ODC/Dance is celebrating 30 years of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” (Courtesy photo)

ODC/Dance is celebrating 30 years of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 25-26: Velveteen Rabbit, Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting, Macy’s Tree Lightin, Trapper Schoepp, Killer Queens, Jackie Greene

FRIDAY, NOV. 25

The Velveteen Rabbit: ODC/Dance opens a three-week run of the 30th anniversary production of its popular adaptation of the classic children’s book. [4 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting: The 52nd annual event showcases a 50-foot tree and hosts live music, Santa visits, snow and activities for kids. [4 to 8 p.m., 900 North Point St., S.F.]

Macy’s Tree Lighting: Singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc and Bay Area choirs perform at the 27th event.[6 p.m., Union Square, Powell and Geary streets, S.F.]

Trapper Schoepp: Playing on a bill with Skinny Lister from London, the Midwestern troubadour is promoting his second album “Rangers & Valentines,” which boasts “a fresh, warm take on 1970s singer-songwriter sounds.” [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

The Monster Trucks Mall Tour
: The movie promotion offers an interactive “Monster Trucks” photo opportunity, a temporary-tattoo artist and “build a truck” station. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Westfield Centre, 865 Market St., S.F.]

The Killer Queens: The world’s only all-female tribute to Queen “evokes all the glam, sparkle, power and soaring melodies of Freddie, Brian, John, Roger, and Spike (Queen’s unofficial fifth member) performing the height of their dominance.” [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Pacific Ballet Academy: Under the direction of Marion and Rima Chaeff, PBA dancers perform the school’s 26th annual “Nutcracker.” [1 and 6 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Aurora: The 20-year-old Norwegian indie-pop singer-songwriter is known for her fairy tale-reminiscent repertoire. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

SATURDAY, NOV. 26

Jackie Greene: The singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Americana-leaning “musician’s musician” appears in a birthday show, with special guests Phil Lesh, Jason Crosby, Ross James and Mark Karan. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

SF Etsy Holiday Emporium: Some 200 local artisans and small-batch food vendors offer handmade items ideal for Christmas gifts. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pier 70 Partners, 420 22nd St., S.F.,]

Fairmont Hotel Gingerbread House: The 22-foot holiday structure is unveiled in an event with refreshments. [10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

SoMo: The singer-songwriter from Texas appears on his “Less Stress More Love Tour” with on-the-rise pop-R&B stylist Stanaj. [8 p.m., Social Hall, 270 Sutter St., S.F.]

David Gray: The chart-topping English singer-songwriter who hit the big time in the 1990s with “White Ladder” recently released a “best of” album. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Fado & Beyond: The evening of Portuguese blues features Fátima Santos (vocals), José Luis Iglésias (Portuguese guitar) and Carla Kaufman (double bass). [7:30 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., S.F.].

Griz: The DJ and producer from Michigan (born Grant Kwiecinski) plays saxophone as well as creates a sound he calls “future funk.” [6:30 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Switchfoot, Relient K: The alt-rock bands co-headline on their “Looking For America Tour.” [7 p.m., Masonic, 1110 California St., S.F.]

Achilles Wheel: The Nevada City band plays high-energy psychedelic rock, blues and bluegrass. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Bay Street Holiday Festivities: Reindeer, carolers and Santa will be on hand in the East Bay retail corridor. [Noon to 8 p.m., 5616 Bay St., Emeryville]

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