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TONIGHT!!!
Broke-Ass Stuart’s Ugly Sweater Birthday Party (With Whisky and Jazz!)

To celebrate my birthday this year, I’m throwing the best ugly sweater party you’ve ever been to! There will be:

  • Whisky Tastings of Highland Park Single Malt Whisky!
  • Live jazz by Classical Revolution!
  • Delightfully ugly sweaters!
  • A raffle to win a bottle of 18yr Highland Park Single Malt Whisky!  (All proceeds will go to Third Parent Family & Youth Services.)
  • Plus the fine folks at Casements will be selling their delicious Irish inspired food.
  • And all proceeds from ticket sales will be going to the band!

So come add a little more sauce to your holiday season and party with me for my birthday. Who doesn’t love jazz, whisky and ugly sweaters?

 


 

We’re halfway through December, folks – only 3 more weeks of madness ahead! And I, your dear Calendar Girl, am still here to hold your hand. Fear not, and dive with me into – 

 

 Your BAS Guide to THE HOLIDAZE, Part Three; 

Or, What We’re Most Excited About for the Week of 12/14/21…

 

Our Partners’ Events

 

Solar, C.L.A.W.S., Tyrel Williams, Tatiana Vaughan, Kitti von Paige

Thursday, 12/16 | 9:00 pm | Monarch, 101 6th Street | $10-20

After several years in SF, local DJ Tatiana Vaughan is saying goodby to the City by the Bay. Join her tonight, along with several other beloved DJs in the community, for a fantastic sendoff party featuring the very best in local electronic dance music!

SET w/ Sabo + Goldcap

Friday, 12/17 | 9:30 pm | The Great Northern, 119 Utah Street | $10-30

SET Underground Presents Sol Selectas with SABO and GOLDCAP all night long at The Great Northern! Celebrate our yearly holiday party with us! GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY, this show will sell out in advance!

 

Greg Proops LIVE!

Wednesday, 12/29 through Saturday, 1/1 | Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Avenue | $25-35

Start the New Year laughing with Greg Proops, live at The Punch Line in the heart of downtown San Francisco! You probably remember Greg from Whose Line is it Anyway? or The Drew Carey Show; now’s your chance to see him live! Kick things off Wednesday 12/29 at a LIVE taping of Greg’s hit podcast, The Smartest Man in the World!  Or swing by Thursday 12/30 – Saturday 1/1 for one of his live standup shows! Don’t miss this New Year’s institution, live at THE PUNCH LINE! Get tickets now!

 

This Week’s Giveaways

 

Win Tix to See Caroline Polachek Live @ The Fox!

 

Win Tix to the El Vez Mexmas Show @ Bottom of the Hill!

 

This Week’s Events

 

Tuesday, 12/14

 

Mallory O’Meara – Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

7:00 pm | Oasis, 298 11th Street | Free

Join award-winning and bestselling author Mallory O’Meara and the SF Public Library in Oasis’ Champagne Room for this special celebration of O’Meara’s new book, Girly Drinks! Enjoy a chat with the author herself, and dive into the history of booze, ladies, and boozy ladies!

The Nog: While taking every opportunity to indulge in the sauce this season (Irish coffees, hot toddies, and bourbon-y eggnog are allowed at ALL times during THE HOLIDAZE), don’t miss out on this opportunity for some true adult edutainment on the subject!

 

 

Connoisseur + Deathcave + Plaguestate

8:00 pm | The Knockout, 3223 Mission Street | $10-13 

Rock out with this three-band showcase of live, loud rock-n-roll at everyone’s favorite dive bar! Doors open at 6:00 and the show starts at 8:00 – get there early for a good spot and a good buzz before the music starts!

The Nog: The KO describes this show as “HARDCORE MASSIZE NOIZE COZMIC DOOM,” which sounds like exactly what I’m gonna need after a Tuesday retail shift two weeks before Xmas. I’ll be there as soon as it starts – Bartender, I’ll need a shot of Jameson and a PBR chaser when I arrive, pleaseandthankyou.

 

Wednesday, 12/15

 

Grace Cathedral Christmas Concerts

Through Thursday, 12/23 | Various times | Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street | $10-70 

Christmas at Grace Cathedral is back in person in 2021! Since 1947, Christmas at Grace Cathedral has offered an ideal way to ring in the season, with magnificent music, a majestic setting and astonishing acoustics. This year there are four different concerts on offer: A Cathedral Christmas, Soulful Joy, A Brass and Organ Christmas, and Sing You a Merry Christmas. Check out the program for more info about each one

The Nog: Honestly I’m having a hard time choosing which of the four concerts to take my visiting family members too. Luckily, I know I can’t go wrong with any of them – which means maybe we should go to all of them!

 

Popscene Presents: Wet Leg

8:00 pm | Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street | $16

Arming themselves with guitars, a penchant for French disco, effervescent imaginations and a shared love of the The Ronettes and Jane Birkin, through to Ty Segall and Bjork, this twosome form the Isle of Wight are here to fight for your right to pop-rock!

The Nog: See them tonight as the main event at Rickshaw stop, or check them out on Thursday night providing support for CHVRCHES at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, along with Donna Missal!

 

Thursday, 12/16

 

CBLS Collective Presents: MOTHERMARY

8:30 pm | The Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore Street | $8-10

CBLS Collective continues their Electro Night Live residency at the Boom Boom Room this Thursday, December 16th. This week’s show features LA Electropop act MOTHERMARY & SF DJs Kirill & closer DJ, Housecat. Each night has an amazing lineup sure to get you moving, curating emerging electro bands and DJs. See cblsband.com/cbls-collective for more info! 

The Nog: CBLS is coming through all this month with weekly bangers – and I don’t know about you, but this time of year, a good show to reliably look forward to each week is like Rudolph’s red nose shining a light to the end of a tunnel… Bless ‘em.

 

Solar, C.L.A.W.S., Tyrel Williams, Tatiana Vaughan, Kitti von Paige

9:00 pm | Monarch, 101 6th Street | $10-20

After several years in SF, local DJ Tatiana Vaughan is saying goodby to the City by the Bay. Join her tonight, along with several other beloved DJs in the community, for a fantastic sendoff party featuring the very best in local electronic dance music!

The Nog: Get sentimental at this farewell party – it’s okay to FEEL things on the dancefloor, especially this time of year!

 

Chillin’ Productions Presents: Holiday Fashion Event

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm | 543 Howard Street | Free

Featuring works by more than 30 Bay Area fashion designers and brands, this combo showcase and market event will satisfy even the most hardcore fashionistas. Shop incredible couture pieces, meet the designers and mingle over cocktails and snacks, and incorporate your own art onto some of the one-of-a-kind pieces on offer.

The Nog: While this is obviously a great event for those of us who still need to stock up on gifts, it’s also a super cool way to familiarize yourself with local fashion brands and hometown artists who will appreciate your business way more than Marc Jacobs does.

 

Friday, 12/17

 

Holiday Gaiety

7:30 pm | Davies Symphony Hall, Corner of Van Ness Avenue and Grove Street | $29-125

‘Tis the season to be merry and gay! Co-emceed by conductor Edwin Outwater and drag sensation Peaches Christ, this old-fashioned holiday variety show guarantees an evening of festive fun and fabulous flair. Hear holiday hits played by the SF Symphony, and be regaled by a star-studded lineup of iconic guests, delectable vocalists, and drag queens galore!

The Nog: This old-school holiday special is perfect for impressing the parents or in-laws while they’re visiting for THE HOLIDAZE – plenty of snark and sass, wrapped up in the Symphony’s style and class. 

 

SET w/ Sabo + Goldcap

Friday, 12/17 | 9:30 pm | The Great Northern, 119 Utah Street | $10-30

SET Underground Presents Sol Selectas with SABO and GOLDCAP all night long at The Great Northern! Celebrate our yearly holiday party with us! GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY, this show will sell out in advance!

The Nog: This annual festivity is the perfect way to party and soak up some cheer, without having to endure the lame trappings of tradition.

 

Saturday, 12/18

 

All the Small Things: A Show of the Wonderfully Modest

6:00 pm | Collected Bay, 3403 Piedmont Avenue, Suite #101 | Donation-based

This show of delightful, physically small artworks features work by artists living and working in the Bay Area. Celebrate the show’s opening with this festive gathering, which will include libations, merch, and cannabis culture collaborators.

The Nog: Why are miniature things so friggin exciting? And why are they so extra-exciting during THE HOLIDAZE? I have no idea, but I’ll never get over my sister’s ridiculously precious Alpine village Xmas figurines, or the wee dollhouse furniture and Hot Wheels cars we got from Santa as kids… And this show promises to give you all the same warm fuzzies!

 

The Shenanigans! A Live Circus Dinner Theatre Experience

6:00 pm | The Lama Shack Theatre, Secret Location, Oakland (location revealed after ticket purchase) | $65-300

Nikki Borodi Entertainment presents “The Shenanigans”: your favorite circus sitcom family! A dinner theater experience inspired by the nostalgic television family classics we all know and love (think Married with Children meets The Brady Bunch) What tricks will this wacky bunch have up their sleeves to ward off the dark and call in the light for this solstice celebration? Perhaps thrilling swords swallowing, gravity defying acrobatics, hilarious antics, and MORE! Ticket price includes the show, a delicious vegetarian dinner, festive cocktails/mocktails and samplings from the local weed fairy!

The Nog: Sick entertainment, amazing food, insane drinks, AND pot? What else could you ask Santa for?

 

Sunday, 12/19

 

Castro Winter Wonderland Street Party

11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Noe Street, between Market Street and Beaver Street | Free

This all-day party presented by the Castro Merchants has something for everyone of all ages. Bring the whole fam for photos with Santa, drag queen storytime, music, a petting zoo, more drag, and even a Sexy Elf contest!

The Nog: The first annual event of its kind, this neighborhood block party will showcase everything you love about the Castro, as well as everything you love about THE HOLIDAZE!

 

Christmas Jug Band

7:00 pm | Reel and Brand, 401 Grove Street | $15

For 40 years, the Christmas Jug Band has brought together some of the Bay Area’s most talented and beloved musicians for a yearly dose of tongue-in-cheek seasonal holiday hijinks, good cheer, and great music. The Christmas Jug Band will be playing all the favorites as well as their new single “Christmas on the Moon,” an all-acoustic send-up of the newfound elitist escapism mindset and blends Americana, roots-rock, gospel, Moog Theremin synth, rich acoustic violin, piano and more.

The Nog: Be a part of Bay Area tradition and check out this beloved holiday fave, guaranteed to make you stomp your feet and laugh out loud!

 

Mark Your Calendar

 

Greg Proops LIVE!

Wednesday, 12/29 through Saturday, 1/1 | Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Avenue | $25-35

Start the New Year laughing with Greg Proops, live at The Punch Line in the heart of downtown San Francisco! You probably remember Greg from Whose Line is it Anyway? or The Drew Carey Show; now’s your chance to see him live! Kick things off Wednesday 12/29 at a LIVE taping of Greg’s hit podcast, The Smartest Man in the World!  Or swing by Thursday 12/30 – Saturday 1/1 for one of his live standup shows! Don’t miss this New Year’s institution, live at THE PUNCH LINE! Get tickets now!

 

Rad Ongoing Events

EVERY WEDNESDAY – PUB TRIVIA @THE WILLOWS

EVERY 2ND FRIDAY – NICKI JIZZ PRESENTS: REPARATIONS! AN ALL-BLACK DRAG SHOW

And don’t forget to check out our Big Bad List of Rad ongoing events right here!

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Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker has been an artist, entertainer, and “glamour girl” since birth. Since 2017, Lizzie has been writing professionally for small businesses, as well as creatively. She has published essays in VIE Magazine, and has written website and social media content for pole dance studios, afterschool programs, and reference sites. At the same time, Lizzie has also continued to develop her performance career at queer nightlife events across the Bay Area. She can be found both onstage and off, reading her stories aloud in bars, emceeing drag and burlesque shows, and producing arts events that defy genre and expectation.

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