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Truce

Truce

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

Upcoming Events By Date

Teebs

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

AngelOlsen

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

KinkyBoots

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

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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

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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

LastUnicorn

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

GreatApes

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

ChrisHardwick

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

tUnE-yArDs

tUnE-yArDs

Having just released her third album, Nikki Nack, Merrill Garbus will be surely play to a sold-out hometown crowd at Oakland's Fox Theater.
December 11 @ 8:00 pm

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Johnny Marr

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has enjoyed hard-fought reappraisal as the most indispensable force in the band's sound. He'll be at The Independent for two nights.
December 14 - December 15

LilB

Lil’ B

The immensely positive 25-year-old rapper born Brandon McCartney plays a rare live show bringing his rampant positivity and "based" tenets to a rabid fanbase.
December 19 @ 8:00 pm