Beginning Ukulele
Rick Duncan has recorded over 300 original songs, written poems, parodies, and humor articles; his musical forays have taken him into rock, country, dixieland, ethnic folk dance, children’s and comedy music. Dr Demento has featured Duncan’s songs on his national radio program. Monday nights, Duncan is teaching an on-going class on Learning to Play Your Ukulele at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center.

Anti-Anti Holidaze Bizzare
Find that odd last-minute holiday gift without going anywhere near a mall. On Tuesday night, the VooDoo Lounge hosts The Stinky Show featuring tables of bizzare art for sale and live music by local bands Talky Tina, BITE (from Oakland) and Joe Q Citizen.

Live Jazz at the Athletic Club
The San Jose Athletic Club used to be a Scottish Rite Temple in the early 20th century. Now the gym has recently become one of the newest unusual spots for live music with their Wednesday night jazz series. Candice and Company will be swinging in the Phoenix Lounge at 6pm.

Ali Wong
She’s been called a younger, more Asian, and more female version of Chris Rock. After being named “Best Comedian of 2009” by SF Weekly and “Best of the Bay” by SF Bay Guardian, Ali Wong moved to New York to accelerate her stand-up career. She returns home to the Bay Area for the holidays with a special show at the San Jose Improv on Thursday.

Willow Glen Lights Horse Drawn Wagon Ride
Looking for an authentic Charles Dickens experience in the South Bay? This Friday is the last chance this year to take a horse drawn wagon ride tour through the cozy Willow Glen neighborhood’s holiday lights and displays. Individual tickets are $14.99 but Charlene Chavez Photography is offering package deals for two or for the whole family that include hot beverages, professional photos with Santa, and gift certificates to the eco-friendly toy store Treehouse in the Glen.