This Week’s Events | San Francisco + New York
THU. 11/30 | 4:30PM @ PIER 28
A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to La Cocina. A night on the pier celebrating local crafters, artists, and designers. Enjoy 60+ independent vendors selling crafts, designs, and delectables for men, women, kids, homes, and pets. Enjoy food from participating food trucks, Tres Truck and Little Green Cyclo. Sweet treats by Civil Pops and Shades of Sugar Bakeshop.
PAXTON GATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY AND HOLIDAY PARTY
FRI. 12/1 | 7:00PM @ PAXTON GATE
Marvel at one of San Francisco’s most extraordinary storefronts and help us celebrate 25 years of inspiring creativity (and designing and building stellar gardens and spaces as RareField Design/Build). Special performances by the amazing Vau de Vire Society are sure to dazzle you with unbelievable feats of acrobatics. Plus snacks, drinks and much much more to come.
ADMISSION: FREEFANTASY OF LIGHTS
SAT. 12/2 | 3:00PM @ UNION STREET
Thousands of holiday lights set off the Victorians, transforming Union Street into a magical backdrop for Santa and a team of elves to celebrate along with jugglers, live ponies dressed as reindeer, face painters, balloon artists, costumed characters, singers and live entertainment.
ANDY RICKER, POK POK: THE DRINKING FOOD OF THAILAND
SUN. 12/3 | 5:00PM @ OMNIVORE BOOKS
A celebration of the thrill and spirit of Thai drinking food, Andy Ricker’s follow-up to Pok Pok brings the same level of authority, with a more laid-back approach. Thailand has its own roster of addictive snacks: spicy, salty, and sour, they are perfect accompaniments for a few drinks and the company of good friends.
CLOWNS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
MON. 12/4 | 7:30PM @ PIANOFIGHT
Coventry and Kaluza to the stage, two legendary Bay Area Clowns who will inspire us with their circus antics and tell us about their own holiday show, Mittens and Misteltoe: a Winter Circus Cabaret.
CHARIF SHANAHAN & SAM SAX: POETRY
TUE. 12/5 | 7:30PM @ GREEN APPLE BOOKS ON THE PARK
In this affecting poetry debut, Charif Shanahan explores what it means to be fully human in our wounded and divided world. In poised yet unrelenting lyric poems, Shanahan–queer and mixed-race–confronts the challenges of a complex cultural inheritance, informed by colonialism and his mother’s immigration to the United States from Morocco, navigating racial constructs, sexuality, family, and the globe in search of “who we are to each other . . . who we are to ourselves.”
THE RED SHADES: A TRANS SUPERHERO ROCK OPERA! NOTAFLOF
WED. 12/6 | 7:00PM @ EL RIO
A showcase of music, featuring a seven-piece band, playing through a selection of songs from an original rock opera about trans superheroes. Come see the world premiere.
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HAPPY HOUR W/ TACOS & RECORDS
THU. 11/30 | 6:00PM @ GUADALUPE INN
Timo Lee DJs vinyl happy hour happens every Thursday and combines food, drinks, and vinyl. $3 tacos all night long, super-good deals on drinks, and some of best DJs around giving away records and concert tickets throughout the evening.
THE CLOTHESLINE BENEFIT ART SALE
FRI. 12/1 | 7:00AM @ LES GALLERY AT THE CLEMENTE SOTO BELEZ CULTURAL CENTER
The Clothesline Benefit Art Sale has affordable works on paper: $25 – $50. Our Clothesline Benefit Art Sales are always lots of fun, with many surprising things hanging on the line.
THE DAN BAND HOLIDAY SHOW
SAT. 12/2 | 7:00PM @ THE BELL HOUSE
What started as a drunken joke for Finnerty singing I Am Woman at a karaoke bar has spiraled out of control into THE DAN BAND and soon he caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart.
SUN. 12/3 | 12:00PM @ THREES BREWING
For our third installment of our annual holiday pop-up market, we’ve joined forces with Brooklyn Makers who have been showcasing local talent since 2012. Join us in our heated tents out back in The Yard and poke around at the rotating line-up of vendors.
MON. 12/4 | 6:45PM @ FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Mbissine Thérèse Diop’s magnetic and devastating performance in Ousmane Sembene’s feature is by turns tough, swift, and true in its aim. Diouana leaves Senegal with dreams of a more carefree and glamorous existence in France, where she procures a job as a live-in maid and nanny for a young couple on the French Riviera. She is gradually deadened by the endless routines and tasks and rhythms of life in the tiny apartment, and by the dissatisfactions felt by the husband and wife, which they project onto their “black girl.”
SOUNDS LIKE YOU
TUE. 12/5 | 8:00PM @ PIER 36
Sounds Like You: 2017 will feature performances by SZA, Ty Dolla $ign and Cheat Codes, with a closing performance by global superstar Post Malone.
DISNEY TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS LIVE
WED. 12/6 | 8:00PM @ BARCLAYS CENTER
Pumpkin King Danny Elfman will perform his legendary role of Jack Skellington in a very special screening, with the music performed live by a full orchestra and choir, of this timeless holiday classic. Elfman will be joined by other original cast members, including Catherine O’Hara(Sally) and Ken Page (Oogie Boogie), who will all sing live during the movie.
Check out even MORE kick-ass events on our NYC calendar here!