BY EVENTSEEKER STAFF
The holidays are almost here, and eventseeker’s “25 Days of Events” is drawing near. We know you have presents to package and ice rinks to dominate – so we’ve compiled a December event calendar that goes from Oakland to the Haight. If you like music, comedy, and being around jolly people, then we have the month-long tools to keep you cheerful.
1 // Ray Charles Project Christmas Show | Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Restaurant, 7pm
Santana’s Grammy-winning vocalist, Tony Lindsay, and his elite band will cover legendary Charles’ hits, capturing the essence.
2 // Iconic Hair Movie Night – Edward Scissorhands| Morphic Salon, 7pm
Morphic hosts free movie nights at their studio every first Monday of the month, celebrating iconic hairstyles in film. Watch Johnny Depp and Wynona Rider in the classic, Edward Scissorhands.
3 // Funkytown: Tuesday Night Roller Disco Party | Cell Space, 7pm-10pm
Roll with the homies in the Mission District. Skate rentals are $5 if needed, and BYOB!
4 // The Gundersen Family Holiday Special feat. Le Wrens | Cafe du Nord, 8pm
The family band from Seattle bring their soothing melodies to an intimate venue in the Bay.
5 // Exploratorium After Dark | Exploratorium 6-10pm
Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.
6 // Not So Silent Night | Oracle Arena 5:30pm-1:30am
The Bay Area’s best holiday music fest opens up night one with Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, and more.
7 // Not So Silent Night | Oracle Arena, 5:30pm-1:30am
Night Two of Live 105’s Holiday bash hosts Arcade Fire and Phoenix to name a few.
8 // December Block Party & Street Fair | Irving and 9th Ave, 11am-6pm
A cross between a block party, a festival and a street fair. Get to Irving and enjoy a medley of free activities.
9 // Basia Bulat | The Chapel, 9pm
This Canadian singer/songwriter brings a mellow and uplifting gig to the breathtaking music venue, The Chapel.
10 // Noise Pop’s “Musical Pursuit” Trivia Night | 1772 Market
Challenge yourself and test your musical knowledge with our good friends at Noise Pop.
11 // Jagwar Ma | The Independent
The Australian Rock Trio of Sydney hits the iconic venue on Divisadero.
12 // Conspiracy of Venus | City Lights Books
An all women’s a cappella vocal ensemble brings a range of vibrant music to North Beach.
13 // Bone Thugs N Harmony | Mezzanine
The 90’s award-winning hip-hop group makes a Ruthless comeback.
14 // The Elf Party 2013 | Grand Ballroom at The Regency , 8:30pm
Time to get dolled up in your best holiday costume. Proceeds go to charity, so get ready to get guilt-free egg nogged.
15 // The Dark Wave Rises (Goth Dance Party) | The Showdown, 10pm-2am
Goth + Awesome = Gotham. Sway/dance/mope to DJ Xtine Noir and DJ From Full House at this Sunday shindig.
16 // Midlake | Bottom of the Hill 7:30pm
The Texan folk-adelica band, Midlake, makes a five-pence appearance at one of San Francisco’s most intimate venues.
17 // Tommy Igoe Big Band | Yoshi’s, 8pm
An Editor’s Pick from San Francisco Magazine, this band features mindblowing songs from Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, Spain and more.
18 // Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall | Great American Music Hall, 8pm
Let loose with some pop-folk psychedlic. Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall are tried and true performers, ready to throw down an epic event.
19 // Black Christmas With Afrofunk Experience And The Broun Fellinis! | Cafe Du Nord, 8pm
An ambrosial mix of musical interpretations influenced by the African diaspora, Cafe Du Nord celebrates with SF Weekly’s “Best International Act.”
20 // The Christmas Jug Band – Family Night | Sweetwater Music Hall, 7pm
“The kings of 100% acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday highjinks” host a family-friendly night in Mill Valley.
21 // The Growlers | The Independent 8pm
Hailing from Dana Point, The Growlers are bringing with them an eclectic mix of country, surf, pop, and rock.
22 // Christmas With The Celts | Yoshi’s Jazz Club
Get your shamrock on with a night of Irish-American holiday-themed jigs. Excellent musicians and some Irish wit will carry you effortlessly through a night at Yoshi’s.
23 // A Christmas Carol | American Conservatory Theater, 2pm & 7pm shows
Check your humbug at the door and experience the theatrical production of A Christmas Carol.
24 // Christmas Eve in the Castro | Castro Theater, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus hosts their first holiday show with guest artists, Opera soprano star Marina Harris and vocalist Matt Alber.
25 // HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!