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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" By Darlene Love

Earworm Weekly: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" By Darlene Love

The Christmas season brings with it earworms galore, from classic carols, like “Winter Wonderland” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” to mid-20th-century standards, like “Christmas in Hollis,” “Christmas Wrapping,” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” All…
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Music, All Shook Down Metal Band Death Angel Reminisces on the '80s and Prepares for Their Upcoming Annual Christmas Shows

Metal Band Death Angel Reminisces on the '80s and Prepares for Their Upcoming Annual Christmas Shows

For metal heads living in the Bay Area in the early to late '80's, the thrash scene here was unrivaled. Metal act, Death Angel, was formed in 1981 by a handful of Filipino cousins, and today still includes founding member…
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Music, All Shook Down Get Ready For Christmas With R. Kelly's Holiday Slap, "Christmas Party"

Get Ready For Christmas With R. Kelly's Holiday Slap, "Christmas Party"

If you've heard R. Kelly's summer slap "Backyard Party," then you'll recognize the tune in "Christmas Party" (and know that it's basically the same song but with different lyrics). Whatever, though, we're still bumping it over here at the…
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Music, All Shook Down Christmas Comes Early at Aimee Mann's Holiday Show at Bimbo's

Christmas Comes Early at Aimee Mann's Holiday Show at Bimbo's

Aimee Mann with Ted Leo, Liz Phair, Jonathan Coulton, and John Roderick Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco Dec. 6 Better than: drinking egg nog that isn't spiked with anything. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Beck, Ed Ruscha, and Leon Russell in YBCA's "Everything but Christmas Music" Music Movie Series

Beck, Ed Ruscha, and Leon Russell in YBCA's "Everything but Christmas Music" Music Movie Series

Joel Shepard, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' film and video curator, recently married a woman from the Philippines. Over the years visiting her there, he says he heard a lot of Christmas music. A whole lot. “They start…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist John Waters on Christmas, Hit Men, and Who Vomits on Children

John Waters on Christmas, Hit Men, and Who Vomits on Children

He's been called the Prince of Puke and he's been called the Pope of Trash. But for the past few years, John Waters has been working on becoming the Duke of ... Christmas? It may seem strange, but the creative…
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Arthouse Movie Listings December 25, 2013-January 1, 2013

Clay Theatre. Blue Is the Warmest Color: French coming-of-age love story (based on the cult graphic novel) that won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Daily. The Past (Le Passé): A new dramatic mystery from Oscar-winning Iranian…
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Dining, SFoodie Chinese Food and Movies on Christmas Day

Chinese Food and Movies on Christmas Day

Santa may not visit everyone's chimney, particularly for those who are non-believers. A remedy on the big Christmas holiday is to eat Chinese food (and lots of it) and catch a movie, a two-fer that is a tradition for many…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Best-Ever Slayer Christmas Lights Display Gets You in the Holideath Mood

Watch: Best-Ever Slayer Christmas Lights Display Gets You in the Holideath Mood

The snowman headbangs. The drummer tosses his stick into the air and catches it. The other snowman sings the words. Meanwhile, the whole house -- and the adjacent tree -- flash, whirr, and rush in a stream of colored lights…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist A Cabaret Christmas with Craig Jessup at the Aurora

A Cabaret Christmas with Craig Jessup at the Aurora

Craig Jessup has found that to really do actor and composer Sir Noël Coward's work, he needs to do it in a British accent. So that's what he did with his three-month sold out show at Mark Hopkins Hotel…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Tied Up with a Bow

Tied Up with a Bow

We had decided that it would be better for me to stay in a hotel. I was visiting one of my oldest friends in Oregon, but her elderly mother is going through chemo for lymphoma, so having me banging around…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: The Westfield Dome Offers Cultural Viewing in IMAX

Tourism for Locals: The Westfield Dome Offers Cultural Viewing in IMAX

'Tis the season for crowded stores, pushy shoppers, and bell ringers. As much as we love the holidays, they can be overwhelming and drive us away from the festive centers of the city, like Union Square. But don't scoff…
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Dining, SFoodie Countdown to Christmas Like an Adult With the 2013 Whiskey Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas Like an Adult With the 2013 Whiskey Advent Calendar

Chocolates are nice, but whisky is better. Give yourself or a friend a good reason to drink as soon as you rise by counting down the days to Christmas like an adult.…
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Now Playing

The 2012 Rhino New Year's Eve Spectacular: Lea DeLaria returns to hype up New Year's Eve with her Broadway stand-up comedy. Presented by Theatre Rhinoceros. Mon., Dec. 31, 7 & 9 p.m. $25-30. Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (at Capp),…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Parenthood</em> Season 4, Episode 11: A Very Emotional Braverman Christmas

Parenthood Season 4, Episode 11: A Very Emotional Braverman Christmas

First, my apologies for not warning you that watching this week's episode of Parenthood would emotionally ravage you in front of your housemates, domestic partners, and family members. I hope you were able to discreetly conceal your weeping or…
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Dining, SFoodie Holiday Gifts for the Olive Oil Lovers in Your Family

Holiday Gifts for the Olive Oil Lovers in Your Family

All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. So you have a culinary genius (or wannabe culinary genius) in your family, and you have absolutely no idea what to give them…
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Calendar, Night&Day Toasting Our Neighbors

Toasting Our Neighbors

Flawed human beings that we are, we routinely take for granted the people, places, and traditions that make this city special. One of the gifts of the holiday season is the chance to convey our appreciation with a heartfelt sentiment…
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Calendar, Night&Day 'Twas a Good Night

'Twas a Good Night

You're in the thick of it, aren't you? The frenzy of the holidays has washed over like a tidal wave and replaced visions of sugar plums with the cold slap of gift-giving budgets, packed parking lots, and incessant top 40…
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Culture, Stage Holiday Theater: Audio-Visual Magic in Berkeley and Marin

Holiday Theater: Audio-Visual Magic in Berkeley and Marin

For theater companies, the holiday season can be less "good will toward men" than "notorious conundrum." This time of year is one of the most difficult parts of a season to plan. Ticket sales have the potential to surge, with…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Don't Be a Scrooge: Where to Volunteer this Holiday Season

Don't Be a Scrooge: Where to Volunteer this Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and it's the season of giving. But we're not just talking about giving presents to loved ones and trying to woo your office crush. We're talking about giving back to the community. Whether you…
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