French designer Pierre Hardy’s Powerama is among the cool shoes in “Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture” at the Oakland Museum. (Courtesy Ron Wood/ American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum)

Dec. 26-27: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, Bill Graham Menorah Lighting, JCC Hanukkah Candle Lighting, Exploratorium, Tomás Saraceno, Kevin Camia

MONDAY, DEC. 26

Out of the Box-The Rise of Sneaker Culture
: The first exhibition to explore the significance, design history and evolution of sneakers — showcasing more than 160 iconic sneakers spanning decades — is on view during special holiday hours. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland]

Bill Graham Menorah lighting: The 2016 Hanukkah festival continues, with the lighting of the third candle on the 25-foot menorah. [5 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

JCC Hanukkah Candle Lighting: Holiday stories, treats and music by Jonathan Bayer make up the festivities. [4 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

On the Grid-Textiles and Minimalism: The exhibit of textiles from around the world showcases their commonalities with aspects of Minimalist art, including abstraction, precision and geometry. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Exploratorium: The City’s hands-on museum of science, art and human perception is open, with special holiday hours. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pier 15, The Embarcadero and Green Street, S.F.]

Tomás Saraceno: The artist’s installation “Stillness in Motion-Cloud Cities” — a work in which visitors wind their way through an array of cloud-like, geometric pieces suspended in the air — is among the recently opened exhibits at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. [10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 151 Third St., S.F.]

Chris Voth: The Denver-based comedian (who grew up in Chico and has appeared on “Last Comic Standing”) is also a published author and school teacher. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

San Francisco Botanical Garden: Open daily through the holidays, the attraction boasts 55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces with more than 8,000 different plants. [7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way, S.F.]

TUESDAY, DEC. 27

Kevin Camia: The San Francisco born-and-bred comedian’s excellent 2016 album “Color” was recorded at the Punch Line. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.,F.]

Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker: The rock and alt-rock bands headed by David Lowery play their annual Bay Area holiday show. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Karl Denson’s 60th Birthday Celebration: The funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist observes his big day with Tiny Universe, Nicki Bluhm, Luther Dickinson, Mike Dillon, Bernard Fowler, Ivan Neville and more. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Avenue Q: New Conservatory Theatre Co. has extended its holiday run of the funny, foul-mouthed, feel-good Tony-winning musical about folks and puppets who live in a place somewhat reminiscent of Sesame Street. [8 p.m., Decker Theatre, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.],

Biblios Bistro at The Mix: Participants in the library’s cooking session will prepare sopa fria de aguacate (chilled avocado soup), vegetarian torta and seasonal agua fresca. [4 p.m., Mix, S.F. Public Library, second floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Hanukkah Festival: Chabad MidPen hosts its seventh annual holiday event, with entertainment, music, latkes and the lighting of the unity menorah. [7 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Tom Ayres: “Message of Love,” the guitarist’s personal tribute to Jimi Hendrix, also features Angelina Moysov of Persephone’s Bees and Prairie Prince of The Tubes. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F].]

S.F. City Guides tour: Hadar Aviram leads a walk through the Civic Center and historic City Hall; participants are advised not to bring backpacks or large bags. [11 a.m., meet at Main Library steps, Fulton Street, between Hyde and Larkin streets, S.F.]
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