By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 12:28 pm in Family Entertainment.
Ahhhhhh: Remember “Home Alone”? 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 — it’s a benefit for Berkeley PTA groups — at the box office. The movie screens at noon Dec. 5 and 6.
Tutus & nutcrackers: San Francisco’s Zeum hosts its first-ever, pint-size “Nutcracker” 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 Museum’s “Family Past Times” program Dec. 5 at 1 p.m.
Tickled ivories: San Francisco Performances’ family matinees are always fun with kids, but this year they’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 “Wizard of Oz” at Berkeley’s Julia Morgan Center for the Arts this weekend. Tickets $19-33.