courtesy photoFamily-owned Reindeer Ridge in Sebastopol has 7 acres of trees and terrific views.

courtesy photoFamily-owned Reindeer Ridge in Sebastopol has 7 acres of trees and terrific views.

Dec. 12-13: 'Elf' on screen and more

A great outing

Sebastopol spirit: When it comes to Christmas tree farms, Sonoma County is king, with more than 20 in the county. Family-owned Reindeer Ridge in Sebastopol has 7 acres of trees and terrific views. Afterward, head to Barlow, a lively artisan complex that now includes the craft distillery Spirit Works and its grain-to-glass philosophy. Belly up to the tasting room table for samples of gin, vodka and sloe gin (berry-infused liqueur). That's making the spirits merry and bright! [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures.]

Friday

Healing arts: Clinica Esperanza is marking 25 years of providing HIV/AIDS resources in San Francisco with an exhibit of art by clients, staff and members of the community. [10 a.m.-10 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Carol of the bells: Expect jingling bells and holiday cheer — and maybe even a celebrity guest or two — at the 34th annual Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing, which is raising money to house and feed the less fortunate. [10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Square, Stockton and Powell streets, S.F.]

Comic books: Artist Farel Dalrymple is discussing his latest graphic novel, “The Wrenchies,” which follows the strange experiences of a boy who is suddenly thrust into a dystopian future. [5 p.m., Mission: Comics and Art, 3520 20th St., Suite B, S.F.]

Audio and visual: “The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body” features acclaimed guitarist Kaki King performing live amid visual and lighting effects by Glowing Pictures. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Saturday

'Elf' onscreen: Modern Christmas classic “Elf,” which stars Will Ferrell as a human raised as an elf who seeks his real father in New York, is screening as part of the “Popcorn Palace” family series. [10 a.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Picture perfect: Comedy and speedy sketching unite for “Picture This,” in which comedians Brandie Posey, Joey Devine, Kate Willett and more perform while professional animators illustrate jokes behind them. [8 p.m., Doc's Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Antarctica on film: It's been chilly in San Francisco, but there's one place even colder: Antarctica. Learn about the forbidding southern continent, and the people who work and live there all year, in the documentary “Antarctica: A Year on Ice.” [8 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Stage starlets: The Kinsey Sicks are warbling tunes such as “Soylent Night” and “Harried Little Christmas” in their holiday show, “Oy Vey in a Manger.” [8 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Alt-rock show: Imagine Dragons, Alt+J and Interpol are headlining “Not So Silent Night,” presented by KITS (105.3 FM). [8 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Sunday

A great bike ride

Tasty journey: Ride your bike to Una Pizza Napoletana for the Una Pizza Bike Show. Delicious pizza and coffee will be available, and 50 percent of the $10 entry fee will go to access4bikes.com. Free valet bicycle parking will be provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. [Noon-5 p.m., Una Pizza Napoletana, 210 11th St., S.F.; sfbike.org/events]

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