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December 2019

Nutcracker’s 75th anniversary

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$25 – $299

On Christmas Eve, 1944, SF Ballet presented America’s first full-length Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House, giving California the country’s first taste of “Nutcracker fever.” Now in the 75th anniversary year, Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker returns to the Opera House. Called "visually smashing" and "elegant and beautiful” by The New York Times, Tomasson's Nutcracker sets Clara's dream world in 1915 during San Francisco's world's fair. A special 75th anniversary commemorative book will be made free of charge to all guests,…

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Nutcracker’s 75th anniversary

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $299

On Christmas Eve, 1944, SF Ballet presented America’s first full-length Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House, giving California the country’s first taste of “Nutcracker fever.” Now in the 75th anniversary year, Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker returns to the Opera House. Called "visually smashing" and "elegant and beautiful” by The New York Times, Tomasson's Nutcracker sets Clara's dream world in 1915 during San Francisco's world's fair. A special 75th anniversary commemorative book will be made free of charge to all guests,…

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Nutcracker’s 75th anniversary

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $299

On Christmas Eve, 1944, SF Ballet presented America’s first full-length Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House, giving California the country’s first taste of “Nutcracker fever.” Now in the 75th anniversary year, Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker returns to the Opera House. Called "visually smashing" and "elegant and beautiful” by The New York Times, Tomasson's Nutcracker sets Clara's dream world in 1915 during San Francisco's world's fair. A special 75th anniversary commemorative book will be made free of charge to all guests,…

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet presents “The Christmas Ballet”

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25 – $97

Smuin kicks off the holidays with the welcome return of The Christmas Ballet, a program featuring two acts packed to the brim with both breathtaking classical ballet and festive contemporary numbers. The beloved Bay Area tradition will bring back time-honored favorites and unveil brand new surprises set to holiday tunes and incorporating ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. The first act, Classical Christmas, features dancers costumed in snow-white ensembles performing flawless ballets celebrating the holiday season. The Cool Christmas second act…

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Performing Diaspora 2019

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20 – $35

This December, join CounterPulse as we revel in new community-driven, multimedia dance works by Cherie Hill IrieDance and Gabriel Christian & Chibueze Crouch that examine ecofeminism and religion through the lens of African Diasporic narratives.  She-Verse by Cherie Hill IrieDance is a multimedia piece inspired by drifting water, land, ancestors, bravery, and eco-feminism. The work is a meditation on dance, time, the body, femininity, and oneness with nature. Next, mouth//full by Gabriel Christian & Chibueze Crouch explores faith in the Black body, as told through the testimonies…

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Cairo Cabaret

December 12 @ 8:00 pm
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El Valenciano Restaurant & Bar, 1153 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$12 – $15

Join the Cairo Cabaret every 2nd Thursday (10/10, 11/14, and 12/12/2019) for: 1) Live Arabic music featuring the Georges Lammam Ensemble (Georges Lammam, Khader Keileh, Susu Pampanin, & Amina Goodyear) 2) Dance performances by Parya Dance, Abigail Keyes Dance, Janelle Rodriguez, Rachel Duff, Tina Vanessa, Kayla Belly Dance, & special guest dancers 3) Open dance floor & social dancing to Salsa/Latin Mix & Arabic/Persian music by DJ Nikolai Caswell 4) Fantastic Middle Eastern food & drinks Cover charge: $12 (discounted…

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Kathy Mata Ballet Presents Castro Senior Center Holiday Show

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Castro Senior Center, 110 Diamond Street Between 17th and 18th Streets
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

JOIN US FOR A WALK THROUGH A WINTER WONDERLAND!    Kathy Mata Ballet looks forward to this time of year and our annual holiday show at the Castro Senior Center, where we present classical and contemporary ballet pieces, all performed with live accompaniment, for your enjoyment and delight. We will be performing many different dance styles, including holiday themed, modern, lyrical fusion, contemporary, musical theater, character and so much more. We are celebrating 12 years!

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Nutcracker’s 75th anniversary

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $299

On Christmas Eve, 1944, SF Ballet presented America’s first full-length Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House, giving California the country’s first taste of “Nutcracker fever.” Now in the 75th anniversary year, Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker returns to the Opera House. Called "visually smashing" and "elegant and beautiful” by The New York Times, Tomasson's Nutcracker sets Clara's dream world in 1915 during San Francisco's world's fair. A special 75th anniversary commemorative book will be made free of charge to all guests,…

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The San Jose Nutcracker

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Presented in partnership with History San Jose, The San Jose Nutcracker tells the well-loved story of Clara and the Nutcracker, while featuring historical references to the heritage that has made Santa Clara Valley the center of innovation it is today. The New Ballet Orchestra, a professional orchestra led by New Ballet Conductor Thomas Shoebotham accompanies performances of The San Jose Nutcracker.

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It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker!

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Rd
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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$29 – $62

It's a Wonderful Nutcracker combines the magic and awe of a traditional Nutcracker with inspiration from Frank Capra's iconic 1940s film, "It's a Wonderful Life." The production has been embraced by audiences for its warmth, whimsy, and original blending of these two classic tales. Adults appreciate the ballet's humor, message, and world-class dancing, while children perch on their seats as dancing dolls magically appear, toy soldiers battle mischievous mice, snowflakes swirl, and a beautiful angel emerges. What’s different about our…

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Creative Arts

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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City College of San Francisco Wellness Center, 50 Frida Kahlo Way
San Francisco, 94112 United States
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$15

This performance dance show will be at CCSF in the New Wellness Center Studio 301. We have a great line up of guest to help us kick off this event which will showcase Amazing works of art and Bay Area talent. Ultimate Alliance Dance Company and Strong Pulse Dance Crew Presents "Creative Arts" A Night of Strong, Powerful and Inspirational Dance Collaborations Guest artist so far are: Mariia S Bliss Dance Company Jefferson H.S. Tre Henderson Rising Rhythm Velvet Desert Jewels George…

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Nutcracker’s 75th anniversary

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $299

On Christmas Eve, 1944, SF Ballet presented America’s first full-length Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House, giving California the country’s first taste of “Nutcracker fever.” Now in the 75th anniversary year, Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker returns to the Opera House. Called "visually smashing" and "elegant and beautiful” by The New York Times, Tomasson's Nutcracker sets Clara's dream world in 1915 during San Francisco's world's fair. A special 75th anniversary commemorative book will be made free of charge to all guests,…

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LINES Ballet | Training Program Winter Showcase

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$22

Catch the compelling Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program dancers in performance! This versatile evening will feature a collection of new works by esteemed faculty artists Christian Burns and Carmen Rozestraten, internationally renowned choreographer Roderick George (kNonAmeArtist), and local guest artist Robert Moses (Robert Moses’ Kin). Witness awe-inspiring physicality and an inaugural collaboration between the Training Program and LINES Ballet | BFA dancers.

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet presents “The Christmas Ballet”

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25 – $97

Smuin kicks off the holidays with the welcome return of The Christmas Ballet, a program featuring two acts packed to the brim with both breathtaking classical ballet and festive contemporary numbers. The beloved Bay Area tradition will bring back time-honored favorites and unveil brand new surprises set to holiday tunes and incorporating ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. The first act, Classical Christmas, features dancers costumed in snow-white ensembles performing flawless ballets celebrating the holiday season. The Cool Christmas second act…

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Performing Diaspora 2019

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20 – $35

This December, join CounterPulse as we revel in new community-driven, multimedia dance works by Cherie Hill IrieDance and Gabriel Christian & Chibueze Crouch that examine ecofeminism and religion through the lens of African Diasporic narratives.  She-Verse by Cherie Hill IrieDance is a multimedia piece inspired by drifting water, land, ancestors, bravery, and eco-feminism. The work is a meditation on dance, time, the body, femininity, and oneness with nature. Next, mouth//full by Gabriel Christian & Chibueze Crouch explores faith in the Black body, as told through the testimonies…

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SAFEhouse Arts’ RAW presents Rhea Speights and STEAMROLLER Dance Company

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street, 145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$15 – $20

Rhea Speights’ new work “Dances for Ironing” elevates the supposedly insignificant with a series of small, overlapping dances. Speights is an artist and teacher, specializing in dance and video. In making their work, Rhea uses ballet and contemporary dance forms, video, cinema theory, and the desire to fully integrate the imagination with the body. STEAMROLLER is celebrating the birthday of its Artistic Director Jesselito Bie in the company’s latest dance work “Kiki Extravaganza,” an immersive, interactive dance theater performance. Jesselito…

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Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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

Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF announces the 11th season of its annual holiday production, Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets, December 7-22, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center.  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 Logan Learned (former principal dancer of Sarasota Ballet) as the nephew. Music direction by Michael Morgan, set design by Peter Crompton, costume design by Richard Battle, and production direction by Frédéric O. Boulay.   

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Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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

Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF announces the 11th season of its annual holiday production, Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets, December 7-22, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center.  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 Logan Learned (former principal dancer of Sarasota Ballet) as the nephew. Music direction by Michael Morgan, set design by Peter Crompton, costume design by Richard Battle, and production direction by Frédéric O. Boulay.   

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Marin Ballet’s Nutcracker

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, 94903 United States
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$25 – $45

Delight in the Magic of Marin Ballet’s Nutcracker!  Rich in old-fashioned holiday grandeur, Clara’s whimsical Christmas Eve dreams come to life through the art of classical ballet enriched with clever storytelling, mischievous humor, heroic characters, and plenty of fanciful surprises. Lavish Victorian costumes and sets frame choreography by Julia Adam and a cast of over 150 local dancers as they bring adventure to life in this full-length ballet production.  From Clara’s festive parlor…..complete with embattled mice and soldiers….. to the…

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It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker!

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Rd
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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$29 – $62

It's a Wonderful Nutcracker combines the magic and awe of a traditional Nutcracker with inspiration from Frank Capra's iconic 1940s film, "It's a Wonderful Life." The production has been embraced by audiences for its warmth, whimsy, and original blending of these two classic tales. Adults appreciate the ballet's humor, message, and world-class dancing, while children perch on their seats as dancing dolls magically appear, toy soldiers battle mischievous mice, snowflakes swirl, and a beautiful angel emerges. What’s different about our…

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet presents “The Christmas Ballet”

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25 – $97

Smuin kicks off the holidays with the welcome return of The Christmas Ballet, a program featuring two acts packed to the brim with both breathtaking classical ballet and festive contemporary numbers. The beloved Bay Area tradition will bring back time-honored favorites and unveil brand new surprises set to holiday tunes and incorporating ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. The first act, Classical Christmas, features dancers costumed in snow-white ensembles performing flawless ballets celebrating the holiday season. The Cool Christmas second act…

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Nutcracker’s 75th anniversary

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$25 – $299

On Christmas Eve, 1944, SF Ballet presented America’s first full-length Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House, giving California the country’s first taste of “Nutcracker fever.” Now in the 75th anniversary year, Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker returns to the Opera House. Called "visually smashing" and "elegant and beautiful” by The New York Times, Tomasson's Nutcracker sets Clara's dream world in 1915 during San Francisco's world's fair. A special 75th anniversary commemorative book will be made free of charge to all guests,…

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A Winter Wonderland

December 14 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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Campbell Heritage Theatre, 1 W. Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008 United States
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$20 – $25

The Academy of Classical Ballet-CA is pleased to invite you to the 10th anniversary holiday performance of our original ballet "A Winter Wonderland". We are glad to bring something new to the theater that celebrates the beautiful season of winter, as well as the holiday spirit. We couldn't be more elated to perform for you and offer a ballet that's a bit different from the typical holiday season offering and we thank you in advance for your interest. Follow our…

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Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets

December 14 @ 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

Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF announces the 11th season of its annual holiday production, Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets, December 7-22, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center.  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 Logan Learned (former principal dancer of Sarasota Ballet) as the nephew. Music direction by Michael Morgan, set design by Peter Crompton, costume design by Richard Battle, and production direction by Frédéric O. Boulay.   

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Marin Ballet’s Nutcracker

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, 94903 United States
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$25 – $45

Delight in the Magic of Marin Ballet’s Nutcracker!  Rich in old-fashioned holiday grandeur, Clara’s whimsical Christmas Eve dreams come to life through the art of classical ballet enriched with clever storytelling, mischievous humor, heroic characters, and plenty of fanciful surprises. Lavish Victorian costumes and sets frame choreography by Julia Adam and a cast of over 150 local dancers as they bring adventure to life in this full-length ballet production.  From Clara’s festive parlor…..complete with embattled mice and soldiers….. to the…

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