The acclaimed San Francisco Girls Chorus and alumni appear in their big annual holiday concert at Davies Symphony Hall. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 18-19: SF Girls Chorus, Schola Cantorum Sing-Along Messiah, Holiday Card Workshop, Chanticleer, Good Time Travelers, Chanukah Under the Dome, David Broza

MONDAY, DEC. 18

San Francisco Girls Chorus: Valérie Sainte-Agathe leads the nearly 300-voice group in “Greetings from All Seasons,” which collects holiday stories reflecting the singers’ diverse backgrounds and places of ancestry, from “Mexico to Haiti to Syria to Ireland to Armenia to China.” [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., 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]

Holiday Card Workshop
: The San Francisco Public Library drop-in session offers materials for patrons to make seasonal cards. [Noon to 5 p.m., Park branch, 1833 Page St., S.F.]

Chanukah Under the Dome: Chabad of Pacific Heights co-sponsors the free, family-friendly holiday candle-lighting celebration, also featuring entertainment and homemade latkes. [5 to 7 p.m., Westfield Centre, fourth floor, 845 Market St., 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.]

The Good Time Travelers
: The multi-instrumental acoustic duo of Pete Kartsounes and Michael Kirkpatrick — whose “sound is rooted in bluegrass and folk but has the sentiment of rock” — appears on a bill with the San Francisco Americana band Nate Jones and the Sloe Sippers. [8 p.m., Lost Church, 65 Capp St., S.F.]

Chanticleer: The all-male choir’s holiday concert offers Gregorian chant, music by Morales, Gonzalez, Victoria, Poulenc and Sweelinck and carols. [8 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]

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]

TUESDAY, DEC. 19

David Broza: The Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist is celebrating 40 years since the release of “Yihye Tov” (“Things Will Be Better”) written during peace talks between Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jenny Sampson and Stephen Albair: The fine art photographers discuss their books: Sampson’s is “Skaters: Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders,” and Albair’s is “False Bloom,” a compilation of text and tableaux in which found objects are arranged with collages and photos. [6 to 8 p.m., San Francisco Camerawork, 1011 Market St., second floor, S.F.]

Holiday Cycle Ride: The Bay Club Financial District offers two special exercise bike sessions on the office plaza in which participants “ride to the North Pole” while listening to seasonal music on headphones. [Noon and 1:45 p.m., 555 California St., S.F.]

The MeshugaNutracker: The wacky musical comedy, set to a “klezmerized orchestration” of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” tells stories that pay tribute to the celebration of Chanukah. [7 p.m., Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City and Century 20, 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

Charlie Hunter
: The acclaimed, experimental jazz guitar great appears with tenor saxophonist Rob Dixon and drummer Carter McLean. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Barney’s Wall: The documentary by about bad-boy publisher and free speech warrior Barney Rosset, whose legal and cultural battles smashed taboos in the U.S., screens with comments by filmmakers Sandy Gotham Meehan and William Cole, actor Bill Irwin and book lovers Paul Yamazaki and Oscar Villalon. [7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Golden Gate Men’s Chorus: The award-winning chorale, founded in 1982, presents its annual holiday concert “Merry and bright.” [8 p.m., St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St., S.F.]

Doug Loves Movies: Comedian Doug Benson hosts the podcast in which he and special guests chat about movies in a session with prize giveaways. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]
CalendarChanticleerChanukah Under the DomeDavid BrozaGood Time TravelersHoliday Card WorkshopSchola Cantorum Sing-Along MessiahSF Girls Chorus

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