Nol Simonse appears in Garrett + Moulton Productions’ performance, featuring three premieres, at ODC Theater. (Courtesy RJ Muna)

Nol Simonse appears in Garrett + Moulton Productions’ performance, featuring three premieres, at ODC Theater. (Courtesy RJ Muna)

Dec. 14-15: Garrett + Moulton Productions, Band Together 2, Smuin Christmas Ballet, Night at the Jewseum, Roxie Mixtape, There Is Not Alas Where I Live, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, Alfredo Rodriguez


Garrett + Moulton Productions: The dance troupe’s 15th anniversary season features three premieres: a large-scale ball-passing work for a cast of 18; a rambunctious romp for six dancers through an animated world; and a piece inspired by, and featuring, music by Mozart. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Band Together 2: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real and the GLIDE Ensemble and Memorial Church Choir appear to benefit the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund, serving Northern California fire survivors. [7 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Smuin: The 2017 edition of “The Christmas Ballet” includes new choreography from Smuin choreographer-in-residence Amy Seiwert and dancers Erica Felsch and Rex Wheeler. [8 p.m., . Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Night at the Jewseum: The Contemporary Jewish Museum party for the after-work crowd celebrates Hanukkah with a party exploring art and culture before digital, with tube amp craft, tape looping, an old-school liquid light show, typewriter petting zoo, Ask A Maven, and more. [6 to 9 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Designing with Communities in Mind: Drawing on their collaboration with the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, California College of the Arts professors Shalini Agrawal and Chris Treggiari speak on “What does it mean to design with communities in mind?” [6 p.m., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Koret Education Center, second floor, 151 Third St., S.F.]

The Roxie Mixtape: With contributions from filmmakers including Jay Rosenblatt, Marian Wallace, Brett Kashmere and Luz Olivia, the evening of 12 eclectic short films highlights the local community and encompasses the spirit of local cinema. [7 p.m.,Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

SF Etsy Artisan Pop-Up Market: Local vendors showcase an array of handmade goods and crafts for holiday shoppers looking for unique gifts. [4 to 8 p.m., Marker, 501 Geary St., S.F.]

There Is No Alas Where I Live: The exhibit by documentary photographers Wesaam Al-Badry, Johanna Case-Hofmeister, Hiroyo Kaneko, Kathya Landeros, Eva Lipman, Paccarik Orue, Mimi Plumb, Josh Smith and Lewis Watts opens with a reception. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 464 Sutter St., S.F.]

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale: The group performs Handel’s oratorio “Joseph and his Brethren,” which tells the Biblical story of Joseph and his reconciliation with his Jewish family in Egypt. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Alfredo Rodriguez: San Francisco Performances presents the Cuban pianist known for his proficiency in both jazz and classical. [7:30 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Holiday Snapshot: Expert improvisation actors with BATS Improv invite audiences: “You provide the photos. We’ll make up the stories.” [8 p.m., Bayfront Theater, Building B, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Lupe Fiasco: One of the most “cerebral and enigmatic rappers” active since the mid-2000s is known for his hits “Superstar” and “Show Goes On.” [9 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

The Hard Nut: After a five-year absence, Mark Morris Dance Group returns to the East Bay for its popular homage and campy reinterpretation of “Nutcracker,” with Tchaikovsky’s original score. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way near Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

The San José Nutcracker: New Ballet School stages the classical holiday ballet unique to San Jose, presented in partnership with History San Jose. [7 p.m., Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose]

Hip Hop Nutcracker: Peninsula Ballet Theatre stages the new twist on the old classic. [7 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Bayer Ballet Academy: “The Snow Queen” is an original youth ballet production based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. [7 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble: The holiday program “Wintersongs” features unusual seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. [8 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland]Alfredo RodriguezBand Together 2CalendarGarrett + Moulton ProductionsNight at the JewseumPhilharmonia Baroque Orchestra & ChoraleRoxie MixtapeSmuin Christmas BalletThere Is Not Alas Where I Live

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