What’s In December’s Flask?

Jake and Ryan love watching dance. They can’t get enough. Every month they plan their calendar around their favorite upcoming shows. But in order to ease the tension and get into the mood, they also bring a cocktail catered to that specific performance. So what’s in December’s flask?

“The Velveteen Rabbit” tells the story of a stuffed rabbit who wants nothing more than to become real.

Drink Selection: Hung over for this show?  We inevitably will be.  So instead of hair of the dog, please “Hare of the Rabbit.”  Pinnacle Cake Vodka, Crème de Cacao (clear kind) and Frangelico.  Enjoy.

Sat, Dec 1, 1pm & 4pm; Sun, Dec 2, 2pm; Thu-Fri, Dec 7-8, 11am; Sat, Dec 8, 1pm & 4pm; Sun, Dec 9, 2pm, $15-47

Lam Research Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St, SF



Avy K Productions/ Erika Tsimbrovsky and Vadim Puyandaev
“Ir-Rational” is an imagined meeting between the intuitive Mary, Queen of Scots and the rational Queen Elizabeth of England. Their collision reflects the struggle in each of us between impulse and reason.

Drink Selection: We made two drinks for this piece, one for Mary and one for Elizabeth.  Mary gets “The Tudor Sisters.” Scotch, bitters, sugar, iced-tea and lemon.  Boil ingredients together and serve warm.  Elizabeth gets “The Royal Pain.” Crown Royal, bitters, sugar, iced-tea and lemon.  Serve on the rocks, just like their relationship.

Fri-Sat, Dec 7-8, 8pm, $30

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF



San Francisco Ballet

“Nutcracker.” Enough said.

Drink Selection: Forget the Rat King: brother Fritz is a dick y’all! He breaks the Nutcracker in the first scene! We got so hung up on this we had to make two drinks.  First is “The Ball Bustin’ Brother” – Bailey’s, Frangelico, Creme de Menthe and a splash of Chamboard.  Second is “On the Fritz” – brandy eggnog. Take that Fritz!

Fri, Dec 7, 7pm Sat-Sun, Dec 8-9, 2pm & 7pm; Tue, Dec 11, 7pm; Wed-Sun, Dec 12-13, 2pm & 7pm; Tue-Sun, Dec 18-23, 2pm & 7pm; Mon, Dec 24, 11am & 4pm; Wed-Thu, Dec 26-27, 2pm & 7pm; Fri, Dec 28, 2pm, $38-115

War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave, SF



YAELISA & Caminos Flamenco

“10 Por Arriba” celebrates the season with flamenco as a jazz performance . . . loose, improvisational and always exciting!

Drink Selection: The “Arriba Franklin” is what we like to call this fiery sangria – merlot, blackberry brandy, peach schnapps, splash of soda water, chili powder and cinnamon muddled in fruit.  Serve on the rocks.

Wed-Sat, Dec 12-15, 8pm, Sun, Dec 16, 3pm, $20-40

ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF



Sebastian Grubb

“WORKOUT” twists fitness culture into a fantasized path of enlightenment for gym rats and cardio bunnies everywhere.

Drink Selection: “The ARMstrong” (oops, sorry Lance). Jaeger, Malibu, splash of Redbull and orange Gatorade.

Fri-Sat, Dec 14-15, 8pm, $15-25

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF

Sun, Dec 16, 8pm, $15-25

Athletic Playground, 4770 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville



“D.R.U.N.K.S” is a satirical physical theatre piece full of dangerous rebels, nonsensical knowledge, and boot scootin’ gun slingin’ shot takin’ fun.

Drink Selection: We love the name of this piece.  Please pre-game the shit out of this show.  We made the “The Liver Be-Gone” (requires double fisting).  Beer of your choice in one hand and a “Liver Be-Gone” in the other.  Vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triplesec, sour mix, splash of coke and float with grenadine and Bacardi 151.  After the show go crazy and do body shots.

Fri-Sat, Dec 14-15, 8pm, $10-20

The Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF



RAW (resident artist workshop)

Palanza Dance presents “Hiding in Tiny Places” (a modern day take on the Thumbelina fairytale), Karla Quintero presents “Uncanny Valley”, and Caitlin Hafer presents a new dance film “Even A Dead Fish (Can Swim Downstream).”

Drink Selection: This piece calls for “The GREEN THUMBelina.” Gin, Limoncello, thyme, and rosemary – shake and serve with a lemon twist. For Caitlin Hafer’s new dance film we made “The Deadfish Walking.” Absolut Citron, Midori, sweet and sour mix, and Blue Curacao.

Wed-Sat, Dec 19-20, 8pm, $10-20

The Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF