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Soldiers on both sides agreed to put down their weapons and celebrate the holiday together.

Upcoming Events By Date

Graffiti from the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz remains on the island. (Photo: Tewy)

Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony

Annual sunrise gathering on Alcatraz to commemorate the 1969-1971 occupation of the island by Indians of All Tribes includes music, dancers and other ceremonial celebration.
November 27 @ 4:15 am - 8:45 am


Feels II

The second Wine & Bowties' annual party in West Oakland includes music from Kool A.D., Teebs, a DJ set by Kreayshawn and others, as well as work by dozens of visual artists and food & drink.
November 29 @ 7:00 pm

John Waters Christmas

A John Waters Christmas

Everyone's favorite subversive filmmaker (and surprise hitchhiker) returns to town for a ribald one-man monologue about Christmas.
November 29 @ 8:00 pm



Canadian quintet channels Britpop influences such as Belle & Sebastian and Teenage Fanclub, while they support their self-titled debut album.
November 29 @ 9:00 pm


Angel Olsen

St. Louis-born songwriter who traipses through cosmic new-Americana in her excellent full-band debut album, titled 'Burn Your Fire for No Witness.'
December 1 @ 8:00 pm


Kinky Boots

Cyndi Lauper makes a triumphant return with this Tony-winning musical about the heir of a struggling shoe factory who turns to a drag queen to help business.
December 2 - December 28

Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand

Dave Eggers interviews McDormand about her rich career in film, her partnership with husband Joel Coen, her return to Broadway in 2008 and what's next for the award-winning actress.
December 2 @ 7:30 pm

De La Soul hat

De La Soul

Revisit the humor and harmony of Mase, Posdnous, and Trugoy, the trio behind the classic hip-hop album 3 Feet High and Rising.
December 3 @ 8:00 pm

Thee Oh Sees

Local boy gone south, John Dwyer brings the band back to town for a two-night residency at the Chapel that's sure to sell out quickly.
December 4 - December 5


Richard Ford

Pulitzer-winning author Richard Ford (Independence Day, Canada) returns with a fourth Frank Bascombe novel, Let Me be Frank with You.
December 5 @ 7:30 pm


The Last Unicorn

The classic children's film screens in a digital restoration with the book's author Peter S. Beagle on hand for a post-screening Q&A.
December 6 - December 10


Great Apes

San Francisco punk band led by Brian Moss returns in a record-release show for a new EP, 'Playland at the Beach,' dedicated to the city by the bay.
December 6 @ 9:00 pm


Chris Hardwick

The multifaceted, multi-talented host of the Nerdist podcast lets his comedic streak run rampant in a three-night standup run at Cobb's Comedy Club.
December 11 - December 13

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon visits the Exploratorium with an unusual show featuring the Disklavier player piano, inspired by the ahead-of-its-time compositional vision of Conlon Nancarrow.
December 11 @ 7:00 pm