42nd Street Moon presents the world premiere of “Scrooge in Love!,” starring Ryan Drummond, top, and Jason Graae as the title character. (Courtesy David Allen)

Nov. 25-26: Scrooge in Love!, In Love and Warcraft, Nightmare Before Christmas, St. Francis castle, Burke Brothers


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25

Scrooge in Love!: Opening in previews, the 42nd Street Moon premiere starring Jason Graae tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, beginning one year after his life changed for the better. [7 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

In Love and Warcraft: Custom Made Theatre stages the Bay Area premiere of Madhuri Shekar’s play which explores the strange social behaviors spawned by Internet culture. [7:30 p.m., 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Joshua Gersen conducts the San Francisco Orchestra as it accompanies a screening of Tim Burton’s fantastical film with its quirky score by Danny Elfman. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

St. Francis Enchanted Castle: The Westin St. Francis unveils its holiday display, pastry chef Jean-François Houdré’s rotating 12-feet-tall winter wonderland with gift boxes, gingerbread men, candies and Christmas trees. [11 a.m., St. Francis hotel lobby, 335 Powell St., S.F.]

Temple Nightclub: German DJ Robin Schulz gives a special performance in the club’s celebration of “Black Out Wednesday.” [10 p.m., 540 Howard St., S.F.]

Tis the Season for Science: The California Academy of Sciences opens its annual holiday exhibit focusing on the science behind the winter season and featuring snow flurries, interactive activities and live reindeer. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Turkey Trot 2015: The 10th annual Americana Music Feast features performances by the Mother Truckers, Secret Town and the Vivants. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Burke Brothers: S.F.-based David and Daniel Burke perform classic 1990s rock songs done in the style of MTV’s “Unplugged” series. [9 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, NOV. 26

Thanksgiving Day 5K: The run (or walk) along the Embarcadero and under the Bay Bridge benefits the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. [8 a.m., China Basin Park, Third Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard, S.F.]

S.F. Botanical Garden: Free admission is offered on Thanksgiving Day at the unique living museum, which has 55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces and more than 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world. [7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Ritual’s sixth annual Dubsgiving: DJs Subtle Mind, Dubsworth, Lud Dub, Nebakaneza, Johnny 5 appear at the free dubstep and reggae event. [10 p.m., F8, 1192 Folsom St., S.F.]

S.F. Zoo: Open daily, the park and gardens are home to more than 1,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals (representing more than 250 species). [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sloat Boulvard at Great Highway, S.F.]

Turkey Trot: Registration is officially closed for the 13th annual Thanksgiving Day event, which includes a five-mile Turkey Trail Trot (run), three-mile Pilgrim Promenade (walk) and 100 meters Kid’s Gobbler Chase. [7 a.m., Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

City Guide Tour; “Making Waves on the Waterfront” led by Spencer Whatcott explores sites along S.F.’s northern waterfront, where Gold Rush pioneers, labor organizers, entrepreneurs, inventors and architects helped created today’s modern city. [2 p.m., Ferry Building, Market Street and the Embarcadero, S.F.] Thursday,

By The Sea: Angelina Jolie Pitt directed (and stars) in the film about an American writer and his wife who arrive in a tranquil, picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, with their marriage in apparent crisis. [12:05, 1:20, 2:45, 4:20, 5:30, 7:15, 8:15 and 10 p.m., Embarcadero Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.]

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