Holiday Listings 2001

Arts, Crafts, Events, and Performances for the Holidays

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios More than 100 Berkeley artists open their doors to the public during this annual self-guided tour. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, through Dec. 16; free. Pick up a map at 1250 Addison (at Bonar), #214, Berkeley, or get info at 510-845-2612 / www.berkeleyartisans.com.

Berkeley Farmers' Market 10th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair Benefit for the Ecology Center with handcrafted gifts for sale, live choral music, massage, and cider. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 through Dec. 22; free. MLK Jr. Civic Center Park, Center & MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley, 510-548-3333 / www.ecologycenter.org.

Christmas Ornament Show Eleventh annual group show and sale. Noon-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday, through Dec. 30; free. Velvet Da Vinci, 508 Hayes (at Laguna), 626-7478 / www.velvetdavinci.com.

Craft Showcase 2 Curated exhibition and sale of new works from California's growing fine craft movement. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday-Monday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, through Dec. 30; free. Museum of Craft & Folk Art, Fort Mason, Bldg. A, Marina & Buchanan, 775-0991 ext. 109 / www.mocfa.org.

Creativity Explored Holiday Open House and Benefit Art Sale Work for sale by artists with disabilities. Opening night reception and sale, 6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7; $10. Exhibit continues 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 8-9; free. Creativity Explored Gallery, 3245 16th St. (between Dolores and Guerrero), 863-2108 / www.creativityexplored.org.

Gingerbread Architecture Extravaganza Make and decorate your very own gingerbread house. 11 a.m., 1, 2, & 3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, through Dec. 16; $8 for gingerbread kit, not including price of admission (free-$7). Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds (at Murray), Sausalito, 437-4398 / www.badm.org.

Greens & Gifts Holiday Marketplace & Drop-In Wreath Workshop Stock up on holiday decorations and gifts for garden lovers. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8; free. Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. & Lincoln, 661-1316 / www.strybing.org.

Holiday Exhibition Vintage and contemporary photographs. Through Jan. 12; free. Artseal Gallery, 1847 Larkin (at Pacific), 567-3523 / www.artseal.com.

Holiday Gift-Making Classes Instruction for kids and adults in how to make your own holiday gifts, including ornaments, T-shirts, and candles. Pre-registration required. 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, through Dec. 22; $5-$7. Randall Museum,

199 Museum Way (off Roosevelt), 554-9600 / www.randallmuseum.org.

Holiday Glass Outlet Sales Clearance and discount sale of one-of-a-kind glass artwork, bowls, vases, and sculpture. Noon-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, through Dec. 23; free. Rogue Art Space, 4360 19th St. (at Eureka), 863-4940 / www.rogueartspace.com.

Holiday Sale Handcrafted ceramic work by 21 local potters and ceramic artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Dec. 24; free. The Potter's Studio, 637 Cedar (at Second St.), Berkeley, 510-528-3286.

Holiday Wreath Workshop Learn how to create your own wreaths; participants should bring lunch and decorative items. Pre-registration required. Noon-4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7; $55, includes materials and greens for two wreaths. Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. & Lincoln, 661-1316 ext. 354 / www.strybing.org.

International Holiday Festival In conjunction with "Global Shoes," the hands-on exhibit teaching kids about international cultures, the museum presents a Russian Winter Fair with performances and dance lessons. 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 27-29. The festival ends with World Play Day, a family block party with food and cultural events from different countries. Noon-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30. All events free-$7. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds (at Murray), Sausalito, 437-4398 / www.badm.org.

"Luminous Wonders of the Electric World" 17th annual holiday auction, featuring work by more than 140 participating artists. Open for preview and absentee bidding, noon-6 p.m., Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 8-12; noon-5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13; free. Auction tour and champagne toast 6-8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10; free. "The Parlour," pre-auction event with cocktails and food 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, $150-$175. "The Great Expo: Live and Silent Auction" 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13; $30-$40. New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom (at Eighth St.), 626-5416 / www.newlangtonarts.org.

Naughty Santa's Black Market 35 Bay Area artisans sell handmade arts and crafts with a floor show each night, including the Devil-Ettes, the Cantankerous Lollies, Chicken John, and many others. 6 p.m.-midnight, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 8-9; $15. SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan (at Eighth St.), 695-9100 ext. 2 / www.naughtysantas.com

"The Sounds of Christmas" New York-based visual artist and musician Christian Marclay's installation incorporating his collection of more than 1,000 vinyl LPs of Christmas music. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, through Dec. 31; free. Live DJ performances 5-8 p.m., Thursday, through Dec. 27; free except for Dec. 6 show (free-$10). Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787 / www.yerbabuenaarts.org.

Student Art Holiday Garage Sale Student artwork for sale; all items priced under $200. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8; free. San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut (between Jones and Leavenworth), 771-7020.

'Tis the Reason Holiday group show. Artists' reception, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11. Exhibit continues 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, through Dec. 27; free. Michael Martin Galleries, 251 Post (at Stockton), 217-0070 / www.mmgalleries.com.

"Winter Walls: A Collection of Small Works" Paintings on 10"x10" canvases created for the holiday season. The show takes place at two locations: Hang at the Canvas, 1200 Ninth Ave. (at Lincoln), 504-0070, through Dec. 17; free. Hang, 556 Sutter (at Mason), 434-4264, opening reception, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, through Dec. 17; free.

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