Guitar rocker Brian Setzer of Stray Cats fame brings his 14th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” to the Warfield. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 24-25: Brian Setzer, ACT’s A Christmas Carol, John Lee Hooker Jr., SF Gay Men’s Chorus, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Ensemble, SF Ballet Nutcracker, Chopshticks, Embarcadero Center Ice Rink

SUNDAY, DEC. 24

Brian Setzer: The Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter and vocalist and his 19-piece orchestra perform music off their fun retro Christmas album, “Rockin’ Rudolph” on their 14th annual holiday tour. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

A Christmas Carol: American Conservatory Theater closes down its 2017 production of the Dickens holiday classic with two shows. [11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., S.F.]

Gospel Christmas with John Lee Hooker Jr.: The son of the late legendary bluesman performs holiday concerts with bassist Myron Edwins, guitarist Jeffrey James Hora, drummer Mike Rogers, keyboardist James Gig Anderson, trombonist Ric “Mightybones” Feliciano, saxophonist Doug Rowan and trumpeter Stephen Kleuth. [7 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Return of the Cypher: The free Sunday night hip-hop party boasts live acts, DJs, break dancing and lyric battles. [9 p.m., Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore St., S.F.]

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Home for the Holidays: The concert celebrates its 28th anniversary with special guest, drag star Katya Smirnoff-Sky. [5, 7 and 9 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble: The group’s annual Christmas Eve show is designed to “bring a message of faith, hope, love and joy to the country and to the world.” [7 and 9:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker: The City’s premier dance troupe continues year-end performances of its lavish production, the longest-running “Nutcracker” in America. [11 a.m. and 4 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Chopshticks: The Jewish Community Center event features comedy by Daniel Storrow, the Lantern Girls performing tradition and fusion Chinese music and dance and a Chinese buffet. [6:30 p.m., Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

MONDAY, DEC. 25

Embarcadero Center Ice Rink: Hawaiian Airlines’ seasonal skating attraction, billed as “the Bay Area’s largest outdoor ice rink,” is open for business on Christmas. [10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Embarcadero Plaza, foot of Market Street, S.F.]

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: The 25th annual show features Jewish comedians — Cathy Ladman, Gary Gulman, Wendy Liebman and Lisa Geduldig — celebrating Dec. 25 in a Chinese restaurant. [5 and 8:30 p.m., New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Ave., S.F.]

It’s a Jewish Christmas, S.F.!: The seventh annual bash, hosted by Matt Haze Kaftor, includes comedy, burlesque, DJs, strip dreidel and a Chinese buffet. [6 to 10:30 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Death Guild X-Mess Night: DNA Lounge’s weekly goth-industrial dance night features Decay, Joe Radio and Melting Girl. [9:30 p.m., 375 11th St., S.F.]

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day: Festivities include open galleries, participatory art and, at 12:30 and 2 p.m., music by Alison Faith Levy and her Big Time Tot Rock Band. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

San Francisco Zoo: The animal park is open Christmas Day. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, S.F.]

Christmas Concert & International Vegetarian Dinner: Badarikashrama, an East Bay spiritual center, hosts a serene holiday celebration with Subhangi Sakhalkar, a top Bay Area Hindustani vocalist, and vegetarian dining; call (510) 278-2444 to reserve. [3 p.m., 15602 Maubert Ave., San Leandro]

S.F. City Guides Japanese Tea Garden tour: The stroll through the five-acre world-famous Golden Gate Park site offers information about its icons and the family that lived there. [9:30 a.m., 55 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F.]
ACT's A Christmas CarolBrian SetzerCalendarChopshticksEmbarcadero Center Ice RinkJohn Lee Hooker Jr.Oakland Interfaith Gospel EnsembleSF Ballet NutcrackerSF Gay Men's Chorus

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