San Francisco December 2019 Calendar of Unique Events
Published By Dean Badessa
What's happening this month in San Francisco
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December 1 – SF Opera Presents Hansel and GretelWar Memorial Opera House - Enter a magical forest where the trees are older than time, fairies lurk in the shadows, and a house of candy sits alone amidst the trees. VISIT THE SITE

December 2 – Snoop Dogg with Warren G, Berner, RJMrLAThe Fillmore Theatre - Today, legendary rapper Snoop Dogg announced the I Wanna Thank Me Tour presented by Live Nation. The tour will include 12 dates across North America, kicking off on December 2 in San Francisco. VISIT THE SITE

December 3 – Humanity at a Crossroads: New Insights Into Technology Risks for Humans and The PlanetThe Commonwealth Club – This program will present the biological and health effects of both natural electromagnetic waves innate to the body and man-made electromagnetic waves from wireless technologies, including discussion about 4G/5G antenna densification. VISIT THE SITE

December 4 – Lost At Sea: Art Recovered From ShipwrecksAsian Art Museum - Preserved like time capsules under the seas, these shipwrecks contained artworks that were excavated in the 1990s by marine archaeologists, sold at auction, purchased by individual collectors and then donated to the museum. VISIT THE SITE

December 5 – The Velveteen Rabbit 2019ODC Theatre - A beloved Bay Area holiday tradition! 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 6 – Glow: Festival of LightsExploratorium – Celebrate the holidays with us and excite your atoms at Glow, our annual festival of ebullient lights and subtle glows celebrating the close of the year. VISIT THE SITE

December 7 Family Gala 2019- Blue Jean BallContemporary Jewish Museum - The Family Gala is a time for kids, parents, grandparents, and friends to come together for a night of fun for the whole family, as The Museum transforms into a gold mining town, western frontier, and concert stage for performances, art-making, interactive games, and fun! VISIT THE SITE

December 8 – Wounds Many: Portraits of the Northern UteSan Francisco Arts Commission - Excavating and discovering, Keith Secola’s work balances contemporary life, art strategies and techniques with historical documentation and traditional creative practices through the merging of printmaking, archival photography, illustrations, and murals sourced from Native American life. VISIT THE SITE

December 9 – Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer SpaceSFMOMA - Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space celebrates the visionary ideas and ingenious solutions from architects, artists, and designers who dared to imagine life far out among the stars. VISIT THE SITE

December 10 – Dockworker Power: Book Talk & SigningCa Historical Society -  Professor Cole’s book, Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area, explores the role of California, and especially the Bay Area, in the successful movement for racial equality in South Africa. VISIT THE SITE

December 11 – Groundhog Day The MusicalSan Francisco Playhouse - It’s February 2nd in Punxsutawney, PA, and a storm is coming. Phil Connors, a big-city weatherman, couldn’t be more frustrated to be to reporting on the small-town Groundhog Day Ceremony—until he finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. VISIT THE SITE

December 12 – Curious & Wonderful: Selections from the Achenbach VaultLegion of Honor - Drawn mainly from the collection of artist-illustrated books, this installation in the Logan Gallery is a sampling of intriguing objects chosen by Debra Evans, the Fine Arts Museums’ head of paper conservation, who has cared for these objects for nearly four decades. VISIT THE SITE

December 13 – 2019 Lighted Boat ParadePier 39 to Marina Green - A holiday tradition since 1994, the parade includes members of the St. Francis Yacht Club, Fisherman's Wharf Fishing Fleet, Golden Gate Yacht Club, PIER 39 Marina, and the Sea Scouts. VISIT THE SITE

December 14 – George Lopez: Live Special TapingThe Warfield Theatre - Lopez is currently on his standup comedy tour, The Comedy Get Down, with Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer in arenas across the country. VISIT THE SITE

December 15 – Le Marché de NoëlThe Park Central SF - Come celebrate the holidays with L'apéro & AFSF in Le Marché de Noël. VISIT THE SITE

December 16 – ‘Tis The Season For Science: Life On IceCalifornia Academy of Sciences - Experience a winter wonderland in the heart of San Francisco. ‘Tis the Season for Science: Life on Ice explores the remarkable adaptations that allow Arctic and Antarctic flora and fauna to thrive in such extreme ecosystems. VISIT THE SITE

December 17 – 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 18 – Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983deYoung Museum - Featuring renowned artists, performers, musicians, activists, civic leaders, and others, these programs welcome special guests from around the Bay Area to bring Black Power to the forefront. VISIT THE SITE

December 19 – The Body ElectricYBCA – YBCA presents the West Coast debut of The Body Electric, an expansive array of more than 70 works revealing the ways that technology changes our collective understanding of the body, everyday life, and sense of self. VISIT THE SITE

December 20 – A Christmas Carol ACT’s Geary Theatre – The beloved Bay Area holiday tradition returns to the Geary stage, featuring all your favorite characters from Charles Dickens’s classic tale. VISIT THE SITE

December 21 – Ali WongThe Masonic – Ali Wong is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, now living in Los Angeles. VISIT THE SITE

December 22 – Scrooge In Love!The Gateway Theatre - Set a year after the events of the Dickens tale, we find a reformed Scrooge looking for his lost love, Belle, and revisiting past, present, and future with hilarious, ghostly friends! VISIT THE SITE

December 23 – Sing You A Merry ChristmasGrace Cathedral - Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. VISIT THE SITE

December 24 – 27th 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 25 – Fairmont Hotel Christmas BrunchCrown Room, Fairmont Hotel - Fairmont San Francisco has delighted guests with awe-inspiring holiday festivities for more than a century. The hotel is world-famous for its delectably majestic, two-story Gingerbread House, adorned by hundreds of pounds of candy! VISIT THE SITE

December 26 – 14th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration - UmojaMuseum of the African Diaspora - Celebrate Umoja (unity), the first day of Kwanzaa, with your friends at MoAD! MoAD is partnering with the Village Project for its 14th annual Kwanzaa celebration. VISIT THE SITE

December 27 – Dina Martina Christmas ShowGreat American Music Hall - What a Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget. VISIT THE SITE

December 28 – Joey Diaz: The 56 & Still Slinging Dick TourPalace of Fine Arts - Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in North Bergen, NJ, Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz has quickly become one of the most sought after actors and comedians in the entertainment industry today. VISIT THE SITE

December 29 Summer – The Donna Summer MusicalGolden Gate Theatre – Fans of all-star-cast entertainment are excited to hear that Summer – The Donna Summer Musical is coming back to San Francisco to put on a show at the Golden Gate Theatre on Sunday 29th December 2019. VISIT THE SITE

December 30 – Maceo Parker with Special Guest Candy DulferSFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium - Ring in the New Year with the king of the funky saxophone and one of the primary architects of modern R&B, Maceo Parker along with a special guest, saxophonist Candy Dulfer. VISIT THE SITE

December 31 – New Year’s Eve with Seth McFarlane & The SF SymphonyDavies Symphony Hall - Celebrate in style with Grammy Award-nominated singer, actor, and director Seth MacFarlane, who brings a winning combination of rich crooning and cool pizazz that would do Frank and Dino proud. VISIT THE SITE 

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