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Tue Dec 16 - Mon Dec 22, 2008
New Years Eve Guide
We all know the various tried and true traditions of the holidays. But what about the untraditional ones? This year create your own traditions - however unconventional they may be - that encompass the holiday spirit. Beat to the drum of a different drummer boy! Here are some picks for inspiration. Thursday night get creative at the Creative Commons' Birthday Party at 111 Minna Gallery. Be forewarned - these dudes know how to party. Then take part in a special benefit for nextaid at the OM Winterball at Mighty featuring some of the city's hottest DJs. And no one throws it down like the Muppets; seriously, these guys are monsters. Check out the holiday cult favorite, Sonic Muppets, at YBCA. Saturday night one of the most talked about events finally rolls into town - the Storytime Festival at Palace of Fine Arts. With a G-rated and an R-rated version, this dance and circus festival will have you riveted. For something more interactive and decidedly...cheaper, there's Phil Kline's Unsilent Night at Dolores Park. On Sunday go back to basics at the Winter Solstice Celebration at Muir Woods National Park, or celebrate your inner jew at the Hub Hanukkah Party at 111 Minna. And, of course, don't forget to keep track of all the latest news with SF Station's Tweeter feed!

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Film Week
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
at Supperclub (9pm)

Come celebrate the holidays with Latinos A Morir. Join us for dinner and a party at fancy Supperclub. For this special event, Supperclub is organizing a 3 course holiday dinner at 50% their regular price...Bring your best Holiday outfit!
at Hemlock Tavern (9:30pm)

The Mantles is a San Francisco based band with a Pop, Garage sound. Come check them out at the Hemlock Tavern, with opening guest Photobooth.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

What do you get when you combine the two Musical Directors of Parliment / Funkadelic for the last 40 years with heavy players such as Brain (Primus, Guns & Roses) and TM Stevens (Pretenders, James Brown)? This Funk is brand new and this Funk is heavy!
at Vessel (9pm)

Christmas comes early this year with Dim Mak champion Steve Aoki leading the pack. The man with the Midas touch, Aoki runs a trendy fashion line, manages major talents such as MSTRKRFT and Bloody Beetroots under his own Dim Mak Records while simultaneously achieving massive success remixing alongside Blake Miller of the Moving Units as Weird Science and making it happen with DJ AM...
Thursday, December 18, 2008
at 111 Minna Gallery (9pm)

A birthday party for Creative Commons for all of the friends, users, developers, and soon-to-be friends of Creative Commons. There will be drinks, music, videos and so much fun. Also, the event will be coordinated with other CC Birthday Parties in hopes of having a continuous birthday celebration...
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

"In between the mayhem of touring and insane flight schedules, TiŽsto still found the time to deliver a double CD compilation for the highly successful series also known as 'ISOS'. The live mix, made without electronic or computerized gadgets, is titled 'Asia' and for a reason..."
Film Week
Friday, December 19, 2008
at Underground SF (6pm - 10pm)

Killswitch is a weekly happy hour that happens every Friday at UndergroundSF, dedicated to featuring underground techno and house from Bay Area talent!
at YBCA (see listing for times)

The Muppets are back! We originally presented this program last year, and it was so popular we're bringing it back for the holidays. Music was always an integral part of The Muppet Show, and this program assembles a collection of some of the classic musical numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can...
at The Independent (8pm)

Nortec Collective scored two Latin Grammy nominations for 'Tijuana Sessions, Vol. 3' (2005), including "Best Alternative Music Album" and "Best Recording Package". Latin America's most important electronic act received glowing praise for the album from such prestigious outlets as Rolling Stone, LA Times, XLR8R, and the NY Times
at Cafe du Nord (9:30pm)

"A great storyteller with rhyme schemes that would impress Eminem, frontman Will Sheff comes on like Conor Oberst with a tighter grip on the reins. Singing with both the raw-throated urgency of Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and the melancholic intimacy of Will Oldham..."
at Elbo Room (10pm)

Head over to the Elbo Room to get your Cumbia-Dancehall-Electro-Rap on with Disco Shawn, Oro11 and special guest all the way from London, The Heatwave, also featuring Paul Devro. Tromenta Tropical will be celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary, so head on over with your dance shoes and be part of this celebration!
at Mighty (10pm)

Featuring...A special live performance by The Park (Nino Moshella, Alice Russell, Happy Mayfield), M3, J-Boogie, Lance De Sardi and more!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
at Weston Wear Corporate Office (see listing for times)

Stop by after work Friday or during the day Saturday! Tell your friends! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, at a fraction of the retail price! We've got hundreds of tops, skirts, dresses and jackets...all priced at wholesale or less! Weston Wear has been manufacturing quality apparel in the Mission District since 1980. All of our garments are cut, sewn, pressed and packed right here in San Francisco!
at Palace of Fine Arts (4pm, 8pm)
Grandiose circus show by fabulous Vau De Vire Society: acclaimed acrobats, aerial artists, clowns and live orchestra. Enchanting theater and dance performances from Scotland, Bolivia, India, Russia, and many other countries. A Magical marketplace filled with interactive circus acts, live music, artists, merchants, face painters, balloon makers, food and drinks...
at Dolores Park (7pm)

'Unsilent Night,' New York composer Phil Kline's free, all-volunteer outdoor boombox holiday concert, returns to the San Francisco Bay Area for its sixth annual performance. A beautiful, mobile piece of ambient public art, Unsilent Night can be compared to a holiday caroling party -- except that participants don't sing. Instead, each carries an ordinary boombox playing a separate cassette or CD that becomes part of the piece.
at Oracle Arena (7pm)

"In the '80s - when big hair and small ideas dominated heavy metal - Metallica's dense blend of brains and brawn gave the genre a much-needed charge. By 1991, fans had responded to Metallica's message in droves, buying 6 million copies of the group's fifth full-length album, Metallica, and elevating their previous LPs to platinum..."
at Paradise Lounge (9pm - 4am)

Donuts Birthday Bash! Featuring DJ Pickpocket, TLR, Horse Meat Disco, Beatbroker, Jeffrey Sfire (Ghostly International) and more!
at DNA Lounge (9pm)

Every month, Super Ego features fashion shows, live bands, and big name djs spinning the newest electronic dance music! Come early for the fashion. Rock out to the sexy bands. Stay for the dirty dancing.
at Underground Location (10pm - morning)

The first Sunset underground party in 6 years. Let's welcome the Winter season together by dancing. Come down and experience the PacificSound night vibe and shake it as we throw down quality undergound house music in sweet warehouse/loft location...
at The Endup (10pm - morning)

The Show is one of the Bay Area's best monthly underground events, providing you with those dirty, nasty, funky beats that keep you on the dance floor all night. For 14 hours of non stop music madness, you must come out to The Show! SENSE SF & Nicole Doherty present...The Show: Naughty or Nice? A holiday beat-battle between two burner crews, The Brass Tax & The Fringe!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
at Muir Woods National Park (3pm - 8pm)

This outdoor program is suitable for all ages and will begin at the Visitor Center...rain or shine. Activities and events include the making of solstice crowns, a stage performance of songs, stories, and puppetry, and walking the trails of Muir Woods lit by luminaria. The program is free. This evening can be dark and chilly; we ask visitors to bring a flashlight, dress warmly (layers/blankets), and bring a mug for warm drinks.
at 111 Minna Gallery (6pm)

One night, eight ways to celebrate. Featuring bands DeLeon (Sephardic Indie Rock), Sway Machinery (Cantoral Afro Beat), a menorah-lighting ceremony to champion the vital contributions of local social justice leaders, latkes from your favorite San Francisco restaurants...
at ATA (7pm)

Pirate Cat Radio Presents...A video variety show celebrating the deconstruction, and reappropriation, of Christmas...
Yum Diary
Monday, December 22, 2008
at ACT (7pm)

Scrooge is back, and he's meaner than ever in A.C.T.'s A Christmas Carol, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition. Featuring adorable Tiny Tim, those spooky Christmas ghosts, and a multigenerational cast of dozens, A Christmas Carol is a sparkling, music-infused celebration of goodwill that your family will never forget.
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