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All eyes are on San Francisco this week as the 49ers celebrate their return to the NFL's elite and prepare for the NFC Championship game this Sunday at Candlestick. Punk icons Nofx will provide a high-energy soundtrack before the game with a couple of shows at The Fillmore and Steve Aoki is back with a massive party at the Civic Auditorium. Look for some interesting eye candy with the partiers kicking it old school at the 12th Annual Edwardian Ball and "fiery, furry burlesque acts" are taking over at Burnlesque: Animal Style. SF's public-transportation woes move from the street to the stage at Muni Diaries Live and Jimmy Kansau celebrates Latin jazz from yesteryear at the Rrazz Room.

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at Rickshaw Stop

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at Manor West
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at The Independent

Cupcake Challenge
at Mezzanine
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at DNA Lounge

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
at Hotel Utah Saloon (8pm)

Jeff Michaels is a Boston & San Francisco-based singer/songwriter and piano player. Take a little Ben Folds, a little Billy Joel, a dash of Dave Matthews, and a good helping of rock n' roll, and you get an inkling of...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
at Icon Ultra Lounge (9pm)

Nikola always rocks it and you know it... He absolutely killed it last year and we are always very happy to have him back headlining Housepitality, its a must. Get your funk trousers on kids. This one is going to be hot!
at RayKo Photo Center (6pm - 8pm)

Includes stunning and sometimes surprising images made by the crappy camera-toting winners of this competition (often the cameras themselves are more tape than plastic. Not just being held together with bits of electrical tape and black gaffers tape...
Thursday, January 19, 2012
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

"The first reason to love Katy B is that she makes clubbing suddenly real again, writing songs like "Katy on a Mission" and "Lights On" that are warmly observed miniatures of how wonderful, funny, and occasionally sad going out can be...
at 111 Minna Gallery (5pm)

While serving for five years as an American diplomat in Brazil, he was able to photograph and film Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador. Capturing the different cultures of each city in such a rich country during the 1960s...
at 46 Minna (9pm)

This is the Sound launch party so please arrive early to celebrate. Enjoy a hosted bar from 9PM-10:30PM and then $7 well and $4 beers all night long...
at Public Works (9pm)

"Following on from the tour, the LBS concept - Live Booth Sessions or Loud Bass & Samples - was launched in the autumn of 2010. This concept has a smaller live format consisting of three people...
at Vintage Court Hotel (7pm)

Even if you've played poker before, this class helps ground you in essential techniques that will improve your poker game and make playing more fun. Focusing on the most popular poker game, Texas Hold 'em...
Friday, January 20, 2012
at Roxie Theater (7pm & 9pm)

The premiere of Fight Life is finally here! Three years in the making, the premiere is set for Friday, January 20th 2012 at the Roxie theater in San Francisco. Q&A with UFC fighter Jake Shields & director James Z. Feng following both screenings.
at 103 Harriet (10pm)

Michael Angelakos hears music in his head and knows exactly how he wants it to sound. The young composer/performer has already created two studio masterpieces - Manners and Chunk of Change - and - with his fellow musicians in Passion Pit - is taking his perfectionist pop vision to a whole new level in concert...
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (8pm)

Translating the work of a contemporary South Korean sculptor with movement, war photography, neon lighting and found sound, Dean Moss's Nameless forest is a daring work of performance art. Up to 12 audience members will be invited on stage during each performance to participate directly in the work.
at The Fillmore (8pm)

From day one, NOFX has been all about having a good time, regardless to whose expense it came. In the liner notes of 1996's Heavy Petting Zoo. NOFX blasted the music industry circle including major labels, print media, radio, and especially MTV. This time, NOFX bring their despise of major labels into...
at Public Works (9pm)

You know Toph, we know Toph, youz over there in the corner know him too. Well, sad to say, our main man Toph was in a hit n run accident the other night and he's in hospital at the moment. We're throwin' a benefit for him on the 20th and if you've sat in Dalva...
at Sub-Mission Art Space (10pm)

As always, resident DJs Riegler, Justin, Jason P, Dreamweapon and Nihar will play the dancier side of Minimal Elektronics, Dark Wave, Synth Punk and other cold and distant sounds that cause uncontrollable dance contortions.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

An elegant, whimsical, over-the-top two-day costume extravaganza honoring the eccentric author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Imagine taking a magnificent, turn-of-the-century excursion where ladies dressed in petticoats and corsets mingle with time-traveling thrill seekers; a world where cabaret meets carnival...
at Public Works (9pm)

Come frolic with your fellow freaks in an aural forest of fun and unleash your inner animal. Fiery, furry burlesque acts will flirt your face off while the finest DJs move your feet. Dress up as your favorite animal and experience a Bay Area classic at Burnlesque: Animal Style...
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (8pm)

To support his debut studio album Wonderland, due out winter 2012 via New York-based Ultra Music in conjunction with his own label Dim Mak Records, DJ/producer and electronic dance music entrepreneur Steve Aoki will launch his biggest tour ever...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Culture vultures and hardcore music fans alike already know Theophilus from his self-starting music trajectory as well as from his style icon profiles in GQ, Esquire, Elle, NY Times, Complex, Fader and NME. Timez Are Weird raises the bar on everything that's come before...
at Elbo Room (9pm)

Culture vultures and hardcore music fans alike already know Theophilus from his self-starting music trajectory as well as from his style icon profiles in GQ, Esquire, Elle, NY Times, Complex, Fader and NME. Timez Are Weird raises the bar on everything that's come before...
Sunday, January 22, 2012
at Rickshaw Stop (7:30pm)

Over 50 Bay Area artists are convening to reinterpret Nick Drake's Pink Moon. Past events have included the covering of the Pixies' Doolittle and The Velvet Underground & Nico.
at Monarch (noon - 2am)

Featuring Nikita, Keith Kraft, Christian Mora, Adnan, and many more!
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Emerging in 1993, when Dr. Dre's G-funk had overtaken the hip-hop world, the Staten Island, NY-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s - and only partially because of their music.
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Monday, January 23, 2012
at The Rrazz Room (8pm)

It is his love and appreciation for the music of early to mid 20th century Latin America and the Caribbean combined with his understanding of the elegance of classic American jazz that inspires Jimmy to fuse the best of both worlds...
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