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Mary Ann in Autumn


By Armistead Maupin ($25.99)

In the eighth of the popular San Francisco “Tales of the City” series, Mary Ann, at 57, returns to The City after moving to New York — but her refuge is turned upside down as her past resurfaces.




Lend A Hand

Surfrider Foundation:
Volunteers are needed to help clean up Ocean Beach. [10 a.m. to noon, Ocean Beach at Kelly’s Cove, S.F.; www.parksconservancy.org or www.sfsurfrider.org]


Festivities

Celebrating craftswomen:
More than 200 women 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, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Menorah festivities: It’s “Bill Graham Menorah Day” in Union Square. Jewish cultural festivities are followed by a ceremony with dignitaries and the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah. [3 to 6 p.m., Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

Bike party:
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hosts “Winterfest,” its annual fundraising member party (you can join at the door) and auction. [6 to 10:30 p.m., SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

Holiday design:
The “Deco the Halls Art Deco and Modernism” sale features furniture, clothing, jewelry and more. About 150 exhibitors take part. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]


Around town

Music

Opera singer:
Soprano Elza van den Heever performs a concert of works ranging from Handel arias to Afrikaans songs from her native country [2 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]


Dance

Choreography showcas
e: ODC School and ODC Theater present “Pilot Light,” a concert of new work by six emerging choreographers. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]


Lectures

Glass act:
Ira Glass, host of public radio’s “This American Life” and editor of “The New Kings of Nonfiction,” appears in conversation with author Dave Eggers. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Parks

Bird walk:
The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society hosts its monthly Sunday birding walk. [8 a.m., front gate, SFBG, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.sfbotanicalgarden.org]


Movies

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


Dining out

1300 on Fillmore:
Chef David Lawrence’s brunch menu features southern flavors and California ingredients. Dishes include spicy tasso Cajun ham and eggs Benedict with buttermilk chive biscuits; cinnamon-brioche French toast with balsamic-roasted strawberries and French vanilla-bean cream. [11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1300 Fillmore St., S.F.; reservations: (415) 771-7100]

NFL

49ers at Packers


10 a.m., Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)

Without injured running back Frank Gore, the 49ers travel to storied Lambeau Field for a showdown with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.


OTHER HIGHLIGHT

NBA: The Warriors hit the road to take on Kevin Durant and the Thunder. [4 p.m., Oklahoma City Arena, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area]

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