David Lowery’s Camper Van Beethoven (pictured) and Cracker play their annual holiday show in The City. (Courtesy Jason Thrasher)

David Lowery’s Camper Van Beethoven (pictured) and Cracker play their annual holiday show in The City. (Courtesy Jason Thrasher)

Dec. 27-28: Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker, Karl Denson’s 60th Birthday Celebration, Mike E. Winfield, SF Zoo Lights, Redwood City Hanukkah, Nato Green

TUESDAY, DEC. 27

Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker: The rock and alt-rock bands headed by David Lowery appear in their annual Bay Area holiday concert. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Hanukkah Festival: Chabad MidPen hosts its seventh annual holiday event, with entertainment, music, latkes and the lighting of the unity menorah. [7 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Kevin Camia: The San Francisco born-and-bred comedian’s excellent 2016 album “Color” was recorded at the Punch Line. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.,F.]

Mike E. Winfield: The standup comedian (who’s lived in Baltimore, Sacramento and Los Angeles) has appeared on TV’s “The Office,” among other accomplishments. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Karl Denson’s 60th Birthday Celebration: The funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist observes his big day with Tiny Universe, Nicki Bluhm, Luther Dickinson, Mike Dillon, Bernard Fowler, Ivan Neville and more. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Biblios Bistro at The Mix: Participants in the library’s cooking session will prepare sopa fria de aguacate (chilled avocado soup), vegetarian torta and seasonal agua fresca. [4 p.m., Mix, S.F. Public Library, second floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

John Acquaviva, Simon Baker: The co-founder of Plus 8 and Definitive Recordings appears on a bill with the English DJ. [10 p.m., Halcyon, 314 11th St., S.F.]

S.F. Zoo Lights: Holiday lights illuminate the park and animals in the annual display, which continues through Dec. 30. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway, S.F.]

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28

Nato Green: The beloved San Francisco Examiner columnist known for mixing politics and humor headlines an evening of standup comedy, with Janine Brito and host Sean McKenzie. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Hanukkah in the Castro: Congregation Sha’ar Zahav and area merchants sponsor the holiday celebration, with candle lighting (bring your own menorah), songs, dreidels and dancing. [6 to 7 p.m., Jane Warner Plaza, 401 Castro St., S.F.]

The Black Queen: The power synth pop trio’s debut album is 2015’s “Fever Daydream.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Mittens and Mistletoe–A Winter Circus Cabaret: The charming circus-theater troupe Sweet Can Productions’s seventh annual holiday show is back by popular demand. [2 and 4 p.m., Mission Dance Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Quannum MCs: The California hip hop lineup features Blackalicious, Lyrics Born and Lateef. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.] :

Under the Dome Festival of Lights: Hanukkah festivities, co-presented by the Bill Graham Menorah Project, include balloons, Boswick the Clown, music by Isaac Zones, arts and crafts and jelly doughnuts. [5 to 7 p.m., Westfield Centre, fourth floor, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Ghirardelli Square Hanukkah: The celebration includes free children’s activities, music, and, at 5 p.m., the lighting of the menorah by Rabbi Peretz Mochkin. [4 to 6 p.m., Upper (Fountain) Plaza, 900 North Point St., S.F.]

Sing-along Sound of Music: The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical comes to the big screen, complete with subtitles, in the popular annual participatory event; themed costumes are encouraged. [1 and 7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.] CalendarCamper van BeethovenCrackerKarl Denson’s 60th Birthday CelebrationMike E. WinfieldNato GreenRedwood City HanukkahSF Zoo Lights

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