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"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, Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22, free, 510-845-2612 (information), a map of locations can be downloaded from www.berkeleyartisans.com. Multiple Locations.

Berkeley Farmers' Market Holiday Crafts Fair: Local craftspeople sell handmade gifts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 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. Wednesday, Dec. 18, through Saturday, Dec. 21, and Monday, Dec. 23, 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, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, $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.

"Holiday": Exhibition of fine arts and crafts by studio artists with disabilities, through Friday, 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. Wednesday, Dec. 18, through Friday, Dec. 20. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way (at Roosevelt), 554-9600.

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

"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.

Mad Dash Holiday Bash Designer Gift Bazaar: Last-minute shoppers can choose from a wide array of unique gift options at this event featuring 15 local designers, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Dec. 20, noon-midnight Saturday, Dec. 21, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, free, 640-8269 (information). Mimi Barr Boutique, 3153 16th St. (at Valencia).

Momentum Gallery Grand Opening and Holiday Mart: 15 local artists show and sell their works in time for the holiday season, 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, through Friday, Dec. 20, free, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22. Momentum Gallery, 701 Oak (at Fillmore), 626-7201.

Oh Crap -- I've Only Got $100 to Spend Holiday Gift Fair: Jewelry, clothes, and handmade accessories by local designers for sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22, free, 206-1529 (information). Lula Design Studio, 3589 21st St. (at Chattanooga).

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

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

Events

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.

Christmas Services 2002: Christmas services include a children's pageant, carols, music, and midnight Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, free, 749-6300 (information). Grace Cathedral, 1100 California (at Taylor), 749-6350.

Deck the Lounge One Brick Holiday Party: Food drive benefiting the San Francisco Food Bank with live music, drink specials, and complimentary appetizers, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, $10. Red Devil Lounge, 1695 Polk (at Clay), 921-1695.

Fiddler on the Roof Sing-Along: A strolling fiddler leads the sing-along screening of the holiday classic plus food, a costume contest, and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, $12-$30, come dressed as your favorite character. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro (at Roosevelt), Hoytt Theater, San Rafael, 444-8000.

The Golden Age of Silent Comedy: The Silent Movie Theatre Hollywood presents a holiday family program of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Laurel & Hardy classics, featuring legendary organist Bob Mitchell on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ with special musical guest Janet Klein, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, $12-$15. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120.

Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Pickwick Comic Annual: The theatrical event re-creates the Yuletide London of Charles Dickens featuring more than 400 costumed characters, food, and shopping opportunities, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22; $8-$20, 897-4555 (information), www.dickensfair.com. Cow Palace, Geneva & Santos, Daly City, 469-6000.

The Guardsmen Christmas Tree Lot: Annual sale of Christmas trees and decorations, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, free, 561-2700 (information). Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion, Marina & Buchanan, 749-4588.

Holiday Films: A screening of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales (Dec. 21) and a holiday animation program (Dec. 26-30), 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 1 and 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Dec. 30, free-$10. Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon (at Marina), 397-5673.

Holiday Magic at Children's Fairyland: Each weekend features visits from Santa and holiday performances, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, through Tuesday, Dec. 31; the park closes at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, and it will be closed Dec. 25, free-$6. Children's Fairyland USA, 699 Bellevue (off Grand), Oakland, 510-452-2259.

Holiday Steam Train: The Golden Gate Railroad Museum offers rides from San Francisco to Redwood City and back aboard a historic locomotive, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, and Sunday, Dec. 29, $20-$80, 877-750-4400 (tickets), www.sfsteam.org. Cal Train Depot, Fourth & King Sts.

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