The One About A Bluegrass Singing Otter And Kissing Off The New Year
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up an otter playing bluegrass, holiday shenanigans, and much more!
December 21, 2012
Brick and Mortar
If the world really does end, you should probably go out to a good soundtrack. Thankfully for you, the Beatrock record label is having their third anniversary party on the fateful day, featuring acts like Prometheus Brown, Rocky Rivera, and more. For ticket and more information, visit brickandmortarmusic.com.
Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show
December 26 - 31, 2012 and January 1, 2013
Various Bay Area locations
2012 has been a roller coaster, from election stress to SF Giants domination! For the twentieth year in a row, Will Durst is assembling a mob of pranksters to perform skits, sketches, and stand up that focus on events from the last year. Laugh it up with them on December 26th at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, on the 27th at Hopmonk Tavern in Novato, on the 28th at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, on the 29th at the Margaret Lesher Theater in Walnut Creek, on the 30th at the Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa, the 31st at the San Jose Stage Company, and on January 1st at the Throckmorton in Mill Valley. For tickets and more information, visit willdurst.com.
Twas the Night Before Sketchfest
December 22, 2012
The awesome people who put on Sketchfest are putting on a full day of programming at the Castro Theatre. Will Ferrell's Elf, Billy Bob Thornton as Bad Santa, and most importantly a Jim Henson double header (Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and The Bells of Fraggle Rock). The holiday cheer starts at 12:30pm. For tickets and more information, visit castrotheatre.com.
Holiday Roundup 2012
December 22 - 30, 2012
Various Bay Area locations
As our holiday gift to you, we leave you with this ridiculously robust offering of event tips. There's the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir at Slim's on the 24th, A Minor Cycle (five one-act plays by Greg Giovanni based on famous and forgotten childhood tales) at Theatre of Yugen through the 30th, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy featuring Judy Gold at New Asia Restaurant from the 22nd through the 25th, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at the Marin Theatre Company through the 23rd, and comedian Sinbad's Memphis Red and the Funk Skank Nasty Band at Yoshi's in Oakland.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
We Need You!
Volunteer during our current on-air radio fundraising drive. It's a great way to support KQED Radio with your time. You can really make a difference!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.