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Wed Dec 26 - Mon Dec 31, 2007
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With the Christmas bump behind us, we all have New Year's Eve to look forward to. For some, this evening translates into partying all night with friends while for others it means looking back at 2007 and starting off the New Year with renewed goals. Tonight ease into NYE with the Count Basie Orchestra at Yoshi's or wait till Friday night's Absinthe Repeal Party at Whisper to get acquainted with the green fairy. It's always best to start off the New Year with some laughs, and funnyman Patton Oswalt will have you falling off your seats at Cobb's Comedy Club. And if you want to party like it's 1999 (or 1986) then New Wave Eve at Annie's Social Club is the place for you. Of course, time is all relative and our entire existences could be naught but a dream – join the folks at Anon Salon to capture this feeling at Sea of Dreams at the Concourse Exhibition Center. If none of these appeals, then literally ring in 2008 at the annual Japanese New Year Bell Ringing Ceremony at the Asian Art Museum.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (8pm-2am)
Sebastien + Harry Denton invite you to our San Francisco's hottest Wednesday night tradition. Come feast yourself with libations + eye candy go go dancers, and dance the night away with old and new friends with sweeping, beautiful penthouse views. Celebrating the last Wednesday of 2007.
at Yoshi's San Franciso (8 & 10pm)
The Count Basie Orchestra is a "big band" phenomenon that has become a tradition. Their unique sound, combining blues and swing with an intensity and rhythm all their own, is and always has been immediately recognizable. Lead by Bill Hughes the orchestra creates both nostalgic joy and rocking sound for their audiences, with traditional charts, some newer ones and state-of-the-art solos by every musician in the 17-piece ensemble.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
at Pres a Vi (8 - 11:30pm)
Each week Pres A Vi will be featuring some of the Bay Area's most tallented Jazz musicians. Stop by Pres A Vi between 8-11:30 on Thursdays to enjoy a glass of wine, an amazing selection of some of the cities best appetizers and a mellow social friendly vibe.
at The Independent (9pm, also on Friday)
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. Anchored by Hickman's pan-rock stylings they glide seamlessly between rock, alternative and country musical styles...
at Whisper (9pm - 4am)
Dawn your most surreal costume and come celebrate the recent repeal of absinthe with some of San Francisco's most licentious absinthe drinkers! Electro-Van-Gogh Cryptonica with victrola crankers: TIPSY (DJ set), SMOOVE, DONNA MATRIX, DELACHAUX, MIZ MARGO and did we mention the absinthe?
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Friday, December 28, 2007
at Anu (10pm - 2am)
Fanon Flowers live plus Filter resident Djs Saya, Kontakt + Solekandi. With a history of solid techno productions dating back to 1992 and a 2000 DEMF performance to his credit, Detroit native Fanon Flowers combines the funky, syncopated rhythms of techno with the soul of house music.
at Cafe Du Nord (9pm, through Monday, December 31st)
Come on out on New Years Eve and head over to Cafe Du Nord where the best music is to be heard by The Radiators. The Radiators blend some Creole Spice with a little bit of bayou funk and then add some of that mean river blues to create what is known as Fish Head Music. Like a fine jambalaya, you just never know exactly what the Radiators will cook up.
at Mighty (10pm)
FK5 flawlessly fuse live instrumentation with modern electronics to create their signature funk-driven sound. Their highly sought-after production style has been called upon to remix incredible artists, including: the legendary Tito Puente, Louis Armstrong, Tower of Power, A Skillz and Krafty Kuts, Dynamo Productions, and Mo'Horizons to name a few.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)
There are very few times when the stars align to create something magical, mystical, and charged with unparalleled energy. Since forming in the fall of 2000, Particle has enjoyed a transcendental rise on the national music scene. The instrumental quartet's trademark ‘funktronic' sounds combine elements of electronica, funk, and good ol' rock and roll.
at Stussy SF (7 - 10pm)
Stussy SF presents an all new body of work by San Francisco artists Kelly Tunstall & Ferris Plock. In this exhibit, the multiple meanings of the symbols and characters found on common playing cards are explored. In keeping with the style of the western traditional suits (aces, diamonds, hearts, and jacks) the work is highly stylized and highly contrasting in color.
at Oracle Arena & McAfee Coliseum (7:30pm)
With Bow Wow, Sean Kingston, Soulja Boy, Shop Boyz and Lil Mama. Pop-oriented R&B vocalist Chris Brown debuted with the Scott Storch-produced "Run It!" and became the first male solo artist to release a single that went straight to the top of the Billboard singles chart.
at Mighty (10pm - 4am)
Once again Open & In Deep get together for the years Closing Party. Our way of providing a low stress, low cost joint to get all our friends together before people scatter on NYE. We ask dj's to play their best of the year to close it out with memories of our best moments on the dancefloor in 2007.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
at Hemlock Tavern (8pm)
Ali Wong presents the OneGirlTwoCups Show! Stand-up comedy super star, will headline one show only at the Hemlock Tavern. Hosted by Kevin Camia.
at Cobb's Comedy Club (8 & 10:15pm, through Monday, December 31st)
With Arj Barker from HBO's "Flight of the Conchords" and "Tony Camin from "The Marijuana-Logues". Ring in the New Year at Cobb's Comedy Club with Patton Oswalt, co-star of the hit sitcom "King of Queens" and star of the recent film Ratatouille!
SF Station NYE Guide 2007
New Year's Eve - Monday, December 31, 2007
at San Francisco Gift Center (9pm - 3am)
For many of us, it's a given that New Year's Eve is filled with decadence and debauchery. It would be great, though, too, if it actually benefited somebody besides ourselves. Enter Eclectic Fever, a mammoth party that also raises money for an orphanage school in Uganda, East Africa . It's a heavy cause, indeed, but the event is no less extravagant for it.
at Annie's Social Club (8pm - 2am)
In the Big Room: New Wave Eve -- Dancing to the best of New Wave all night with your hosts and DJ's: Skip & Shindog. Visuals by: Altered Images. Special Guest DJ: Donimo (Lucky Pierre, Heat). IN THE BACK ROOM: Backroom Karaoke.
at Mission Rock Café (8pm - 8am)
2nd Sunday & Remedy cordially invite you to a very special evening of spirit, music, and dance featuring a New Year's Eve extravaganza not to be missed with Three (3) fully tented indoor/outdoor arenas overlooking the beautiful San Francisco Bay. In the main room, House Music superstars Kaskade & Mark Farina, along with M3, Dimitris Mykonos, Trevor Simpson, Rouzbeh, and Brian Salazar take to the decks with deep, funky, soulful house.
at Bentley Reserve (9pm - 2am)
From the Leader of San Francisco's Fashion-Forward Culture Movement, comes Donovan's most extravagant upscale masterpiece. Please join Donovan and his fashion-forward community at the ritziest, most historical landmark venue in San Francisco: The Bentley Reserve (Formerly the "Old Federal Reserve Building") for "The New Year's event in a class all its own". This year's event boasts: DJ Donovan, Chris Clouse, Dave Kim, and a special Midnight Dance Performance by The Desired Temptations.
at Asian Art Museum (11am - 2pm)
Say goodbye to 2007 with family and friends...by taking a swing at a giant temple bell! Before you embark on your New Year's Eve plans, bring your loved ones to the Asian Art Museum and literally "ring in" the New Year, Japanese-style. Everyone is invited to participate in the auspicious Japanese tradition of striking a temple bell. This popular event offers the community a memorable opportunity to reflect peacefully upon the passing year.
at Concourse Exhibition Center (8pm - 4am)
After hugely successful shows the past two years at the Concourse, and for the five years prior to that at the SF Regency Center, this evening has been a spiritual art spectacle / magical musical remix. Anon Salon joins forces this time with special guests: Opel Productions, Bohemian Carnival, Peak Experience Productions, Paradox-Media, Party/Science, Harmony Festival, Artfest, & Playa Arts; taking it to the limit to create an evening that will be impossible to forget.
at Icon Ultra Lounge (8pm - 3am)
Start the New Year off the right way. Open bar from 8-10 with complimentary appetizers. Featuring DJ Ajaxx, Jerry Ross and J-feeva. Hosted by Benito and Jerry Ross.
at Fat City (8pm - 4am)
Get ready for one hell of a party this NYE as blasthaus takes it to the next level featuring headlining the voice of electro, queen of techno and all-around inspiring DJ, Miss Kittin (Nobody's Bizzness - Paris/Berlin) playing an extended DJ set with vocals on certain tracks. You've all heard her inimitable voice and groovy, get down and shake it beats, and in-your-face production. Also featuring visuals like on 2 giant screens, 4 jumbo plasmas, a gold balloon drop, champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres and more.
at Temple Nightclub (doors at 9pm)
"Metro-Tech" is a New Year's eve trip through the sounds of the global urban underground with ghetto tech, electro, breaks from Diplo, Nick Catchdubs, Mike B, Motion Potion, Durben, Jaswho?. Plus electro, house, techno from Pharrell, Miss Toats, Richie Panic, Eric Sharp, Paul Hemming. Also with DJ Rekha, Janaka Selecta, 2Cents, Tone, and Destro serving up tasty dirty world breaks, diwali, and drum & bass.
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