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WE DID IT! We survived THE HOLIDAZE, all the way up to now. We’ve made it to that Grand Finale Week of parties, concerts, and so very, very much champagne. Don’t lose focus now – not so close to the end! Hang on tight and toss another shot of bourbon into your eggnog, because we’re deep in the thick of the season. Venture forth with me now as I bring you –

 

 Your BAS Guide to THE HOLIDAZE, Part Five; 

Or, What We’re Most Excited About for the Week of 12/28/21…

 

Our Partners’ Events

 

Fleetmac Wood NYE 2022

Friday, 12/31 | 8:00 pm | Monarch, 101 6th Street | $30-60

Since 2012, Fleetmac Wood have been hosting their tunnel-visioned event and celebrating the extensive back catalogue of Fleetwood Mac. With a curated and created assortment of remixes and edits they’ve shared their passion with like-minded hedonists at festivals and clubs all over the world. Twirling through mud, dust, and lasers and now your NYE, 2022.

 

It’s a New Day + Breakfast of Champions New Year’s Day Block Party

Saturday, 1/1 | 4:00 am – 9:00 pm, After Party from 8:00 pm – 3:00 am | The Great Northern, 119 Utah Street | $30-100

It’s a new day, a new year, a new everything! Celebrate it at the biggest party in The City, featuring more than 90 DJs on 8 stages! Enjoy an interactive playground, tons of food trucks, fresh craft cocktails, art installations, aerial performances, VIP Cabanas, and so much more.

 

This Week’s Events

 

Tuesday, 12/28

 

The Go-Go’s

Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm | The Masonic, 1111 California Street | $45-85

Sure, it’s a Tuesday night, but you’re still fully-rested from the Christmas weekend you spent laying around playing with your new toys – so skip your usual Tuesday night ho-hum, and head to the Masonic for some rock n’ roll! See the First Ladies of the Eighties, the Go-Go’s, live in concert tonight – you can sleep when you’re dead.

The Nog: I once saw a super-hot lady hanging out and drinking beer at Wild Side West – turns out, that was Gina Schock!… That’s it, that’s my Go-Go’s story. 

 

Wednesday, 12/29

 

Baloney Does Xxxmas

Tonight through Saturday, 1/1 | 7:00 pm | Oasis, 298 11th Street | $35-75

Nothing says XXXMAS like a night with the Boys of Baloney! Ring in 2022 with the wildest show in town– part theater, part dance, part peep show and all male! Hot off of their entirely sold-out Folsom Fair-themed show, the BALONEY Boys have some new surprises and audience favorites waiting in their bulging stockings just for you!

The Nog: “It’s like Magic Mike meets Mork & Mindy.”– Heklina. IDK about you, but that sounds like my ideal show!

 

Thursday, 12/30

 

CBLS Collective Presents: Shotgun Octopus

Doors at 8:00 pm, show at 8:30 pm | The Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore Street | $10

CBLS Collective presents Bass Music night at the Boom Boom Room. The Ghost Bag team is showcasing bay area artists and special guests for a full night of bass music. This week’s show features headlining act Shotgun Octopus, Santa Cruz based EDM bass duo, incorporating live guitar and vocals into heavy hybrid trap-inspired beats. Lineup also features SF based DJ and producer Be1ng, Ghost Bag All Stars, Yeti Mercury, b2b, with Ugly Girls In Miami and Napa based bass producer Cozy. Each night has an amazing lineup sure to delight and get you moving. Curating emerging electro bands and DJs. See cblsband.com/cbls-collective for more info!

The Nog: Tonight’s your last chance to catch a CBLS Collective show at the Boom Boom Room, so don’t sleep on tonight’s amazing lineup!

 

Friday, 12/31

 

Tropical New Year with Monsieur Periné

Thursday, 12/30 through Sunday, 1/2 | 7:30 pm | SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin Street | $25-65

The 2015 Latin GRAMMY winner for Best New Artist rings in the New Year with their singular hybrid sound, merging modern Latin song styles, the simmering French jazz manouche of Django Reinhardt, and dance-inspiring traditional rhythms. The band has cultivated a fervent following by blending the spirit of 1930s music with the joyous and sophisticated sounds of contemporary Latin American pop. Join them tonight, and fall in love with their surreal stage presence and effervescent sound.

The Nog: Both visually and audibly stunning, Monsieur Periné knows how to entertain. Don’t miss out on this evening of class, sass, and amazing jazz!

 

New Year’s Eve with Darren Criss

7:30 pm | Davies Symphony Hall, corner of Van Ness Avenue and Grove Street | $45-175

Before the ball drops, kick off your New Year’s celebrations with a spectacular evening of music with the San Francisco Symphony! Award-winning actor, singer, and songwriter Darren Criss—a San Francisco native famed for his roles on television’s Glee and American Crime Story—takes to the stage to ring in 2022 with a bevy of hits sure to get you in the festive mood.

The Nog: I’ve been following this dude’s career since A Very Potter Musical hit YouTube in like 2010, and trust me – he’s the real deal. Bring that friend who’s obsessed with Broadway and they’re guaranteed to love you forever!

 

Fleetmac Wood NYE 2022

Friday, 12/31 | 8:00 pm | Monarch, 101 6th Street | $30-60

Since 2012, Fleetmac Wood have been hosting their tunnel-visioned event and celebrating the extensive back catalogue of Fleetwood Mac. With a curated and created assortment of remixes and edits they’ve shared their passion with like-minded hedonists at festivals and clubs all over the world. Twirling through mud, dust, and lasers and now your NYE, 2022.

The Nog: If you’ve never experienced a Fleetmac Wood show, now’s your chance! Party with your friends to remixed classics and power disco that’ll keep your bodies moving well into the new year!

 

 

NYE Fireworks at the Waterfront

11:59 pm | All along the Embarcadero | Free

A San Francisco tradition, the NYE fireworks over the San Francisco Bay never disappoint! Get cozy with a hot cocoa and bring the whole family to watch the stunning display. The best views are along the Embarcadero, but you can watch the show from almost anywhere in the Bay Area if you can get up high enough!

The Nog: With Omicron coming along to suck the fun out of everything, this is a great way to celebrate with lots of folks – outside, and safely!

 

Saturday, 1/1

 

It’s a New Day + Breakfast of Champions New Year’s Day Block Party

4:00 am – 9:00 pm, After Party from 8:00 pm – 3:00 am | The Great Northern, 119 Utah Street | $30-100

It’s a new day, a new year, a new everything! Celebrate it at the biggest party in The Bay, featuring more than 90 DJs on 8 stages! Enjoy an interactive playground, tons of food trucks, fresh craft cocktails, art installations, aerial performances, VIP Cabanas, and so much more.

The Nog: When I say it’s the biggest New Year’s party in The Bay, I mean it – this sucker is gonna be Big McLarge-Huge! And as of the time of this writing it’s nearly sold out, so DO NOT WAIT to snag those sweet, sweet tickets!

 

Nicole Moudaber: Day One Carry On

10:00 pm | Halcyon SF, 314 11th Street | $46-78

Ring in the New Year with the reigning Queen of Techno! Join Nicole Moudaber for a special extended set, with support from Ben Seagren and Dean Samaras.

The Nog: If you’re not familiar with Nicole Moudaber yet, you should be – her heavy beats and industrial-robotic sound are a powerhouse in the techno scene, and will have you dancing long after the big ball drops!

 

Sunday, 1/2

 

Double Scorpio and Friends Beer Bust

4:00 pm | Lone Star Saloon, 1354 Harrison Street | Free

New Years are for new beginnings. We could say it’s like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, but it’s more like locusts waiting beneath the soil and after seven years bursting forth to cloak the sky in darkness, destroy all the crops, and scream until they expire. That said, it’s time to bust out of our shells for a beer bust! Gay screaming or regular screaming are both very much encouraged at this fundraiser event for Queens of the Castro.

The Nog: What better way to begin a new era than with good friends, good beer, and plenty of hot, dancing, partying men???

 

Mark Your Calendar

Friday, 1/7 through Saturday, 1/22 – SF Sketchfest

Thursday, 1/6 through Saturday, 1/29 – Harry Poofter and the Chamber of Secretions

 

Rad Ongoing Events

Through 12/31 – The Unreal Garden

Every Friday – Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day @ TATO

Through 2/13 – If a Tree Falls: The Art of the Boundary Oak

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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