Dec. 16-23: Across the Bridge


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You haven’t celebrated Christmas unless you’ve witnessed the flamboyant madness of the “Mexican Elvis” Christmas show. Dec 17 at 8. $20. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco. 415.771.1422.Preservation Hall Jazz Band

SF Symphony presents long-running New Orleans institution in special “Creole Christmas” show. Dec 19 at 8. $15-$65. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. 415.864.6000.Velvet Teen

Santa Rosa invades Berkeley with local favorites, now a four-piece, headlining a bill with Litany for the Whale. Dec 19 at 8. $8. 924 Gilman, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley. 510.524.8180.Robin Thicke

Blue-eyed soul hitmaker and son of actor Alan Thicke appears to support new album “Sex Therapy” with R&B up-and-comer Ryan Leslie. Dec 19 at 8. $43-$60. The Warfield, 982 Market St, San Francisco. 415.775.7722.Rickie Lee Jones

L.A. songstress returns with brilliant poetry and strategically out-of-focus cover photo on new album “Balm of Gilead.” Dec 19 at 9. $37. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. 415.346.6000.Slum Village

Long-running Detroit hip-hop group bouyed by Dilla and “Office Space” but beseiged by tragic passing plays late show at jazz club. Dec 23 at 10:30. $25-$30. Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco. 415.655.5600.Gabe MelineMore San Francisco events at


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