Grammy-nominated R&B prodigy H.E.R. plays the Warfield on Dec. 21-22. (Courtesy Sue Kwon/RCA Records)

Dec. 19-20: Winter Walk, Home Alone with SF Symphony, Nat Keefe Concert Carnival, SF Camp Fire Benefit Show, H.E.R., Jackson Galaxy, Golden Girls Live!, Beach Blanket Babylon, Cults

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

Winter Walk: The holiday pedestrian plaza presented by Union Square Business Improvement District and Off the Grid (running most days through Dec. 31) offers food trucks, seasonal cocktails and special performances. [11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Stockton, between Ellis and Geary streets, S.F.]

Home Alone with the San Francisco Symphony: Opening a three-night stand, the hit holiday comedy screens with the orchestra providing live accompaniment of John Williams’ score; the program also includes children’s choruses caroling. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Nat Keefe Concert Carnival: The cabaret-style show headed by the guitarist-vocalist from the jamgrass group Hot Buttered Rum hosts Bay Area acts of varied genres, including Rainbow Girls, Quattlebaum, Bow Ties, Lost Radio Flyers and many more. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Bay City Blues with Chris Cain: The South Bay jazz and blues guitarist-vocalist is joined by singer Tony Lindsay of Santana fame. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

The San Francisco Camp Fire Benefit Show: Local ‘90s rock-and-grunge tribute band Flannel headlines the concert, with singer-songwriter Andrew St. James, 10-piece surf funk band Californicorns, space pop futurists The Y Axes, 1970s rock tribute band The Butlers, burlesque, comedy and spoken word performances, to benefit the North Valley Community Foundation and The Arc of Butte County. [7:30 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

The Santaland Diaries: TheatreWorks is in the final week of its holiday comedy based on David Sedaris’ satirical essay about the holidays. [8 p.m., Lohman Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills]

Arcadia: Shotgun Players presents Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece set on a country estate between 1809 and the late 20th century, exploring “mathematics, landscape gardening, Byron, and the undeniable power of the human heart.” [7 p.m., Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley]

Tinsley Ellis: Since his Alligator debut 30 years ago, the Southern blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter has become a “worldwide guitar hero, rivaling Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

THURSDAY, DEC. 20

H.E.R.: The 2018 releases by the smooth, soulful R&B singer from Vallejo (aka Gabriella “Gabi” Wilson) are “I Used to Know Her”: “The Prelude” and “Part 2.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F. 


Jackson Galaxy: The star of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell” and “Cat Vs. Dog” appears in “Total Cat Mojo Live,” an evening with the popular cat behaviorist and motivational speaker. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

The Golden Girls-The Christmas Episodes: The annual show features four San Francisco drag queens performing two new episodes from the classic TV show live onstage, performances continue through Dec. 23. [8 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver’s popular San Francisco revue dresses up for the holidays, with tap dancing Christmas trees and its gigantic Yuletide hat. [8 p.m., Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd., S.F.]

Sausalito: The seven-piece band plays yacht rock hits of the 1970s: Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Ambrosia, Christopher Cross, Robbie Dupree, Ace, Fleetwood Mac and more, [10 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

The Infinite Wrench-Best of 2018: Experimental theater troupe San Francisco Neo-Futurists opens a three-day run of its fifth annual showcase of 30 of its favorite plays from the past year. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Cults: Due to demand, ((folkYEAH!))) has added a second show featuring the New York duo (Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion), who dropped out of film school to form the band which hit in 2010 with “Go Outside.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

‘Tis the Season for Science: California Academy of Sciences’ annual holiday programming (continuing through Jan. 6), includes indoor snow, festive performances and an outdoor ice rink with 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily skating sessions. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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