By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 5:52 am in Family Entertainment.
Peter, a WolfÂ & a Bassoon: Peter tries to elude that pesky wolf once more in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestraâ€™s (pictured) annual production of Prokofievâ€™s classic â€śPeter and the Worldâ€ť â€“ this time narrated by â€śWickedâ€ť star Eden Espinosa. The curtain rises at 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at San Franciscoâ€™s Davies Symphony Hall and 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at Cupertinoâ€™s Flint Center. Thereâ€™s a holiday singalong too. Tickets $15-$57, half-price for kids; www.sfsymphony.org.
Frosting the Conservatory: San Franciscoâ€™s Conservatory of Flowers already looks like a confection. Now you can make your own, mini, edible version. Drop in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 11 for delicious building supplies and a decorating workshop at the Conservatory in Golden Gate Park. Admission: $1.50-$7, plus $10 for materials. All ages welcome, but kids under 14 need to bring a parent; www.conservatoryofflowers.org.
Pop-Up Paper Crafts: Join childrenâ€™s author, illustrator and paper engineer David A. Carter as he reads from his newest book and leads a pop-up art activity at Danvilleâ€™s Village Theatre Art Gallery. The fun runs from 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Free, but youâ€™ll need to register at www.danvillerecguide.com (click the activities tab and type in barcode 20914).
Slipping, sliding & skating: The Bay Areaâ€™s holiday ice rinks have opened for the season. Glide across the ice at Walnut Creekâ€™s Civic Park, the holiday rink at The Streets of Brentwood or San Franciscoâ€™s Embarcadero Center.
Odd couple: Got a teen who likes amateur theatrics? Or a Felix-Oscar duo at home? Benicia High is staging the female version of â€śThe Odd Couple.â€ť The show runs Dec. 10-12. Tickets $6-8; www.beniciaunified.org/bhs/.