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This Week's Hottest Events: Mumford & Sons + Edward Sharpe, Tina Fey, and the SF Int'l Film Fest

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Music
Tame Impala
There's tons of great music this week—Yuck, New Pornographers, !!!, Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill—but Aussie psych rock band Tame Impala is so hot right now that a live show is a must-see.  
When: 8 p.m., Mon. 4/18
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

This Week's Hottest Events: Sarah Silverman, Cut Copy, and Clive Owen

Comedy
Sarah Silverman
The fantastically crude comedienne brings her signature stand-up and will even strum a little guitar at this special one-night-only performance.
When: 8 p.m., Mon. 4/11
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

This Week's Hottest Events: Yo-Yo Ma, Cold War Kids and Sunday Streets

Music
Talib Kweli
One part of the Mos Def Black Star duo, Talib is touring with his "hot off the presses" new solo album Gutter Rainbows.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 4/5
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

This Week's Hottest Events: Switchboard Music Festival, Alvin Ailey and Fauxnique

Dance
Alvin Ailey Dance
The internationally acclaimed company has been churning out progressive dance since 1958, and this tour marks the end of the famous Judith Jamison's run as artistic director. Very, very big deal.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 3/29 - Sun. 4/3
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

Performance
Fauxnique
It's drag, performance art, dance, and theater all wrapped up in one seriously powerful package. If you've never seen local artist Monique Jenkinson as Fauxnique, get yourself to City Hall during lunch on Friday. She's giving a free, solo performance that will no doubt awe and amaze.
When: 12 p.m.; Fri. 4/1
Where: City Hall, Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl.

This Week's Hottest Events: Lady Gaga, Balenciaga, and Cirque du Soleil

Music
Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour
True, it's sold out. But surely you can find someone selling tickets for an absurd amount outside Oracle Arena. If anyone's worth a splurge, it's Lady Gaga.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 3/22
Where: Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

This Week's Hottest Events: Girl Talk, Pop-Up Magazine, and Bay Area Derby Girls

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Music
Girl Talk
Score a ticket (via Craigslist) and see what tricks Greg Gillis has up his sleeve.
When: 9 p.m.; Fri. 3/18
Where: Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

This Week's Hottest Events: Rock of Ages, Why Style Matters, and Royal Baths

Tuesday, March 8
Theater: Rock of Ages
Start practicing your air guitar now. The Tony-nominated arena-rock musical transports you to the Sunset Strip circa 1987 when mullets, leotards, and studded leather pants reigned supreme and will have you waving your lighter like the good old days.
Details: 3/8 - 4/9; Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Crystal Castles, Marijuana Portraits, and Carnaval

Wednesday, March 2
Talk: Eve Ensler
The woman who brought The Vagina Monologues to the mainstream will shed light on her brand of activism against female violence in a conversation introducing her latest work.
Details: 7 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Prince, Noise Pop, and a Monster Drawing Rally

Music
Prince
Purple Rain and Little Red Corvette. Need we say more?
When: Mon. 2/21, Wed. 2/23 and Thurs. 2/24 (third show just added!)
Where: Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

This Week's Hottest Events: Beach House, Chinese New Year, and Olmec

Music
Beach House
The dream pop duo that's been blowing up iPods just gets better with age.
When: Fri. 2/18
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

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