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Sync Salon: Local deal site Fresh Guide is offering a $35 shampoo, cut and bow dry (reg. $70) at this Financial District salon. You’ve got to purchase within the next two days to get the discount.

Taxi CDC/Collective:
During a trunk show and art opening tonight from 5-9 p.m. for Maria Puopolo’s new Hello There Friend works of art, you’ll save 40 percent on all clothing in the shop.

Blasting Off At Noise Pop: We Were Promised Jetpacks

After somewhat quick and early success, these Glasgow-by-way-of-Edinburgh youngsters hopped on tour with (now labelmates) Frightened Rabbit last fall. Adam Thompson (singer/guitarist), Sean Smith (bass), Michael Palmer (guitar), and drummer Darren Lackie, all 22, gained fast fame across the world for a three-song demo, so when These Four Walls was finally released on FatCat Records, it was obviously met with critical acclaim.

Noise Pop Last Night: The Dodos and Magik*Magik Orchestra

Last night The Dodos and Magik*Magik took to the stage in a pysch folk, orchestral sandwich. The allegedly sold-out show began with a series of experimental Magik*Magik musicians tweaking the cello, manipulating percussion, mastering the marimba and closing with a melancholy ditty including special guest John Vanderslice. After a short break, The Dodos appeased an eager (and vocal) crowd with a long set of flawlessly performed hits. The always earnest Meric looked out to the audience early on and said, "Wow. This is a really busy place to play," as if the band hadn't just a few weeks ago entranced a packed audience of art enthusiasts for SFMOMA's anniversary weekend.

Noise Pop Roundup: 7 Movies to See at the Festival

The 17th annual Noise Pop Festival continues through the weekend, bringing some of the world’s most groundbreaking music and film to the Bay Area through a series of live performances (including Wallpaper’s invigorating celebration of electro-funk tonight at Slim’s) and screenings of indie documentaries about the artists whose uncompromising contributions have helped shaped our culture. Here’s what to watch.

Market Watch: Spring is Here! Avocados, Garlic Scapes and Rhubarb

Every week, Lulu Meyer of CUESA brings us the best of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Everyday People: 'Global Lives' Opens At YBCA

What do San Francisco cable car gripman James Bullock, Indian villager Muttu Kumar and Kazakhstan 5-year-old Zhanna Dosmailove have in common?

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink For Cheap (or Free) This Week

1. Half-Off at Bar 888 Tonight: Social networking is apparently so popular at Bar 888 that they slash their prices at the mere mention of it. Name-drop Twitter or Facebook and get 50% off your entire bar bill: drinks, bites, the works. It's like a big, Silicon Valley-shaped hug. (Tonight, Thursday, February 25, 11 am-12 am, at Bar 888, Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard St., SOMA.)

Look of the Week: Dinner Party

We hate to have to tell you this, but it's supposed to be another wet weekend. That said, there's no reason to cancel your plans and stay home with takeout and the remote or risk fighting everyone in SF for a taxi.

Instead, we suggest coercing your friends to come to you with a good old-fashioned dinner party. Not only does it give you a chance to show off your latest and greatest dish, chances are you'll save money and most importantly, stay dry.

And since what to wear at such an occasion is always up for debate, we decided to show you what we'd show up in:

 

 

 

Noise Pop Last Night: Rogue Wave (With a Little Help From John Vanderslice)

In true Noise Pop fashion, the first couple nights are always a bit hectic, and you never know what you're going to get. Unfortunately, due to communication problems, we were forced to enjoy our two favorite openers (Two Sheds and Man/Miracle) from the cold cement outside. Capacity issues aside, we were front and center for Princeton, the up-and-coming LA indie group that most recently has supported the likes of Ra Ra Riot, Vampire Weekend, and now Rogue Wave. Definitely not a bad resume.

7 Days, 7 Deals: 40% Off at Aldea Home

We love supporting San Francisco businesses and we love good deals. So we're teaming up with cool local company Joffer to offer 7 days of killer deals to some of our favorite local San Francisco businesses. From now until Friday, March 5, check back here to cash in.

So without further ado, here's Deal #1...

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