The Weekend Hitlist 4/25-4/27


Well here we are again, the bliss and beauty of the weekend. This weekend will be chock full of great music, awesome movies and lots of wild events. Get out into the sun (that showed up just in time for the weekend) and get your fun on!

For those of you diggin' film, check out some flicks from the the San Francisco International Film Festival which started yesterday. Tonight head to the Herbst Theatre to check out Olympia's indie rock badass Kimya Dawson. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. You may just know her as that chick from the Juno soundtrack, but she's way cooler than that. If you'd rather just dance like crazy, the Plasticines from France will be rockin' socks off. The show is $10, all ages and starts at 10. However, there is an even better way to spend your evening -- Good Vibrations in Berkeley is hosting a "Green Sex for Earth Day and Every Day" event. This is what they say, "Kick off Earth Day with a buzz! Ever wondered what makes a sex toy green? Join us for an exploration and explanation of our environmentally sustainable products. Find out how everything from vibrators to lube and massage oil is made of the best ingredients for you and the earth." All the action starts at 7! Once you're done with the Good Vibes, visit the Shattuck Down Low to see the Coup. These guys are one of the best acts in the hip hop world.

Saturday venture to Fort Mason for the 25th Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival. You can "Sample over 300 incredible beers from some of the best craft brewers in the world. Taste a delicious variety of offerings from some of San Francisco’s best restaurants." A $60 ticket includes beer and food, but you must be 21! For the underagers, Academy of Art University has an open house and fashion show. The open house is from 9am-2pm and the runway show starts at 2pm. Saturday evening Goldfrapp plays at the Warfield. If you can actually fathom paying $30 to see Goldfrapp, the show starts at 8pm and doors are at 7pm.

Sunday it's time to cozy up with some rock'n roll. San Francisco natives the Dodos will be playing at the Great American Music Hall with Brooklyn's Les Savy Fav. Both bands rule so they show is not to be missed. If all that Pavement love still radiates from inside you, this is your chance to see Portland's Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks at the Fillmore. They're touring in support of the new album "Real Emotional Trash" released in early March.

There you have it, loads of things to do all weekend. Now there's no excuse for sitting around your room and rewatching "the Wire" on DVD all weekend. - Melissa Baron

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