November 1-30
Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema. More than 300 films by local artists showcase the richness and diversity of San Francisco and Northern California as a major hub in the independent film world. Castro and Roxie Theaters. 552-8760

November 1- 30
Cafe Arts Month. Various art displays in cafes and coffee houses throughout the city. Various locations. 282-2471

November 4-5
The Great San Francisco Snow Party. Skiing and snowboarding celebration includes learn-to-ski park and snow play area for kids. PIER 39. 705-5500

November 10-19 (weekends)
Harvest Festival and Christmas Crafts Market. Arts and crafts fair offering wonderful gifts and other ideas for the holiday season. Concourse Exhibition Center. (707)778-6300

November 11-17
American Indian Film Festival. Presenting documentaries and dramas by new and emerging Native American artists. Palace of Fine Arts Theater. 554-0525

November 18-26
San Francisco International Automobile Show. Moscone Center. 331-4406

November 19
Tree Lighting Festivities. Start the holiday season with a day of entertainment for the family. Festivities culminate in the lighting (at 5:30pm) of the 65-foot tree with 2,500 shimmering lights. Fisherman’s Wharf/PIER 39. 705-5500

November 24
Ghirardelli Square 36th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Ghirardelli Square lights up the waterfront with their 35-foot Christmas tree. The lighting is scheduled at 6pm and includes holiday entertainment, caroling performances, along with a celebrity guest emcee, dancing, and a visit from Santa Claus. Ghirardelli Square. 775-5500

November 26
Run to the Far Side. 10K and 5K footraces through scenic Golden Gate Park begin and end at the California Academy of Sciences. Golden Gate Park. 759-2690

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