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¡Viva Muralismo! Gala & Art Auction This Saturday to Benefit Precita Eyes

Precita Eyes, aside from adorning city buildings with gorgeous, eye-popping murals, is one of the most precious assets we have in preserving the Mission's dynamic cultural heritage, so celebrate their 2010 Muralists Gala Benefit and Art Auction, called ¡Viva Muralismo! this Saturday, September 25 at SOMArts Cultural Center. Schmooze with artists and politicians (Nancy Pelosi! Mark Leno!) while dancing to DJ Special K's beats and sipping on champagne, and bid on original artwork by the night's featured creative minds.

Win Tickets to LUNAFEST

If you're a girl and you're reading this, I bet you have a Luna Bar in your desk drawer. They are truly a snacktime savior.

The Week in Local Music News

The Fresh & Onlys give fans a taste if their soon-to-be-released full-length [via Pitchfork]

Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, and Neko Case and more scheduled for the 24th annual Bridge School Benefit [via Bridge School Benefit]

How to Navigate Multiple Signs on One Post: Answers Revealed!

A couple of hours ago our parking guru David LaBua, author of Finding the Sweet Spot, provided you with a parking quiz. Here, he explains how to avoid getting a ticket when multiple signs inhabit one post.

Says David:
Multiple signs on one signpost can be confusing and are worthy of an extra moment of review. In this example, you’ll learn what a difference a few inches can make. If approached methodically, you can be sure that you won’t get a ticket or be towed. Let’s break this multi-restriction signpost down one sign at a time, clockwise, from the top left.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

San Francisco's Latino Film Festival, featuring contributions by emerging and established filmmakers from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the U.S., runs through Sunday evening at the Roxie, while House of Flying Daggers director Zhang Yimou's darkly humorous new thriller A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop arrives at the Embarcadero. Elsewhere:

Parking Quiz: Navigating Multiple Signs on One Post

It's no secret that parking in the city is a bitch. So we've enlisted local parking guru and author of Finding the Sweet Spot, David La Bua, to dish out weekly tips on navigating the ins and outs of city parking.

Question: It’s Tuesday at 2:15 p.m., and you park to the right of this multi-signed post.  Can you park here safely without being ticketed or towed?

For extra credit, and five bonus points: 
When can you park here for more than one hour? 

 

Edgar Meyer Rocks the Double Bass with NCCO

Edgar Meyer is a musician whose chops have been called transcendent and unrivaled and it’s possible yours truly pulls CDs off the rack and exclaims, “Ooh, Edgar Meyer!” before spending entirely too much money at Amoeba.

A musical master of everything from the mandolin to the viola de gamba, Meyer plucks the double bass from quivering obscurity and propels it into the spotlight. Called “the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument” by The New Yorker, Meyer is generally hailed as the best bassist alive.

Free Espolon Tequila @ El Rio's Screening of VICE Magazine's Motorcycle Documentary

Want a VICE Magazine-style change of pace for the week? Head to El Rio tomorrow for the premier of their Easy Rider-meets-skater-bro film, Doin' It Baja. It features skate rats like Arto Saari, Heath Kirchart and photographer Patrick O'Dell on an epic, debaucherous motorcycle trip from San Diego to the tip of Baja California, Mexico.

Fringe: Indie Music Dance Parties at Madrone

If you're yearning for some good old fashioned indie rock, get a dose of it at  Madrone Art Bar's Fringe night, where DJs Blondie K and subOctave blast cuts from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lykke Li, Cut Copy, the Ting Tings and others while projecting music videos all over the walls for the full sensory experience.

941 Geary Goes Carnie for Its Opening Reception This Weekend

We scoped out Justin Giarla's (of White Walls and Shooting Gallery fame) new space, 941 Geary, in July. The gallery, hidden behind a smog check sign on Geary, is a sprawling 3,000 feet, with ambitions to bring internationally-recognized artists to SF and do some seriously large-scale installations. They're definitely delivering on those promises, lining up Glen Freidman and Shepard Fairey for an upcoming show and making a splash this weekend with their opening reception, something Giarla is calling an epic "Art Opera."

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