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The best of the Bay Area for KQED fans: discover events hand-picked by our editors, sponsored listings, and more.

Mon, December 23, 2013

Cloud Forests Cloud Forest Bloom this Fall at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Foggy San Francisco may not seem like the tropics, but from October through December, for hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the world’s misty high elevation cloud forests, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free-$15
NIAD Deck The Walls: Super Affordable Art at NIAD
NIAD's annual holiday show has a twist this year, every featured piece is only $35... deck the walls indeed. Also seen will be a Sweet Dreams, a selection of work ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
Scuba Santa Scuba Santa Coral Reef Dive at the California Academy of Sciences
Watch as Santa suits up in scuba gear and plunges into the world's deepest living coral reef exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. Outfitted with an underwater microphone, he ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: Varies
Amaluna Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil in SF and San Jose
Now playing, AT&T Park, San Francisco until January 12, 2014. Opens January 22, 2014 at Taylor Street Bridge, San Jose until March 2, 2014. Escape to a mysterious island and ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Downtown Ice Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice
Enjoy the spirit of the season at the South Bay's largest seasonal outdoor skating rink! KQED is proud to sponsor Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, now open until January ...
Categories: Family Friendly
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $13-17
Nutcracker Sweets Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets
Don't miss San Francisco's new holiday tradition: 'Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets,' December 7-24, 2013 at the Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center. 'Nutcracker Sweets' is a unique 50 minute version of ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $18-28
Nutcracker San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker
On Christmas Eve, 1944, the audience at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. San ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies

Tue, December 24, 2013

Cloud Forests Cloud Forest Bloom this Fall at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Foggy San Francisco may not seem like the tropics, but from October through December, for hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the world’s misty high elevation cloud forests, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free-$15
Zorn Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter
Global sensation Anders Zorn (1860-1920) dazzled the art world with his bravura paintings, watercolors, and etchings. He captured both modern city life and the Swedish countryside and was one of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Mel Ramos Autour du Desir (All About Desire) at The Modernism Gallery
The Modernism Incorporated Gallery presents a group art show, Autour du Desir (All About Desire), which reflects their emphasis on the abstract and the contemporary. Of the twenty contributing artists, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Futurefarmers: Taking Stock at Gallery 16
Gallery 16 takes an exhibition/archaeological look at the Bay Area artist collective, Futurefarmers. This exhibition will present objects spanning nearly 20 years of art making. Using various media to create ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Asian Art Museum In Grand Style Exhibition at the Asian Art Museum
Much of today's Korean culture derives from the traditions of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), when observations of milestones such as birthdays, weddings and promotions followed elaborate procedures. In Grand Style ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
LEVYdance LEVYdance: Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone, debuting October 22, 2013 and running through January of 2014 at the Exporatorium's West Gallery Black Box, is a new participatory installation which integrates choreography into a virtual, ...
Categories: Arts: Multimedia
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Santa Claude Meet Santa Claude at the California Academy of Sciences!
Santa Claude, the one-and-only 'Alligator Santa' will be making special holiday appearances on December 24 and 31, 2013 as well as on January 1, 2014 starting at 10am at the ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Scuba Santa Scuba Santa Coral Reef Dive at the California Academy of Sciences
Watch as Santa suits up in scuba gear and plunges into the world's deepest living coral reef exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. Outfitted with an underwater microphone, he ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: Varies
Amaluna Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil in SF and San Jose
Now playing, AT&T Park, San Francisco until January 12, 2014. Opens January 22, 2014 at Taylor Street Bridge, San Jose until March 2, 2014. Escape to a mysterious island and ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Downtown Ice Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice
Enjoy the spirit of the season at the South Bay's largest seasonal outdoor skating rink! KQED is proud to sponsor Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, now open until January ...
Categories: Family Friendly
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $13-17
Nutcracker Sweets Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets
Don't miss San Francisco's new holiday tradition: 'Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets,' December 7-24, 2013 at the Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center. 'Nutcracker Sweets' is a unique 50 minute version of ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $18-28
Snelling Mystery Hour and Sleeping Spell at the Rena Bransten Gallery
Tracey Snelling's new sculptures and assemblages are influenced by old horror films, true-crime TV shows, and island voodoo who-done-its. The Mystery Hour exhibit invites viewers into another dimension; sculptures of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Free
Nutcracker San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker
On Christmas Eve, 1944, the audience at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. San ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies

Wed, December 25, 2013

Cloud Forests Cloud Forest Bloom this Fall at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Foggy San Francisco may not seem like the tropics, but from October through December, for hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the world’s misty high elevation cloud forests, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free-$15
Zorn Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter
Global sensation Anders Zorn (1860-1920) dazzled the art world with his bravura paintings, watercolors, and etchings. He captured both modern city life and the Swedish countryside and was one of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Cost: Varies
Mel Ramos Autour du Desir (All About Desire) at The Modernism Gallery
The Modernism Incorporated Gallery presents a group art show, Autour du Desir (All About Desire), which reflects their emphasis on the abstract and the contemporary. Of the twenty contributing artists, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Futurefarmers: Taking Stock at Gallery 16
Gallery 16 takes an exhibition/archaeological look at the Bay Area artist collective, Futurefarmers. This exhibition will present objects spanning nearly 20 years of art making. Using various media to create ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Asian Art Museum In Grand Style Exhibition at the Asian Art Museum
Much of today's Korean culture derives from the traditions of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), when observations of milestones such as birthdays, weddings and promotions followed elaborate procedures. In Grand Style ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
LEVYdance LEVYdance: Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone, debuting October 22, 2013 and running through January of 2014 at the Exporatorium's West Gallery Black Box, is a new participatory installation which integrates choreography into a virtual, ...
Categories: Arts: Multimedia
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Amaluna Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil in SF and San Jose
Now playing, AT&T Park, San Francisco until January 12, 2014. Opens January 22, 2014 at Taylor Street Bridge, San Jose until March 2, 2014. Escape to a mysterious island and ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Downtown Ice Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice
Enjoy the spirit of the season at the South Bay's largest seasonal outdoor skating rink! KQED is proud to sponsor Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, now open until January ...
Categories: Family Friendly
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $13-17
Michaans Michaan's Auctions: December Special Events
Michaan's Auctions presents special events in December 2013. December 1: Estate Auction featuring fine art, decorative art, Asian art and jewelry. December 3 & 4: Annex Auction. December 6: Fine ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Free
Snelling Mystery Hour and Sleeping Spell at the Rena Bransten Gallery
Tracey Snelling's new sculptures and assemblages are influenced by old horror films, true-crime TV shows, and island voodoo who-done-its. The Mystery Hour exhibit invites viewers into another dimension; sculptures of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Free

Thu, December 26, 2013

Cloud Forests Cloud Forest Bloom this Fall at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Foggy San Francisco may not seem like the tropics, but from October through December, for hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the world’s misty high elevation cloud forests, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free-$15
Zorn Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter
Global sensation Anders Zorn (1860-1920) dazzled the art world with his bravura paintings, watercolors, and etchings. He captured both modern city life and the Swedish countryside and was one of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Cost: Varies
Mel Ramos Autour du Desir (All About Desire) at The Modernism Gallery
The Modernism Incorporated Gallery presents a group art show, Autour du Desir (All About Desire), which reflects their emphasis on the abstract and the contemporary. Of the twenty contributing artists, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Futurefarmers: Taking Stock at Gallery 16
Gallery 16 takes an exhibition/archaeological look at the Bay Area artist collective, Futurefarmers. This exhibition will present objects spanning nearly 20 years of art making. Using various media to create ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Asian Art Museum In Grand Style Exhibition at the Asian Art Museum
Much of today's Korean culture derives from the traditions of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), when observations of milestones such as birthdays, weddings and promotions followed elaborate procedures. In Grand Style ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
LEVYdance LEVYdance: Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone, debuting October 22, 2013 and running through January of 2014 at the Exporatorium's West Gallery Black Box, is a new participatory installation which integrates choreography into a virtual, ...
Categories: Arts: Multimedia
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Amaluna Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil in SF and San Jose
Now playing, AT&T Park, San Francisco until January 12, 2014. Opens January 22, 2014 at Taylor Street Bridge, San Jose until March 2, 2014. Escape to a mysterious island and ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Downtown Ice Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice
Enjoy the spirit of the season at the South Bay's largest seasonal outdoor skating rink! KQED is proud to sponsor Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, now open until January ...
Categories: Family Friendly
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $13-17
Snelling Mystery Hour and Sleeping Spell at the Rena Bransten Gallery
Tracey Snelling's new sculptures and assemblages are influenced by old horror films, true-crime TV shows, and island voodoo who-done-its. The Mystery Hour exhibit invites viewers into another dimension; sculptures of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Free
Nutcracker San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker
On Christmas Eve, 1944, the audience at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. San ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies

Fri, December 27, 2013

Cloud Forests Cloud Forest Bloom this Fall at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Foggy San Francisco may not seem like the tropics, but from October through December, for hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the world’s misty high elevation cloud forests, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free-$15
Zorn Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter
Global sensation Anders Zorn (1860-1920) dazzled the art world with his bravura paintings, watercolors, and etchings. He captured both modern city life and the Swedish countryside and was one of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Cost: Varies
Mel Ramos Autour du Desir (All About Desire) at The Modernism Gallery
The Modernism Incorporated Gallery presents a group art show, Autour du Desir (All About Desire), which reflects their emphasis on the abstract and the contemporary. Of the twenty contributing artists, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Futurefarmers: Taking Stock at Gallery 16
Gallery 16 takes an exhibition/archaeological look at the Bay Area artist collective, Futurefarmers. This exhibition will present objects spanning nearly 20 years of art making. Using various media to create ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Asian Art Museum In Grand Style Exhibition at the Asian Art Museum
Much of today's Korean culture derives from the traditions of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), when observations of milestones such as birthdays, weddings and promotions followed elaborate procedures. In Grand Style ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
LEVYdance LEVYdance: Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone, debuting October 22, 2013 and running through January of 2014 at the Exporatorium's West Gallery Black Box, is a new participatory installation which integrates choreography into a virtual, ...
Categories: Arts: Multimedia
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Chabot Chabot Space and Science Center: Telescope Makers Workshop
Can you build a telescope? Yes! Open to all ages, the Telescope Makers' Workshop is an all-volunteer group committed to helping people build their own telescopes. Bring your interest and ...
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Brian Copeland The Jewelry Box: A Genuine Christmas Story
In this hilariously heartwarming monologue, a young Brian Copeland heads to the 'mean streets' of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present. Presented as a workshop production to San ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $15+
Amaluna Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil in SF and San Jose
Now playing, AT&T Park, San Francisco until January 12, 2014. Opens January 22, 2014 at Taylor Street Bridge, San Jose until March 2, 2014. Escape to a mysterious island and ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Downtown Ice Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice
Enjoy the spirit of the season at the South Bay's largest seasonal outdoor skating rink! KQED is proud to sponsor Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, now open until January ...
Categories: Family Friendly
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $13-17
Snelling Mystery Hour and Sleeping Spell at the Rena Bransten Gallery
Tracey Snelling's new sculptures and assemblages are influenced by old horror films, true-crime TV shows, and island voodoo who-done-its. The Mystery Hour exhibit invites viewers into another dimension; sculptures of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Free
Nutcracker San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker
On Christmas Eve, 1944, the audience at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. San ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies

Sat, December 28, 2013

Cloud Forests Cloud Forest Bloom this Fall at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Foggy San Francisco may not seem like the tropics, but from October through December, for hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the world’s misty high elevation cloud forests, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free-$15
Zorn Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter
Global sensation Anders Zorn (1860-1920) dazzled the art world with his bravura paintings, watercolors, and etchings. He captured both modern city life and the Swedish countryside and was one of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Cost: Varies
Mel Ramos Autour du Desir (All About Desire) at The Modernism Gallery
The Modernism Incorporated Gallery presents a group art show, Autour du Desir (All About Desire), which reflects their emphasis on the abstract and the contemporary. Of the twenty contributing artists, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Futurefarmers: Taking Stock at Gallery 16
Gallery 16 takes an exhibition/archaeological look at the Bay Area artist collective, Futurefarmers. This exhibition will present objects spanning nearly 20 years of art making. Using various media to create ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Asian Art Museum In Grand Style Exhibition at the Asian Art Museum
Much of today's Korean culture derives from the traditions of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), when observations of milestones such as birthdays, weddings and promotions followed elaborate procedures. In Grand Style ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
LEVYdance LEVYdance: Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone, debuting October 22, 2013 and running through January of 2014 at the Exporatorium's West Gallery Black Box, is a new participatory installation which integrates choreography into a virtual, ...
Categories: Arts: Multimedia
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Brian Copeland The Jewelry Box: A Genuine Christmas Story
In this hilariously heartwarming monologue, a young Brian Copeland heads to the 'mean streets' of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present. Presented as a workshop production to San ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $15+
Amaluna Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil in SF and San Jose
Now playing, AT&T Park, San Francisco until January 12, 2014. Opens January 22, 2014 at Taylor Street Bridge, San Jose until March 2, 2014. Escape to a mysterious island and ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Snelling Mystery Hour and Sleeping Spell at the Rena Bransten Gallery
Tracey Snelling's new sculptures and assemblages are influenced by old horror films, true-crime TV shows, and island voodoo who-done-its. The Mystery Hour exhibit invites viewers into another dimension; sculptures of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Free
Nutcracker San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker
On Christmas Eve, 1944, the audience at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. San ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies

Sun, December 29, 2013

Cloud Forests Cloud Forest Bloom this Fall at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Foggy San Francisco may not seem like the tropics, but from October through December, for hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the world’s misty high elevation cloud forests, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free-$15
Zorn Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter
Global sensation Anders Zorn (1860-1920) dazzled the art world with his bravura paintings, watercolors, and etchings. He captured both modern city life and the Swedish countryside and was one of ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Cost: Varies
Asian Art Museum In Grand Style Exhibition at the Asian Art Museum
Much of today's Korean culture derives from the traditions of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), when observations of milestones such as birthdays, weddings and promotions followed elaborate procedures. In Grand Style ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
LEVYdance LEVYdance: Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone, debuting October 22, 2013 and running through January of 2014 at the Exporatorium's West Gallery Black Box, is a new participatory installation which integrates choreography into a virtual, ...
Categories: Arts: Multimedia
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Amaluna Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil in SF and San Jose
Now playing, AT&T Park, San Francisco until January 12, 2014. Opens January 22, 2014 at Taylor Street Bridge, San Jose until March 2, 2014. Escape to a mysterious island and ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Nutcracker San Francisco Ballet: Nutcracker
On Christmas Eve, 1944, the audience at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. San ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies

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