Jefferson Turner. left, and Daniel Clarkson appear in “Potted Potter,” a two-man sendup of all seven Harry Potter books. (Courtesy Brian Friedman/Potter Potter)

Dec. 23-24: Potted Potter, Cobb’s Comedy Christmas Showcase, Tea Under The Tree, Matt Jaffe

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23

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.]

Cobb’s Comedy Showcase: The evening is a grab-bag of standup comedy; former performers have included Margaret Cho and Patton Oswalt. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave, S.F.]

Golden Prospect: Kevin Cooley’s solo show — which includes multimedia installations of videos of rocks taken from the area near the Animas River spill (caused by the Environmental Protection Agency) in southwest Colorado in August — tackles crucial environmental issues. [Noon to 6 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Tea Under The Tree: Crown and Crumpet, a local tea salon, is serving proper English afternoon tea for the holiday season; prices range from $45 to $85. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St., S.F.]

Matt Jaffe: The young San Francisco pop rocker and his band play songs from their debut EP, “Blast Off” in a free show. [8 p.m., Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley]

The Naughty List: The storytelling session showcases performers who know how to be naughty and nice: Lydia Popovich, Gina Gold, Eloisa Bravo, Mosa Maxwell Smith, Ruby Gil and Wonder Dave. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Dream Queens Revue Drag Show: The glitzy performance happens the second and fourth Wednesday each month, and it’s free. [9 p.m., Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, 133 Turk 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”) and traditional Argentine 1930s style musical accompaniment. [8 p.m, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

THURSDAY, DEC. 24

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Home for the Holidays: The concert celebrates its 25th anniversary. [5, 7 and 9 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

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. [11 a.m. and 4 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

A Christmas Carol: American Conservatory Theater stages the popular holiday classic for the 39th year, with James Carpenter as Ebenezer Scrooge and Ken Ruta as the Ghost of Jacob Marley. [1 p.m., Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., S.F., www.act-sf.org

Jingle Ball Christmas Party: Soul Krush’s annual bash serves up a mix of electronic dance music, hip hop, K-Pop and top 40. [9:30 p.m., Grand, 520 Fourth St., S.F.]

Christmas Eve Dinner: Chef Jillian Love prepares a gourmet vegan and raw vegan fusion “Twas the Night Before Christmas Dinner” with live music, holiday cheer and dancing. [6 to 10 p.m., Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell St., S.F.]

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink: The prime location for outdoor skating is among vibrant lights and popular shopping destinations in San Francisco. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Union Square, Powell and Geary streets, S.F.]

Brian Setzer Orchestra: The rockabilly guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and his band bring their “12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour” to The City. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Feast of the Seven Fishes: Drawing upon his Italian heritage, chef Adam Sobel has created a seven-course family style meal offered for $125 per person on Christmas Eve; reservations required. [9 p.m., MINA Test Kitchen, 2120 Greenwich St., S.F.]

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