Upcoming Calendar of fun cheap and unique bay area events July 20 - July 27 , 2006
San Francisco // East Bay // North Bay // South Bay // Peninsula
Thanks to the Bay Area Tributes for sponsoring funcheap this week!
Bay Area Tributes promotes shows by tribute bands all over the bay area.
- Listen to this excellent .wma note-for-note version of Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) by Evolution
Journey Tribute Band "Evolution" and AC/DC Tribute Band "Powerage"
Saturday, July 22nd - 8pm
Slims - 333 11th Street (South of Market)
$12 Adv / $14 Door - All Ages Show
Thursday, July 20th
7/20 12:30 pm FREE International Music Series - Brasil : Mauro Correa Quinteto @ YBuena Gdns Live Music
7/20 6:00 pm FREE Peruvian salsa band "Julie Bravo" at Central Park in San Mateo Live Music
7/20 7:00 pm FREE taste the new infused flavors of Diet Pepsi - Jazz music, cocktails & food Drinks
7/20 7:00 pm $5 "Fun with Videophones" live interactive reality show @ The Makeout Room Odd/Unique
7/20 8:00 pm FREE middle-eastern surf rock @ Edinburgh Castle Live Music
7/20 8:00 pm $5 preview night for "The Censor" live theater @ Last Planet Theatre
Win Tickets! Written by young British playwright Anthony Neilson, The Censor features a gripping love story between a film censor and a porn star. Their debates about the nature of art and obscenity trigger a crisis in the censor 's marriage and his conception of love and desire. The production is brought to you by Last Planet, a company the critics are calling "gutsy, edgy and some of the most unique theater in the city" (SFist), First three people to email email@example.com with "Explosive Theatre - 7/20" in the subject line win a free pair of tickets
The Censor runs Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, previewing July 20 and closing August 12. Regular seats are $15-$18; all Thursdays are 2-for-1, except the preview ($5/seat).
Last Planet Theatre - 351 Turk St. between Leavenworth & Hyde (3.5 blocks from Civic Center BART/Muni) and close to the 5 Fulton Muni line Theater
7/20 8:30 pm FREE beer courtesy of wacky fake newspaper The Onion @ Shattuck Down Low Drinks
Friday, July 21st
7/21 6:30 pm FREE disco/funk legends "Rose Royce" live concert on the beach @ Santa Cruz Live Music
7/21 8:00 pm FREE film night in the park "Wallace & Gromit Curse of WereRabbit" - Mill Valley Film
7/21 8:00 pm Win Free Tickets to Champagne Opening Night of "The Censor" live theater @ Last Planet Theatre
Win Tickets & Champagne! The San Francisco Chronicle calls Last Planet, "Seductively creative"
First two people to email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Explosive Theatre - 7/21" in the subject line win a free pair of tickets to Friday night, plus complimentary champagne to celebrate opening night
The Censor runs Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, though August 12. Regular seats are $15-$18; all Thursdays are 2-for-1.
Last Planet Theatre - 351 Turk St. between Leavenworth & Hyde Theater
7/21 9:00 pm $5 multi-bar "Poker Run" for mutant bicyclists @ Zeitgeist (valencia & duboce) Games & Fun
7/21 10:00 pm $5 fun funky dance band "Sugar and Gold" @ The Knockout Live Music
Saturday, July 22nd
7/22 11:00 am FREE Tour de Fat 2006 - bike rodeo, beer, live music, firejumping bike acts Festival
7/22 12:00 pm FREE 10th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival w/ breakdancing - Precita Park Festival
7/22 1:00 pm Free comedy walking tour of downtown SF earthquake zone "Shake n Bake" Walks/Tours
7/22 2:00 pm $7 "Cyclecide" Pedal Monster Bike Rodeo @ Mission Village Mkt Festival
7/22 6:00 pm FREE 60th Anniversary of the 1946 Oakland General Strike Commemoration - Oakland Politics
7/22 7:30 pm FREE Moonlight Magic and Movies - (comedy magicians and wizard of oz!) martinez Film
Sunday, July 23rd
7/23 10:00 am FREE San Francisco Theater Festival - 70 theater groups, 10 stages @ Yerba Buena Theater
7/23 11:00 am FREE to watch: 9th Annual "Bay to Barkers" Dogwalk & Festival - Berkeley Marina Pet Event
7/23 1:00 pm FREE sailboat rides on the berekely marina w/ Cal Sailing Club Outdors
7/23 1:00 pm FREE one-mile lecture/walk @ lands end "Close Encounters of the Bird Kind" Nature
7/23 2:00 pm FREE live music @ Stern Grove - Every Sunday @ 2pm - Mavis Staples & Jackie Greene Live Music
7/23 2:00 pm FREE african diamond-mine documentary "Touch One! Touch All!" @ Parkway Oakland Film
7/23 2:00 pm FREE "Kalligraphia 2006" calligraphy demonstrations @ Main Library Art
7/23 2:00 pm FREE San Francisco Symphony concert in Dolores Park Live Music
7/23 2:00 pm FREE lecture/walk - Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk - downtown oakland Walks/Tours
Monday, July 24th
7/24 10:00 am FREE Photography Exhibit - previously unseen photos of the Rolling Stones Art
7/24 10:00 pm $5 Smiths tribute band "This Charming Band" @ Annie's Social Club Live Music
Tuesday, July 25th
7/25 6:30 pm FREE book reading A Decade of Burning Man Photography @ Main Library Literature
7/25 7:00 pm FREE Ask A Scientist lecture series 3rd Anniv. Trivia Party - Bazaar cafe Trivia Night
7/25 7:00 pm FREE Irish Workers Cultural/Video Night plus music & poetry - 45th ave & sloat Politics
7/25 7:30 pm FREE "Pandora and the future of online music" town hall meeting @ Swig - Downtown Lecture
Wednesday, July 26th
7/26 6:00 pm FREE Eco Film Night: Green Building Smorgasbord - Greenbrae Film
7/26 7:00 pm FREE 20+ piece jazz band Realistic Orchestra @ SF Italian Athletic Club: N.Beach Live Music
7/26 7:00 pm 2 for 1 movie night: Nacho Libre @ Parkway (pizza/beer/couches) Film
7/26 8:00 pm FREE "Jazz on Grant" festival -jazz bands at dozens of venus all over North Beach Live Music
Thursday, July 27th and beyond...
7/27 6:00 pm FREE outdoor concert Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - san mateo
7/27 9:00 pm FREE "Indie Darlings of California" tour with Monsters Are Waiting @ RockitRoom
7/28 12:30 pm FREE watergate's John Dean book reading "Conservatives w/o Conscience" @ Staceys
7/28 6:00 pm FREE british R&B soul singer/guitarist James Hunter (plus free food) @ Virgin
7/28 6:30 pm FREE "The English Beat' 80s ska new wavers concert on the beach - Santa Cruz
7/28 7:30 pm FREE book reading John Dean on "Conservatives without Conscience" - Berkeley
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
7/29 11:00 am FREE 20th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships
7/29 12:00 pm FREE to watch, $15 to compete - The San Francisco Beer Olympics @ GG Park
7/29 12:00 pm FREE North Beach Jazz Festival "World in the Park" @ Wash Sq. Park
7/29 1:00 pm $5 Rock'n'Roll BBQ - 5 live bands plus free bbq with entry @ Thee Parkside
7/29 6:00 pm FREE Woman's Will to perform Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' in Pleasanton
7/29 8:00 pm FREE The Howard Stone Comedy Talk Show - Mountain View
7/30 11:00 am FREE 20th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships
7/30 12:00 pm FREE North Beach Jazz Festival "Jazz & Heritage in the Park" @ Wash Sq. Park
7/31 9:00 pm $6.66 pinback side project "Goblin Cock" @ The Mezzanine
8/1 9:30 am FREE admission to de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park - 1st Tues of Month
8/2 9:00 pm FREE Calif. Homegrown Music Series w/ The Morning Benders @ Mezzanine
8/3 6:00 pm $5 culture, cocktails, and mingling at the Asian Art Museum
8/4 5:00 pm $8 - First Fridays at the Oakland Museum - art, music and cocktails
8/4 6:00 pm FREE Palo Alto Art Walk
8/5 1:30 pm FREE SF Mime Troupe's Comedy musical GodFellas @ Glen Park
8/6 6:30 pm FREE Jazz: Henry Irvin Trio w/ vocalists Dorothy Lefkovits @ Bird/Beckett
8/12 11:00 am FREE 33rd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair @ Japantown
8/13 8:00 pm FREE San Francisco Comedy College Graduation Improv Show - Union Sq.
8/14 10:00 am FREE 1906 Earthquake Walk: It Can't Happen Here
8/14 9:00 pm $5 Zeitgeist Int'l Film Festival (odd outdoor films, benches & beer) Mission
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