November 10: Celebration of Craftswomen and other SF events 

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  • The 35th annual Celebration of Craftswomen features more than 150 female juried artists, plus live music and food.
Something to read

Fear of Flying

By Erica Jong ($18, $35)

The groundbreaking novel about a woman and her sexual adventures celebrates its 40th anniversary with new editions in hard cover and paper.

Lend a hand

SCRAP: Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts needs volunteers to label, stamp, stuff and seal envelopes for a fundraising mailing. [10 a.m. to noon, 801 Toland St., S.F.; RSVP/info: www.onebrick.org or www.scrap-sf.org]

Get outside

Ice rinks: Ice-skating rinks are open at the Embarcadero and Union Square. Ninety-minute sessions start on every even hour. [Embarcadero: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 1 Market St., S.F.; Union Square: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Misty forest: The San Francisco Botanical Garden’s cloud forest is in bloom. Dangling fuchsias, towering tree daisies and vibrant salvias are among the flora of this misty world. [7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Show extended: The Conservatory of Flowers has extended “Butterflies and Blooms” to early 2014. The exhibit features hundreds of specimens. [10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Swing dancing: Lindy in the Park presents its weekly swing-dance event. A beginner lesson and community dancing make up the session. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Fairs and festivals

Female crafters: The 35th annual Celebration of Craftswomen features more than 150 female juried artists, plus live music and food. It benefits the Women’s Building. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Green celebration: The Green Festival features eco-friendly talks, activities, fashion and food. Today’s speakers include Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]

Music

Singer-songwriter: Cameroon-born funk and soul artist Andy Allo, whose credits include collaborations with Prince, performs a show to promote her sophomore album, “Semiconductor.” [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Operetta gala: Lamplighters Music Theatre spoofs “Downton Abbey” in its this year’s gala presentation “Upside-Downton Abbey” or, The Lass that Loved a Chauffeur.” [3 p.m., auction, 4 p.m., performance, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Dance

Contemporary dance: Kunst-Stoff Dance, known for its highly visual dance works, presents its 15-year retrospective anniversary season. The bill includes “Back to 1999,” a world premiere. [7 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Movies

Francophone films: French-language films screen at the French Cinema Now series. Today’s fare includes French-Canadian director Denis Cote’s “Vic+Flo Saw a Bear.” [Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St, S.F.; www.sffs.org]

Walking tours

Hitchcock walk: San Francisco City Guides hosts “Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco,” a tour featuring sites from “Vertigo” and other films. [11 a.m.; Huntington Park fountain, off Sacramento Street between Taylor and Mason streets, S.F.]

Literary arts Author appearance: Jeffrey Sigerreads from his latest novel, “Mykonos After Midnight.” [3 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St.. S.F.]

Visual arts

Art studios: ArtSpan’s Open Studios celebration presents self-guided tours, where people can meet artists in Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios and buy their work. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; www.artspan.org]

Brunch

Andalu: Chef-owner Calvin Schneiter’s brunch menu includes breakfast fare, small plates and salads. The eggs Benedict, the crab-cakes Benedict and the huevos rancheros are popular and recommended. Also look for the “Boozy Brunch” ($21.95). It includes one “Brunch Classic” (French toast, for example) and unlimited mimosas or Bloody Marys. [10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3198 16th St., S.F.; (415) 621-2211]

NFL

49ers vs. Panthers

1:05 p.m., Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)

Troubled linebacker Aldon Smith is expected to return to action when Cam Newton and Carolina face the 49ers at Candlestick Park.

Other highlights NFL: Following a humiliating defensive performance, the Raiders look to rebound on the road when they face Eli Manning and the New York Giants. [10 a.m., MetLife Field, East Ruterford, N.J., KPIX (Ch. 5)]

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