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Tick, tick, tick... That's the sound of Christmas approaching. Whether you embrace it with open arms or count the minutes until the holiday season is over, there's a buzz in the air that won't go away at least until Sunday morning. Find musical relief with Tricky, or make a night out if it with dinner and a concert with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks at Yoshi's. Go all in with the Interfaith Gospel Choir or tune out with laughter at Kung Pao Kosher Comedy. If you're feeling naughty, chase your Christmas cookies with a shot of Ho Ho Ho Bang and Death Guild: X-Mess Night. Speaking of mess, Gallagher returns with his Holiday Smash Bash, and don't be surprised if it gets a little dirty at the Hubba Hubba burlesque revue.

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EPR 129
at 525 Howard

Popscene: RAC
at 330 Ritch
Renegade Craft Fair
at Concourse Exhibition Center

at Laline
Mother Hips

Holiday Party
at Public Works
SF Giants
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
at New Valencia Hall (7pm)

Called one of the greatest films of all time, The Battleship Potemkin is a thrilling silent epic about the real-life mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their Tsarist regime officer...
at Hemlock Tavern (8pm)

Waterlaso from Los Angeles produce an almost unclassifiable brand of pop, somewhere between Talking Heads, Go-Betweens, Style Council and New Order...
at The Independent (9pm)

"The album's called Mixed Race because being mixed race is the single biggest influence on my music. You sat down at the table in my house and you saw every colour. It's made me much more open-minded than I could've been..."
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
at 222 Club (10pm)

Featuring Adnan, Nikita and Kim Kong. Tis' the season boys and girls! We are happy to have the opportunity to throw this very special event. This is a Toy Drive benefit for the kids over at GLIDE Memorial!
at Yoshi's San Francisco (8pm and 10pm)

Crazy For Christmas is classic Hot Licks, full of the same dry wit and musical brilliance that has defined Dan Hicks' music for the past four decades and established him as one of American music's true cult heroes...
Thursday, December 23, 2010
at Infusion Lounge (10pm - 2am)

The complete package: DJ Risk One of the "BumSquad DJz" is a top shelf performer with a turntablist background. From his success as a Crooklyn Clan remixer, to his Las Vegas residencies...
at The Rrazz Room (8pm)

This yearly Christmas tradition features acclaimed vocalist Kim Nalley performing all your favorite holiday songs accompanied by the swelling soulful Hammond B-3 Organ played by the incomparable Tammy Hall...
SF Giants
Friday, December 24, 2010
at Slim's (9:30pm)

The principal purpose of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Ensemble is to employ Black gospel music to express the power of spirit and bring a message of faith, hope, love and joy to the country and to the world, to exemplify through interfaith, multi-racial and multi-cultural...
Saturday, December 25, 2010
at New Asia Restaurant (6pm Dinner Show, 9:30pm Cocktail Show)

Come celebrate Christmas the Jewish Way - in a Chinese restaurant with Jewish comedy. Now celebrating its 18th year, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy continues to provide an answer to the age-old question, "What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?"...
at Deco Lounge (9pm)

It will be a holiday celebration along with fake snow, holiday-tinged & joyful disco tunes sprinkled about, and lots of festive fun to warm the cockles! If you're sick of behaving with the family, come misbehave with the BANG! Gang! It's Nice to be Naughty!
at DNA Lounge (9:30pm)

Death Guild is the oldest weekly goth/industrial dance night in the country, and the second oldest in the world! Every Monday, six DJs in two rooms play a mix of gothic, industrial, synthpop, noise, ambient, and weird stuff for those who love the darker side of things...
Sunday, December 26, 2010
at Yoshi's SF (7pm)

While the Sledge-O-Matic act works as an example of physical prop comedy, Gallagher frequently uses this portion of his act as a criticism of American consumer culture. The act itself (and even its name) is a parody of ads for the Ronco Veg-O-Matic...
Monday, December 27, 2010
at Uptown Club (9pm)

Live Burlesque Revue. Emcees Kingfish & Eddie, Revolva, Jinx the Minx, Bitter Waitress, Sugar Main, AJ Molecular, Ophelia Love, Comedienne Mary Van Note, The Stripping Granny and Zip the "what-is-it?"
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