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Tue Dec 4 - Mon Dec 10, 2007
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December is upon us and so are the holidays. Between office parties, travel plans and other end-of-the-year madness, things can get a little hectic. Make sure to pace your eggnog intake this month because things are about to get crazy. Putting a bunch of local unsigned bands in a room and letting them duke it out, the three-day Bodog Battle of the Bands at 12 Galaxies, is a recipe for musical insanity. Take some notes then show off your new moves at Punk Rock Karaoke at 111 Minna Thursday night. Or nerd out at the Electric Revival year-end party at ATA and/or Uglycon 2 at Giant Robot featuring Uglydolls galore. If you need a bit more for your naughty or nice list, then head to the KPFA Crafts and Music Fair at the SF Design Center. On Monday, take a breather and meet at the Galleria Park Hotel for the San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
She's played quite a few high-energy freaks for Hollywood, but none of her silver screen characters can prepare audiences for the over-the-top ferociousness Juliette Lewis unleashes when she fronts her band, Juliette and the Licks.
at 222 Club (10pm)
We are having an extremely special guest at December's Lil Brthr at 222. It's a secret....we would love to tell everyone but we just cant until the day off. just be ready....along with auralism resident dead seal.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
at 12 Galaxies (6:30pm)
In addition to supporting current artists, Bodog Music actively seeks out new talent through the Bodog Battle of the Bands program. This global search for today's best unsigned talent offers winners a $1 million recording contract with Bodog Music...
at City Lights Bookstore (7pm)
Joseph Cornell's Dreams is a poetic collection of entries from the renowned Surrealist artist's dream journals. This intimate volume includes appendices with: a guide to the dreams; passages from the four sages who most influenced Cornell's philosophy of dreaming...
at Bimbo's 365 Club (8pm)
You've got to feel it, is the first thing that comes from the mouth of seasoned soul singer Sharon Jones when asked what makes great music. Youve got to feeel it! In your bones, your heart, in everything and everywhere!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
at 111 Minna Gallery (9pm)
They will rock your favorite punk rock classics from: The Damned, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Ramones, Runaways, Undertones, X, and more. Sign up for one of 60 songs, get your lyrics sheet, and tell the band and the audience to go to hell...
at The Regency Center (5pm - 9pm)
Appel & Frank's annual Stocking & Stilettos event features more than 70 emerging designers, mostly from the Bay Area, selling everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry to handmade cards to chic handbags.
Friday, December 7, 2007
at Artist's for Television Access (8pm - midnight)
Join us for a night of magic and mystery at the ATA Electric Revival year-end party, as we invoke the wild spirit of invention and channel dreams and delusions from the ether through various forms of technology...
at Dance Mission Theatre (see listing for times)
Loco Bloco presents their third annual New Works Concert, combining comedy, drama, music and dance. Loco Bloco explores the many dimensions of the youth experience today, weaving together the various threads of identity, family, community, school, social pressures, aspirations, choices, etc. into an engaging web. This original work promises to be insightful and entertaining for audiences of all ages.
at Ruby Skye (9pm)
Syd Gris, one of the city's rising stars in the dance music world, brings his eclectic and always forward thinking sound to headline Ruby Skye this Friday at Spundae's weekly showcase of world class talent. 2007 has been a banner year for Syd, and what better way to top it off than his own night on Ruby's massive sound system?
at Elbo Room (9pm)
Boom Bip's (aka. Bryan Hollon) debut solo album, Seed To Sun catapulted him from Cincinnati's hip hop underground to the lofty realms of the international indie cognoscenti, including John Peel heralding Boom Bip as a "modern day Captain Beefheart" after his first Peel Session.
at 23 Club in Brisbane (9pm)
For his next recording, Holdin' Our Own (scheduled for Nov. '07 release) Dayton decided to pay homage to the classic country duets he grew up on in the 70's. He found the Tammy to his George in Austin songbird, Brennen Leigh. Dayton is quick to point out Leigh's many talents. "Brennen grew up singing in Bluegrass festivals since she was a little girl and can play any instrument you put in front of her...sick talent."
Saturday, December 8, 2007
at Receiver Gallery (7pm - 10pm)
I Do Adore is an exhibition of emerging and well established women photographers from across the world. Featuring: Angela Boatwright, Abbey Drucker, Cheryl Dunn, Helena Kvarnstrom, Ye Rin Mok, Chrissy Piper, Zen Sekizawa, Emily Shur, Deanna Templeton, Claire Weiss, and Andrea Longacre-White. Curated by Day19.
at Crissy Field Center (10am - 2pm)
Did you know that during the holidays, the amount of trash Americans throw away goes up by 1 million tons a week? This year, make sure the holidays are happy for the planet by creating your very own one-of-a-kind gift from recycled materials. You can make something for everyone on your list: container gardens, sno-globes, digital greeting cards, and much more. There ' ll be organic hot cider to sip and popcorn to munch, so bring the whole family!
at Giant Robot SF (6pm - 10pm)
To celebrate Wage's sixth birthday, Uglycon 2 will feature an art show including handmade dolls, drawings, paintings, prints, and three versions of Uglycon-edition doll (limited production to 200 each, with 180 for sale at the show). There will also be a follow-up to last year's wildly popular Uglydoll costume contest.
at Root Division (6pm - 10pm)
Come sip a drink and listen to some chill music as you shop for gifts from over 30 vendors selling their unique wares. Support local artists/ craftspeople and Root Division's art programs for underserved kids at this holiday tradition that will really get you in the spirit!
at The Fillmore (9pm)
Few R&B singers have endured tragic travails on the monumental level that Etta James has and remain on earth to talk about it. The lady's no shrinking violet; her autobiography, Rage to Survive, describes her past (including numerous drug addictions) in sordid detail.
at The Concourse at SF Design Center (10am - 6pm)
The 37th Annual KPFA Crafts & Music Fair is the largest weekend holiday craft fair of its kind in Northern California. Every year, more than 10,000 collectors, craft enthusiasts and holiday shoppers attend this signature event that features high-quality, original work created by crafts makers and artists from throughout the United States, a gourmet food pavilion and live music.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
at 12 Galaxies (noon - 5pm)
DIY shopping party, BBQ, extravaganza! More shopping party goodness just in time for the holidays! Shop local, and find one-of-a-kind clothes, crafts, and jewelry from over 40 of SF's best independent designers.
at The Marsh (1pm)
David Hirata, together with fellow magician Kim Silverman, baffle the audience with magical tricks, performing mysterious feats with a piece of rope, making marshmallows morph and disappear and even manipulating light itself. Juggler Stefan Fisher has been known to juggle three water balloons with his hands while spinning a plate on a stick held precariously in his mouth.
at El Rio (3pm)
Instructor Luis teaches the mass crowd the finer arts of the salsa dance before striking up the band. Free BBQ starts at 3p as well, and the live salsa band gets the anxious dancers moving their hips at 4:15. The crowd tends to get pretty big, so come early and fret not if you have no partner.
at The Fillmore (8pm)
As the face and sound behind one of new wave's most influential bands to emerge during the punk heyday of the '70s, Debbie Harry was the ultimate diva. She was the Blondie frontwoman, a vixen with hypnotically wild stage moves and an edgy cool voice. A killer sneer matched her signature blonde mop and made her a star.
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
"Lickers Last Leg" will be the title of Goon Moon's upcoming full length album on Ipecac Recordings. Twelve songs and 5 years in the making, it can only be described as a collage of hippie/goth/retro sounds, covering a period from the 70's through the early 00's. Including a cover of the early Bee Gees' song, 'Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You'.
Monday, December 10, 2007
at Galleria Park Hotel (10:30am and 2:30pm)
This new Architecture Walking Tour of San Francisco's Financial District is loaded with secret gems and hidden jewels of the city! In addition to learning about the history of the buildings in the Financial District, you will also discover hidden outdoor spaces, hidden art galleries, museums and special rooftop gardens that can only be found on foot.
at St. Ignatius Church (7pm)
Celebrate the true mystery and wonder of the season with traditional and best-loved Christmas songs from Gregorian Chant to Gospel, including selections from the newly-released holiday CD, "Let It Snow".
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