Events on Friday, December 21

American Tripps: Singin' and Pingin' 2

Get Social: Table Tennis

Singin' and Pingin' 2

Friday 12/21 @ Rickshaw Stop

Ping pong was invented in England a century and a half ago as a kind of fancy parlour game for dinner-glove-wearing... 

Ensemble Mik Nawooj: <em>A Chamber Hip Hop Opera on the Night of 2012 Apocalypse</em>

Music: Experimental

Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Friday 12/21 @ La Peña Cultural Center

Sometimes excursions into cross-genre musical creation don't turn out so well, especially with such a traditionally brash and stand-alone style such... 

Ongoing Events

Sweet Can Productions presents <em>Mittens & Mistletoe: A Winter Circus Cabaret</em>

Performing Arts: Circus

Mittens & Mistletoe: A Winter Circus Cabaret

Friday 12/21 @ Dance Mission

San Francisco is a clown town. Coventry & Kaluza, two such modern metropolitan jesters, have more circus skills than you probably... 

<em>Call Me Home</em>

Art: Photography

Call Me Home

Friday 12/21 @ 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... 

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


Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Friday 12/21 @ 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... 

Holiday Happenings at Good Vibrations

Get Social

Holiday Happenings at Good Vibrations

Friday 12/21 @ All Good Vibrations locations

Local sex educator Joani Blank founded the first Good Vibrations store in 1977 with the intention of offering an adults-only venue... 

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

Theatre: Comedy

The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes

Friday 12/21 @ Victoria Theatre

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

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

Dance: Ballet

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker

Friday 12/21 @ 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>


Jasper Johns

Friday 12/21 @ SFMOMA

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

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


René Garcia, Jr.

Friday 12/21 @ 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

Friday 12/21 @ 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>In Transit: SF's Daily Commute in Words and Pictures</em>

Art: Group Show

In Transit

Friday 12/21 @ 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

Friday 12/21 @ 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... 

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

Theatre: Comedy

David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries

Friday 12/21 @ 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... 

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


Mark Morris Dance Group: The Hard Nut

Friday 12/21 @ 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

Friday 12/21 @ 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... 

Traci Griffin

Art: Photography

Traci Griffin

Friday 12/21 @ 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


Sony Artist In Residence at Stanford Shopping Center

Friday 12/21 @ Sony Store

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

Brooklyn Visits Heath

Art: Happening

Brooklyn Visits Heath

Friday 12/21 @ 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

Friday 12/21 @ 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... 

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

Art: Photography

Ken and Melanie Light

Friday 12/21 @ 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...