Best Things to Do in the North Bay This December

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the North Bay? With so many offerings in the area, weve curated five of the top events this month so you dont have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

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Br’er Peach

THRU December 12

San Rafael’s Alter Theater created a downloadable audio play by Andrew Saito that is inspired by Southern African-American and Japanese folktales and centers around a giant magical peach and a sly raccoon, with an undercurrent of social commentary. 

More info: altertheater.org

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Photo: Oliver Lee Jackson

Any Eyes

THRU February 20, 2022

Curated by Diane Roby, an exhibition of the works of Oakland artist Oliver Lee Jackson at Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art sheds light on connections between his painterly and sculptural practices and continues his themes of figures floating, reaching, pushing and hanging.

More info: dirosaart.org

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Photo: Courtesy of Robert Zunikoff

Dreidels and Lights

December 1

A menorah lighting at dusk plus dreidel kits and seasonal treats marks the start of a month of lighting the menorah at Bon Air Center in Greenbrae to bring light to the darkest season of the year. The menorah will be lighted nightly through December.

More info: bonair.com

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Photo: Painting by Andrew Faulkner

Winter Open Studios

December 4 – 5

The ICB Building in Sausalito, home of many local artist studios, throws open its doors to the public in a return to its annual showcase of local art.

More info: icbartists.com

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Santa at Nick’s

December 5

Who says Santa has to drive around in a sleigh? At Nick’s Cove on Tomales Bay, the jolly man in the white, fur-trimmed suit arrives via boat before hanging out at  the boat shack taking photos, sipping hot chocolate and eating cookies with his fans. 

More info: nickscove.com

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The Magic Flute

December 15

The English language version of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte features tenor Ben Bliss as Prince Taminom and soprano Erin Morley as the imprisoned Princess Pamina who find themselves caught between the forces of good and evil in a Live from the Met performance. 

More info: larktheater.net

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