Dec. 2-4: Perry Ferrell, Bill Graham Menorah Lighting, Cappella SF, Thalea String Quartet, Nine Inch Nails, SFFILM Awards Night, World Tree of Hope Tree Lighting, Jake Shimabukuro, David Hogg


Perry Ferrell
: The Jane’s Addiction rocker and co-founder of Lollapalooza appears in concert with his Kind Heaven Orchestra as well as Balkan Bump and Jerry’s Kosher Deli. [7:30 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Bill Graham Menorah Lighting: The first candle lighting of 2018’s Hanukkah observance includes with special guests David and Alex Graham and rock music’s Perry Farrell, preceded by 2 p.m. crafts for kids. [4:30 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

Howard Zinn Book Fair: Authors, zine makers, bloggers and publishers on the political left congregate for readings, panel discussions and workshops at the fifth annual event named after the late author of “A People’s History of the United States.” [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., City College, 1125 Valencia St., S.F.]

Hunters Point Shipyard Holiday Art Sale: More than 60 artists open their studios in the free, once-a-year event. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Building 101, 451 Galvez St., S.F.]

Cappella SF: In “Neither From Heaven Nor From Earth,” presented by San Francisco Early Music Society, the professional choral group sings works spanning a period from Josquin through Allegri, Schütz and Couperin. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde: Asher of Peter & Gordon and Clyde of Chad & Jeremy tell stories from their heyday as recording artists in the 1960s to their success onstage and TV and as producers and managers. [7:30 p.m., Bimbo’s, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist Breakfast Forum: Community activists and housing experts Laksh Bhasin and Simone Manganelli discuss the San Francisco Community Housing Act, an initiative to progressively fund social housing. [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Christine Andreas
: Bay Area Cabaret presents the singer in “Piaf: No Regrets,” a show of songs and stories about famed chanteuse Edith Piaf. [5 p.m., Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Thalea String Quartet: Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 20 No. 3, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3 and the premiere of “A History of the String Quartet in its Natural Habitat” (for string quartet and pre-recorded electronics) by Vincent Calianno are on the program. [3 p.m., McKenna Theater, SF State, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Decoda: Members of the New York collective dedicated to social change play a chamber concert of music by Prokofiev, Schubert and Evan Premo. [4 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

Deck the Hall: Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conducts holiday tunes and sing-alongs with members of the San Francisco Symphony, student dancers, young choristers and guests from “Beach Blanket Babylon,” with pre- and post-show activities and refreshments. [11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Ragazzi Boys Chorus: “For the Beauty of the Earth” includes music from “Deck the Halls” to Wendell Whalum’s “West Indian De Mornin’ Come” to carols. [3 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 1835 Valota Road, Redwood City]

Holiday Textile Bazaar: The one-day market of textiles, ornamentation and gifts is presented in connection with the exhibit “Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Haas-Lilienthal Holiday Open House
: The San Francisco Heritage Society hosts seasonal festivities and refreshments in the historic architectural setting. [Noon to 3 p.m., 2007 Franklin St., S.F.]

Night Bloom at the Conservatory of Flowers: Luminous displays among the flora make up the holiday visual and sound installation. [5 to 11 p.m., Golden Gate Park, 100 JFK Drive, S.F.]

City Ballet School: The “Nutcracker” production features students performing choreography by Galina Alexandrova, formerly of the Bolshoi Ballet. [1 p.m. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Healthy Drinks for the Holidays: Chef Shanta Sacharoff, author of “Cooking Together: A Vegetarian Co-op Cookbook,” shows how to make a hibiscus cooler. [2 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Western Ballet: The Mountain View-based school’s two-hour “Nutcracker” is a tradition for families. [1 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Peninsula Youth Ballet: The troupe presents its 24th annual “Nutcracker.” ‘2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware St., San Mateo]

San Francisco Youth Ballet: Dancers from the youth troupe are joined by dancers across the state in the group’s 18th annual full-length “Nutcracker.” [1 and 5 p.m. Mercy High School, 3250 19th Ave., S.F.]

Dancers Repertory Theatre: “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” featuring more than 80 dancers ages 5-16, is based on the poem by Clement C. Moore. [1 and 4 p.m. Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside]

Presidio Dance Theater: Sherene Melania’s “Beyond the Land of Sweet,” a “Nutcracker” spinoff, celebrates winter traditions from across cultures. [3 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Nine Inch Nails: Opening a two-night stand on its “Cold and Black and Infinite” tour with The Jesus and Mary Chain, the band offers a “musical, visual, emotional sensory onslaught.” [7 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

SFFILM Awards Night: Actress Amy Adams and filmmakers Boots Riley and Steve McQueen are slated to be honored at the $1,000 benefit gathering. [6 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

World Tree of Hope Tree Lighting: In the 13th annual event, Rainbow World Fund and collaborators, emcees Cheryl Jennings and Donna Sachet and special guests appear at the ceremony showcasing the world’s largest origami-decorated tree, with 17,000 commemorative cranes and stars. [6:30 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F]

Neko Case: The vocalist known for her work with the New Pornographers is on tour with 2018 solo album “Hell-On.” [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]


Jake Shimabukuro: The ukulele master is known for his original tunes as well as his interpretations of all kinds of pop songs. [8 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Heart Bones: The collaboration between Har Mar Superstar (Sean Tillmann) and Sabrina Ellis plays “Dirty Dancing” songs. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

David Hogg: The Parkland activist and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student shares his personal story in a lecture and Q&A, followed by a book signing at the Museum of Craft & Design. [7 p.m., Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Novo Amor: The self-produced Welsh singer-songwriter (aka Ali Lacey) plays a sold-out show to promote his “melanchoic” and “beautiful” debut album “Birthright.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Pale Waves: The goth-pop band from Manchester, England headlines a show with the Candescents. [8 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Cool Yule: San Jose State University Jazz Orchestra plays tunes associated with Bing Crosby, Vince Guaraldi, Frank Sinatra and more, directed by saxophonist-composer Aaron Lington. [7:30 p.m., 101 Hammer Theatre, Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose]

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