Dec. 7-8: Landmark: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography, Sharp & Fine, Elf, Feel the Force NightLife, Drag Queens on Ice, A Face in the Crowd, Slow Magic, Iliza Shlesinger


Landmark-Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography: The exhibit of images by Binh Danh, Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe, Ted Orland, Millee Tibbs and Jerry Uelsmann — who bring new and varied voices to the genre of landscape photography — opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., SF Camerawork, 1101 Market St., S.F.]

Sharp & Fine: The dance troupe led by sisters Megan and Shannon Kurashige premieres “Your Sister Turns Into a Lion,” an evening-length narrative told with dance, live music, original text and an opera singer about what happens when one of two sisters turns into a lion. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Elf-Film and Beer Pairing: The holiday comedy with Will Ferrell screens at 7:30 p.m., preceded by happy hour with drinks provided by Anchor Brewing Company. [6:30 p.m., Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

S.F. State Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble: John Calloway directs the free concert of traditional and contemporary pieces based on Afro-Cuban religious and folklore music. [7:30 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Feel the Force NightLife: California Academy of Sciences’ sci-fi themed after-hours party features a live performance by starRo presented by Noise Pop, droids created by R2 Builders and a light saber workshop. [6 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Drag Queens on Ice: Donna Sachet hosts The City’s “fiercest drag queens” including Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for skating and special performances. [8 p.m., Union Square Ice Rink, 333 Post St., S.F.]

A Face in the Crowd: The Jewish Film Institute’s Next Wave initiative screens the 1957 film classic, a dark satire about the corrosive influence of celebrity and mass media on public opinion directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. [6:30 p.m., Roxie, 16th St., S.F.]

Slow Magic: The mysterious DJ-producer is on tour promoting his third album “Float,” which features a collaboration with the Antlers’ Peter Silberman. [10 p.m., 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St., 982 Market St., S.F.]

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: Director Paul McGuigan answers questions at free screening of the movie with Jamie Bell and Annette Bening based on Peter Turner’s memoir about his brief but passionate romance with actress Gloria Grahame. [7 p.m., Vogue, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.; RSVP to]

The Rose That Grew from Concrete: The youth program at SF LGBT center celebrates its multi-media art showcase, which represents the “strength, resilience and creativity” of homeless and undocumented LGBTQ youngsters and teens. [6 p.m., SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.]


Iliza Shlesinger: The Netflix and Freeform comedy star, also NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2008, appears in conversation with Alexis Pence about her new book “Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity,” presented by the Commonwealth Club. [6:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

The Red Violin: The romantic film, which traces the history of an antique instrument made in Cremona, Italy, screens, accompanied by an orchestral performance featuring Canadian violinist Lara St. John. [7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford University]

Armistead Maupin and the San Francisco Symphony: Edwin Outwater conducts a program of holiday music, accompanied by appearances by the famed “Tales of the City” writer, drag sensation Peaches Christ and actor-singer Cheyenne Jackson. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Elvin Bishop: The blues and rock guitar great launches the Big Fun Trio with his friends, guitarist-pianist Bob Welsh and percussionist-vocalist Willy Jordan. [8 p.m., Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

LIVE 105’s Not So Silent Night: The first show of the two-part series features The Lumineers, Portugal. The Man, Vance Joy, Manchester Orchestra and Welshly Arms. [6 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Name: The San Francisco metal band plays to release “You Are Mostly Nowhere,” with openers the Oxford Coma, promoting “Everything Out of Tune,” which it says comes “as close to a musical representation of psychedelic-induced auditory hallucinations as possible.” [8 p.m., Golden Bull, 412 14th St., Oakland]

Denny Zeitlin: The solo jazz piano legend appears in concert exploring compositions by Billy Strayhorn that emerged from his 28-year partnership with Duke Ellington. [8 and 10 p.m., Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland]

Norm Lewis: The Tony Award-nominee known as “Broadway’s first African American Phantom” opens a three-day run of his holiday cabaret show “Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas.” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

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