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Arts, Crafts, Events, and Performances for the Holidays

Arts and Crafts

"Art From the Heart": Annual holiday exhibit and art sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., through Jan. 31, free. The NIAD Art Center, 551 23rd St. (at Barrett), Richmond, 510-620-0290.

Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios: Self-guided tour of over 100 artists' and craftspeople's open studios, Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 22, free, 510-845-2612 (information), a map of locations can be downloaded from Multiple Locations.

Berkeley Farmers' Market Holiday Crafts Fair: Local craftspeople sell handmade gifts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, free, 510-548-3333 (information). Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Way (at Center), Berkeley.

Bizarre Bazaar: Seasonal sale of artwork, crafts, and fashion by local artists, 2-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Mondays and Tuesdays, free. The Lola Gallery, 2519 Mission (at 21st St.), 401-6800.

"Craft Showcase 3": Third annual craft exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind artwork, through Sunday, Dec. 29, free. Museum of Craft & Folk Art, Fort Mason, Bldg. A, Marina & Buchanan, 775-0990.

"Gifts of Glass": Exhibit of hand-blown glass for sale, through Wednesday, Dec. 25. Rogue Art Space, 4360 19th St. (at Eureka), 863-4940.

Gingerbread Architecture Extravaganza: Learn to make and decorate gingerbread houses using various treats, 11 a.m., noon, 1, & 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (through Dec. 22), plus Monday, Dec. 23, and Tuesday, Dec. 24 (11 a.m. & noon only), $12 per gingerbread house, not including museum admission, which is free-$7, advance registration required. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds (at Murray), Sausalito, 487-4398.

"Gingerbread Contest and Exhibit": 22nd annual exhibit of edible gingerbread creations, through Saturday, Jan. 4. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point, San Mateo, 650-342-7755.

Greens & Gifts: Stock up on seasonal decorations and gifts for garden lovers at this holiday marketplace, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, free. Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Ninth Ave. & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, 661-1316.

"Holiday": Exhibition of fine arts and crafts by studio artists with disabilities, through Jan. 10, free. Creative Growth Art Center Gallery, 355 24th St. (at Broadway), Oakland, 510-836-2340, ext. 15.

Holiday Gift-Making Classes: Kids and adults learn how to make their own holiday gifts, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 20, $6-$10 for weekday classes; $3 for Saturday drop-in workshops, 554-9600 (registration). Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way (at Roosevelt), 554-9600.

Holiday Gifts From the Garden: Make wreaths, works on paper, and herbal body care products from natural, sustainable materials, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, $15, 561-7752 (information), registration required. Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason (at Halleck), 561-6790 or 561-7752.

"Holiday Group Exhibition": A display of new artworks by 26 local and international artists, through Jan. 12, free; bring new toys for donation. Blue Room Gallery, 2331 Mission (at 19th St.), 515-1210.

Holiday Party and Gift Fair: Support local small businesses at this annual gift sale, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, free. Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, 275 Fifth St. (at Folsom), 541-8580.

Holiday Wreath Workshop: Make your own wreaths using colorful greens and conifer foliage from the Gardens' own collections, noon-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, $55, 661-1316 ext. 354 (registration), pre-registration required; bring your own tools and decorations. Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Ninth Ave. & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, 661-1316.

"Just Bazaar": Second annual gift exhibition featuring paintings, jewelry, clothing, and other items for the gift-giving season, through Monday, Dec. 23, free; Reception, 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. 66 Balmy, 66 Balmy (at 25th St.), 648-1760.

KPFA Community Crafts Fair: Annual event emphasizing environmentally responsible art and recycled materials featuring world music, writers, and natural foods, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, free-$7, 510-848-6767 ext. 609 (information). Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St. (at Brannan), 896-1393.

Momentum Gallery Grand Opening and Holiday Mart: 15 local artists show and sell their works in time for the holiday season, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 5-10 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays, through Dec. 22, free. Momentum Gallery, 701 Oak (at Fillmore), 626-7201.

"Ornametal": Christmas ornaments by 50 metalsmiths and jewelry artists, through Tuesday, Dec. 31. Velvet da Vinci, 508 Hayes (at Laguna), 626-7478.

Santa's Black Market: Counterculture crafts fair with live entertainment including Kitten on the Keys, the Crimson Club, and a fashion show, noon-midnight Sunday, Dec. 15, $5-$15; Santas and clowns get in for free, 695-9100 ext. 2 (information). SomArts Theater and Gallery, 934 Brannan (at Eighth St.), 863-1414.

"'Tis the Reason": Fourth annual Christmas exhibit; closing reception 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, free. Michael Martin Galleries, 101 Townsend (at Second St.), Suite 207, 543-1550.

Winter Solstice Craft Fair: Seventh annual sale of handmade treasures, benefiting local artists and Cell Space, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, free. Cell Space, 2050 Bryant (between 18th & 19th Sts.), 648-7562.


AK Press Huge Holiday Dirt-Cheap Book Sale: Discounts for book with light refreshments and punk rock Christmas music, 5-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, free. AK Press, 674A 23rd St. (at San Pablo), Oakland, 510-208-1700.

Annual Indulgence Christmas Party: An elegant soiree high above Union Square benefiting the Toys for Tots charity, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, $15, 401-7940 (information), cocktail attire requested. Harry Denton's Starlight Room, 450 Powell (at Sutter), 395-8595.

Bagpipe Traditions at the Winter Solstice: Hungarian musician Ferenc Tobak presents a concert of traditional Bagpipe music, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, free-$10. Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga (at Hwy. 101), 510-649-0941.

The Christmas Poems: Krandall Kraus reads from his latest collection of poetry, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, free. A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro (at 18th St.), 431-0891.

The Festival of Lights: Holiday concert of music, comedy, theater, and dance based on the ideas of light in the Winter Solstice, Diwali, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the lunar New Year, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, $12-$15, 346-8959 (information). Veterans Building, Green Room, 401 Van Ness (at McAllister), 512-0641.


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