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ARTICLES THIS WEEK
MUSIC: Move.meant Aims for "The Good Money" by Matt Crawford
Freakwater: Thinking of You by Sidra Durst
John Digweed by Ginevra Kirkland
Amplifier by Misha Vladimirskiy
FILM: King Kong by Anhoni Patel
The Producers by Mel Valentin
Pulse (Kairo) by Mel Valentin
FOOD: Bar Crudo by LaWand Mathern
Editor's Notes by SFS Staff
SHOPPING: H&M by Grace Chen
THE ARTS: John Porcellino at the Cartoon Art Museum by Aimee Le Duc
SPORTS: NBA 2005 by John Blagtas
GIVEAWAYS
SPECIAL: Bubble Lounge's LUXE New Years Eve 2006 Party! Giveaway
Metreon Holiday Giveaway
Classes at Yoga Tree
Lessons at Vima Dance Studio
ONGOING: Coupons
Guest Lists & Discounts
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 Show All Events »
A Christmas Carol
Adapted from Charles Dickens by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh
at A.C.T. (Geary Theater) (2 pm & 7 pm) Performance Arts
With a new script, new songs, new sets and costumes, and sparkling new holiday memories, A.C.T.'s new production of A Christmas Carol continues the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition. MORE

Concrete Roots
at Club Six (8 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Celebrating City Style Local Artists. Featuring artists: Jo Cur, Succulent Groove, Sity Root, Neda, Rachel, Pickle, and Chery. MORE

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 Show All Events »
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Ian Fays
at Make Out Room (9 pm) Music
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is the musical alias of 26 year old American film school drop-out Owen Ashworth. MORE

Samurai!
at Balboa Theatre (12:45, 3:00, 4:45, 7:00, 8:45 pm) Film
For its first annual Winter Samurai Fest, the Balboa is proud to present newly-struck 35mm prints of sixteen films representing the finest achievements in samurai cinema. MORE

The FlirtyFlirty Holiday Party and Toy Drive
at Mr. Smiths (10 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Featuring: DJ Sunwoo plus beautiful Liquid Latex Models by Walkingart.net serving tasty treats. Holiday drink specials all night long, sponsored by Vox Vodka and Stella Artois beer. Lots of surprises throughout the night. MORE

Red Codexes/ Codices Rojos: Works on Paper by Calixto Robles
at de Young Museum (1 pm - 5 pm) Museums
Calixto Robles, born in Oaxaca, Mexico, is a print-maker, painter, and ceramic sculptor living in San Francisco. MORE

Thursday, December 22, 2005 Show All Events »
Balkan Beat Box
at Cafe du Nord (9 pm) Music
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The Idea of BBB is a natural reaction of musicians who are accomplished with not only tools and disciplines, but also DJing and extreme instrumentalism. MORE

Judith & Holofernes, Jeffrey Luck Lucas
and Justin Frahm (This Union Standard)
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30 pm) Music
The music that they play is best described as "Fado Core," a mix of indie rock and a particular style of Portuguese folk music (fado) known for its obsession with anguish, longing, and the bittersweet twists of everyday life. MORE

MirrorMask
at Red Vic Movie House (7:15, 9:25 pm) Film
Famed graphic novelists Neil Gaiman (screenwriter) and Dave McKean (director) combine their talents to create a dazzling, imaginative creation that resembles a cross between Labyrinth and Alice in Wonderland, but is entirely original. MORE

La Plebe, Compton SF, The Hollowpoints
at Bottom of the Hill (9 pm) Music
Part of an underground musical network that exists between the Bay Area and Mexico City, all the members of the band live in San Francisco's Mission District, and their songs are odes to their neighborhood. MORE

Mission Players, Radio Noise
at 12 Galaxies (9 pm) Music
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San Francisco’s Mission Players have established themselves as one of the best live acts around. Their infectious grooves melodically, harmonically and rhythmically blend soul, funk, jazz and blues. MORE

Friday, December 23, 2005 Show All Events »
Holiday MELT
Featuring DJs Carlos and Rooz
at Levende Lounge (10 pm - 2 am) Clubs
Please join us for a special Holiday edition of MELT this month. MELT features great music, a beautiful crowd, and the best drinks in town! Come find out what everyone's been talking about. MORE

The Santaland Diaries
at Off-Market Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
David Sedaris' brilliant evocation of Christmas as seen from the other sidehellipthrough the eyes of a Macy's elf. MORE

Christmas Jug Band
at Sweetwater Saloon (8:30 pm) Music
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The elves are back! Please join us for the next three evenings of sheer musical Christmas delight, holiday spirit and revelry. MORE

Andrea Way
Drawings
at Brian Gross Fine Art (10:30 am - 5:30 pm) Galleries
In her second exhibition at Brian Gross Fine Art, Way presents her characteristically abstract drawings that deftly articulate complex organic patterning. MORE

Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980-2005
at SFMOMA (10 am - 6 pm) Museums
By turns intimate, universal, visceral, and fragile, Smith's art renders the figure in frank, nonheroic terms, expressing its dual aspects of vulnerability and strength. MORE

Saturday, December 24, 2005 Show All Events »
White Christmas
at The Orpheum Theatre (2 pm) Performance Arts
The Bay Area's holiday musical returns to San Francisco where last year it sold out during its world premiere at the Curran. MORE

Joe Louis Walker
at Boom Boom Room (9:30 pm - 2 am) Music
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Joe Louis Walker is one of the most important blues stars. He is a very successful guitarist, singer and producer. MORE

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Ensemble
at Slim's (7 pm & 9:30 pm) Music
The principal purpose of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Ensemble is to employ Black gospel music to express the power of spirit and bring a message of faith, hope, love and joy to the country and to the world. MORE

Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Services
at Unity of Berkeley (5 pm & 8 pm) Religion/Churches
Unity of Berkeley invites people of all faiths to join us. Our Unity Ensemble will sing and the Unity Players will perform a special reading of the Christmas Story. MORE

Latke Ball
The Jewish Party of the Year
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at Ruby Skye (9 pm - 2am) Ball/Gala
The Young Adults Division of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties Present: Party with 1,200 young Jewish adults and enjoy. MORE

Jasper Johns
45 Years of Master Prints
at de Young Museum (9:30 am - 5 pm) Museums
Jasper Johns: 45 Years of Master Prints inaugurates the Anderson Gallery of Graphic Arts, a 1,500 square foot gallery dedicated to installations of modern and contemporary works on paper at the new de Young. MORE

Sunday, December 25, 2005 Show All Events »
Lisa Geduldig Presents
The 13th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy
Jewish comedy on Christmas in a Chinese restaurant
at New Asia Restaurant (5 pm & 8:30 pm) Performance Arts
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Come celebrate Christmas the Jewish Way - in a Chinese restaurant with Jewish comedians. Now in its 13th year, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy answers the age-old question, "What do Jews do on Christmas"? MORE

4th annual
Bud E. Luv Christmas
at Red Devil Lounge (8 pm) Music
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Bud E. Luv is Back! Born in Chicago, Luv was named after his father Bud "the brute" Euripides Luvalopolis who brought him to the bright lights of Las Vegas in hopes to improve their fortunes. MORE

Monday, December 26, 2005 Show All Events »
Lestat
Die Young, Live Forever
at Curran Theatre (8 pm) Performance Arts
Lestat, one of Anne Rice's most celebrated literary characters, is being brought to the stage by the illustrious team of Sir Elton John (music) and Bernie Taupin (lyrics) in their first-ever collaboration on a Broadway production. MORE

Lavay Smith featuring Allen Smith on trumpet
at Enrico's Sidewalk Café (7 pm) Music
Jazz Vocalist in the tradition of Billie Holliday. Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers are one of the top Swingin' Jazz and Blues bands in the world. MORE

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