Jonathan Koshi/FlickrSupermarket Street Sweep: This annual bike race brings together hundreds of pedaling do-gooders for a fun and important ride. Racers collect food from local supermarkets

Supermarket Street Sweep brings bicyclists together to collect for SF Food Bank



Food: Deli Board creates wacky, seemingly over-the-top sandwiches that are amazingly tasty. Don’t miss the Gold-N-Berg-N-Stein, with corned beef, pastrami, salami, cheese, slaw and Thousand Island dressing.


Meet Your Mixologist: Mark DeVito, a New Hampshire native and former rocker, created an unlikely yet tasty cocktail with Fernet called The Mayhem, now being served at Mayhem, a hot new spot in the Mission.

On the town

Rock and soul: The rock band My Morning Jacket performs. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, specializing in funk and soul, open the show. [7:30 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Movie and music: The San Francisco Symphony presents the silent animated film “The Snowman” with live accompaniment. The evening also includes holiday singalongs. [7 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


A great bike ride

Supermarket Street Sweep: This annual bike race brings together hundreds of pedaling do-gooders for a fun and important ride. Racers collect food from local supermarkets, which gets delivered to the San Francisco Food Bank. There are two categories: cargo, to bring back the heaviest load; and speed, to deliver it fastest. Last year, participants collected 6,920 pounds of food. Bring a bag, box, cart or trailer. [Noon, meet at Cupid’s Span sculpture at Folsom Street and The Embarcadero, S.F.;]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

  • Golden beets
  • Carrots
  • Christmas trees
  • Clementines
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Meyer lemons
  • Pomegranates
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Sun-dried Flame raisins



Sugar-plum crazy: Now in its third year, “Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets” is a fun, family-friendly version of the classic holiday show — with contemporary twist. [11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m., Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth St., S.F.]

Bands and beers: The Bay Bridged presents “The Bay Brewed,” an evening featuring four local rock bands, including Weekend and Sleepy Sun, and the chance to taste local beers. [2 to 7 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Fairs and festivals

All lit up: Union Street hosts its Fantasy of Lights, a celebration with kids’ events, entertainment, open houses, a toy drive and thousands of twinkling lights. [3 to 7 p.m., Union Street from Van Ness Avenue to Steiner Street and thereabouts, S.F.]

Swedish fair
: The Swedish Christmas Fair features crafts, gifts, delicacies, music and dancing. Kids can decorate gingerbread figures and meet the Swedish Santa. [9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., S.F.]

Parade and festival: Westlake Shopping Center hosts the Miracle on Main Street Parade and Festival, honoring Daly City’s centennial. [11 a.m., John Daly Boulevard between Park Plaza Drive and Lake Merced Boulevard, Daly City]


A great hike

‘City Slicker’: Take a two-mile, round-trip, San Francisco hike to Tank Hill. Start at Frederick and Cole streets in Cole Valley and walk south along Cole Street. Make a right on Parnassus Avenue and a left on Shrader Street, which leads up the hill. Standing at the outcropping’s apex, Mount Tam and the Golden Gate beam to the north, San Francisco and its parks glint below, and Mount Diablo struts its massive profile to the east. [For more, visit to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]


Meet Amy Sedaris: Comedian and best-selling author Amy Sedaris visits the Roxie Theater for an evening featuring a reception, a conversation, a Q&A, a book signing and craft making. The event benefits the Roxie. [7:30 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]


Solo artist: Erin Markey, a darkly comic performer from Brooklyn, presents “The Dardy Family Home Movies by Stephen Sondheim by Erin Markey,” a live solo show with songs and video. [6 p.m., S.F. Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.]


Songs of 1930s Paris: Le Jazz Hot, a quartet that performs French Gypsy swing on stringed instruments, presents a family matinee holiday concert of 1930s Paris jazz. [11 a.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Old and new: The Brentano String Quartet presents “Fragments,” a concert in which living composers engage with unfinished works by past composers. Pairings include Mozart/Vijay Iyer. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Art and gift sales

Art sale: Sharon Art Studio hosts its winter sale. Pottery, jewelry, glass items and paintings are available. It benefits Sharon artists and the Friends of Sharon Art Studio. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., near the Children’s Playground between Bowling Green and Kezar drives, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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