Mission Dolores Basilica Choir presents its carol-filled 26th annual Candlelight Christmas Concert. (Courtesy Mark Leet)

Dec. 17-18: Mission Dolores Basilica Choir, Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley, Chanticleer, Ragazzi Continuo, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, Grace Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys, SF Choral Artists, Resistance is Fertile

SUNDAY, DEC. 17

Mission Dolores Basilica Choir: The resident group of the oldest church in The City’s 26th annual Candlelight Christmas Concert, led by Jerome Lenk, features Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols.” [5 p.m., 3321 16th St., S.F.]

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley: The family-friendly “Warmest Christmas Traditions” includes carols, a Rachmaninoff setting of “Ave Maria” and an audience sing-along. [3 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

San Francisco Choral Artists: “A Rebel’s Christmas: Martin Luther’s Musical Reformation” includes music by Bach, Brahms, Distler, Handel, Mendelssohn, Praetorius, Schein and Walther. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Chanticleer: The all-male choir’s holiday concert offers Gregorian chant, music by Morales, Gonzalez, Victoria, Poulenc and Sweelinck and carols and spirituals. [8 p.m., St. Ignatius Church, University of San Francisco, 650 Parker St., S.F.]

Ragazzi Continuo: “Winter’s Warmth” includes music inspired by the yearning for light and warmth found in holiday traditions. [7:30 p.m., Trinity St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1668 Bush St., S.F.]

The Choral Project: “Winter’s Gifts” features music from various faiths and cultures across the globe and accompaniment by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. [7 p.m., Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara]

Grace Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys: “A Cathedral Christmas” offers classic carols and sacred masterpieces with full orchestra and organ. [3 p.m., 1100 California St., S.F.]

Gospel Christmas: Bay Area vocalist Kim Nalley’s holiday show features Tammy Hall on Hammond organ, Michael Zisman on electric bass and Kent Bryson on drums. [4 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Forum: Ricardo Ortiz, union activist and historian of the labor movement of Puerto Rico, speaks about his experiences with Hurricane Maria. [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Palace of Trash-Oh My Goddess!
: The variety showcase brought created and inspired by The Cockettes offers gender-bending music, burlesque, drag, expressionism, political commentary, dancing, puppetry and glitter. [7:30 p.m., Stud, 399 Ninth St., S.F.]

Golden Gate Men’s Chorus: The award-winning chorale founded in 1982 presents its annual holiday concert “Merry and bright.” [3 and 7 p.m., St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St., S.F.]

Joyce Yang: The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist plays a recital of works by Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Liszt and Carl Vine in Music at Kohl Mansion’s holiday benefit gala. [7 p.m., 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame]

SFMade Holiday Shopping Fair: Gift items from dozens of SFMade vendors — jewelry, bags, chocolate, wine, home decor, apparel, body products, toys, holiday decorations — and offerings by California College of the Arts students are for sale. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., CCA, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Bolshoi Ballet’s Nutcracker: A 2014 performance with choreography by Yuri Grigorovich airs on the big screen in a Fathom Events presentation. [12:55 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F., and Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

MONDAY, DEC. 18

Resistance is Fertile: The third-Monday-of-the-month comedy show features headliner Sari Beliak, Anica Cihla, Sean McKenzie, Gabby Poccia, Krista Fatka, Brooke Heinichen, Shelbi Evans and Nicole Calasich. [8 p.m., Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom St., S.F.]

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley: The 100-voice choir performs its 51st annual sing-along “Messiah” led by maestro Gregory Wait. [7:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

San Francisco Girls Chorus: Valérie Sainte-Agathe leads the nearly 300-voice group in “Greetings from All Seasons” with special guest, soprano Michele Kennedy, a chorus alum. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

A Brass and Organ Christmas: Local brass musicians perform in a concert also featuring Grace Cathedral’s 7,466-pipe Aeolian-Skinner organ. [7:30 p.m., 1100 California St., S.F.]

Sing It Yourself Messiah Pub Crawl: Golden Gate Symphony and Chorus bring their participatory holiday classic to the streets. [8 p.m., The Homestead, 2301 Folsom St., S.F.]

OCS: The band (aka Oh Sees and friends, including John Dwyer, Brigid Dawson, Tim Hellman, Paul Quattrone, Tom Dolas and string players Heather Lockie, Eric Clarke and Emily Elkin) plays a sold-out mellow show, with Ty Segall in a solo acoustic set and Shannon Lay. [8:30 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Misty Copeland: The American Ballet Theatre star speaks about her life and career in a sold-out presentation to support the Gugulethu Ballet Project. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Monday Night PlayGround: Staged readings of works by six emerging playwrights with the theme “Home for the Holidays” comprise the evening, which is subtitled “Holiday Cookie Bake-Off.” [8 p.m., Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley]
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