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Friday, October 24, 2008

The Weekend Hitlist: Mountain Goats, Exotic Erotics and A Big Benefit

Posted By on Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 9:11 AM

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It's another beautiful San Francisco weekend, and as usual there are lots of great things to do around the city after you've gotten your High School Musical 3 fix:

Friday night join me at the Fillmore to see the Mountain Goats. The boys are playing with Kaki King as part of their "The Last Happy Night of Your Life" tour. The show starts at 8 and tickets are $22.50.

Wanna get your skate on? Head to CellSpace for the SF Indie Fest Roller Disco Costume Party. This awesome event is 21+, $10 cover, $5 in costume, FREE with any SF DocFest tickets stub or pass!

Feeling extra emotional these days? The Warfield as a show for you. Conor Oberst will bring is brand of self loathing folk to the stage (if he's drunk enough). These days he's playing as Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. Does he still play Bright Eyes? Show starts at 8 and tickets are $28.

The real Friday fun is at Cobb's Comedy Club. The one and only Janeane Garofalo is doing two shows Friday and two on Saturday. If you were born in a cave and don't know her:

"Janeane Garofalo's comedy is cynical, harsh, and yet somehow still charming. Her topical rants often make fun of popular culture, politics, and the pressures on women to conform to body image ideals promoted by the media."

On Saturday make the trek to Treasure Island for the 2008 Exotic Erotic Ball:

"Be prepared for a most memorable masterpiece, featuring flesh, fetish, and fantasy, under the undulating umbrella of love, freedom, and respect."

The expo starts Friday and runs through Saturday cumulating with the ball Sat. evening at 8.

There will be some pre-Halloween fun at the Variety Preview Room on Market thanks to SF in SF. Saturday at 7 they're screening a double feature of "the Haunting" and "Don't Look Now." There's free popcorn and a cash bar that opens at 6.

Looking to get out of the sun? Head to the Castro for a comic book double feature. They'll be showing "Iron Man" and "the Dark Knight."

Now if you can afford tickets and make the trip to the Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, the Bridge School has quite a benefit show. Bands playing include Neil Young, Wilco, Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Sarah McLachlan, Band of Horses, Josh Groban and the Smashing Pumpkins.

Sunday is a slow day around the Bay. If you like sports, the 49ers are playing the Seattle Seahawks. If not, play outside. --Melissa Baron

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