SONGS AND THE SEASON: The tree lightings around Southern California are lining up over the next week and a half, bing bing bing, much like a row of fine firs along a forest road. We've got The Grove, The Citadel, Big Bear, and many more. But of course our friends to the north are prepping to do it up in Union Square, holiday-style, and several artists are joining in the celebration.
FRIDAY, NOV. 26: That's the date, if you'll be in San Francisco for the Thanksgiving weekend. And the line-up? Katharine McPhee, and Barry Zito of the Giants (the World Series-winning Giants, we'll add), "Shrek" performers and singers from the UC Berkeley Men's Octet. Get details on the merry-doings.