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Holiday Picks ~ Peter Gallagher ~ Crones for the Holidays

On Open Air this week, host David Latulippe takes a look at holiday offerings in the area, both traditional and off the beaten path.  A couple of crones stop by, Terry Baum and Carolyn Myers, to discuss their comedy sketch show, "Crones for the Holidays", a more traditional "Down Home Christmas" preview from the Aurora Theatre, a talk with actor Peter Gallagher, who has a cabaret appearance in SF this weekend, the founders of Sweet Can talk about their circus-like show "Mittens & Mistletoe", and Dianne Keogh shares her cultural picks.  Originally broadcast 12/6/12.

"Cultural picks" mentioned:

Saratoga History Museum (vintage toys etc), 20460 Saratoga Drive, Los Gatos; Fri-Sun through Christmas

A Christmas Carol at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, Dec 8-16. Tickets via 650-508-3450

Smuin Ballet Christmas performance, Dec 7-8 in Carmel at the Sunset Center and Dec 14-25 in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Tickets via 415-556-5000

Pez Museum, California Street Burlingame; Tue-Sa 10-6; Information via 650-347-2301 

A Chanticleer Christmas, 27 performances Dec 10 - 23 in Berkeley, Stanford, Oakland, Petaluma, Sacramento, Livermore, Carmel, Santa Clara and San Francisco. www.chanticleer.org

Natasha Miller's 6th Annual Holiday Concert, Dec 13 at Yoshi's in San Francisco; www.yoshis.com

Celestial Voices, holiday concert by the Young Women's Chorus of San Francisco, Fri Dec 14 at St.

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Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland and Dec 15 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco. Tickets via http://ywcp.org/concerts

Originally broadcast on December 6, 2012.

David Latulippe is host of Open Air, KALW's weekly radio magazine of the performing arts, as well as for Explorations in Music, and the Berkeley Symphony broadcasts. He has also hosted and produced the radio series From the Conservatory, Music from Mills, and Music at Menlo, and is principal guest host for Revolutions Per Minute.