Holiday Guide Listings 

Our guide to holiday events.

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David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!: Celebrate the holiday season with music of Eastern Europe, Sun., Dec. 11, 3 p.m., no cover. McKenna Theatre, San Francisco State University, San Francisco.

Dmitiri Matheny WinterFest Presents The Snow Cat: family celebration of storytelling and song, Sun., Dec. 11, 4:30 p.m., $12, $15, $18. Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St., Berkeley, 510-845-5373,

First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley High School Choir: Erika Myers conducts a program of seasonal music, Tue., Dec. 13, 3 p.m., no cover. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington, 510-524-3043.

"Harps for the Holidays": Triskela, Pleiades, and Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble present holiday, world, and original music, Sat., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., $10, $15. St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.

Holiday Party and Dance with the Zydeco Flames and Andre Thierry: dance lesson with Dana D. at 8 p.m.; live music at 9 p.m, Fri., Dec. 23, $13. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave., Alameda, 415-285-6285,

Holiday Tea with Pianist Ricardo Scales: Includes dinner buffet plus a selection of tea sandwiches and scones, starting Dec. 1, Mondays-Thursdays, 12-4 p.m. through Dec. 31, $31. Top of the Mark, 1 Nob Hill 999 California St., 415-616-6916.

A John Waters XXXMas: With Jonathan Richman, Wed., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., $35, $75. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., 415-346-6000,

Joyful Noise Choir Performs Selections from Handel's Messiah: Sun., Dec. 11, 5 p.m., no cover. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Pt. Richmond.

Juanita Ulloa and Her Picante Ensemble: Celebrating the release of Paz y Alegria, Sun., Dec. 18, 5:30 & 7 p.m., no cover with 3-course dinner special. Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell St., San Francisco, 415-646-0018.

Juanita Ulloa CD Release Concert: Latin Vocal Music Workshop opens, followed by Juanita & the Picante Ensemble. Santa and a piñata for kids, Fri., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., San Francisco.

Kensington Symphony Holiday Concert: Geoffrey Gallegos conducts a selection of seasonal works, including Mozart's Don Giovanni, Handel's Messiah, and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Sat., Dec. 10, 8 p.m., $10, $15. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 545 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito.

Kularts 20th Anniversary Party: With Alleluia Panis Dance Theater, Ating Tao Drum Circle, Danongan Kalanduyan, Likha Rondalla, the Rhapsodistas, holiday gift bazaar, and cuisine from the Philippines, Sat., Dec. 3, 6 p.m., $20. SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, 415-552-2131,

Lessons and Carols: Pastor Dan Damon and Eileen Johnson lead a singing of holiday hymns. Sun., Nov. 27, 5 p.m., free-will offering. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Pt. Richmond.

"Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming": Cantare Con Vivo Chorale & Chamber Ensemble present sacred holiday music by Bach, Duruflé, Randol Bass, Busto, and Berlin, Sun., Dec. 4, 3 p.m., $10, $24, $30. First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway, Oakland, 510-444-3555, Mon., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., $10, $24, $30. Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave., Walnut Creek.

"Messiah-Sing": Bryn Baker conducts a sing-along concert of Handel's Messiah, with New Millennium Strings Orchestra, organist Sandra Soderlund, and soloists, Sun., Dec. 4, 6 p.m., $10. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Lawson Rd., Berkeley, 510-525-0302.

Mo's Kitchen Holiday Cabaret: Hosted by Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, Wed., Dec. 14, 6 p.m., no cover. San Francisco Marriott, 55 4th St., San Francisco.

"Mozart and His Pet Basset Horn": Members of San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera perform works by Mozart, Salzedo, and Glinka, Sun., Dec. 4, 3 p.m., $10, $20, $30. Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School St., Lafayette, 925-283-1557.

Mozart's Messiah: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra performs works by Mozart. Seven-concert series starts at $185; contact the venue for individual ticket prices, Thu., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., 415-252-1288, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Sat., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 11, 7 p.m. First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, 510-848-3696.

Noon Christmas Concert Series -- Juanita Ulloa and Her Picante Ensemble: Tue., Dec. 20, noon, no cover. Wells Fargo Museum, 412 Montgomery St., San Francisco.

Oakland East Bay Symphony "Sing-Along Messiah": Sat., Dec. 10, 8 p.m. Subscription tickets: 510-444-0801. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, 510-465-6400,

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir 20th Anniversary Concert: Presenting an evening of gospel and Christmas music featuring Eugene Cole and Deborah Henderson, Sat., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., $10-$40. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, 510-465-6400,


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