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The List: December

Warm up winter with local wines, Christmas carols, and a satirical look at the year’s headlines.


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11/15–4/14 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: the Creation  of a Classic // Gustaf Tenggren/Courtesy of Walt Disney Family FoundationOutdoors

Walnut Creek on Ice

(11/12–1/13) Bundle up, and head to the East Bay’s only open-air outdoor ice rink for a free skate sesh, group lesson, or couples skate. iceskatewalnutcreek.com.
 

Art

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: the Creation of a Classic

(11/15–4/14) To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Disney’s first feature film, San Francisco’s Walt Disney Family Museum exhibits 200 conceptual drawings and character studies. waltdisney.com/snow-white.
 

 

 

Music

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

(12/1) This rousing 60-member choir will get you in the holiday spirit, with hymns, spirituals, and traditional Christmas carols, at the Paramount Theatre. oigc.org.
 

Food and Wine

12/14–2/8 Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War // Courtesy of Library of Congress, prints & photographs division

Holidays in the Vineyards

(12/1–12/2) More than 40 Livermore Valley wineries celebrate the season, with tasting room parties featuring special wines, live music, and crafts. lvwine.org.
 

Exhibition

Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War

(12/14–2/8) Marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Walnut Creek Library hosts a nationally touring exhibit and a variety of events, such as a December 14 open house featuring period fashion, music, and artillery, and a Lincoln impersonator. wclibrary.org.
 

Dance

The Hard Nut

(12/14–12/23) Think you know The Nutcracker? Mark Morris Dance Group’s offbeat interpretation returns to Berkeley, with men in tutus, G.I. Joe soldiers, and 1970s suburbia sets. calperformances.org.

12/14–12/23 The Hard Nut // Stephanie Berger

Comedy

Big Fat Year End Kiss Off XX

(12/26–12/28) Bid 2012 adieu, with a satirical look at the year’s headlines by Emmy-nominated Will Durst—in Berkeley, Livermore, and Walnut Creek. willdurst.com.
 

For even more picks, check out the weekly Top Tickets blog at diablomag.com.

 

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