Mission Dolores Basilica Choir celebrates 25 years of its Candlelight Christmas Concert. (Courtesy Mark Leet)

Dec. 18-19: Mission Dolores Basilica Choir Candlelight Christmas Concert, Mother Hips, Bolshoi Ballet Nutcracker, SFMade Holiday Gift Fair, Great Dickens Fair, Troll-A-Thon


Candlelight Christmas Concert: Mission Dolores Basilica Choir, the resident group of San Francisco’s oldest church, marks the silver anniversary of its holiday concert, conducted by Jerome Lenk and featuring highlights of the most beloved songs over the years. [5 p.m., Mission Dolores, 3321 16th St., S.F.]

Frisky: Claudia Pickering’s comedy about two twenty-something women who move to San Francisco as they embark on their seemingly attainable dream to build a marketing company together gets its premiere. [2 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

The Mother Hips: The Bay Area indie rockers round out a weekend of concerts with an acoustic “Hips Holiday Matinee” especially for families with kids. [4 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Forum: Cal State professor emeritus George Wright, a political science and African-American history scholar, speaks on “Initial Thoughts on Trump Presidency.” [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Musical Reflections of 2016: Dozens of classical and new music artists appear in the free four-hour community gathering in honor of people who died in 2016, including the Ghost Ship fire victims and composer Pauline Oliveros. [11 a.m., Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland]

Nutcracker Captured Live From The Bolshoi Ballet: Danced by the Bolshoi’s principals, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich gets a big- screen broadcast. [12:55 p.m., Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Troll-A-Thon: Direct Action Radical Change hosts a public event in conjunction with its Internet-based response to the U.S. Electoral College vote, a project designed to “explore radical online engagement in what is increasingly being called a ‘post-truth’ era.” [Noon to 4 p.m., Adobe Books & Art Cooperative, 3130 24th St., S.F.]

The Great Dickens Fair: It’s the closing day of the 2016 run of the participatory holiday party, which recreates Victorian London with theater, dancing, feasting and shopping. [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City]

SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: Gourmet gifts, home items, apparel, body products, children’s toys, holiday cards and stationery created by dozens of local manufacturers and artisans are for sale. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]


Sing Along Messiah: Schola Cantorum, a 100-voice choir. performs its 50th annual concert of Handel’s masterpiece, led by maestro Gregory Wait. [7 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

San Francisco Girls Chorus: Valérie Sainte-Agathe leads the 300-voice group in “A Highlands Holiday” with composer-bagpiper Matthew Welch and cellist Joshua Roman. [7:30 p.m., Davies Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Grace Cathedral’s Brass and Organ Christmas: Local brass musicians perform holiday classics with the church’s 7,466-pipe Aeolian-Skinner organ. [7:30 p.m., 1100 California St., S.F.]

The Great Russian Nutcracker
: The Moscow Ballet presentation features more than 100 ballerinas and danseurs from the world’s top ballet schools led by master Vladimir Troschenko. [7 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Direct Action Radical Change: The group presents a public Troll-A-Thon in conjunction with its Internet-based response to the U.S. Electoral College vote, a project designed to “explore radical online engagement in what is increasingly being called a ‘post-truth’ era.” [5 to 8 p.m., Adobe Books & Art Cooperative 3130 24th 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., Homestead, 2301 Folsom St., S.F.]

Schola Cantorum: The 100-voice choir performs its 50th annual sing-along “Messiah” led by maestro Gregory Wait. [7 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

David Benoit
: The contemporary jazz composer-pianist plays music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” [7:30 p.m., Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore]

Marcella Arguello: The “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” comedian is “not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning race, gender, relationships, family, work, music, pop culture and whatever else is on her mind.” [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

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