By Dan Lieberman, @LiebermanTweets
You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out: Christmas is a week away (pause for some of you to spit out your coffee and/or scream in terror). But if you’re one of those overachievers who ordered their gifts on Thanksgiving weekend, you can celebrate this week with a timeless classic about children irresponsibly using firearms. The San Francisco Playhouse presents A Christmas Story: The Musical tomorrow, December 19, and you’re not too fragile to take Caltrain to BART and get off at Powell, which puts you a hop, skip and a jump from the theater at 450 Post Street. Warning: don’t lick any metal poles between the station and the theater. Sure, it’s not cold enough to stick, but it still isn’t wise.
Dance of the Sugar Plum Commuters: If you’re looking for your Christmas season entertainment further south, Symphony Silicon Valley has your number with their performance of the Nutcracker. Multiple shows are being hosted at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, featuring a full symphony orchestra and dancers direct from Russia for this Tchaikovsky classic (I spelled that right on my first guess and I felt the need to show off). Take Caltrain to Diridon and enjoy the show.
Raising the Bar on Regional Resilience: If you’re reading this, than a draft report about a comprehensive regional planning process to meet challenges like rising sea levels, seismic events and hazards is your cup of tea. The report was drawn up by the Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC) which forms like Voltron out of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Public comment on the report is open until January 15, 2018, so send your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org and make your voice heard.