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7-9pm, free. Union Square, Geary & Powell, SF. www.meetup.com
Funk Revival Orchestra - A three piece horn section, four piece rhythm section, and two vocalists from Oakland show you how to get down.
9pm, $10. Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 816-5016, www.cafedunord.com
7pm, $20-100, CELLspace, 2050 Bryant, SF. (415) 648-7562 , more info: email@example.com
Afrolicious - Mark up three years for this weekly "afro-tropi-electro-funk-disco-house" jam jam, and bust a move with co-conspirators DJ Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz.
9:30pm, $8-10. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. (415) 552-7788 www.elboroom.com
Birdemic - Jason Nguyen's Hitchcock inspired horror was filmed in Marin, and has gained a cult following based on it's ahem, low tech special effects. Late night showings guarantee a creepily hilarious good time.
(also Sat/1) 11pm, $9.75. Roxie Cinema, 3117 16th St., SF. (415) 863-1087 www.roxie.com
starts at 11am (through Sun/2), free. Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland. www.museumca.org
Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra - MLK's life work, set to an orchestrated score. Because the sounds of the civil rights movement are music for modern ears.
1-2:30pm, free. Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission & 3rd St., SF. www.ybgf.org
3-7pm, $15. Grant, between Pacific & Vallejo, SF. www.chinatowncdc.org
Ned Sublette - Ned Sublette's not just a leading scholar of Cuban beats -- he's also a top notch country-western artist whose Willie Nelson cover "Cowboys are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other" blew the roof off of post- Brokeback America.
4pm-12am, $25-55. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. (415) 346-6000, www.wanderlustfestival.com/fillmore
9pm, $7. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. (415) 552-7788 www.elboroom.com
JFK Drive Smooth Pavement Ride - What's better than cruising through Golden Gate Park on some nice, new asphalt? You're gonna have to help me with that one.
5:30pm, free. Meet @ McLaren Lodge, Stanyan & Fell, SF. www.sfbike.org
reception @ 5:30pm, movie @ 7:30pm, $25. Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight, SF. (415) 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com
Makoto Aida: Cynic in the Playground - Freaky manga artist Makoto Aida paints big blenders full of tiny little people, among other thought provoking images. Only one night's showing of this documentary on him -- maybe New People thought our stomachs could only tolerate so much?
7pm, $10-25. Viz Cinema @ New People, 1746 Post, SF. www.newpeopleworld.com
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