November 10: Celebration of Craftswomen and other SF events

The 35th annual Celebration of Craftswomen features more than 150 female juried artists

The 35th annual Celebration of Craftswomen features more than 150 female juried artists

Something to read

Fear of Flying

By Erica Jong ($18, $35)

The groundbreaking novel about a woman and her sexual adventures celebrates its 40th anniversary with new editions in hard cover and paper.

Lend a hand

SCRAP: Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts needs volunteers to label, stamp, stuff and seal envelopes for a fundraising mailing. [10 a.m. to noon, 801 Toland St., S.F.; RSVP/info: www.onebrick.org or www.scrap-sf.org]

Get outside

Ice rinks: Ice-skating rinks are open at the Embarcadero and Union Square. Ninety-minute sessions start on every even hour. [Embarcadero: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 1 Market St., S.F.; Union Square: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Misty forest: The San Francisco Botanical Garden’s cloud forest is in bloom. Dangling fuchsias, towering tree daisies and vibrant salvias are among the flora of this misty world. [7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Show extended: The Conservatory of Flowers has extended “Butterflies and Blooms” to early 2014. The exhibit features hundreds of specimens. [10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Swing dancing: Lindy in the Park presents its weekly swing-dance event. A beginner lesson and community dancing make up the session. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Fairs and festivals

Female crafters: The 35th annual Celebration of Craftswomen features more than 150 female juried artists, plus live music and food. It benefits the Women’s Building. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Green celebration: The Green Festival features eco-friendly talks, activities, fashion and food. Today’s speakers include Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]

Music

Singer-songwriter: Cameroon-born funk and soul artist Andy Allo, whose credits include collaborations with Prince, performs a show to promote her sophomore album, “Semiconductor.” [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Operetta gala: Lamplighters Music Theatre spoofs “Downton Abbey” in its this year’s gala presentation “Upside-Downton Abbey” or, The Lass that Loved a Chauffeur.” [3 p.m., auction, 4 p.m., performance, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Dance

Contemporary dance: Kunst-Stoff Dance, known for its highly visual dance works, presents its 15-year retrospective anniversary season. The bill includes “Back to 1999,” a world premiere. [7 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Movies

Francophone films: French-language films screen at the French Cinema Now series. Today’s fare includes French-Canadian director Denis Cote’s “Vic+Flo Saw a Bear.” [Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St, S.F.; www.sffs.org]

Walking tours

Hitchcock walk: San Francisco City Guides hosts “Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco,” a tour featuring sites from “Vertigo” and other films. [11 a.m.; Huntington Park fountain, off Sacramento Street between Taylor and Mason streets, S.F.]

Literary arts Author appearance: Jeffrey Sigerreads from his latest novel, “Mykonos After Midnight.” [3 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St.. S.F.]

Visual arts

Art studios: ArtSpan’s Open Studios celebration presents self-guided tours, where people can meet artists in Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios and buy their work. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; www.artspan.org]

Brunch

Andalu: Chef-owner Calvin Schneiter’s brunch menu includes breakfast fare, small plates and salads. The eggs Benedict, the crab-cakes Benedict and the huevos rancheros are popular and recommended. Also look for the “Boozy Brunch” ($21.95). It includes one “Brunch Classic” (French toast, for example) and unlimited mimosas or Bloody Marys. [10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3198 16th St., S.F.; (415) 621-2211]

NFL

49ers vs. Panthers

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

Troubled linebacker Aldon Smith is expected to return to action when Cam Newton and Carolina face the 49ers at Candlestick Park.

Other highlights NFL: Following a humiliating defensive performance, the Raiders look to rebound on the road when they face Eli Manning and the New York Giants. [10 a.m., MetLife Field, East Ruterford, N.J., KPIX (Ch. 5)]arts

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