The Peanuts gang joins the San Francisco Symphony for “Christmas Spectacular featuring the cast of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’” (Courtesy photo)

The Peanuts gang joins the San Francisco Symphony for “Christmas Spectacular featuring the cast of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’” (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 21-22: Christmas Spectacular with A Charlie Brown Christmas, Bethlehem A.D., El Techo Solstice Party, Indonesian food with Morsinah Katimin, Cinderella

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21

Christmas Spectacular: Randall Craig Fleischer conducts the San Francisco Symphony, vocalist Ruthie Ann Miles, the cast of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and the S.F. Symphony Choir in a concert of holiday favorites. [2 and 8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Bethlehem A.D.: The little town of Bethlehem is brought to life at the annual outdoor staging of the Christmas story, where people can mix and mingle with Roman centurions and wise men and visit the baby in the manger. [6 to 9:30 p.m., 1305 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

El Techo Winter Solstice Party: The Latin American bar-restaurant hosts a celebration on its covered and heated roof, with proceeds from sales of its special cocktail menu going to La Cocina. [4 to 10:30 p.m., 2516 Mission St., S.F.]

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Disney and Broadway favorite gets a Berkeley Playhouse makeover in director Kimberly Dooley’s new production featuring a diverse and multigenerational cast of dozens. [7 p.m., 2640 College Ave., Berkeley]

Scrooge in Love!: 42 Street Moon is staging the musical about what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge after “A Christmas Carol” starring Broadway performer Jason Graae in the title role. [7 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

She Loves Me!
: San Francisco Playhouse offers the charming romantic musical (with the same story as “The Shop Around the Corner” and “You’ve Got Mail”) for the holidays. [7 p.m., SF Playhouse, 450 Post St., S.F.]

Special Indonesian food: Morsinah Katimin, Bay Area-based purveyor of jamu, an Indonesian herbal remedy, introduces and prepares rujak, a traditional fruit and vegetable mix found in Indonesia. [1 to 3 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Jacob’s Dream-A Luminous Path: The 50-foot installation of light and moving images designed to evoke a pathway between earth and heaven, created by Jim Campbell and Benjamin Bergery, is on view at Grace Cathedral until the end of the year. [8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1100 California St.., S.F.]

THURSDAY, DEC. 22

Cinderella: Opening a five-performance run, the African-American Shakespeare Company’s enchanting take on the fairy tale, a holiday staple for families since 2000, is onstage in a new location. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dave Koz: The smooth jazz sax star’s Christmas 2016 tour features guests Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Ashford & Simpson’s Valerie Simpson. [8 p.m., City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose]

Out of the Box-The Rise of Sneaker Culture: The first exhibition to explore the significance, complex design history, and evolution of sneakers — with more than 160 iconic sneakers spanning decades on view — opens. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., S.F.]

Hidden Landscapes: Oakland artist Jessica Niello-White speaks about her show of evocative oil paintings, which are inspired by shapes created by draped fabric. [7 p.m., Gallery 2301, 2301 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

The Skivvies-Holiday Roadkill: Broadway’s Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley are an “undie-rock, comedy-pop duo” who literally strip down to their underwear to perform stripped-down versions of eclectic covers and wacky holiday mash-ups. [7 p.m,, ACT’s Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

Allyson Seconds: The singer-songwriter heads up a power pop bill also featuring Anton Barbeau and the Corner Laughers. [8:30 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

Children’s Holiday Train Display: On view through Jan. 26, the custom-built exhibit by the S.F. Public Library’s facilities and engineering staff has new trains from beloved stories, including “Thomas the Tank Engine.” [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fisher Children’s Center, S.F. Public Library, second floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Christmas with the Mob: Bay Area rappers J Stalin and Husalah headline a bill with Ezale, DJ Fresh and Remedy. [8 p.m., Social Hall SF, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]
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