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This Week's Hottest Events: Paul Simon, Garrison Keillor, Thee Oh Sees

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Paul Simon

We hope you scored tickets to one of this legendary folk artists three SF shows. Paul Simon, aka half of the Simon and Garfunkel duo, is performing back-to-back shows, promising material from his newest album So Beautiful or So What as well as songs he's seldom played live.   

When: Mon. 4/25, Tues. 4/26, Wed. 4/27 

Where: Davies Symphony Hall, 301 Van Ness Ave.; The Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave.; The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

Girls Getaway: Lake Tahoe Wellness Weekend

Sometimes you just need a weekend away with the girls. So, tell the boyfriend to go climb something while you make your way to the Hyatt Regency at Incline Village—it's the only north shore resort right on the water (hello, unbeatable views).

Back by popular demand (last year's attendees are still raving), the all-inclusive getaway combines the best of health, wellness, and beauty in the form of fitness classes (think pilates and belly dancing), skincare presentations by experts in the field (think consultant to the A-list Marilyn Jaeger), and plenty of spa treatments to go around (everyone gets $100 spa credits).

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

Image: Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 17

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.

More Adele Tickets Go On Sale This Sunday

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.

And the Winners of the 2011 Goldman Environmental Prize Are...

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:

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

High Art: Three Not-Too-Serious Lit Events

David Sedaris
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.

A First Look at SFO's New Terminal 2

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.

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.

Hot Tickets: Paul Simon and Hugh Jackman

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

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