FILM: Nine Nation Animation, a compilation of recent award-winning animated short films from the world’s most renowned festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, and others, "proves that there’s a lot more to the animator’s art than either the cutting-edge ultra-realism of Pixar or the flat functionality of sitcoms like The Simpsons" (Village Voice).
6:30 and 8:10 p.m. // Roxie Theater (3117 16th St) // $6
FESTIVAL: As part of the Kanrin Maru 150th Anniversary Celebration, Japan Festival: Ishikawa Culture in San Francisco will showcase the art and culture of Ishikawa, which is located on the Sea of Japan coast of Japan's main island of Honshu, including shigin (poetry recital), kenshibu (sword and fan dance), taiko, shamisen, kimono, ikebana, calligraphy, rhythm dance, ballet, and choral singing.
6:30 p.m. // Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Ave) // $20
MUSIC: Epicsauce (aka SFist Kevin) presents a Pre-Thanksgiving Party, featuring the ethereal, psych lo-fi sound of Sister Crayon, the upbeat, poppy analog electro of Truckasaurus, and the trippy, fuzzed-out beats of Kites Sail High. Plus, the Epicsauce DJs will spin.
8 p.m. // Milk Bar (1840 Haight St) // $6