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

Sat, December 15, 2012

Lecture: Full Spectrum Science
Exploratorium staff physicist, Ron Hipschman, will talk about many ways to make color -- from neon signs, to oil slicks, to rainbows and more. You'll learn all about light, how ...
Time: 2:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Cost: Varies
Boom Town Boomtown: Barbary Coast at the Conservatory of Flowers
Land ho -- get ready to jump ship into San Francisco's rowdy past, as the Conservatory presents its annual garden railway show, this year saluting the Barbary Coast! Enjoy a ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Fletcher Benton Fletcher Benton: The Alphabet Series and New Works
The work of sculptor Fletcher Benton is featured at The Modernsim Gallery with his Alphabet Series. This Exhibition includes a series of abstract and geometric sculptures derived from the familiar ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Hung Liu Hung Liu Exhibit at the Rena Bransten Gallery
Oakland painter Hung Liu combines Western and Chinese traditions to create larger-than-life images of everyday people who have been lost in the sweep of history.
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Craft Making: Rejoice, Reuse, Recycle
Make a holiday decoration with some history! Aquarium of the Bay is hosting a green crafts event led by SCRAP, a local non-profit creative reuse center. The aquarium will have ...
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free with admission
Jasper Johns Jasper Johns: Seeing with the Mind's Eye
For nearly 60 years, Jasper Johns has explored, in his words, 'how we see and why we see the way we do.' The artist's first Bay Area museum survey in ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Cost: Varies
Pamina Traylor Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement
Featuring 32 works on view representing 22 artists in the Gallery of California Art (including Pamina Traylor), the exhibition Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement celebrates ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $6-12
American Society for Cell Biology Public Invited to Free ASCB Evening of Science and Art
The American Society for Cell Biology welcomes the public to its 2012 Keynote Lectures on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The event will feature Steven Chu, Nobel laureate and U.S. Secretary ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: Free with pre-registration
Lily Cai Dance Company Studio Concert Series
The Lily Cai Dance Company will showcase three new works in their Studio Concert Series. Pieces include: Dynasty Revisited, Street View, and Elements Andante. The Sunday, December 16 ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $10-15
Soloists Soloists of New Century
New Century performs Vivaldi's most beloved work, The Four Seasons, in a program that showcases the ensemble's musicians as soloists in the performance of both timeless classics and new music, ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $29-59
Paul Dresher The Paul Dresher Ensemble's Electro-Acoustic Band in: '1-2, 1-2'
For 20 years, the Paul Dresher Ensemble's Electro-Acoustic Band has integrated the traditional instruments of chamber music (violin, woodwinds) with modern instruments and technology (electric guitar, electronic percussion, synthesizers). The ...
Categories: Arts: Music
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $12-20
Beach Blanket Beach Blanket Babylon: The World's Longest Running Musical Revue
Beach Blanket Babylon is the longest running musical revue in theater history. Hailed as 'a constant cascade of showstoppers' by the San Francisco Chronicle, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: varies
Downtown Ice Hawaiian Airlines: Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice
KQED is proud to be a media sponsor of San Jose's Downtown Ice, beginning its 17th season in the Circle of Palms in downtown San Jose. More than just an ...
Categories: Family Friendly
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $13-15
Wonderful Life It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Marin Theatre Company
Step back in time to the 1940s and become the live studio audience for a radio broadcast of the beloved film It's a Wonderful Life. Experience Joe Landry's adaptation of ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Nutcracker Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets
Make Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets at the Fort Mason Center part of your holiday traditions. Created for children of all ages, choreographer Mark Foehringer and his ensemble cast give a ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Nutcracker San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker: A San Francisco Tradition Since 1944
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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