December 3rd – Theater: SubUrbia
SubUrbia examines young adults’ trials and tribulations, particularly when society offers a cynical perspective that turns the American Dream into the American Nightmare. However, the play isn’t depressing. Writer Eric Bogosian provides the humor needed to empathize with SubUrbia’s complex characters. $15. 8 p.m., Bindlestiff Studios, 185 Sixth Street. Information: breachoncemore.org
December 5th – Holidays: Wreath Making at the Botanical Garden
This annual wreath-making workshop starts with collecting unique and classic material from the Botanical Garden, and offers participants an opportunity to create festive holiday wreaths. Baylor Chapman leads the workshop for the second year. As founder and principle designer of Lila B. Design, Baylor brings more than ten years experience and a warm smile to garden and floral design. Materials provided include a wire frame – 14 inches for adults; 10 inches for kids – paddle wire, ribbons, and green material. Bring clippers, scissors and any ornaments, ribbon, or other accoutrements that’d enhance your botanical creation. There are two sessions: 9 to 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Kids: $15, Adults: $45 and Members: $35. San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 Nineth Avenue. Information and registration: email@example.com
Art: MakeArt Workshop: Felted Ball Ornaments
Using a combination of wet- and needle-felting techniques, create an adorable, colorful ball to hang on a tree, give as a gift, or with which to amuse your feline friends. $10 or free for members. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. Information: sfmcd.org or 415.773.0303.
December 7th – Kids: Nutcracker Sweets
Costumed dancers from Mark Foehringer Dance Project/SF perform excerpts from Nutcracker Sweets. Choreographed and directed by Mark Foehringer. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Children’s Storytelling Room, Second Floor, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street. Information: sfpl.org.
December 9th – Music: Daniel Berkman
Live music by Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora, a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa. 7:30 to 9 p.m., Farley’s, 1315 18th Street. Information: 415.846.2671
December 10 through January 30
Art: William T. Wiley
William T. Wiley’s second solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery sheds light on two important and under-examined aspects of Wiley’s oeuvre: his use of black and white and his interest in abstraction. In this show, eight large-scale paintings made from 2010 to 2015 are paired with a selection of watercolors to reveal references as diverse as the “I Ching,” politics, and the history of abstract painting, expressed through Wiley’s irreverent personal iconography. Free. Reception, December 10th, 6 to 8 p.m. Hosfelt Gallery, 260 Utah Street. Information: hosfeltgallery.com or 415.495.5454
December 12th – Craft Fair: SFMade Holiday Gift Fair
SFMade presents its fifth Annual Holiday Gift Fair. This shopping extravaganza features locally-made gift items from more than 60 SFMade vendors, including jewelry, bags, chocolate, wine, gourmet treats, home items, apparel, body products, children’s toys, holiday cards and decorations, and stationery. Shoppers can enjoy food trucks, beer and wine, music, artwork and exhibits from California College of the Arts students. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CCA, 1111 Eighth Street, at 16th and Wisconsin. Information: sfmade.org or 415.408.5605.
December 16th – Music: Soul Delights
This’ll be a festive holiday performance, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Farley’s, 1315 18th Street. Information: 415.846.2671
December 20th – Food: Farmers Market at The Yard at Mission Rock
Join CUESA, the organization behind the acclaimed Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, at The Yard at Mission Rock for a pop-up holiday farmers market. This Sunday market will include items from 25 local farms, food crafters, and restaurants, plus fun and educational cooking demonstrations and family activities. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Yard at Mission Rock, Third Street and Terry Francois Boulevard, across from AT&T Park. Information: ww.cuesa.org
December 25th – Family: Community Day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Community Day is an admission-free, fun-for-all extravaganza that’s become an annual tradition for Bay Area families. Explore the galleries, create art, and move and groove to live music! Events include the Maker-Art Lab Studios; music performances featuring Alison Faith Levy and her Big Time Tot Rock Band at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; delicious food from Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets for music performances are available on a first-come, first-serve basis on the event day and are extremely limited. Event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.655.7881.
December 31st – New Years Eve: Fireworks
Annual fireworks display to ring in the New Year. Free. The Waterfront Embarcadero/Ferry Buidling. Free. Fireworks kick off at midnight.