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This Week's Hottest Events: Nora Ephron, Pretty Lights, and Jackie Greene

Romantic Comedy: Nora Ephron
Admit it—you know every line of When Harry Met Sally by heart. You're embarrassed to say that you own Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, and Julie and Julia is on your holiday wish list. Well, tonight you can writer and director Nora Ephron in person. You know you want to. $20; Monday 11/22; Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., cityarts.net

Music: Pretty Lights
Your relatives are already driving you crazy and you need an excuse to let loose on the dance floor before Thanksgiving. Electro duo Pretty Lights have been tearing it up since they released Taking Up Your Precious Time four years ago and they're back on the scene with their third EP of 2010. Download a track here. Bonus: boogie down and burn a few calories before the big eat fest. $27.50; Wednesday, 11/24; The Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., apeconcerts.com

Film: Free Movie Night at Great American Music Hall
Votes are in and Vertigo it is. Great American Music Hall is hosting a free movie night on Black Friday. Perfect timing since you likely just blew a wad of cash on all the day's blowout sales. Have a chill night enjoying Hitchcock's masterpiece about a private investigator hired to uncover the mystery of a woman's peculiar behavior. Free; Friday, 11/26; Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St., gamh.com

Performance: The Nutcracker at Zeum
Sure, there's always the Nutcracker by the SF Ballet, but if you're looking for something a little different to ring in the holiday season, get tickets to the second annual Nutcracker at Zeum instead. Featuring the Mark Foehringer Dance Project and live music from Magik Magik—whose musicians will be integrated into dance sequences instead of being confined to the orchestra pit— this zany rendition is great for young families and kids. Which is great, because your niece or nephew just flew into town. $25; Saturday 11/27 - Sunday 12/19; Zeum, 221 Fourth St., zeum.org

Music: Jackie Green
Though Greene is only 29 years old, his folk-rock mix of twanging guitar and classic blues will take you right back to Dylan circa 1971–whether you lived through it yourself or just came to love it through your parents' record collection. After a summer tour opening for Gov't Mule, the beloved local returns to SF for a birthday bash and show with special guests. $42; Saturday 11/7; The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., livenation.com