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Upcoming Calendar of fun cheap and unique bay area events June 8-June 15
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Thanks to the 2006 San Francisco Improv Festival for sponsoring funcheap this week!
Improv comedy troupes from all over the country descend on San Francisco for seven weeks to bring you their funny. Funcheapers get exclusive half-price tickets! Click "Begin Order" then choose your day:
- use passcode "improvlov06".
- The Buriel Clay Theater, 762 Fulton Street (@ Webster) - June 15 through July 27, 2006

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if you like our event recommendations and all the free tickets we give away, we'd love for you to vote for us ( in the 2006 SF Bay Guardian Readers Poll for "Best Local Website." Ballots are on page 58 of this week's Guardian. You can also vote online at and click on "BOB Readers Pool." It should only take you a few minutes to complete and it would be doing us a huge favor! 
Thursday, June 8th
6/8	12:30 pm	FREE International Music Series - Mexico: Balamcoatl @ Yerba Buena 	Live Music
6/8	5:00 pm	$5 Asian Art Museum evening "Three Gorges Project: Paintings by Liu Xiaodong" 	Museum
6/8	5:30 pm	$10 - Chic Summer Soiree - Shopping, cocktails, maicures and giveaways! 	Shopping
6/8	5:30 pm	$1 to $5 per problem solved "Rent an Expert" communal sharing of knowledge 
Rent an Expert is an event where people who want to help others do or learn something offer their services to the members of the community for a very small fee. It's in downtown, but the exact location has yet to be revealved	Unique
6/8	6:00 pm	FREE beer @ Horseshoe Tavern (marina district) thanks to "The Onion" 	Free Beer
6/8	7:00 pm	FREE Douglas Coupland book reading "Jpod" @ Booksmith 	Literature
6/8	7:00 pm	FREE bluegrass concert "San Bruno Mountain Boys" @ Farley's 	Live Music
6/8	8:00 pm	FREE Screenings & lecture of cool and rare 16mm Noir films - downtown SF 	Film
6/8	9:00 pm	FREE amoeba screening "We Jam Econo - The Story of the Minutemen" @ 12 Galaxies 	Film
6/8	9:30 pm	FREE live instore by Jack White's band "The Raconteurs" @ Amoeba Haight 
This "band of the moment" supergroup (also staring funcheap favorite Brendan Benson) will be doing special nightime live performance at Amoeba in advance of their show at the Warfield later in the month. Amoeba is staying open late just for this show	Live Music
6/8	11:00 pm	FREE Gypsy Djam hosted by George Cole and the Hot Club of Berkeley - Mill Valley 
Gypsy jazz is a quirky musical genre that borrows from flamenco and american swing.	Live Music
Friday, June 9th
6/9	9:00 am	FREE and fun places to watch the World Cup 2006 with other soccer fans 	Sports
6/9	5:30 pm	FREE celtic rock group "Tempest" live concert @ West Alameda Crab Cove 	Live Music
6/9	6:30 pm	FREE Friday Nights at the de Young - live music/artist demonstrations, etc... 	Museum
6/9	6:30 pm	Free Iyengar Yoga Class (for beginners) - Outer Sunset 	Fitness
6/9	7:00 pm	FREE SF Weekly author pick "Bill Buford" book reading @ ACWLPB 	Literature
6/9	7:15 pm	$10 tickets (normally $25) to SF Giants game vs. Pittsburgh @ AT&T Park 
the giants NEVER discount their tickets... until now. through you can purchase $10 tickets to tonight's game.. all you need is the password "Insider"	Sports
6/9	7:30 pm	FREE San Francisco Free Civic Theatre "The Insect Comedy" Final Week - Castro (Thurs 6/8 through Sun 6/11) 	Theater
Saturday, June 10th
6/10	9:00 am	FREE Italian Street Painting Festival in San Rafael 	Festival
6/10	9:30 am	FREE "The Ron Clark Story" film - part of 8th SF Black Film Festival 	Film
6/10	10:00 am	FREE Fiesta Filipina 2006: dancing, singing, comedy, food @ Civic Center 	Festival
6/10	10:30 am	FREE class for kids "Schmatics, Switches & Circuits) @ Intel Museum Santa Clara 	Family
6/10	11:00 am	FREE Live Oak Park Fair - jazz, food, arts & crafts - berkeley  
120 Booths Original Art & Crafts in this wooded park in berkeley. Free Continuously Running Shuttle from North Berkeley BART. fair is saturday and sunday	Festival
6/10	1:00 pm	FREE Cooking the African Way Food Demonstration @ Oakland Library 
Aji-tos Center for Art and Culture leads a hands-on workshop in how to make nutritional Nigerian (Yoruban) food at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch.	Food
6/10	1:00 pm	FREE concert & opening of unique "El Bosque" tree art exhibit - yerba buena 	Art
6/10	2:00 pm	FREE book reading History of African Americans in Rock n Roll - Oakland Library 	Literature
6/10	2:00 pm	FREE comedy & live music all day @ Crissy Field 	Live Music
6/10	3:00 pm	FREE Open Arms Viet Nam - Reception with Photographer Steve Mason - Menlo Park 	Art
6/10	6:00 pm	FREE "Kids, Karicatures, Komics & Kartoons" art & entertainment @ Vallejo 	Art
6/10	8:00 pm	FREE dress as superhero, view 18 great artists - Upper Market 
Eighteen Bay Area artists have been handpicked as the top young talent from this past year's Open Portfolio Nights at Red Ink Studios. An extravaganza of heroic proportions featuring works such as Jasper Wong's hilarious A Guide to Molesting Young Chinese Men with Superman and interactive wearable art. Dress as your favorite superhero  capes are provided.	Art
Sunday, June 11th
6/11	10:00 am	$3 Rock n Swap Giant KUSF 90.3 Record Collectors Fair @ USF Campus 	Music
6/11	11:00 am	FREE 29th Annual Haight Street Fair (live music, food, etc..) 	Festival
6/11	12:00 pm	FREE Alice 97.3 Summerthing Concert with Cake & O.A.R. - GG Park 
Alice's annual Summerthing concert in golden gate park with Missy Higgin, O.A.R, and Cake ("Never There", "Short Skirt and a Long Jacket") etc...	Live Music
6/11	1:00 pm	FREE Estrus 4 Comic Book Release Party and Open Studios - Nob Hill 
Estrus is a compilation of the humorous yet sad autobiographical comics by local artist MariNaomi. You can also get 10% off any original painting at this party	Art
6/11	2:00 pm	FREE "Untold Story of Emmet Till" w/ q&a @ Parkway Theater - Oak 	Film
6/11	4:30 pm	FREE tales of parents, siblings & eccentric aunts @ Bird/Beckett - Glen Park 	Literature
6/11	5:00 pm	FREE Afternoon Twang Sunday w/ "Real Sippin' Whiskeys" @ Thee Parkside 	Live Music
6/11	7:00 pm	FREE Comedy Showcase w/ Danny Dechi @ Red Victorian - Haight 	Comedy
Monday, June 12th
6/12	10:00 am	FREE 1906 Earthquake Walk: It Can't Happen Here 	Lecture
6/12	12:30 pm	FREE book reading This Land: The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America 	Literature
6/12	9:00 pm	FREE Beers Bros & Skate Vidoes & live music by The Tourist @ Thee Parkside 	Live Music
6/12	9:00 pm	$5 Zeitgeist Int'l Film Festival (odd outdoor films, benches & beer) Mission  
weird short films reign at this annual film festival in the beer garden in the backyard of Zeitgeist. If you arrive before 8pm, there's a chance you might not get charged.	Film
Tuesday, June 13th
6/13	7:00 am	FREE see Willie Brown & Will Durst duke it out live on 960 AM - downtown SF 	Discussion
6/13	6:30 pm	FREE Italian Cultura Film Series in North Beach - Every Tuesday 	Film
6/13	7:00 pm	FREE Ask A Scientist lecture series "Classical Physics 101" - Bazaar cafe 
Ask A Scienist is a semi-monthly fun lecture series for "curious humans." it's supposed to be fun and informal and you can eat and drink to your hearts content and ask all the stupid questions you want. This Month's Topic: From Galileo to Einstein -- Classical Physics 101 with Tucker Hiatt, everyone's favorite physics teacher	Lecture
6/13	9:00 pm	$6 indie rock british transplants "Hybrid Kid" @ the makeout room  	Live Music
Wednesday, June 14th
6/14	12:00 pm	FREE unique art exhibit of original puppets & stage settings - SOMA 	Art
6/14	8:00 pm	FREE lecture/Film "A San Franciscan's Lost History" @ CounterPulse - SOMA 
Filmmaker Calvin Roberts has been shooting San Francisco's history from the streets since the late 1960s. At this event he will share some of his rarely seen footage of early Black Panthers, politics in the Mission District, wars in Southeast Asia.	Film
Thursday, June 15th
6/15	5:00 pm	FREE Delectation of Five Avant-Garde North Beach Artists @ City Hall 	Art
6/15	6:00 pm	FREE live instore concert "Fiery Furnaces" @ Amoeba Haight 	Live Music
Friday, June 16th and beyond...
6/16	5:00 pm	FREE Art Opening "About Still Life" Visual Aid @ Space 743 - SOMA 	
6/17	10:00 am	FREE Philippine-American Cultural Celebration @ Asian Art Museum - 40th Anniv. 	
6/17	10:00 am	FREE 56th Annual "Juneteenth" Festival african american dance, music food Fillmo 	
6/17	10:00 am	FREE 52nd Annual North Beach Festival - live music & Food demonstrations 	
6/17	11:00 am	FREE 4th Annual Kid's Day at the Landing - Lakspur Festival 	
6/17	12:00 pm	FREE "The Tidal Wave 9" - outdoor heavy music festival @ McLaren Park SF 	
6/17	8:00 pm	FREE Moonlight Magic and Movies "Cheaper By The Dozen" & magic show - Martinez 	
6/17	9:00 pm	$12 astralwerks rock band Radio 4 @ Independent 	
6/18	10:00 am	FREE admission to Asian Art Museum this weekend - 40th Anniversary! 	
6/18	2:00 pm	FREE live outdoor music @ Stern Grove - Aimee Mann & Brazillian Seu Jorge 	
6/18	2:00 pm	FREE documentary "No More Tears" w/ free soda/popcorn/pizza @ Parkway - Oakland 	
6/22	9:00 pm	$10 "Devics" moody coldplayish rock KCRW band - Cafe Du Nord 	
6/24	11:00 am	FREE "Imagine the Way" Blue Greenway Waterfront launch: music, bbq, gavin newson 	
6/24	12:00 pm	FREE The 30th Annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival - arguello/geary 	
6/24	7:00 pm	FREE Book reading wine, beer, victuals, and comradery at the new Grotto offices 	
6/25	2:00 pm	FREE live music @ Stern Grove - Every Sunday @ 2pm 	
6/25	2:00 pm	FREE "Capturing Change" oakland youth filmmakers @ Parkway - Oakland 	
6/25	7:30 pm	FREE Shakespeare in the Park 'The Tempest' - Pleasanton 	
6/27	7:00 pm	FREE book reading "A history of loafers, slackers & bums in america" @ Booksmith 	
6/28	8:00 pm	FREE lecture "Ecological Activism: local vs. international" @ Counterpulse - SOM 	
6/29	6:00 pm	FREE hilarious author Michelle Tea book reading @ Oakland Main Library 	
7/2	6:30 pm	FREE Jazz: Henry Irvin Trio w/ vocalists Dorothy Lefkovits @ Bird/Beckett 	
7/4	9:30 am	FREE admission to de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park - 1st Tues of Month 	
7/6	5:45 pm	$5 flamenco guitar, conga dancing, art and cocktails - Asian Art Museum 	
7/7	6:00 pm	FREE Palo Alto Art Walk	
7/10	7:00 pm	FREE Ask A Scientist KQED lecture series "Gray Whale Mystery" @ Canvas Gallery 	
7/22	12:00 pm	FREE 10th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival w/ breakdancing - Precita Park 	
7/23	10:00 am	FREE San Francisco Theater Festival - 70 theater groups, 10 stages @ Yerba Buena 	
7/23	2:00 pm	FREE african diamond-mine documentary "Touch One! Touch All!" @ Parkway Oakland  	
7/25	7:00 pm	FREE Ask A Scientist lecture series 3rd Anniv. Trivia Party - Bazaar cafe 	
7/28	9:00 pm	$8 odd & weird indie rock band "Irving" @ Bottom of the Hill 	
7/29	10:30 am	FREE "Beading Binary" class for kids @ the Intel Museum - Santa Clara 	
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