This Week’s Events | San Francisco + New York
Rad Upcoming SF Events
CONVERGE | WINTER FOOD AND DANCE CELEBRATION
THU. 12/17 | 5:00PM @ YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
All evening long, you’re invited to gather around a communal table featuring bites, beverages, and entertainment by some of the Bay Areas most acclaimed creative makers, including: James Beard winning writer Laura Werlin; executive chef of RN74, Michael Mina.
FRI. 12/18 – 12/24 | 4:00PM @ SF SYMPHONY
Your favorite Peanuts pals—Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and their friends—return to Davies Symphony Hall for an unforgettable live-action performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
ADMISSION: TICKETS START AT $15
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GOAPELE IN-STORE MEET & GREET
SAT. 12/19 | 5:00PM – 9:00PM @ OAKLANDISH
Having collaborated with Bay Area legends along the lines of E-40, Zion-I, The Hieroglyphics Crew and with world-renown artists Dwele and Yaasin Bey (aka Mos Def) it’s easy to see why the Oaklandish crew is excited about this upcoming event! Oaklandish is proud to announce a holiday meet & greet with none other than Oakland icon Goapele!
DIRTYBIRD HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP
SUN. 12/20 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM @ MADRONE ART BAR
DIRTYBIRD takes over San Francisco Madrone Art Bar with a Holiday Pop Up Clothing Shop, bringing you exclusive merchandise from the Dirtybird store! Come spend the day with the birds and celebrate with some Holiday Cheer, festive drinks and good music.
FIRST ANNUAL CHILDREN HOLIDAY FETE DINNER AND TOY GIVEAWAY
SUN. 12/20 | 2:00PM @ NEW KARIBBEAN CITY
Three blocks from the 12th street Oakland BART station. This is an event dedicated to giving back to the community. Complimentary dinner and toy giveaway w/ reservation. Games for kids, Santa Claus, Carribean Christmas Music.
ADMISSION: FREE, ABSOLUTE RSVP
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
TUE. 12/22 | 2:00PM @ THE CASTRO THEATRE
A Christmas perennial, Frank Capra’s classic stars Jimmy Stewart as a family man at the end of his rope who is shown by a friendly angel what life would be like without him. Sentimental in the best sense, with a deep strain of melancholy coursing through it, Stewart gives one of his finest performances.
MATT JAFFE & THE DISTRACTIONS
WED. 12/23 | 7:00PM @ SWEETWATER MUSIC HALL
Matt Jaffe & The Distractions is a rock ‘n’ roll band based out of San Francisco; founded by the legendary Talking Heads keyboardist, Jerry Harrison.
Rad Upcoming NY Events
ALL MY FRIENDS HOLIDAY PARTY
THU. 12/17 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM @ ELVIS GUESTHOUSE
Come celebrate the holidays with the ALL MY FRIENDS Holiday Happy Hour. Dominique Keegan, Greg Vegas, and Resident ALL MY FRIENDS DJs.
ADMISSION: FREE ENTRY W/ RSVP, 21+
HO HO BINGO! A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY BENEFIT W/ LINDA SIMPSON
FRI. 12/18 | 7:30PM @ THE GALLERY AT LE POISSON ROUGE
Join drag-queen hostess Linda Simpson for this action-packed and kooky spin on everyones favorite game of chance. Bingo cards are $2 each. Full Bar and Food Menu. And all in a festive ambiance.
PAPER GARDEN HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR AT CHELSEA MARKET
SAT. 12/19 | 1:00PM @ CHELSEA MARKET
Chelsea Market is celebrating the Holiday Season with a very special edition of Chelsea Nights at NYC’s Historic Chelsea Market. They’ve invited some of their favorite artists to sing a few Holiday Tunes! Loads of giveaways too!
ADMISSION: FREE W/ RSVP
SHWICK HOLIDAY MARKET
SUN. 12/20 | 11:00AM @ HOUSE OF YES
40+ Creative Makers Selling the Things They Made. Live Music, Good Food, Great Vibes.
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – A READING WITH MUSIC
SUN. 12/20 | 4:00PM – 5:00PM @ THE CHURCH OF THE INTERCESSION
A Reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement C. Moore. Performed by William Rhoden, an award-winning sports columnist for the New York Times. Renowned bassist and composer Ron Carter will accompany the reading.
MAKE MUSIC WINTER FEST
MON. 12/21 | 3:00PM @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN NYC
Make Music Winter, now in its fifth year, is an outdoor musical event that turns audiences into music makers. Inspired by Phil Kline’s annual boombox parade Unsilent Night, Make Music Winter transforms New York’s cityscape with a dozen participatory musical parades on the winter solstice.
DRUNK AS FUCK CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG
TUE. 12/22 | 11:00PM @ UCB THEATRE
This show might start at 11pm, but you’re fucking drunk so you’ll have no idea when it really started, so come sing some Christmas songs with your favorite piece of shit Christmas lovers.
MERRY HANUKKAH WITH JUDY GOLD
WED. 12/23 | 7:30PM @ CAROLINE’S ON BROADWAY
Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold is best known as the star of the critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.
DYKER HEIGHTS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOUR
THU. 12/24 | 5:00PM – 9:00PM @ DYKER HEIGHTS
Chances are you have never been to Dyker Heights. You don’t own a car, then you better Uber over to BK and tip your driver well in exchange for the holiday spirit. But, with five-blocks of dense lighting displays by homes that have been doing it for years!
BOLLYWOOD DISCO XMAS EDITION W/ DJ REKHA
FRI. 12/25 | 10:00PM @ LE POISSON ROUGE
DJ Rekha is a British born, New York City based DJ. The “Ambassador of Bhangra,” Rekha is among the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra and Bollywood sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music.
ADMISSION: ADVANCE $12 DAY OF SHOW: $15
Check out even MORE kick-ass events on our NYC calendar here!