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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.
So, you've been mourning the fact that you couldn't score tickets to Adele's sold-out June show at the Warfield, desperately plotting elaborate schemes to sneak into the performance. Plot no more. This weekend, you've got a second chance, and it's completely legit. The show is moving to the Greek Theatre, and additional tickets ($45 lawn, $65 reserved) will go on sale this Sunday, 4/17, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster, Another Planet, or by calling 800-745-3000.
Last night San Francisco paid tribute to the Goldman Prize's late founder, Richard Goldman, who passed away late last year. The 2011 recipients of the annual Goldman Environmental Prize took the stage at the War Memorial Opera House in his honor. Six winners, one from each inhabitable continent, were recognized for their outstanding achievements in conservation on a global level. Without further ado, here are this year's awardees:
Beloved humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris is making a stop at the War Memorial to celebrate the release of his latest literary adventure Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. If you've never seen him share his stories live, get this special event on your calendar now. You'll laugh so hard that your face will hurt for hours after.
When: 7 p.m., Sun. 4/24
Where: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave.
Let’s face it—no one enjoys spending time at an airport. Passengers have been forced to accept a featureless space of dimly lit corridors and generic fast food chains, making trips back East or across the globe mediocre at best. But with the newly completed Terminal 2, home to domestic carriers Virgin America and American Airlines, San Francisco International Airport hopes to change all of that.
Paul Simon's on the road again with his first new record in five years, and he's just added a few dates to his spring tour (his shows at Davies and The Fox are already sold-out). You may know him best as half of the Simon and Garfunkel duo, but don't expect a show of "Mrs. Robinson," "Cecilia," and "Scarborough Fair." For this tour, the legendary folk artist plans to play from the forthcoming So Beautiful or So What (out April 12) as well as songs that he's seldom performed live. Tickets for this intimate show at the Fillmore
He’s been the house photographer at the Fillmore for the past 18 years (and at the Warfield for 16), capturing on film everyone from Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Emmylou Harris to Snoop Dogg, Coldplay, and the Black Keys. He’s shot every major comedian you can think of, from George Carlin to Dave Chappelle, and then some. But chances are you’ve never heard of Dan Dion.
The Giants’ Cody Ross has proven that timing is everything. The outfielder, who swings with his right hand and throws with his left, joined the team in late 2010 from the Florida Marlins and quickly proceeded to drop jaws with his batting skills. In the post-season, Ross rang up five home runs, five doubles, and ten RBIs. Considered the Giants’ greatest October hitter since Barry Bonds in 2002, Ross was named MVP for the National League Championship Series and helped his new team win the World Series for the first time since 1954. Ass-kicking aside, the sincerely modest Ross, who is signed to the end of the year for a handsome $6.3 million, hasn’t let success go to his head. He approaches the 2011 season with cautious optimism, realizing the team has to prove itself all over again—this time with reality TV cameras following them into the locker room.
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