Best tickets: December 23-29 | Best tickets
Cassandra sessions: recording this world
Through 1/2 Berkeley’s Shotgun Players’ latest show blends the music of East Bay singer-songwriter and performer Malvina Reynolds and Cassandra’s classic Greek tale for a unique stage experience that explores the impact of music in the world. search for a goal. A recording of the show will also be available from your home from December 23 to January 9. shotgunplayers.org.
Until 1/30 Until the end of January, the Moraga Art Gallery is hosting “Alluring Visions”, an exhibition highlighting the eye-catching nature photos of Wenda Pyman, with selected pieces by the oil painter Charles White and abstract artist Geoff Meredith, in addition to other local designers as well. (The gallery has some holiday closures during this time, so be sure to check online for details.) moragaartgallery.com.
Bay Area Comedy Showcase
12/23 The Alameda Comedy Club’s Thursday Night Bay Area Comedy Showcase highlights some of the funniest names in regional comedy, with delicious food and drink available for purchase. The December 23 show will feature hilarious sets from the must-see comics Kaseem Bentley, FC Sierra, Phil Griffiths, Mean Dave, Lauren Hooberman and Pat Griffin. alamedacomedy.com.
It’s a wonderful life and Die hard
12/23 Oakland’s cozy New Parkway Theater celebrates the season with screenings of holiday classics alongside their new releases. On December 23, attend an afternoon screening of It’s a wonderful life, with James Stewart and Donna Reed, or enjoy Die hard at 9:15 pm Visit the theater website for other titles, dates and times. thenewparkway.com.
Californian coast and ocean Photographic exhibition
12/26 Join the East Bay Regional Park District at Alameda’s Crown Memorial State Beach Crab Cove Visitor Center for your last chance to examine an acclaimed California Coastal Commission photography exhibit showcasing the California landscape. The exhibition, which highlights the work of amateur artists, is open to walk-in visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ebparks.org.