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Is the holiday post-mortem and the return to your normal routine leaving you feeling deflated? Pick yourself up, and get back out into the world. Start by getting your old two-wheeler into riding condition with Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic - Flat Fixes Plus, or find new ideas for outdoor activities with our article on some of the city's top Outdoor & Recreation shops. Burn a few extra calories at Zoology, a tropical dance party, and cut it up with Mix Master Mike and Talib Kweli, who are both hosting DJ sets this week. It will do you good if you are planning to show off your nice and toned lower half at No Pants! Subway Ride 2011. Replenish with the Top Dishes of 2010, and chill out and indulge with the king of smoky country, Willie Nelson, during his annual stand at The Fillmore.

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Better Off NYE
at 111 Minna

EPR 131
at 525 Howard
Rebirth Brass Band
at The Independent

Best of Art, Fashion, City
in 2010
NYE Roller Disco
at CellSpace

Best of Music
in 2010
Tuesday, January 4, 2010
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

Real rock and roll is something that has been missing from the state of music today. Switchblade Riot hopes to change that. Hailing from Oakland, CA, Switchblade Riot is a four piece punk rock and roll band that is influenced by old-school...
at Sports Basement - Crissy Field (6:30pm)

One of the most basic but most important skills for a cyclist to know is how to fix a flat. Get hands-on experience replacing a tube and installing a tire - never get stranded again! If time permits, our mechanic will cover topics from our intermediate classes...
Wednesday, January 5, 2010
at 230 Guerrero St. (7:30pm)

We welcome you to our living room for food/booze and the amazing Poetry of Jason Bayani!! Bayani is a recent graduate of Saint Mary's College's MFA program. He's a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene and performs his work regularly...
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"Ash Reiter is a delightful young talent with already well-developed songwriting skills. Her voice could be compared to any number of familiar names, Zooey Deschanel or Jolie Holland being the most readily available..."
Thursday, January 6, 2010
at The Marsh Berkeley (see listing for times)

"Peculiar travel suggestions," Kurt Vonnegut wrote in Cats Cradle, "are dancing lessons from God." Indeed, it's those unpredictable discoveries and encounters that make world travel so illuminating. Oakland-based Jeff Greenwald - best known for his best-selling books, including...
at Museum of Craft & Folk Art (6pm)

This month at Craft Bar you can learn to spiff up your wardrobe with a jewelry-themed evening, featuring a range of projects. Make a gorgeous felt bib necklace with local jewelry artist Katherine Coleman from KJC Designs or create your own...
Friday, January 7, 2010
at Southside Theater (8pm)

Curated by sfSound's San Francisco Tape Music Collective, the festival features three distinct evenings of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 20 local and international composers. The collective is one of the major proponents...
at The Summit (8pm)

Kari Devereaux shares her passion of photography through the beauty of the Leaked, the Loved and the Lights. Rebelling against advancing and ever-changing technology, she experiments with film cameras to capture...
at Underground SF (10pm)

Every first Friday at Underground SF, resident primal selectahs Snidely and K Avalon work to bring you the finest in Tropical Bass, UK Funky, Moombahton and more for all your animalistic needs...
at Yoshi's San Francisco (10:30pm)

Named as one of the greatest DJs of all time by USA Today, Mix Master Mike got his initial itch for vinyl while growing up in San Francisco listening to his uncle's extensive record collection. Years later, the moment that had the most impact on him was catching Grandmixer...
Saturday, January 8, 2011
at SF County Fair Building (10am - 6pm)

Hal Lutsky's Vintage Paper Fair is the perfect play-place for collectors of nostalgia pieces. This weekend, trek on down to the Golden Gate Area for a full spread of greeting cards from the olden days and vintage...
at Hyde Street Pier (7:30pm)

We will have a fun evening singing songs sailors sang sailing the seas, aboard ship, inside, at the Hyde Street Historic Pier...
at Slim's (9pm)

It should come as no surprise that the pioneers of Action-Adventure Hardcore Rock and Roll claim to be "The Greatest Band of All Time". Since their 2001 arrival in the burgeoning San Francisco Bay Area music scene, ArnoCorps has paved a steady, disciplined and often destructive...
at 222 Hyde (9:30pm)

Optimo started in 1997, though Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes had each been DJing separately for ten years. Both had started out playing different music - Twitch - electro, noisy rock and the eighties New York punk funk of Liquid Liquid...
at New Parish (9:30pm)

The levity and fun filled funk of the Pharcyde invades the intimate and stylish confines of the New Parish. Reunited members Slimkid Tre, Booty Brown and Imani take fans on a bizarre ride through labcabincalifornia, the two seminal...
at Public Works (10pm)

An Evening of Hip Hop, Post-Dubstep Fusion & Live Art...
Sunday, January 9, 2011
at Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (noon - 6pm)

The past years we have met at various stations and crammed onto one car to converge at embarcadero, but because of overcrowding we got off on powell street. Most likely this year we will exit on powell street again...
at Hemlock Tavern (8:30pm)

"The San Francisco band Grass Widow braids apparitional vocals over distorted post-punk riffs. At the center of its songs are the troika harmonies of Lillian Maring (drums), Hannah Lew (bass) and Raven Mahon (guitar), who contribute vocals equally, echoing the band's process..."
Monday, January 10, 2011
at The Fillmore (8pm)

There's nothing quite like a Willie Nelson show. First, it's the only place to see the patented "Willie wave," which he is likely to deliver from the stage at any given moment during a song. Second, he packs in the hits-a Nelson show is all killer, no filler...
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