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Reading that the Castro Theatre has booked a big-name celebrity act to appear on its historical stage is no big surprise. The venue has hosted many amazing stars over the years--heck, Seth Rogan was in the house just a couple weeks ago!

But when the holiday season rolls around and you need a good show to attend, the Castro Theatre is the place to be and there is absolutely no appearance more exciting, more San Franciscan, than Carlos Santana.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will be making his visit on Wednesday, December 3, for an exclusive evening. The reason for his visit? To promote his new autobiographyThe Universal Tone. The extensive account covers everything from the musician's childhood in Mexico, to the 1960's underground rock scene and taking us up to his world-renowned super smash album Supernatural. The evening's Facebook page promotes the event as such:

"His long-awaited autobiography, THE UNIVERSAL TONE, is not just the history of a rock band that sold millions of albums. It is the story of an individual who is ceaselessly creative, spiritually focused and yet fearlessly part of a world that brought him fame and adulation and challenged his dedication to his music and to doing good."

The long awaited memoir is describes as "fun and funky." But really, what else would you expect from a poetic rockstar who also has a knack for selling tasty bottles of wine and sassy-as-hell purses and heels.

The fete de la nuit will be a discussion and overview of the book between Santana himself and Rolling Stone Magazine uber writer Ben Fong-Torres (You have all seen "Almost Famous" right? ...Yes, that Ben Fong-Torres.)

Tickets for the evening can be bought through and start as low as $35. See, now you don't have an excuse not to go because happy hour at your favorite probably costs more than a ticket to see a 10-time Grammy winner.

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