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Dec. 8-9: On The Waterfront with SF Symphony, Embarcadero Ice Rink, SF Vintage Paper Fair, Marisa Huff, Museums on Us, Carousel, Slow Caves, Commissary Open Kitchen Dinner

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“On the Waterfront” with Eva Marie Saint and Marlo Brando screens at Davies Symphony Hall, with live accompaniment by the San Francisco Symphony. (Courtesy San Francisco Symphony)


On the Waterfront: The 1954 movie classic with Marlon Brando screens with the San Francisco Symphony, directed by David Newman, providing live accompaniment of Leonard Bernstein’s score. [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Embarcadero Center Ice Rink: It’s the final day of the season of holiday skating in the The City’s biggest outdoor rink. [10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, Market Street and the Embarcadero, S.F.]

S.F. Vintage Paper Fair: The show offers the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, photography, labels, brochures, sports memorabilia and “all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Marisa Huff: The author of “Aperitivo: The Cocktail Culture of Italy” launches her book at a $25-per-person party offering drinks from the book and light snacks. [3 to 5 p.m., Bar Agricole, 355 11th St., S.F.]

Bank of America Museums on Us: B of A cardholders gain free entry to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum and Legion of Honor in San Francisco on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. [http://bankofamerica.com/museum]

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Forum: Richard Becker, political analyst and co-founder of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, speaks about whether the people’s movement can rise to meet challenges presented by the Trump administration. [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Carousel: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical comes to the big screen for its 60th anniversary, featuring an interview with star Shirley Jones. [2 and 7 p.m., Century 20. 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Slow Caves: The headlining band’s “fast, loud, in your face” sound combines synthesizers and the “who gives a damn” ethos of punk rock; openers The Phorms play an album release show. [8 p.m., Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., S.F.]


The Commissary’s Open Kitchen Dinner: The $95 per person meal showcasing truffles includes a menu created by guest chefs Val Cantu, Dave Cruz and Jamie Simpson joining Commissary chefs Rogelio Garcia and Kristi Gauslow. [5:30 to 9 p.m., 101 Montgomery St., Presidio of S.F.]

Manjula Martin: The author of the essay collection “Scratch: Writers, Money, and The Art of Making a Living,” speaks, in a session with writers Caille Millner, Laura Goode, Susie Cagle and Yiyun Li. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Rhino in the Castro: Theatre Rhinoceros, The City’s pioneering queer stage company, hosts a series of readings of plays reflecting the LGBTQ community and its allies. [7 p.m., GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St., S.F.]

Princess Mononoke: The 1997 Japanese epic historical fantasy anime film by Hayao Miyazaki screens (with English subtitles) in a special 20th anniversary presentation. [7 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Stolas: The Las Vegas-based progressive-rock trio opens for The Number Twelve Looks Like You, a “mathcore” band from Fair Lawn, N.J., combining “grindcore, progressive metal, and later salsa, funk and jazz.” [8 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Selena Bartlett: The neuroscientist and professor at Queensland University of Technology in Australia speaks about her book “MiGGi Matters: How to Train Your Brain to Manage Stress and Trim Your Body.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Dorothie and Martin Hellman: The couple is promoting “A New Map for Relationships: Creating True Love at Home and Peace on the Planet,” their collaborative book about how they saved their failing marriage. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

Drop In Improv: The $15 session offers the opportunity for experienced actors and practitioners to sharpen skills, and newcomers to get introduced to the world of improvisation. [7 p.m., Leela Improv Training Center, third floor, 901 Mission St., S.F.]

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