Sax man Dave Koz brings his holiday show to the Warfield. (Courtesy Greg Allen)

Dec. 18-19: Dave Koz & Friends, Metahaven, Great Russian Nutcracker, Jeff Campbell

FRIDAY, DEC. 18

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2015: The holiday smooth saxophone jazz concert also features guests Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer and Bill Medley. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live with the S.F. Symphony: Vocalists Jodi Benson, the cast of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and the S.F. Symphony Choir sing holiday favorites. [4 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Metahaven: The Amsterdam-­based design studio debuts the first gallery presentation of “The Sprawl,” an immersive video installation about the mutation of propaganda in the age of social media. [6 to 8 p.m. opening reception, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Jeff Campbell: The San Francisco-based musician, winner of Guitar Center’s National Singer Songwriter 2 Competition, has a new album, “The Kitchen Sink.” [9 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 401 Clement St., S.F.]

Moscow Ballet: Elite Vaganova Academy-trained dancers appear in the “Great Russian Nutcracker.” [4 and 8 p.m., Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino]

Christmas in a Celtic Land: Golden Bough plays Old World carols from Ireland and Scotland. [8 p.m., Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Hansel and Gretel: Solo Opera presents Engelbert Humperdincks’ masterpiece in a holiday performance for families. [7:30 p.m. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek]

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party: The “Bluegrass Bonanza” acoustic holiday show features Kemo Sabe and Dirty Cello. [9 p.m., Plough & Stars, 116 Clement St., S.F.]


SATURDAY, DEC.19

KITKA’s Wintersongs: Sacred and secular tunes from Slavic, Baltic, Balkan, Jewish and Bosnian-Muslim traditions make up the women ensemble’s program. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

New Century Chamber Orchestra: The San Francisco Girls Chorus joins the ensemble for “Holiday Lights.” [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.,]

Moscow Ballet: Elite Vaganova Academy-trained dancers appear in the “Great Russian Nutcracker.” [3 and 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa]

Young Women’s Choral Project: “Sing, Choirs of Angels” is a holiday showcase of 100 voices. [4 p.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., S.F.,]

Chanticleer: The Grammy Award-winning male choir recounts the Christmas story in its church-set holiday program. [8 p.m., St. Ignatius Church, University of San Francisco, 650 Parker St., S.F.]

Fool La La!: Unique Derique’s circus-inspired holiday show is packed with physical comedy and body percussion. [2 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Peninsula Ballet Theatre: The troupe performs its 45th “Nutcracker” with Carlos Carvajal’s well-loved choreography. [11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: Nicholas McGegan directs the group in Handel’s final “Foundling Hospital” version of “Messiah.” [7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]

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