Dec. 2-3: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, Fort Mason Holiday Exhibition and Art Sale, Jul, Jul: A Scandinavian Christmas, San Francisco Bach Choir, Half Moon Bay Night of Lights, Are We Almost There, Ballet America Nutcracker, Jonny Zywiciel


Adler Fellows Gala Concert 2016: Up-and-coming opera stars sing in “The Future Is Now,” accompanied by Jordi Bernàcer conducting the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Fort Mason Holiday Exhibition and Art Sale: The 42nd annual weekend-long event, which features City College of San Francisco students’ work in ceramics, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture, opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Fort Mason, Building B, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Holiday Guitar Concert: Old First Concerts hosts guitarist Lawrence Ferrara and pianist Mengni Tang, who play works by Sanz, Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, and more. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

California Bach Society: “Jul, Jul: A Scandinavian Christmas,” includes “music old and new, and traditional carols.” [8 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Oakland Zoo’s Zoolights: The evening attraction — hundreds of thousands of LED lights brightening the night sky and holiday-themed festivities — opens for the season, continuing through Jan. 1. [5:30 to 9 p.m., 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland]

Elvin Bishop: The veteran blues rocker’s latest album is “Can’t Even Do Wrong Right.” [8 p.m., Club Fox 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

Fiction: The drama by Steven Dietz, which creates and then destroys a seemingly conventional love triangle involving long-married writers and their mutual muse, opens a two-weekend run; a reception follows the performance. [8 p.m., Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Karla Chambers: The artist and organic farmer hosts a reception for her solo show of paintings inspired by her everyday life in the rural Willamette Valley in Corvallis, Ore. [4 to 7 p.m., Gallery 444, 444 Post St., S.F.]

San Francisco Bach Choir: A traditional Christmas by Candlelight concert features the merry band The Whole Noyse and a big sack of unusual Renaissance instruments. [7:30 p.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Jack London Square Tree Lighting: Music, reindeer, parade float previews and tap-dancing trees make up the fun. [5 to 7 p.m., Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland]

San Leandro Tree Lighting
: A “winter wonder walk” has been added to 2016 festivities. [5:30 to 8:30 p.m., West Estudillo Avenue and East 14th Street, San Leandro]

Half Moon Bay Night of Lights: The annual holiday festivities include caroling, a tree-lighting ceremony in Mac Dutra Park followed by a parade. [6 to 9 p.m., Main and Kelly streets, Half Moon Bay]

Art Guild of Pacifica Galleria: The annual holiday market offers affordable gifts. [7 to 9 p.m., Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

Fighting Bigotry and Wall Street After the Election: Freedom Socialist Party activists discuss how best to organize in the wake of a presidential election “built on anger, rightwing zealotry and lesser-evil politics.” [7 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., S.F.]

Ballet Joyeux
: The Walnut Creek-based troupe presents “Once Upon a Christmas,” a holiday ballet with Santa, his elves and the toys in his workshop. [11 and 7 p.m., Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek]

Ballet America Nutcracker: The full-length production for families features dozens of local dancers twirling alongside professionals. [7 p.m.. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Western Ballet: The Mountain View-based school’s “Nutcracker” is a tradition for families. [7 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Are We Almost There?: Morris Bobrow’s original musical revue boasts funny songs about travel — the frustrations, misadventures, annoyances and occasional joys — of going places, [8 p.m., Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St., S.F.]

The Jewelry Box: Storyteller Brian Copeland tells what happens when, as a youngster in the 1970s, he headed to the “mean streets” of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present. [8 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Ozzy Alive: The group calls itself the “ultimate music tribute to the music and madness of Ozzy Osbourne.” [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Magik*Magik: Frontwoman Minna Choi, director of Magik*Magik Orchestra, offers a sound that drifts between rock, pop, classical, electronic and ambient, “following its own impulse to explore the infinite possibilities of melody and meter.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Music Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Sad13: Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz is promoting her debut solo album “ Slugger,” with its catchy “bedroom pop” first single, “Get a Yes.” [9 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

Los Lobos: The Mexican American band (David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin) celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]


Jonny Zywiciel: The Bay Area singer-songwriter-pianist-guitarist (who counts Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and John Mayer as his influences), plays a CD release concert. [9 p.m., Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore St., S.F.]

FlashPlays: Playwrights Foundation says its festival of newly written “micro plays” offers “40+ playwrights, 70+ plays and 80 minutes of fast and furious fun!” [8 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Rick Barry: Playing on a bill with Big Light and The Dirty, the New Jersey neo-folk singer-songwriter performs tunes from his sophomore LP “Curses, Maledictions and Harsh Reiterations,” which has a Nashville sound and collaborations with Larry Campbell, Nicole Atkins and Allie Moss. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Schola Cantorum Messiah Sing workshop: Vocalists interested in joining the 50th anniversary Messiah concert on Dec. 19 in Mountain View are invited to participate in a rehearsal and “sneak peek” event; the cost is $30. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shoup Park Garden House, 400 University Ave,, Los Altos]

CRX: The rock band is fronted by Nick Valensi of The Strokes, who has described its sound as a mix of power pop and heavy metal. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Besnard Lakes: The Montreal band’s fifth album “A Coliseum Complex” has been called “a beautiful and often rousing album of deep, proggy shoegaze.” [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill. 1233 17th St., S.F.]

San Francisco Youth Ballet: Dancers from the youth troupe are joined by dancers across the state in the group’s 15th full-length “Nutcracker.” [1 and 5 p.m., Mercy High School, 3250 19th Ave., S.F.]

Holiday Traditions from Around the World: The San Mateo County History Museum invites families to make ornaments at the event, which also features a performance by the SFSU Handbell Choir. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Westlake Snow Day: The shopping center hosts princesses reminiscent of “Frozen” characters for photo opportunities as well as holiday festivities along Main Street. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 340 Westlake Center, Daly City]

Union Street Fantasy of Lights: Festivities at the 26th event include face painting, reindeer, Santa and holiday lights. [3 to 7 p.m., Union Street between Van Ness Avenue and Steiner Street, S.F.]

A Day of Silents: The S,F. Silent Film Festival screens six films (with separate ticketing) beginning with “Chaplin at Essanay,” “So This is Paris” (12:15 p.m.), “Strike” (“Stachka”) at 2:15 p.m., “Different from the Others” (“Anders als die Andern” )at 4:45 p.m., “The Last Command” at 7 p.m., and concluding with a 9:15 p.m. showing of “Sadie Thompson.” [10 a.m., Castro Theatre, 419 Castro St., S.F.]

Snap Judgement Live!
: The hit show from WNYC hosted by Glynn Washington showcases ”amazing performances by the nation’s top storytellers” backed by the Snap band Bells Atlas. [7 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Dance Discourse Project #23: Laura Elaine Ellis, co-director of the Black Choreographers Festival, moderates a free discussion on “Visioning a More Human Dwelling Place.” [3 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Project Glimmer
: The “Boxing Joy” event hosts volunteers to sort, clean, wrap and prepare gifts for delivery to at-risk teenage girls and women. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Mason, Building C (rooms 205, 210 and 230), Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.] Center

Mission Peak Chamber Singers: The group presents its 31st annual Christmas at the Mission concert. [8 p.m., Old Mission San Jose, 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont]

International Orange Chorale of San Francisco: The singers perform “The Full Heart: Choral Music of Love and Passion.” [7:30 p.m., All Souls Episcopal Parish, 2220 Cedar St., Berkeley]

Heyday’s Holiday Book Sale: The event offers 30 percent off all books, 75 percent off damaged books, snacks, and a 2 p.m. signing with “Wild Suburbia’s” Barbara Eisenstein. [Noon to 5 p.m., 1633 University Ave., Berkeley]

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