Events on Wednesday, December 19

<em>My Ideal Bookshelf</em> Launch Party and Gallery Show

Books: Release Party/Signing

My Ideal Bookshelf Launch Party

Wednesday 12/19 @ Makeshift Society

In a world full of cheap entertainment, many of us would consider the tomes we choose to read — and more... 

Tricycle Records Holiday Party feat. The Hot Toddies, DJ Choice, and Luisa Black

Music: Pop

Tricycle Records Holiday Party feat. The Hot Toddies

Wednesday 12/19 @ Public Works

If you couldn't guess from their band name, the four ladies comprising The Hot Toddies like whiskey. Aside from whiskey on... 

Ongoing Events

Ken and Melanie Light: <em>Valley of Shadows and Dreams</em>

Art: Photography

Ken and Melanie Light

Wednesday 12/19 @ Oakland Museum of California

Featuring 31 black-and-white photographs-on view for the first time in a museum, Ken and Melanie Light: Valley of Shadows and Dreams... 

Brooklyn Visits Heath

Art: Happening

Brooklyn Visits Heath

Wednesday 12/19 @ Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics is bringing the designs of Brooklyn to California for a show called "Brooklyn Visits Heath." Co-curated by Heath Ceramics... 

<em>Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance</em>

Art

Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Wednesday 12/19 @ de Young Museum

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993). It will... 

Eastern Addition Pop-Up

Food/Wine

Eastern Addition Pop-Up

Wednesday 12/19 @ Vinyl Cafe

With your pledge, the Eastern Addition will produce a dinner series that will explore a different regional Asian specialty each month.... 

Sony Artist in Residence at Stanford Shopping Center

Art

Sony Artist In Residence at Stanford Shopping Center

Wednesday 12/19 @ Sony Store

For 11 days this December, Sony is hosting an Artist in Residence at each of its stores, nationwide. You can swing by... 

<em>Call Me Home</em>

Art: Photography

Call Me Home

Wednesday 12/19 @ Gallery Carte Blanche

In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Gallery Carte Blanche is pleased to announce the opening of their San Francisco-centric exhibition Call... 

Ren&eacute; Garcia, Jr.: <em>BADASS</em>

Art

René Garcia, Jr.

Wednesday 12/19 @ Project One

Anyone who's ever scraped sparkle-encrusted clumps of glue from beneath his or her fingernails can tell you that glitter is more... 

San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em>

Dance: Ballet

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker

Wednesday 12/19 @ War Memorial Opera House

It's cold out and you're wearing your finest gloves. There are tuxedos and gowns, old men with ivory-tipped canes. The children's... 

<em>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Wednesday 12/19 @ Orpheum Theatre

Experience the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director... 

David Sedaris' <em>Santaland Diaries</em>

Theatre: Comedy

David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries

Wednesday 12/19 @ Eureka Theatre

When Santaland Diaries was first broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition in 1992, David Sedaris quickly went from struggling writer to everybody's... 

<em>In Transit: SF's Daily Commute in Words and Pictures</em>

Art: Group Show

In Transit

Wednesday 12/19 @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

In celebration of Muni's centennial, this exhibit will feature gorgeous San Francisco photos that you’ve previously probably only seen on your... 

Traci Griffin

Art: Photography

Traci Griffin

Wednesday 12/19 @ 111 Minna Gallery

One summer, when Traci Griffin was seven, she learned how to swim. She spent so much time in the pool that... 

Smuin Ballet: <em>The Christmas Ballet</em>

Dance: Ballet

Smuin Ballet: The Christmas Ballet

Wednesday 12/19 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Despite what Clara and the sugar-plum fairies might have you think, The Nutcracker isn't the only holiday dance event around. A... 

The Westin St. Francis' Holiday Sugar Castle

Special Event

The Westin St. Francis' Holiday Sugar Castle

Wednesday 12/19 @ Westin St. Francis

Jean-François Houdré, the Executive Pastry Chef at the Westin St. Francis, has the unique job each year of constructing an enormous...