Good Sunday for Nov. 29, 2009 

Around town

Exhibitions
Arts and crafts: More than 200 women sell handmade items at the Celebration of Craftswomen. The annual show benefits the San Francisco Women’s Building. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Hot wheels: The 2009 International Auto Show continues through Wednesday. New model cars, SUVs, trucks and vans — nearly 800 vehicles in all — are on view. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., S.F.]

Music
Jazz pair: Tuck & Patti — the jazz duo of guitarist Tuck Andress and singer Patti Cathcart — perform at Yoshi’s. [2 and 7 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Holiday theater: Bus Barn Stage Company presents “A Christmas Pudding,” a holiday play featuring tales by Dickens, Twain, Shakespeare and others, plus music. [3 p.m., Bus Barn, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos]

Bach oratorio: The San Francisco Symphony Chorus sings Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio,” one of the most celebratory pieces of the composer’s career. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dance
Rabbit tale: ODC/Dance presents “The Velveteen Rabbit,” the holiday dance show based on Margery Williams’ tale about a stuffed rabbit that becomes real. [2 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Movies
Favorite things: “Sing-Along Sound of Music,” an interactive version of the movie musical, is back. Viewers can belt out tunes along with Julie Andrews and company. [1 and 7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Holiday trees
Tree lot: The Guardsmen’s annual Christmas Tree Lot is open through Dec. 19. 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, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

 

What to read

Eco Barons
By Edward Humes ($25.99)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of 10 nonfiction books — including “Monkey Girl,” about the conflict over evolution in America — offers hope for the future, telling stories of — as the book’s subtitle describes — “The dreamers, schemers and millionaires who are saving our planet.”

 

Lend a hand

Run Wild for a Child: The charity race needs volunteers to act as monitors, help at water stations and perform product-distribution, clothes-check and other tasks. [Golden Gate Park, S.F.; details: www.rhodyco.com/volunteer.html]

 

Brunch

Fior d’Italia: Chef Gianni Audieri cooks traditional Italian cuisine, and his brunch menu features egg and breakfast dishes. Recent selections include polenta with cream; French toast with cinnamon, raisins and maple syrup; and poached eggs with prosciutto and spinach. [10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 2237 Mason St., S.F.; (415) 986-1886]

 

Get outside

Sports and recreation
Ice rink: The Holiday Ice Rink has opened at the Embarcadero Center. Skaters can enjoy it through Jan. 3. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
Justin Herman Plaza, S.F.]

Paddle ride: City Kayak hosts its “Sunset Kayak” paddling tour, featuring scenic views of the Bay at sundown. [3 to 6 p.m., City Kayak, South Beach Harbor, Pier 40, the Embarcadero, S.F.; RSVP: www.citykayak.com]

Ships and sailing
Life at sea: “Adventures at Sea,” a guided tour of the ship Balclutha, focuses on the treacherous Cape Horn passage. [2:15 p.m.,
Hyde Street Pier, S.F.]

Parks
Little city: The Conservatory of Flowers presents “Golden Gate Express Garden Railway,” an exhibit featuring a model train and mini San Francisco landmarks made from recycled materials. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

 

Game of the day

NFL
Jaguars at 49ers
1:05 p.m., CBS (KPIX, Ch. 5)
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree and the 49ers host the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game that will determine a lot about both teams’ playoff chances this season.

Other highlights
NHL: The Sharks head north to take on the Vancouver Canucks in a Western Conference showdown. [7 p.m., General Motors Place, Vancouver, Comcast SportsNet California]

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