Dec. 10: Burt Bacharach, holiday parties and more

Who's in town

Singer Jhene Aiko, known for hits such as “Beware” and “The Worst,” headlines the “Holiday House of Soul” concert presented by KMEL (106.1 FM). [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

New fiction: Best-selling author Lalita Tademy, a former Silicon Valley tech executive, discusses her latest book, “Citizens Creek.” [6:30 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Looking to Israel: The Rev. Judy Yates Siker, a professor at the San Francisco Seminary, and Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Insistute of North America, discuss Jewish-Christian relations and Israel. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Wildlife conservation: Rodney Jackson of the Snow Leopard Conservancy shares his travels and experiences working to save snow leopards. [7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Literary events

Flour power: Dessert expert Alice Medrich shares gluten-free alternatives to wheat flour — including rice, oat and corn flour — in her new book, “Flavor Flours.” [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Censored: Diablo Valley College professor Mickey Huff and broadcaster Peter Phillips discuss “Censored 2015,” their new collection of the 25 most important stories largely ignored by American media. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

At the public library

Bernal Heights party: The Bernal Jazz Quartet lays down the soundtrack for the annual Bernal Heights winter celebration, which also includes a cookie contest. [6 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

LGBT history: The library is screening filmmaker Ann P. Meredith's documentary “Triangles — Witnesses of the Holocaust,” which tells the story of LGBT victims of the Holocaust. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Chamber music: Student musicians, coached by quartet-in-residence the Alexander String Quartet, perform. [7 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

All-male revue: The saucy Thunder From Down Under dance troupe, a Las Vegas fixture, bills itself as the ultimate girls' night out. [8 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Rock show: Augustana promotes its new album, “Life Imitating Life.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Comedy: Robert Duchaine has appeared on “Comedy Zen.” [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Classical pop: Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach performs his pop standards with a little help from the San Francisco Symphony and guest vocalists. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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