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Best of Picks 2009 Originally aired Dec. 19 2008 Ayanna Mashama, Chinese Medicine doctor, herbalist, community healer and activist, mother and grandmother, and Mestre Temba Mashama, Capoiera N'Gola, licensed family therapist, re: Winter Solstice 8:30-8:55 AM: Sistas Wit Style, A Caribbean Folk Performing Dance Company, Dance That Moves The World which is having its Seventh Annual Cultural and Holiday Show: “Back In De Dey”, a Caribbean Holiday Celebration featuring a Holiday Banquet & Cultural Show, Sunday, Dec. 21, the Lakeside Gardens, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, off Grand Avenue (across the street from Children’s Fairyland). The dinner is free for children 17 and under, and $20 donation for everyone else. Doors open at 3 p.m., the dinner starts at 4 p.m. Call (510) 952 –6287/ (510) 387-7771 or sistas_wit_style@yahoo.com/ www.sistas-wit-style.com 9:00-9:25 AM: Stanley E. Williams, co-founder and Artistic Director of the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, which is celebrating its 28th consecutive season as a leading center of African American theatre and Arvis Strickling-Jones, Musical Director and Principal Artist, of Black Nativity: A Gospel Celebration of Christmas is currently on stage through Dec. 28, at PG&E Auditorium, 77 Beale Street@ Market in San Francisco. Visit www.lhtsf.org or call (415) 474-8800. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m. all seats are $18 and there is a free reception with food after the show at 4 p.m. Shows are Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. performance on Saturdays and Sundays. 9:30-9:55ish AM: Dr. Mable John, former Raelet and Motown's First Lady. She is visiting Northern California for a special concert Saturday, Dec. 20 @ 8 p.m. at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. The concert takes place at 142 Throckmorton Theater. Opening the show will be the Sweet Nectars, the back-up trio for blues legend Jimmy McCracklin. Contact (415) 383-9600 or www.142throckmortontheatre.com. Tickets are $30-$40.