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Dec. 21: Hanukkah music, Christmas movies and more

VOLUNTEER

St. Anthony's Dining Room: Meals are served 365 days a year at the dining hall, and volunteers are needed to prepare food and drinks, clear tables and more. [150 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.; www.stanthonysf.org/ServeAMeal]

OUTDOORS

Festival of Lights: Celebrate Hanukkah in Union Square with arts and crafts, children's activities and Jewish music. The 25-foot-tall Bill Graham Menorah will be lit at 4:30 p.m. [2 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Stockton streets, S.F.; billgrahammenorah.com]

Aquatic Park 10K: The Aquatic Park 10-kilometer race goes through the Marina and Fort Mason. [9 a.m., Aquatic Park, 499 Jefferson St., S.F.]

Run: The Miracle Mile/5K Holiday classic invites runners of all skill levels to run through Golden Gate Park and raise money for UC San Francisco's Diabetes Center. [9 a.m. start for mile, 9:30 a.m. start for 5-kilometer race, 240 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Urban farm: Alemany Farm needs volunteers to harvest and distribute produce. [Noon to 5 p.m., 700 Alemany Blvd., S.F.]

MUSIC

Hanukkah show: Grammy winners the Klezmatics, specializing in Jewish klezmer music, are playing songs from their album “Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah.” [7 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Local rockers: San Francisco's Hidden in the Sun, which is releasing its debut album, “Seven Seasons,” next month, is opening a show that also includes Lee Bob & The Truth. [7:30 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Folk Christmas: Blues-folk rocker Jolie Holland is playing a weeklong holiday residency. [8 p.m., Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., S.F.]

FILM

Christmas movies: Dash into Christmas week with a double feature of modern Christmas movies, including Bruce Willis battling baddies during the holidays in “Die Hard” (4:30, 9 p.m.) and Bill Murray as an updated Ebenezer in “Scrooged” (7 p.m.). [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

BRUNCH

Bluestem Brasserie: The South of Market restaurant is known for its brunch burger — a formidable stack of hash browns, a grass-feed beef patty, a breakfast sausage patty, American cheese, bacon, avocado and a fried egg — as well as classic brunch favorites. [11 a.m.-3 p.m., 1 Yerba Buena Lane, S.F.; (415) 547-1111, bluestembrasserie.com]

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