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Holiday Listings 2002 

Arts, Crafts, Events, and Performances for the Holidays

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The Nutcracker/Oakland Ballet: Choreographer Ronn Guidi's retelling of ETA Hoffman's holiday classic, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, $10-$55; 421-8497 (box office), All-Star Night on Friday, Dec. 13 features Bay Area sports and media personalities. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway (at 20th St.), Oakland, 510-465-6400.

The Nutcracker/San Francisco Ballet: The full-length ballet returns with music by the SF Ballet Orchestra, 7 p.m., through Thursday, Dec. 12, 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, through Monday, Dec. 23, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 29, $9-$130, 865-2000 (tickets). War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness (at Grove), 864-3330.

The Nutcracker/Stapleton School of Performing Arts: Tchaikovsky's holiday fantasy with special effects and lavish costumes, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, $14-$21. Marin Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags (at Civic Center), San Rafael, 472-3500.

The Nutcracker/Western Ballet: Artur Sultanov, former Kirov Ballet dancer, and Katherine Wells from the Oakland Ballet are featured guest artists at this annual production, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Land of the Sweets party follows the 2 p.m. Saturday performance ($7), 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, $18.50-$22.50. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro (at Mercy), Mountain View, 650-903-6000.

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Ensemble: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, $15. Slim's, 333 11th St. (at Folsom), 522-0333.

The Pacific Mozart Ensemble's Holiday Concert: Opening their 2002-2003 concert series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, $15-$20, 705-0848. First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing (at Dana), Berkeley, 510-848-3696; 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento (at Van Ness), 474-1608.

Peter and the Wolf: Presented by the San Francisco Youth Orchestra, narrated by Rita Moreno, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, $10-$41. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness (at Grove), 864-6000.

Put a Bow on It: The Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus presents its third annual holiday concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, $15, 800-706-2389. Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore, Oakland, 510-444-0323; 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, $15, 800-706-2389. First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison (at 27th St.), Oakland, 510-444-4755.

Say Ray -- A Holiday Miracle: Ron Jones and Michael Rice's story about a mentally disabled man who suddenly becomes rich on Christmas Eve, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 14, $15, refreshments and a holiday sing-along with local divas and choirs follow each show. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Stomp: The international percussion sensation returns to the Bay Area for a limited run, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and Tuesdays, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, additional matinee at 1 p.m. on Wednesday; call for special performance schedule Christmas week, 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays, $25-$9 regular; $45-$65 Dec. 26-31. Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter (at Mason), 877-771-6900.

Teddy Care 2002: Fund-raising cabaret show benefiting Shanti and the children of San Francisco General Hospital, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, $15 plus a new teddy bear. Plush Room, York Hotel, 940 Sutter (at Jones), 885-2800.

The Velveteen Rabbit: ODC/San Francisco presents Margery Williams' classic children's tale, 1 p.m., through Friday, Dec. 13, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, $10-$38, 863-6606 (information). Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-ARTS.

Vienna Woods, New York Lights: Songs of Two Cities: Follow Broadway stars Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie from the waltzes of Vienna to show-stopping hits of Broadway., 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, $15-$83. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness (at Grove), 864-6000.

Winter Holidays Concert and Sing-Along: Youth in Arts Performing Arts Series presents a holiday sing-along by Dream Circle, which consists of five Marin County children's performers, 9:30 and 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, $7, 457-4878 (information). Marin Center Showcase Theater, 10 Avenue of the Flags (at Civic Center), San Rafael, 472-3500.

Winter Monkeyland: Drunken Monkey presents an evening of holiday-themed improv and sketch comedy, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 14, $12-$15. Venue 9, 252 Ninth St. (at Folsom), 289-2000.

Winter's Stillness, Winter's Joy: The Choral Project announces its Christmas Season concert which includes arrangements of Chanukah music, carols from Nigeria, and familiar holiday music, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, $15-$20, 408-746-0905 (tickets). Mission Dolores, 3321 16th St. (at Dolores), 621-8203.

Wintersongs 2002: Presented by the KITKA Women's Vocal Ensemble, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, $15-$20. Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore, Oakland, 510-444-0323.

The Wondrous Sounds of Christmas: The San Francisco Saxophone Quartet presents a joyful concert, complete with audience sing-alongs, Baroque classics, and seasonal favorites, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, $10-$49. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness (at Grove), 864-6000.

New Year's Eve

The Big-Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show X: An evening of stand-up comedy, improv, and semi-written sketches featuring Will Durst, Johnny Steele, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, and Steven Kravitz, 7 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $25-$40. Cowell Theater, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina & Buchanan, 345-7575.

Comedy Countdown 2002: Mitch Hedberg performs stand-up comedy with music by the Lee Vilensky Trio, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $55. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon (at Lundeen), 865-2000.

Countdown: New Year's Eve celebration with open bar, DJs, champagne toast, and more, 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $100, www.maximumproductions.com/newyears.htm. Cloud 9 Motel, 34 Seventh St. (near Market), 355-9991.

Dance Party 2002: Featuring multiple stages of live entertainment, midnight balloon drop, live music, and comedians, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $99, 675-6230 (tickets), www.hyattsf.com. Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center (at Market), 675-6230.

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