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Tue Nov 25 - Mon Dec 1, 2008

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It's finally time to get out those elastic waist pants you've been holdIng on to all year. Every stomach's fav holiday - otherwise known as Indigenous Peoples' Day and the Turkey Day of Mourning - arrives this week with fanfare. Let's face it - we're in dire need of good food and good times. But, in the true spirit of this holiday, don't forget to give thanks. Start by bringing armfuls of canned goods to Atmosphere for The Giving Spirit. Then wake up before dawn and take a *very* special trip out to Alcatraz for the Indigenous Peoples' Sunrise Gathering honoring Native American tribes and celebrating the principles of Thanksgiving. Then work off those calories and get rid of some family-induced stress at the annual Thanksgiving Dodgeball Tournament in Dolores Park. On Friday night gather your forces and check out the guranteed-to-be-crazy M83 show at The Fillmore. Then return to Dolores Park for the Really Really Free Market for the cheapest, most sustainable holiday bizarre you can find. And eveything is free, really. Top off your weekend at the Cow Palace for the Bicycle Swap and Expo where you can trade in your old wheels or get a new set - and keep it green either way!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
at Catharine Clark Gallery (10:30am - 5:30pm)

Josephine Taylor is a San Francisco artist who makes narrative, large-scale drawings. In her video performances, Kate Gilmore creates uncomfortable situations for herself...
at Roxie (see listing for times)

The Times of Harvey Milk recreates the tumultuous story of Milk's grass-roots political organizing and election, through the shocking murders and their repercussionsfrom the eloquent candle-light memorial joined by tens of thousands of San Franciscans on the evening of the assassinations...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
at W Hotel (9pm)
After seven years of pioneering and cultivating San Francisco's high-end fashion culture by producing events supporting designers and world-renown fashion brands, the Donovan brand has become synonymous with high-end fashion in San Francisco.
at Harlot (9pm - 2am)

With Miguel Migs, Julius Papp and friends! Free because we want to give thanks to you. Come check out the famous Salted crew for a night of beats and boogie...a warm-up workout to your thanksgiving feast!
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (9pm - 2am)

Come feast yourself with libations plus eye candy go go dancers, and dance the night away with old and new friends with sweeping, beautiful penthouse views.
at Atmosphere (9pm - 2am)

In an attempt to reach out during the trying economic times, a group of nightlife professionals from San Francisco and Las Vegas are getting together for a night of revelry for a good cause. The holidays always welcome home several Bay Area natives who are now traveling...
Thanksgiving! Thursday, November 27, 2008
at Yats' New Orleans Original Poboys (see listing for times)

Deep-frying whole turkeys has become a popular tradition in southern Louisiana over the last decade. It is now catching on across the country. The problem is that the process is no easy feat. The cooking must be done outside and it requires special equipment that can be quite dangerous if handled by novices...
at Alcatraz (see listing for times)

The Indigenous People's Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony commemorates the 1969-1971 occupation of Alcatraz Island by the "Indians of All Tribes." Join us in this day to give thanks for the Creator's gifts, renew our commitment to protect Mother Earth, honor the many heroes of our struggles, celebrate Indigenous Peoples' survival and build solidarity among all Peoples.
at Hornblower Cruises (3pm)

Join Hornblower for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings. Best of all, you don't need to do the dishes!
at Dolores Park (8pm - midnight)

Nothing beats a mass of jolly, well-fed strangers playing dodgeball together! Join us on the basketball courts of Dolores Park Thanksgiving Night.
at The Endup (10pm - 4am)

Phonic happens every Thursday night at the Endup. Come party with DJ's that spin the right beats to keep you going all night till closing...
Yum Diary
Friday, November 28, 2008
at The Warfield (8pm)

"Nas is an American rapper. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, he was born and raised in the Queensbridge housing projects in New York City. Although he dropped out of middle school, he attained a high degree of literacy that he would later use in his lyrics. Nas was signed to Columbia Records in 1994...Illmatic was a critically acclaimed bestseller and would go on to be widely hailed a classic..."
at The Fillmore (9pm)

"If the doomy synthetic romance of his earlier work hinted at a fetish for Eighties goth staples such as Sisters of Mercy and The Cure, this album's chiming astro-pop finds Gonzalez taking a stroll on the sunnier side of the decade. Main influences for the album are English..."
at Slide (9pm)

Come on over to Slide in San Francisco on the Friday night after Thanksgiving and dance of all that Turkey! "Leftovers" hosted by Nate Mezmer & Matt Haney will feature the music of local pro's, DJ King Most & DJ Just, and anybody on the guest list that brings a can of food will get a free drink! Give back, and get down!
at Bottom of the Hill (10pm)

After nearly ten years, seven-hundred-thousand miles, countless shows and other misadventures, the time finally came. In January of 2007 the two built a make-shift studio in the Southern English countryside to make the record they had talked so much about...
Saturday, November 29, 2008
at Dolores Park (1pm - 5pm)

Bring food, art, games, furniture, friends, not-so-random acts of kindness, bike parts/tools, face paints, plants, books, skills...anything! A Really Really Free market is like a giant potluck made up of useable items, skills, ideas, smiles, talents, friendship, discussions and many other things that we can come together and share. (except in the rainy season (Dec, Jan, Feb) we meet at an inside venue)
at Mezzanine (9pm)
We'll be puttin' it on at SF's finest night club, Mezzanine. Throwin' down on 2 sound systems will be 2 very special guest headliners: Mark Farina and Bassbin Twins! They will be joined by some of the Bay Area's best underground DJs: Jenö, Garth, Tony, and Nikola hammerin' it down in the main room, and J-Bird, Solar, Galen, Anthony Mansfield, and M3 gettin' funkified upstairs.
at Paradise Lounge (10pm - 4am)

Lights Down Low featuring Tenderloins (live PA), Shane King & Swayzee, Mozaic, Sleazemore & Rchrd Oh?!, Alland Byallo, Sammy D and Christian Mora...
at Roe (10pm)

Sebastien Entertainment, Tony Kutulas in association with Enrique of Surreal SF and Dave Soto of Vanity SF request the pleasure of your company at Hard Eight at Roe. The return of Nor Cal's hottest party where Hollywood Rock-n-Roll meets Electro San Francisco.
at Slim's (10pm)

Keenly maintaining the musical emphasis of the Blowoff parties, Mould and Morel DJ in tandem, laying down a meaty signature mix of indie rock, electro and house (from Chromeo to Matthew Dear to Annie to Amanda Lepore), accented by a series of artfully eye-popping vignettes projected throughout the club...
Sunday, November 30, 2008
at SF County Fair Building (10am)

With the DIY/handmade phenomenon at its peak, check out the event that started it all. Shoppers can expect to find the crème de la crème of indie goods: handbags, pottery, letterpress stationary, silk screened t-shirts, baby clothes, body products and more!
at Cow Palace (10am)

It is a 2 day event for maximum exposure at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Vendors and bike shops have a chance to sell current or previous season's merchandise. Team/Clubs, non-profits, individuals, can buy, sell and trade. And see the latest from various vendors. The Cow Palace boasts over 75,000 square feet and a 7,000 attendee capacity.
Monday, December 1, 2008
at Civic Center Park in Berkeley (3pm - 6pm)

Make a luminaria to light the walkways, draw your hopes for the future on Berkeley's giant New Year's Card, get your face painted, donate a warm coat or canned food. Enter a raffle for Twelve Nights Out in Berkeley - 12 free passes for two to a dinner out or performance from Buy Local Berkeley. There's holiday music and entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies. Santa and his elves arrive at 5pm with treats for the children...
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)
"Spreading lush electronic arrangments and rhodes electric piano under the ever-lonesome beacon of the country (pedal steel), Birds & Batteries discover the urban pastoral in a simple song. Comprable to Neil Young and M83, or Randy Newman meets Gary Newman."
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