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Tue Dec 23 - Mon Dec 29, 2008
New Years Eve Guide
A tale of two Christmases. Stocking stuffers, fairy lights and mistletoe, or delayed flights, massive mall crowds and dysfunction families - oh my! Many folks' favorite (or most dreaded) holiday is fast upon us. Which means that the city has emptied-out and those of us still here can run through the quiet streets rejoicing! Start with this year's amazing production of The Nutcracker at the SF Ballet. And then do Christmas up right with a bit of Chinese food and a hefty helping of laughs at Kung Pao Kosher Comedy at New Asia Restaurant. Another great option for continuing the holiday joy is the hilarious The Santaland Diaries at the Off Market Theatre. On Friday, work off your aunt's disgusting 10,000 calorie fruitcake at Christmahanukwanzakah at 111 Minna Gallery featuring Hot Tub. You could also catch the last show (at least for the foreseeable future) of Two Gallants at The Fillmore. And while others are suffering through horrible airport delays and blistery weather, you can be rockin' out to disco acid house at the Paradise Lounge. Whatever the case, don't forget to check out this week's Best Of issue; where our editors and top writers dish on the best of 2008. All in all, it's going to be a *very* good Christmas. And from all of us here at SF Station -- we wish you the very happiest of holidays!

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in Mighty
at Vessel
Tricycle Records Holiday Party
at Cafe du Nord
Shoe Biz
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
at 222 Club (8pm)

Blipswitch returns to 222 club this December! We are continuing our monthly 222uesday event at this great venue. Don't miss this month with artists: Barclay (Spektikal) Mossmoss - (Nightlight, Racecar Productions)...
at SF Ballet (2pm & 7pm)

Be there as the San Francisco Ballet -- the oldest ballet company in the nation -- brings to life this holiday tradition, complete with all the magic, from the Nutcracker Prince to the Sugar Plum Fairy. ... During its run, Nutcracker will stage six family performances, where the first 500 children to arrive will receive a special gift.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
at Skylark Bar (9pm)

This Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 Mixtape Wednesday : Christmas Eve Edition. Featuring Very Special Guests: DJ D Sharp & Host Kev Choice of "The Kev Choice Ensemble".
at YBCA (2pm)

The Bay Area tradition returns this winter for a season of holiday fun and frolic set to both classic and contemporary musical selection reflecting the spirit of the season. Featuring an elegant Classical Act and joyful Cool Act, The Christmas Ballet is a magical treat for audiences of all ages.
Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25, 2008
at New Asia Restaurant (5pm & 8:30pm)

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, Lisa Geduldig, has become an institution in San Francisco...
at Off Market Theatre (8pm & 10pm)

Now on its seventh year, John Michael Beck, up from L.A. and David Sinaiko, are back again, bringing life to David Sedaris' signature character, Crumpet the Elf...much to the delight of Bay Area audiences. Come see the show that critics and audiences love and keep coming back for more.
at Elbo Room (9pm)

"Harness yourself for the most hair raising, spine-tingling roller coaster ride of bizarre, eclectic, shocking, spooky, wacky and hauntingly beautiful music heard anywhere on the radio today. No top 40's here, well not of this decade anyway..."
at The Endup (10pm)

The holidays are a time for sharing, and on Christmas night, The Endup will continue that tradition by giving everyone a special 6-hour medley of house, techno, tech-house and miminal music. So, bring the family and friends to one the best clubs in San Francisco.
Shoe Biz
Friday, December 26, 2008
at Shoe Biz II - Dinostore (4pm)

Quannum projects has teamed up with shoe biz shoe store in SF and Reebok to create four sneakers inspired by Blackalicious, Latyrx(Lateef& Lyrics Born) and DJ Shadow! Quannum Artists (Blackalicious/Lateef/Lyrics Born/DJ Shadow) appearing live at the in-store release event!
at The Fillmore (9pm)

"Ever since 2002 when Adam Stephens (guitar/vocals/harmonica) and Tyson Vogel (drums/vocals) began making noise at house parties and on street corners they've slowly been carving out their own creative space. In a world where bigger is often considered better and quality is sacrificed with ease, Two Gallants have risen against the tide with their cathartic, stripped-down sound..."
at 111 Minna Gallery (9pm)

Hot Tub performing live. With two rooms of body rockin' HipHop-Reggae-funk-dancehall-party classics with Miss Watkins, Daneekah, Green B, Twisted Scissor, Pony P.
at The Independent (9pm)

DJ Qbert says "I'm Philipino, Negrito, Spanish, Chinese and Turkish. I'm into balancing my life spiritually, physically, and mentally. I learn many things through being a skratch DJ and it's lifestyle."
at Ruby Skye (9pm)

Come get energized the day after Christmas, Friday December 26th at Ruby Skye. Frenchy le Freak is pleased to announce his final huge event before the New Year. Join him for his "Best of 2008" CD Release party with performances from Frenchy le Freak, Pheeko Dubfunk and Martin Aquino.
at 330 Ritch Street (10pm)

It's the 4th Friday and we're back! Now we're back at Ritch and this month we've got special guest DJ Fashen from AZ! Fashen got his start years ago on the radio in AZ, eventually taking over the local club scene. In 2007 he won Rockstar's Next on the Decks contest, and toured all over the country with Steve Aoki. Now signed to Deckstar, he's grinding harder than ever and is on the road hundreds of days out of the year.
at Paradise Lounge (10pm)

Featuring Baron Von Luxxury, Michelle Musial, Sleazemore, Omar, Eroll and Kimi and more.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
at Double Punch (6pm - 10pm)

Exploring morbid romance and inspired by Italian Horror Master, Dario Argento- UK based French, and Barcelona Artist Diva, collaborates and haunts us into feverish delirium.
at Paradise Lounge (9pm - 4am)

Juan Maclean is making his way to the BAY and joining him is a bunch of fun and excellent DJs such as resident Pickpocket, C.L.A.W.S, and more special folk. Tons of free donuts and free friends.
at 111 Minna Gallery (9pm - 2am)

More like an over-the-top house party than a generic club night, Barracuda features giant projections of 80s music videos, a laser light show, hot pink cupcakes, 80s prom balloon madness and cutting-edge 80s-inspired fashion!
at The Independent (9pm)

Following the break-up of his seminal 1980's band, Camper Van Beethoven, David Lowery, looking to the future, formed Cracker with Johnny Hickman. Cracker was, and continues to be, an ideal showcase for Lowery's invariably satiric, oft-times, acerbic take on present day Americana.
at The Fillmore (9pm)
Emerging from the creatively fertile soils of Northern California, The Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel fused together make Blackalicious, a two man combo whose relationship, that of the MC and DJ/Producer, reflects the core of the artform we have come to know as Hip Hop.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
at Red Hill Books (3pm)

Homey hayseeds hailing from the Heights of Bernal, the Knuckle Knockers stoke the raging fires of the vintage American music tradition. Blazing fiddles, mandolin, guitar, and 5 string banjo set the bookstore in front porch toe tappin mode.
at Otis Lounge (5pm - 2am)

Werd SF brings you Sunday's at Otis with weekly residents: Nick Williams, Brandon Wade & Gomez...
Yum Diary
Monday, December 29, 2008
at The Marsh (1pm)

Along with magician Kim Silverman and juggler Stefan Fisher, Hirata has crafted a show that brings wonder directly to the audience on the intimate space Marsh stage. The magicians mingle with the crowd before the show, bringing the magic up close.
at Punch Line Comedy Club (8pm)

Bobby Slayton has earned the nickname the Pit Bull of Comedy thanks to his fearless brand of un-P.C. humor. Named one of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All-Time by Comedy Central.
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