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Mason Jennings to Play Three Shows @ Yoshi's San Francisco

To follow up your hopefully happening Labor Day weekend, head to Yoshi's San Francisco jazz joint to see singer-songwriter Mason Jennings lay down his riffs for two nights and three shows, on September 10th and 11th in support of his new release Live at First Avenue, which is a live recording of his critically praised 2009 disc Blood of Man.

Apple to Announce New Products on Sept. 1st @ Yerba Buena Center

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, turtleneck fan Steve Jobs and the Apple gang are getting ready for a big reveal on Wednesday, September 1st at Yerba Buena Center, and speculations are flying.

Bay Area Power Couples: WISH & Mighty Nightclub's Isabel & Sean Manchester

It's hard to start a business in the Bay Area. And even harder to make it successful. We're inspired by the couples who have done it together and have decided to highlight them every week in our new "Bay Area Power Couples" blog series. This week, meet the man and wife team behind SOMA nightclubs WISH and Mighty, Isabel and Sean Manchester.

Judith Belzer's "Orders of Magnitude" Show Coming to George Lawson Gallery

Judith Belzer, venerable Bay Area-based painter and wife of Michael Pollan, will debut new works at the George Lawson Gallery early next month.

First-Ever Polk Street Blues Festival This September

When the SF Blues Festival sadly ended in 2008, it left a big door wide open for a celebration of the genre on the streets of our city. Enter the Polk Street Blues Festival, which debuts this year.

Held on Polk Street from Pacific to Union Streets on September 25th and 26th, the FREE festival will sport two stages, food booths, arts and crafts, a merchant marketplace and a family area so you can hang out with the kids.

Ten Year Olds Who Play Metal: SF's The Thrashers

If you were at the Bay Bridged's Rock Make Street Festival, you might have been lucky enough to catch one of the best bands of day, the Thrashers. Their hard-driving metal lured one of the biggest crowds at the festival, everyone either hooting and hollering like groupies or just standing there dumbfounded. Why? Because the Thrashers have just turned ten years old, and their instruments were almost bigger than their own bodies.

Levi's Workshop & Green For All Launch A Limited Edition Book, With DJ Bob Mould Tomorrow

Lots of stuff brewing at the Levi's Workshop on Valencia Street tomorrow. Uber-conservationist Adam Werbach is teaming up with Green For All to launch a new campaign based around the growing grassroots movement for a new, green economy by printing a very limited edition book entitled Extinction/Adaptation with artists Andrew Schoultz and Kyle Knobel at the Workshop.

Transported: The City's Road Rage-Relieving Parking Garages

 

Welcome to "Transported," our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on MUNI without losing your mind.

Sure, you've got a car and they tend to get you places fast. But when you have to park it, things can take a turn for the worse. Avoid road rage and circling the same block 15 times over by parking it at one of these cheap, clean and safe parking garages that aren't crowded to death.

Food Festival Bonanza! Scoping This Weekend's Eat Real Festival in Oakland

Recovered from last weekend's Street Food Festival yet? Well, we hope you ate enough 'Zilla dogs and Korean tacos to tide you over until this weekend's Eat Real Festival in Oakland, another bonafide food festival bonanza.

Bay for the Bayou: A Night on the Town to Support the GULF

The perils of the Gulf oil spill are far from vanishing, which is why Bay for the Bayou is an event definitely worth attending. For the Bayou, a new philanthropic organization, is teaming up with local non-profits to put on a silent auction and concert full of New Orleans musicians to benefit the Gulf and its residents at the glorious Bimbo's 365 Club on September 19th.

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