Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerA child tries to sink a basket at the newly remodeled Boeddeker Park in the Tenderloin.

Dec. 14: Gift market, wreath workshop and more

Something to read

High Notes: A Rock Memoir By Richard Loren ($14.99) The former manager of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, who is appearing at the Green Arcade in The City on Tuesday, is sharing tales from the music industry.

Volunteer

Project Homeless Connect: The San Francisco nonprofit needs help with its food bank, outreach, the Cafe Connect eatery and more. [25 Van Ness Ave., Suite 340, S.F.; (415) 503-2123, www.projecthomelessconnect.com]

Get outside

Winter racing: The Winter RUNderland 5-kilometer race loops around Crissy Field, while the Rudolph 1-Miler follows a dirt trail. [8:30 a.m. main race, 9 a.m. Rudolph 1 Miler, Sports Basement, 610 Old Mason St., Presidio, S.F.]

Windsock crafts: Families can create Presidio-themed windsocks in a free workshop. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Making wreaths: Learn how to make holiday wreaths and garlands from natural materials. [Noon-5 p.m., Pershing Square, Moraga Avenue and Graham Street, Presidio, S.F.]

Walking tour: Check out residents' holiday light displays in the Mission while learning about the science of light in “The Science of (Holiday) Light Walking Tour.” [6:30-8 p.m., Dolores Park, 20th and Church streets, S.F.]

Music

New music: Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, who is touring to promote his new self-titled album, headlines a show that also includes Jenny Lewis. [7:30 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Mariachi music: “A Merri-Achi Christmas” presents traditional Mexican and American holiday songs by Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez and other groups, including the all-female Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Detroit rockers: Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas combine Detroit rock 'n' roll, R&B and world-music sounds. [8 p.m., Slim's, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Marketplace

Gift fair: The SFMade Holiday Gift Fair concludes as 40 vendors share jewelry, gourmet treats, beauty items and more, all made in San Francisco. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Brunch

Kitchen Story California Cuisine: Crowds line up outside the Castro restaurant on weekends, drawn by dishes such as the ricotta hotcakes and the Frisco Benedict (featuring chicken-mango sausage, avocado and peppers). [8 a.m.-3 p.m., 3499 16th St., S.F.; (415) 525-4905, kitchenstorysf.com]

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