score. Tickets $25-$52. Hillbarn Theatre,
1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster
Santa Run Silicon Valley. Dec. 16, 3
to 5:30 p.m. Dress up as your favorite
holiday character or deck yourself out
in your ugliest breathable Christmas
sweater and join this 5K run/walk,
which benefits Christmas in the Park
and Downtown Ice. Festive displays
and entertainment will keep
the whole family in a festive
mood. Tickets $12-$39. Race
begins on Santa Clara Street
at Almaden Boulevard and finishes
on Market Street at Park Avenue, San
Jose. Visit santarunsv.com.
WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs. Dec. 16,
3:30 p.m. Get pumped for this action-packed
show. See “The Shield” take on Braun Strowman,
Drew McIntyre and Dolph Zigger in a
six-man tag-team match, plus many more of
your favorite WWE superstars. Ticket prices
vary. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara
St., San Jose. 408/999-5757.
Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride.
Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m. Join GreenTown
Los Altos on an 8-mile winter solstice
night bike ride. Starting at
Peet’s in Los Altos, the caravan
of cyclists travels to “Christmas
Tree Lane” in Palo Alto to enjoy
the lights, and caroling along
the way. Bundle up and make
sure your lights work—after
all, night visibility is a nightrider’s
best friend. Peet’s Coffee,
367 State St., Los Altos,
OIGC’s 11th Annual South
Bay Holiday Gospel Concert.
Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. Join in song
with this award-winning interfaith,
22 South Bay Accent
group of individuals united in their love of
Black gospel music. Experience the sheer joy
and exuberance of spirit kindled by this choir
as Director Terrance Kelly offers his signature
gospel arrangements of traditional Holiday
favorites. Tickets $28-$36. MainStage, Mountain
View Center for the Performing Arts, 500
Castro St., Mountain View. 650/903-6000.
The Midtown Men Holiday Hits. Dec. 22,
7:30 p.m. This dazzling show reunites stars
from the original cast of Broadway’s Tony- and
Grammy Award-winning smash hit, “Jersey
Boys,” the story of ’60s rock n’ roll group The
Four Seasons. After taking the stage for more
than a thousand performances, the phenomenal
vocal group presents a high-octane performance
of classic rock hits for the holidays.
Tickets $20-$79. Davies Symphony Hall, 201
Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415/864-6000.
Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown
Ice. Through Jan. 17, times vary. Strap
on your blades and skate your way into holiday
cheer as you glide around this
outdoor ice-skating rink in downtown
San Jose. Tickets $15-$17. Circle of
Palms, 120 S. Market St., San Jose.
Caroling in the Hills. Dec. 30, 7:30
p.m. Join your neighbors in bringing
holiday cheer with drinks and treats to
warm your voices up before heading
out to warm the hearts of Los Altos
Hills residents. Recruit your high
school singing group, scouting groups,
glee club and karaoke frenemies. In
case of inclement weather caroling
will be held at Town Hall only. Free.
26379 W Fremont Road, Los Altos
First Night Monterey. Dec. 31, 3
p.m. to midnight. First Night Monterey
is a family-friendly community
celebration of the arts on New Year’s
Eve. The event features nine hours of
visual and performing arts and music
ranging from reggae to classical at a
variety of locations in Monterey. Tickets $12-
$24. Historic downtown Monterey. Visit firstnightmonterey.
SF Sketchfest. Jan. 10-27, times vary. Laugh
off the post-holiday doldrums at 18th annual
San Francisco Comedy Festival. The beloved
event features a diverse lineup of standup
comedians performing at a variety of venues
around the city. Ticket prices vary. Various
locations, San Francisco. Visit sfsketchfest.com.
Itzhak Perlman. Jan. 14, 8 p.m. Out of anything
he has ever played, world-renowned
violinist Itzhak Perlman notes that klezmer
music is truly his own. Combining Yiddish
folk music with the melodies of Eastern
Europe, hear the infectious rhythms of violin,
accordion, mandolin, clarinet and more
in a rousing performance by Perlman, leading
musical ambassadors of Old-
World tradition and the Klezmer
Conservatory Band. Tickets $85-
$180. Davies Symphony Hall,
201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
Big Sur Foragers Festival.
Jan. 15-17, times
vary. Indulge in a weekend
long celebration featuring
a cornucopia of
wild foods, wine tastings,
foraging forays and a
friendly chef competition
with celebrity judges. Ticket
prices vary. Various locations,
Big Sur. 831/667-2580.
Sea Lions’ Arrival. Jan.
18-20, times vary. Celebrate
the 27th anniversary of the
sea lions’ arrival to Pier 39.
Florence + The Machine, ALT 105.3 Not So Silent
Night, Dec. 9–10, SAP Center, San Jose
The Midtown Men Holiday Hits, Dec. 22, Davies Symphony
Hall, San Francisco
Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook,
Jan. 11–Feb. 3, Tabard Theater,