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December 2018

San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2018 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 14, 2018 at 7:00pm

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One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 18, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 24, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on December 26, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 29, 2018 at 4:00pm

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29 - $349
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker; Clara and her godfather on stage gazing into the distance in wonderment.

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. This holiday season, join the San Francisco Ballet as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, and flowers dance. Wed, Dec 12, 7pm; Thu-Sun, Dec 13-16, 2 & 7pm; Tue-Sun, Dec 18-23, 2 & 7pm; Mon, Dec 24, 4pm; Wed-Fri, Dec 26-28, 2 & 7pm, Sat, Dec 29, 11am &…

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San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 18, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 18, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 24, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on December 26, 2018 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 29, 2018 at 4:00pm

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29 - $349
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker; Clara and her godfather on stage gazing into the distance in wonderment.

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. This holiday season, join the San Francisco Ballet as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, and flowers dance. Wed, Dec 12, 7pm; Thu-Sun, Dec 13-16, 2 & 7pm; Tue-Sun, Dec 18-23, 2 & 7pm; Mon, Dec 24, 4pm; Wed-Fri, Dec 26-28, 2 & 7pm, Sat, Dec 29, 11am &…

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San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 14, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 14, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 18, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 24, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on December 26, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 29, 2018 at 4:00pm

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29 - $349
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker; Clara and her godfather on stage gazing into the distance in wonderment.

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. This holiday season, join the San Francisco Ballet as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, and flowers dance. Wed, Dec 12, 7pm; Thu-Sun, Dec 13-16, 2 & 7pm; Tue-Sun, Dec 18-23, 2 & 7pm; Mon, Dec 24, 4pm; Wed-Fri, Dec 26-28, 2 & 7pm, Sat, Dec 29, 11am &…

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Smuin Presents The Christmas Ballet

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on December 14, 2018 at 7:30pm

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One event on December 19, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 24, 2018 at 12:00pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard Street
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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$25 - $89
Two ballet dancers on stage, one is in a Christmas tree costume in a bowing position, the other is a woman in a red dress jumping with legs crossed and pointed feet.

Smuin kicks off the holidays with The Christmas Ballet, the Bay Area tradition featuring two acts packed to the brim with classical ballet and contemporary numbers. This medley incorporates a variety of popular dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. Thu-Fri, Dec 13-14, 7:30pm; Sat, Dec 15, 2pm & 7:30; Sun & Wed, Dec 16 & 19, 2pm; Thu, Dec 20, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, Dec 21-22, 2pm & 7:30; Sun, Dec 23, 2pm; Mon, Dec 24, 12pm, $25-89.  Photo by…

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Performing Diaspora Residency 2018

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 13, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 14, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20 - $35
A dancers in heavy makeup wearing a red robe, their hand is in a "c" shape and the other hand is resting on their thigh.

Performing Diaspora supports artists that are drawing on tradition as a radical way to be responsive, inclusive, and support equity. This year CounterPulse presents works that connect the historical othering of Asian bodies and current xenophobic regimes while honoring the legacy of local master, film icon, and hero, Bruce Lee. Thu-Fri, Dec 6-7 & 13-14, 8pm; Sat, Dec 8 & 15, 2pm, $25-30. Volunteers needed! Photo by Matthew Bodaly

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Kathy Mata Ballet Presents Castro Senior Center Holiday Show

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Castro Senior Center, 110 Diamond Street, Off 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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Free
Kathy Mata Ballet: a ballerina with her leg up in a high battement holding the hand of another dancer. Two other dancers observe in the back.

Join Kathy Mata Ballet as they wrap up their 30th Anniversary year! Each year, Kathy Mata Ballet looks forward to the holiday show, where the company presents classical and contemporary ballet pieces, performed with live accompaniment, for your enjoyment and delight. The company will be performing many different dance styles, including holiday themed, modern, lyrical fusion, contemporary, musical theater, character and so much more. Fri, Dec 14, 1pm, FREE. Photo courtesy of artist

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San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 26, 2018 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 29, 2018 at 4:00pm

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29 - $349
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker; Clara and her godfather on stage gazing into the distance in wonderment.

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. This holiday season, join the San Francisco Ballet as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, and flowers dance. Wed, Dec 12, 7pm; Thu-Sun, Dec 13-16, 2 & 7pm; Tue-Sun, Dec 18-23, 2 & 7pm; Mon, Dec 24, 4pm; Wed-Fri, Dec 26-28, 2 & 7pm, Sat, Dec 29, 11am &…

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Xian Yun Academy 2018 Winter Recital and Art Exhibit

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllistar Street
San Francisco, 94102 United States
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$20 - $25
A photo of Xian Yun Academy youth dancers who perform classical Chinese dance.

Students from Xian Yun Academy's middle and high school program, as well as their weekday and weekend extended programs, will be performing classroom routines from Xian Yun’s systematic curriculum. Their program’s training focus is classical Chinese dance--a dance form that originated in Chinese imperial palaces and opera, passed down and refined over thousands of years. Soaking up profound wisdom from every era and dynasty, it has become a complete system of dance embodying traditional aesthetic principles with its dance movements,…

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Creative Arts

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

City College of San Francisco Wellness Center Performance Theater, 50 Phelan
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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$15 - $25
9 Dancers standing in a diamond formation with one arm pointing outward with the other arm parallel and bent at the elbow.

Ultimate Alliance Dance Company Presents Creative Arts, a night of inspirational dance collaborations.  Fri-Sat, Dec 14-15, 7pm, $15-$25. Discount available to DG Members. Photo by Lynne Fried

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San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

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One event on December 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

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One event on December 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 24, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on December 26, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 29, 2018 at 4:00pm

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
$29 - $349
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker; Clara and her godfather on stage gazing into the distance in wonderment.

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. This holiday season, join the San Francisco Ballet as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, and flowers dance. Wed, Dec 12, 7pm; Thu-Sun, Dec 13-16, 2 & 7pm; Tue-Sun, Dec 18-23, 2 & 7pm; Mon, Dec 24, 4pm; Wed-Fri, Dec 26-28, 2 & 7pm, Sat, Dec 29, 11am &…

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Winter Showcase 2018

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$22 - $25
A dancer is standing sideways with their upper body is twisted with arms arranged as if they are releasing and arrow from a bow with the pulling arm raised above the shoulder, hand meeting the back of the dancer's head.

Witness this evening with LINES Ballet Training Program in collaboration with Sidra Bell Dance New York! In addition, these risk-taking dance artists further expose their versatility in original works by faculty artists Carmen Rozestraten and Erik Wagner as well as guest artist Tony Rizzi, former principal dancer at Frankfurt Ballet. Fri-Sat, Dec 14-16, 7pm, $22-25. Photo by Steve Disenhof

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Smuin Presents The Christmas Ballet

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on December 14, 2018 at 7:30pm

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One event on December 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 24, 2018 at 12:00pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard Street
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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$25 - $89
Two ballet dancers on stage, one is in a Christmas tree costume in a bowing position, the other is a woman in a red dress jumping with legs crossed and pointed feet.

Smuin kicks off the holidays with The Christmas Ballet, the Bay Area tradition featuring two acts packed to the brim with classical ballet and contemporary numbers. This medley incorporates a variety of popular dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. Thu-Fri, Dec 13-14, 7:30pm; Sat, Dec 15, 2pm & 7:30; Sun & Wed, Dec 16 & 19, 2pm; Thu, Dec 20, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, Dec 21-22, 2pm & 7:30; Sun, Dec 23, 2pm; Mon, Dec 24, 12pm, $25-89.  Photo by…

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Performing Diaspora Residency 2018

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 13, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 14, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
$20 - $35
A dancers in heavy makeup wearing a red robe, their hand is in a "c" shape and the other hand is resting on their thigh.

Performing Diaspora supports artists that are drawing on tradition as a radical way to be responsive, inclusive, and support equity. This year CounterPulse presents works that connect the historical othering of Asian bodies and current xenophobic regimes while honoring the legacy of local master, film icon, and hero, Bruce Lee. Thu-Fri, Dec 6-7 & 13-14, 8pm; Sat, Dec 8 & 15, 2pm, $25-30. Volunteers needed! Photo by Matthew Bodaly

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From the Pages: a Pop Art Story

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 8:00pm

SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$30 - $300
12 images of pole, lyra, hoop lyra and aerial silk performers suspended in the air within various positions.

Join Haze Theater for a night of vision through the aerial arts and dance. Ages 5+ welcome. Please bring ID for the bar. Cast includes Angela Chu, Anna Tong, David Nguyen, Janet Cee, Jen Crane, Joey Tigrone, Kirstin Brown, Madamn Burnz / La Dragonesa, Sammy Wong, Stephanie Chen, Vix Nolan. Fri-Sat, Dec 14-15, 8pm, $30-300. Photo courtesy of artists

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RAW presents STEAMROLLER Dance Company/Dawn Holtan/ eMotion Arts

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 8:00pm

SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street, 145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$15 - $20
Five dancers standing second pointing the left leg and extending the left arm in San Francisco, possibly near Embarcadero.

STEAMROLLER Dance Company will present Apocalypse Now? (working title), which examines the intersection of millennial anxiety around climate change and spirituality. After the Lullabies will be an interdisciplinary live performance piece directed by Dawn Frank Holtan that looks at the unpredictable chaos that inevitably happens--both literally and metaphorically--after we’ve sung our lullabies. Also presenting new work by eMotion Arts. Fri-Sat, Dec 14-15, 8pm, $15-20. Photo by Lynne Fried/ Bay Area Dance Photography

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Acrobatic Storytelling Presents— F*A*N*T*A*S*Y

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 8:00pm

Brava Theater, 2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$25
Two people in bridge pose on their elbows mirroring each other. They are reflected in in water underneath them.

F*A*N*T*A*S*Y acrobatic showcase highlights the trust & communication inherent in partner acrobatics. This year, Acrobatic Storytelling asks, "what are the dreams we dare not act on? what is on the edge of our imaginations?" "Open the window of fantasy to know what reality can bring." — Raul D. Arellano. Fri-Sat, Dec 14-15, 8pm, $25. Photo by Jasper Johal

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10th Anniversary of Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 4:00pm

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One event on December 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 23, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 4:00pm

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$20.50 - $42.50
Two ballet dancers; one is the nutcracker king holding the hand of the female lead while she is in arabesque.

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra, Brian Fisher as Drosselmeyer, and introducing Logan Learned (former principal dancer of Sarasota Ballet) as the new nephew. Musical direction by Michael Morgan. Sat-Sun, Dec 8-9, 11am & 1pm; Sat-Sun, Dec 15-16 & 22-23, 11am, 1pm & 4pm, $20.50-$42.50. https://vimeo.com/292042713?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749 Photo by Matt Haber

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10th Anniversary of Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 4:00pm

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$20.50 - $42.50
Two ballet dancers; one is the nutcracker king holding the hand of the female lead while she is in arabesque.

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra, Brian Fisher as Drosselmeyer, and introducing Logan Learned (former principal dancer of Sarasota Ballet) as the new nephew. Musical direction by Michael Morgan. Sat-Sun, Dec 8-9, 11am & 1pm; Sat-Sun, Dec 15-16 & 22-23, 11am, 1pm & 4pm, $20.50-$42.50. https://vimeo.com/292042713?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749 Photo by Matt Haber

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Smuin Presents The Christmas Ballet

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 24, 2018 at 12:00pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard Street
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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$25 - $89
Two ballet dancers on stage, one is in a Christmas tree costume in a bowing position, the other is a woman in a red dress jumping with legs crossed and pointed feet.

Smuin kicks off the holidays with The Christmas Ballet, the Bay Area tradition featuring two acts packed to the brim with classical ballet and contemporary numbers. This medley incorporates a variety of popular dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. Thu-Fri, Dec 13-14, 7:30pm; Sat, Dec 15, 2pm & 7:30; Sun & Wed, Dec 16 & 19, 2pm; Thu, Dec 20, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, Dec 21-22, 2pm & 7:30; Sun, Dec 23, 2pm; Mon, Dec 24, 12pm, $25-89.  Photo by…

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Performing Diaspora Residency 2018

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 13, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 14, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20 - $35
A dancers in heavy makeup wearing a red robe, their hand is in a "c" shape and the other hand is resting on their thigh.

Performing Diaspora supports artists that are drawing on tradition as a radical way to be responsive, inclusive, and support equity. This year CounterPulse presents works that connect the historical othering of Asian bodies and current xenophobic regimes while honoring the legacy of local master, film icon, and hero, Bruce Lee. Thu-Fri, Dec 6-7 & 13-14, 8pm; Sat, Dec 8 & 15, 2pm, $25-30. Volunteers needed! Photo by Matthew Bodaly

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San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2018 at 2:00pm

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San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29 - $349
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker; Clara and her godfather on stage gazing into the distance in wonderment.

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. This holiday season, join the San Francisco Ballet as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, and flowers dance. Wed, Dec 12, 7pm; Thu-Sun, Dec 13-16, 2 & 7pm; Tue-Sun, Dec 18-23, 2 & 7pm; Mon, Dec 24, 4pm; Wed-Fri, Dec 26-28, 2 & 7pm, Sat, Dec 29, 11am &…

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10th Anniversary of Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$20.50 - $42.50
Two ballet dancers; one is the nutcracker king holding the hand of the female lead while she is in arabesque.

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra, Brian Fisher as Drosselmeyer, and introducing Logan Learned (former principal dancer of Sarasota Ballet) as the new nephew. Musical direction by Michael Morgan. Sat-Sun, Dec 8-9, 11am & 1pm; Sat-Sun, Dec 15-16 & 22-23, 11am, 1pm & 4pm, $20.50-$42.50. https://vimeo.com/292042713?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749 Photo by Matt Haber

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Creative Arts

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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City College of San Francisco Wellness Center Performance Theater, 50 Phelan
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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$15 - $25
9 Dancers standing in a diamond formation with one arm pointing outward with the other arm parallel and bent at the elbow.

Ultimate Alliance Dance Company Presents Creative Arts, a night of inspirational dance collaborations.  Fri-Sat, Dec 14-15, 7pm, $15-$25. Discount available to DG Members. Photo by Lynne Fried

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San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29 - $349
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker; Clara and her godfather on stage gazing into the distance in wonderment.

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. This holiday season, join the San Francisco Ballet as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, and flowers dance. Wed, Dec 12, 7pm; Thu-Sun, Dec 13-16, 2 & 7pm; Tue-Sun, Dec 18-23, 2 & 7pm; Mon, Dec 24, 4pm; Wed-Fri, Dec 26-28, 2 & 7pm, Sat, Dec 29, 11am &…

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Winter Showcase 2018

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$22 - $25
A dancer is standing sideways with their upper body is twisted with arms arranged as if they are releasing and arrow from a bow with the pulling arm raised above the shoulder, hand meeting the back of the dancer's head.

Witness this evening with LINES Ballet Training Program in collaboration with Sidra Bell Dance New York! In addition, these risk-taking dance artists further expose their versatility in original works by faculty artists Carmen Rozestraten and Erik Wagner as well as guest artist Tony Rizzi, former principal dancer at Frankfurt Ballet. Fri-Sat, Dec 14-16, 7pm, $22-25. Photo by Steve Disenhof

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