Events on Sunday, December 23

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

Dance: Ballet

Smuin Ballet: The Christmas Ballet

Sunday 12/23 @ 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

Sunday 12/23 @ 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>

Art

Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Sunday 12/23 @ 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

Sunday 12/23 @ 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>

Dance

Mark Morris Dance Group: The Hard Nut

Sunday 12/23 @ 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... 

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

Art

Jasper Johns

Sunday 12/23 @ SFMOMA

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

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair

Festival: Fair

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair

Sunday 12/23 @ Telegraph Ave btwn Bancroft Way and Dwight Way

Avoid the standard shops and get offline while still checking things off ye ole holiday gift list at the Telegraph Avenue... 

Sony Artist in Residence at Stanford Shopping Center

Art

Sony Artist In Residence at Stanford Shopping Center

Sunday 12/23 @ 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

Sunday 12/23 @ Heath Ceramics

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

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

Art: Multimedia

Nathalie Djurberg

Sunday 12/23 @ 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... 

Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party

Festival: Fair

Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Sunday 12/23 @ Cow Palace

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Victorian prose and crumpets aren't the only things flowing freely at the 34th annual Great Dickens Christmas... 

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

Performing Arts: Circus

Mittens & Mistletoe: A Winter Circus Cabaret

Sunday 12/23 @ Dance Mission

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

The Westin St. Francis' Holiday Sugar Castle

Special Event

The Westin St. Francis' Holiday Sugar Castle

Sunday 12/23 @ 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

Sunday 12/23 @ 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

Sunday 12/23 @ 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

Sunday 12/23 @ 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

Sunday 12/23 @ 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...