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Tue Dec 11 - Mon Dec 17, 2007
Grolsch Gardens
It may almost be the last night of Hanukkah but there is still plenty celebrating left! If you've already got your menorah lit and your Christmas light strung, then mosey on down to The Winter of our Discotheque featuring five local and emerging DJs at 1015. Or make the trek to Fisherman's Wharf for the Holiday Lights Parade where more than 100 brightly decorated boats will be parading. Still need more gifts? Keep it local at the Bazaar Bizarre. There'll be wares from over 90 artists and exclusive craft workshops all day! But don't wear yourself out because that night The Whirling Dervishes will be showcasing their unique and signature mystic dance at the Palace of Fine Arts. Sunday is a great day to relax...or cram your head full of punchlines in anticipation of What's Your Answer!? hosted by 12 Galaxies. This pub quiz on crack lets teams make up the funniest answers and then deliver them on stage. If you're ready to keep going, then Monday's best bet is the Porchlight Storytelling Series' The Family Show at Cafe du Nord.

This week's articles
David Shrigley

Elizabeth: The Golden Age


The Curiosity Shoppe

Depravities of War

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
at Annie's Social Club (8pm)
The Shondes (taking their name from the Yiddish word for "shame" or "disgrace") are a rock quartet based in Brooklyn, New York, who make dramatic rock music that has been compared to Sleater-Kinney, Patti Smith, and Rasputina...
at The Cellar (10pm)
The Beats Below is a weekly party dedicated to underground house music. Resident DJ's Evan Rhodes and Greg Yuen.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
at 1015 (9pm)
Featuring Publicist (seb from trans am first US show), C.L.A.W.S (tiger 6), Omar (popscene), RCHRD OH! (big stereo), Sleazemore (lights down low)...
at ODC Theater (see listing for times)
Celebrate Christmas in Spain with the world-renowned artists of Caminos Flamencos! Emmy Award-winning dancer/choreographer Yaelisa presents her acclaimed seasonal performance, creating an evening in tribute to nightclub shows of Spain's yesteryear. Featuring twelve fabulous performers including dancer Andres Peņa from Jerez, Spain, and other international guest artists.
at Sugar Cafe (7pm)
Doors open at 7pm: Mingle, Sip, Network, Pose for Paparazzi, and enjoy luxe Spa Treats for a couple of hours at this posh venue. Clothing Swap starts at 9pm and lasts til 10-ish. This portion is women only in their private room. Feel free to stay and enjoy the bar as long as you like.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
at Lower Hater (7pm - 11pm)
Kick Off the Holiday Season Lower Hater style. Lower Hater is a new breed of company that pulls its spirit, character, and inspiration from the diverse and distinctive Lower Haight community of San Francisco to create a collective that celebrates all aspects of lifestyle from Hip Hop to Punk Rock to promote and develop fashion, art, and design...
at Shelton Theater (8pm)
Just like Motley Crue and skinny jeans, racism is making a comeback in America. Every time you turn around, a white celebrity is talking about un-white people in ways that haven't been popular since Martin Luther King had a dream. Well, W. Kamau Bell is mad as hell and he's not going smile politely anymore as his un-black friends go, "Was what Imus said really THAT big a deal?"...
at John Colins Lounge (9pm)
DJ and electronica artist Masonic has mixed his unique blend of downtempo hip-hop, trip-hop, French house, and funk at venues from San Francisco to Berlin to Rome. In the Bay Area he has been heard at a variety of spaces...
at Club Six (9pm)
In The Mix With Resident DJs Daddy Rolo, Polo Mo'Qz Plus Special Guest DJs DJ Shortkut, Mr.E. Music reggae, dancehall, soca, soul, reggaeton--what!
Friday, December 14, 2007
at Pier 39 (6pm onwards)
The Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District and the St. Francis Yacht Club will join forces this year to present the largest holiday lighted boat parade in many years. More than 100 boats with lights & holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront Friday night.
at Mission 17 (6pm - 9pm)
We valorize autonomy. But what about the debts we owe to others - are they sources of strength or debilitating? Do they arouse appreciation or shame? What do they reveal about our needs and limitations? What do they say about dependency, guilt, inheritance, and history? For its fourth annual juried exhibition, Mission 17 invited submissions of works that, in one way or another, consider the nature of debt.
at CounterPULSE (8pm - 10pm)
This only-in-San-Francisco festival mixes circus, drag and burlesque in a delightful and explosive combination of high art, popular entertainment, and groundbreaking performance. Returning after a sold-out run last year, this daring, spectacular, and oh-so-queer festival is THE event of the holiday season.
at Exit Cafe (8:30pm)
A grim Bodyguard romps with a vivacious Groupie...A free-spirited Bride to be has a careless affair with a withdrawn Neighbor...A famous Actor finds unexpected love from a Woman with a mysterious past...A one act romantic comedic-dramatic character study told in 3 vignettes that take place in Paris, France on New Years Eve.
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)
Paul Crossman a.k.a General Midi has always managed to master a more 'level crunching, dub flavoured and bass fuelled musical ride' than his peers and it is this that has earned him his fast growing reputation as the source of a great night out.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
at Hall of Flowers (8pm)
We are happy to announce the Bazaar Bizarre San Francisco Winter Show which will take place at the County Fair Building, in Golden Gate Park! Bazaar Bizarre began in 2001 in the Boston-area as a hodge-podge of friends and acquaintances cobbling together their handcrafted DIY wares to sell and staging an offbeat entertainment extravaganza.
at Palace of Fine Arts (8pm)
UNESCO declared 2007 the "Year of Rumi" honoring the world-famous 13th century Sufi poet Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi. Master musicians from Turkey and the Whirling Dervish Ensemble, led by Jelaleddin Loras, celebrate Rumi's mystical union with the whirling prayer dance of the Mevlevi Sufi Order. With flowing white garments and classical Sufi music, this Sema ceremony has stirred the hearts of humanity with sacred beauty for over 700 years.
at Intersection for the Arts (8pm)
This brand new piece from the Co-Editor/Founder of The Believer is based on the novel of which The New York Times says, "maybe there aren't any other books that walk this very fine line between high-camp comedy and the lyrical seriousness."
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30pm)
Featuring Blaine Capatch, Sheng Wang, The Poubelle Twins and music by T.I.T.S.! Game-gotting Los Angeles-based comic Blaine Capatch hosted Season 2 of the MTV show "Beat the Geeks", is the emcee for the LA Mexican wrestling...
at Mighty (10pm)
Techno's most famous brothers from Stuttgart have risen to superstar status after nearly a decade of original productions and hit remixes for everyone from Fischerspooner, MIA to the Rapture. Tiefschwarz enliven their infectiously sexy blend of electro, house and techno with the kind of pulverizing bass lines and explosive synth melodies that create havoc on the dancefloor.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
at 12 Galaxies (7pm)
If you have ever attended a pub trivia night you know there is one question of two questions asked you can never answer...The solution is simple, we don't care if you have the right answer, only the funniest answer will do! Part comedy writing, part open mic comedy, and all gameshow, and if show isn't funny we can always blame it on the writer's strike.
at Dance Mission Theatre (see listing for times)
Sweet Can Productions returns to Dance Mission Theater for a special Holiday run of Habitat, a multi-disciplinary show, which integrates circus, live music, dance, and theatre to amaze, delight and inspire. In an intimate setting, the characters use trapeze, aerial silks, slack rope, juggling and acrobatics to reveal themselves and their relationships with raw honesty and humor.
at New Conservatory Theatre (see listing for times)
Chock full of holiday irreverence and politically incorrect first amendment rabble-rousers, this cabaret evening is designed to offend minorities and majorities of every persuasion.
Monday, December 17, 2007
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)
Strap yourself in for the holiday season, people. It's all about family this month. You can't choose 'em. The Porch Light Series works from a universal truth: open mikes are bad choices for first dates. A night of wobbly voices, untuned acoustic guitars, unfunny stand-up comedy, and unending fiction pieces could end even the strongest of relationships, let alone a fledgling one.
at Roda Theatre, Berkeley (8pm)
The SF Chronicle sums up Monday Night PlayGround best: "It's not just the playwrights who get a rush from the breakneck pace of PlayGround." Six of the best short plays, written in just four days and submitted by PlayGround's Writers Pool, are performed on stage with the talents of by the Bay Area's best actors and directors. Pre-show discussions each month provide additional insight into the writers' process, the state of Bay Area theatre, and other aspects emerging out of the monthly topics.
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