Holiday Guide

eSaturday's eNYE: DJs Rick Lee and guests invite you to Club NV for party favors, champagne toasts, a balloon drop, and more, 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $30. Club NV, 525 Howard (at First St.), 339-8686.

Factory New Year's Eve: Famous San Francisco nightclub locale presents DJs Jazzy Jim, Rich Era, and J. Styles to help you ring in the new year, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $30. Factory 525, 525 Harrison (at First St.), 339-8686.

A Fairy Butch New Year's Eve: A campy and erotic cabaret and swinging dance party provide a great atmosphere for the ladies-who-like-ladies sect to throw down, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $15-$20. Club Galia, 2565 Mission (at 22nd St.), 970-9777.

Finis Tasby & the Texas Twisters: Famous blues legend rings in the New Year, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $50. Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore (at Geary), 673-8000.

Flavor Group & Compression's New Year's Eve Party: DJs Z Trip, Disco D., Vikter Duplaix, J. Boogie's Dubtronic Science, Michael Tello, and Dishoom perform live, with appetizers, altars, visuals, and open bar rounding out the night, 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $50. Studio Z, 314 11th St. (at Folsom), 252-7666.

Flesh & Fantasy: Ring in the new year with talented DJs Lydia Prim, Paulo, Jamie J. Sanchez, and Suzanne Palmer, with your hostess porn director Chi Chi LaRue, 9 p.m.-9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $35. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie (at Mint), 820-9669.

Gaines & the Bluesman for Life Band: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $50. Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore (at Geary), 673-8000.

Galactic Vinyl: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. Warfield, 982 Market (at Sixth St.), 775-7722.

Get Yer Freak On New Year's Day: Rise and shine to a new year of dancing and pancake breakfasts, with DJs Adam Ohana, Felix the Dog, Nikola, Laird, Goldilox, and more spinning, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, $15. SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan (at Eighth St.), 863-1414.

The Greyboy Allstars & The Bad Plus: Rock and then roll in the new year with the Greyboy Allstars featuring Karl Denson, Robert Walter, Elgin Park, Chris Stillwel, and Zak Najor, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $70-$85. Warfield, 982 Market (at Sixth St.), 775-7722.

Hangover Run: Sweat out the pain-inducing toxins that you put in your body the night before with an early-morning run across the Golden Gate Bridge, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, $5-$10. Lower GG Bridge Parking Lot, East Battery & Lincoln, 978-0837.

A Hip Hop New Year's Eve: With Phil Crumar and DJ Brolin, plus party favors, a balloon drop, and champagne toasts -- all fused with the essence of hip hop, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $20-$25. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St. (at Mission), 647-2888.

Hustler's New Year's 2004 Party: Cheap drinks and beautiful women -- what more could a guy or gal want? , 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $25. Hustler Club, 1031 Kearny (at Broadway), 434-1301.

Japanese New Year's Bell Ringing Ceremony: In accordance with ancient tradition in Japan the joya no kane (end-of-the-year bell) is struck 108 times before midnight to symbolically hamper the 108 mortal desires Buddhists believe plague humankind, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, free-$10. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin (at McAllister), 581-3500.

Jazz New Year's Eve Party: The Fourtet jazz quartet sets a cool, jazzy tone for the new year to come, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $5. The Albatross Pub, 1822 San Pablo (at Hearst), Berkeley, 510-843-2473.

Kim Nalley & Johnny Nocturne: The legendary North Beach spot Jazz at Pearl's showcases two of jazz's favorites, who reunite for New Year's Eve, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $75-$100. Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus (at Broadway), 291-8255.

Les Claypool's Frog Brigade: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary (at Fillmore), 346-6000.

Les Fauxlies Fantastique: Parisian drag troupe performs, with meet-the-cast after-party and champagne toast, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $35. San Francisco Actor's Theater, 533 Sutter (at Mason), 248-14942.

"Live" New Year's 12.31.03: Huge hip hop New Year's bash, featuring DJs Mind Motion, Ivan, Rolo 1-3, Scotty Fox, Rick Patrick, Switch, and more, 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $35-$100. Kelly's Mission Rock, 817 China Basin (at Mariposa), 626-5355.

Luna Lounge New Year's: Ghost Orchids perform at this oh-so-pretty lounge spot in SOMA, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $10. Luna Lounge, 1192 Folsom (at Eighth St.), 626-6043.

Metropolis: DJs Kimberly S and Neil Lewis spin at this circuit-y New Year's Eve party, with a special live show "Gay Pimp," 9 p.m.-9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $40-$55. Space 550, 550 Barneveld (between Industrial & Oakdale), 550-8286.

Midnight Madness: An 18-and-over celebration of the New Year, with DJs Leslie Perez, Twist, Don Lynch, and Sherif, plus massive midnight balloon drop, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $25. 715 Harrison, 715 Harrison (at Third St.), 339-8686.

Mission 04: A sci-fi-ish, open-bar New Year's Eve with Lee Coombs & Soul of Man spinning stellar beats, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $100-$150. Big House, 1417 15th St. (at Folsom), 865-1441.

The Mutilators, The Tantrums, Amityville Horror, & The Roadside Phantoms: All-ages rock show in Alameda, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $15-$20. Rooster's Roadhouse, 1700 Clement (at Grand), Alameda, 510-337-9190.

New Wave City New Year's Eve Party: New wave music abounds at this New Year's party, with DJs Skip, Shindog, John, and Low-Life spinning. Complimentary champagne toast and midnight balloon drop, too, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $15-$25. Raw Hide, 280 Seventh St. (at Folsom), 621-1197.

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