Top of the Pops Think of mop-topped college kids barreling down Sunset Strip toward the beach in a battered old Volkswagen, wiping their dark sunglasses on their paisley sleeves and arguing about who's better, the Standells or the Byrds, and you could imagine that one of those kids would strike a compromise by forming Lilys. That's not how guitarist Kurt Heasley did it, but his ear for the best '60s garage and mod music is uncanny in someone who missed its first go-around. "Dimes Make Dollars" is a hip-shaking, hand-clapping combination of dirty riffs and honeyed harmonies, accented by banjo, organ, and tambourine, and that's just the beginning of The 3 Way, the last thing Heasley did before he became the last regular member of the band's ever-changing lineup. L.A.'s Beachwood Sparks, a psychedelic foursome who recently opened for Beck, do double duty opening for Heasley and then standing in as his band; the Tyde opens at 9:30 p.m. at Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St. (at Texas), S.F. Admission is $7; call 621-4455.
Hot Wax French synth fanatics Pills have dropped off the Wax Trax! Records Mastermix Tour, so we won't hear the live version of their Run Lola Run hit "Rock Me" anytime soon, but the remaining international attractions should be enough to placate turntable loyalists citywide. Deee-Lite's Supa DJ Dmitry is the best known of the bunch, although his trance-y "Don't Talk Me Down" is a big jump from the thick-soled funk of his "Groove Is in the Heart" days. Dmitry represents New York along with hard-house club circuit DJ James Christian and the electronic duo Expansion Union, who parlayed their affinity for funk-laced drum 'n' bass into a movie hit of their own (Blade's "Playing With Lightning"). Australian acid breakbeat combo Frontside, whose silly titles include "Kate Moss Is Not Too Thin," join in -- doors open at 9 p.m. at the Justice League, 628 Divisadero (at Hayes), S.F. Admission is $15; call 626-1409.
Terpsichore in Tennis Shoes Some of the freshest developments in contemporary dance can be found at Summerfest, the July series now under way at the Cowell Theater -- some of Summerfest's best from past seasons, meanwhile, play this week's lunchtime showcase Festival of Bay Area Dance. RAPT Performance Group dancers, critical favorites at last year's Summerfest, test their strength, agility, and trust in one another with an eye-popping combination of gymnastics and acrobatics on a Tuesday bill with the interdisciplinary physical theater company the Foundry, which has stretched way beyond its ballet base. Additional highlights include Lea Wolf and Co.'s transformation of ordinary objects into strange icons (Wednesday), the Asian-American-Scottish influence at play in Unbound Spirit's tribute to Scottish burial chambers, set to taiko (Thursday), and Capacitor's confluence of capoeira, circus arts, and modern dance (Friday). The series begins at 12:30 p.m. with the dance companies of Kelly Wadlegger and Danny Nguyen (and runs at 12:30 p.m. daily through Friday) at Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission & Third Street, S.F. Admission is free; call 978-ARTS.
Fakin' It The tale of master forger Elmyr de Hory naturally brings to mind the classic art-heist caper How to Steal a Million, which pits a wily, well-to-do painting forger against a suspicious inspector. Born to a family of Hungarian aristocrats, de Hory studied painting in Munich and Paris until the German conquest and Russian occupation of Hungary ushered in his starving artist days. Around 1946, de Hory apparently decided that the best way to make his living was to copy famous artists, so he drew or painted an estimated 1,000 works in the styles of Chagall, Lautrec, Matisse, Monet, and Picasso. So meticulous was his work that it hung in museums, galleries, and the homes of collectors like Texas billionaire Algur Hurtle Meadows, who bought seven Modiglianis and three Matisses. "Fake: Vintage Forgeries by Elmyr de Hory" demonstrates his mastery of multiple styles and a singular deception -- it opens with a reception at 5:30 p.m. (and runs through Aug. 21) at Terrain, 165 Jessie (between Second and Third streets), Second Floor, S.F. Admission is free; call 543-0656.