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This Week's Hottest Events: The Music Edition

TV on the Radio
Free forming TV on the Radio  is still touring to promote their latest album Nine Types of Light, which has already garnered lots of praise. The show is not yet sold-out (surprise!), and local sensations Thee Oh Sees are opening. Get thee to the Fox tonight!
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 9/27
Where: Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Dominant Legs
This SF band is a personal favorite. WIN TICKETS TO TONIGHT'S SHOW (by leaving a comment below), where the band will surely debut new material from their first full-length album Invitation.
When: 9 p.m., Tues. 9/27
Where: Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Bob Mould, Big Book Sale, and Bon Iver

Bob Mould with Shepard Fairey
The musician who stormed the '70s scene with Hüsker Dü now adds author to his running resume. He'll talk with Shepard Fairey (the artist famous for his HOPE Obama portrait) about the book, See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody, his music career, growing up in a rural farming community, and his long path to coming out during this City Arts & Lectures conversation. Check out our interview with Mould here.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 9/20
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.

This Week's Hottest Events: Inside Scientology, Adam Pendleton and Deerhoof, and the Capsule Design Fest

Inside Scientology
The oft debated religion that's got a hold on celebs as diverse as Tom Cruise and Beck gets the investigative treatment by Rolling Stone editor Janet Reitman. She'll discuss the findings from her new book Inside Scientology in what's sure to be one of the most interesting discussions to pass through the Jewish Community Center this season.
When: 7 p.m., Tues. 9/13
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.

Adam Pendleton and Deerhoof Present BAND
As part of SFMOMA's hugely successful Now Playing series, NY artist Adam Pendleton joins forces with local experimental rock heroes Deerhoof to re-imagine Jean-Luc Godard's film Sympathy for the Devil. The resulting work titled BAND tracks Deerhoof's recording of "I Did Crimes for You." Deerhoof will also perform live at the event.
When: 6 - 9:45 p.m., Thurs. 9/15
Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Fleet Foxes, Fashion's Night Out, and Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Dinner

SPUR Reclaim Market Street exhibit
We've heard a lot about cleaning up Market Street for the better. Hence, SPUR's (The Studio for Urban Projects) latest exhibition and series of events. If you're committed to reclaiming this historic space, check out the exhibit and take part in the organization's corresponding "interventions" that discuss how the local community can better take advantage of sidewalks, plazas, and streets.
When: Tues. 9/6 – January 6, 2012
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission St.

Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Dinner
Everyone is talking about it. graffEats and Noise Pop are at it again with their Covers dinners. This week, it's a culinary tribute to French pop icon Serge Gainsbourg. Noise Pop pairs a thematic cover song with each of chef Blair Warsham's six signature dishes. Thursday's dinner is already sold-out. If you're lucky, you can still snag a ticket for Wednesday. Beg, plead, and sing your way in.
When: Wed. 9/7 and Thurs. 9/8
Where: A secret SoMa destination that will be disclosed to ticket holders only

This Week's Hottest Events: Sade, Jeff Bridges, and Kreayshawn

Bay Area Animation Fest
Celebrate local talent at this year's Bay Area Animation Fest, and meet the filmmakers behind these fantastical creations.
When: Wed. 8/24 – Sun. 8/28
Where: Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Tabitha Soren

This Week's Hottest Events: Bill Maher, Reggie Watts, and Old School Rap with Public Enemy and De La Soul

Reggie Watts
The so-called disinformationist who blazed through 2010 with accolades from Conan, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and GQ brings his improv music and comedy to The Indy. But you'll have to beg for tickets—both shows are already sold out.
When: 8 and 10:30 p.m., Wed. 8/17
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Outside Lands, Dave Chapelle, and Mortified

Let Me Down Easy
West Wing and Nurse Jackie vet Anna Deavere Smith lights up the stage with her solo performance Let Me Down Easy. The two-time Obie Award winner takes on all characters—from a rodeo rider and doctor to Lance Armstrong and Lauren Hutton—in what the Today show hails as a "Run—don't walk" performance.
When: Wed. 8/10 – Sun. 9/4
Where: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley

This Week's Hottest Events: Pat Benatar, The Wailers, and Exploratorium After Dark

Real Estate, Dominant Legs, and Melted Toys
Indie goes pop with New Jersey boys Real Estate, plus a personal local favorite, Dominant Legs, and SF lo-fi heroes Melted Toys.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 8/2
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Yuck, Free Art Day at YBCA, and the SF Ballet at Stern Grove

This indie Brit band made quite a splash onto the scene with their self-titled debut earlier this year. Some are calling them a mix of Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth. Now's your chance to catch them at an intimate show before they get too big to play the Indy. 
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 7/26 - Wed. 7/27
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Avett Brothers, Burning Man Q&A, and the Symphony at Stern Grove

The Science of Baseball
This one's for the bona fide sports geek. Test your reaction time with a bat, gauge your aim through prism goggles, find out what's inside a baseball, and more. True bro-venture material.
When: Now through 9/5
Where: Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St.

Avett Brothers
Everyone's still reeling from the Avett Brothers' folky 2009 album I And Love And You. If you like what they can do on an album, you'll love what they do onstage. 
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 7/19 - Wed. 7/20
Where: Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

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