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, 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.
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.
Gingerbread Contest and Exhibit 21st annual display of edible creations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday, through Dec. 30; free-$4. Coyote Point Museum, Coyote Point Park, 1651 Coyote Point, San Mateo, 650-342-7755 / www.coyoteptmuseum.org.
Holiday ExhibitionVintage 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.
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., Wednesday, Dec. 12; noon-5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13; 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.
"The Sounds of Christmas" New Yorkbased 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. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787 / www.yerbabuenaarts.org.
"Veiled and Revealed" Seven-person group show with visits from Santa and kids' gifts for sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 & 22; free. Art-A-Fact Gallery, 1109 Addison (at San Pablo), Berkeley, 848-1985.
"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, through Dec. 17; free.
Wreaths From Recyclables Learn how to create seasonal wreaths and centerpieces from found objects. 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15; $10. Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason (at Halleck), 561-7752 / www.crissyfield.org.
Xmas Pachanga and Art Sale More than 30 artists display their fine art prints. Noon-6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, through Dec. 22; free. Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th St. (at Bryant), 826-8009.
EVENTS African American Holiday Traditions Author Antoinette Broussard talks about Kwanzaa as she reads from her book African American Holiday Traditions. 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16; free. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4277.
Café by the Bay Hanukkah Party Kosher food, dancing, and live entertainment provided by La Bolshevita. 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13; free. Jewish Family and Children's Services, Miriam Shultz Grunfeld Building, 2150 Post (at Scott), 449-3844. Call by Monday, Dec. 10, to RSVP.
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