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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

December 27, 2011 12:00 PM
Here are this week's hot tickets in the San Francisco area. Check back every Tuesday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT, December 27 | Yes Sweet Can!: Who says a garbage can is trash? Who says sweeping up is a chore? Yes Sweet Can instills new life into old ideas, creating in a world in which anything can happen. This piece is about a group of people who, blown around by a storm of change, come to a place where the old rules of physical limitations no longer apply. In this place, they encounter acrobatic brooms, disco-dancing chocolate milk, and a trio of tap dancing trash cans. Their individual journeys toward expanded perspectives-- with the help of their circus apparatus, aerial silks, acrobatics, slack rope, and hula hoops -- expose the magic of everyday life, accessible to everyone.

Thursday, December 29 | Laughter Against the Machine: New Years!: W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Janine Brito, touring as Laughter Against the Machine, offer a unique kind of comedy where the comedians and the audience to expect to be challenged, to laugh, and think at the same time. It's an issue-oriented, no-holds-barred show with no preconceived expectations, These shows mark the end of LATM's biggest year ever. Collectively they visited seven of the nation's Occupy Wall Street encampments. And after an extremely successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, they toured and shot a documentary of the most politically polarized places in the USA. In addition to visiting Occupy Wall Street actions across the country, they crossed the border in Arizona, marched with striking hotel workers in Chicago, went to a Mosque in Michigan, touched the levee in the lower 9th ward in New Orleans, and hung out with street artists against oil pipelines in DC.

Saturday, December 31 | Hemlock Tavern New Year's Eve Bash with Wax Idols and Terry Malts: Hemlock Tavern New Year's Eve Bash with Wax Idols and Terry Malts plus deejays Mike Slumberland (Mike Schulman from Slumberland Records) and Matt Mantle (from The Mantles). Includes complimentary champagne toast at midnight!

Saturday, December 31 | NYE2012: BACK IN BED WITH FAIRY BUTCH!:his New Years, get BACK IN BED WITH FAIRY BUTCH! The legendary campy, erotic cabaret is back to put the Auld Lang in your Syne. Voted SF Guardian's "Best Place to Cop a Same-Sex Date," ring in 2012 with the return of queer-icon Fairy Butch at the gorgeous and spacious Blue Macaw!

Know of any other events happening in the Bay Area this week? Post them in the comments section!

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