Jeff Chui/APBeautiful in any language: Ana Galan and Jorge Mallen

Jeff Chui/APBeautiful in any language: Ana Galan and Jorge Mallen

Golden Gate Bridge awash in fog

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Beautiful in any language: Ana Galan and Jorge Mallen, Spanish residents who attend college in Virginia, take in the amazing view as the fog rolls over the Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday as a hawk flies by. Temperatures should be in the upper 50s this week and sunny.

SOMETHING TO READ

The Leopard

By Jo Nesbø ($26.95)

The international best-seller drags the reluctant Inspector Harry Hole out of his Hong Kong retirement back to Norway, where he investigates a grisly double murder by Oslo’s latest serial killer and faces the imminent death of his father.

LEND A HAND

San Francisco Night Ministry: Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve lunch to low-income and homeless people. [1:30 to 4 p.m., Leavenworth and McAllister streets, S.F.; www.volunteer.truist.com/thevolunteercenter/org]

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Winter concert: The Musae women’s chorus presents “A Light Shines Out of the Darkness,” a concert featuring winter solstice themes and holiday fun. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Rock Project: San Francisco Rock Project presents its Winter Holiday Rock Prom and Auction. Adam Savage (“Mythbusters”) emcees. Performers include SFRP students and Victims Family. [4 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Ballet classic: San Francisco Ballet presents “Nutcracker.” The production features Tchaikovsky’s music, more than 200 costumed characters and a San Francisco setting. [2 and 7 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dickens tale: American Conservatory Theater presents “A Christmas Carol,” its annual music-infused play based on Charles Dickens’ story about the transformation of mean miser Scrooge. [1 and 5:30 p.m., A.C.T., 415 Geary St., S.F.]

AROUND TOWN

Circus arts

‘Can’-do: Sweet Can Productions presents “Yes, Sweet Can,” a circus show creating a world where trash cans tapdance, brooms do acrobatics and anything can happen. [6 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Theater

Solo performers: Solo Sundays presents its monthly showcase. Writer-performers Judi Le (“So, What Are You?”) and Annette Roman (“Hitler’s Li’l Abomination”) take the stage. [7 p.m., Stage Werx, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Last day:
“The Will Rogers Follies” ends its run at the Hillbarn Theatre. The Tony-winning musical salutes the humorist and performer who cheered up a nation during the Great Depression. [2 p.m., 1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

Music

Gypsy jazz: Gaucho Gypsy Jazz performs at Bliss Bar. The sextet draws its repertoire from the music of Django Reinhardt and the Gypsy jazz of 1930s Europe. Influences also include New Orleans swing. [4:30 p.m., 4026 24th St., S.F.]

Comedy

L.A. comics: Up-and-coming comics from Los Angeles perform at Cobb’s. DJ Cooch and Kabir Singh co-headline the evening. [7 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

BRUNCH

Skool Restaurant: Chef Moto Nagano serves fish dishes and other fare at brunch. Entrees include Loco Moto, two Dungeness crab cakes topped with yuzu hollandaise, poached eggs and crispy applewood-smoked bacon bits. Marble potatoes and fruit complete the meal. Also recommended: the clam chowder and the brioche French toast. Oysters are also available for $1. [11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1725 Alameda St., S.F.]

GAME OF THE DAY

NFL

Lions at Raiders

1:05 p.m., Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)

Carson Palmer and the Raiders look to get back on track after suffering two blowouts at the hands of the Packers and Dolphins.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NFL: The Baltimore Ravens travel to San Diego to take on Philip Rivers and the Chargers. [5:20 p.m., Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

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