Good Weekend: Friday, Dec. 4 

Friday

Eating

Naked Lunch: This lunchtime sandwich counter on Broadway in North Beach serves scrumptious, multifaceted bites — and its menu changes daily.

 

On the town

Capraesque improv: BATS Improv presents "It’s a Wonderful Improvised Life," a holiday play created on the spot in the spirit of a Hollywood fable. [8 p.m., Bayfront Theater, Building B, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Choral group: The Pacific Mozart Ensemble presents David Lang’s "The Little Match Girl Passion" (2008 Pulitzer Prize for Music), plus other music. [7:30 p.m., Green Room, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Baroque music: The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra presents "Gloria!," its holiday concert. Vivaldi, Torelli and Sammartini are the featured composers. [8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto]

 

Saturday

Arts and crafts

Art gifts: The San Francisco Art Institute hosts its Winter Art and Gift Fair. The event features one-of-a-kind art gifts, plus music and kids’ activities. [Noon to 3 p.m., 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Craftswomen’s fair: The Celebration of Craftswomen, featuring more than 200 artisans, continues through the weekend. The fair benefits the San Francisco Women’s Building. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

 

Festivities

Street celebration: The Union Street Fantasy of Lights kicks off. The day’s festivities include holiday lights, store open houses, entertainment and a kids’ parade. [3 to 6 p.m., Union Street from Van Ness Avenue to Steiner Street, S.F.]

Nordic holiday: The Swedish Christmas Fair features Scandinavian gifts, folk music and dance, and food and drink. Special feature: a salute to Swedish scientists. [9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., S.F.]

Tamale festival: Caminos Learning Center presents Fiesta del Tamal, a celebration of Latino culture and the tamale. Guests can taste tamales from 10 local restaurants. [11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.]

 

Music

Clapping and slapping: The International Body Music Festival presents its main San Francisco concert. Artists specializing in stepping, slap dancing and flamenco palmas perform. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Rock guitarist: Elvin Bishop performs at the Little Fox. The blues-rock artist is known for his searing guitar licks and infectious sense of fun. [8 p.m., 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

 

Movies

Horror favorite: The Late Night Picture Show presents midnight movies at the Clay Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays. Tonight’s feature: Stanley Kubrick’s "The Shining." [11:55 p.m., Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St., S.F.]

 

Comedy

Rising comic: Ted Alexandro performs at the Punch Line Comedy Club. Two Comedy Central specials and appearances with David Letterman and Conan O’Brien are on his résumé. [8 and 10 p.m., 444 Battery St., S.F.]

 

Sunday

A great bike ride

SFBC Freedom from Training Wheels: Who can teach your tyke how to pedal like a big kid? San Francisco Bicycle Coalition volunteers have successfully taught lots of little ones how to ride without training wheels. Join the SFBC in the car-free area of Golden Gate Park for a group effort to get our kids to ride without training wheels. Bring bike, helmet and some snacks to share. Rain cancels. [1 to 2:30 p.m., JFK Drive, west of Conservatory Drive, Golden Gate Park]

— San Francisco Bicycle Coalition; www.sfbike.org

 

Circus arts

Circus show: Cirque du Soleil is in town. "Ovo," the circus company’s latest show, immerses audiences in an insect world. [1 and 5 p.m., under the big top, AT&T Park, Third Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard, S.F.]

 

Arts and crafts

Pottery sale: Sharon Art Studio, San Francisco’s largest public community arts center, hosts its Winter Pottery and Crafts Sale. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Golden Gate Park, next to the Children’s Playground, S.F.]

Deco sale: The Art Deco and Modernism Sale features furniture, pottery, clothing, jewelry and collectibles. More than 150 exhibitors take part. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, Eighth and Brannan streets, S.F.]

 

Music

Rock band: The Black Crowes perform at the Fillmore. Melody Maker called the bluesy jam band the "most rock ’n’ roll rock ’n’ roll band in the world." [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Singer-songwriter: Jonathan Richman performs at the Great American Music Hall. A guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions distinguish his deceptively straightforward songs. [8 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

 

Comedy

Stand-up show: Comedian Aries Spears performs at Cobb’s. "Mad TV" and "Jerry Maguire" are among his small- and big-screen credits. [8 p.m., 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

 

Fairs

Victorian fair: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair re-creates Victorian-era London. Look for lamp-lit shops, pubs, parlor games, literary characters, you name it. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City]

 

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Christmas trees
Celeriac
Kiwi
Pink lady apples
Parsnips
Collard greens
Escarole
Smoked albacore
Fresh butter
Bing Cherry jam

[www.ferryplazafarmersmarket.com]

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