Events

12/14/2017-12/15/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco

Experience the exhilarating majesty of Handel’s Messiah performed by the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Featuring the famous “Hallelujah” Chorus, the magnificent power of 100 voices in harmony makes this celebrated masterpiece an unmissable holiday favorite and one of the best-loved musical works of all time.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Handel-Messiah.aspx

12/16/2017-01/13/2018
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California Oakland

Take Root: Oakland Grows Food
December 16, 2017-January 13, 2019

Unearth Oakland’s multilayered world of food in Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, an exhibition exploring the ecological and cultural factors of how and why food is grown in Oakland.Enjoy this handson exhibition with the entire family to understand what factors determine where, how, why, and what is grown throughout the city. Hear personal stories from farmers and growers within the community, see compelling illustrations and maps, and meet the diverse flavors of Oakland. Learn what motivations Oaklanders have for growing food-including access to healthy and delicious ingredients, environmental and social justice values, or simply the joy of tending a garden. Visitors will be invited to share personal stories, explore interactive activities, and gain a deeper understanding of Oakland’s agriculture.

12/16/2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Chinatown Him Mark Lai Branch Library 華埠分館 San Francisco

The workshop will prepare you with knowledge of hands-on only CPR and basic first aid.

Program is made possible by Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC) and will be conducted in Cantonese.

12/16/2017-12/20/2017
2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco

See the beloved holiday hit Home Alone on the big screen like you never have before, with John Williams’ exuberant score performed live by the San Francisco Symphony and unforgettable carols sung live by three children’s choruses in a special guest appearance at Davies Symphony Hall. The highest-grossing holiday film of all time, and starring an adorable Macaulay Culkin, this hilarious and heartwarming comedy is holiday fun for the entire family.

© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox

The San Francisco Girls Chorus will not appear at the Dec 20 concert.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Home-Alone.aspx

12/19/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
PIER 39 San Francisco

PIER 39 invites you to join our special friends from the Disneyland Resort at the annual PIER 39 Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, November 19th.
Experience the magic – sing songs, see your Disney friends and welcome the holiday season with a day of holly-jolly magic for the entire family!
The fun culminates at 6pm when we illuminate PIER 39′s majestic 60 foot tree against the stunning backdrop of the San Francisco city skyline.
For more information visit: pier39.com/events

12/21/2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Visitacion Valley Branch, San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
This interactive workshop will present research-based strategies on how to keep your mind sharp using physical movement and activity and discuss healthy eating practices and the importance of maintaining a social life. Workshop will be conducted in Chinese.
Please call (415) 355-2848 to register.

12/21/2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, Visitacion Valley Branch San Francisco CA

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
This interactive workshop will present research-based strategies on how to keep your mind sharp using physical movement and activity and discuss healthy eating practices and the importance of maintaining a social life. Workshop will be conducted in Chinese.
Please call (415) 355-2848 to register.

12/21/2017-12/24/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang are back at Davies Symphony Hall! The show begins with your favorite characters dancing along to holiday classics and colorful video. Then, the gang returns to the stage to bring A Charlie Brown Christmas to life! With singers, dancers, and actors performing in front of an animated background, and Vince Guaraldi’s timeless music performed live by the Symphony, this beloved holiday classic is sure to bring festive cheer to people of all ages. Come early and enjoy a family-friendly reception featuring a host of activities to keep your kids entertained. Be sure to bring your camera to capture pictures of your little ones exploring the lobbies lined with oversized Christmas trees and special Peanuts décor.

Total running time, with no intermission: 90 minutes.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/A-Charlie-Brown-Christmas-Live.aspx

12/23/2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fremont Main Library Fremont

Surviving the Storm – Cheryl Krauter

Fremont Main Library
Saturday, December 23, 11:00 a.m.

Meet Cheryl Krater, Bay Area psychotherapist and author of Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story. Surviving the Storm presents a humanistic psychological perspective on how to support cancer survivors by giving them a structure to tell their stories.

Cheryl Krauter, MFT, has over thirty-five years of experience in the field of depth psychology and human consciousness. She integrates her years of experience as a depth psychotherapist with her personal journey as a cancer survivor

The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible. The library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice. Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660 for more information.

12/31/2017-01/01/2018
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco

Celebrate in timeless style with Academy and Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and director Seth MacFarlane, who brings a winning combination of rich crooning and cool pizazz that would do Frank and Dino proud. Watch him light up the stage with the San Francisco Symphony in a dazzling concert of finger-snapping jazz standards and holiday favorites conducted by Edwin Outwater.

Celebrate the new year with a VIP package! Each premium seat in the Side Boxes will receive sparkling wine and chocolates upon arrival before the concert begins.

San Francisco Symphony

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/New-Year-Concert-with-Seth-MacFarlane.aspx

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