December 12-14: The Blind Café, Advanced tickets only. theblindcafe.com.
Family: Embarcadero Ice Skating and Snow Village
Lace up your skates and hit the smooth ice at the City’s largest waterfront outdoor rink. Skates are available to rent. Then head indoors to the Atrium lobby when it gets too cold, and grab a hot cocoa at the café. Watch an indoor snowfall in the lobby near the tall Christmas tree, and look up to experience thousands of lights cascading down from three floors above. Hyatt Regency at Embarcadero Center, 5 Embarcadero Center. Information: sanfranciscoregency.hyatt.com
Through December 21
Art: New California Sculpture
Ever Gold Gallery presents an exhibition of new works from a movement of New California Sculpture. Northern California based artists Joey Enos and Tamra Seal are rooted in work with non-traditional sculptural media and experiment with notions of color theory, creating very different yet cohesive bodies of work. 11 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Ever Gold Gallery, 441 O’Farrell Street. Information: evergoldgallery.com
Classes: Basic Computer
The Barnett-Briggs Medical Library at San Francisco General Hospital is offering free basic computer classes. During these small tutoring sessions, we will cover basic computer skills, email, and searching for reliable health information online. Classes are open to all. Cost is free. 2 to 3 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Call 206.3114 to reserve a spot. Barnett-Briggs Medical Library, 1001 Potrero Ave, Building 30, First Floor, Room 3103. Information: http://sfghdean.ucsf.libguides.com/computerclasses
Community: Proposed Warrior Stadium Meeting
This hearing provides an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed Warrior’s stadium, including an opportunity to comment on the scope of the environmental impact report. 6:30 p.m. 255 Berry Street. Information: sf-planning.org.
Food: DIY Gingerbread House
Bring a little old-school fun to your holiday this year by decorating a gingerbread house, complete with gumdrops and candy canes. Local instructor extraordinaire, Michele Simons will reveals the tricks and secrets for making an edible palace. Dress to get messy. Each participant (or pair/household), will be provided with one home made, pre-constructed gingerbread house (6" x 6") on an 8”x10” base and lots of decorations including: candies, dried fruits, sanding sugars, sprinkles, home made cookies, and plenty of royal icing as edible adhesive; plus a box for transporting. 6 to 9 p.m. 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St. Information: 18reasons.org.
Use everyday materials to create models and other tools for exploring the world around us. Run by a highly skilled, dedicated team of volunteers, these drop-in workshops mix classic activities with open-ended investigations, encouraging participants to follow their hunches to aha moments of scientific insight. All materials provided; take what you make. 11 a.m.–2:00 p.m. General Admission. Exploratorium, Pier 15. Information: exploratorium.com
The Little Match Girl is a multimedia musical puppet show about a young girl selling matches on Christmas Eve to support her family. To stay warm she lights matches; each match becomes a dream of a kinder, happier world that reflects the deeper meaning of the holidays. Music and lyrics by Katrina Cameron, book by Marcus Duskin. Performed with a cast of eight, piano and guitar accompaniment, and a multimedia presentation. $8 to $15. 5 p.m. Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street. Information: puppetarium.com.
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