Oakland rapper G-Eazy’s homecoming show at Oracle Arena features special guest Lil Yachty. (Courtesy Bobby Bruderle)

Dec. 14-15: G-Eazy, American Bach Soloists Messiah, Cirque de la Smphonie Holiday Show, Oakland United Benefit Concert, Mary Poppins, Community Music Center Holiday Concert

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14

G-Eazy and Friends: Riding high on the success of his album “When It’s Dark Out,” the Bay Area’s “James Dean of rap” appears in concert with guests including Lil Yachty. [7:30 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

American Bach Soloists’ Messiah: Jeffrey Thomas conducts the period-instrument specialists in the first of three performances of the holiday staple, featuring vocal soloists Hélène Brunet, Emily Marvosh, Derek Chester and Mischa Bouvier. [7:30 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F..]

Cirque de la Symphonie Holiday Show: Randall Craig Fleischer conducts the San Francisco Symphony (playing Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Bizet and seasonal hits), accompanied by gymnasts, acrobats and circus performers. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Oakland United-A Benefit for Oakland Fire Relief: Primus, Christopher Willits, Dan Deacon, Hieroglyphics, Rogue Wave, Geographer, Jay Som, Sidecar Tommy, Tune-Yards, Thao Nguyen, Tycho, Boots Riley and Josette Melchor appear in the fund-raiser. [7 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Library Winter Holiday Celebration
: The Bernal Jazz Quintet provides music at the annual bash, also featuring crafts for all ages, refreshments and a cookie contest. [6 p.m., Bernal branch, S.F. Public Library, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Great Northern Winter Ball: The musical lineup includes Tycho, Psychemagik, Ardalan, Galen, Pedro Arbulu, DJ Kramer, Smoked Out Soul (live), Tamo, Shiny Objects, DJ M3, Benjamin K, Brunch Life and Hot Club of SLO. [9 p.m., Great Northern, 119 Utah St., S.F.]

Mary Poppins: Hillbarn Theatre is staging the famous, family-friendly musical about a magical nanny for the holiday season. [8 p.m., 1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

Avenue Q: The funny musical tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment on street that’s reminiscent, in some ways, of TV’s “Sesame Street.” [8 p.m., New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

THURSDAY, DEC. 15

Community Music Center Holiday Concert: Singers participating in the Older Adult Choir Program are appearing in a series of seasonal shows across The City this week. [1 to 1:30 p.m., Coro CMC del Centro Latino de San Francisco, 1656 15th St., S.F.]

Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins: The adorable former Modern Lovers frontman has been playing his quirky, warm and insightful lo-fi music since the 1970s. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Fascination with Fauna-The Portrayal of Animals in Pre-Hispanic Art: The exhibition, which illustrates the significance of animals in nature, religion, society and art in ancient Mexico, Central America and Peru, opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., Mexican Museum, Fort Mason, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Comedy Returns to El Rio!: The monthly standup showcase features Marga Gomez, Matt Gubser, Priyanka Wali, Nick Leonard and Lisa Geduldig. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

future friend/ships: Opening a three-night engagement, the experimental dance piece by Keith Hennessy and Jassem Hindi is “incited by the civil war in Syria and the failures of the Arab Spring.” [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Marcel Khalife: The oud player and composer, “Lebanon’s iconic voice of defiance and reconciliation,” appears with his sons Rami (piano) and Bachar (percussion) playing a suite based on Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s vision of a new golden age. [8 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Climate One award: Naomi Oreskes, a Harvard professor whose work was cited in “An Inconvenient Truth,” will receive Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication, and appear in conversation with physicist Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Seu Jorge: The Brazilian actor-singer-songwriter’s tour is based on acoustic Bowie covers (sung in Portuguese) played by his character in filmmaker Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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