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If your idea of holiday cheer includes daytime drinking, random bursts of caroling and quality time at some of San Francisco's best watering holes, you are in luck. The annual Santacon bar crawl is back for another year of debauchery with thousands of Santas occupying the streets of SF. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, a more recent holiday tradition, is also back in action and the Indulgence Annual SF Firefighters Toys Charity Party provides an opportunity to party for a good cause. Four Holiday Art Walks put local artists and artisans on display, along with the Vagabond Indie Craft Faire, and Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa bridge the blunted-rapper generation gap at The Warfield.

Exclusive Discount: Celebrate a local arts institution at the 2nd Annual Benefit Gala for Gray Area Foundation for the Arts on December 15th. SF Station readers receive 50% off general admission with discount code "sfstation"

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Barback Olympics
at Mezzanine

Houspitality: Martin Landsky
at Icon Ultra Lounge
Yuppie Friday Happy Hour
at Vessel

Boys Noize
at Mezzanine
Sugar & Spice Nightlife
at Cal Academy of Sciences

John Acquaviva
at Mighty
New Years
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

Hailed as "the best thing since Patti Smith" by Brian Eno, as well as being included on the BBC's Sound of 2011 list, the hype surrounding London-born Anna Calvi came to fruition during late 2010. Gaining critical acclaim among music journalists...
at Brick & Mortar Music Hall (8pm)

Rock & Roll with a psychedelic soul, wafting in from San Francisco...
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
at The Regency Center (4pm - 9pm)

Don't miss San Francisco's hottest shopping destination this holiday season! Shop from 65 indie designers offering fabulous jewelry, handbags, apparel, gifts and more at discounted prices! Indulge in complimentary wine, beauty services, gift bags and a raffle.
at Public Works (10pm)

Ean Golden, the founder of and godfather of the controllerism movement, will be joining us this month for a one of a kind live performance.
at Infusion Lounge (9pm)

The time of year is upon us again for this wonderful Fireman's Annual Charity event. Thank you all who come out every year and support this worthy cause. With your generosity we are able to collect a substantial monetary amount and over 12 barrels of toys every year...
New Years
Thursday, December 8, 2011
at SF Arts Commission Gallery (7pm)

Help us celebrate the release of the most extensive and exciting publication the SFAC Gallery has ever produced! We'll raise a glass of champagne and toast the exhibiting artists...
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

Scout Niblett is the pseudonym of British singer-songwriter Emma Louise Niblett, a moniker inspired by the character of Jean Louise "Scout" Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Niblett specializes in stripped-down guitar- and drum-only arrangements.
at The Independent (8pm)

It's a chorus of voices, a lot of reverb echo, some electronics of the messed up cheap variety, or toy pianos. It's far away...a little underwater. A lot of noise and yelling, a garage a thon, sounds recorded live in that way that most live stuff doesn't come close to...
New Years
Friday, December 9, 2011
at The Artist's Alley (8pm)

Come see the show that's been sweeping the nation!!! Now with shows in Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Nashville, Denver, & San Francisco!
at Lower Hater (6pm)

Is it that time of year again? The holidays are among us!! It's been quite a year of ups and downs but nothing has shone through more than the spirit of camaraderie and community.
at DNA Lounge (7pm)

Mortified is a comic excavation of adolescent writing, art & media. PS: It totally likes you. After years of constantly sold out shows, Mortified is proud to celebrate its 6 Year Anniversary Mega-Show Special!
at Mighty (9pm)

Al-P was producer for Black Cat 13, Death from Above 1979's album You're a Woman, I'm a Machineand The Sick Lipstick's Sting Sting Sting. Well before MSTRKRFT, Al-P and Keeler collaborated in the late 1990s, then lived in different cities...
at The Warfield (9pm)

Erykah Badu inevitably drew close comparisons to the legendary Billie Holiday. The formers blend of old soul, jazz and hip-hop, fused with a hypnotic flow is capable of stirring the deepest emotions, and Erykah's place amongst today's elite female soul artists of the world is already well and truly assured...
Saturday, December 10, 2011
in SF (noon)

"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."
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (7pm)

Clara's back and she's dancing in tie-dye when the Nutcracker takes her on a psychedelic journey through the dawning of the Age of Aquarius...
at Urban Bazaar (12:30pm - 6pm)

Urban Bazaar will be co-hosting the Holiday edition of the Vagabond Indie Craft Fair with the SF Etsy Street Team! So get your shop on and support local craft-makers!
at Elbo Room (10pm)

To celebrate our big birthday, we wanted to do something special, so we've brought back our old pal DJ Rupture. The celebrated scholar, globe-trotting sound explorer, badman DJ, and Dutty Artz bossman was one of the very first "big guests" we ever featured at Tormenta Tropical, so we're thrilled to have him back behind the decks.
at Bottom of the Hill (10pm)

In the dead of winter, it's nice to be taken on a journey, if only in our minds. A new album called Cape Dory does just that. The retro-pop record was written and recorded by the band Tennis, the husband-and-wife team of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore...
at The Independent (9pm)

"Encountering this whole new world at 20 years old was a profound experience," says Hansen, better known by his musical pseudonym Tycho and as the graphic artist ISO50. "At the time, I was just learning the processes of design and music; both felt very similar, and have flowed back and forth for me ever since."
Sunday, December 11, 2011
at Goorin Brothers, Inc. (4pm - 7pm)

Goorin Brothers invites your to our annual holiday Sample Sale! This much talked about and sought-after event is being held at our Corporate Office in the SoMa!
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

The Cave Singers spend a good deal of time beyond the darkened edges of Seattle, in the mist and mystic, among the wolves and redwoods. And their songs, at least on record, have always been like beautiful, faded grayscale photos of this hinterland...
at Fort Mason Center (10am - 5pm)

Featuring 50 SFMade members selling their locally made gift items including: jewelry, bags, chocolate, home items, apparel, body products, children's wear, pet gear, and stationary...
at The Independent (8pm)

Charlie Hunter's latest recording effort, Gentlemen, I Neglected To Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid, features the jawdropping guitarist alongside drummer Eric Kalb (Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, John Scofield) and a new horn section including trombonist Curtis Fowlkes...
New Years
Monday, December 12, 2011
at New People Cinema (see listing for times)

The perfect antidote to the holiday season, Todd Rohal's follow-up to Guatemalan Handshake is a genre-busting, hilarious and wonderfully confusing nest of twists and surreal gags. Father Billy-played with classic stoner weirdness by Eastbound and Down's...
at The Warfield (8pm)

With today's proliferation of mass media, pop culture icons have a tendency to seem overly ubiquitous. They stare at us from the covers of glossy magazines, talk to us from both the small and silver screen, interact with us through our laptops and hypnotize us with their inescapable hit singles...
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