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Unless you're hunkering down and hiding out until after the New Year, holiday-themed parties are almost inescapable. Popscene hosts its Holiday Ball with local producer Dan the Automater while The Cellar breaks in its newly renovated space with Twas 2 Nights Before Christmas. Roe hosts A Very Naughty Christmas Eve for everyone who's not doing last minute shopping and Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris celebrates its tenth year. Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, another local holiday tradition, is back for its 19th year and It's a Jewish Christmas, San Francisco brings a Hanukkah bush, Woody Allen films and other delights to the Makeout Room.

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Jay-Z and Kanye West
at HP Pavilion

at Mezzanine
Dinosaur Jr.
at The Fillmore

Groove Merchant 20 Years
at SOM Bar
Winter SOLZtice
at Gallery 4n5

Renegade Craft Fair
at Concourse Exhibition Center
New Years
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
at The Independent (9pm)

Huntsville, Alabama's G-Side are ushering in a new era of Southern rap. Two of the hardest-grinding MCs in the business, ST 2 Lettaz and Yung Clova witnessed immense struggle firsthand and have worked ceaselessly to carve out a bright future for both themselves...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Caspa grew up in West London, and was brought up on a diet of jungle & hiphop. At the time he wasn't old enough to go to the jungle raves so had to be content with his tape packs of Brockie and Det...
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
at Varnish Fine Art (11am - 8pm)

Come by the gallery on Wednesday December 21st for our BIG sale of art books, prints, and ephemera. We're staying open late--until 8pm--and there will be freaktastic discounts to celebrate our first holiday season at the new digs...
at Vessel (10pm)

Dim Mak, one of LA's hottest imprints run by the ubiquitous Steve Aoki, has now expanded to the streets of San Francisco to bring you the best and brightest Electronic & Indie performers on Wednesday nights at Vessel! This event is sure to perk up your ears and make your tails spin!
New Years
Thursday, December 22, 2011
at 1015 (9pm)

Featuring Doc Martin (Sublevel - LA), Ben Annand (Tropical - LA), Adnan Sharif (Forward/D-Edge - LA)
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm)

Producer Dan The Automator is known internationally as one of the most groundbreaking and inventive creators of hip-hop music. He first achieved critical and commercial success in 1996 with the esoteric Dr. Octagon album, and followed suit with a slew of landmark recordings and remixes that established him...
SFO Deal
Friday, December 23, 2011
at Oddball Film + Video (8pm)

Oddball Films and Lynn Cursaro present Georges Méliès and Other Movie Magic: A Festive Grab Bag. On the occasion of Martin Scorsese's Hugo, we take a look at the timeless trickery of Georges Méliès with 3 fanciful shorts, The Witch's Revenge, The Inn Where No Man Sleeps (both from 1903) and Baron Munchausen's Dream (1911).
at The Fillmore (9pm)

To pioneer your own sub genre of electronic music in the music industry today is no simple task, it is essentially equivalent to Chuck Berry inventing Rock music in 1955 or Massive Attack effectively originating Trip Hop in 1983...
at Brick & Mortar Music Hall (9pm)

As 2011 winds down, Jazz Mafia celebrates 11 Years of collaborative music making. From the very first experiments with Realistic and Shotgun Wedding Quintet back at Black Cat in the early 2000s, the thing that's always made Jazz Mafia so special is the element of collaboration. It's harder to put a bunch of musicians...
at The Cellar (10pm)

Socialite Promotions, 92.7 Rev FM & Cellar Nightclub is proud to bring you...Twas 2 Nights Before Christmas! Friday, December 23rd at the newly remodeled Cellar Nightclub in the heart of San Francisco!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
at Roe - Boutique Lounge & Nightclub (10pm)

Unless you're an extremely last minute shopper it's more than likely you have Friday night free. There's no better way to prepare for a day of opening presents and spending time with the family than having a few festive cocktails. Feel free to dress in theme and be as naughty or nice as you want to be...
at Castro Theatre (10pm)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus presents the heartwarming highlight of the year for those who are home for the holidays. Be prepared to laugh, jingle your sleigh bells and feel those goose bumps! Moments hilarious and all the trimmings make this SF tradition a must see!
at Eureka Theatre (8pm)

Combined Artform is celebrating ten years with ten performances of Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris and adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello. David Sinaiko puts on his elf hat and boots to return to the Eureka Theatre as everyone's favorite elf, Crumpet.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
at Meet at Dolores Park (6:30pm)

Join us on this festive trek and gain a new appreciation for some of the city's most spectacular light displays. We'll stroll along San Francisco stairways, side streets, and scenic vistas, admiring the local holiday handiwork while doing experiments with color mixing and animation...
at New Asia Restaurant (see listing for times)

Celebrate Christmas the Jewish Way - with Jewish comedy in a Chinese restaurant. Kung Pao Kosher Comedy continues to provide an answer to the age-old question, "What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?" What started as a joke by Jewish stand-up comic...
at Make-Out Room (5pm - 11:3pm)

Heeb or not, you are cordially invited to spend Christmas in the company of the "chosen" people...chosen to be alienated and bored stiff when everything is closed on Christmas, that is!
New Years
Monday, December 26, 2011
at Walt Disney Family Museum (10am - 6pm)

A special collection of personal holiday cards created by 18 Disney Studio animators, comic strip artists, story men, a "Mooseketeer" and even the creator of the voice of Donald Duck...
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