2pm, Place: Sigmond Stern Grove (19th Ave. & Sloat Blvd.), Cover: no cover, link More Info (EB)

Giant Robot's Tree Show IV
Catch some cool art for a worthy cause at Tree Show IV, now in its final weekend. Giant Robot SF pulls together artists from indie comics, street art, printmaking and more for this exhibition, where each piece was inspired by leafy greens, processed by the artist brain, and spit out in all forms of creative splendor. A portion of the proceeds goes to Friends of the Urban Forest, helping them plant over 1,500 trees a year to keep San Francisco beautiful. So show your love for new art and support SF’s greenest movement, before Tree Show closes its doors for the year! Date: now through 6/18, Time: Mon-Fri 11:30-8, Sat. 11-8, Sun 12-7, Place: Giant Robot SF, 618 Shrader St., link More Info (JH)

Link Of The Week

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Flyer Of The Week

Our flyer of the week is for Soul Selections Vol.1 @ Temple


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Event: Binary
Venue: 222 Club
DJs: Alland Byallo, Clint Stewart, Mossmoss, Kenneth Scott, Travis Dalton
Music: techno, house, minimal
Cover: no cover
SF techno is getting bigger,so it's only natural that more record labels start popping up. Alland Byallo's Nightlight music is one such label, featuring SF artists and international heavy hitters. And tonight they're gonna show you what's thumpin! Nightlight artists Kenneth Scott and Mossmoss join Alland, Auralism's Clint Stewart, and Binary's Travis Dalton to give you the next level of West Coast techno. (JV8)

Event: Shelter One year annivesary
Venue: UndergroundSF
DJs: Angst, Antiserum, Bachelors of Science, DJ Sharp, Dos, Dubsworth, Jus Wan, Lotus Root, Lukeino, Tiempo Attractiva
Music: dubstep, breaks, dnb
Cover: $5
At Shelter, the music is all about deep and dirty beats, and tonight this genre bending banger is celebrating their one-year anniversary. Notorious for showcasing the best in dubstep, breaks and drum & bass, Shelter is bringing in heavy hitters like Antiserum, Bachelors of Science, and Jus Wan to shake your system, and make you run to the dance floor for cover. (JV8)

Event: Tutu Tuesday!
Venue: Vessel
DJs: M3, Gordon Waze, Sleazemore, Tasho, and special guest We Are Champagne
Music: house, electro, tech
Cover: Complimentary Champagne Bar from 9pm-10pm; $2
Birds of a feather, come party together at this too-fun-to-be-missed monthly. Where else but in San Francisco would you find a tutu party with a free screen-printing station, cupcakes, champagne, and wild electro-tech-house? Tutus and crinolines aren’t required, but if you don’t wear one, you might feel left out… so come kick the week off in your most fabulous, frilly style. (JH)

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Event: Qoöl
Venue: 111 Minna Gallery
DJs: Marc Fong, Alain Octavo, Jason Knight, Dirtyhertz, Jondi & Spesh
Music: house, breaks, techno, progressive
Cover: no cover b4 6, $5 after
Yowza! Qöol is gonna be packed to the gills this evening as SF's #1 scenester, the indomitable Marc Fong, takes the wheels. If you've been in SF for more than five minutes, you've probably bumped into this becostumed party monster at least twice… but trust me, you need more Marc time. When he takes over Qöol (SF's longest-running weekly), the place goes wild. Have fun, and tell Mom you won't be home for dinner! (JH)

Event: Satellite Wednesdays
Venue: Anu
DJs: Worthy, Chloe Harris, Kevin Knapp, Scott Carrelli
Music: techno, tech house, minimal
Cover: no cover b4 10, $5 after
Anu's favorite mdweek "thump day" event, Satellite, is still going strong and this week they're droppin some techy treats for you. Dirtybird's Worthy will be throwing down some dark and thumpin beats while Seattle's Chloe Harris, fresh from touring with John Digweed and gigs in Japan, will drop the style that makes her a Satellite favorite. Get over the hump with a thump at Satellite! (JV8)

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Event: Bassdrop
Venue: Shine
DJs: Dov, Ultraviolet, Bam, Sashwa
Music: breaks, electro, house, ragga, dub
Cover: no cover
Evil Breaks is back with their excellent monthly, Bassdrop. If you haven't hit up this party yet, you've been missing out: Evil Breaks always brings the best local talent, and the kind of beats you can't deny. This month, EB branches out to showcase some up-and-coming artists in the realms of house, ragga, and dub. Come see the rising stars of the scene, and don't forget to immortalize the night in Shine's photobooth! (JH)

Event: DRIFT - Queerlicious Dance Party
Venue: The Transfer
DJs: DJ DRC (Direct Drive, Mizumo Music), Kinetic, Percussionist C.Flava
Music: house, techno, electronic
Cover: no cover b4 10:30, $3 After
Stray from the straight and narrow path for the Queerlicious dance-party celebration of love and house music. Whether you're a dyke, queer, boi, or friend, if you love women and you love house music, you'll definitely want to Drift this way. This month's edition features DJ DRC and live percussionist C. Flava for another flaming night in the gayborhood. (EB)

Event: Morgan Page
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Morgan Page, Lissie, Trevor Simpson
Music: house, progressive house, trance
Cover: $15 pre-sale
Deadmau5-remixed mashup mastermind Morgan Page is fresh off the new, Tiesto-supported floor destroyer "The Longest Road" with a live performance from honey-voiced vocalist Lissie and a plethora of progressive for the baby Friday beat freaks. His razor-sharp sounds will undoubtedly ignite a weekend of fiery festivities at our own baroque basilica. So go ahead and play hooky: Page and his comrades will ensure that the Friday fatigue won't be faked. (KH)

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Event: Alan Braxe and Lifelike
Fri , June 13th
Alan Braxe, Lifelike, BT Magnum & Black Shag
Music: electronic
$10 presale

Alan Braxe, music sounds better with you! This legendary French producer, responsible for many of the biggest dance hits in electronic music history, is making a one-night-only stop in SF. Braxe has been leading the electronic world with massive hits since 1998. His songs are club standards around the world, and for good reason! Joining him are Lifelike, electro darlings of the international airwaves. Themselves masters of the remix, Lifelike keep churning out hit after hit, and seem poised to become international superstars. Come catch what promises to be a phenomenal show, your once-in-a-lifetime chance to rock out to both incredible acts in one jam-packed night. (JH)

Event: Friday the 13th
Fri , June 13th
M3, Anthony Mansfield, Sharon Buck, Jimmy B, Elz, MJ Gamez, DJ Pudgey, DJ Dirty Nate
Music: house, electro funk, old skool hip hop, remixes
$5 if on guestlist b4 11pm

Velvetshop and Green Gorilla Lounge bring the bangin' beats to the South Bay! It's guaranteed to be a sold-out party when some of SF's killinest DJs take over b4twelve. M3, Anthony Mansfield, and a slew of excellent househeadz will rule the outdoor dance floor, while old-skool hip-hop masters hold it down indoors. Get there early and stay late! (JH)

Event: Get Lucky
Venue: Supperclub
DJs: Dylan Rhymes (lot 49 / London, UK), Smoove, Cosmic Selector, Drew Drop, Billy Cassaza, Dulce Vita, Billy Seal, Jeff T, Emily Fox
Music: tech funk breaks, electro, house, minimal techno
Cover: $15-20 sliding donation
You won’t need luck this evening, because the good times are guaranteed. Dylan Rhymes is bringing the dirty dirty funk straight from the UK to your doorstep… and when Dylan Rhymes knocks, the party answers. Joining him on the decks are all your favorite hometown DJs. This is a fundraiser to help Opulent Temple keep throwing those amazing parties on the playa, so come show your love and support! (JH)

Event: Ghettodisco
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Sean Greene, Hawthorne, Adrian
Music: house, disco, funk
Cover: no cover before midnight, TBA afterwards
The Endup is the perfect summer venue with its staple series of afterhours parties and its open-freewheeling feel. Who doesn't love getting down next to beautiful people on their deep-house dance floor and lounging for a break next to breathtaking botany? This Sunday, catch all that and more for another edition of the all-night boys' night out known as Ghettodisco. Local DJs Sean Greene and Hawthorne are on tap tonight, so don't forget to give big ups as you get busy. (KH)

Event: Om Soul w/ King Britt
Venue: Pink
DJs: King Britt, Sake One, Don Kainoa
Music: house, broken beat
Cover: $TBA
King Britt has been pimping DJ culture since the early days, as Digable Planets DJ and the founding Ovum Records label with Josh Wink in the early 90's. He keeps on pumping and hasn't looked back. He's worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and now runs his own label Fivesixmedia. Known for his DJ sets which are an amalgam of afrobeat, broken beat, deep house, hip hop and new electronic jazz fusion, he'll be here tonight to delight ears and drop jaws. (WF)

Event: The White Party
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Mark Farina, Donovan, DJ Bali, DJ Helicopter, Jonathan Williams
Music: house, electro
Cover: $60 presale
He needs no introduction: the legend Mark Farina takes the wheel at this edition of Ruby Skye's most immaculate of summer parties. Despite the deceptively innocent theme, Farina arrives with a cadre of pleasurably experienced and enticingly versatile house DJs who are ready to deck this opera hall full of beats for the faithful. It may be Friday the 13th, but this time San Francisco has all the luck. (KH)

Event: Wild 'N' Krazy West
Venue: Mighty
DJs: J-Boogie, Masterpiece Sound, Mr. E, Marcellus, Risky Bizne$$ Crew... hosted by J-Billion $ Deuce Eclipse.
Music: down tempo, hip hop
Cover: $10
This ain't Wild 'N' Krazy's first rodeo; in fact, they're celebrating 2 years of all-out tomfoolery. Put on your Western duds and come shake a spur to the best down-tempo and hip-hop this town can wrangle. Between turns on the mechanical bull (brave riders only) and rounds of delicious BBQ, wear out your bootheels dancing to the sounds of J-Boogie, Masterpiece Sound, and more. Western attire highly encouraged! (JH)

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Event: Deep Blue
Sat, June 14th
Garth, Jeno, Rooz, Michael Anthony, Helicoptor (Gordon & Sunwoo)
Music: house, electro, techno
$10 - 20

Deep Blue is all about great underground music spun by pros in a comfortable and chill atmosphere. It sounds simple, but not everyone can do it right: the location is a cross between a warehouse and a large loft, the DJ line-up is a collection of late-night pioneers that have each affected the SF after-hours scene in their own way, and the energy on the dance floor is unforgettable. (FR)

Event: Blossom
Sat, June 14th
Mission Rock Cafe
Donovan, Dimitris Mykonos, Solarz, J Espinosa & more...
Music: house, mashups, top 40
no cover b4 11pm, $20 after

The hottest bodies in San Francisco are all coming out tonight, as Desired Temptations kicks off the summer! Come celebrate the bare-skin season with a sexy fashion show from top designers, a red carpet event hosted by Willie Brown, and (let's not forget) a bangin' party in honor of the lovely jessicaRAE. Donovan, Dmitris Mykonos and more top DJs will provide the beats; all you need to bring is your booty and your party attitude. (JH)

Event: Ultra Flight Live
Sat, June 14th
ROE Club & Lounge
Rithma, Pheeko, Dubfunk, Nik(Gordon & Sunwoo)
Music: house, mash-up
no cover b4 11pm w/rsvp, $20 after

For a classy night out, come rub shoulders with the beautiful people at ROE. Tony Presents brings you another premier event, featuring the soulful, funky disco house sounds of Rithma (Om Records) and Pheeko Dubfunk. Or break it down to hip-hop and mashups with Nik. Whatever your musical taste, you'll be glad you signed up for the guest list! Get your groove on this evening with San Francisco's elite, shake your booty like a true rockstar, and go home happy. (JH)

Event: DJ Halo
Venue: Pink
DJs: DJ Halo, Andrew Phelan
Music: house
Cover: $10-15
For a night of top-shelf music in a top-tier venue, don’t miss tonight’s show at Pink. DJ Halo has a lifelong commitment to house music, and it shows in his exquisite taste and non-stop groove. Alongside him is Andrew Phelan, SF house music’s adopted (and beloved) son. Together, they have the ability to keep your feet moving until the wee hours on Pink’s fabulous dance floor. So bring your fresh duds and your hot date, and let’s make this a night to remember! (JH)

Event: Habit Forming: A Burning Man Benefit
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Still Rob G, DJ Gunz, Ace Tatsu, Shabadoo, Rick Cruz, Tyler White, Heavy Metal, Murphstar, Tashi Tudisco, Syd Gris, Icon, Aaron Jae, BAM, M.O.D.
Music: breaks, house, electro
Cover: $10 pre-sales
Remember dancing in the dust till dawn with your favorite DJ pulsing you on? I do. And that’s only part of why I’ll be raging all night this Saturday. Come support your beloved Burning Man DJs at this benefit (slash Mighty rockin’ party). All the big names will be there: Still Rob G, Heavy Metal (aka Rooz), Aaron Jae, Syd Gris, and all their friends. And yes, there will be fire, thanks to lovely fire dancer Jaden Rose! (JH)

Event: Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival
Venue: Berkeley Community Theatre
DJs: De La Soul, Blackalicious, Little Brother, Sage Francis, Hieroglyphics, Supernatural and Scratch, Kidz in the Hall, Braille, B. Dolan
Music: hip-hop
Cover: $40
If you just can't wait till Rock the Bells, check out this jam!  This line up is impressive: East Coast vs West Coast at its finest. In this corner, representing the East: De La Soul, Little Brother, Sage Francis, B. Dolan and Kidz in the Hall. And reppin' the Left Coast in that corner are Hieroglyphics, Blackalious, Supernatural and Scratch (of The Roots), and Braille. This is independent hip hop of epic proportions. (WF)

Event: Soul Selections Vol. 1
Venue: Temple
DJs: Afrika Bambaataa, Mr. V, Nacho Vega, Sake 1, Mr. E, Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, Mozaic, Tone, Destro
Music: hip-hop, house
Cover: $20
Sunset, Temple & True Skool have come together to put on a monumental night of music featuring one of the godfathers of hip-hop, the legendary DJ Afrika Bambaataa. Making his Temple debut, the Zulu Nation founder and “master of records” will spin down in the catacombs for a huge evening of hip-hop, house and electro. Upstairs, Soul Selection Records will celebrate their anniversary with Mr. V, Nacho Vega, and Durben. (EB)

Event: Speaker Junkies
Venue: Radiance Factory (Private Warehouse, Jack London Square)
DJs: Speaker Junkies, DJ DRC, Shotgun Radio, 3L3Tronic
Music: techno, trance, electro, house, alternative
Cover: $15-20
People who know hot beats, know not to miss the Muchthump Project anniversary party. In a private underground warehouse, it’ll rage all night with driving trance from Speaker Junkies, hard pounding bass from the decks of DJ DRC, and the grooviest techno you ever heard from 3L3 Tronic. Make sure you don’t miss my new favorite beatboxer, the freestyle jungle-tastic Szergy! (JH)

Event: Special House Blend w/ Dj Sneak
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Dj Sneak, Frenchy Le Freak, Pat Allen
Music: house, breaks
Cover: $15 adv.
Puerto Rican house don DJ Sneak will be slangin' that sweet Chicago sound tonight. This gentleman is part of Chicago's second wave of house producers, along with names like Derrick Carter, Green Velvet and Paul Johnson. After creating hundreds of hits singles, he now owns and runs his own label, Magnetic Recordings. When it comes to rockin' the dance floor this guy isn't joking around, so don't be fooled by imitators! Come hear the real deal tonight at Ruby Skye. (WF)

Event: Veni Vidi Vici
Venue: Club 6
DJs: Tittsworth, Dj Blaqqstar, Sleazemore
Music: hip hop, breaks, club trax
Cover: $16
Tonight two of the reigning kings of the Baltimore club sound are rocking and jocking tonight, Tittsworth and Dj Blaqstarr. Blaqstarr has been throwing down this year between being signed to Diplo's Mad Decent label and producing much of M.I.A.'s new record and the single "Shake it to the Ground" and he's not cooling down yet. Him, Tittsworth and local favorite Sleazemore will be booming the bass that's sweeping the nation don't miss this special occation (WF).

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Event: Karaoke Shark!
Venue: Lingba Lounge
DJs: Glenny Kravitz
Music: karaoke
Cover: no cover
Ain’t no party like a Glenny Kravitz party! SF’s favorite KJ brings his limitless collection and healthy sense of irony to Lingba Lounge each Sunday, so that YOU can rock to the oldies like it’s 1999. If you’re hungry like the wolf for that rock-n-roll hoochie coo, or if you just wanna get footloose… come sail away on the karaoke train. (JH)

Event: Snoop Dogg's West Fest Tour
Venue: The Fillmore
DJs: Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound (Daz & Kurupt), Western Union, Warzone, Mitsah F.A.B
Music: hip-hop
Cover: $TBA
Snoop Dogg, "Tha Doggfather" of west coast hip-hop, is bringing his West Fest tour up and down the coast to eight cities in eight days before he goes on tour with 311. Rolling Stone dubbed him "America's Most Lovable Pimp" for his ability to win over everybody from gangsters to soccer moms with his smooth, cool rapping style. His latest album "Ego Tippin", released March 2008, gives us more of the Snoop we love and also features the country song "My Medicine," a tribute to the late Johnny Cash. (EB)

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