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1906 Earthquake: A Disaster In Pictures: SFMOMA's take on photographs capturing the disaster of the earthquake and fire. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m., $7-$12.50 free for children under 12. SF Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

2nd Sunday: DJs such as Jeno, Norm Stradley, Galen & Solar, Ellen Ferrato, M3, Ben Doren, Mike Ameci, and Von, just to name a few, hit the decks at this daytime dance party at this sun-drenched waterfront venue. Be sure to sport a high SPF in addition to your dancing shoes. Second Sunday of every month, 12-10 p.m., $15-$24. Kelly's Mission Rock, 817 China Basin (at Mariposa), 626-5355, www.kellysmissionrock.com.

Bada Bingo: Bingo games at one of downtown's fancier (and well-hidden) nightclubs delights the afterwork crowd every Monday night. DJs spinning electronica beats accompany the game playing and martini drinking. And it's a perfect escape for when the fog rolls in, too. Mon., July 3, 6-9 p.m., free. Otis, 25 Maiden Lane (at Kearny), www.otissf.com.

Bardot a Go Go's Bastille Day Party: '60s French pop club night helps you féte the French with DJs Brother Grimm and Cali Kid's annual Bastille Day celebration. Think Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, psych, pop, and more. Fri., July 14, 9 p.m., $10. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell (at Van Ness), 861-2011, www.rickshawstop.com.

Bastille Day at Mechanics' Institute: Jazz outfits Le Jazz Hot recreates the sounds of '30s Paris at the Bastille Day party. Fri., July 14, 8 p.m., $15-$18. Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post (at Market), 393-0101, www.milibrary.org.

Bastille Day Party: DJs Frenchy Le Freak, Pheeko Dubfunk, and Hubert Keller pump out French electro and house-heavy hits at this party. Fri., July 14, 9 p.m., $15. Ruby Skye, 420 Mason (at Geary), 693-0777, www.rubyskye.com.

James Brown: "The Godfather of Soul" and mugshot supermodel will make you feel good, so good, at this show. Blind Boys of Alabama open. Sun., Aug. 20, 7 p.m., TK. Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion, Marina & Buchanan, 749-4588.

Castro Street Fair: Summer's final curtain call is announced when this festive finale to summertime rears its head. Enjoy beer, queers, and cruising leers at this street fair, while taking in the live bands, good food, and more arts and crafts booths than you can possibly imagine. Sun., Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free, www.castrostreetfair.org/. Castro District, Castro & 18th Sts..

A Chorus Line: Before the revival of one of Broadway's longest-running musicals lands on Broadway, this Pulitzer Prize winner previews here in San Francisco, and it would be a shame to miss it. Expect fresh updates of all of your favorite tunes from it, like "One", "Music and the Mirror", "What I Did for Love", "Dance: Ten, Looks: Three", and more. Starting July 23, Sun., July 23, 8 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 2, $30-$90. Curran Theatre, 445 Geary (between Taylor and Mason), 551-2000.

Comets On Fire: Born in Santa Cruz, this San Francisco rock band is rapidly gaining momentum, so you better catch them before getting a tickets to one of their shows is all but impossible. Kid 606 and 16 Bitch Pileup open. Wed., Aug. 16, 9 p.m., $13. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell (at Polk), 885-0750, www.musichallsf.com.

LL Cool J: Only one man can rock a performance of "Mama Said Knock You Out" while sporting chunks of white deodorant still stuck to his armpit (like he did at the MTV VMAs): LL Cool J. Check him out, dance to his friendly hip-hop beats, and pray that he's switched to a clear stick. Sun., July 9, 9 p.m., $45. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary (at Fillmore), 346-6000, www.thefillmore.com.

Death Cab for Cutie, Spoon, and Mates of State: Hipster convention or rock concert? You decided at this East Bay concert that's sure to be brimming over with scenesters of every ilk. Fri., Aug. 11, 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 12, 7 p.m., $35. Greek Theater, Piedmont & Hearst, Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

Diplo: Brazilian-electronica badasses, who brilliantly mix and loop almost every kind of genre imaginable, perform with Bonde Do Role and Cansei de Ser Sexy. Thu., Aug. 10, 9 p.m., $15 advanced purchase price. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie (at Mint), 625-8880, www.mezzaninesf.com.

Disco Bath: Bambuddha Lounge presents a not-so-original daytime pool party — a sun-drenched fete this's suspiciously similar to last year's phenomenal "Feather" pool parties — with DJs spinning at the decks while you lounge about in the sun. Sun., July 9, 2-8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 13, 2-8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 10, 2-8 p.m., $10. Bambuddha Lounge, 601 Eddy (at Polk), 885-5088, www.bambuddhalounge.com.

DJ AM: One of the top DJs on the LA celebrity circuit, he's also the on-again/off-again boyfriend of Nicole Ritche. Between sets, be sure to ask him how he and his other half stay so, so, so very gosh darn thin. Fri., July 7, 9 p.m., TK. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie (at Mint), 625-8880, www.mezzaninesf.com.

Film Night In the Park: Dolores Park: Some of the free screenings of hit films in the park include Raiders of the Lost Ark (7/29), Best In Show (8/26), and Young Frankenstein (10/7). Sat., July 29, 8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 7, 8 p.m., free, sfntf.org/. Dolores Park Cafe, 501 Dolores (at 18th St.), 621-2936, www.doloresparkcafe.org.

Film Night In the Park: Union Square: Free classics being screened in the heart of the city are Citizen Kane (7/8), Breakfast at Tiffany's (8/19), The Birds (9/9). Sat., July 8, 8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 19, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 9, 8 p.m., free, sfntf.org/. Union Square Park, Geary & Powell, 398-5655.

Folsom Street Fair: "The grand daddy of all leather events" isn't for the faint of heart or your adorable little kids (so stop please bringing them!) This annual leather/fetish/BDSM/massive party and San Francisco tradition celebrates almost every legal sex act you can imagine in your filthy little mind. Sun., Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free, but donations are requested, www.folsomstreetfair.com/. Folsom Street, between Seventh and 12th Sts., 861-3247.

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