December arts roundup: Foo Fighters, Christmas plays and more in the Sacramento area

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December is upon us and the holiday festivities are in full swing. You might be looking for somewhere to take your out-of-town friends or family, and there are plenty of exciting opportunities in the Sacramento area this month.

Throughout December the Crest Sacramento will be showing Christmas movies. To see what night they are playing your favorite, go to crestsacramento.com.

December 1 to 24: Capital Stage presents “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” This imagined sequel to “Pride and Prejudice,” by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, is directed by Peter Mohrmann. For information and tickets, see capstage.org.

December 1 to 26: B Street Theatre presents “A Child’s Christmas in Reno.” This age 13-and-up show is about brothers who travel home to Reno to spend the holiday with their father. It’s a comedy with all the trimmings. For more information go to bstreettheatre.org.

December 3: The Choruses of UC Davis will perform at the Mondavi Center. For more information go to mondaviarts.org.

December 3: Golden1 Center hosts Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “Celebrating 25 Years of Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” For more information or for tickets see golden1center.com.

December 3: The Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera presents “A Baroque Christmas,” conducted by Margaret Batjer at the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center. For more information go to sacphilopera.org.

December 3 to 26: Sacramento Theatre Company will present “A Christmas Carol.” This Richard Hellesen adaptation features music by David de Berry. To learn more go to sactheatre.org.

December 4: The Crocker Art Museum hosts a socially distanced Drink and Draw of landscapes. Attendees can sip wine while drawing and enjoying a relaxing afternoon. For more information go to crockerart.org.

December 4: Damien Sneed will perform at the Mondavi Center. Audiences will enjoy Sneed’s original arrangements of gospel, jazz, and classical favorites. For more information go to mondaviarts.org.

December 4: Elk Grove Fine Arts Center presents its Small Item Gift Boutique and the final weeks of the Small Treasures Show and Sale, with over 50 artists participating. For more information go to elkgrovefineartscenter.org.

December 4: “La Oreja De Van Gogh - Un Susurro en la Tormenta Tour USA” will be at Ace of Spades. For tickets go to aceofspadessac.com.

December 4: The Crest hosts K Street Cares with “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” For more information, check crestsacramento.com.

December 5: the Mondavi Center presents the Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg. For more information go to mondaviarts.org.

December 7: The Crocker hosts Gallery Bytes: “Welcome Winter.” Virtually drop into different galleries and explore art with museum staff, guides, and guests. For more information go to crockerart.org.

December 7: “Foo Fighters” will play Golden1 Center. For more information or for tickets see golden1center.com.

December 8: Ace of Spades will host “Larry June: Orange Print Pollstar Tour.” For tickets go to aceofspadessac.com.

December 9: Ace of Spades presents “Lanco: Honky-Tonk Hippies Tour 2021” with Special Guest Ross Ellis. For tickets go to aceofspadessac.com.

December 10: The Crest hosts a screening of “Napoleon Dynamite” followed by a conversation with Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez. This event is BYOT, Bring Your Own Tots. For more information, check crestsacramento.com.

December 10: The Mondavi Center presents “Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center,” performing Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos.” For more information go to mondaviarts.org.

December 10: Aaron Watson will play Ace of Spades. For tickets go to aceofspadessac.com.

December 11: Los Lobos will play the Crest. For more information, check crestsacramento.com.

December 11: Golden1 Center will host “V101.1 Heart of Hip Hop Holiday Jam.” For more information or for tickets see golden1center.com.

December 11: Ace of Spades hosts “Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.” For tickets go to aceofspadessac.com.

December 12: The Crocker hosts Classical Concerts: cellist Geirprúõur Anna Guðmundsdóttir and pianist Luis Ortiz. For more information go to crockerart.org.

December 14: Noah Kahan will play Ace of Spades as part of the “I Was / I Am Tour.” For tickets go to aceofspadessac.com.

December 16: The Crest presents “Tim Dillon: A Real Hero.” There will be two showtimes available. For more information, check crestsacramento.com.

December 17: “Steve-O’s Bucket List Tour” will make a stop at the Crest. For more information, check crestsacramento.com.

December 18: The Crest hosts “A Peter White Christmas.” For more information, check crestsacramento.com.

December 18 to 26: B Street Theatre presents “Tis the Season.” Kids ages 5 and up should bring their grownups for a night of theater, music, and laughs. To learn more go to bstreettheatre.org.

December 19: The Crocker hosts Conversations that Matter: Local Asian American Narratives. The panel discussion of experts, scholars, and activists is followed by a moderated dialogue. For more information go to crockerart.org.

December 21: The Crocker presents Gallery Bytes: Monet to Matisse. Virtually visit Crocker galleries and explore art with museum staff, guides and guests. For more information go to crockerart.org.

December 31: Ace of Spades hosts “Moonshine Bandits.” For tickets go to aceofspadessac.com.

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