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Dec. 25-26: SF Botanical Garden, SF Zoo, SF Dungeon, It’s a Jewish Christmas, Roxie movies, Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day, St. Gabriel’s Brass Band, Kwanzaa 2017

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St. Gabriel’s Brass Band appears in a Kwanzaa celebration concert at the Museum of the African Diaspora on Dec. 26. (Courtesy photo)
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MONDAY, DEC. 25

San Francisco Botanical Garden: Open Christmas Day with free admission, the natural area has 55 landscaped acres and open spaces with more than 8,000 different plants. [7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way, S.F.]

San Francisco Zoo: The animal park is open Christmas Day. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, S.F.]

Scandalous Murals of Rincon Center: The San Francisco City Guides tour provides historical insight on New Deal art, partisan politics in The City. [2 p.m., Rincon Center lobby, east end, Mission near Steuart street, S.F.]

San Francisco Dungeon: The funny (and slightly scary) Fisherman’s Wharf hour-long attraction brings to life stories of the Barbary Coast with a full theatrical cast, special effects, “gripping storytelling” and 360-degree set. [10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 145 Jefferson St., S.F.]

Roxie movies: The animated feature “The Breadwinner” about a girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 screens at 8:30 p.m., preceded by the Finnish comedy “The Other Side of Hope” at 6:30 p.m. in the little theater; “Goodfellas,” Martin Scorsese’s mobster classic, screens in the big theater. [6:30 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]

It’s a Jewish Christmas, S.F.!: The seventh annual bash, hosted by Matt Haze Kaftor, includes comedy, burlesque, DJs, strip dreidel and a Chinese buffet. [6 to 10:30 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Death Guild X-Mess Night: DNA Lounge’s weekly goth/industrial dance night features Decay, Joe Radio and Melting Girl. [9:30 p.m., 375 11th St., S.F.]

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day: Festivities include open galleries, participatory art and, at 12:30 and 2 p.m., live music by Alison Faith Levy and her Big Time Tot Rock Band. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

TUESDAY, DEC. 26

St. Gabriel’s Brass Band
: The group, which bills itself as the “only authentic New Orleans traditional jazz funeral and Mardi Gras marching band west of New Orleans” appears in performance on the opening day of 2017 Kwanzaa observances. [2 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Kwanzaa, 2017: The Village Project’s 12th annual event, “Uniting to Heal our Family, Community & Nation,” begins with a keynote speech by John Templeton. [Noon, City Hall Rotunda, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Way, S.F.]

San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker: The City’s premier dance troupe continues year-end performances of its lavish production, the longest-running “Nutcracker” in America. [2 and 7 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Kinsey Sicks: The tuneful, riotous “dragapella beautyshop quartet,” opens a five-day, seven-performance run of “Oy Vey in a Manger,” show which one critic called “a raunchily audacious declaration that nothing about the holidays is sacred.” [7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, 644 Broadway, S.F.]

Frankie Quinones: The comedian — known for characters from “Juanita Carmelita, a spicy Latina diva on a budget, to Creeper, a Cholo who changed his life in a positive direction,” opens a two-day engagement. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Mittens and Mistletoe–A Winter Circus Cabaret: The charming family-friendly, circus-theater troupe Sweet Can Productions’ holiday show is back by popular demand. [2 p.m., Mission Dance Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Drop-In Art Studio: Contemporary Jewish Museum visitors are invited to create fiber art creatures inspired by their imaginations and folktales and artwork in the exhibition “Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid.” [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

S.F. City Guides North Beach Tour: The walk shows off where “food, culture, colorful history and unexpected views” come together in an “Italian urban village that was once the center of bohemian society.” [10 a.m., Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St., S.F.]

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