|Multiple cities[ongoing] The Blind Cafe A pop-up event where you are served dinner by legally blind servers, eat in the pitch dark, and listen to live music…with strangers! Thx, Tyler H.!
[Until 11/25] Amanda Palmer continues her book tour for The Art of Asking.
[11/28, Everywhere] Buy Nothing Day (also, don’t shop on Thanksgiving. That’s just wrong.)
[11/29, TV] World premiere of Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever–Lifetime Channel
[12/13, SF/LA] Santacon**
[11/19] Lost City Antiques grand re-opening party. Giant novelty scissors at the ready!
[11/22] Vintage Pinball Style, Pacific Pinball Museum–$15
[11/23] Heather Gold is performing in my living room. I KNOW. [Tix are $10]
[12/13] Mid-Century Holiday Potluck Extravaganza! All ages [Tix] –This is a super-fun event…and so popular that they moved it from hosting it in a home to the Eagles Hall!
[11/28-12/24] Blue Genie Art Bazaar
[Until 1/4/15] David Bowie Is at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
[12/21] MOBY: Live at the Integratron
[11/21] Bawdy Storytelling: First/Best/Worst/Last
[Nov/Dec dates] KrampusFest 2014 [UPDATED link with lots more info]
[12/5-12/7] Comedy Hack Day at YouTube Space LA [apply]
[12/5] A special screening of Tim Burton’s film Big Eyes at Art Basel Miami Beach
[12/7] Frank Portman’s King Dork Approximately book release show: “‘acts,’ oddities, bookselling, meet the author, the Oxford comma, rock, and roll.”
[11/22] Burning Man Arts Presents: The Artumnal Gathering
[11/25] Odd Salon: Obsession, stories of “passion & addiction, and the fine line between preoccupation & mania” [Tix are $15]
[11/25] Kevin Kelly at The Interval: a Cool Tools Book Event [Tickets are $35]
[11/28] Royale With Sleaze: A Pulp Fiction Burlesque Experience
[11/29] The John Waters Christmas Show
[11/30] Homo for the Holidays: a “big queer craft fair on the patio at El Rio” — $5
[12/2-12/28] Kinky Boots
[12/4] Wunderfaire, a celebration of local craftspeople hosted by IDEO — <3 this event!
[12/5-12/15] Another Hole in the Head, an indie horror, sci-fi, dark fantasy, and exploitation cinema film festival
[12/14] Charles Phoenix Retro Holiday Slide Show at Empress of China [Tickets] Don’t miss this one! Not only are his shows FAB, but the Empress of China is CLOSING at the end of the year.
San Leandro, CA
[12/4] Rainbow Rumpus Book Talk with author Benjamin Wachs
[12/5-12/7] Digital Detox Retreat at Shambhala Ranch