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Sunday, December 28

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, December 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, December 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, December 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

“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 ...

Wednesday, December 31

Hillbilly New Year’s Eve: The Earl Brothers | Inner Richmond
Wednesday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Plough & Stars
Hillbilly New Year's Eve: The Earl Brothers | Inner Richmond

Voted “Best Irish Pub” by the SF Weekly, The Plough and Stars in the Inner Richmond hosts a hillbilly New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2014 with San Francisco’s favorite outlaws, The Earl Brothers.
Admission is $10 and includes party favors and a champagne toast at …

Funky Eclectic Live Band NYE Dance Party | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Includes a champagne toast at midnight and party favors
| Jupiter
Funky Eclectic Live Band NYE Dance Party | Berkeley

Come say farewell to the old funky smelly year and ring in the shiny New Year at Jupiter, with party favors and a champagne toast, all to the grooving sounds of Oakland’s own eclectic funk group, Bandulu, on December 31, 2014.
Actually making their Jup debut, it …

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve | Hotel Utah
Wednesday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Hotel Utah Saloon
Rockin' New Year's Eve | Hotel Utah

Ring in the New Year at a rock and roll show with confetti cannons at Hotel Utah on December 31, 2014.
Admission is $10 and it’s 21+.
Oakland-based vocalist/songwriter Thadeus Gonzalez is, according to critics, “a frontman to watch.” He provided lead vocals to the Bay-Area rock band Straggler, but …

Folk Yeah’s NYE Bash: Garage Rock Allah-Las | Mission
Wednesday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $32*
*$32 adv / $36 door
| The Chapel
Folk Yeah's NYE Bash: Garage Rock Allah-Las | Mission

Join Folk Yeah for their New Year’s Eve concert featuring Los Angeles-based garage rock quartet Allah-Las at The Chapel on December 31, 2014.
Allah-Las’ sound combines the harmonies and pop hooks of the British Invasion, the trippy atmosphere of West Coast psychedelic bands, and the raw swagger of countless …

Friday, January 2

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, January 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, January 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

Saturday, January 3

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, January 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

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, ...

Sunday, January 4

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, January 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide
Sunday, January 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Riptide
Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide

Head as far west as you can in San Francisco to The Riptide for a night of honky tonk and country with the “Hillbilly Hootenany West Side Revue,” every first Sunday of the month. The Hootenanny West Side Revue aims to combine the greatest local ...

“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 ...

Monday, January 5

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, January 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin.

Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, January 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands playing anything from folk, rock to electronic music.

Tuesday, January 6

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, January 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar

Wood Shoppe is a free monthly music series at Brick & Mortar Music Hall taking place every first Tuesday of the month. Get exposed to local and national emerging artists without the pressure of a cover charge. $3 Trumer Pils and $5 Sailor Jerry cocktails ...

Friday, January 9

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, January 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Saturday, January 10

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, January 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, January 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Sunday, January 11

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, January 11 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, January 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Keith Evans is an activist who has been working and performing in the Bay Area for 25 years. His artworks are translation systems, fascination devices, extra-cinematic experiences that reveal the phenomenon and the idea of cinema as an ecology and system, one that is unfixed and …

“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 ...

Monday, January 12

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, January 12 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Make-Out Room
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music, taking place on every second Monday at the Make-Out Room Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this ...