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Maker Faire
Calling all inventors, scientists, artists, and creative extraordinaires! Just like your science fair at school, but a thousand times better, Maker Faire is the ultimate Bay Area science and art fair featuring tons of DIY tech projects. Sometimes dubbed the "Burning Man for families," the two-day weekend event is a safe and kid-friendly place with plenty of eye candy and activities to keep the parents entertained as well. With loads of presentations, demos, workshops, installations, crafts, activities, book signings, music performances, food & drink, and much more, there's no shortage of spectacle and Do-It-Yourself awesomeness. Date: Sat 5/21 & Sun 5/22, Time: Sat 10am-8pm & Sun 10am-6pm, Place: San Mateo County Event Center (1346 Saratoga Dr), Cover: $25/day, link More Info (EB)

Lauryn Hill: Bob Marley Tribute
It's a night of legends this Wednesday at Mezzanine. The one and only R&B icon Lauryn Hill doing a one-off show with hip-hop stars Dead Prez. But this isn't your average one-off, it's a tribute to the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley! Re-experience all the classics with Lauryn on the mic and hope that we get to hear her hits as well. Presale tickets are no doubt going fast, so get yours before they sell out. Date: Wed 5/18, Time: 8:30pm, Place: Mezzanine, Cover: $65 presale, link More Info (EB)

Decks on Deck
If you missed the Sunset Boat Party (or rocked it hard, but can't wait for the next one), then here's your chance to party yacht-style this weekend. To help raise money for leukemia and lymphoma, which often afflicts young people, hip-hop legend Mix Master Mike and Sam Isaac are throwing down jams on Cabernet Sauvignon, the 4.5 story, 6 million dollar flagship vessel of the Commodore Fleet converted into a nightclub for this inaugural event. Enjoy an evening of dancing, drinking, and gaming to help those in need at the first annual Decks on Deck, with hopefully many more in the years to come! Date: Fri 5/20, Time: 7:45-11:30pm, Place: Pier 40, Cover: $85,Get a $10 Discount by entering "DonDNitevibe2011" in the Discount Code box. link More Info (EB)

ArtPadSF Celebration
ArtPadSF, a new boutique art fair focusing on emerging and contemporary art from the Bay Area and beyond, is hosting its first annual event at the newly revamped Phoenix Hotel. The evening's inspiring array of Bay Area artists and performers features a rather unconventional operatic performance by soprano Diva Marisa Lenhardt, a processional performance by Loyd Family Players, debut work by local composer and musician, EO, SF's live electric cello + vocal looping mavericks LOOP!STATION, dance beats by DJ Jive and Smoove, wearable art and performances by Bad Unkl Sista, Miranda Caroligne, Daphne Ruff, site specific dance performance by Capacitor, and more! Two levels of ticket packages include hors d'ourves and complimentary beverages. Proceeds benefit the Black Rock Arts Foundation's public art and grant programs. Date: Thur 5/19, Time: 7-9pm, Place: The Phoenix Hotel (601 Eddy St), Cover: $50-150, link More Info (JE)



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Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Quality @ Public Works this Friday

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Event: Armin van Buuren
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Armin van Buuren, Blake Jarrell
Music: house, trance, progressive
Cover: $60 presale
World-class DJ Armin van Buuren is coming to Ruby Skye for a two night engagement. Tuesday is 18+, so youngsters get to experience his mixing magic and Wednesday is for the older 21+ crowd. Online presales have sold out, but there are still tickets available at the door the night of the event. It's first come, first serve, so act fast before they're gone! (EB)

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Event: Housepitality ft. Delano Smith
Venue: Icon Ultra Lounge
DJs: Delano Smith, David Javate, Joe Babylon, Fil Latorre
Music: deep house, techno
Cover: $5 b4 11pm, $10 after
Usually known for slamming techno, Detroit has been the American epicenter of tech beats since the 80s. However this Wednesday experience the deeper, more soulful side of Detroit with house producer Ken Collier. His legendary DJ skills have taken him all over the world with frequent headlining sets at Fabric in London. Last year he was also invited to produce the Detroit Beatdown RA 277 mix with his Mixmode label partners Mike "Agent X" Clark and Norm Talley. Experience this veteran Detroit house gem in the house loving city of San Francisco. (EB)

Event: Tension
Venue: 222 Hyde
DJs: Nikita, CJ Larsen, Michael May
Music: techno, house
Cover: no cover w/ rsvp, $5 door
In need of some relaxation? Ease your tension this Wednesday with a mid-week dance session featuring beloved local DJs CJ Larson and Michael May, plus special guest headliner Nikita. For ten years, Nikita has been an pillar of the San Francisco club scene due to his consistently slamming sets, playfulness, die hard love for the music, and residencies at local venues like The Endup. Come join the SF house music family for night of beats, hugs, and dance moves. (EB)

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Event: Green Gorilla Lounge ft. Woolfy
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Woolfy, M3, Anthony Mansfield
Music: house
Cover: $10
Tonight Green Gorilla Lounge welcomes chilled out guru Woolfy for a spring loaded good time at posh review Harlot. Woolfy has released material on a myriad of classic and future classic dance labels, including DFA, Guidance Recordings, and Permanent Vacation, just to name a few. Get ready to get down with the professionals tonight for this weeknight special engagement! (WF)

Event: M.A.N.D.Y.
Venue: Vessel
DJs: M.A.N.D.Y., Gordon Waze
Music: tech-house
Cover: $10 presale
One of the biggest duos in electronic music is coming to headline BASE! After their ubiquitous success in 2005 with "Body Language," M.A.N.D.Y. went on to lock down their reputation for producing captivating beats with their Fabric Series. Most recently in 2009, they were met with widespread critical acclaim for the Renaissance compilation. These guys are well-versed dancefloor destroyers, so get pumped for a late night at Vessel this Thursday. (EB) 

Event: Ritual Dubstep 1 Year Anniversary
Venue: Temple
DJs: Megalodon, Helicopter Showdown, Truth, Noah D, Dubtek, Sublo, Nebakaneza, Octopod, Anti-Bio-Tik, Audio Bomb, Johnny 5, Mr Kitt, Foobz, Ro Nu
Music: dubstep
Cover: no cover b4 9:30pm, $10 after
It's hard to believe Ritual has only been around for one year. With humble beginnings at Anu to opening two rooms at Temple, Ritual has grown immensely and shows no signs of slowing down. This week welcomes Megalodon, Helicopter Showdown, Truth, Noah D, Dubtek, Sublo and Nebakaneza in the main room, while Octopod, Anti-Bio-Tik, Audio Bomb, Johnny 5, Mr. Kitt, Foobz and Ro Nu hold it down in the Catacombs. Two rooms of fun may not be enough for this epic celebration. (CQ)

Event: The Lift SF Opening Party
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Danny Krivit, Jeremy Sole, Wiseacre
Music: house
Cover: $15
Get ready to go bonkers because this Thursday night is going to blow your mind! Tonight DJ Danny Krivit will be gracing the decks at Public Works to bring his soulful madness. Coming from a jazz background, Krivit is a direct product of the NY disco scene along with DJs like Larry Levan, Nicky Siano, Francois K, Tee Scott, etc. In later years, his re-edits and remixes have been in high demand and his mixes have been blasted over the airwaves. He doesn't make it out west very often so don't miss your chance to catch Mr. Krivit in action. (WF)

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Event: 45 Live
Date: Fri, May 20th
Peanut Butter Wolf, J Rocc, Mayer Hawthorne, Baron Zen, Shortkut, Platurn
Music: hip-hop, funk
$25 presale

Tonight will be an evening of some the finest independent hip-hop around. This event will be showcasing some of the bright stars shining from the Stones Throw label. PB Wolf, Mayer Hawthorne and of Beat Junkie fame J Rocc will burning down the house this evening. But gets better. This is an exclusively all 45s get down for what's up from these wax addict supremes. So get ready to be rocked, shocked and pumped up by these fine beat ambassadors. (WF)

Event: Peace Treaty + The Tenderlions
Date: Fri, May 20th
Peace Treaty, The Tenderlions, Manics, Ed Gold, BCB, Von
Music: house, electro, live percussion

Hand-picked and signed by Steve Aoki and supported by the likes of Tiesto, Benny Benassi, and Deadmau5, LA's production trio PeaceTreaty, formed in 2010, already plays around the world with their aggressive brand of electro/house/progressive beats. Sharing the headline spot with them tonight are local party circuit favorites Tenderlions. Blending electronic with live percussion and keys--The Tenderlions are simply made for experiencing live. SF's innovative and unique Manics open. (JE)

Event: Hookahdome: From the Playa to the City
Venue: supperclub
DJs: Cheb i Sabbah, Jef Stott, Radiohiro, Drumspyder, Janaka Selekta, Sol Rising, Outersect, Jocelyn, Chloro-Djinn, Oshan Anand, David Dell
Music: house, bhangra
Cover: $15 presale, $15 b4 11pm, $25 after
Known as the chill oasis out in Black Rock City, the Hookahdome crew is throwing a fundraiser to bring their plush pillows and tasty shisha back to the Playa. World music icon of San Francisco, Cheb i Sabbah will headline the event with an eargamsic blend of bhangra and Middle Eastern beats alongside bellydance performers. Dress up in your own Middle East outfit and join the fun on the dancefloor! (EB)

Event: Retrotek
Venue: The Box
DJs: Lance De Sardi, M3, Nikola Baytala, Rooz, Bo
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $tba
Sometimes you just want good, quality music with a good crowd and good vibes. Well Retrotek's got ya on that one. Tonight your favorite local pros--Lance De Sardi, M3, Nikola Baytala, Rooz, Bo, and more---spin house and tech-house sets to a down-with-it cool crowd who are all about the music and dancing. Word is the last Retrotek party was off the charts, so don't miss this one. (JE)

Event: SCB v. SCUBA
Venue: Public Works
DJs: SCB vs Scuba, Martyn, Deniz Kurtel, Epcot, Mossmoss, Odd Job, Kenneth Scott, Rich Korach, Briski
Music: dubstep, house, techno
Cover: $15 presale, $20 door
Following As You Like It's trend for bringing quality cutting edge music to legendary late-night parties, tonight's smorgasbord of satisfyingly fresh sounds features the UK's SCB vs. Scuba--an intelligent post-dubstep kind of outfit who weaves between techno, soul and dub, creating an infectious groove rarely heard in the US. Upstairs Crosstown Rebels' Deniz Kurtel plays jazzy, warped house-infused layers, along with local Re:body resident Briski, Paxahau-turned-AYLI resident Rich Korach, and Kenneth Scott's blissed-out soulful house shuffles. Martyn, Epcot, and Mossmoss round out the bill. (JE)

Event: The Littlemen & Hector Moralez
Venue: Som Bar
DJs: The Littlemen, Hector Moralez, Jamie Lin, Carlos Tino, CJ Larsen
Music: house
Cover: $5 b4 10:30pm w/ rsvp, $10 door
The Littlemen duo from Nottingham, England have been rocking the UK party/club/festival scene separately since the mid 90s, with Steve part of the Smokescreen Sound System and Gav with the Giddy Fruit Collective. Then in '99 Steve and Gav joined forces in the studio and started racking up several dozen releases and remixes as The Littlemen. Heavily involved in their local scene, the duo doesn't tour to the West Coast as often as we'd like, so check 'em out on this side of the pond while you can. (EB)

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Event: Re:Droid Record Release Party
Date: Sat, May 21st
Santiago & Bushido, Paul Hemming, Jaswho?, Poppa Doses, A2D
Music: house

After Jaswho? released his new album "Nudroid Musik" last year, he was approached by artists from all over requesting to make remixes of his upbeat club anthems, including Miles Dyson, Santiago/Bushido, Cold Blank, Calvertron, Aniki, Larry Fives, Hollywood Rox, Aaren San, George F, DJ Fame, 40 Thieves, Sunshine Jones, Ben Tom Soulspin and more. Come celebrate with Jaswho? at Temple! (EB)

Event: Better Days
Venue: SOM
DJs: Franky Boissy
Music: house
Cover: $10
Paying homage to the days when it was Pink, tonight SOM bar opens it doors for an extended set from Franky Boissy. Re-live the days of yore when resident Franky would throw down all-night sets at Pink for folks that loved late-night dancing as he spins a four hour classic house set inspired by jazz, gospel, disco, funk, Motown, Latin, and Brazilian. Follow his rhythm and connect with a deep sound true to the SF vibe. (JE)

Event: Electroman Tour
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Benny Benassi, Trevor Simpson
Music: electro house, tech-house
Cover: $60
Benny Benassi hit the musical scene hard with his hit "Satisfaction" and he hasn't shown any sign of slowing down ever since.  Working his magic on the 1s and 2s, Benassi is able to turn anything into gold and that's just what he does. Even though he's busy with his own endeavors, he wants to give other, lesser known but equally as talented DJs as much as exposure as he can, and that's why he started the label, Pump-kin Music. Trevor Simpson adds support, so don't miss out on this bass bumping night. (CQ)

Event: Infuse: Spring Fever
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Meat Katie, Calvertron, Figure, Syd Gris, Dex Stakker, Bogl & Dial, Tek Freaks, Dulce Vita, Ultraviolet
Music: electro, techno, breaks, house, dubstep
Cover: $15-20 presale
Opel's gearing up for a couple of huge weekends in a row beginning with this Saturday at Mighty. One of their most rock-solid favorites, tech-funk titan Meat Katie, charges through on his 7 Year itch tour, alongside the fidget/electro outfit Calvertron and Figure on their Jack Knife Tour. The eclectic lineup also includes Syd Gris, Dex Stakker, and the "dubstep den" in the side room featuring Bogl and Dial, Tek Freaks, Dulce Vita, and Ultraviolet. As always, Opel decor and beautiful/funky/freaky vibe and people included. Come catch some Spring Fever! (JE)

Event: Strategik 3 Year Anniversary
Venue: Space 550 (550 Barneveld)
DJs: Mike Balance, Dragn'fly, Influence, Jay Vigor, The Tsurata Experience, Dr. Whiskers, Ethan Miller, Mace, Agent Zero, Simon Apex, ECQ, Bill Samuels
Music: house, electro, breaks, glitch, dubstep, techno
Cover: $10 presale, $10-$20 door
Purveyors of many a beloved renegade, underground, campout, and all-out fun-loving gathering-- Strategik is celebrating its 3 year anniversary by throwing everything they have into this one. The huge three room venue will play host to DJs playing a wide variety of music, including headliner Mike Balance. Additionally there will be aerial silk performances, art installations and an outside area with Strategik's art car, the DoDo Bus. Come hang with the crew that always brings good vibes and quality fun in a huge club environment going on until 4am! (JE)

Event: The Show
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Lee Curtiss, Lazaro Casanova, Nikita, Manju Masi, Dean Samaras, Ben Seagren, Nick Williams, Brandon Wade
Music: house
Cover: $15 presale
The Show has joined forces with Listed Productions to bring us a one-of-a-kind lineup with headlining guest Lee Curtis. On tour to support the launch of his new label Visionquest, Detroit native Lee Curtis is on a mission to push the unique, avante garde side of deep and twisted electronic sounds. The beats start pumping at 10pm and don't stop til well after the sun comes up! (EB)

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Event: Colette
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Colette (live), Kevin Kind, Taj, Rooz
Music: house
Cover: $20
Om Records' 'First Lady of House', DJ Colette, is bringing her Chicago house sounds live to you via LA tonight for this special engagement show only at The Endup. As part of the all female DJ crew Super Jane (along w/ DJ Heather, Dahota and Lady D), she has played the world over with a mix of deep soul, tech-house, and jazzy rhythms. Get ready to be sensually soothed with her deep grooves and soulful live vocals. (WF) 

Event: Nite Jewel
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Nite Jewel (DJ set), 2 Men Will Move You, Shock, Pickpocket
Music: electro, funk, experimental, disco
Cover: $tba
Nite Jewel is an old skool kind of artist. Even with all the modern technology out there, she still records on an 8 track cassette tape, layering percussions and synths before adding her enchanting melodies. Her music shows the inspiration from which she draws from: dance music, freestyle, and a little bit of everything. 2 Men Will Move You get down with their dark disco beats that'll have you dancing. Shock and Pickpocket round out this lineup, so don't miss out on these dance beats. (CQ)

Event: Summer Sundays
Venue: Mars Bar
DJs: David Harness, Mario Dubbz, Vega Garcia,
Music: deep house, soul house
Cover: no cover b4 5pm, $5 after
Summer Sundays are back in full swing at Mars Bar and that means weeks of sunny Sunday afternoons. OK, weeks of fun Sunday afternoons chilling on the patio with drinks, food, and good quality house tunes. Kicking off the series is the one and only David Harness--an SF classic known for his soulful house and all-round sunny vibe (which will more than make up for the fog). Doors open at 1pm with music beginning at 3pm and kitchen serving 3-6:30pm. (JE)

Event: Sweater Funk
Venue: Milk
DJs: Sweater Funk DJs
Music: funk, disco, boogie, soul
Cover: no cover
Get ready for probably the only reason you would be in the Upper Haight at night time, the rebirth of Sweater Funk! Sweater Funk is now at their new temporary (possibly permanent?) location. As usual they continue their tradition of offering you 100% quality classics with no fillers, substitutes or preservatives. Funky to the max my Brotha! Seriously, their musical tastes compiled are at least three decades deep of soul power. Get funky y'all! (WF)

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