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We can't forget about all of the awesome parties, concerts, albums and songs from 2011, but there are plenty of fresh events to kick of the new year. After Dark at the Exploratorium brings a Rock, Paper, Scissors competition to one of the city's favorite science venues and the Accordion Apocalypse provides another uniquely SF event. Dick Dale, the King of Surf guitar widely distributed via the Pulp Fiction soundtrack and a Black Eyed Peas remix, is across the Bay in Oakland and Shen Yun brings the Chinese tradition back to the War Memorial Opera House. It's all about the bass at the 120 Minutes Rap Party and local electro-pop trio BLVD kicks off 2012 for the third consecutive year at The Independent.

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at Rickshaw Stop
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at Infusion Lounge
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
at War Memorial Opera House (7:30pm)

Discover the glory of a fantastically rich culture, that of classical China, brought to life through brilliantly choreographed dance and mesmerizing, all-original orchestral compositions. Magnificently costumed dancers...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
at Hotel Utah Saloon (8pm)

Keren Bein is a singer songwriter with a genuine voice, carrying a gravel-like, soul-pumping feel to it. She has been playing guitar and singing since her adolescent years. Keren is known to rap as well but primarily performs her own broken-hearted folk...
Thursday, January 5, 2012
at Yoshi's SF (8pm)

Pianist Christopher O'Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz join together to explore the lyrical and virtuosic properties of their instruments in a collaboration that crosses in and out of the classical and pop music genres. The program showcases their talents...
at Icon Ultra Lounge (10pm)

Boris Gladkikh aka Gladkill has been on a meteoric rise in the electronic music scene since he first began playing live in 2009. Through his tremendous work ethic and tireless touring schedule, Gladkill has already played for massive audiences on the stages of large-scale music festivals such as Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Earthdance and Burning Man...
Friday, January 6, 2012
at DNA Lounge (10pm)

Don your Black Tie with us and go all out - again - at the Blow Up NYE Do Over Party of 2012!
at SFMOMA (11:30pm)

SFMOMA transforms into a neighborhood lunch break room to celebrate the final weeks of Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break, an exhibition that contemplates workers' activities during their lunch breaks through film, photography, and writing...
at The Old Mint (8pm)

Nikola Tesla's riveting, peculiar life provides the inspiration for Mugwumpin's newest original performance about ambition, transcendence, and the terrible price of genius. His inventive output rivaled Thomas Edison, and his spectacular scientific demonstrations enraptured the likes of Mark Twain...
at Elbo Room (10pm)

At 24, Lady Tragik has accomplished more than most people do in a lifetime. Rapper, Photographer, Videographer... She brings her own brand of darkness and depth to any project she's involved with. Working with producer Stylo...
at The Independent (9pm)

BLVD will kick off 2012 at the Independent in hometown style for the 3rd year in a row. The last 2 years have sold out and we don't want you to miss the party...
Spa Offer Half Off
Saturday, January 7, 2012
at SF County Fair Building (10am - 6pm)

The West Coast's Finest Selection of Postcards, Trade Cards, Stereoviews, Photography, Labels, Brochures, Victorian, Transportation & Sports Memorabilia,and All Manner of Curious, Beautiful and Interesting Old Paper!
at The Marsh (8pm)

Marga Gomez spills the beans in her 9th solo show "Not Getting Any Younger" a comedy about lies, vanity, and the good old days. Marga's coming of age story begins in a dairy cow's boudoir in the Bronx and hurtles towards a 'Forever 21' department store in downtown San Francisco...
at Mighty (10pm)

A night of house music with legendary San Francisco DJ and producer, Mark Farina. 2 Rooms of house and techno music in a dark underground setting of Mighty. Expect a lot of hands in the air moments with a lot of energy on the dance floor...
at The Endup (10pm - 6am)

Kicking off 2012 with extended sets by special guests Maayan Nidam (Cadenza, Perlon, Wolf+Lamb) and Axel Boman. All night. All tight. All right!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
at BART (1pm)

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at Sutro Heights Park (2pm)

"SF Capture The Flag is a group that plays capture the flag games in San Francisco once to twice a month. Our upcoming event on Sunday Jan 8th is a series of games in the afternoon in beautiful Sutro Heights Park..."
at The Lab (10pm)

MV Carbon is a Brooklyn-based musician and artist. Her solo work frequently involves tape machines, voice, cello, analog synthesizers, and field recordings, along with hand-built electronics and instruments. She has recently developed new work that taps into electromagnetism and color frequency...
at Amnesia (9pm)

Juliet Strong, will be opening up the show and joined by Diana Strong, accordion and Sean Tergis, Cahon A special trio set of soulful originals, and cheeky folk tunes...
at Sloane Squared (10pm)

Just twenty-two years old, New York native Jesse Marco's encyclopedic knowledge of music and remarkable skill have since taken him around the globe spinning private parties for celebrities including Heidi Klum, Russell Simmons, Spike Lee, Denzel Washington, and Karolina Kurkova...
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Monday, January 9, 2012
at The Independent (8pm)

Ned lived a happy life growing organic vegetables on a farm with his hippie girlfriend and his dog named Willie Nelson, but an unadvised incident with marijuana at a farmer's market lands him in jail. When he gets out of jail, he is off to live with his sisters...
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