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Tue Nov 30 - Mon Dec 6
The ice rinks are out, Christmas trees are popping up everywhere, and hoards of eager shoppers are descending on Union Square, but Christmas seasons isn't in full swing until Santacon comes to town. If you are looking to keep the debauchery to a minimum, check out Lower Haight Holiday Art Walk or head to the Union Street Holiday Celebration. The Great Dickens Christmas Fair brings the chilly, bustling streets of Victorian London to the Cow Palace while Chillin' Productions turns up the heat with a Holiday Show at Mezzanine. Terrorbird is also unleashing its Holiday Extravaganza with Maus Hause and Fol Chen at Bottom of the Hill. And if you didn't get your fill of holiday shopping with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are still plenty of Events and Deals to keep you busy.

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Miguel Migs
at Harlot

Tree Lighting
at Pier 39
Black Angels
at The Fillmore

Iron Cupcake
at Leland Tea
at Starlight Room

at Sports Basement
SF Giants
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

For the best part of a decade, Los Angeles native Ariel Rosenberg has been carving some of the most intoxicating music going, a reclusive pop surrealist whose corroded productions have led to a cult following...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
at 222 Club (9:30pm)

DJ IWill & Guests Spin the Rawest Roots, Dutty Dubs, & Soul Stormers at The 222 Hyde Club this Wednesday. Come Get Over that Midweek Hump and Vibe Out! Great Pizzas and Drinks Courtesy of the 222 Crew...
Thursday, December 2, 2010
at City Lights Bookstore (7pm)

What makes a place? Infinite City, Rebecca Solnit's brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, searches out the answer by examining the many layers of meaning in one place, the San Francisco Bay Area...
at Space Gallery (7pm)

Archaic Revival brings together three of the finest minds and brushes in contemporary Rock Art...
at Freight & Salvage (8pm)

Grammy Award-winning vocalist and composer Susan McKeown brings to our stage a truly memorable show. Performing selections from her new CD, Singing in the Dark, Susan explores, through song, the theme of creativity and madness...
SF Giants
Friday, December 3, 2010
at Lower Hater (6pm - 9:30pm)

What better way to ring in the Holidays with a good ol' Lower Haight Holiday Art Walk! Filled with live music, food, art, merchant discounts & specials along with a Window Decorating Contest, and Scavenger Hunt, the neighborhood's gonna be full of festivities
at Mighty (9pm - 3am)

15 DJs, $7 or less drinks, Free BBQ all night! Free T-Shirts!
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

Popscene hosts a battle royale between SF and Chitown! Get on your dancing shoes! Also featuring The Butterfly Bones & Moneypenny.
at 103 Harriet (10pm - 7am)

"You can never tell in what state he is going to show up at the family reunion, and you're not sure you would want to be seen in public with him, but you know the party would definitely not be the same without him!"
Saturday, December 4, 2010
at TBA (10am)

"SantaCon is for adults - where guys & girls of legal age dress up like Santa and go cavorting around town for no better reason than that it's huge fun."
on Union Street Between Octavia And Scott (3pm - 6pm)

Union Street kicks off its annual Fantasy of Lights Holiday celebration, where young and old alike can enjoy festivities to begin the holiday season. Thousands of holiday lights set off the Victorians, transforming Union Street into a magical backdrop for Santa and...
at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium (9pm)

"This is no half-assed attempt at crossing over - she enlisted the help of everyone from Tegan and Sara and Ani DiFranco to A.C. Newman and Andrew Bird to create some damn fine tunes for her damn fine voice." - New York Magazine
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

Joining us for the occasion: fresh off the Treasure Island music festival, the kraut-pop of Maus Haus; esoteric LA avant-popsters & recent Apples In Stereo tour mates Fol Chen; Seattle's Sergio Leone-inspired, Kraftwerk covering cowboys Brent Amaker and the Rodeo...
at Mighty (9pm)

Lazer Sword's official album release party, celebrating their debut record out on Innovative Leisure on November 2nd. Fact Magazine says "...their debut album should see them shift their career into third gear. Simply titled Lazer Sword, it squeezes rap, 8-bit, Jimmy Edgar, Justice and more...
at The New Parish (9pm)

With a title like Time To Die, you might think the Dodos' third disc is their 'mature album,' a deadly serious undertaking punctuated with string sections and synths. Nice try kid, but you've got it all wrong...
at Mezzanine (8pm)

200 Painters/Photographers, 80 fashion Designers, Video Installations...
Sunday, December 5, 2010
at Cow Palace (11am - 7pm)

The bustling streets of London, immortalized for all time by the mighty pen of Charles Dickens, form the living backdrop of your excursion into Christmas Past. You are a living part of a Victorian Christmas card come to life!
at Creativity Explored (1pm - 6pm)

The studio is filled with unique and original prints, one-of-a-kind paintings, pen and ink drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and textiles by over 100 artists. One-half of the proceeds from the sale of every artwork go directly to the artist...
at SOMArts Cultural Center (Gallery) (1pm - 6pm)

Thousands of bike friendly folk will enjoy an evening of music, a fabulous silent auction where you'll score the best deals in town on local art, gift certificates and bike goodies. If you're less for bidding and more for good luck...
Monday, December 6, 2010
at City Lights Bookstore (7:30pm)

Granta magazine celebrates the writings of young Spanish novelists in an evening of readings and discussion. From Borges to Bolaņo, the Spanish language has given us some of the most beloved writers of the 20th and 21st centuries...
at Paramount Theatre (8pm)

For four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range...
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