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Tue Dec 30 - Mon Jan 5, 2009
New Years Eve Guide
There's just something about the turn of a new year that makes you feel like you can do anything. You are filled with a sense of renewal and opportunity. 2008 was a year full of highs (hello, President-Elect Barack Obama) and lows (goodbye, economy). But no matter how this year treated you, it's time to embrace change and hope - welcome to 2009. If you are going to brave the masses then ring in the New Year with flair - Revolution with Diplo at 1015 and 1984 at the Cat Club are our top picks. And if you want to continue the celebration, then Stompy + Sunset at Cafe Cocomo will help you keep the good vibes going. Laughter really is the best medicine, it's also a great way to begin your year; check out funnyman Craig Robinson at Cobb's Comedy Club on Friday night. The next day, take part in a time-honored Japanese New Year's tradition at Mochitsuki! at the Asian Art Museum. After you've recovered from your holiday, nerd out at the Macworld Conference & Expo, which takes over the Moscone Center next week.

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at 111 Minna
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at The Independent
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at Roe
Film Week
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (6pm)

"One of the strongest intellects and most extraordinary musical talents in rock history, Phil Lesh re-defined what the bass could sound like, and in so doing heavily influenced what the Dead sounded like. Instead of being part of the rhythm section, Phil's bass was a low-end guitar, and his improvised interplay with Garcia and Weir made the Dead..."
at Hemlock Tavern (8:30pm)

The evening benefits the SF Food Bank, as well all of you kind generous folks looking for a shot of R & B as well and some bugged-out funk and jazz grooves...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
at Sens Restaurant (8pm - 2am)
Front Row Seats to The Embarcadero Fireworks Show at Midnight Over the Bay Bridge and Ferry Building. Featuring Two Different Dancefloors of Music & Entertainment. House Music on the Outside Patio featuring: Frenchy Le Freak, Pheeko Dubfunk & Martin Aquino...
at 1015 (9pm - 9am)
This Years New Years celebration is assured to be one of the most spectacular celebrations in North America. Featuring a dizzying array of International and local artists spread over 4 state of the art sound systems, a 6,000 square foot outdoor area, lavish decor, and over the top performance art. Below is a glimpse at just two of the many heavyweights slated to ring the New Years.
at Mighty (9pm - 5am)
You'll find things you know, and things you don't. Both friends and new faces await, music you've tasted, and new flavors you've not. Rooms you know yet transformed anew. An outdoor green garden, an inside lush landscape of fiery color and white light. Joy sought will be joy fulfilled. The past purged in fire, the future bathed in light...
at Concourse Exhibition Center (9pm - 5am)
With Thievery Coorporation, Bassnectar and more! anonEvents' beloved annual celebration of all things artistic returns for its 9th year, this time with the help of Sunset Promotions & blasthaus and its most dynamic and distinguished lineup yet...
at The Giftcenter Pavilion (9pm - 3am)
Produced by Maisha Productions, Eclectic Fever is a vibrant celebration of musical diversity which resonates with President-elect Obama's overall message of inclusiveness and mutual respect for everyone -- no matter what their cultural background. Recognized as one of San Francisco's premier NYE events...
at Icon Ultra Lounge (8pm - 3am)
Come Celebrate the New Year with us at Icon Ultra Lounge. For a one of a kind New Years Party! Full open hosted bar from 8pm - 10pm. Free Champagne and strawberries with entry, a Champagne Toast at Midnight, and more! DJ D Sharp spinning Hip-Hop, Mash-Ups and Top 40...
at Club Six (8pm - 4am)
The year 2009 will be swept in at Club Six at Midnight on the sure hands and well worn needles of Hip-Hop and nu-Soul luminary, DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Lucy Pearl. Aptly named Midnight, the party will rock from 8pm on New Year's Eve 2008 into 2009 with three rooms of multi-genre aural opulence...
at Cat Club (8pm - 4am)
We have what you're looking for right here on New Years Eve. Authentic Fun, 80's style! It's your favorite decade brought back to you in living color for Maximum enjoyment. 2 Rooms of fun with plenty of room to roam. Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Super-hype Balloon Drop. Party Favors for all to make noise with...
Happy New Year! - Thursday, January 1, 2009
at Supperclub (5am - 11am)
Start 2009 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. Add a secret surprise dj or two and it beats having breakfast anywhere else...
at Cafe Cocomo (2pm - 2am)

There is much to celebrate as we approach 2009, and what better way to celebrate than with your friends at Stompy & Sunset! Our New Years Day party has become a tradition for friends new and old to come together and dance. This edition is sure to be a special one with two of our favorite Chicago DJs...
at The Independent (9pm)

"Exodus, released in May 1977, found Marley & the Wailers taking a slightly more uptempo (and disco-influenced) direction; it produced three Top 40 chart hits in the U.K. ("Exodus," "Waiting in Vain," and the Top Ten "Jamming," backed by the non-LP "Punky Reggae Party") and became their first Top Ten album in Great Britain..."
Film Week
Friday, January 2, 2008
at Cobb's Comedy Club (8pm & 10:15pm)

Known as "Darryl Philbin" on NBC's hit show "The Office," Craig Robinson has also appeared in the feature films "Zack and Miri Make a Porno", "Pineapple Express", "Knocked Up" and "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story." His extraordinary material, delivery and stage presence at the 1998 Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival got him noticed by...
at Mighty (9pm)

They have gathered all of the best DJ's in town to get your first Friday night of the New Year started!
at 103 Harriet (9pm)

The monkey man's last two SF appearances sold out quickly and still remain of the most memorable events of the year! This night will surely knock your socks off as Bonobo's sets aare world reknown for refusing to conform to the preconceived ideas of a laid back style...
Saturday,January 3, 2008
at Asian Art Museum (noon - 4pm)

Have you eaten fresh mochi before? Have you ever made it from scratch? Seize the perfect opportunity to do both at the Asian Art Museum's Mochi Pounding Party, in celebration of Oshogatsu, the Japanese New Year!
at Palace of Fine Arts (8pm)

"George Winston, best known for his melodic rural folk piano style, has always acknowledged that his main piano influences are the great New Orleans R&B pianists."
at Noe Valley Ministry (8:15pm)

Ramblin' Jack Elliott weaves amazing stories in and out of song, sharing stream-of-consciousness nuggets from the richly checkered career that he launched the day he ran away from home at age 14 to join Colonel Jim Eskew's Rodeo. After several detours, Jack ended up at the side of Woody Guthrie, learning the craft that made him a leading figure in folk music, influencing a generation of musicians...
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"Rio en Medio is composed of songwriter/producer Danielle Stech-Homsy and a continuously evolving cast of friends and guest artists. Aligning herself with visual art, film and literature as much as music, Danielle's primary influences are the textures, sounds and patterns found in nature, the human voice, the sacred, childhood, dreams, language, chance and divination..."
at Underground SF (10pm)

Come celebrate the new year (and nurse your love hangover) at Gemini Disco...Slip on a pair of boogie shoes and get down to the polysexual disco insanity...
Sunday, January 4, 2008
at Yoshi's SF (2pm & 7pm)

"Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce, and he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz..."
at Cafe du Nord (7pm)

"Uni, the neo-vintage pop chanteuse/raconteur gathered up kickpants, a rockhawk and magical ruby slippers for the first time in 2004 and her 20's punk movement has been gathering strength ever since..."
Yum Diary
Monday, January 5, 2008
at Moscone Center (all day)

Macworld conference programs feature industry leading minds, presenting cutting edge product training on the topics you most want to see. Whether you are a creative professional or a Mac IT pro, Macworld has the conference content, special presentations, exhibit hall highlights and experiences that meet your specific Mac needs...
at The Commonwealth Club (5:30pm)

Join your fellow Club lit enthusiasts as we ring in the new year with a discussion of A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess's dystopian classic of youthful violence and state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation...
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