Dec. 4-5: Ragazzi Boys Chorus, Japanese Tea Garden concert, A Darlene Love Christmas, Latin Symbolics, China Philharmonic, Ballet America Nutcracker, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble


Ragazzi Boys Chorus: The acclaimed group presents “In the Company of Angels,” a holiday concert “exploring the language and harmonies of the eternal search for spiritual wisdom” and celebrating the “appearances of angels in the Christmas story.” [3 p.m., Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame]

Japanese Tea Garden concert: The program of music from Japan’s Edo period and beyond features Elliot Kallen on shakuhachi and Naoko on koto, shamisen and vocals. [11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Golden Gate Park, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F.]

A Darlene Love Christmas: The singer famed for her sound on Phil Spector-produced hits brings her popular holiday show to The City, [7 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Napa Valley Showhouse: Visitors are invited to view lush gardens and distinctive architecture at the annual home design showcase, which benefits the Napa Valley Film Festival, and continues most Tuesdays-Sundays through Jan. 8. [10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1127 Orchard Ave., Napa]

Latin Symbolics: The Bay Area’s oldest salsa dance team (founded by Ava Apple) celebrates its 25th anniversary in show featuring salsa and bachata performances by local and world champions. [7 p.m., Club 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St., S.F.]

Twelfth Night: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare on Tour troupe presents a 55-minute, family friendly version of the Bard’s classic comedy. [2 p.m., Koret Auditorium, S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

China Philharmonic: Conducted by Long Yu, the orchestra performs Qigang Chen’s “Enchantments oubliés,” Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Serena Wang and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Inhabitable Drawing-A Carpet Landscape: The exhibition, a playful installation by artist Paz de la Calzada featuring a wall drawing constructed from repurposed carpet, is celebrated with a reception and performance. [4 p.m., a.Muse Gallery, 614 Alabama St., S.F.]

Winterfest: The S.F. Bicycle Coalition hosts its annual member party, art show and fundraiser, boasting both a fine art and a bike auction. [6 to 10 p.m., Village, 969 Market St., S.F.]

Sharon Art Studio Winter Sale: Proceeds from the sale of hand-made pottery, jewelry and glass artwork benefit the community art facility. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 300 Bowling Green Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Bolo: The innovative trio combines “African sourced grooves with sacred folk songs from around the world.” [7 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Deck the Hall: San Francisco Symphony’s family concert features “Beach Blanket Babylon” performers, S.F. Ballet School trainees and the S.F. Boys Chorus. [11 a.m. and 3 p.m.m Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Ballet America Nutcracker: The full-length production for families features dozens of local dancers twirling alongside professionals. [1 and 4 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

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

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.]

Presidio Dance Theater: The show includes “Nutcracker” excerpts and dances celebrating winter traditions from across cultures. [2 p.m., Herbst Theatre,401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dancers Repertory Theatre: “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” featuring more than 150 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]


Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: “Brilliant Palette,” featuring music by Faure, Chausson, Boris Kerner and others, showcases talents of two new group members: soprano Nikki Einfeld and percussionist Loren Mach. [7:30 p.m., Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion, 66 Page St., S.F.]

I Worship Chaos Tour: The heavy metal bill features Finland’s Children of Bodom, Norway’s Abbath and Southern California’s Exmortus. [7 p.m., 1290 Regency Ballroom, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

The Commissary Open Kitchen Dinner: The $85-per-person themed meal features caviar dishes created by Roland Passot from La Folie, Angel Betancourt from The One & Only Ocean Club, and Brett Schaublin from Reddwood, joining Rogelio Garcia from The Commissary. [5:30 to 9 p.m., 101 Montgomery St., S.F.]

Matmos: The experimental electronic music duo, originally from The City, plays from the “Ultimate Care II,” a new album recorded entirely out of sounds generated by a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II model washing machine in their Baltimore residence. [9 p.m., Gray Area, 2665 Mission St., S.F.]

Holiday Heroes: Olympic gold medalists Jonny Moseley and Natalie Coughlin, 49ers Eric Heitmann and Shayne Skov and San Jose Earthquakes Chris Wondolowski and Khari Stephenson are slated to attend the annual Wender Weis Foundation for Children fundraiser. [4:30 p.m. (VIP), 5:45 p.m. (general), AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Cecile Richards: The president of Planned Parenthood speaks on “the future of choice” in a sold-out talk presented by the Commonwealth Club. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

James Hoggan: The public relations professional, founder of DeSmogBlog and author of “I’m Right and You’re an Idiot,” speaks on “the toxic state of public discourse and how to clean it up.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Walt’s Birthday: The Walt Disney Family Museum offers free admission to its main gallery in honor of the entrepreneur and animation pioneer, who was born Dec. 5, 1901 and died Dec. 15, 1966. [10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., 104 Montgomery St., Presidio of S.F.]

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