Good Weekend Dec. 24, 2009

Soul singer: Blues and R&B diva E.C. Scott performs at Biscuits and Blues. [8 and 10 p.m., 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Family day: The Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts free Target Family Day activities. CJM exhibits include “There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak” and “Jews on Vinyl.” [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top produce picks

Page mandarins
Dried cranberry beans
Cipollini onions
Dried tomatoes
Broccoli sprouts
Source: Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture

A great bike ride
Start: Illinois Street and Cesar Chavez Street
Route: Head west on Cesar Chavez Street, take bike bridge just past the U.S. Highway 101 onramp, carefully cross Potrero Avenue and continue on Cesar Chavez Street, right on Sanchez Street, left on Clipper Street, merge with Portola Drive, right on Woodside Avenue, left on Dewey Boulevard, fork right onto Taraval Street, left on Forest Side Avenue, right on Ulloa Street, left on 15th Avenue, right on Vicente Street, to Great Highway and Pacific Ocean
Bike Network: 100 percent (S.F. Bike Route 60)
Complete for bikes: 10 percent
Stop and check out: Spectacular views up and down, Creighton’s Bakery for a break at the top (Portola Drive at Teresita Boulevard)
Time: 30-60 minutes, climbing and coasting
— San Francisco Bicycle Coalition;

Oy sauce: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents “Jewish Comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant.” Jonathan Katz (“Dr. Katz, professional therapist”) headlines. [6 and 9:30 p.m., New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Ave., S.F.]

Music and comedy: Sharon McNight, known for her bawdy songs and Sophie Tucker tribute, takes an unsentimental look at the holidays in her “Twisted Xmas” show. [9:30 p.m., Rrazz Room, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Russian dressing: Drag diva Katya Smirnoff-Skyy presents her 2009 “Holiday Spectacular.” Expect “belting, banter and ball gowns.” [8 p.m., New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Clowning and magic
Clown show: Boxcar Theatre presents “Here Comes Boswick the Clown,” a family holiday show. David Magidson supplies juggling and goofy magic. [11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma St., S.F.]

Magic show: “Absolute Magic” is back. Magicians Adam Sachs and RJ Owens and special guests provide the illusion and humor. [8 p.m., StageWerx Theater, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Rock band: Small Change Romeos, a rock and pop band from San Francisco, perform a concert — a “’Twas the Night After Christmas Party.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Musical saga: TheatreWorks presents “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration,” playwright Paula Vogel’s saga of a divided nation longing for hope. [2 and 8 p.m. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

Cult classic: The Late Night Picture Show presents “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the longest-running midnight movie of all time. A live stage act adds to the experience. [11:55 p.m., Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Sports and recreation
Ice rink: The Holiday Ice Rink is open at the Embarcadero Center. Skaters can enjoy it through Jan. 3. [10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center and across from the Ferry Building, S.F.]

A great city walk
See multistory murals and visit a multicultural neighborhood of 1880s Victorian homes. [Meet at 1 p.m. at the Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., between Guerrero and Valencia streets; Visit or call (415) 557-4266 for more information.]
San Francisco City Guides, a 31-year-old nonprofit conducting free walking tours spotlighting San Francisco history, architecture, legends and lore, is a program of the San Francisco Public Library. Tours are offered seven days a week year-round.

Unusual trip: Moshe Cohen presents “Mr. Yoowho’s Holiday,” his play about a man who discovers his dream of traveling the world in a field of sunflowers. [3 p.m., Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Gospel Christmas story: “Black Nativity,” the toe-tapping gospel musical, ends its 2009 run. Featured performers include recording artist Debra Henderson. [4 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Theatrical circus: “Yes Sweet Can,” a 60-minute theatrical circus, combines traditional circus arts with physical theater, dance and live music to create a topsy-turvy world. [4 and 6 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Neorealist classic: “The Bicycle Thief” (1948), Vittorio De Sica’s Italian neorealist classic about a poor man’s desperate search for his stolen bicycle, is screening at the Roxie Theater. [3117 16th St., S.F.; (415) 863-1087]

Stand-up show: Jon Lovitz, a “Saturday Night Live” alum and player in more than 30 films, performs a comedy show at Cobb’s. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Twisted tunes: Lyricist-performer Tom Orr (“Dirty Little Showtunes”) presents “Jingle Bell Jock,” his adult-geared cabaret show featuring twisted songs about the Yuletide season. [8 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

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