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Non. 27-28: Aquarium of the Bay, Studio Ghibli Fest, H.E.R., Embarcadero Center Ice Rink, Robert Rauschenberg, Diane Cramer, Reza Aslan

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Colorful jellies are among the attractions at Aquarium of the Bay, open every day except Christmas. (Courtesy photo)
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Monday, Nov. 27

Aquarium of the Bay: The marine attraction hosts daily programming including “Shark Talk,” “Jelly Talk,” otter feeding, squid dissection and more. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pier 39, Embarcadero, S.F.]

Studio Ghibli Fest: “Howl’s Moving Castle,” the Oscar-nominated fantasy by animation master Hayao Miyazaki, screens, with subtitles. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Century 9 SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.; Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Castro Holiday Tree Lighting: Castro Street Merchants sponsor the holiday event, with host “First Lady of The Castro” Donna Sachet, music by the S.F. Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and carolers from LGBT choruses. [6 p.m., 501 Castro St., S.F.]

Free Community Chamber Concert: A string quartet of San Francisco Symphony musicians — violinists Eliot Lev and Katie Kadarauch, violist Matt Young and cellist Amos Yang — plays a program to be announced. [6:30 p.m., LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.]

H.E.R.: With the moniker short for “Having Everything Revealed,” Gabi Wilson, the R&B singer from Brooklyn by way of Vallejo, appears in her sold-out “The Lights Out Tour” concert. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Embarcadero Center Ice Rink:
Hawaiian Airlines presents the seasonal skating attraction, billed as “the Bay Area’s largest outdoor ice rink.” [10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Embarcadero Plaza, foot of Market Street, S.F.]

Robert Rauschenberg-Erasing the Rules: SFMOMA’s recently installed retrospective showcases work by the multifaceted pop artist (1925-2008) known for using non-traditional materials in odd combinations. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., S.F. Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Comedy for a Cause: The 20th annual benefit for Lovelife Foundation, an Oakland-based community-building nonprofit, features Luenell, Paul Mooney, Suga-T and KPOO’s Donald Lacy Jr. hosting. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

 

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Diane Cramer: The author of four books on medical astrology and her “Health of the Nation” blog speaks about how astrology can be a tool for greater self-knowledge and self-healing. [5:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Turandot: San Francisco Opera continues its season with the Puccini classic, featuring a set by David Hockney and renowned Swedish soprano Nina Stemme assuming the title role. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Opera Talk: San Francisco Opera’s Clifford “Kip” Cranna speaks with soprano Julia Bullock and historian Marlene Smith-Baranzini about Dame Shirley, whose book “The Shirley Letters” inspired the 2017 San Francisco Opera premiere “Girls of the Golden West.” [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Reza Aslan: City Arts & Lectures presents religious studies scholar and host of the TV show “Believer” whose newest book is “The Human Quest to Make Sense of the Divine.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Trivium: The heavy metal band from Florida (promoting the 2017 album “The Sin and the Sentence”) co-headlines with Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy; While She Sleeps and Fit For An Autopsy open. [6:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Nick Hanna: The California comic appears in “Embrace The Chaos Vol. 3” along with Hannibal Thompson, whose comedy special
“12 Stories” was based on his experiences living in public housing in San Francisco. The special begins airing online today. o[8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Kids & Art Foundation Happy Hour: The benefit for the nonprofit providing art workshops to children with cancer is in a stone showroom, and donors are invited to drink wine and strike a pose in front of quartz backdrops as photographers and sketch artists “capture their best angles.” [6:30 p.m., Cambria Gallery, 1045 Bryant St., S.F.]

Sukay:
Led by Bolivian composer Eddy Navia, the group plays exotic South American instruments creating an “ethereal” sound that “fills listeners with the energy of the Andes Mountains.” [Noon, Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

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