Holiday Festivities in San Francisco
Trying to find something worthwhile to do over the holidays in San Francisco? At a certain point, I can begin to feel as though the only options are Christmas related: tree lighting ceremonies, candlelight services, carol sing-alongs, and a host of other options that, to be honest, can become tiresome after a while. When will life begin to be about more than Santa, Nativity scenes, and colorful lights? When can we return to the social pleasures we used to enjoy before Advent? The answer is immediately. A city like San Francisco only dedicates a piece of itself to seasonal regulation. The rest of the city keeps on humming right along to its old rhythm, and for those who are interested, that rhythm is waiting for open arms.
Musicals have been offering crowds distraction from their lives for decades, and with Kinky Boots, being performed at The Orpheum Theatre, you can distract yourself until your head spins. A collaboration between Cindi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein, this cross-dressing extravaganza will have you on your feet and dancing in the isles. Or, if you prefer something a little more mystical, the ever enchanting Cirque du Soleil will be performing their unparalleled mixture of dance, sideshow, and acrobatics throughout the next few weeks at the AT&T Park.
The Great American Music Hall is a decent place to begin you search for live music. A historic venue in the Tenderloin district, the GAMH features a lavishly appointed interior that hosts superstar-quality acts from around the world. A slightly more intimate location is the Warfield, which used to be a vaudeville theater and is now a mainstay in the Bay Area’s music scene.
For less music and more laughs, check out Mike E. Winfield’s stint at the Punch Line. This boundary-pushing funnyman has performed previously on The Late Show with David Letterman and the Showtime series Comics Without Borders as well as holding a role in the now classic NBC show, The Office. Or you could swing by Cobb’s Comedy Club to see the comic who the American Comedy Awards once deemed the Best Female Stand-Up Comic. Her specialty is primarily wickedly creative versions of well-known one-liners, and she has appeared frequently on The Tonight Show and Comic Relief.
Remember the Bird’s Nest from the Beijing Olympics? Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most controversial contemporary artists, and the creator of Bird’s Nest, has designed a new exhibit exclusively for Alcatraz. This event promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact both with a highly important artist’s work and visit one of the world’s most famous prisons. Alternatively, you could head over to the Asian Art Museum for their show Tradition on Fire, which showcases works by contemporary Japanese ceramic artists that both break from the ceramics tradition and expand it to previously unexplored horizons.
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