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Thursday, December 18

Win Tix: Popscene’s Holiday Gala: Dance-Punk “Moving Units” | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, December 18 – 9:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*18+
| Rickshaw Stop
Popscene's Holiday Gala: Dance-Punk

Celebrate the holidays with Popscene and LA’s dance-punk band, “Moving Units,” who will perform a 10-year anniversary set around their 2004 debut album Dangerous Dreams. Before and after, you’ll be treated to DJs Aaron and Omar spinning the very best indie and electro millennium tuns …

Friday, December 19

Live World Music, DJ & Holiday Musical Chairs | Friday Nights at OMCA
Live World Music, DJ & Holiday Musical Chairs | Friday Nights at OMCA

What to expect on December 19:

5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get the weekly list here
5–9 …

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, December 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Win Tix: Foxtails Brigade: Quirky Junkyard Beats & Classical Guitar | The Chapel
Friday, December 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| The Chapel
Foxtails Brigade: Quirky Junkyard Beats & Classical Guitar | The Chapel

The Hollywood Hills-born daughter of a horror filmmaker and sister of a cult comedian, Foxtails front-girl Laura Weinbach grew up in a household that embraced eccentricity. The band’s live show is a clockwork of junkyard beats, warped orchestral sonics, and Laura’s trademark voice and classical guitar …

Saturday, December 20

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
| Milk Bar
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...

Win Tix: The Smiths & Morrissey Tribute: New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
The Smiths & Morrissey Tribute: New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Every third Saturday, join New Wave City at The Cat Club to dance to the best of New Wave music, videos, lights, and go-go cages with your hosts and DJs since 1992, Skip and Shindog. Expect a cool crowd of knowledgeable New Wave music fans from ...

Win Tix: Lia Rose: Captivating Singer-Songwriter | The Chapel
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| The Chapel
Lia Rose: Captivating Singer-Songwriter | The Chapel

San Francisco’s Lia Rose writes songs that are poetic, intensely honest, and at times unmistakably autobiographical. She has been called “one of the brightest lights of the local music scene” [ShutupSongwriters]. Her voice seems to reach right inside of people and has been praised as …

Sunday, December 21

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Tuesday, December 23

Margaret Cho 10-Hour Comedy & Music Marathon | Eagle Tavern
Margaret Cho 10-Hour Comedy & Music Marathon | Eagle Tavern

Margaret Cho presents the #BeRobin marathon benefit event, in honor of the generous spirit of local comedian Robin Williams, to aid the most vulnerable residents of San Francisco from 4 pm to 2 am on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Bring food, clothing (especially socks), raincoats, or anything else …

Sunday, December 28

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Monday, December 29

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, December 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | The New Parkway
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Wednesday, December 31

Win Tix: A Tale of Two Cities NYE Party: Open Bar & French Casino | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $99-200
| The Village San Francisco
A Tale of Two Cities NYE Party: Open Bar & French Casino | SF

Step back in time as San Francisco is transformed into vintage Paris and London, inspired by Charles Dickens’ literary masterpiece, A Tale of Two Cities.
The three floors of The Village will feature famous landmarks from Paris and London, beautiful backdrops, creative lighting, DJs and a …

Friday, January 2

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, January 2 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

Saturday, January 3

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, January 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, January 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Sunday, January 4

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, January 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Thursday, January 8

How-To NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, January 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
How-To NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Try your hand at something new at NightLife’s tribute to all things DIY. Cozy up during a cider-making workshop with Golden State Cider, pick up handy tips on how to conserve water with the SF Public Utilities Commission, and learn to knit and weave with …

Friday, January 9

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Saturday, January 10

“The Sh*t Show”: DJs, Free Beer, Hot Dogs & Tacos | The Showdown
Saturday, January 10 – 10:00 pm | Cost: $2.50*
*Admission for two for $5 (that comes out to $2.50 each).
| The Showdown

“The Sh*t Show” is a monthly event at Showdown with DJs, a free hot dog and taco bar (while supplies last), and everyone will get a token for a free beer. They promise $1 beers afterwards, but as with any good sh*t show, the specifics are ...

Sunday, January 11

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, January 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Friday, January 16

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, January 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Saturday, January 17

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, January 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
| Milk Bar
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, January 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Every third Saturday, join New Wave City at The Cat Club to dance to the best of New Wave music, videos, lights, and go-go cages with your hosts and DJs since 1992, Skip and Shindog. Expect a cool crowd of knowledgeable New Wave music fans from ...