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Things to see and places to be seen: September Northside Picks
By Melissa Culross

Dream Girls
Through Sunday, September 26, Curran Theatre
Even if you have “One Night Only” to spend with these Dream Girls, know that it will be a night well spent. 445 Geary Street (at Mason), 415-551-2000,

San Francisco Wine Market
Sundays all month, Del Monte Square at the Cannery
It’s a weekly farmers’ market of wine! Need I say more? I didn’t think so. 485 Jefferson Street (at Hyde), 415-735-7700,

Tiny Bubbles
Fridays all month, Bubble Lounge
Dress up and enjoy some fine French bubbly to the tune of tiny D.J. beats that will get you shaking your groove thing. 714 Montgomery Street (at Washington), 415-434-4204,

Please Take Me Off the Guest List
Thursday, September 9, Hemlock Tavern
Imagine if that charming but skirt-chasing bartender you know wrote a book. Well, this is that book with essays by Zachary Lipez and photographs by Nick Zinner of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. 1131 Post Street (at Hemlock), 415-923-0925,

The Clientele
Friday, September 10, The Independent
Raise a cup of tea or at least a pint of beer to some delicious British pop music reminiscent of the Lightning Seeds and the Byrds. 628 Divisadero Street (at Grove), 415-771-1421,

Saturday, September 11, Washington Square Park
Let yourself be charmed by a delightful film in one of San Francisco’s most charming neighborhoods. Columbus and Union Streets, 415-465-3456,

The Charlatans UK
Monday, September 20, Bimbo’s 365 Club
Relive the Manchester sound of your college years (if you happen to be that old), with the Charlatans. 1025 Columbus Avenue (at Chestnut), 415-474-0365,

Big Book Sale
Tuesday through Sunday, September 21–26, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
If you love buying books as much as I do, then surely you understand why this annual event is a Northside Pick every September. Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan), 415-626-7500,

Jimmy Eat World
Thursday, September 30, The Warfield
Alterna-pop guitar band Jimmy Eat World skyrocketed to
stardom about a decade ago, but their music continues to sound
fresh today. 982 Market Street (at Golden Gate), 415-345-0900,

And to compel you to cross town:
San Francisco Plate by Plate
Saturday, September 18, Terra
Project by Project is pulling out all the stops with fine wine and gourmet nibbles to raise money for kids and families. 551 Harrison Street (at First), 415-896-1234,

Melissa Culross is an anchor at KCBS as well as an occasional actor and singer. E-mail:

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