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Big Hanukkah Happenings

Christmas everything is about to hit big time. But for a good majority of us, Santa Claus is NOT coming to town. This year, thankfully, the Hub at SF's Jewish Community Center is throwing it down for the Jews. The Super 8 Hanukkah Festival: Eight Ways to Burn Bright is a weeklong celebration of the other holiday with food, film, music, comedy, survival kits, and more.

Should I Tell My Girlfriend About a Meaningless, Drunk Kiss?

My long-distance girlfriend lives in England, and I’ll be rejoining her there in nine months. Last night, I kissed another girl (whom I don’t even remotely like) for a second or two, after which I realized what I was doing and explained that I had a girlfriend. Though it’s no excuse, it’s worth noting that I was mega-drunk. I know I’ve cheated. Do I tell my girlfriend and possibly ruin our relationship or keep it to myself and live with the guilt?

He Said: Unless it’s one of your girlfriend’s blood relatives or BFs, a two-second kiss while drunk is a relatively mild betrayal. And luckily, guilt is an ugly, blunt, but effective tool we use to corral our own bad behavior. It sounds like this was a one-time slip on your part, so maybe you don’t need to beat yourself bloody.

Enter the Mezzanine: Win Tickets To See Wu-Tang Clan

Holiday music be damned! At this point, it's increasingly impossible to get away from it in coffee shops, cabs and customer service hold lines. Enter the Wu-Tang Clan  to rescue our poor ears (and maybe do some holiday rhymes of their own?) from this onslaught of jingle bells.

Photos: Blonde Readhead and Ólöf Arnalds @ The Warfield

Follow our music photographer, Misha Vladimirskiy, for free music downloads and chances to win show tickets http://twitter.com/mvladimirskiy

This Week's Hottest Events: Nora Ephron, Pretty Lights, and Jackie Greene

Romantic Comedy: Nora Ephron
Admit it—you know every line of When Harry Met Sally by heart. You're embarrassed to say that you own Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, and Julie and Julia is on your holiday wish list. Well, tonight you can writer and director Nora Ephron in person. You know you want to. $20; Monday 11/22; Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., cityarts.net

Music: Pretty Lights

Free Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees & Bare Wire Show @ Public Works December 11

Well, here's a pre-holiday treat: Rum company Sailor Jerry is gifting us with a FREE  Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees and Bare Wires concert on December 11. Score.

What do you have to do to get in? Just cross those fingers and click here. 161 Eerie Street is where our favorite new Mission chill spot Public Works hides, so there will be plenty of space for you to punch the air and shuffle those feet.

Need a primer? Download local guitar wizards Thee Oh Sees' The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In (Castleface/Tomlab), Bare Wires' jittery, loved-up punk style on Seeking Love (Castleface) and the Black Lips' (who are known to let their freak flags fly live) Good Bad Not Evil (Vice).

Photos: Biz Markie @ TuneUp Media

Follow our music photographer, Misha Vladimirskiy, for free music downloads and chances to win show tickets http://twitter.com/mvladimirskiy

Sex, Lies and Political Miscalculations Take Center Stage in Alex Gibney's 'Client 9'

Was Eliot Spitzer, the so-called "Sheriff of Wall Street" whose attention-grabbing crusade against big-business corruption catapulted him to New York's governorship, sabotaged by his own hubris or the victim of a calculated political hit?
 

Bid on Signed-by-Artist Fillmore Posters: Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, Kings of Leon, Pixies, Death Cab for Cutie, Sonic Youth and Gnarls Barkley!

We’ve selected seven of our favorite Fillmore posters from the past five years for your bidding pleasure. They're all signed by the bands themselves. Proceeds will benefit the Bill Graham Foundation and the San Francsico Conservatory of Music. Bidding starts at $50.  To read the background of Fillmore posters and how they get produced, click here.

Phoenix

Parking Quiz Answer! Finding & Avoiding Red Light Cameras in SF

A bit ago, parking guru David La Bua, author of Finding the Sweet Spot, asked you guys to guess how many red light cameras there are in the city, plus a bonus question of how long red lights actually last. Did you guess correctly?

How many red light camera intersections are there in SF?

A) 2
 
B) 4
 
C) 24
 
D) 42
 
E) 142

Bonus Question (Essay): How long does the typical red light last?

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