Events on Thursday, December 20

Solstice Eve Ritual

Get Social

Solstice Eve Ritual

Thursday 12/20 @ Ocean Beach

Change and rebirth. Taking stock. Celebrating the transition between darkness and light. The pagan observance of the solstice gives each of... 

End of the World Roller Disco

Party

End of the World Roller Disco

Thursday 12/20 @ CELLspace

Who says disco is dead? Not the ones who are planning to roller disco until the world ends. Boogie on down... 

Ongoing Events

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

Art

Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Thursday 12/20 @ 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... 

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

Theatre: Comedy

David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries

Thursday 12/20 @ 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... 

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

Dance: Ballet

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker

Thursday 12/20 @ 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... 

Jasper Johns: <em>Seeing with the Mind's Eye</em>

Art

Jasper Johns

Thursday 12/20 @ SFMOMA

With all the snark of Dada and all the shellacked splendor of Pop, Jasper Johns has always walked a fine line... 

Traci Griffin

Art: Photography

Traci Griffin

Thursday 12/20 @ 111 Minna Gallery

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

Sony Artist in Residence at Stanford Shopping Center

Art

Sony Artist In Residence at Stanford Shopping Center

Thursday 12/20 @ 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>In Transit: SF's Daily Commute in Words and Pictures</em>

Art: Group Show

In Transit

Thursday 12/20 @ 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... 

Nathalie Djurberg: <em>The Parade</em>

Art: Multimedia

Nathalie Djurberg

Thursday 12/20 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg is taking a bird's eye view on humanity, above and beyond the culture and civility, where, from... 

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

Art: Photography

Ken and Melanie Light

Thursday 12/20 @ 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... 

Mark Morris Dance Group: <em>The Hard Nut</em>

Dance

Mark Morris Dance Group: The Hard Nut

Thursday 12/20 @ Zellerbach Hall

You'll notice something odd beneath all the tulle and sequins adorning The Hard Nut's dancers: the pirouetting Sugar Plum Fairies are... 

The Westin St. Francis' Holiday Sugar Castle

Special Event

The Westin St. Francis' Holiday Sugar Castle

Thursday 12/20 @ 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... 

Trannyshack presents <em>The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes</em>

Theatre: Comedy

The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes

Thursday 12/20 @ Victoria Theatre

Trannyshack emeriti Heklina, Cookie Dough, Pollo del Mar, and Matthew Martin reprise their roles as Miami's hottest foursome of a certain... 

Brooklyn Visits Heath

Art: Happening

Brooklyn Visits Heath

Thursday 12/20 @ 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>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Thursday 12/20 @ 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... 

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

Art

René Garcia, Jr.

Thursday 12/20 @ 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... 

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

Dance: Ballet

Smuin Ballet: The Christmas Ballet

Thursday 12/20 @ 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... 

<em>Call Me Home</em>

Art: Photography

Call Me Home

Thursday 12/20 @ 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...