Courtesy photo<p>Benefit show: Seattle's The Head and The Heart is headlining KFOG's Concert for Kids 2015

Courtesy photo<p>Benefit show: Seattle's The Head and The Heart is headlining KFOG's Concert for Kids 2015

Dec. 15: Benefit concert, bawdy comedy and more

Who's in town

San Diego comedy duo Pony Death Ride, aka married couple Joe and Jaye MacAskill, are performing at the “Hubba Hubba Revue” burlesque show. [9 p.m., 375 11th St., S.F.]

Lectures

Gourmet gingerbread: Families can decorate homemade gingerbread houses in a session led by instructor Michele Simons. The workshop has a $35 fee that includes materials. [6 p.m., 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St., S.F.; www.18reasons.org]

Better than 'American Idol': Ten young scientists are sharing science stories in “FameLab: Earth & Beyond,” a panel-judged competition to find new voices representing the sciences. [6 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Literary events

'King Dork': Frank Portman, frontman of Bay Area punk band the Mr. T Experience, discusses his new coming-of-age novel “King Dork Approximately.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Lit Slam: This month's Lit Slam, which showcases San Francisco's literary scene, is featuring Dean Rader. [7:30 p.m., Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

At the public library

Holiday film: Barbara Stanwyck and Sydney Greenstreet star in “Christmas in Connecticut,” a 1945 film about a jet-setting journalist who pretends to have a happy home so she can host a war hero for the holidays. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

Math help: Tutors are on hand to provide assistance with math concepts and homework. [5 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Piano recital: The piano students of Victoria Neve perform a variety of music. [1 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Frank exhibit: “Robert Frank in America,” an exhibit of Frank's photographs of American workers in the 1950s, is entering its last weeks. [11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Local activities

Free tour: San Francisco City Guides is leading a tour through Chinatown and sharing the colorful and sometimes sordid history of America's oldest Chinatown. [10 a.m., Portsmouth Square, Kearny and Washington streets, S.F.]

Art reception: A reception marks the opening of Anthony Holdsworth's new exhibit, “New Paintings of the Mission & San Francisco,” which will be on view through Jan. 9. Camilo Landau y los Robot Ninjas are performing at 7 p.m. [6-9 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Short and sweet: The One-Minute Play Festival is presenting 50 bite-size new works showcasing emerging and established writers. [8 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Benefit show: Seattle's The Head and The Heart is headlining KFOG's Concert for Kids 2015, which is benefiting the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Toys for Tots. [7 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

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