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Sunday, December 24

Weekend Holiday Jazz Music Series | Emeryville
Sunday, December 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Weekend Holiday Jazz Music Series | Emeryville

Ring in the holidays with live jazz performances at Bay Street throughout the holiday season. Everyone is invited to stop by the Center Plaza to enjoy smooth, festive favorites from The John Calloway Trio, Machina Sol, Andre Thierry, Descarga Jazz, Bobby C. Quartet and more. ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, December 24 – 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.

Monday, December 25

Christmas Day International Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Monday, December 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended. No one turned away
| Badarikashrama
Christmas Day International Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Enjoy a Christmas concert and a complimentary vegetarian International dinner on Christmas Day at Badarikashrama in San Leandro at 3 pm on December 25, 2017. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Call for reservations at 510-278-2444, space is limited but no one will be turned away. The Annual Christmas Concert and International Vegetarian ...
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, December 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Tuesday, December 26

First Day of Kwanzaa: Free MoAD Museum Admission & Evening Celebration | SF
Tuesday, December 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
First Day of Kwanzaa: Free MoAD Museum Admission & Evening Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2017 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2017 through January ...

Wednesday, December 27

Day 2: 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Wednesday, December 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hamilton Recreation Center
Day 2: 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2017 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2017 through January ...

Friday, December 29

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, December 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Day 4: 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Friday, December 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Day 4: 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2017 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2017 through January ...

Saturday, December 30

Day 5: 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Saturday, December 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Boys & Girls Club (Fulton)
Day 5: 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2017 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2017 through January ...

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Young Beethoven” | SF
Saturday, December 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Herbst Theatre
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Young Beethoven” | SF
Drawn to Vienna, the musical capital of Europe, as an ambitious 21-year-old, Ludwig van Beethoven was determined to make his mark in the world. Standing on the shoulders of Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven, even in his earliest works, goes a step beyond them with revolutionary innovations ...

Sunday, December 31

Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve Bash | Sausalito
Sunday, December 31 – 9:00 am | Cost: $14.95*
*$13.95 – Baby (ages 6-11 months) & Senior (ages 65+) / $14.95 – Child (ages 1-17) & Adult (ages 18-64)
| Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum's Noon Year's Eve Bash | Sausalito
Ring in the New Year with your little ones at the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve. This kid-friendly affair includes a celebratory ball drop at noon, a live DJ, dancing, and various art activities. Activities: Glitter Crowns: Children create their own glittery New Year’s crown ...
Day 6: 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Sunday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF Main Public Library (Koret Auditorium)
Day 6: 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2017 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2017 through January ...

Free NYE San Francisco Chamber Orchestra | Berkeley
Sunday, December 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission-free and tickets will handled on a first-come/first-served basis.
| Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free NYE San Francisco Chamber Orchestra | Berkeley
2017 End of the Year Concert features: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 Rin Homma, pianist (2017-2018 Debut Artist) Beethoven: Symphony No.1 These concerts are presented in memory of SFCO founder Edgar Braun. Sat, Dec 30 7:30 pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco Sun, Dec 31 7:30 pm Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Mon, Jan 1 3 ...
Annual New Year’s Eve Balkan Bash | Berkeley
Sunday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $25 | Ashkenaz
Annual New Year's Eve Balkan Bash | Berkeley
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Ashkenaz with a lively night of Balkan music and dance hosted by Édessa on December 31, 2017. It’s an all-ages affair, with children 12 and under admitted free. Ring in 2017 with the Balkan & Beyond folk music of Édessa and their guests, ...
2017 NYE Celebration: Local Live Music | Amnesia
Sunday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 in advance
| Amnesia
2017 NYE Celebration: Local Live Music | Amnesia
Ring in 2018 with the soulful, fun, rhythm & blues of Quinn Deveaux (SF & Nashville) on this 2nd night of his December residency at Amnesia, New Year’s Eve. Local surprise performances by The Spots, Stony & The Bologne Ponies open the night. Local live music, ...
“Folk Yeah” Dance Punk Band NYE Bash | The Chapel
Sunday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $45*
*$45 adv/ $55 at the door
| The Chapel
Folk Yeah invites to their annual NYE party with live music from American dance-punk band, Chk Chk Chk,  on December 31, 2017. Chk Chk Chk was formed in 1996 in Sacramento, California by by lead singer Nic Offer. They are currently based in New York City. The band’s seventh album, Shake ...
Funk & Soul NYE Dance Party: Big Blu Soul Revue | SF
Funk & Soul NYE Dance Party: Big Blu Soul Revue | SF
Ring in the new year with a special NYE funk and soul dance party featuring the Big Blu Soul Revue on December 31, 2017. The show starts at 8 pm in Presidio Social Club.
New Year’s Eve San Francisco Symphony Performance | SF
Sunday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $89 | Davies Symphony Hall
New Year's Eve San Francisco Symphony Performance | SF
Celebrate in timeless style with Academy and Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and director Seth MacFarlane, who brings a winning combination of rich crooning and cool pizazz that would do Frank and Dino proud. Watch him light up the stage with the San Francisco ...
NYE Rock Party: STS9 with Space Jesus | The Warfield
Sunday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $59.50*
*In advance, tickets go up to as high as $80 as event nears
| The Warfield
NYE Rock Party: STS9 with Space Jesus | The Warfield
Instrumental electronic rock band STS9’s meteoric rise to the forefront of the international music scene began nearly 17 years ago in Atlanta, GA, and since that time they’ve headlined America’s most classic theaters, arenas, amphitheaters, and large music festivals. The band consistently lands themselves on ...
New Year’s Eve Country-Punk Concert w/ Lucero | Mill Valley
Sunday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $87*
*87 in advance; tickets go up as event nears
| Sweetwater Music Hall
New Year's Eve Country-Punk Concert w/ Lucero | Mill Valley
Lucero is an American country-punk rock band based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Lucero’s sound has been described as a “synthesis of soul, rock, and country that is distinctly Memphisian.” They have released 11 albums and one live DVD, mostly through their own label. Opening ...
Neo-Punk Rock NYE: The Garden | Bottom of the Hill
Sunday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 in advance; $25 at the door
| Bottom of the Hill
Neo-Punk Rock NYE: The Garden | Bottom of the Hill
End 2017 with a bang catching The Garden perform along with Santoros, and Bear Call at Bottom of the Hill on December 31, 2017. New Year’s Eve Lineup | December 31, 2017 The Garden – Neo-Punk Santoros – Garage-Surf Band Bear Call –  Garage Rock This show is all ages. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Show ...
Indie Rock Live Band NYE Dance Party | Berkeley
Indie Rock Live Band NYE Dance Party | Berkeley
Come ring out the year that was 2017 with the Sueños, a band striving to fuse jazz with Hip-Hop, R&B, and Indie Rock. Hip-Hop drum grooves, gospel harmonies, acoustic bass lines, bebop-tinged horns, and electronics define their sound, performing original music as well as covering ...
NYE Post-Punk Rock Concert: CCR Headcleaner | Hemlock
Sunday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 in advance; $15 at the door
| Hemlock Tavern
NYE Post-Punk Rock Concert: CCR Headcleaner | Hemlock
Ring in the new year with slew of rock with live performances by CCR Headcleaner, The World, Mane and DJ Paul Paul at Hemlock Tavern on December 31, 2017. Hemlock Tavern’s NYE Bash | December 31, 2017 CCR HEADCLEANER “The members of CCR Headcleaner must be some kind of gutter ...
Rock & Roll New Year’s Eve Bash | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Sunday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $26*
*$26 in advance; $30 at the door
| Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Rock & Roll New Year's Eve Bash | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
The Brick & Mortar Music Hall invites theExtra Action, Battlehooch, Naked Lights, DJ Junkdrawer to ring in the new year with all that rock and roll. Tickets are $26 in advance and $30 at the door. 18+
Rockin’ New Year’s Eve | Hotel Utah
Sunday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 in adv, $25 at the door
| The Hotel Utah Saloon
Rockin' New Year's Eve | Hotel Utah
Ring in the New Year at a comedy rock show with Green Jelly at Hotel Utah on December 31, 2015. Admission is $20 in adv and $25 at the door. Originally known as “Green Jellö” before they were sued by Kraft Foods for trademark infringement in 1992 (due to the use ...
Hillbilly Bluegrass NYE with The Muddy Roses | Plough & Stars
Sunday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10-$15 sliding scale
| Plough & Stars
Hillbilly Bluegrass NYE with The Muddy Roses | Plough & Stars
If you like your grass blue and your bands related, there’s no better place to spend your New Years’s Eve than with Hillbilly New Year’s Eve with The Muddy Roses at Plough and Stars. The Muddy Roses band is a new-old country meets hippie tonk. One ...
Mother Of All New Year’s: Rare Hip Hop NYE Celebration | The Regency Ballroom
Sunday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $35*
*$35 as of posting, buy your tickets early as prices go up as the event nears.
| The Regency Ballroom
Mother Of All New Year's: Rare Hip Hop NYE Celebration | The Regency Ballroom
When choosing how to spend the last night of 2017, you’ll definitely want to consider the one with an acronym that stands for the Mother Of All New Year’s. That’s right,M.O.A.N.Y., last year sold out event is again taking place at The Regency Center, is one ...

Monday, January 1

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Young Beethoven” | Palo Alto
Monday, January 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Young Beethoven” | Palo Alto
Drawn to Vienna, the musical capital of Europe, as an ambitious 21-year-old, Ludwig van Beethoven was determined to make his mark in the world. Standing on the shoulders of Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven, even in his earliest works, goes a step beyond them with revolutionary innovations that will ...
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, January 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music.

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, January 1 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...