San Francisco - December 2017 Calendar of Unique Events
San Francisco December 2017 Calendar of Unique Events
Published By Dean Badessa
To augment your summer travel fun, I’d like to draw your attention to the new links below, which will take you to July events for two of my favorite destinations NYC and Washington DC. My Sotheby's colleagues, Kevin (in NYC) and Sheryl (in DC) have generously offered to share their calendars. Wishing you safe travels and tons of fun this summer.
Happy 4th of July!!
What's happening this month in San Francisco
Courtesy of Dean Badessa
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December 1 – Winter Wine PourPier 39 - Grab your friends, head to The Pier and kick off the Holidays with an evening of wine, music and fun at the Pier 39 Winter Wine Pour on Friday, December 1! VISIT THE SITE

December 2 – Opera Parallèle Presents The Little PrinceCowell Theatre, Fort Mason Center – Opera Parallèle presents a new production of The Little Prince. Based on the beloved French novella, Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel and Artistic Director/Conductor Nicole Paiement join forces to bring this poetic tale to life. VISIT THE SITE

December 3 – Deck The HallsDavies Symphony Hall – Enjoy a concert of holiday favorites and sing-alongs with members of the San Francisco Symphony, guest artists, and costumed characters. VISIT THE SITE

December 4 – ‘Tis The Season For ScienceCalifornia Academy of Sciences - ‘Tis the Season for Science: Life on Ice, the Academy’s annual holiday exhibit, celebrates the remarkable adaptations that allow Arctic and Antarctic animals to thrive in snowy ecosystems. VISIT THE SITE

December 5 – Advanced Hanukkah For BeginnersJewish Community Center - Learn about four distinct moments of Hanukkah's reinvention: the Rabbinic reimagining, the Zionist reclaiming, Chabad's massive menorah on the White House lawn, and the Reform Movement's call for religious freedom. VISIT THE SITE

December 6 – Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese IncarcerationPresidio Officers’ Club – This special exhibition invites visitors to investigate the choices – both personal and political – that led to this dark chapter in American history, and to reflect on what we have learned that helps us to address present-day issues of mass incarceration, immigration reform, and racial profiling. VISIT THE SITE

December 7 An Evening of Christmas Caroling Hosted by The La Madonna Del Lume SocietyFishermen's & Seamen's Memorial Chapel La Madonna del Lume Society joyfully invites you to celebrate an evening of Christmas Caroling. Enjoy festive song, merriment, Christmas cookies and refreshments. VISIT THE SITE

December 8 – Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & FriendsThe Masonic - Bill Murray and Jan Vogler met during their travels and became friends in New York. Curious about each other’s artistic world and interests, the actor and the cellist soon had the idea to work together on a project. VISIT THE SITE

December 9 – ODC Presents The Velveteen RabbitYBCA Theatre - Told through music, dance and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love. VISIT THE SITE

December 10 – Members Only Holiday Party 2017Exploratorium - Illuminate your holidays with mesmerizing light installations and attend a fascinating discussion about colorful ways to make items glow. VISIT THE SITE

December 11 – Christmas with Walt DisneyWalt Disney Family Museum - In this charming film directed by Don Hahn and produced exclusively for the museum, Diane Disney Miller shares stories of Walt’s life during the holidays—at work and at home with his family. VISIT THE SITE

December 12 – RequiemChinese Cultural Center of SF - Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco cordially invites you to "Requiem," contemporary art exhibition by Summer Mei-ling Lee inspired by the untold story of the Chinese American diaspora, and the role of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals' efforts in repatriating dislocated Chinese bodies back home. VISIT THE SITE

December 13 – San Francisco Ballet Presents The NutcrackerWar Memorial Opera House - This holiday season, join us as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in a Nutcracker that is as unique as it is magical. VISIT THE SITE

December 14 – North Beach Holiday Wine Walk 2017North Beach District - The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples inside their stores throughout North Beach on Grant Ave, Columbus Ave, Vallejo Street and Green Street. VISIT THE SITE

December 15 – 2017 Lighted Boat ParadePier 39 to Marina Green - The oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on San Francisco Bay is alive with 75-100 boats brimming with lights and holiday decorations. VISIT THE SITE

December 16 – Kitka WintersongsThe Old First Church – Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. VISIT THE SITE

December 17 – Colin Quinn: One In Every CrowdThe Strand Theatre – With his sly, razor-sharp wit and unique perspective, Quinn is a master of comedic observation and storytelling. VISIT THE SITE

December 18 – Robert Rauschenberg Erasing The RulesSFMOMA - The exhibition demonstrates how, with razor-sharp humor and intelligence, Rauschenberg broke down boundaries between disciplines, anticipated many of the defining cultural and social issues of our time, and redefined what art could be for the generations of artists who followed. VISIT THE SITE

December 19 – Alexander Hamilton: Treasures from the New York Historical SocietyCalifornia Historical Society – Drawing from the collections of the New-York Historical Society and JP Morgan Chase bank, this exhibition presents original artifacts and documents—many never before seen on the West Coast—that illuminate Hamilton's role in shaping the legal, economic, and political systems at the foundation of the modern United States. VISIT THE SITE

December 20 – A Christmas Carol A.C.T.’s Geary Theatre - Featuring a lively cast of dozens, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns with a sparkling, music-infused production of A Christmas Carol. VISIT THE SITE

December 21 – Séraphin Soudbinine: From Rodin’s Assistant to Ceramic ArtistLegion of Honor – Continuing the Legion of Honor’s 2017 celebrations of Auguste Rodin, a new installation examines the work of Séraphin Soudbinine, a Russian-born sculptor and ceramic artist who became Rodin’s assistant and chief marble carver. VISIT THE SITE

December 22 – Forever Tango Holiday EditionPalace of Fine Arts Theatre - Lighting up stages from Broadway to China, Luis Bravo's acclaimed dance spectacular Forever Tango brings 14 of Argentina's best dancers, including past guest stars Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars, along with a vocalist and live orchestra. VISIT THE SITE

December 23 – BATS Improv: Songs for a SixpenceBATS Improv,Fort Mason Center - Experience joy and laughter at original improvised performances in honor of Charles Dickens and his lovable characters and novels. VISIT THE SITE

December 24 – The Brian Setzer Orchestra 14th Annual Christmas RocksWarfield Theatre – The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their Christmas Rocks! VISIT THE SITE

December 25 – 25th Annual Kung Pao Kosher ComedyNew Asia Restaurant - The alternative Jewish Christmas event in San Francisco. It’s an institution! And San Francisco’s longest-running comedy show! VISIT THE SITE

December 26 – 12th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration - UmojaMuseum of the African Diaspora - A spiritual ceremony – pouring of libations and honoring of ancestors will start each program and will be followed by a feast, live entertainment and the lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara. VISIT THE SITE

December 27 – Reinstallation of the Art of the Americas GalleriesdeYoung Museum - This new installation celebrating Native arts and artists from western North America is made possible by the transformative donation of more than 200 works from the Weisel Family Collection. VISIT THE SITE

December 28 – AladdinOrpheum Theatre - From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. VISIT THE SITE

December 29 POPNYE New Year’s WeekendSF Armory – Join us for the first of three nights of magic that is sure to satisfy, mystify and shake you through to 2018. VISIT THE SITE

December 30 – Contemporary Chinese ArtInternational Art Mueum of America - IAMA’s collection contains works by notable Chinese masters from the late Ming dynasty to paintings by living contemporary artists. VISIT THE SITE

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Party with Maceo ParkerSFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium - Ring in the new year with the best party in the Bay Area with funk legend Maceo Parker. VISIT THE SITE 

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