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Dec. 23-24: The Skivvies: Holiday Roadkill, Bethlehem A.D., Will Bernard, Karen Lovely, Ali Wong, Sarah Tiana, S.F. Gay Men’s Chorus, Bill Graham Menorah Lighting

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Nick Cearly and Lauren Molina are The Skivvies, performing stripped-down tunes in their undies, at ACT’s Strand. (Courtesy photo)

FRIDAY, DEC. 23

The Skivvies: Holiday Roadkill: Broadway’s Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley are an “undie-rock, comedy-pop duo” who literally strip down to their underwear to perform stripped-down versions of eclectic covers and wacky holiday mash-ups. [7 and 10 p.m,, ACT’s Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

Bethlehem A.D.: The little town of Bethlehem is brought to life at the annual outdoor staging of the Christmas story, where people can mix and mingle with Roman centurions and wise men and visit the baby in the manger. [6 to 9:30 p.m., 1305 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

Feral Fourth Friday Christmas Square Dance: Caller Mike Lewinski leads the dance, with accompaniment by KC & the MooNshine Band and spiced cider. [7 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Will Bernard’s Holiday Throw Down: The guitarist leads a show with guests Deszon Claiborne, Victor Little, Maya Kronfeld, Jazz Mafia Horns and Omega, vocalist of Curtis Bumpy. [9 p.m., Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Karen Lovely: The Portland-based vocalist has won a 2015 Blues411 “Jimi” Award for best contemporary blues female artist, among many honors. [7:30 and 10 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

A Christmas Carol: American Conservatory Theater winds down its 2016 production of the Dickens holiday classic with two shows on penultimate day of the run. [1 and 7 p.m., Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., S.F.]

Ali Wong: The San Francisco-born and bred comedian opens a series of sold-out standup shows. [7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Sarah Tiana: On her website, the Georgia-born performer says she has been a “‘working’ comedian/ex-waitress in Los Angeles since 2003.” [8 and 10 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


SATURDAY, DEC. 24

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Home for the Holidays: The Christmas Eve concerts celebrates their 27th anniversary, with special guest, soprano Melody Moore. [5, 7 and 9 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Bill Graham Menorah Lighting: George Zimmer and Aaron Peskin preside over the first candle lighting of the annual outdoor Hanukkah observance. [7 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

Brian Setzer
: The guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and Grammy-Award winner and his 19-piece orchestra perform music off their latest Christmas album, “Rockin’ Rudolph.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble: The group’s annual Christmas Eve show is designed to “bring a message of faith, hope, love and joy to the country and to the world.” [7 and 9:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Russian Holiday Bell Concert: Victor Avdienko of the San Francisco Symphony’s percussion section plays a kolokola — a set of authentic Russian bronze bells — in a performance of traditional and contemporary pieces. [Noon, Koret Auditorium, S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker: For 2016, The City’s premier dance troupe has added performances of its lavish production, the longest-running “Nutcracker” in America, due to popular demand. [11 a.m. and 4 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Kiki Before Christmas Dance Party and Drag Show: Featured performers are Saturn Rising, Sir Joq, Vainhein, Bobbi Rohs, Eddie Gessford and assorted DJS. [9 p.m,, Starline Social Club, 2236 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland]

The Lion King: Disney’s super-popular Broadway spectacular with music by Elton John and Tim Rice begins the final week of its San Francisco run. [2 p.m,, Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., S.F.]

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