Good Weekend: Saturday, December 1 

A great city walk: Fort Mason to Aquatic Park Walk: Explore the magnificent edge of San Francisco’s northern waterfront — where history and coastal vistas combine for an amazing range of cultural and recreational amenities. Offered first and second Saturdays of the month at 11:00 a.m. Meet at the northwest corner of Van Ness Avenue and Bay Street. [See www.sfcityguides.org or call (415) 557-4266 for more information]

Morning: Partly cloudy, 45 degrees

Swing fever: Enjoy swing dancing at the S.F. Swing Festival. Workshops, contests and late-night social dancing make up the celebration. [10 a.m. to 3 a.m., Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market St.]

Old flicks: The S.F. Silent Film Festival presents a pre-talkies day. Look for "Vitaphone Rarities"; D.W. Griffith’s "Intolerance"; and "Flesh and the Devil," with Garbo and Gilbert. [11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.]

How Swede it is: The holidays happen Scandinavian style at the Swedish Christmas Fair. Attractions include the Lucia Pageant, gifts, and food. [9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St.]

Afternoon: Partly cloudy, 54 degrees

World AIDS Day: The S.F. LGBT Center hosts "(Un)Touchability: HIV and the Queer Community." The event features video, performances, an artist reception and a discussion. [3:30 p.m., 1800 Market St.]

Deco depot: Twentieth-century design is the focus of the Art Deco and Modernism Holiday Sale. Furniture, jewelry, collectibles and other items are for sale. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St.]

Evening: Partly cloudy, 52 degrees

Let it glow: The monthlong Union Street Fantasy of Lights begins. Festivities include caroling, entertainment and a parade. [6 to 8 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Fillmore streets] Russia house: The S.F. Symphony performs worksby Dimitri Shostakovich. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.]

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