May Month! May Month!

TheWeekIntro goes long-term: a listing for more than one week, filled in as info comes my way. New feature: stuff in red means "happens here at this time this day of each week." Check on the links just to confirm. New entry with specific June fantasticness coming soon.

Did you know water is the new carbon? Plus, look closely at this and listen closely to this: "Between 1980 and 2000, per capita spending on schools increased by 32%, while per capita spending on prison shot up 189%." Huh. Check out IndyBay to scratch all your activism itches.

Thurs, May 1 (International Workers' Day) :
  • May Day March Dolores Park 3pm
  • Food Not Bombs prepares and serves at 16th St BART Station 5pm
  • First Thursdays art crawl downtown. Bring your own wine cup and gain my respect. Check out Fecal Face for details
  • Food Not Bombs at 16th St BART 5pm. Chop! Chop!
  • Young Workers United party 7.30pm food 9pm bands free (w/donations accepted) Balazo Gallery 2187 Mission/21 st
  • Opening reception for "Quarter Century" at Creativity Explored 7-9pm
  • Opening at Cafe Royale 8pm 800 Post/Leavenworth
  • Vice Live party at Mezzanine 9pm-2am. Drinks and dance free with RSVP

Fri, May 2 (Dear BART, Please run past midnight. Love, TheWeekIntro):

  • Oakland Art Murmurrrrrr Oakland Indie Awards. Went last year and had a blast getting bloated and toasted on all the goodies 5.30pm
  • D-Structure art opening 520 Haight 8pm. Free strong booze and loud music!
Sat, May 3:
  • Fillmore Farmers' Market reopens 9am O'Farrell btwn Fillmore/Steiner
  • 'Hood wide garage sale in North of the Panhandle community 9am
  • 41st Annual Spring Plant Sale 10am-2pm SF Botanical Gardens 9th Ave/Lincoln
  • Cinco de Mayo en Dolores Parque 11am. Que te diviertas!
  • MakerFaire in San Mateo. Don't worry dorks, it's on Sunday too
  • Cool art opening at Little Tree Gallery 6pm
  • SF Neighborhood Arts Festival 40th Anniversary 1-5pm food and art 934 Brannan/9th
  • Fashion/art/food spectacular at Workspace
  • So hard to decide between great shows tonight....Sean Hayes/CA Honeydrops.....or Gulabi Gang benefit with Two Gallants, Conspiracy of Venus, Trainwreck Riders....or moonshine show at Cafe du Nord.... Check out Jessy's blog (continuously) for details
Sun, May 4:
  • Alemany Farm Workday 12-5pm
  • Crazy SOMA Treasure Hunt and Afterparty! 2.30pm. Email for the deets:
  • Art in the Alley event 11-6pm. Maybe worth the trek to North Beach to hang in Kerouac Alley between Vesuvio and City Lights Bookstore
  • Free veggie hotdogs at Frankenmart 1-6pm
  • Free jazz Cafe Royale 6pm. Band is onomatopoetically named "Beep!"
  • Little Wings y mas perform 9.30pm $6 Hemlock Tavern
  • Good show with Emily Jane White and Adam Stephens at The Rite Spot 2099 Folsom 8.30pm $5
Mon, May 5:
Tues, May 6:
Wed, May 7:
  • No on 98 SF Rally to Save Rent Control 12pm Civic Center Plaza. If you enjoy shelter, vote No on 98 June 3
  • I'll Explore your 'torium. Exploratorium is free every first Wednesday
  • Styro-busting with SF Environment 2pm
  • Gift bag stuffing volunteer night at SFBC 5-8pm. Lots of food and people and fun and stuff
  • Green Drinks at Varnish 77 Natoma 5.30pm. Go schmooze with other tree kissers. This one is sponsored by CUESA and Mother Jones
  • Something People Like, a stand-up crew, starts its Wednesday reign at The Purple Onion. When you make TheWeekIntro feel famous and connected, TheWeekIntro does likewise. Show changes weekly
  • New Bar Every Other Wednesday cooks with Sugar Lounge (337 Hayes/Franklin) to benefit AIDS LifeCycle 2008. Sugar gives $5 whether you drink or not 8pm. Sweet!
  • Free good music and such Amnesia 8pm-close
Thurs, May 8:
  • "The Great Carbon Offset Swindle" fundraiser lunch for International Rivers noon free Commonwealth Club
  • Zoom In/Zoom Out bus art project reception 5.30pm Variety Club Market/2nd
  • Leah's $1 Beer Night at Dolores Park Cafe 6-9pm 18th/Dol. Mock all the people you see outside drinking $1.29 forties. Next Thursday too
  • Puente evente 7-9:30pm Galeria de la Raza 2857 24th St. Music! Art! Amaranth!
  • Swap meet thingy-do at new place Gravel and Gold 7pm 18th/Treat. Looks dandy
  • Mappy-puzzly-arty opening at Cellspace 8pm
  • Fun folky concert with Indianna Hale and others Mojo's 8.30pm free
  • Station 40 shows Dave Chapelle's Block Party at free film night 3030B 16th/Mission
Fri, May 9:
  • "This is not an auction: This is a terrarium" opening, auction, and closing 7-11pm at Queens Nails Annex 3191 Mission
  • Titter at Ratio 3's reception for Ryan McGinley's pics of *gasp* naked people 6-8pm
  • Kick Out the Jams print opening at the Luggage Store Market/6th 6pm

Sat, May 10:

  • BYOBucket for the Great Compost Giveaway 9am-2pm
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm
  • Lots o' free fun at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Big Idea Day 1pm
  • Opening for "Sunday Painting" on a Saturday 7-9pm Iceberger Gallery
  • Begin/end your night up on Bernal 9pm with KaBoom: "A spectacular fireworks array over the Bay set to a KFOG World Class Rock soundtrack on 104.5 and 97.7!" Fingers crossed for BTO
  • Chillin' event 9pm $7. I'll be in AZ for a wedding (not mine), so go get swanky and buy some vintage jewelry for me
Sun, May 11 (Mom Day):
  • Yo mama!
  • Bead Brunch at Beadissimo 10am-12.30pm Valencia/21st. Munch for free while perusing beads your mom might enjoy

Mon, May 12:

  • Project Open Hand evening shift. Come keep me company, eat good food, and receive compliments from the Tenderloin neighbors
  • Green Gorilla happy hour at El Rio 3158 Mission 7.30pm. Hang out with moldy primates. I mean, come make friends who also care about stuff
  • Come to the Makeout Room to drink, eat, and learn about Colombia and nonviolent resistence. And maybe makeout with a hot activist 7-10pm free
  • Augusten Burroughs reads from his new publication at Books, Inc. 2275 Market 7.30pm
  • Eccentric Danish bands with gaggles of members do their stuff at Bottom of the Hill $10/12. Well, it'll be an experience

Tues, May 13:

  • Health effects of war talk at UCSF. Oh, war doesn't make you more mentally stable? Noon free
  • POOR Magazine's open house and launch party 6-9pm. Speakers, snacks, social justice Gotsta RSVP
  • Cloud Cult, a band maybe as obsessive about reusing/reducing/recycling as I am, plays Bottom of the Hill 9pm $10

Wed, May 14:

  • Once again, The Onion tries to kill you with free beer Elixir 16th/Guerrero 6pm. Please RSVP to with "Elixir" in the subject field
  • Dodos play Amoeba 6pm
  • Matt Gonzalez speaks and sparks at the Commonwealth Club 6pm. Let's see what Nader's running mate has to say
  • Robot art. Enough typed. Studio 2881 7pm 23rd/Florida
  • Crazy book release party for Erick Lyle's new book will open your eyes to the hidden part of this city with speakers, music, food, and maybe a needle exchange Counterpulse Mission/9th 6pm

Thurs, May 15:

  • Bike to Work Day with SFBC. Morning, noon, and night. Energizer stations, caravans, and afterparties
  • After helping out at Food Not Bombs at 16th St BART 5pm, stick around for The 16th & Mission 5 Year Anniversary mic-less open mic and hear the crazies roar 9pm
  • "When Life Give You Garbage" doc at SFAI North Beach campus, main auditorium 7pm free
  • Get stylish and smashed at Gravel and Gold 7pm free bloody mary's and awesome design 18th/Treat
  • The Carrots are playing at Knockout 10pm $5. Look tasty, sound full of beta carotene

Fri, May 16:

  • Artist William T. Wiley pimped out a pinball machine to relay global warming messages and named it Punball. Bravo! Reception (including free pinball) SF Electric Works 130 8th/Minna 6pm
  • "The Fantastic Solution to Global Warming and Other Conundrums" by artist/athlete Pete Ippel opens 6pm Icthus Gallery 1769 15th/Valencia
  • Closing reception at Secession Art & Design 6.30-9.30pm Mission/30th. Good art, people, snacks, wine, music, designs
  • Big Umbrella Studios new show "Big and Small" 7pm Divis/McCallister
  • Pissed Off Voter Guide Release BBQ 7-10pm Pirate Cat Radio 2781 21st/Florida
  • Adorable show with The Allen Oldies Band and The Barbary Coasters. You'll be smiling and dancing the whole time 8.30pm $6 Hemlock Tavern
  • Murder By Death sounds gothy and ridic, but they are a great band with a chick cello player 1opm $10 Bottom of the Hill

Sat, May 17:

  • Mission Bazaar extravaganza featuring bands, goods, and fashion The Armory (Yes,'s abode) 1200 Mission 10am-8pm $5
  • Presidio Venture Showcase. Come see what those motivated people in grad school did with their time. And eat some of their hard earned appetizers 6-8.30pm Fort Mason Golden Gate Room
  • Cool art opening "Mental and Material Realms" Bucheon Gallery 389 Grove/Gough 7pm
  • Trainwreck Riders, La Plebe, & F*ckin Buckaroos $7 El Rio 9pm
  • Burma, or Myanmar? Semantics aside, this country has issues we all need to know more about. Might as well learn with snacks, wine, music, and activists at SOMA Creativity Center 8-10.30pm free RSVP

Sun, May 18:

  • Sodom and Gomorrah...I mean Bay to Breakers. It will find you
  • Conspiracy of Venus plays at Mission Bazaar 2pm. Who wouldn't want to see 20 ladies singing Bjork and Cohen covers?
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Yea for soil and local food
  • Good chill show at Hotel Utah 9pm$6
  • El Perro del Mar plays Bimbo's 8pm $16. This music is sweet and great

Mon, May 19:

  • Films about Cuba's greening and athletes and such 522 Valencia/16th $5-10 donation requested 7pm
  • Free bluegrass 8.30pm Amnesia
  • Project Open Hand evening shift

Tues, May 20:

  • "Immigration and Labor: Where are we now?" discussion and snack share 12-2.30pm 1187 Franklin/Geary
  • Rye has a bartender battle 7-9pm free 688 Geary/Leavenworth. Contestants serve up gin and limericks
  • Adam Green (of the Moldy Peaches) at Rickshaw 8pm $15

Wed, May 21:

  • Save Rent Control Rally at City Hall steps 11.30am. No on 98!
  • Bikes, Booze, and Fools Hellraiser Happy Hour at Hotel Utah 6-8pm 500 4th/Bryant
  • Fourteen Hills Magazine has its release party with literature and authors at Bollywood Cafe 3372 19th/Mission 7pm
  • Sex talk and practicum Station 40 at 3030B 16th/Mission 7pm
  • New Bar Every Other Wednesday hits up Wish Bar to benefit I Have a Dream kids program 8pm 1539 Folsom at Norfolk 11th/12th. Go and the bar gives $5, no purchase necessary
  • Just listened to The Black Hollies and dug the tunes. Rockabilly-ish? Boppy-dancy? 9.30pm $7 Hemlock Tavern

Thurs, May 22:

  • Food Not Bombs at 16th St BART 5pm
  • Free film night at Station 40 screens Community Shorts by students at City College 9pm
  • Botticellis and Cave Singers play The Independent 8pm $12

Fri, May 23:

  • D-Structure d-serves an A+ for their open bar/snack/art series 8pm-2am 540 Haight/Fillmore
  • Lord Loves a Working Man. A declarative sentence and a good band I saw play at Tour de Fat last summer 9pm $13 Slim's
  • Tempo No Tempo at Knockout 10pm $5. Nice, rockin' kids
  • Blank Tapes and FpodBpod present "a special ho-down hootenanny mostly acoustic set with lots of special guests" Kimo's 1351 Polk/Pine 9pm $?
  • The Blacks and Von Iva play Bottom of the Hill 9pm $10. The Blacks are amazing and will lend you a tambourine

Sat, May 24:

  • Lots of Save Rent Control efforts: check Tenants Union and IndyBay for the deets
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • Free vermiculture workshop by Source Collective in Dolores Park 1-3pm by the palms. Worrrrrrrmmmms!
  • SF International Arts Festival begins today and ends on the apocalypse (hey, it could be June 8th)
  • Carnaval. Parade. Music. Food. Crowds
  • Activist Imagination closing and catalog release 6.30-9pm Kearny Street Workshop's space180 at 180 Capp/17th Street, 3rd Floor
  • The Don'ts, New Centuries, and Man/Miracle play Hemlock 9pm $6. The last band listed is uber fun
  • Les Hormones and others play The Knockout 10pm $6. Dancing shoes required

Sun, May 25:

  • Project Open Hand shift. Sunday's are Energy 92 days, so Madonna remixes help the conveyor belt move along
  • Carnaval again. See how many sequins you can salvage. Parade starts at 9.30am, so bring some extra mimosas for me
  • Capsule Design street fair in Hayes Valley. Cute indie creators hawk their wares. Visit me at the Secession Booth 11am-6pm free
  • The Von Bondies play The Independent 8pm $13. Hopefully they will play "Come On, Come On" over and over again whilst wearing cute shoes

Mon, May 26:

  • Memorialize this!
  • "10 Artists, 10 Countries, 10 Billboards, Focus on Peace" tour for meandering around the city looking at cool big art, embarking from USF Golden Gate/Baker 10am free

Tues, May 27:

  • Last day to become a Permanent Absentee Voter. This means your ballot is sent to you ahead of an election so you don't forget to vote (don't forget to recycle the envelope)
  • SF Debate: Prop 98 vs. Prop 99. Apparently last time they discussed affordable housing, the snooty attendants voted against having a diverse, vibrant city 7pm free-$5 Commonwealth Club
  • Flight of the Conchords and Ladytron are sold out, so fix your live itch with White Rabbits at Bottom of the Hill 9pm $12

Wed, May 28:

  • Lots of activities with SFBC. Kick it in gear with planning meetings and volunteer night
  • Amnesia's free jazz night 8pm

Thurs, May 29:

  • FrankenArt goes science fair with volcano making 6-9pm. BYOB(baking soda) for the eruptions on Saturday 2pm
  • $1 Beer Night at Dolores Park Cafe 6-9pm 18th/Dol. Mock all the people you see outside drinking $1.29 forties
  • Come see Crude Reflections Book Launch/Photo Show at Exposure Gallery. Stories and pics of rainforest destruction in Ecuador will probably make you sad 7-10pm 801 Howard/4th
  • Shows at PopScene and Rickshaw seem interesting. I think you'll need earplugs and lots of energy to get through them

Fri, May 30:

  • Cadillac Hotel Piano for the People concert 5.30pm 380 Eddy/Leavenworth
  • "Alterations" opening seems kickass 6pm LAB 2948 16th/Capp
  • New Orleans artist James Michalopoulos shares art, rum, and syllables at his opening 6.30-9pm 498 Hayes
  • Free crazy Japanese movie night at FrankenArt at dusk
  • Harmony in My Head Festival $8 El Rio 9pm. Go early for free oysters 5pm. Wait, free isn't an adjective I want to see modifying oysters
  • Teenage Craze Dance Party! You will twist your socks off 10pm $2 Knockout

Sat, May 31:

  • Spread Prop 98/99 info (98 = bad) 11am 2797 16th/Folsom
  • Really Really Free Market 1-5pm Dolores Park. Really, it's free
  • Whilst in DP, do the seed swap with Source 1-3pm
  • I'm working tonight, so look at SF Weekly for info on Country Duet Roulette, vibrator parties, and Three Kinds of Stupid. But don't have any fun without me

Sun, June 1st:

  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm
  • Skate tricks! Skate tricks! Like at the roller rink when your dad would leave you there for 7 hours on Saturdays....noon Waller/Stanyan
  • Free hot dog, veggie and cow, at FrankenArt 1-6pm
  • Bike Hut Dedication with movies and music 6pm Pier 40 fo' free
  • Station 40 hosts a party with Jeremy Dalmas (fun interactive music) and others 8pm free, I believe 3030B 16th/Mission

Mon, 2nd:

  • Try to get into Alice Waters and Gavin Newsom's chat about food sustainability at the Main Library 7pm. Mo' info on Jessy's blog
  • Long Blondes, Social Studies, and the Blacks $15 Great American Music Hall 8pm show. This will rock

Tues, 3rd:

  • Penny Arcade anniversary at MakeOut Room with The Mumlers and Bart Davenport
  • Sunday's Station 40 line-up performs again 9pm free Bike Kitchen 1256 Mission/9th St (enter on Laskie Alley)

Thurs, 5th:

  • ArtSpan, CCA, and The Guardian present "30 under 30" Varnish Gallery 77 Natoma 6-9pm
  • Good Vibrations hosts the launch party for Tristan Taormino's new book and dvd with giveaways, snacks, wine, and a dj 6.30-8pm 603 Valencia/17th

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