Dmitry Chaplin and Anna Trebunskaya of TV fame appear in “Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango.” (Courtesy Alexa Sonner)

Dec. 21-22: Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango, Christmas at Grace Cathedral Singalong, Bethlehem A.D.,

MONDAY, DEC.21

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

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.]

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., www.themarsh.org]


TUESDAY, DEC. 22

A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live with the S.F. Symphony: Vocalists Jodi Benson and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus bring the classical animated “Peanuts” TV show to life and sing holiday favorites. [2 and 7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

California Symphony: The Pacific Boychoir joins the orchestra for a program including a screening of the film “The Snowman,” holiday classics and an audience Christmas carol sing-along. [7:30 p.m., Lesher Center,1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek]

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets: The colorful family-oriented 50-minute rendition of the classic, which has a contemporary twist and live chamber music accompaniment, closes its 2015 season. [11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Silicon Valley Ballet: Choreographer Karen Gabay’s “Nutcracker” is a fresh take on the holiday classic inspired by the E.T.A. Hoffmann story. [1:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose]

Potted Potter: The parody takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes: [2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

The Proofs: The Bay Area Americana/alt rock band’s 2015 album is called “One Law at a Time”; singer-songwriter Ashlee Beals opens. [9 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Comedy Allstars: The standup show features Conor Kellicutt, Matt Fulchiron, Chris Storin and Butch Escobar. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

A Gypsy Holiday Bash: The concert lineup includes Beso, El Radio Fantastique and The Crux. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

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