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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