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.]

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