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Nov. 21-22: Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce, Roy Wood Jr., Fleetwood Mac, Pier 39 Tree Light Show, International Auto Show, Ministry, Kiiara, Illenium, Midnight North, In the Heights, SF Zoo

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“Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce,” a Christmas show unlike any other, opens at the Curran. (Courtesy Little Fang Photography)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21

Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce: The colorful performance artist known for marathon, funny, experimental, song-filled participatory productions, opens a 10-performance run of a show “celebrating the holiday season in all of its dysfunction.” [7 p.m., Curran, 445 Geary St., S.F.]

Roy Wood Jr: The comedian — seen on “The Daily Show” and known for prank calls on YouTube — opens a three-day, five performance standup gig. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Fleetwood Mac: The current lineup of the 1970s hit-making band includes Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie — no Lindsey Buckingham — and newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. [8 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Pier 39 Tree Light Show: A 60-foot Christmas tree is lit, at the top of each hour, every day through Jan. 1, in the new seasonal spectacle. [5 to 10 p.m., Pier 39, Embarcadero, S.F.]

International Auto Show: The 61st annual event, a five-day showcase in which dozens of the world’s major manufacturers display hundreds of 2019 model cars, SUVs, trucks and vans, opens. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St.,
S.F.]

Ministry: The metal band founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in 2018 released the album “AmeriKKKant”; Carpenter Brut and Alien Weaponry open. [7:30 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Kiiara: The 23-year-old up-and-coming R&B and pop singer-songwriter with the hit “Messy” headlines a girl power show with record label mate Abir. [8:30 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Illenium: The DJ, San Francisco-raised Nicholas D. Miller, cites Odesza and Porter Robinson as influences. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Midnight North: (((folkyeah))) presents the alt-indie rock band fronted by Elliott Peck and Grahame Lesh; Doobie Decibel System opens. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

In The Heights: Custom Made Theatre presents Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-“Hamilton” musical about a predominately Latino New York neighborhood on the brink of change. [7:30 p.m., 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Everything is Illuminated: The stage adaptation of the book by Jonathan Safran Foer tells the story of a young Jewish-American man who goes to Ukraine to find the woman who he believes saved his grandfather from the Nazis. [7 p.m., Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison St.., Berkeley]

Thanksgiving Farmers Market: To “satisfy last-minute feast needs,” Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture hosts a special Wednesday event with nearly 20 vendors. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

DangerAte: The horn-driven band of Bay Area musicians plays jazz funk “with fire and passion” on a bill with composer-guitar play Dave Ridnell and his Sons of Happiness. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Roy Wood Jr. of “The Daily Show” does standup at Cobb’s Comedy Club Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this week. (Courtesy photo)

THURSDAY, NOV. 22 

S.F. Botanical Garden: Free admission is offered on Thanksgiving Day at the “living museum,” which has 55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces and more than 8,000 kinds of plants from around the world. [7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.] 

S.F. Zoo: Open daily, the park and gardens are home to more than 1,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals (representing more than 250 species). [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sloat Boulvard at Great Highway, S.F.] 

Turkey Trot: Registration is officially closed for the 14th annual Thanksgiving Day event, which includes a five-mile Turkey Trail Trot (run), three-mile Pilgrim Promenade (walk) and 100 meters Kid’s Gobbler Chase. [7 a.m., Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

City Guide Tour: “Making Waves on the Waterfront” led by Spencer Whatcott explores sites along S.F.’s northern waterfront, where Gold Rush pioneers, labor organizers, entrepreneurs, inventors and architects helped create today’s modern city. [2 p.m., Ferry Building, Market Street and the Embarcadero, S.F.]

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