From left, D’Arcy Drollinger is Rose, Heklina is Dorothy, Matthew Martin is Blanche and Hollotta Tymes is Sophia in The Golden Girls “The Christmas Episodes.” (Courtesy Mr Pam)

From left, D’Arcy Drollinger is Rose, Heklina is Dorothy, Matthew Martin is Blanche and Hollotta Tymes is Sophia in The Golden Girls “The Christmas Episodes.” (Courtesy Mr Pam)

Dec. 1-2: Golden Girls Christmas Episodes, Martin Moran, Linda Eder, Craig Packer, Performing Diaspora, Jingle and Mingle, Anne Rice


The Golden Girls-The Christmas Episodes: The show, which features four drag queens performing episodes from the classic TV show live onstage, begins its annual holiday run; Jan Wahl, critic from KRON TV, is opening night’s celebrity guest. [8 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

Martin Moran at The Strand: The award-winning actor opens his solo show “All the Rage,” which continues in repertory with “The Tricky Part”; in both, he shares stories from his adolescence that “explore sexuality, spirituality, and the mystery of human experience.” [7:30 p.m., ACT’s Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

She Loves Me: The critically-acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of the musical starring Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti and Tony Award-nominee Zachary Levi comes to the big screen for one night. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Linda Eder: The Broadway and pop star brings her holiday cabaret show to the Bay Area for three performances. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Craig Packer: The expert on lion conservation speaks about his book “Lions in the Balance,” which offers a “timely, humorous and brutally honest account of lion behavior, ecology and conservation to date.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Performing Diaspora: CounterPulse spotlights radical choreographers in SAMMAY’s “silbihan,” a multimedia piece that reflects on experiences of first-generation Pilipina-American daughters, and dana e. fitchett’s “unending,” which “rejects oppressive narratives,” particularly those of black life in America. [8 p.m., 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Brit + Co Holiday House: The seasonal three-week long pop-up, which offers craft and activity classes and DIY stations by Jo-Ann, opens. [11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 2120 Union St., S.F.]

Jingle and Mingle: Children of Shelter — an organization serving homeless children — hosts its annual benefit, featuring the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind designer wreaths. [6:30 p.m., Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio, S.F.]

Dances from Thin Air: Vertical dance company BANDALOOP — known for performing everywhere from theaters to skyscrapers, bridges and billboards — presents a free multi-media evening of dance and film of the troupe’s recent mountain dances. [8 p.m., Great Wall of Oakland, West Grand Avenue and Broadway, Oakland]


Anne Rice: The writer of “Interview with the Vampire” signs copies of fer latest book “Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis,” described as “an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power, uniting the ancient worlds and the legends of the Vampire Chronicles.” [6:30 p.m., Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, 2 Beach St., S.F.]

Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies: The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Ted Sperling, accompanies Broadway star Laura Osnes in a concert of tunes by America’s greatest composing duo. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Kathy Griffin: The funny and outspoken TV personality is promoting her book “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index” in a ticketed event that includes the book and a glass of wine. [7 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Ban Rarrá: The dance troupe from Havana, known for blending Afro-Cuban, Afro-Cuban Haitian and Cuban popular dance, makes a rare Bay Area appearance on a bill with Alayo Dance Company, in the first of four performances presented by CubaCaribe. [8 p.m., Dance Mission Theatre, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Veretski Pass: The band plays old country music, a collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian and Ottoman styles, on traditional instruments. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Ages of the Moon: Anton’s Well Theater Company opens its Bay Area premiere of the work by Sam Shepard, a quintessential Shepard piece with intoxicating language, rambunctious comedy and “a rueful appreciation of the confounding world we live in.” [8 p.m., Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley]

Supernatural Convention Tour: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard — leads of the popular TV series — meet and greet folks at the three-day fan event. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame]

Free First Friday: The San Mateo County History Museum programming offer preschoolers the opportunity to make taiko drums to take home, as well as commentary about the current exhibit “Land of Opportunity: The Immigrant Experience in San Mateo County.” [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]
Anne RiceCalendarCraig PackerGolden Girls Christmas EpisodesJingle and MingleLinda EderMartin MoranPerforming Diaspora

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at

Just Posted

Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Turbulent year on school board leaves student delegates undeterred

Around this time last year, Shavonne Hines-Foster and Kathya Correa Almanza were… Continue reading

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Three people killed in SF shootings in less than 24 hours

San Francisco police were scrambling Saturday to respond to a series of… Continue reading

Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor, transit officials celebrate return of Muni service

Mayor London Breed and city transit officials gathered Friday to welcome the… Continue reading

San Francisco police investigated the scene of a police shooting near Varney Place and Third Street on May 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD shooting may prompt new body camera rules for plainclothes cops

Police chief says incident ‘should not have happened’

Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference about a $12 billion package bolstering the state’s response to the homelessness crisis at the Kearney Vista Apartments on May 11, 2021 in San Diego, California. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Newsom promises sweeping change in California’s $267-billion budget

John Myers Los Angeles Times California would embark on the most ambitious… Continue reading

Most Read