The MeshugaNutracker, a Chanukah musical comedy, airs on the big screen for one night only. (Courtesy Fathom Events/ Betsy Kershner)

The MeshugaNutracker, a Chanukah musical comedy, airs on the big screen for one night only. (Courtesy Fathom Events/ Betsy Kershner)

Dec. 19-20: The MeshugaNutracker, David Broza, Around the World in 80 Days, Avenue Q, Barney’s Wall, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, Santaland Diaries, Sleeping Beauty the Panto!


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]

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.]

Around the World in 80 Days: TheatreWorks’ fun holiday production is based on the novel by Jules Verne in which fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg circles the globe in the 1870. [7:30 p.m., Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

Barney’s Wall: The documentary by about publisher and free speech warrior Barney Rosset, whose legal 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, appears in its annual holiday concert “Merry and bright.” [8 p.m., St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St., S.F.]

Avenue Q: New Conservatory Theatre Center stages the sassy, Tony Award-winning hit musical, with puppets, in its wildly popular fifth annual holiday production. [8 p.m., Decker Theatre, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Santaland Diaries: TheatreWorks presents the popular show based on David Sedaris’ classic satirical essay about the holidays. [8 p.m., Lohman Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills]

Watch on the Rhine: Berkeley Repertory Theatre stages Lillian Hellman’s classic drama, a “1940s examination of moral obligation, sacrifice, and what it means to be American.” [8 p.m., Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley]


Sleeping Beauty the Panto!: Based on a U.K. holiday tradition, the “outrageous” vaudevillian musical, with romance and drag and “for ages 5 to 105,” opens a 15-performance engagement. [2 p.m., Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

National Sangria Day!: Admission is free to the food truck event (with a special lineup of Latin fare) at which bottomless house-made sangria is served for those ages 21 and older who purchase a $25 ticket. [5 to 9 p.m., Spark Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North, S.F.]

Biblio Bistro: The San Francisco Public Library hosts the free cooking demonstration showcasing produce available at the farmers market. [11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heart of the City, UN Plaza, Market between Seventh and Eighth streets, S.F.]

Unusual Suspects: The holiday edition of the standup comedy show features Mark Smalls, Julie Ash, Feel Woods, Tracy Nguyen, Trish Pandya and host Joseph Ugalde. [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

An Irish Christmas: Kerry Irish Productions presents the evening of Irish traditional music, singing and dancing by world champions Scott Doherty and Tyler Schwartz. [7 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Home Alone with the S.F. Symphony: The holiday movie screens with the orchestra providing live accompaniment of John Williams’ score; the program also includes carols by children’s choruses. [7 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Sonny Digital: The rapper and producer from Georgia headlines a bill with Young Chop, Black Boe and Reese La Flare. [7:30 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

#HellaFunny Comedy Night: Oakland-based Stroy Moyd hosts the evening of standup, presented by Funcheap SF. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]
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