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Compiled by Cristina Wilson


Experiential" gifts are all the rage, the giving of an experience rather than a bauble to a loved one more popular than ever. And while we are certainly the last to deny the pleasures of African photo safari or submarine dining off the coast of Tahiti, the regular rounds of community life at the holidays have their own experiential splendor. Taking the kids every year to the Sonoma Mission for the candlelight songs and then to the movies; attending the Hospice Light Up a Life ceremony; seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus improbably bearing down on the kiddies in a fire engine; buying handmade potholders. We love that stuff. Herewith, we offer our annual list of happenings guaranteed to kick off some experiential pleasures in your holiday season.

Bring on the Figgy Pudding: Events

Holiday in Carneros South Napa comes alive at the annual Holiday in Carneros Open House to benefit college scholarships for those planning to study wine. Participating wineries include Ceja, MacRostie, Schug, Buena Vista and many others, with special tastings, live music and other treats. Saturday—Sunday, Nov. 17—18, from 10am to 4pm. $25. For details, go to www.carneroswineries.org.

Festival of Lights Yountville is magnificently illuminated at annual event as Washington Street is closed to traffic—with the exception of horse-drawn buggies—for open-air festival. Caroling costumed characters, dancers and food booths provided by area restaurants complete evening's glitter. Friday, Nov. 23, from 2pm to 6pm. Downtown Yountville, Washington Street. Free. 707.944.0904.

Heart of Sonoma Open House Heart of Sonoma Valley Association celebrates annual open house festivities with 19 wineries throughout valley opening their doors to benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank and make holiday shopping all the easier. Wineries include Benziger, Imagery Estate, Kaz Vineyard, Wellington and many others. Friday—Saturday, Nov. 23—24, 11am to 4:30pm. $30 per drinker; $10, designated driver. 866.794.9463.

Parade of Lights Ring in the holiday season with hot apple cider, fresh baked goodies and festive live music. Admire a spectacular light show while tasting the finest wines and ports. Fulfill a child's dream by donating an unwrapped toy. Look for carolers, Santa, a bonfire and more. All of this is simply known as Geyserville, or at least its incarnation on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5pm to 8:30pm. Free; $5 tasting fee may apply. For more details, go to www.trentadue.com. 888.332.3032.

Zen Fest Now in its fifth year, this fundraiser for the Stone Creek Zen Center focuses on Japanese food and handcrafts, as well as meditation supplies, altar materials and other handicrafts for spirituality. Attendees are encouraged to create a prayer flag for peace. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Masonic Center. 373 N. Main St., Sebastopol. Free. 707.887.1514.

Holiday B&B Play resident tourist and plan the next weekend getaway when Napa B&Bs open their doors for an open-house holiday tour, replete with winery owners, winemakers, chefs, food pairings, live music and other surprises at each individual inn. Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2pm to 7pm. $45. For list of participating hostelries and treats, go to www.napaholidaytour.com. 707.257.0112

Petaluma Lighted Boat Parade See a flotilla of decorated boats on parade and join in holiday caroling. Saturday, Dec. 1. Parade begins at the Petaluma Marina at 6pm and arrives at the Turning Basin downtown around 7pm. Free. (Pssst: the best place to watch is the launch at Papa's Taverna.) 707.769.0429.

The Blessing of the Olives The Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma is the setting for this ritual, open to the secular world. Music and refreshments, too. Saturday, Dec. 1, 10am. East Spain and First Street East, Sonoma. Free. 707.996.1090.

Luther Burbank Open House Luther Burbank Home and Gardens are open for its annual festive community celebration, themed for the Victorian era and hosted by costumed docents. Tour the decorated Luther Burbank home, enjoy crafts with kids and eat fresh cookies. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 1—2, 10am to 4pm. Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, Santa Rosa and Sonoma avenues, Santa Rosa. Free. 707.524.5445.

Victorian Tea Petaluma Historical Society and Museum holds its annual high English cream tea, replete with dainty sandwiches, scones, fine china and the de rigueur costumed maids. Sunday, Dec. 2. Two seatings, at noon and 3pm. 20 Fourth St., Petaluma. $40. 707.778.4398.

Light Up a Life Hospice helps to honor lives lost with its annual candle- and tree-lighting ceremony. Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6pm: Sonoma Plaza, downtown Sonoma. Friday, Dec. 7, at 7pm: Center Park, the strip of trees outside McNear's and the Mystic Theatre on Petaluma Boulevard South, Petaluma. Saturday, Dec. 8., at 6pm: Railroad Square, Third Street, downtown Santa Rosa. Events free. 707.778.6242 or 707.568.1094.

Bob Burke's Christmas Party Help local hero Bob Burke to raise money for his good work giving kids with cancer a bit of a childhood, and help to honor the recently passed Mark Gonnella while enjoying great food and company at Burke's annual bash. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Union Hotel, 3731 Main St., Occidental. 5pm. Admission for the pasta feed and fun is free; please come prepared to make a donation, this year, gracefully accepted by Santa himself. Snoop and Clo on hand, too. 707.887.2222.

Holiday Celebration Downtown Windsor hosts merchant open house with horse-drawn carriages, trolley rides and the Claus family. Santa and the missus arrive to light the tree on the Windsor town green on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5pm to 8pm. Free. 707.838.1260.

Old-Fashioned Holiday Home Tour Meander through stunning neighborhoods while touring the historic McDonald Avenue district of Santa Rosa. Catch a rare glimpse of a chosen group of charming homes decorated for the holidays. Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10am to 5pm. $55. 707.545.5567.

Christmas at the Mission Light a candle and sing sacred and secular songs in this charming free event for families that combines the holiday spirit with community history. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Barracks and the Mission San Francisco Solano, Spain Street on the Plaza, Sonoma. Three programs, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm; 5pm is specifically for little ones. Free, but tickets are required. RSVP at 707.938.1519.

Gourmet Stocking Stuffer Walking Tour Explore "hidden" Healdsburg with a hometown guide who will take you to all of the fantastic out-of-the-way places for shopping. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 8—9, at 11am. $30. 707.484.6249. www.healdsburgwalkingtours.com.

You Better Not Pout I'm Telling You Why: Shopping

Gifts 'n' Tyme Holiday Faire Now in its 34th year, the fair features 82 booths and home-baked goodies by the greater Napa Valley Lion's Club. Start your shopping with handmade craft items. Friday—Sunday, Nov. 16—18. Friday, 10am to 7pm; Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Napa Valley Exposition, 575 Third St., Napa. Free. 925.372.8961.

Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire Rohnert Park Recreation Department's annual fair on Thanksgiving weekend. Held indoors at the Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, on Friday, Nov. 23, from 10am to 6pm, on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10am to 4pm. Free admission and parking. 707.588.3456. Dance Palace Holiday Crafts Fair One of our personal favorites, this shopping mecca gathers some 40 high-level craftspeople under one roof for some groovy early-season shopping. Friday—Sunday, Nov. 30—Dec. 2. Friday, 3pm to 9pm; Saturday—Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Point Reyes Station. Free. 415.663.1075.

December in Calistoga Community Christmas bazaar offers artisan-made art, crafts, jewelry, ornaments and other treats. Santa will also be there for photographic opportunities. Saturday, Dec. 1. Crafts fair, Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 Oak St., Calistoga. 9am to 4pm. Parade, down Lincoln Avenue, 6pm to 7pm. Both events free. 707.942.4232.

Alexander Valley Ladies Aid Christmas Bazaar Wreaths, cookies, jams, one-of-a-kind handmade items, hand-painted ornaments and decorated gourds and a raffle enliven this one-day crafts fair on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10am to 2pm. Alexander Valley Church, 6650 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. Free. 707.433.4504.

Muir Beach Quilters Quilt artists and other artisans gather with handicrafts of all kinds and free activities for the kids. Perfect complement to a day at the beach; free shuttle from Muir Beach parking lot. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 1—2. Saturday, 11am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Muir Beach Community Center, 19 Seascape Drive. Free. 415.383.6762.

Goddess Crafts Faire Winter solstice Goddess Crafts Faire celebrates handmade gifts by local and regional women, as well as live music, tarot readings and food. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 1—2, 11am to 7pm. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St. 707.829.3938.

A Dickens of a Holiday Crafts Faire There will be over 60 booths of juried handcrafted goodies, jewelry, household goods, ceramics and lots more. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 1—2. Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave. Santa Rosa. $2; under 18, free. 707.543.3737.

Holiday Arts & Crafts Boutique The Petaluma Farmers' Market hosts a holiday arts and crafts boutique with handmade arts and crafts items, hot foods and drinks, baked goods and live entertainment. Great Holiday gift items are for sale on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10am to 5pm. Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave., Petaluma. Free. 707.762.0344.

Occidental Holiday Crafts Faire Traditional event showcases diversity of West County with one-of-a-kind crafts and gifts. Santa and the missus are in attendance, and the Faire Cafe is open. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 8—9. Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Occidental Community Center, corner of Graton Road and Bohemian Highway. Free. 707.874.9407.

Spirit of the Season Celebration Old School Productions has taken over and revamped the holiday crafts fair and community celebration formerly hosted by the Harmony Fest folks, this year making admission free to the Hall of Flowers Christmas "village" at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds for two days of live holiday music and caroling, unique gift items and Christmas decorations for sale to benefit area schools. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 8—9. Saturday, 10am to 9pm; Sunday, 10am to 7pm. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Free. 707.486.2888.

Away in a Manger:Little Ones

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail All the friends of the Hundred Acre Wood make sure that gloomy old Eeyore has a merry holiday. Saturdays, Nov. 17—Dec. 29, at 11am and 1pm. Sonoma County Repertory Theater, 104 N. Main St., Sebastopol. $6—$8.

Santa's Riverboat Arrival Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront onboard the town's eponymous tug to greet the children and distribute candy canes followed by a horse-drawn procession through the downtown to kick off the holiday season. Saturday, Nov. 24, at noon. Turning basin, Golden Eagle Shopping Center, on Washington Boulevard, Petaluma. Free. 707.762.9348.707.823.0177.

Alice in Wonderland In this interactive theatrical wonderland, audience members may get a chance to join the Mad Hatter's tea party or play a spot of croquet. Just hold on to your head! Saturday—Sunday, Nov. 24—25, at 11am; Sunday, also at 2pm. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol. $6—$8. 707.823.4797.

Bay Area Discovery Museum Blizzard of events for the young ones with special activities run almost daily and include Gingerbread Architectural Extravaganza (Nov. 24—25, Dec. 3—4, 8—19, 15—16, 18—23) and The Snow Cat (Dec. 15—17, 27—29). Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. $7—$9. 415.927.0960.

Sebastopol Tree Lighting Come see Santa arrive on a fire truck, cookie decorating and musical entertainment when the Sebastopol Area Chamber of Commerce and VNA Hospice Foundation host their annual tree-lighting celebration on Nov. 29 from 5pm to 8pm. Downtown Plaza on the corner of McKinley Street and Petaluma Avenue. Free. 707.823.3032.

It's a Wonderful Life Cinnabar Young Rep players present a musical version of the heart-warmer in which a man, with the help of an angel, sees how his own place in life greatly affects the fortunes of others. Friday—Sunday, Nov. 30—Dec. 16. Friday—Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm. Cinnabar Theater, 333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $10—$16. 707.763.8920.

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Four children are relocated from London to a large country house where they discover a wardrobe that serves as an entrance to a magical, snow-covered land in C. S. Lewis' beloved story, presented by the Sixth Street Playhouse's student thespians. Friday—Sunday, Dec. 7—22. Friday at 7pm; Saturday—Sunday at 2pm; no performances Dec. 13 and 20. $20. 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Christmas at the Mission Light a candle and sing sacred and secular songs in this charming free event for families that combines the holiday spirit with community history. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Barracks and the Mission San Francisco Solano, Spain Street on the Plaza, Sonoma. Three programs; 5pm is specifically for little ones. Free, but tickets are required. RSVP, 707.938.1519.

Sophie & the Enchanted Toy Shop Marin Dance Theatre presents full-length, two-act children's ballet in which a magical toymaker whisks young Sophie away to a winter wonderland. A cast of 120 performers includes several special guest artists. Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1pm and 5pm; special Teddy Bear Tea Party after 1pm performance. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $20—$30. 415.499.6800.

Ghosts of Christmas Present: Stage

Tango Buenos Aires Tango Buenos Aires traces the 100-year-old tradition of the sensuous international dance sensation, translating the seductive spirit of Argentina's soul into passionate movement. Friday, Nov. 23, at 8pm. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $18—$60. 415.499.6800.

A Tuna Christmas It's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas, and from radio station OKKK, news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie are reporting on the hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. Is Stanley Bumiller the mysterious Christmas Phantom, stealing everyone's outdoor lights and baby Jesus ornaments? Thursday—Sunday, Nov. 23—Dec. 9. Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday—Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2:30pm. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $15—$20. 707.588.3400.

A Christmas Carol Sonoma County Repertory Theater presents their adaptation, directed by Gene Abrayava. Runs Wednesday—Saturday, Nov. 23—Dec. 22. Nov. 23—24, 28—30 and Dec. 1, 5—9, 12—15, 19—22 at 8pm; matinees Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 2pm. $18—$23; Thursday, pay what you will; family specials available. 105 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.0177.

It's a Wonderful Life Cinnabar Young Rep players present a musical version of the heart-warmer in which a man, with the help of an angel, sees how his own place in life greatly affects the fortunes of others. Friday—Sunday, Nov. 30—Dec. 16. Friday—Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm. Cinnabar Theater, 333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $10—$16. 707.763.8920.

Christmas Memories Woman's Will, an all-female Shakespeare Company, present readings of Christmas classics by Dylan Thomas, Truman Capote and Laura Ingalls Wilder, as well as music and songs and treats. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 1—2. Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. $10—$15. 510.420.0813.

The Night Before Christmas The Healdsburg Ballet present a holiday favorite in which Christmas Eve comes to life to the strains of ballet, jazz and hip-hop. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 1—2, at the Raven Theater. Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 2pm. 115 North St., Healdsburg. $10—$15. 707.431.7617.

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Four children are relocated from London to a large country house where they discover a wardrobe that serves as an entrance to a magical, snow-covered land in C. S. Lewis' beloved story, presented by the Sixth Street Playhouse's student thespians. Friday—Sunday, Dec. 7—22. Friday at 7pm; Saturday—Sunday at 2pm; no performances Dec. 13 and 20. $20. 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Twisted Christmas Live 5 The Bohemian's own David Templeton assembles a laugh-packed holiday grab bag of offbeat holiday short stories that will be read onstage by an eclectic group of musicians, comedians and actors, including comics Will and Debi Durst and musicians Tommy Castro and Rusty Evans. Local filmmakers Daedalus Howell, John Harden and Raymond Daigle provide the doubtless-soon-to-be screen classics on Saturday, Dec 8, at 7:30pm. The Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 707.338.6013.

The Christmas Rose Step into a magical world of English and Irish literature, Celtic legend and traditional folk beliefs when Patrick Ball performs the tale A Child's Christmas in Wales, chapters from The Wind in the Willows and passages from Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats and Thomas Hardy. Mixing them with beloved pieces of seasonal music, this remarkable storyteller captures the central message of the Christmas/winter season: hope. Friday—Sunday, Dec. 14—23. Friday—Saturdays at 8pm; Sunday at 2:30pm. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $17—$20. 707.588.3430.

Tap Cracker Discover a newer, jazzier version of The Nutcracker that highlights all of the students as they perform tap, jazz, hip-hop and musical theater. Meet Uncle Doodle Meyer, tapping toy soldiers, dancing presents and the Mouse King. Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2pm and 5:30pm. Marin Center Showcase Theater, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $12—$20. 415.499.6800.

Posada Navideña The Instituto Mazatlán Bellas Artes de Sacramento present a two-hour music and dance show celebrating the traditions of a Mexican Christmas, focusing on Joseph and Mary's pastorela, or journey, before the birth of baby Jesus. A preshow lecture is included. Friday, Dec. 21, at 8pm; lecture, 7pm. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $10—$15. 707.546.3600.

Fa La La La La, etc.: Music

Chamber Singers Sonoma County Chamber Singers chorale ensemble present work under the theme "O Come All Ye Peoples," featuring the Christmas story told in choral music from many times and many lands. Friday—Sunday, Nov. 30—Dec. 2. Friday at 8pm, Sebastopol Christian Church, 7433 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. Saturday at 8pm, the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Sunday at 4pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1300 St. Francis Road, Santa Rosa. Free; donations accepted. 707.837.8984.

Concerts by Candlelight Marin Symphony's holiday concert is once again held by candlelight and features the Marin Symphony Chamber Chorus and Chantons, a choral ensemble composed entirely of teenaged women. Hanukkah music and a sing-along complete the evening. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 1—2. Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 4pm. Church of Saint Raphael, 104 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. $25—$30. 415.479.8100.

Kingdom Travelers Revered gospel group backed by a hot blues band blend R&B-influenced harmony, a soul sound and traditional gospel lyrics to produce a unique, inspiring style of music. Friday, Dec. 7, at 8pm. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma. $20—$25. 707.939.7862.

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir The award-winning Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble perform in the historic Bartholomew Park winery museum. Wines by the glass to accompany complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Saturday, Dec. 8. 1000 Vineyard Lane, Sonoma. Two shows, 4:30pm and 7:3pm. $35—$40. 707.939.2274.

Seeds of Sun The five talented members of this ensemble are referred to as musical ambassadors for Israel, reflecting that wonderful eclectic spirit of Israeli life. Call it samba, call it jazz, it is a unique and beautiful mix of music. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 8pm. $22—$27. 415.444.8000.

The Oak Ridge Boys This band have a distinctive and recognizable sound that has spawned dozens of hits, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards and a host of other accolades. Their hits includes the pop chart-topper "Elvira," as well as "Bobbie Sue," "Dream On," "American Made," and many others. This show, titled "Christmas Cookies," serves up a sweet batch of traditional holiday favorites sprinkled with classics and country hits on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Lincoln Theater, 100 California Ave., Yountville. 5pm. $50—$75. 707.944.1300.

The Christmas Jug Band Stalwart purveyors of the jugabilly mystique present their annual tongue-in-cheek seasonal convergence featuring appearances by such as Dan Hicks, Commander Cody alumni and other San Francisco Bay Area luminaries. A roster of dates await. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 5pm. 415.383.9600. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Mystic Theater, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 8pm. 707.765.2121. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Larkspur Cafe Theater, 500 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 8pm. 415.460.9127. Dec. 22 at the Masonic Hall of Mill Valley, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. www.christmasjugband.com.

Sonoma Valley Chorale Now it its 35th year, the Chorale celebrate "A Classic Christmas" with a roster of songs centering on traditional Yuletide music. Saturday—Sunday, Dec. 8—9. Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm, special matinee performance is in conjunction with the International Day of Choral Singing and a proclamation will be read in conjunction with choral groups all the world over. Sonoma Veteran's Memorial Bldg., 1261 First St. W., Sonoma. $10—$18. 707.935.1576.

A Chanticleer Christmas Come celebrate this Bay Area tradition of Medieval and Renaissance works, traditional carols and moving spirituals. Friday, Dec. 14, at St. Vincent Church, 35 Liberty St. Petaluma. Two shows, 6pm and 8:30pm. $25—$80. 415.252.8589.

Angels Are Everywhere Cinnabar Choral Ensemble mix traditional yuletide tunes with ancient and modern music directed by Nina Shuman. Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8pm. 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $8—$12. 707.763.8920.

The Sonoma Hometown Band The Sonoma Hometown Band give their annual free Christmas concert, "Holiday Festival of Music," a family-friendly show offering traditional music from opera to popular holiday tunes. Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11am. Sebastiani Theatre, 474 First St. E., Sonoma. Free. 707.933.8989.

Carols in the Caves David Auerbach, the self-described "improvisator," once again takes over winery caves to play traditional and not-so-traditional music of the winter holidays. Pre-Christmas shows focus on yuletide; post-Christmas, on the New Year and the Twelfth Night. Shows held at wineries in Calistoga and Napa. Dec. 15— Jan. 6 at various locations. No children under 10. $40. www.cavemusic.com.

'Tis the Season, Winter Celebration Over 100 joyful singers from the five youth and adult choral ensembles of Singers Marin present a holiday choral concert with familiar Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Marin Center. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 4pm. $20—$30. 415.499.6800.

Brian Setzer Orchestra Former Stray Cat frontman brings his jive-jumpin' holiday show back for the sixth year in a row. Dig that crazy Christmas! Tuesday—Wednesday, Dec. 18—19, at the Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $45—$85. 707.546.3600.

The Kinsey Sicks America's favorite dragapella beauty-shop quartet present Oy Vey in a Manger, an over-the-top production featuring such classics as "Harried Little Christmas." Thursday, Dec. 20, at COPIA. 500 First St., Napa. 8pm. $22.50—$25. 707.265.5979.







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