Visitors can enjoy fall colors at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, which offers free entry on Thanksgiving Day. (Courtesy Brendan Lange)

Nov. 26-27: S.F. Botanical Garden, S.F. Zoo, Thanksgiving Day 5K, Dubsgiving, City Guide Tour

THURSDAY, NOV. 26

S.F. Botanical Garden: Free admission is offered on Thanksgiving Day at the “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.]

Thanksgiving Day 5K; The run (or walk) along the Embarcadero and under the Bay Bridge benefits the San Francisco Food Bank. [8 a.m., China Basin Park, Third Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard, 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 directs and stars in the film about an American writerand his wife who arrive in a tranquil seaside resort in 1970s France, 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.]


FRIDAY, NOV. 27

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.]

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.]

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]

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