Debbie Gibson joins 'Jersey Boys' Monday night and more 

click to enlarge Musical theater star Debbie Gibson joins members of the touring cast of “Jersey Boys” for a “One Night Only Cabaret” benefiting AIDS charities. [7:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.] - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Musical theater star Debbie Gibson joins members of the touring cast of “Jersey Boys” for a “One Night Only Cabaret” benefiting AIDS charities. [7:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Who’s in town

  • Singer-songwriter Mika performs an intimate concert — a stripped-down set accompanied by a pianist and guitarist — at the Great American Music Hall. [8 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Lectures

  • Flynt Leverett and Hillary Leverett: The global-affairs experts argue that, contrary to reports, Iran is a rational actor on the world stage; they propose a new way to move forward with Iran. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]
  • ‘Localize This’: Event, hosted by General Assembly and the Bold Italic, includes a panel talk on how technology is changing how we engage with local neighborhoods and our city. [7 p.m., Runway SF, 1355 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Richard Hell: The author, punk rocker, and cultural mover and shaker talks about “I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]
  • Poetry night: Poets Patrick James Dunagan, Derek Fenner and Christina Fisher read poems and engage in repartee. [7 p.m., Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]
  • Book group: The Hands On Bay Area Book Club discusses “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” by Isabel Wilkerson. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the colleges

  • Art show: “Wild Beasts, Magic Magic,” an exhibit exploring the intersection of artificial and natural environments, opens. Art by five students is on view. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Movie day: “Up in the Air” (2009), directed by Jason Reitman and starring George Clooney, is the featured film. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]
  • Author appearance: Novelist Amy Hatvany, author of “Heart Like Mine,” discusses her book. [7 p.m., Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Belmont]

Flower show

  • Macy’s 2013 Flower Show: “The Painted Garden” continues through April 7. Festivities include floral designs by top artists, special events, fashion shows and tours. [10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Stockton and O’Farrell streets, S.F.]

Cabaret benefit

  • Musical theater star Debbie Gibson joins members of the touring cast of “Jersey Boys” for a “One Night Only Cabaret” benefiting AIDS charities. [7:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Double the fun: The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and “Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon” unite for “Snow White & Her Merry Men,” a show celebrating the SFGMC’s 35 years. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
  • Film and filmmaker: Director Eugene Jarecki presents “The House I Live In,” his award-winning documentary about the drug war. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
  • Dance awards: The Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, a.k.a. Izzies, honor local dance artists. The evening includes a ceremony as well as wine and dessert receptions. [6 to 9 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.; www.zspace.org]
    Delfina: Selections include matzo-ball soup, Stoll-family style; brisket with polenta integrale and prune plums; and matzo toffee. A seder plate features new takes on the six standard Passover items. [3621 18th St., S.F.; (415) 552-4055]

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