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Start: 12/08/2013 8:00 pm

The Klezmatics“The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard,” says Time Out New York, “on a good night, they can rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” Since their founding in New York in 1986, the band has released ten albums, including the winner of the 2006 Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album, Wonder Wheel, which features previously unsung lyrics by Woody Guthrie set to their original compositions.

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Start: 12/09/2013 8:00 pm

Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge was an almost-crazy experiment in dissonance and disruption, penned by the completely-deaf composer near the end of his creative life. Called “repellent” and “incomprehensible” by his peers, Stravinsky consided it “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever."

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Start: 12/10/2013 8:00 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 8:00 p.m.

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Start: 12/11/2013 8:00 pm

Patrick LandezaThe Hawaiian Holiday Concert blends heart-warming stories of aloha, hula, and traditional Hawaiian holiday songs with holiday standards. Hosted by award winning Hawaiian musician Patrick Landeza, it will feature LT Smooth, Waipuna, David Kamakahi and Bill Griffin.

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Start: 12/12/2013 8:00 pm

Christmas Jug BandThe Christmas Jug Band is a loose affiliation of local folkies, hipsters, and hardcore rock and rollers who share a love for jug band versions of cherished Christmas classics and irreverent originals like "Mistletoe Jam" and "Santa Lost a Ho." "Make no mistake," writes Paul Liberatore of the San Jose Mercury News, "the Jug Band may be jokey, but its venerable members are some of the best musicians in the Bay Area and beyond." For 36 years now, these purveyors of raucous r

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Start: 12/13/2013 8:00 pm

Peter RowanPeter Rowan is a bluegrass master. His musical roots go back to Bill Monroe. He didn’t just hear Bill Monroe’s recordings – he played guitar and sang lead with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys in the mid-1960s. After stints in Earth Opera, Muleskinner, and the Marin County rock group Seatrain, he co-founded Old and in the Way with Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. Since then, he’s recorded more than 30 albums and earned six Grammy nominations.

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Start: 12/14/2013 8:00 pm

Judy CollinsWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $56.50.