Oakland Ballet’s delightful “Nutcracker” is onstage at the Paramount Theatre. (Courtesy David DeSilva)

Oakland Ballet’s delightful “Nutcracker” is onstage at the Paramount Theatre. (Courtesy David DeSilva)

Dec. 20-21: Oakland Ballet, S.F. Ballet Nutcracker, Klezmatics, Great Dickens Fair, Ballet Flamenco

SUNDAY, DEC. 20

Oakland Ballet Company: The troupe presents artistic director Graham Lustig’s popular interpretation of “Nutcracker,” with music by the Oakland Symphony; a “Sweet Dreams” reception, at follows. [2 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience: Marking the 100th anniversary of the guitar innovator, the interactive mobile tour vehicle is a playground of technology, music, sound and invention. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m, Pier 39, S.F.]`

The Great Dickens Fair: It’s the final day for the annual participatory holiday party, which recreates Victorian London with theater, authentic dancing and sumptuous feasting and shopping. [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City]

Kim Nalley: The San Francisco blues-jazz artist sings a gospel Christmas show with guests Sharon Scott, Zoe Ellis and more. [3 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Klezmatics: The Grammy-winning klezmer band plays from its 2006 album “Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah.” [4 and 7 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

California Pops Orchestra: “Pop’s Holiday Magic!” includes jazzy suites and sing-along carols. [3 p.m., Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills]

Bayer Ballet Academy: “The Snow Queen” is an original youth ballet production based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. [1 and 6 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Feliz Navidad: Carolina Lugo’s and Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco presents a holiday show. [7 p.m., Peña Pachamama Center, 1630 Powell St., S.F.]


MONDAY, DEC. 21

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

Christmas at Grace Cathedral: The holiday carol sing-along is geared to families with young children. [4 p.m., 1100 California St., S.F.]

Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango: The show features six world-class Argentine Tango couples (plus Anna and Dmitry from “Dancing with the Stars”) with traditional Argentine 1930s style musical accompaniment. [7 p.m, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Peninsula Ballet Theatre: The troupe performs its 45th “Nutcracker” with Carlos Carvajal’s well-loved choreography. [2 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Bethlehem A.D.: The little town of Bethlehem is brought to life at an 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]

San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker: For more than 70 years, The City’s premier ballet company has staged its lavish production, the longest-running “Nutcracker” in America. [2 and 7 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Avengers of Comedy: The headliner is Sacramento badboy DJ Sandhu. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

2015 Winter Solstice Ceremony: Celebrate the season with a short chanting service at the San Francisco Zen Center. [6:15 p.m., 300 Page St., S.F.]
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