This Week's Hottest Events: Cash Cab's Ben Bailey, SF Bike Party, and Willie Nelson


Comedy: Cash Cab's Ben Bailey
You may not know him by name, but surely you know Ben Bailey's NYC cash cab. The trivia game that takes place on camera behind closed taxi doors turned many on to the Discovery channel and the show's now famous host will be cracking jokes and recounting tales from his storied yellow bus this week at Cobb's. Trivia nerd or not, this is quiz show stand-up you don't want to miss. $18-$21; Thursday, 1/6 - Sunday, 1/9; Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.,

Play: SF Bike Party
Think Critical Mass without the attitude. If you sport two wheels instead of four, here's a fun, free event that takes you through 12 miles of the city, stopping to party and socialize three times along the way. Ride with friends or come solo. The event starts at 8 and takes place the first Friday of every month. Free; Friday, 1/7; AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza to Civic Center BART,

Art: Three Solo Exhibitions at Southern Exposure
Jump-start the new year with a survey of new art. This three-for-one opening reception at Southern Exposure gives you a glimpse of three solo exhibitions of emerging Bay Area artists. Jaime Cortez's "Universal Remote" reminisces on the absence of Michael Jackson in pop culture. Kenneth Lo's "Every Stone Tethered to Sleep/Every Presence Wedded to Stone" turns his self-depracating wit to death and life examined via a multi-media installation. And Ginger Wolfe-Suarez's "Both Are True" reassembles memory fragments into sensory landscapes. Free; Friday, 1/7 - Saturday, 2/19; Southern Exposure, 3030 20th St.,

Theater: Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Lost in Yonkers is a coming-of-age story about two brothers left in the care of their immigrant grandmother. Set in 1940s Yonkers, the play is a portrait of a dysfunctional Jewish family. Whether you're a native New Yorker or understand the inner workings of a traditional Jewish upbringing, this play will touch you. $30-$39; Saturday 1/8 - Sunday 1/16; Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.,

Music: Willie Nelson
On the whole, I'd say country is cringe-worthy, but singing/songwriting legend Willie Nelson is the exception. The man is in his seventies, but he's still churning out music—from his classic Texas outlaw tunes to new work on reggae, blues, folk, and jazz. And he puts on one heck of a live show well worth the splurge. $70; Sunday 1/9 - Wednesday 1/12; The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.,

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