Macy’s lights up its huge Christmas tree in Union Square at a celebration featuring “American Idol” singer Jordin Sparks. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 27-28: Macy’s Tree Lighting, Winter Walk, Bay Street Winter Wonderland, Two Gallants


Macy’s Tree Lighting: “American Idol” singer Jordin Sparks is among the special guests at the 26th annual event, which also features performances by Vocal Rush, Transcendence Theatre Compay and the Contra Costa Children’s Chorus. [6 p.m., Union Square, Powell and Geary streets, S.F.]

Winter Walk: Union Square opens its seasonal holiday pedestrian plaza, with special events including a daily 5 p.m. light show on the side of Macy’s Mens’ Store. [Stockton Street, between Eliis and Geary streets, S.F.]

Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting: The 51st annual event showcases a 50-foot tree, the largest on Fisherman’s Wharf. [4 to 9 p.m. (festivities); 5:30 p.m. (lighting), 900 North Point St., S.F.]

Celebration of Craftswomen: The 37th annual show, a three-day event benefiting the Women’s Buildinng, features more than 150 juried artists selling holiday gift items such as contemporary art, handmade clothing and jewelry, housewares, toys and more. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Oneohtrix Point Never: The act is the project of Massachusetts-based experimental musician, composer and producer Daniel Lopatin, whose new album is called “Garden of Delete.” [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Rififii: The 1955 French crime film adaptation of Auguste Le Breton’s novel of the same name directed by American blacklisted filmmaker Jules Dassin has been called the “greatest of all film noirs.” [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland: In its 36th year, the event includes a marketplace with arts and crafts, snow sledding, a tree-lighting ceremony and a 5:30 p.m. parade. [Noon to 8 p.m., Fourth Street, San Rafael]

Bay Street Winter Wonderland: Santa’s North Pole house, carolers and holiday treats are among the seasonal festivities kicking off in the East Bay shopping area. [3 to 7 p.m., 5616 Bay St., Emeryville]


Two Gallants: The San Francisco folk rockers — singer and guitarist Adam Stephens and drummer Tyson Vogel — released their fifth studio album “We Are Undone” in 2015. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play: Based on the movie classic, the story about idealistic George Bailey, whose life unfolds as he considers ending it on a  fateful Christmas Eve, gets a theatrical radio treatment. [8 p.m., Coastal Repertory Theatre, 1167 Main St., Half Moon Bay]

Word for Word’s Holiday High Jinx: Subtitled “Bums, Broads and Broadway,” the show of stories by famed New York chroniclers Damon Runyon, Joseph Mitchell and E.B. White, opens a five-weekn run. [8 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett: The guitar players from Little Feat join forces for an acoustic show of songs from their catalog, but with a twist. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: Bay Area Musicals!, a new Bay Area theater troupe, opens its inaugural season with the 1960s-era Broadway classic about a guy who works his way up from window washer to high-powered executive. [8 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Roadhouse Blues Hour: The Doggone Blues Band headlines the old-school show. [9:30 p.m., Plough & Stars, 116 Clement St., S.F.]

New Esterházy Quartet: “At the Opera II” features music from two radically different “Don Giovanni” operas: Mozart’s work first performed in Prague, October 1787, and Gazzaniga’s lighter piece, first performed in Venice in February 1787. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Greg Behrendt: The co-author of the bestseller “He’s Just Not That into You” whose podcast is “Walking the Room” headlines a show with opener Dan Gabriel. [7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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