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Tue Nov 23 - Mon Nov 29
Whether you are Dining Out or gathering with friends and family to feast on a Thanksgiving meal, don't the let the increased caloric intake slow you down this week. Balance the extra servings of turkey and stuffing with a hardy diet of nightlife! Turn up the sleaze with Sleazy Speakeasy, a roaring '20s costume gala, and bust a move with Kenny Dope at The Endup. Take advantage of a killer deal with Thanksgiving at Zog's - dinner for $6! - and have your dessert on the dance floor with Cream of Beat. Speaking of dessert, don't miss our roundup on Whoopie Pie, the latest culinary trend embraced by local sweet tooths. Find more sweets at the Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony or take a break from the holiday festivities and tap into the darkness with the Dropout Boogie Tour, featuring Black Angels and Black Mountain, dance to the Dead with Dark Star Orchestra, and get visual with Former Ghosts and a DJ set by San Francisco's own oOoOO.

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SFX Music Festival
at Jelly's Mission Rock

Rocky Rivera
Burlesqueteer Night
at The Uptown

Pray for Snow
at 111 Minna
Second Fridays
at Ambassador Lounge

Doble Quinceanera
at Rickshaw Stop
SF Giants
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
at Macy's - Union Square (all day)

Press your nose up against Macy's Holiday Windows featuring adoptable animals from the San Francisco SPCA this holiday season...
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

Since releasing Murdered By The Moore Brothers (2006) the brothers continue to perform for their small but ever increasing following in the California Bay Area. Luckily an assortment of more successful artists bega...
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
at Fox Theater - Oakland (7:30pm)

Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Adam Deitch. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music.
at Public Works (9pm)

Exclusive 2 hour sets, from two masters of all things house and techno.
at Mighty (9pm)

Come Disco your face off the night before you stuff it. Nobody has to work on Thanksgiving, so why not spend it recovering from an epic roller disco at Mighty.
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

Mark's chunky-funky underground house style continually turns the heads of tastemakers worldwide, drawing him not only new fans, but landing him on the Top DJs in the World lists by URB, MUZIK and BPM Magazines...
at Glas Kat (9:30pm)

Celebrating 17 years as SF's longest running weekly dance event with Live Jump, Jazz & Jive w. Lost Dog Found. Buffet Dinner by Buca di Beppo. Cabaret/Burlesque revue with The Hubba Hubba Revue. $200 contest for the most elegantly/elaborately dressed couple...
at The Endup (10pm)

For the first time ever, three-time Grammy nominated Kenny Dope, one of the most prolific artists of the modern music age, will perform at San Francisco's most legendary nightclub, The Endup...
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 25, 2010
at Zog's Dogs (see listing for times)

'Tis the season to be...radical. With Thanksgiving knocking at the door, and the holidays virtually upon us, come celebrate the crisp fall weather and the impending yuletide spirit with Zog's very own Thanksgiving Dog!
at Hyatt Regency San Francisco (noon - 9pm)

Their interpretation of the traditional feast for those who would prefer to enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday!
at Mighty (9:30pm)

Pirate DJs serve up another meal. Part 2 Thanksgiving Night Featuring Hip Hop - R&B - Soul - Dancehall / Reggae...
SF Giants
Friday, November 26, 2010
at Ghirardelli Square (5:30pm)

Enjoy free, live entertainment for the entire family throughout the day culminating with the lighting of the Ghirardelli Square tree.
at Union Square (6pm)

Macy's Great Tree in Union Square, Macy's gift to the city and most recognized Christmas tree will be officially lit in Union Square. An 80-foot Shasta White Fir from the Carlton Tree Farm in Mount Shasta will be adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and...
at The Fillmore (9pm)

The Black Angels' psychedelically induced rock n' roll evokes the spirit of the 1960's while awakening the heavy droning rhythms inspired by The Velvet Underground. Picture a red moonlit night, deep in the heart of Texas...
at The Independent (9pm)

A hobo cabaret, a living patchwork of vaudeville and rock and roll. In the enchanting land of stage show entertainment theirs is both pleasant and formidable terrain...
Saturday, November 27, 2010
at DNA Lounge (8pm)

Come celebrate a quarter-century of quintessential San Francisco nightlife on this special evening! The club will open one hour earlier and will feature an open bar from 8pm - 9pm, as well as a special opening DJ set from DNA Lounge co-founder Brian Raffi...
at Regency Ballroom (9pm)

Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates the original song for song performance set list for an entirely new generation of Deadheads...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

"Strings, horns, drums and vocals. More energy and a bigger, heavier sound". Bonobo returns to SF to celebrate his newest album, "Black Sands!" Ninjatune claims it's "one of the best, most lovingly crafted and collectible limited edition releases Ninja Tune has ever put together"...
at Milk Bar (9pm)

120 Minutes is a video dance club and showcase for independent music featuring live bands, live dj's, live visuals, and strong drinks occurring every 4th Saturday...
Sunday, November 28, 2010
at The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko (see listing for times)

Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling guitarist and composer of Flamenco, jazz, bossa nova and world music. Since 1990, Ottmar Liebert has released a total of 23 albums, including live releases...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Go to enough extremes and you'll find a kind of balance. Until now, The Frames' music favoured bi-polar swings, violently loud on one song, violently quiet the next...
Monday, November 29, 2010
at The Independent (8pm)

A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program...
at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium (8pm)

So-Cal nerd-rock outfit Weezer has officially announced the dates for its Memories tour, which will see the band play its first two releases, "The Blue Album" and "Pinkerton," in full over the course of four two-night stands...
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