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This week, you can officially kiss 2009 goodbye and welcome a new decade! It was a tough year for many, but hopefully you made it through in one piece and can take advantage of one of the numerous opportunities to celebrate the New Year in style. There are plenty of options, including a multi-night engagement with Ledisi starting Tuesday at Yoshi's SF and a two-night stand with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Wallpaper is set to get funky at Club 1994 while Frenchy le Freak holds court with the Fireworks Soiree at Hotel Vitale. If you're the type that likes to keep the party going until six in the morning and beyond, don't miss Brunch Drunk Love, Breakfast of Champions, or Breakfast in Bed, all of which start in the wee hours of New Year's Day. And, why not keep the party going? It's the dawn of a new day.

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at Regency Ballroom

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
at Yoshi's SF (see listing for times)

Spend the New Year with the Bay Area's own Ledisi! Shows from December 29th through January 2nd, including a special New Year's Eve Celebration featuring a 4-Course Pre-Fixe Menu in the restaurant for $60 and a champagne toast in the club!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
at Phoenix Theatre (see listing for times)

W. Kamau Bell, Hari Kondabolu, and Nato Green, three of the nation's most fearless and thought-provoking comedians, reunite for the 2nd annual New Year's Eve edition of Laughter Against The Machine. LATM is a rare kind of stand-up comedy show filled with...
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (7:30pm)

Those looking for the inspiration of the current jam band movement need look no further than Phil Lesh. A founding member of the venerable American musical institution, the Grateful Dead, Lesh has continued to inspire while pushing the envelope with his highly evolved musical performances...
New Year's Eve - Thursday, December 31, 2009
at W Hotel San Francisco (9pm)

We are taking over 3 floors and creating 4 Separate Dance Floors in one...Dance your way from the Euro House Room to the Latin Room, or from the Middle Eastern room to the House Music, Top 40 / 70's & 80's rooms...
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)

"The cautious return of the muse, gentle nudging, and interminable van rides - that's how we emerged from the ether," says Chris Phillips, of the Squirrel Nut Zippers. And so, the band that brought the world Perennial Favorites, Hot, Bedlam Ballroom, and The Inevitable are on the road together again. Featuring original and...
at Asian Art Museum (11:30am - 1pm)

Numbered tickets to ring the bell will be distributed starting at 10am, one to each family or group, on a first come, first served basis. Visit the Asian Art Museum to literally "ring in" the New Year and take a swing at an artwork. Based on the Buddhist custom of striking a temple bell 108 times on...
at Paradise Lounge (9pm - 3am)

The 90s are in, so let's go back when JTT ruled pop culture, Zach & Kelly couldn't stay broken up & slap bracelets were at the pinnacle of fashion. Get down in two rooms playing strictly 90's. Bust out your Cabbage Patch in the Hip-Hop and R&B room and sing along to your pop dance favs in the TRL Room! All 90s, All Dance, All Fun!
at CellSpace (Crucible Steel Gallery) (9pm)

O me o my, our NYE shindig's rounding out nicely. Do you like round? We thought you might -- especially since we'll be serving up a feast of the finest, funniest round around for a mere and nicely round $35 ticket price.
at Hotel Vitale (8pm)

Frenchy is back this year with the 2nd Fireworks Soirée to bring you an even more spectacular New Year's Eve event at Americano Restaurant. Every New Year's Eve over 150,000 people come together along the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building to watch the Midnight Fireworks...
Friday, January 1, 2009
at Cafe Cocomo (2pm - 2am)

New Years Day. What to say? Too long ago to mention we started hosting our shindig to celebrate the new year on January 1st rather than the usual December 31st. We found too many times the night before to be anti-climatic so we decided to celebrate the beginning rather than the end...
at Manor West (6am - 3pm)

Presented by Solid Gold Jacuzzi, Rock It Science, The Projects, Lights Down Low, Hacksaw Entertainment, Vau De Vier Society, Flavor Group and YBR Promotions...
at Mission Rock Café (6am)

It all started down by the water, off a small pier with a small crew who didn't want to compete with the masses on NYE. Ten years later, thousands of dancers and DJs have made the annual trek to the Space Cowboy's Breakfast of Champions.
at Supperclub (5am)

2010, The year we make contact with SupperClub's beds. Come along, we're taking on the next year in style while chillin' in SupperClub's unique environment of soft pillows and cool tones to smooth morning house and beyond. Tasty breakfast hors d'oeuvres are made fresh for everyone to enjoy...
Saturday, January 2, 2009
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)

Remember, anything worth doing, is worth overdoing! Well, it's 2009 and the seemingly tireless Melvins have yet another record ready for release... What is this, their 50th record? Maybe? Anyway, the "newest" Melvins release is...
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

If you are not an avid follower of dance music but are tuned into popular culture at all youve likely experienced music touched by the hands of John Digweed. Originally hailing from England but having clearly arrived on the global scene nearly a decade ago...
Sunday, January 3, 2009
at Cafe International (noon)

Enjoy The Miles Ahead Jazz Ensemble every Sunday afternoon...
Monday, January 4, 2009
at Roxie Theater (7pm & 9pm)

With unprecedented access to some of Rio's most wanted men, together with the specialist police units that hunt down and kill them, this gripping film offers an intimate look at one of the bloodiest urban conflicts on earth.
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