From left, Morgan Lange, Iris Haas-Biel and John Fisher appear in Theatre Rhinoceros’ production of “Equus.” (Courtesy David Wilson)

Dec. 6-7: Equus, Jim Nisbet, Warren Ellis, Marc E. Bassy, Cleve Jones, Chris Porter, Bay City Blues, Griffin House

TUESDAY, DEC. 6

Equus: Theatre Rhino presents Peter Shaffer’s 1975 Tony Award-winning drama about psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses. [8 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Jim Nisbet: The noir author celebrates the paperback release of “In The Syracuse Codex,” described as “wild tale of skullduggery, mayhem and history peopled with a rogue’s gallery of the eccentric and unscrupulous.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Warren Ellis: The award-winning British writer of comics, TV and social commentary appears in conversation with Robin Sloan at a ticketed event to promote his new novella “Normal.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Moving Performances: The presentation by UC Irvine professor of gender and sexuality Jeanne Scheper focuses on iconic early 20th entury divas Aida Overton Walker, Loïe Fuller, Libby Holman, and Josephine Baker. [6 p.m., James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Bay City Blues with Chris Cain: Guitarist Volker Strifler (who has appeared with Patrick, Robben and Mark Ford) is special guest at the weekly blues showcase. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Marc E. Bassy: The San Francisco singer-songwriter, formerly of the Los Angeles-based pop band 2AM Club, plays a sold-out show on his first headlining tour, promoting his new EP “Groovy People.” [8 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Cleve Jones: The pioneering San Francisco gay rights activist speaks about his memoir “When We Rise: My Life in the Movement.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Chris Porter: The veteran standup comedian recently posted this comment online: “I just caught myself playing air bass to a Melissa Etheridge song in the middle of the grocery store so I think I’ve had enough coffee.” [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

Griffin House: The Nashville-based singer songwriter recorded his most recent album “So On and So Forth” in Asbury Park, N.J., where he opened for Patti Scialfa on her 2005 tour. [7 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Delta Heavy: The UK drum and bass artist headlines “A Nightmare Before Christmas” theme party. [9 p.m., EPR. 715 Harrison St., S.F.]

The Handsome Family: The husband-and-wife Americana duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks gained popular attention after their song “Far From Any Road” was picked up in 2014 as the theme for TV’s “True Detective.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.

A Classic Christmas: The Pacific Boychoir, vocal soloists and the San Francisco Symphony perform holiday music including Tchaikovsky’s”Nutcracker” Suite, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and a condensed version of Humperdinck’s storybook opera “Hansel and Gretel” (in English). [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van

Scott Savitt: The journalist and translator, who covered the Tiananmen Square occupation and founded the first independent English language newspaper in China, speaks about his memoir “Crashing the Party: An American Reporter in China.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige: The soul greats co-headline on “The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour.” [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Peninsula at War! San Mateo County’s World War II Legacy: The exhibition, which runs through Feb. 4, focuses on local activities surrounding the war effort following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., San Mateo County History Museum , 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

David Thomson
: The esteemed film critic and frequent contributor to the New York Times discusses his new book, Television: A Biography.” [7 p.m., Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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