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Top Tickets: December 12-18

This week, continue seasonal celebrations at the theater and local concerts.

She and Him / Fox Theater


A Christmas Carol

12/12-12/22 Old miser Ebenezer Scrooge has forgotten the meaning of Christmas … until he receives visits from three ghosts. This adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic Christmas tale is performed annually by Center REPertory Company at the Lesher Center for the Arts. centerrep.org.



She and Him

12/12 Indie and folk musical duo She and Him (featuring Zooey Deschanel of New Girl fame) perform at the Fox Theater in Oakland as part of their Christmas Party tour. thefoxoakland.com.



Becky Nurse of Salem

12/12-1/26 Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the story of Becky, a tour guide at the Salem Museum of Witchcraft and descendant of a woman executed in 1692 during the trials, who grapples with their legacy and the role of the modern woman. berkeleyrep.org.


Jonas Brothers / Peggy Sirota


Jonas Brothers

12/12 Six years ago, the band split up, but now the Jonas Brothers are back and better than ever. See them perform at the Oakland Arena while on tour for their new album, Happiness Begins. theoaklandarena.com.



Christmas in Oz

12/13-12/22 Hayward’s Douglas Morrison Theatre and East Bay Children’s Theatre join creative forces to tell a follow-up story to L. Frank Baum’s beloved novel. Dorothy makes it back to Oz at Christmastime, and with the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, tries to save a kidnapped Santa Claus. dmtonline.org.


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