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saturday
november 25
Glass Act Featuring workshops, demonstrations, and creations by over 90 craftspeople, the ACCA Holiday Clay and Glass Festival offers pitchers, earrings, tree trimmings, wine goblets, and tattooed pigs (see photo). Glass devotees who prefer large-scale arts to small-scale crafts should check out an S.F. show by Finnish artist Dale Chihuly (currently the subject of a career retrospective at San Jose Museum of Art). Chihuly's huge, colorful, glowing orbs and shells can be seen from 1 to 5 p.m. at Refusalon, 630 Natoma, S.F. Free; call 431-1046. The ACCA Holiday Clay and Glass Festival lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (also Sunday) at the County Fair Building, Ninth Ave & Lincoln Way, S.F. Admission is $1-2.50; call (510) 865-0541.

Live Onstage A weekly radio show, Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live is also theater, staged before an audience. This week's installment includes Penn Jillette of Comedy Channel/Penn & Teller infamy, local author/humorist Anne Lamott, and the improv troupe True Fiction Magazine. A musical tribute to Jerry Garcia fills the rest of the two-hour program. See and hear from 10 a.m. to noon at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, S.F. Tickets are $10; call 664-9500.

Big Bunny A classic children's book, Margery Williams' The Velveteen Rabbit is one of those tales where a stuffed inanimate object suddenly springs to life. In ODC San Francisco's dance/theater production of the story, the mammal is 12 feet tall and (thankfully) friendly. A performance of The Velveteen Rabbit -- coupled with a 1 p.m. children's party and treasure hunt -- starts at 2 p.m. at Center for the Arts, 701 Mission, S.F. The show continues through Dec. 3. Tickets are $8.50-26.50; call 978-2787.

sunday
november 26
Postal Worker Goes Bananas In 1964, Andy Warhol produced Harlot, his first talkie. The film's star is Mario Montez, a young Puerto Rican postal worker with a fondness for women's clothing. (Earlier, Montez had appeared in Jack Smith's seminal underground flick Flaming Creatures.) In Harlot, Montez wears a blond wig and lasciviously devours one banana after another, while a plump woman with a cat (billed as "White Pussy") on her lap sits next to him. All the film's dialogue -- a typical free-association rap on stardom and sex appeal -- occurs off-camera. (Leonard Maltin was not available for comment.) Harlot screens with Kitchen -- one of a dozen 1965 Warhol films featuring Edie Sedgwick -- at 7:30 p.m. at S.F. Art Institute, 800 Chestnut, S.F. Admission is $3-6; call 558-8129.

monday
november 27
You Gotta Give Them Hope At 11 a.m. on Nov. 27, 1978, S.F. Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated by Dan White in their City Hall offices; the same night, over 40,000 people marched from the Castro to City Hall, where they heard a tape Milk had made in the event that he might be killed by a homophobe. "I wish that I had time to explain everything I did," Milk said. "Almost everything was done with an eye on the gay movement." This year's march in honor of Moscone and Milk includes speeches by Willie Brown, Sue Bierman, Roberta Achtenberg, Susan Leal, and Tom Ammiano. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at 572 Castro (where Milk's Camera Shop was located), S.F. Free; call 647-5421.

White Punk on Dope Best-known for his photographs of pretty girls wearing expensive clothes and pretty boys wearing no clothes, Bruce Weber has also made a few films about troubled masculine icons. A follow-up to the stylized boxing documentary Broken Noses, Let's Get Lost looks at the life and smack-addled times of beautiful loser Chet Baker, the James Dean of jazz. ("Fascinating and sometimes disquietingly personal," says Leonard Maltin.) Mixing interviews and live footage, the flick screens at 7 and 9:25 p.m. (also Tuesday) at the Red Vic, 1727 Haight, S.F. Tickets are $3-5.50; call 668-3994.

The Canine-Human Connection Recently published, Dog People contains 20 commissioned essays and 15 portfolios of paintings and photographs about -- you guessed it -- dogs and their people. Armistead Maupin and Karen Barbour read from their contributions to the book at 7:30 p.m. at A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness, S.F. Free; call 441-6670.

tuesday
november 28
My Country 'Tis of Thee "Composers Inc." is a series of concerts devoted to new music by American composers. The second installment features a wide range of compositional styles: Frederic Rzewski's The Lost Melody utilizes Yiddish folk song; Kui Dong's The Blue Melody incorporates Asian music; Eric Moe's On the Tip of My Tongue features African drumming; and Donald Crockett's Pilgrimage showcases rock 'n' roll piano. The music starts at 8 p.m. at the Veterans Building, Green Room, Van Ness & McAllister, S.F. Tickets are $10-14; call 512-0641.

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