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This Week's Hottest Events: Jay-Z, CounterPULSE, and More Holiday Shopping

JAY-Z, Courtesy of Stereogum

Art
Creativity Explored Holiday Art Sale
Take advantage of the 2013 Annual Holiday Art Sale at Creativity Explored this month. Find unique holiday gifts to choose from by over 135 artists, and with 30% off all original artwork, you're sure to find the perfect piece for a steal.
When: through Mon. 12/30
Where: Creativity Explored, 3245 16th St.

Music
JAY-Z
This is the year of JAY-Z, whoose 12th solo album went platinum before its July release. Get tickets to his Dec. 11 show at San Jose's SAP Center before they sell out.
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 12/11
Where: SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose

Music
Jeff Tweedy
Best known for his heavy influence in the creation of Wilco's sound, the band he founded in 1994, Tweedy is an in-demand producer. His solo performances break away from the more meditated and adventurous performances by Wilco, revealing his talent as a songwriter, guitarist, and compelling performer.
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 12/11 & Thurs. 12/12
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

Design
Zinc Details San Francisco Holiday Design Market
Local designers showcase their goods at the SF Holiday Market, part of Zinc Details pop-up SF Local Design Market series. Check out emerging designers, such as Becky Hui Chan, Risa Culbertson, and Robert Dombroski, and nab some fun holiday gifts or one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers.
When: 5 - 8 p.m., Thurs. 12/12
Where: Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore St.

Music
Ozomatli
Enjoy Ozomatli perform with the San Francisco Symphony for one-night-only. The Grammy Award-winning LA-based group, known for their humanitarian efforts, will blend their urban-Latino-funk fusion with the symphony in what is sure to be an interesting and upbeat collaboration.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thurs. 12/12
Where: Davis Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. 

Local
Cal Academy Holiday Bazaar Nightlife
Treat yourself to one of the spiked snow cones at the California Academy of Science's Holiday Bazaar Nightlife. This week's NightLife presents wonderful holiday treasures from over 40 local merchants. Browse the marketplace while Mark Farina DJs, and enjoy the holiday cheer!
When: 6 - 10 p.m., Thurs. 12/12
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr.

Performance
Nicole Kidman is F-ing Gorgeous
Nicole Kidman is F-ing Gorgeous is an edgy performance collaboration by Mica Sigourney, John Foster Cartwright, and Maryam Rostami that defines Kidman in her beauty and her absences. NKIFG challenges you to come and watch the cast dance, sing, and project our fears in this provocative performance.
When: 8 p.m., Thurs. 12/12–Sun. 12/15
Where: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St.

Local
Oakland Museum Friday Nights
Have fun at this family-friendly night market with OMCA. Galleries are open late, and fab food provided by Off the Grid satisfies any late-night cravings (think Señor Sisig and Chairman Bao). Grad some grub, listen to music (the crowd even breaks into line dances), and check out the shows in the newly renovated art, history, and science galleries. The special exhibit "Above and Below: Stories of Our Changing Bay" is on view until Feb. 23. 
When: 5 - 9 p.m., Fri. 12/13
Where: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland

Art
Playground Legends
FIFTY24SF presents the Holiday Print Show titled "Playground Legends." The show features prints from some of Upper Playground's most talented collaborators. See work from Brain Flynn, Estevan Oriol, MARS-1, Miss Van, and more.
When: 6 p.m., Sat. 12/14
Where: FIFTY24SF, 218 Fillmore St.