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THINGS TO DO AROUND THE BAY!
(All events in San Francisco unless otherwise noted).
Last Updated: June 5, 1997.
Thursday June 5. 9:00 p.m.
New Jersey-born rapper Redman, a relative unknown despite his talent, has that
East-Coast flava, blending reggae and funk influences with a political and
sometimes humorous outlook. Redman's second album, Dare Iz a
Darkside, reflects a turn in Redman's lyrics
toward the predominant (and controversial) gangsta-rap style.
His latest, Muddy
Waters, is a tight, intense album, melding hip-hop and reggae à la predecessors
like KRS-ONE. The Alkaholiks open. $20.
Maritime Hall, 450 Harrison Street. Tix through TicketWeb.
Friday June 6. 9:00 p.m.
Put on those party hats ... it's ANON SALON's Sixth Anniversary
EXTRAvaganza! Not ones to disappoint their faithful attendees, the folks at ANON SALON have put together a
mind-boggling variety of entertainment for tonight's celebration. Check
- Book of Abzul Installation/ Mixed Media/ Will Cloughley (Synapse)
- ZoNoEco Sculpture/ Rik Livingston
- Live Band/ The Venusians
- Samba Dance Performance/ Anat
- DigitalRealityReflector/ David Washington
- Axis Mundi Ambient Trance/ Saundra Schlade
- Uncle Drew's Interactive Rumpus Room/ Drew Letchworth
- Video Feast of Fools/Primary Tentacle/Scott Beale
- New Anon Salon Dance Mix/r u init?/Ron Leak
- Burning Palms/new paintings/ Michael Knowlton
- Nude Drawing Class/Maestro Knowlton
- And more!
The party goes on 'til 2:00 a.m. at 285 9th St. $12.
Friday June 6. 12:15 a.m.
For the late-night partiers amongst you, here's a tasty recommendation.
Head over to the Cocodrie sometime around midnight to watch the current and
former members of Inflato and Baby Snufkin put together a new feel-good
pop-band incarnation: Chub. If
you've got emotional strings attached to the Police, Talking Heads, Tom Waits,
Jane's Addiction and/or David Bowie, Chub'll go down just fine. 1024
Kearny. $5. 986-6678.
Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8.
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This weekend is so action-packed it'll have you hopping from one part of
the City to the next. But there's no more real extreme action to be
had these two days than at the outdoor X Games Experience. If you've never
watched one of these things on cable, you should know that the X Games
Experience (being shown on ESPN2) is quite an enjoyable spectator event.
Even if you're not particuarly sports-inclined, you'll be blown away by
what the professional skateboarders, in-line skaters, and BMXers are able
to accomplish on the half-pipe and "Xtreme Street Course," the latter of
which you're invited to try out.
On Saturday, you also get Crumbox (12:30 p.m.), Michigan-based pop group 19 Wheels (3:20 p.m.),
and (hed)pe (5:30 p.m.). On Sunday, there's Vallejo (12:30 p.m.),
Cellophane (3:20 p.m.), and that snarling, leather-clad all-female
Brit-Pop-Punk group, Fluffy (5:00 p.m.). Free. Pier 39, not 32, as it's
been advertised. (Aren't you glad you read our listings? We even save
you from walking around in circles.) (800) 489-8444. ***
Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8. See times below.
In the Street
If you're active enough to catch more than one strenuously exciting event a day, we
strongly recommend "In the Street," a two-day celebration of dance and
art--by and for the common people. Come watch over 35 artists, including
the acclaimed Medea Project, the High Risk Group, Project Bandaloop, and
Wise Fool Puppet Intervention take their art form to the areas of the City
least likely to be considered "artistic"--namely the 500 Block of Ellis
Street (b/w Leavenworth and Hyde) and 16th and Capp. There'll be lots of fun folks and a
good vibe, so head on down. Saturday, Noon-6:00 p.m.
and Sunday, 12:30-5:00 p.m. on Ellis. Also, Sunday 8:00-10:00 p.m. on Capp
Street. Free. 905-5958.
Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
6th Annual Bike Swap and Sale
For our friends up North and anyone who shares our love of bikes: Don't
miss Northern California's largest bike swap and sale this weekend. The
sale benefits Marilyn Price's non-profit Trips for Kids and Re-Cyclery bike
shop. Each year, Trips for Kids takes hundreds of Bay Area inner-city
youths on mountain bike excursions in Marin
County. This bike swap 'n' sale features thousands of new and used bikes
and accessories at rock bottom prices, so it's bound to be worth your while
.... and your dollars. Mill Valley Recreation Center, 180 Camino Alto.
Saturday June 7. 6:00 p.m. to Sunrise.
Oy vey, what's with all the mixed-case events? Although we're always a
little wary of events that bill themselves as being extremely freaky
(freakiness just exists, it doesn't advertise), the CYBERBUSS Ball actually
does sound like one helluva party. It's a post-industrial, extravagant
costume party, so don't show up with a silly little face mask and a black
dress and expect your relative audacity to be appreciated. This event intends to test the limits on your trusty weird-o-meter. The party goes 'til the next day with DJ B))MERANG's ambient
spins, Rina's Romper Room, Circus X, the
Burning Man Drum Circle, and a ton of main stage acts. And, if you haven't
already had enough of Burning Man, Anton Jurgens will be presenting
a rare slide show of BM. Plus video projection by Scott Beale. If you stay
long enough, you'll be treated to a sunrise breakfast. On Griffith Street
between Quesada & Revere
Streets (off of Third Street by Candlestick 3Com Park). $10. Costume
required. Or, join the party virtually through the Cyberbuss site between
9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. 822-1217.
Sunday June 8. 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Haight Street Fair
It's a San Francisco tradition that you won't want to miss--unless you're
the kind of person who tends to steer clear of Haight Street under any circumstances.
Bands, booths, food, local personalities, and good weather (we hope). Free.
Haight between Masonic and Stanyan. Please don't drive to the Haight. You
won't find parking anywhere. 661-8025.***
Sunday June 8. 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Rings and Weasels
In this new performance, the talented Nina Barlow brings tales of love and
self-betrayal to life with hand-sculpted and painted masks. Earlier that
evening, Lieve Wetzel performs "First Aid for the Soul,"
using found objects as puppets and masks. Note: Barlow's "Rings and
Weasels" is not appropriate for young children, but Wetzel's piece is.
Venue 9 (formerly Climate Theatre), 252 Ninth Street. $5 per act. 666-0207
Monday June 9. 6:30 p.m.
Peacemaking: The Power of Nonviolence
Whether you've spent the weekend doing maniacal, meaningless, or mighty
things, spend tonight being mindful. A stellar line-up of writers and
activists, as well as the Dalai Lama himself, will be speaking at tonight's public
gathering, as a part of a three-day conference on nonviolence. Alice
Walker, Maxine Hong Kingston, Dolores Huerta, Jerry Brown, and Jose Ramos
Horta will be among the honored guests. $15. (Get your tickets soon.) Bill
Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove. (510) 762-BASS.
Tuesday June 10. 7:00 p.m.
Volunteer for (and Earn Free Tickets to)
Want to get in free to some amazing films? Well, have we got a deal for you:
Frameline needs volunteers to help produce the 21st Anniversary Lesbian and Gay Film
Festival--one of the biggest events in a queer's year--from June 20-29. Ushers work for
an hour or so and typically watch the films they usher for; other
volunteers get vouchers which can be redeemed for film tickets. If you're interested in possibly helping out, come to this
volunteer sign-up meeting on Tuesday June 10 at 7 p.m at 346 Ninth St., between Folsom and
Harrison. Feel free to call Jonathan at 703-8658 with any questions.
Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Tuesday June 10. 9:30 p.m.
I got it! Eureka! Yo La Tengo! The second wonderful New Jersey-based musical act to
come through town this week, Yo La Tengo plays an eclectic and
unpredictable set just about every time they hit the stage. Happy folk-rock
one minute, emotional Dead-inspired jams the next. Catch them tonight at
the Bottom of the Hill with Barbara Manning, or Monday at the Great
American Music Hall. Tonight's performance is at 1233 17th Street.
Wednesday June 11. 7:00 p.m.
Web Entrepreneur's Gathering
On the job/networking tip, check out tonight's gathering of high-tech
professionals at Cyberworld Cafe. The idea of the "Leads Club" is to
share job hints and self-employment resources, and just to rub elbows with
other geeks. 528 Folsom Street. Free. RSVP to Jennifer
Akfirat at 661-3225 or email@example.com.
Thursday June 12. 9:00 p.m.
Readings from the Erotic Salon
The wild and brilliant mistress of erotic literacy, Susie Bright, is
joined by the much more sinister punk
Lunch, plus Jane Handel and Bana Witt. Not for the timid. At Slim's,
333 11th Street. $12. 522-0333.
What's Going On?
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