Brian Setzer, of Stray Cats fame, and his band appear in the “Christmas Rocks! Tour” at the Warfield. (Courtesy photo)

Brian Setzer, of Stray Cats fame, and his band appear in the “Christmas Rocks! Tour” at the Warfield. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 24-25: Brian Setzer Orchestra, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Home for the Holidays, Latke Ball 2015

THURSDAY, DEC. 24

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

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir: The vocal ensemble declares joy to the world at its traditional Christmas concerts. [6 and 9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

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.]

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.]

Latke Ball 2015: The 19th annual Christmas Eve bash, which has two dance floors and five DJs, benefits the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. [9 p.m., Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Alvon Johnson: The blues guitarist and singer, formerly of the Coasters, plays a holiday party concert. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

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

FRIDAY, DEC. 25

Sony Holland: The Bay Area jazz vocalist spreads cheer for the holidays. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton St,, S.F.]

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day: Festivities include open galleries, the Maker Art Lab Studio (inspired by the exhibition “NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology”) and, at 1 and 2:30 p.m., live music by Alison Faith Levy and her Big Time Tot Rock Band. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

San Francisco Botanical Garden: Open on Christmas with free admission, the attraction boasts 55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces with more than 8,000 different plants. [7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way, S.F.]

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: The 23rd annual show features Jewish comedians (Wendy Liebman, Dana Eagle, Mike Fine and Lisa Geduldig) celebrating Dec. 25 in a Chinese restaurant. [8:30 p.m., New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco Zoo: The animal park is open Christmas Day. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, S.F.]

It’s a Jewish Christmas, S.F.: The fifth annual bash includes music, burlesque, Woody Allen films, DJs, strip dreidel, the “greatest hits of Larry David and Sascha Baron Cohen” and a Chinese buffet. [6:30 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Roxie double bill: “We’ll Always Have Paris” opens with “Casablanca,” the 1942 American classic (with a vital strain of alliance to the French), followed by “Bob the Gambler,” a 1950s French film (with an indelible imprint of classic American noir underpinnings). [7 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Christmas Peña: The holiday show features two-time Latin Grammy nominee Eddy Navia, Quentin Navia and the Pachamama Band as well as a Secret Santa gift exchange for those who bring a present. [8 p.m., Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell St., S.F.]

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