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SF Station presents The Guide: A list of the best events happening this week
Tuesday, December 12 - Monday, December 18
It has finally arrived in full force! The holiday madness! But stay cool, stay sane - SF Station is here to help.

Tonight why not make your way to the Receiver Gallery for their exhibit I Think We Better Split up featuring over twenty artists from around the world. Then let us get you into the swing of things at SF Station's 10 Year Anniversary & Holiday Party at Mighty. That's right, it's been decade. Celebrate with us by rocking the house. Recover from our blowout with a little singing at the Castro Theater with Home for the Holidays.

On Friday trance it up at Christmas in Goa at The Canvas. This hotspot will be transformed into a tropical oasis. Then head down to the 'Loin for Santa Sightings. Grab some hot chocolate, listen to carolers and hang out until he arrives. The next day, start a new holiday tradition with The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show at Davies Sympathy Hall. The group's gospels will get you in the spirit.
FEATURED GIVEAWAY: SF Station's 10 Year Anniversary & Holiday Party
at Mighty
From Burning Man to the Opera and Everything In Between!
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SPECIAL: Win tickets to Luxe New Year's Eve Party
LIVE MUSIC: Comets on Fire, Crime in Choir at 12 Galaxies
Pojama People at Cafe du Nord
The Oohlas w/ Sweetie at Rickshaw Stop
Two Seconds at Cafe du Nord
DINNER: Impala
Mas Sake
ONGOING: Club Guest Lists
SF Station presents A list of the best Bay Area parties, events and celebrations!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
at the Cellar (10pm)
Scenario is getting even better, involving new special guests and local talent each week. With a perfect blend of old school hip hop, local breakdancing troupe "4 The Movement", and special guest artists each week...
at the Receive Gallery (11am - 6pm)
With over 20 artists from around the world, Receiver Gallery has teamed up to bring you past and present artists...
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
at Mighty (10pm - 3am)
SF Station invites you to celebrate a decade of promoting local businesses, artists, designers, musicians, film makers, DJs and promoters, SF Station is throwing a 10 Year Anniversary Party that showcases and encompasses what SF Station represents, from Nightlife, Live Music, Film, Arts and Fashion...
at Castro Theatre (9pm)
Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis's time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery, The Flowers of St. Francis is a timeless and moving portrait of the search for spiritual enlightenment...
Thursday, December 14, 2006
at Castro Theatre (7pm)
A Bay Area tradition for 17 years featuring Holiday songs from many faiths and traditions, the Hip-Hop Santas, a Carols Sing-Along and the Hallelujah Chorus like you've never seen it. The Holidays have never been more San Francisco!
at The Green Room Comedy Club (8:30pm)
Kira is currently a series regular for her second season on the hit comedy, "Girls Behaving Badly", an all-female hidden camera show on the Oxygen Network. She is also writing and rehearsing for a new sketch pilot that is slated for HBO next season...
Friday, December 15, 2006
at The Shooting Gallery (noon - 7pm)
at the Fillmore (9pm)
A group exhibition including artists Robert Williams, Mike Davis, Shawn Barber, Niagra, Van Arno, Anthony Ausgang, Yomiko Kayukawa, Andrew Brandou, Anne Faith Nicholls, and Curve One...
at Duplex (9pm)
at the Canvas (9pm)
The holiday party takes on a new plane as the the Cinematheque crew take you on exotic vacation w/resident DJ Playdoughboy bringing it on Goa style...
Saturday, December 16, 2006
at Jones Street from McAllister to Golden Gate (11am - 3pm)
Come visit Santa and his elves. Jones Street will be closed between McAllister and Golden Gate to make room for reindeer. Children can get a free photo with Santa...
at Roe (9:30pm)
Sebastien Entertainment, Tony Kutulas, Solyluna SF, Rhythm Ethics, and Mirza Party request the pleasure of your company...
at 12 Galaxies (9:30pm)
On Avatar their astonishing new album, Comets display development in every direction: as musicians, as songwriters, as arrangers and as singers, without sacrificing one ounce of the intensity that is expected from our heroes...
at supperclub (10pm)
An after-dinner party featuring the multi instrumental mastermind Chuck Love playing his world famous dj/live instrument dance music concert...
at Icon Ultra Lounge (10pm)
The Industry Mad Hatter Hosted by Dustin Loose and Chris Rojas...
Sunday, December 17, 2006
at Davies Symphony Hall (2pm)
The Blind Boys of Alabama have spread the spirit and energy of pure soul gospel music for more than 60 years, ever since the first version of the group formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939...
at Medjool (noon - 6pm)
Pomegranate is a shopping event featuring Bay Area women designers, artists and innovators! You will find the hottest looks in clothing, jewelry, handbags, stationary, home accessories and much more! You are sure to find the perfect holiday gift while sharing a cocktail with our talented designers and artists...
Monday, December 18, 2006
at The Magic Theatre (7:30pm)
Homeland is a new musical by local composer and lyricist, L. Jay Kuo, directed by George Quick. Two star-crossed lovers struggle to survive the modern American culture wars, where race religion and values collide...
at The Empire Plush Room (6:30pm Opening Reception; 8pm Showtime)
Donna Sachet's 14th Annual Holiday Variety Show. Lu Conrad presents this Opening Night with lavish Taste catered reception...
This Week's Articles
What a Difference a (New) Chef Makes
By Amy_Sherman (Dec 07, 2006)
While cozy, elegant PlumpJack Café has always had a solid reputation as a destination for dependably adult California cuisine, it's been rare within the last decade to hear tell of anything extraordinary going on within this Cow Hollow outpost of the Plumpjack hospitality empire. However, the food has risen to new heights under the guidance of chef James Syhabout, a Bay Area local who has worked in such esteemed establishments as the notoriously hypercreative El Bulli, The Fat Duck, Manresa and most recently Daniel Patterson's Coi.
Electro-Rock Band Prepares for Takeoff
By Matt_Crawford (Dec 07, 2006)
Forget what Justin Timberlake and his producer Timberland say, the Bay Area electo-rock band The Late Night Dates have been bringing sexy back since the group's debut show in July 2005. With a trunk-load of synth, throbbing bass lines and irresistible beats, the trio is preparing to release its first album after a flurry of local performances. Lead vocalist Isabelicious spoke with SF Station during a phone interview.
SF Station Blows It Up
By Misha_Vladimirskiy (Dec 07, 2006)
The Dan The Automator presents 2K7 tour stopped at Mezzanine last Thursday with a slew of special guest stars like Chali 2NA of Jurassic 5, Gavin of the band Dredg, Casual of Hieroglyphics and A.G. of D.I.T.C it was one hell of a show. Performing with a live band Dan whipped the crowd into a frenzy with his style of electronica, hip hop and rock, dropping beats that would even make the dead dance and scream.
This is Hollywood, Not the United Nations
By Mel_Valentin (Dec 07, 2006)
In just the past year, four English-language films have been released centered on the troubled African continent. Directed by Edward Zwick, Blood Diamond tackles several, seemingly irresolvable problems common to modern-day Africa: conflict diamonds, civil war, violence, refugees, and child soldiers. Of course, Blood Diamond isn't a straight-up "social message" drama, but an action/thriller. As such, the film is heavy on the action clichés and light on the historical context necessary to understand Africa's problems and the solutions necessary to solve them.
Visceral, Bloody, and Brutal
By Matt_Forsman (Dec 07, 2006)
Mel Gibson has a thing for visceral and brutal violence as evidenced by his handiwork in Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ. If you're a fan of this kind of violence, rest assured you're going to have more than you can handle with Apocalypto. Gibson seems to really excel at this kind of thing, which can be viewed a few different ways.
House Exchange...the Panacea for the Hopeless Romantic
By Matt_Forsman (Dec 07, 2006)
Tis the season for those in bad relationships (or those yearning for a relationship) to seek romantic inspiration. Aptly timed is the release of Nancy Meyer's The Holiday. The tourism industry owes Meyers a debt of gratitude as The Holiday will doubtless act as a catalyst for countless, hopeless romantics to seek out a holiday house swap in hopes of finding their soulmate in another city, state, or country.
A Whimsical, Poignant, Family Film
By Mel_Valentin (Dec 07, 2006)
Directed Peter Cattaneo and adapted from Ben Rice's debut novel, Pobby and Dingan, Opal Dream is the rarest of family films: a family film that never condescends to moviegoers, young or old; has something meaningful to say about dreams, family, and community, but doesn't overplay or sentimentalize its message; and never takes the path of least resistance followed by generic Hollywood fare. Then again, a Hollywood studio didn't make Opal Dream. It's an Australian film starring relative unknowns.
Best Accompanied with a Lobotomy
By Matt_Forsman (Dec 07, 2006)
The nadir of Christmas themed "family" comedies occurred in the latter days of 2004 with the release of the foul and unfunny Christmas with the Kranks. Paul Feig's Unaccompanied Minors may very well lower the bar even further for family comedies. Unfunny, contrived, and less than half baked, Unaccompanied Minors is the celluloid equivalent of a catastrophic lump of coal.
Lingerie, Passionately
By Jialin_Luh (Dec 07, 2006)
It's no secret that lingerie can work wonders in the bedroom, but quality, beautiful undergarments are also essential to the confident, self-indulging woman's wardrobe. Nafissa Tayebi's A La Folie serves up delicious concoctions in silks and laces that cover the spectrum from innocent to sizzling; prepare to be enamored. Though A La Folie is across the bridge in Berkeley's Fourth Street shopping district, the splendors that beckon should inspire a field trip for women who are tired of shopping for lingerie under the stony airbrushed stares of Adriana Lima and Giselle Bundchen.
Lustaholics Anonymous
By Clifton_Lemon (Dec 07, 2006)
Hi, I'm Clifton and I'm a cochino. You know, the holidays are always difficult, and this last week has been especially hard for me -- with so many temptations -- all these little cochinas walking around in Santa Baby outfits, winking at me from every street corner. I'm really on the edge, you know? But after I shared at the last meeting, I was thinking, you know, I'm making progress on my first step. I mean, I am powerless over my cochinismo, but I'm struggling - do I just give in, or do I try to stay on the straight and narrow way?
The Spaces Between Film and Stage
By Chrissy_Loader (Dec 07, 2006)
A bare stage with a projection screen, the image of two men walking amidst a dusty, black and white cinematic landscape, the sounds of piano rumblings reminiscent of the music from the silent film era. This is where Berkeley Rep's production of "All Wear Bowlers" opens, with Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle, both the authors and stars of this production, exploring the permeations between film and stage, performer and audience, vaudeville and postmodern theater.
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