The 56th annual San Francisco International Auto Show gets rolling. Major automobile manufacturers display their 2014 model cars

November 28: Thanksgiving events in SF

Who’s in town

Electro-house DJ and two-time Grammy nominee Morgan Page brings his Morgan Page Presents tour to San Francisco. [9 p.m., Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Museums

Ripley’s Believe It or Not: The Museum features true things that are odd or highly unusual. Attractions include the Odditorium and the Marvelous Mirror Maze. [10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 175 Jefferson St., S.F.]

Tours

Japanese Tea Garden: The tour, hosted by San Francisco City Guides, looks at the history and icons of the 5-acre Japanese Tea Garden. [1 p.m.; meet inside garden entrance, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Whole Shebang: The stroll, led by Foot Tours, explores San Francisco’s history-rich Union Square, Nob Hill, Chinatown and North Beach. [10 a.m.; meet at Huntington Park, on Nob Hill, S.F.; details/RSVP: www.foottours.com]

Holiday giving

Curbside collection: St. Anthony Foundation is holding its curbside collection drive. Donations of food (turkeys, pantry items) and warm clothing (including new socks) go to residents in need. [9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 150 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]

Thanksgiving meals: Glide serves free Thanksgiving meals to people in need. Breakfast (7 to 8:30 a.m.) and dinner (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) are available. Also today: a celebration (10 a.m.) with the Rev. Cecil Williams. [330 Ellis St., S.F.]

Animals

Meet the reindeer: The San Francisco Zoo presents its annual Reindeer Romp attraction. Guests can meet four reindeer and learn about how these creatures of the north live in the wild. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, S.F.]

Marine life: The Aquarium of the Bay contains about 20,000 aquatic animals, from sharks to octopi to starfish. Exhibitions include “Otters: Watershed Ambassadors.” [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Beach Street and the Embarcadero, S.F.]

Auto show

The 56th annual San Francisco International Auto Show gets rolling. Major automobile manufacturers display their 2014 model cars, SUVs, trucks and vans. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Moscone Center, 747 Howard St., S.F.]

Local activities

Native event: The International Indian Treaty Council hosts its Indigenous Peoples’ Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering. Speakers and performances are on the bill. [Alcatraz Island; first boats from Pier 33 leave at 4:45 a.m.; www.treatycouncil.org]

Thanksgiving trot: The Turkey Trail Trot includes a 5-mile run and walk, a 3-mile walk, a “Kids Gobbler Chase,” and prizes. It benefits Lowell High School’s track and field team. [8 a.m., Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.turkeytrailtrot.com]

Menorah lighting: A lighting of the Bill Graham Menorah, celebrating the second night of Hanukkah, takes place in Union Square. [Gathering at 4:30 p.m.; lighting at 5 p.m.; 333 Post St., S.F.]

Trace: Chef Jason Rea is featuring a four-course Thanksgiving feast ($85). A baby-beet salad leads off the meal. Wild-mushroom soup follows. Next up is turkey with the fixings. Dessert is a sundae. [W San Francisco, 181 Third St., S.F.; (415) 817-7836]

Film

Philomena: Judi Dench stars as an Irish woman searching for the son she was forced to give up for adoption decades earlier in this British drama. [2, 4:40, 7:20 and 9:45 p.m., Sundance Kabuki, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

12 Years a Slave: Abducted and sold into slavery, a free black man struggles to stay alive and retain his dignity in this fact-based drama set in the mid-19th-century United States. [1:20, 4:15, 7 and 9:40 p.m. at Sundance Kabuki, 1881 Post St., S.F.; 2:05, 6 and 8:45 p.m. at Presidio 4, 2340 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Outdoors

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.]arts

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Report sheds light on Nuru’s nonprofit donor scheme

City contractor payments to Parks Alliance spent at direction of Public Works director

CAREN Act draws support from man who recorded viral Pac Heights video

The San Francisco man who recorded a viral video of a couple… Continue reading

Businesses to get a break with extension of commercial eviction ban

San Francisco now has state clearance to extend its commercial eviction ban… Continue reading

Plans for new Flower Mart in Potrero Hill approved

The famed San Francisco Flower Mart’s new home in Potrero Hill was… Continue reading

Bay Area’s future could include a lot more remote work

Regional planning agency approved long-term work-from-home strategy to reduce emissions

Most Read