By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 12:28 pm in Family Entertainment.
Ahhhhhh: Remember â€śHome Aloneâ€ť? Rialto Cinemas Elmwood is relaunching its popular family matinee series with the famous cinematic tale of Kevin, whose family manages to leave him behind when they take off for a Parisian Christmas vacation. Now, the 8-year-old must defend his home against a pair of truly moronic burglars. Pick up free tickets at nearby boutiques or donate $4 â€” itâ€™s a benefit for Berkeley PTA groups â€” at the box office. The movie screens at noon Dec. 5 and 6.
Tutus & nutcrackers: San Franciscoâ€™s Zeum hosts its first-ever, pint-size â€śNutcrackerâ€ť Dec. 4-20, featuring the Mark Foehringer Dance Project and the Magik*Magik Orchestra in a zany production aimed at kids 3 and up. $25.
Jingle bells: The San Francisco State Handbell Choir performs a free, kid-friendly show at the San Mateo County History Museumâ€™s â€śFamily Past Timesâ€ť program Dec. 5 at 1 p.m.
Tickled ivories: San Francisco Performancesâ€™ family matinees are always fun with kids, but this year theyâ€™ve made it even more affordable. Catch pianist Marino Formenti Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre. Tickets $8-$15.
Ruby slippers: Catch the final performances of â€śWizard of Ozâ€ť at Berkeleyâ€™s Julia Morgan Center for the Arts this weekend. Tickets $19-33.