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Yoshi's in Oakland will have Dr. John playing 5-9th, and even better on the 10th at Yoshi's will be Conference call with Gebhard Ullman, this is a show not to be missed, it would be worth the trouble to get over to Oakland to see it, not to mention the fact that Yoshi's is considered to be one of the finest jazz clubs on the planet.
Getting around the San Francisco Bay Area is not all that hard to do. While getting a Taxi in San Francisco is now much easier to do, understand that a round trip Bart ticket to Berkeley or Oakland is still cheaper.
One suggestion to getting a Taxi real quick in downtown San Francisco: Taxi stands are located in front of almost all of the major hotels. They are ususally waiting to a good paying run the the Airport and they will often drive right by someone standing on a corner with his arm up. Find the closest major hotel and you will be on your way.
Nancy Wilson at the Masonic on Sat. I haven't been to the Masonic but it's a short taxi from downtown.
Kitty Margolis at the Palace of the Legion of Honor on Sunday. Nice museum. Near Land's End on the other side of town. The venue must be intimate. I'd love to see her.
Excellent, modern venue. Table service. Eat there (very good Japanese food) and they'll save you a front row seat. I think I'd spring for a taxi, though, at least for the ride home. I'm not sure how close the BART station is but the neighborhood isn't good. An excellent idea would be a ferry from S.F. to Jack London Square. Yoshi's is adjacent to Jack London Square. Don't know the schedule, though.
Dress warm. Enjoy!