The SECA Awards at SFMOMA
SFMOMA presents two exhibits in tandem—a show of the four 2010 SECA Art Award winners including Mauricio Ancalmo, Colter Jacobsen, Ruth Laskey (a 2011 Hot 20 winner), and Kamau Amu Patton and a look back at 50 years of emerging, Bay Area artists. Just in case SECA wasn't already on your radar, it's the museum's Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art, which seeks to honor and highlight the achievements of the most promising, up-and-coming local talent.
When: Fri. 12/9 – Tues. 4/3
Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
See the traditional holiday show in all of its many iterations. The SF Ballet sets the story in San Francisco during the 1915 World's Fair. City Ballet School offers up its 9th annual production of this story featuring the next generation of professional dancers, and the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band adapts the production into a groovy, '60s-inspired dance fest.
When: SF Ballet, Fri. 12/9 – Tues. 12/27; City Ballet School, Sat. 12/10 – Sun. 12/11; SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band's Dance-Along, Sat. 12/10 – Sun. 12/11
Where: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave.; Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St.; YBCA Forum, 701 Mission St.
Live 105's Not So Silent Night
Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine, Jane's Addiction, Bush, and Young the Giant. Need we say more?
When: 6 p.m., Fri. 12/9
Where: Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland
Best of Mortified 2011
Mortified celebrates its sixth anniversary with the most outrageous night of embarrassing adolescent love letters, home videos, and notebook sketching yet. If you can't make it to the live show, tune in to the Sundance Channel tonight at 8 p.m. on Mondays instead. A Mortified-like offshoot, season one guests include Mo'nique of Oscar-winning Precious fame, Dirty Dancing's Jennifer Grey, Alanis Morissette, Will Forte, and more.
When: 8 p.m., Fri. 12/9 in SF and Sat. 12/10 in Berkeley
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. and Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Project Nunway Charity Fashion Show
Here's an alternative to embracing the saccharine holiday spirit: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Archetype Boutique present Project Nunway III. The charity fashion (which benefits Sisters' programming) show features looks created from recycled materials. Nunway creater Sister Baba Ganesh describes it as, "a Fellini-esque drag fashion extravaganza and holiday tea dance to celebrate the end of time as we know it." Now that sounds like fun.
When: 3 - 9 p.m., Sun. 12/11
Where: Beatbox, 314 11th St.
Joan Baez with the Oakland East Bay Symphony
Start to get yourself in the holiday spirit this weekend at the Oakland East Bay Symphony's "Let Us Break Bread Together" event. The Oakland East Bay Symphony joins forces with the Oakland Symphony Chorus and gospel choir, Klezmer band, and more to perform favorites like Sleigh Ride and O Holy Night. But the best part? Joan Baez will bring a little folk flair to the show.
When: 4 p.m., Sun. 12/11
Where: Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland
SFMade Holiday Gift Fair
Cross some presents off your list and support locally made at the SFMade holiday gift fair. From jewelry and stationery to chocolates and pet goodies, you'll likely be able to find something for everyone on your list, all in one place. Look out for brands like Kika's Treats, Poco Dolce, Pladra, Heliotrope, Timbuk2, Rickshaw Bags, and get your shop on.
When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 12/11
Where: Fort Mason Center, Fleet Room, Bldg. D, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St.