Things to do around the city for Sunday, November 28 

Something to Read

Tahoe Beneath the Surface

By Scott Lankford ($16.95)
In a volume subtitled “The Hidden Stories of America’s Largest Mountain Lake,” the Foothill College English professor describes the popular landmark’s 10,0000-year history with colorful tales about its residents and visitors.


Oola Restaurant & Bar: Chef Ola Fendert’s brunch menu contains egg dishes, sandwiches, salads, and hot entrees. Recent dishes include French toast stuffed with hazelnut chocolate; steak and potato hash with an egg; and all-natural baby back ribs. Highlighted today is the crab Benedict with spinach, a seasonal special. [10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 860 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 995-2061]


San Francisco SPCA: Volunteers are needed to collect donations and answer questions about animals available for adoption in Macy’s windows. [8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Macy’s, Stockton and O’Farrell streets, S.F.; RSVP: (415) 554-3087 or]


Fairs and festivals
Old things: The Candlestick Park Antiques and Collectibles Faire features more than 500 booths of merchandise. All items are at least 20 years old. [6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Candlestick Park, 602 Jamestown Ave., S.F.]

Holiday trees
Tree lot: The Guardsmen’s annual Christmas Tree Lot is open through Dec. 18. Trees and trimmings are for sale. Proceeds benefit programs for at-risk youth. [9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Charity runs and walks
Toy-drive run: “Run Wild for a Child,” a 5K/10K run/walk, benefits the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Drive. An expo and a costume contest accompany the race. [8:30 a.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.;]

Ice skating
Ice rinks: Holiday skating is happening in Union Square and at Embarcadero Center. Ninety-minute sessions start on every even hour. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Post and Powell streets; and Justin Herman Plaza, the Embarcadero at Market Street, S.F.]

Animal world

Cool chow: The San Francisco Zoo is serving “Thanksgiving Feasts for the Beasts.” Animals receive special holiday spreads, and chefs and keepers show visitors what’s on the menu. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, S.F.]

Local history
Wiggle walk: Thinkwalks hosts its “Walk the Wiggle” walking tour. Before bikes existed, the Wiggle bike route was a foot trail to avoid the hills. [11:45 a.m.; meet at bike mural, Duboce Avenue at Church Street, S.F.; RSVP:]


Holiday gift fairs
Celebrating craftswomen: More than 200 female artisans sell handmade items at the Celebration of Craftswomen. The annual show benefits the Women’s Building. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Gift sale: The San Francisco Design Center hosts its annual holiday sale. More than 250 exhibitors sell jewelry, paper items, home accessories, toys and apparel. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]

Crystal fair: Vendors from around the world take part in the Christmas in San Francisco Crystal Fair. Crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry are for sale. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Conference Center, Building A, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]


Jazz duo: Tuck & Patti guitarist Tuck Andress and vocalist Patti Cathcart perform at Yoshi’s. The husband-and-wife jazz artists are known for their passion-filled music and powerful live shows. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Irish band: The Frames, an influential rock band in Dublin’s music scene, perform at the Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

New series: Kunst-Stoff dance company presents its “Risque & Raw” series. Today’s program includes “Pair-It,” by Yannis Adoniou, and “S2C (Subject to Change),” by Rebecca Niziol. [8 p.m., Kunst-Stoff Arts, 929 Market St., S.F.]


Good chemistry: Tracy and Hepburn are playing at the Castro Theatre. “Adam’s Rib” (3 and 7 p.m.) and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (12:55, 4:55, 8:55 p.m.) make up the double bill. [429 Castro St., S.F.]



Chargers at Colts

5:20 p.m., NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)

Two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, the Colts’ Peyton Manning and the Chargers’ Philip Rivers, square off in a prime-time matchup.


Women’s college hoops: No. 3 Stanford hosts No. 16 Texas in a nonconference showdown. [12:30 p.m., Maples Pavilion, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area]

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