Grizzly Bear opens a two-night engagement at the Warfield. (Courtesy Tom Hines)

Grizzly Bear opens a two-night engagement at the Warfield. (Courtesy Tom Hines)

Dec. 11-12: Grizzly Bear, Cindy Wilson, Metz, Elizabeth Cobbs, Holiday Art Mart, Safeway Ice Rink, Bill Graham Menorah Lighting, Mike Stern

MONDAY, DEC. 11

Grizzly Bear: The indie-folk-psychedelic-rock band is on its first tour in four years in honor of the new album “Painted Ruin,” which NPR called “grand and focused, elegantly layered, delicate and dramatic.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

SMiLE!: Neil Martinson hosts the evening of music featuring EFFT, the dream-folk project of Sarah Palmer and Noah Phillips; the lo-fi acoustic project Wished Bone; and Bay Area electronic artist Christina Stanley. [8 p.m., Lost Church, 65 Capp St., S.F.]

Cindy Wilson: The B52s singer is on tour promoting her first album, “Change.” [7:30 p.m., Café du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Metz: The Canadian punk trio — guitarist-vocalist Alex Edkins, drummer Hayden Menzies and bassist Chris Slorach — released its third album “Strange Peace” in 2017. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Elizabeth Cobbs: The history professor and writer speaks about her book “The Hello Girls,” which tells the story of America’s first women soldiers and their fight for equality. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink: The seasonal attraction continues its 10th season of ice skating. [10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Union Square, Post and Stockton streets, S.F.]

Indoor Holiday Art Mart: The San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco War Memorial host the sale of arts and crafts by indie vendors. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

LGBTQ Book Reading: Authors Deb Busman, Jordy Jones and Natasha Dennerstein share their recent works in an evening called “A Dyke, a Pervert, and A Transwoman Walk into A Bar.” [7 p.m., Dog Eared Books, 489 Castro St., S.F.]

TUESDAY, DEC. 12

Bill Graham Menorah Lighting: Continuing a tradition that began in 1975, George Zimmer, Mark Leno, Lori Starr and Scott Wiener join Rabbi Yosef Langer and Chabad of San Francisco for the first candle lighting of the Hanukkah observance at what promoters call the “first public outdoor menorah outside of Israel.” [5 p.m. Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

Hanukkah Candle Lighting: The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco celebrates with Jonathan Bayer presiding over candle lighting, storytelling, singing and treats. [4 p.m., 3200 California St., S.F.]

Mike Stern: The veteran electric guitar great who has worked with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson, opens a three-gig engagement with his band. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

CeCe Winans, Edwin Hawkins: The gospel greats join the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and the San Francisco Symphony for the first of two “Holiday Soul” concerts. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Sondheim’s Follies
: The National Theatre stage production from London starring Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton as retired showgirls who reminisce about the past airs on the big screen. [7 p.m., Vogue, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

A Pirandello Extravaganza: The party celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Nobel laureate Luigi Pirandello, known for his groundbreaking theatricals. [6:30 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute , 601 Van Ness Ave., Suite F, S.F.]

Hundredth: The shoegaze band from Myrtle Beach, S.C., headlines a pop-punk-post-rock show with Spotlights, Tennis System and Gleemer. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

A Christmas Story: San Francisco Playhouse stages the seasonal musical based on the movie comedy about 9-year-old Ralphie Parker’s quest for the ultimate Christmas gift: a Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model BB Gun. [7 p.m., 450 Post St., S.F.]

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