Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of “Hamlet” at the Hammer Theatre Center, on the San Jose State University campus, at 7pm on Saturday, December 9. The theatre is located at 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose. For details, call (408) 924-8501
The Noe Valley Chamber Music’s Classical Kids Concert takes place on Saturday, December 10 from 10:30am-11:30 am at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez Street in San Francisco. This interactive show features violinist, Dawn Harms. For details, call 415.648.5236.
Sacred & Profane, a chamber chorus, recreates the BBC Radio 1944 Christmas Eve broadcast at 8pm on Saturday, December 10, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way in Berkeley. For details, call 510-524-3611
Rhythmix Cultural Works presents “The Amazing Bubble Man”. Thrilling audiences around the world with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. This event takes place on Sunday December 11th, at 11am and 1pm 2513 Blanding Avenue in Alameda. For details call 510-865-5060
Oakland Symphony presents “Let us Break Bread Together’ Holiday Concert. This event takes place Sunday, December 11th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Paramount Theatre 2025 Broadway in Oakland. For details call 650-704-7844
The City and Port of Oakland employees’ holiday chorus presents the 2016 seasonal performance with internationally renowned choral conductor Jacqueline Hairston. This event takes place on Wednesday December 14 and Thursday December 15th from 12 noon to 1pm in the Dalziel Building Lobby, 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. For details call 510.238.7662
Humanist Hall presents the film “The War on Putin”. The film evening begins with an optional potluck refreshments and social half hour at 7:00pm. This event takes place on Wednesday, December 14th 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway. For details call 510-451-5818.
On Saturday December 17th from 2-5pm the San Francisco Main Library will be showing “Give Me Shelter”, a film to raise awareness for important animal issues around the world. This film will be shown at 100 Larkin Street at the Koret Auditorium. For details call 415-663-7835