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Friday, December 5, 2008

Wonderland Walk, transPOP and Labyrinth: Your Weekend Hitlist

Posted By on Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 9:12 AM

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By Melissa Baron

It's official, Christmas has hit San Francisco. There are still lots of things to do this weekend besides checking out holiday decorations downtown and downing peppermint bark sundaes. Here's the scoop:

On Friday from 6-10 pm hang out in the Lower Haight for the Lower Haight Wonderland Walk. Doe has an art show and promises "loud beats and festive drinks." Other stores will stay open late inviting people in to eat, drink and well, purchase. There's a big all-ages show at Bottom of the Hill:

"Talking House Records has assembled a great show for the holidays featuring artists from our release, 'A Foggy Holiday - Carols from the SF Scene, Vol. 2.' The show will feature many artists from the record who will all be playing their holiday track. Bands include The Heavennly States, The Trophy Fire, The Federalists and more."

Some of the ticket funds will go to The MusiCares Foundation. Over at YBCA is the opening of transPOP from 8-11.

"YBCA invites you to join us in celebration of the opening of transPOP:

Korea Vietnam Remix with a party featuring cash bars, and entertainment

by Thomas Apartment, an alternative-rock-pop creation fusing

hard-driving riffs, euphoric melodies and lyrical depth. Nguoi Viet

Daily News calls Thomas Apartment a new revolution that will open up

doors for Vietnamese rockers across America and worldwide."

On Saturday head to Union Square to get in the Christmas spirit at the Fantasy of Lights.

Between 3 pm and 6 pm there will be carolers, kids activities,

jugglers, facepaint and apparently even Santa's reindeer. Not to

mention pictures with the big man in red himself.

On both Saturday and Sunday the Amory hoasts the Mission Bazaar.

It's open between 10 and 6 pm on Saturday and 11 and 6 pm on Sunday. In

addition to shopping there will be dance and music. Admission is $5.

Saturday evening, local rockers the Traditional Fools play El Rio in the Mission alongside HANK IV and Mayyors. The show is $7. The Clay continues their midnight movie fun with Labyrinth both Friday and Saturday. The showings are 21+ and will have a bar. Saturday night you can catch some Bowie karaoke.

On Sunday Aimee Mann brings Christmas to Bimbo's 365 (1025 Columbus Avenue).

This is her 3rd annual Christmas show and she plays along with Patton

Oswalt, Grant-Lee Phillips, Nellie McKay and Morgan Murphy. The show is

21+ and tickets are supposedly already sold out so we hope you're in.

That's your Weekend Hitlist.

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