December 13 - 15: weekend events in San Francisco 

click to enlarge Is commuting by bike one of your New Year’s resolutions? Let the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition help you “get rolling” with an intro to urban cycling. Bicyclists and bicyclists-to-be will learn all the basics of biking in The City in the free, extensive four-hour course.
  • Is commuting by bike one of your New Year’s resolutions? Let the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition help you “get rolling” with an intro to urban cycling. Bicyclists and bicyclists-to-be will learn all the basics of biking in The City in the free, extensive four-hour course.
FRIDAY

On the town

Choral concert: The Pacific Mozart Ensemble presents “Midwinter Songs,” an evening of cold-weather-season choral music. [7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike event

Urban bicycling workshop: Is commuting by bike one of your New Year’s resolutions? Let the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition help you “get rolling” with an intro to urban cycling. Bicyclists and bicyclists-to-be will learn all the basics of biking in The City in the free, extensive four-hour course. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., S.F.; RSVP required: sfbike.org/chain]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Beets

Cabbage

Dandelion greens

Delicata squash

Hot apple cider

Meyer lemon-rosemary focaccia

Persimmons

Pomegranate jelly

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Dance

Yo ho ho: The Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band presents “Dance-Along Nutcracker,” its zany interactive show. “Nutcrackers of the Caribbean” is this year’s theme. [2 and 7 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Fairs and festivals

Asian crafts: The Kimochi Silver Bells Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair features crafts and foods, Asian and Pacific Islander style. More than 90 vendors take part. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., S.F.]

Maritime events

Holiday at sea: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park hosts an “Old Time Maritime Christmas.” Living-history players present life at sea, 1901 style. [6 to 9 pm., Hyde Street Pier, north tip of Hyde Street, S.F.; RSVP: (415) 447-5000]

Fundraisers

Cinema holiday party: The Roxie Theater hosts “Wrap Your Arms Around a Stranger,” its 2013 holiday fundraiser. Festivities include TV and movie offerings, plus beer and prizes. [7 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

A great Sonoma ride

Merry wheeler: Enjoy a mellow and mostly car-free bike ride on Sonoma’s West County Joe Rodota Trails. For 9 miles, the flat and paved trail travels through beautiful Sonoma County wine country, following an old railway line. The full journey takes you from Santa Rosa to Forestville by way of Sebastopol. On your return, reward yourself with a tasty pit stop (cue the beer!) in Sebastopol’s newest and coolest addition, Woodfour Brewing Company. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Music

New Orleans jazz: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band presents “A Creole Christmas,” a jazzy holiday concert with New Orleans swing. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Museums

Science attractions: “’Tis the Season for Science” attractions at the California Academy of Sciences continue through Jan. 5. Look for live reindeer, indoor snow flurries and more. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Theater

Pixie dusted: Custom Made Theatre Co. presents “Peter/Wendy,” Jeremy Bloom’s adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s “Peter and Wendy.” Seven PJ-clad players fly and dance around the Gough Street Theatre. [7 p.m., 1620 Gough St., S.F.]

Gardening

Gardening tips: “Small-Scale and Container Gardening” is the focus of a class aimed at those who would like to grow produce but have limited space. [1 p.m., 3200 California St., S.F.]

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