Holiday Listings 2002

Arts, Crafts, Events, and Performances for the Holidays

A Christmas Carol/A.C.T.: Dickens' classic holiday tale; Opens, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, and Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22, noon and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, noon and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, noon Friday, Dec. 27, noon and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29; $15-$61. Geary Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.

Christmas Concert & Sing-Along: San Francisco Girls Chorus perform its annual concert of carols and chorale works, 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, $12-$40, 392-4400 (box office). Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness (at Grove), 864-6000.

Christmas Eve at Yoshi's: Join vocalist Clairdee at a CD release party for her new album of holiday songs, This Christmas, 8 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, $15. Yoshi's, 510 Embarcadero West (at Washington), Oakland, 510-238-9200.

The Christmas Revels: 17th annual celebration of the winter solstice featuring Celtic music, traditional dance, and music, 8 p.m. Fridays, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 22, $15-$35, 510-893-9853 (box office). Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside, Oakland, 925-798-1300.

Cinderella/African-American Shakespeare Company: A funky retelling of the classic fairy tale, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, $17-$22, 866-462-2838 (box office). Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon (at Lundeen), 865-2000.

Cinderella/Marin Shakespeare Company: The beloved fairy tale presented in the farcical "panto" tradition, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, additional 7:30 p.m. shows on Sunday, Dec. 22 & Dec. 29, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 29, $15-$20, 499-4488 (infor-mation). 142 Throckmorton (at Madrona), Mill Valley.

The Colors of Christmas: Presented by the San Francisco Symphony with special guests Peabo Bryson, Jon Secada, Oleta Adams, Jody Watley, and the Colors of Christmas Mass Choir, 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, through Wednesday, Dec. 18, $15-$73. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness (at Grove), 864-6000.

Company Mecanique Dance Theater: Holiday fund-raiser for the dancers of CMDT featuring performances by Manuelito Biag/Shift Physical Theater, and Liminal, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, $10, 378-6523 (information). 465B South Van Ness (at 16th St.).

Deck the Horns!: Holiday variety show featuring performances by Anita Cocktail, Doug Holsclaw, Lunatique Fantastique, and many others, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, $25; $50 includes after-party. Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. (at South Van Ness), 861-5079.

Fauxgirls! Holiday Show: Second annual holiday showcase of drag cabaret with host Anjelica Devarox, 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, free. Marlena's, 488 Hayes (at Octavia), 864-6672.

Festival/Festiv: SFSU Symphony presents a winter concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, $3-$5, 338-1432 (information). SFSU Campus/McKenna Theater, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Ave.), Creative Arts Bldg., 338-2467.

Fred Anderson's Holiday Juggle-Rama: Comedy, magic, juggling, and more, 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, and Monday, Dec. 30, free. Center Stage, Pier 39, Beach & Embarcadero, 705-5500.

Handel's Messiah/Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: British conductor Jane Glover conducts this perennial favorite, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, $38-$53. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness (at Grove), 392-4400.

Handel's Messiah/San Francisco Symphony: Celebrate with the symphony's classic rendition of Handel's masterpiece, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21, $15-$79. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness (at Grove), 864-6000.

Holiday Choirs in the Rotunda: Bay Area choir groups serenade visitors to the Science Center, noon Saturdays, through Dec. 28, free-$8. Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline, Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, 510-336-7300.

Holiday Music Series: Enjoy free entertainment as local musicians perform at various locations throughout the North Berkeley business district, Saturdays, through Dec. 21, free, 510-540-6444 (information), call for a listing of performances. Multiple Locations.

Holiday Revue & Fundraiser: Fiddler Laurie Lewis hosts the annual benefit for Freight & Salvage featuring the Bluegrass Intention, Tony Furtado, Brittany Haas, and others, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, $15.50-$16.50. Freight & Salvage, 1111 Addison (at University), Berkeley, 510-548-1761.

Hotel Bethlehem: Isis Arts Collective presents Tom W. Kelly and Tim Bryant's alternative to The Nativity, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 14; $20, 877-810-1571 (reservations). Exit on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 673-3847.

Imagination: Holiday dance show featuring dance lessons and performances, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, $20-$25. Metronome Ballroom, 1830 17th St. (at De Haro), 252-9000.

It's A Wonderful Dyke: Chlamydia Killroy and Sean Fromer's spoof on the holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 15, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, and Friday, Dec. 20, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, $10-$12. Spanganga, 3376 19th St. (at Mission), 821-1102.

Jackeline Rago and the Venezuelan Music Project: A holiday concert of traditional Venezuelan folk music, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, $12. La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, 510-849-2568.

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: Tenth anniversary celebration of Christmas with Chinese food and kosher comedy featuring Jeffrey Ross, Cory Kahaney, Eddie Sarfaty, and Lisa Geduldig, 6 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, and Tuesday, Dec. 24, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 6 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, $35-$50, 522-3737 (information). New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific (between Grant and Stockton).

Moonwatcher: A New Tale of Chelm for Chanukah: A musical comedy about the legendary "town of fools" in Jewish folklore, 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 29, $12.50-$25; pay-what-you-can Thursdays. A Traveling Jewish Theater, 470 Florida (at Mariposa), 399-1809.

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