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Music, mayhem and...merchandise are the themes this week. Wednesday night kick it at the Pre-Not So Silent Night Party at Mezzanine featuring Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids, Chairlift, and Audrey Sessions. Then sex it up Brazilian-style with CSS at Bimbo's 365 Club. This Friday night, bring your shopping bag as you go get drinks in the Mission. Dozens of businesses including shops, bars, restaurants and cafes with be offering special discounts and treats at the Mission Holiday Block Party. The next day, you can continue the festivities and engage in Santa mayhem at Santa Anarchy at Fisherman's Wharf. And this Saturday help hunt down the Grinch at Tonal, an exciting underground party, location TBA. Then start celebrating Winter Solstice at The Christmas Revels at the Scottish Rite Center; with folk rituals, songs and dances, it's a great family event.

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Gorgeous & Green
at Bently Reserve
Bazaar Bizarre
at SF County Fiar Building
Bohemian Carnival
at DNA Lounge
Film Week
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
at The Matador (9pm)

This month we're showcasing Ben Abstrakt (Bananas SF / Rad Boys). If you've ever been to either of these parties...Dude's on some serious dance-head game here. Think sweaty basement throwback parties for nu-rave godfathers and single-mothers. Peep the myspace to understand the resume, Ben's been around!
at The Independent (9pm)

"Keys to the City" is an insider's look at the sights and sounds of a city's hip-hop scene as told through the eyes of its artists...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
at Bently Reserve (5pm - 10pm)
Shop in style at Style Lounge; the ultimate shopping event and fashion show! Enjoy an evening of DJ beats, a runway fashion show and the latest clothing, jewelry, accessories, art and more from your favorite independent designers.
at Mezzanine (8pm)

Head over to Mezzanine for it's 1st Annual Pre-NSSN Party with live performances from Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids, Chairlift, and Audrey Sessions. A live DJ set from the one and only Aaron Axelsen will be mixing up for you and your friends to dance to!
at Icon Ultra Lounge (9pm)

Special guests from Good Family Recordings, playing with our resident DJ's to make a full night of dance, love and House music. No Dress code, just come ready to get down!
at Vessel (9pm)

blasthaus and Vessel present a very special edition of Infatuation with special guest, SWITCH. From his incendiary DJ sets across the globe to his remixes and productions, Dave, aka Switch, and also known as Solid Groove, has created his own type of innovative jacking house that draws from all the best bits of electronic music.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
at Landmark's Opera Plaza (see listing for times)
As Quebec celebrates its quadricentennial, there could be no better time to draw attention to its singular cinematic tradition. With its own awards ceremony (the Jutras) and a vital history of regionally specific films portraying universal concerns, the cinema of Quebec offers moviegoers a plethora of riches.
at Rickshaw Bagworks (4pm - 9pm)

Rickshaw Bagworks Inc. is a new San Francisco-based company specializing in messenger bags, computer bags and related accessories for urban commuting. Every bag is made to order in our San Francisco factory. Come see our bags, drinks some beer, eat some food and celebrate with us!
at The Regency Center (5pm - 9pm)

Don't miss Appel & Frank's holiday shopping event on Sunday, December 11th. Find all your holiday gifts at reduced prices!
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"Their songs touch on numerous themes like living through the end of capitalism, the beauty inherent in beauty, staring at the sky, listening to the woods, feeling the landfills topple and swell, vibrations in the market place, collective brain harvesting..."
Film Week
Friday, December 12, 2008
at The Mission (6pm - 10pm)

Bars, coffee houses and shops throughout San Francisco's Mission District invite one and all to join them at their Holiday Block Party. It's easy to give back to your community at the same time. A number of businesses have donated prizes for a raffle where all proceeds will support local Bay Area non-profit, Tipping Point, and it's efforts to fight poverty in our community.
at Lower Hater (7pm)

As per tradition, Lower Haters presents its yearly holiday group show. This year, inspired by the success of last years Dirty Bird skateboard show as well as the oh-so-awesome economy we bring to you incredible art from a wide range of artists we love at Blue Light Special prices.
at The Warfield (8pm)
"Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, and the Bravery all benefited from such retro-minded interest, but the Killers unapologetically trumped them all -- even when their sophomore effort, Sam's Town, deemphasized the group's new wave sensibilities in favor of something more akin to the heartland rock..."
at Urban Diversion (8pm - 1am)

Not your regular party bus, because we are not your regular social club...visions of the gremlins singing comes to mind...To prepare, and practice for some completely non-serious caroling, we are heading to the city from the South Bay to check out Christmas lights and drink some delicious beverages...
at Mighty (9pm)

It's time to get the party started, you know how we do. Lucky 13 never felt so good, and we hope to see you at this blowout party with musical guests Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliot and much more. We're planning some extra special production for this one so get excited!
at The Independent (9pm)

"Worldwide lovers of the finer things are rejoicing at the news that Mudhoney, yep Mudhoney, is back in vinyl and digital action in 2008 with The Lucky Ones, the band's eighth full album in a mere 20 years of triumphant rocking..."
at Bimbo's 365 Club (9pm)

"São Paulo, Brazil's provocative, freewheeling dance-rock sextet CSS take their name from an abbreviation of "cansei de ser sexy," which is Portuguese for "tired of being sexy"...The band formed in 2003, after meeting at clubs and through Internet social networking groups such as Fotolog and Trama Virtual, and began crafting its unique but unpretentious sound through trial and error..."
Saturday, December 13, 2008
at Fisherman's Wharf (10am)

Every December for the last 15 years, Cacophonous Santas have been visiting cities around the world, engaging in a bit of Santarchy as part of the annual Santacon events. It all started back in 1994 when several dozen Cheap Suit Santas paid a visit to downtown San Francisco for a night of Kringle Kaos. Things have reached Critical Xmas and Santarchy is now a global phenomenon. You'd better watch out! Santa's coming to town!
at Goorin Bros. HQ (10am - 4pm)

Great prices on bags, hats & accessories below wholesale $1 - $40! Free Fedora with purchase for the first 50 customers on Sunday Only!
at Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption (10am - 4pm)

The Faire features handcrafted items made by more than 70 talented Asian and Pacific Islander artisans, ten more than last year. Most of the artisans will be on hand to greet you.
at The Dark Room Theatre (10pm)

"Christopher Walken recounts his life for his official biography, reliving the greatest and most dreadful moments of his career, in such roles as Snowmiser, Frosty the Snowman's whistle-swallowing Cop, and the nay-saying anti-dentistry Boss Elf..."
at Underground Location (10pm - late)

"Tonal, the Bay Area's favorite underground event, returns for its holiday bash with a sinister lineup befitting of this installation's mascot: The Grinch. The Mayor of Tonal-ville recently issued an All Points Bulletin searching for this vile green creature after getting wind that he was pulling down mistletoe, unplugging sound systems, and stealing booze from all of the local parties."
Sunday, December 14, 2008
at The Galleria at The SF Design Center (11am - 8pm)

A glorious four story Eco-Mall in the heart of the City! A full day of non-stop Merriment & Holiday Shopping Galore! A Local, Green alternative to downtown big box shopping!
at Exploratorium (11am, 1pm, 2pm)

Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists (http://icestories.exploratorium.edu), is an ongoing series of blogs and live Webcasts following the adventures of research scientists in Antarctica and the Arctic. On December 14, at 11am and 2pm, we screen the documentary Ice People and then meet real scientists via the live 1pm webcast.
at Davies Symphony Hall (1pm & 4pm)

Delight your children with a Bay Area holiday favorite - Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, with Leonard Nimoy as narrator. Festive sounds of the season and a traditional sing-along make this concert perfect for music lovers of all ages.
at Scottish Rite Center in Oakland (1pm & 5pm)
an incomparable performance event that observes the winter solstice - the longest night of the year - with a blend of ancient folk rituals, songs and dances from a diverse cultural canvas.
Yum Diary
Monday, December 15, 2008
at Creativity Explored (10am - 3pm)

Feel like there's no way you can afford great, one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones AND support your favorite local non profit this holiday season? Think again! There's one sure way to beat the 401K Blues...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

The Black Crowes are a blues-oriented hard rock jam band that has sold over 20 million albums and were hailed by Melody Maker as "The Most Rock 'n' Roll Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World". In 1990, the readers of Rolling Stone named it the 'Best New American Band'...
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