Hot Kakitane Arare!

That is the name of my new favorite spicy rice cracker snack and my new exclamation for expressing astonishment. One could say: "Hot Kakitane Arare! Why are the posts so detail-less for this week so far?" The response would be: "Computer access has been wonky, but will be better soon. Kisses! Don't change!" This posting will change as I have more info. Tuesday, December 4th:
  • Naked Raygun and Swinging Utters at the Elbo Room. Good luck getting in, as tickets are elusive/sold out. Bring your aggression and black wardrobe and American Spirits.
  • Urban Alliance for Sustainability events team potluck 7-8.30 at New College. Planning meeting for upcoming events, or possibly to figure out rideshare to Burning Man.
Wednesday December 5th:
  • The Thermals at Slim's.
  • Vampire Weekend at the Independent. I haven't listened to this band, but the openers Still Flyin' are pretty fantastic.
  • Holiday party at Studio 3579 at 17th and Dolores. Drinks, food, fashion 6-9pm.
  • RAN, Forest Ethics, and other do-gooders are throwing a party 6-9 at Bruno's in the Mission. This is supposed to be a private party open to the public at 9pm, but hug a tree and you'll be good to go.
  • SFBC Volunteer Appreciation Party 5pm-?. Can I fit all the free drinks and food from this night into my body?
  • Penny Arcade showcase at Make-Out Room. This is a monthly semi-acoustic event. $6 gets you good local music. Usually.
Thursday December 6th:
  • Jonathon Richman at Great American Music Hall. This dude is hilarious and talented. His tunes will be in your head for eons.
  • Surprise Me Mr. Davis show at the Independent. I don't know much about them except some very strong recommendations from friends of friends.
  • ReadyMade Magazine's Winter Ball and DIY Gift Fair 6.30-11pm Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa in Portrero Hill.
  • First Thursdays art openings. Check out the Fecal Face link to the right. Or just wander around downtown with a wine glass and napkin.
  • ArtSpan stuff at 111 Minna. $75 from 5-7pm, then a general reception from 7-8.30pm
Friday, December 7th:
  • I suggest finding someone's office holiday party to crash. Wear a cocktail dress and you'll be welcomed.
  • Lower Haight Xmas crawl 8-11pm. Like Christmas carol-ing, but maybe without the carols.
  • A special holiday Teenage Craze Dance Party at the Knockout. These things are unbelievably fun.
  • Art Murmur in Oakland, if you decide you need a little BART in your life. That transit system should be open later than midnight.
  • Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party. Wander around the trendy shops and wonder about the prices. Going says the party starts at 6pm, and Yelp says noon. Whom to believe?
  • Creativity Explored's Holiday Art Sale: a sale of artwork in various media by more than 100 artists with developmental disabilities at 3245 16th Street 6-9pm, plus Sat/Sun 11-6pm through Dec 29th.
  • The Society of Saints and Sinners re-launch party 8.30pm with food and drink at O'Reilly's Holy Grail 1233 Polk. This could be amazing or sketchy.
  • World Savvy's global youth media and arts festival 6-9pm at Zeum.
  • Curiosity Shoppe opening of "The Small Stakes: A Year in Posters" 6-9pm. 855 Valencia.
Saturday, December 8th:
  • Your heart might explode at the Rocket Dog Rescue 1st Annual Very Puppy Christmas 12-4pm at Java Beach Cafe. They have a puppy kissing booth. Seriously.
  • 2nd Annual Super Market Street Sweep. Prove your superiority at biking and clipping coupons 12pm.
  • KPFA Craftshow at Concourse Center. Go and get cool gifts whilst supporting local radio. Everyone wins! Plus you can get volunteer and get hooked up.
  • Giant Robot is sellebrating the anniversary of the Ugly Doll with the creator and a costume contest. Some of you won't have to dress up. 6pm in the Upper Haight.
  • "Something Visionary" art show opening at Culture Skate 214 Valencia across from Zeitgeist. Think trucks and bombing hills plus local painters 6-10pm
  • Anyone up for a Devo tribute band? $10 at 12 Galaxies. Their name is Mongoloid-a-polooza. For realz.
  • Hanukkah vs Christmas holiday party with beer tasting at City Beer Store 4pm.
  • Pandora's Trunk opening party at 544 Haight 6-10pm. This is a new studio/gallery/boutique of local artists. Free food and drink. They get points for asking that you bring your own cup. Plus you can bring an instrument and impress everyone with your mad musical skillz.
Sunday, December 9th:
  • IndieMart at 12 Galaxies noon-5pm.
  • KPFA Craftshow again.
  • Free BBQ at Delirium and 500 Club when you buy their cheap beer. This happens every Sunday around 3pm-ish, plus they're so close together you can walk between them to compare BBQ fare.

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