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This Week's Top Concerts: The Power Female Edition

They say that it’s a male dominated world, but with power females like these, we beg to differ. Check out these women dominating the stages this week (and a few men too):

Neko Case, The Warfield, 6/9-6/10: Just in case you can’t make it to tonight’s performance, an encore is lined up for tomorrow, so there’s really no excuses. Miss Case gained fame by working on the New Pornographer’s debut album, but she’s held her ground and is proving to be one of indie’s new leading ladies with her fiercely independent and artistic voice. She’s definitely someone to keep your eye on these days.

Takashi Miike Takes Over the Roxie Tonight

At 48, Takashi Miike has directed more than 70 theatrical, television and straight-to-video productions. In 2009, a slow year by his dizzying standards, he has already released two films, with another, his 2010 remake of Eiichi Kudo’s Thirteen Assassins, on the horizon.

Greenskeepers Cover NIN's Hurt

Here's a little something to break the monotony of spreadsheets and emails. Chicago-based band Greenskeepers are at it again. First they manipulated Robert Pattison and Twilight, now they've put a creative spin on NIN's "Hurt" and joined it perfectly with a clip from the Academy Award-winning short animated film, Harvie Krumpet. Not sure if it'll play into their live set, but you can find out. They are playing Mission Rock on July 12.

Unraveling And Reveling At The Queer Arts Festival

Have pride - don’t hide. Oh-nine finds the 12th National Queer Arts Festival doing just dandy: “Threads” is this year’s theme, a unifying leitmotif running through the warp, woof, and weave of San Francisco’s all-out queer communities. Rally the kids and Prop.

Required Viewing: Robert Kenner's Remarkable 'Food, Inc.'

Now playing at the Embarcadero Center Cinema, one of the year’s most important films, Food, Inc., traces the industrial food revolution from its mid-20th century beginnings, when new, profoundly influential restaurant chains like McDonalds introduced the factory-inspired concept of line cooking in their kitchens, to the present, when supermarkets are routinely stocked with genetically engineered meats and vegetables.

Doctor In the House: St. Mary's Medical Center

 

There were many, many doctors in the house at Tosca Cafe recently when owner Jeannette Etheredge and her pal Blanche Brown hosted a reception there for St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Fans (and former patients) celebrated the dedicated doctors of this 152-year-old institution -- the oldest continuing operating hospital in San Francisco. Now under the umbrella of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the hospital was originally founded and run by the Sisters of Mercy Order from Ireland.

Neko Case Set to Charm the Warfield

Neko Case is back. If you missed her in conversation and song with Callie Khouri at Herbst Theatre back in January, now's your chance to see her live. From alt country to power pop, the songstress proves her ability to connect with an audience across musical genres time and again. Check out Spin magazine's article on her latest album, Middle Cyclones, and then preview some tracks before snagging tickets to the show.

Neko Case, 'Middle Cyclone' (Anti-)

Neko Case, Warfield, 6/9-6/10

Preview tracks from Neko Case below.

The Nate-erator: Choice Words From Food & Wine's Best New Chef

Nate, Nate, Nate. If anyone has had the year of all year's it's Nate Appleman: Nominated Rising Star Chef by the James Beard Foundation, Best New Chef for Food & Wine, and now opening an A16 in Tokyo this fall. All at age 30. I've also heard rumors that he might be the next Iron Chef. (But I might be the one that started this rumor.)

Bring Out Your Dead and Your Flying Monkeys

The Wicked Witch of the West and Python’s medieval crack-pots go all Glinda the Good Witch when they belt it out to help fight AIDS during a special one-night only cabaret collision of the cast of Wicked and Spamalot.

Members of the cast from these hit Broadway-on-Market Street musicals will perform music and comedy in a benefit for The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. This non-profit raises  funds for AIDS service provider agencies by producing entertainment events, such as the annual Help is on the Way show.

iPhone 3.0 Unveiling and More!

Sorry, Halloween, the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) has you beat as our favorite time of the year. Our mouths are watering with all the announcements being made at Moscone West. Thanks, Jason Snell of Macwold for keeping us abreast of all things Keynote related.

Stuff we're pumped about:

We knew iPhone 3.0 was coming. Glad to hear we can now cut and copy. Duh? Should have been on 1.0. And MMS (i.e. texting your pics), which is now available too. Tethering, or using your phone as a wireless antenna for your computer, is all set to go. At least for every other carrier except AT&T. We hear the boos from here.

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