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Bootie Six-Year Anniversary Weekender

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
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EVENT A good mashup is musical proof that sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. ("ABC"? "Paradise City"? Both good songs. "ABC City?" Even better.) And when it comes to the art of mixing parts of two or more songs to make one revelatory new one, Bootie SF's Adrian and Mysterious D are expert mathematicians. The duo has been solving mashup equations for the masses for six years, and this weekend they're celebrating their international success with two nights of madness. Read more »

SF International Poetry Festival

Four days of events dedicated to the medium that made Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti famous
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PREVIEW San Francisco is known internationally for many things, but top among them are parties, politics, and poetry. We've got plenty of events dedicated to the first two, but it's surprising that we didn't have a full-blown poetry festival until two years ago. Thankfully, the city, the public libraries, and the Friends of the library are back this year with four days of events dedicated to the medium that made Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti famous — with an intention of continuing the tradition as a biennial gathering. Read more »

Partial Suspension for Complete Sadists and the Marquis Fetish Ball

It's hard not to feel tied down by the weight of the work week, but remember, not all bondage is bad
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PREVIEW As we working stiffs watch more and more of our peers enjoying their government-funded, sun-filled funemployment, it's hard not to feel tied down by the weight of the work week. But remember: not all bondage is bad. Case in point: Mike West's Partial Suspension for Complete Sadists and the Marquis Fetish Ball, both happening this week to remind us that being told what to do can be a treat. Read more »

Tiki Crawl 9

Since 1937, the Bay Area has had a relationship with that bastion of tropical tackiness
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EVENT Since Victor Bergeron opened the first Trader Vic's in Oakland in 1937, the Bay Area has had a relationship with that bastion of tropical tackiness: the tiki bar. Read more »

July 4 Dining Deals

This year, Bay Area foodies can celebrate our country without compromising their culinary standards
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PREVIEW Fourth of July tends to be a casual, low-brow, pre-packaged-potato-salad-and-cheap-beer kind of holiday. But it doesn't have to be. This year, Bay Area foodies can celebrate our country without compromising their culinary standards. CAV Wine Bar and Kitchen will host a BBQ with ribs and fixins, as well as vegetarian options. ($35/person. 1666 Market, SF. 415-437-1770, www.cavwinebar.com). Read more »

Bicycle Music Festival

The country's largest 100 percent pedal-powered musical festival
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GATHERING Is it any surprise that the city responsible for Critical Mass would also have birthed the country's largest 100 percent pedal-powered musical festival? We didn't think so. Since 2007, a group of volunteers have been hosting this multi-location celebration of bikes, music, and sustainable culture — and we expect this year's to be bigger than ever, with musical participants like Cello Joe, Manicato, Sean Hayes, and many more. The day starts early at 935 York St. Read more »