Categories: Arts Calendar

Nov. 22-24: International Auto Show, Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, What Remains, Amy Schumer, Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting, Macy’s Tree Lighting, Winter Walk, Ivan Amodei, Chris D’Elia, SF Etsy Holiday Emporium

THURSDAY, NOV. 22

International Auto Show: Open on Thanksgiving Day, the 61st annual event showcases hundreds of 2019 model cars, SUVs, trucks and vans offered by dozens of the world’s major manufacturers. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., S.F.]

Silicon Valley Turkey Trot: In the 14th annual event, more than 25,000 folks are expected to participate in family-friendly fun runs/walks and competitions, to benefit food banks and other local nonprofits. [6:30 a.m. to noon, North First Street and East Santa Clara Street, San Jose]

A “trash drowning” Black Friday performance piece at Artists’ Television Access comments on harmful effects of disposable products. (Courtesy photo)

FRIDAY, NOV. 23

What Remains: Wearing original costumes made of garbage, Jen Fedrizzi and Kat Culture appear in the Black Friday “trash drowning” performance piece, a commentary on the culture of disposable products and their disastrous effects on the environment. [3 to 8 p.m., Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St., S.F.]

Amy Schumer: The comedian and TV star, recently in the news due to complications with her pregnancy, appears in her standup show, rescheduled from a postponed October date. [8 p.m., Paramount, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting: The 54th annual event showcases a 60-foot tree and hosts live music, Santa visits, snow and activities for kids, and hosts Betty Yu and Franco Finn. [4 to 9 p.m., 900 North Point St., S.F.]

Macy’s Tree Lighting: The cast of San Francisco Playhouse’s “Mary Poppins,” Darlene Love and Bay Area choirs perform at the 29th event. 6 p.m. Nov. 23, free. Union Square, Powell and Geary streets, S.F.]

Winter Walk: The holiday pedestrian plaza, which continues daily through Dec. 31, offers food trucks, lunchtime fitness classes, seasonal cocktails and special performances. [8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Stockton, between Eliis and Geary streets, S.F.]

Blackest Friday Christmas Tree Decorating: Satanic Bay Area members celebrating the most “pagan and heretical of all yearly revels” join Christmas in the Park by festooning a tree with “devilish workings.” [9 a.m. to noon, Plaza de César Chávez, 1 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

David Rodwin: The Moth StorySLAM champion opens a five-performance run of his hit one-person comedic storytelling show “F*ck Tinder: a love story.” [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F]

Black Santa Holiday Pop-Up: Presented by NBA All Star Baron Davis, the seasonal event offers Black Santa merchandise, holiday treats, workshops and meet-and-greets with Black Santa and Mrs. C. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Jack London Square, 54 Washington St., Oakland]

Alameda South Shore Tis the Season: Festivities include carolers, jazz, a tree lighting, Santa and ice skating. [11 a.m.-8 p.m., Center Court, 2219 S. Shore Center, Alameda]

Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland: In its 39th year, the event features a marketplace with arts and crafts, snow sledding, a tree-lighting ceremony and a 5:30 p.m. parade. [Noon to 8 p.m. Fourth Street, San Rafael]

David M’ore: The high-octane blues-rocker, who bills himself as a “mystical guitar man from a byone era,” plays a club show with no cover. [4 p.m., Saloon, 1232 Grant Ave., S.F.]

Birds of Chicago: “Love in Wartime,” the latest album by the folk rock group headed Allison Russell and JT Nero, evokes “epic efforts of the 1960-70s.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 77 Valencia St., S.F.]

Matt Simons: The Brooklyn-based singer songwriter, raised in Palo Alto with a jazz and classical background, has made an impression in The Netherlands as well as the U.S. [8 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Every Time I Die: The hardcore band, which formed in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1998, headlines a concert with Turnstile, Angel Du$t and Vein opening. [7 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

SATURDAY, NOV. 24

Ivan Amodei: The master illusionist, who has been amazing audiences in Los Angeles for years, is touring with a show set in Paris where the audience learns “great mysteries deep inside priceless works of art.” [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Chris D’Elia: The standup comedian appeared for three seasons as the star of the NBC sitcom ‘Undateable.” [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

SF Etsy Holiday Emporium: Some 200 artisans and small-batch food vendors sell their work; shoppers should bring their own bag. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pier 35, Embarcadero, S.F.]

Snovember Holiday Market: The flea market is the site for 20 tons of snow, Santa Claus and other holiday festivities. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m. TreasureFest, 500 Ave. N, Treasure Island, S.F.]

Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios: Dozens of artists sell their wares from their studios during the 28th self-guided event, continuing weekends through Dec. 23. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., map at Berkeley Artisans, 2547 Eighth St., #24 A, Berkeley]

Winter Carousel Lighting: Rides on the Bay Area’s oldest carousel are offered in Yerba Buena Gardens, presented by the Children’s Creativity Museum. [4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 221 Fourth St., S.F.]

The Velveteen Rabbit: ODC/Dance opens a three-week run of the 32nd anniversary production of its touching adaptation of the classic children’s book. [4 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

One Way Through: The group show of painting, sculpture, installation and photography addresses the theme “the light at the end of the tunnel and all the stops along the way that get us there”; partial proceeds go to La Casa de las Madres, which assists victims of domestic violence. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Heron Arts, 7 Heron St., S.F.]

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