Dec. 7-8: Scrooge in Love!, Climate Change: What Next?, Cleve Jones, Rebecca Solnit, Julian Guthrie, David Thomson, Robert Glasper Experiment

Jason Graae plays the title character in “Scrooge in Love!,” presented by 42nd Street Moon. (Courtesy David Allen)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

Scrooge in Love!: 42 Street Moon opens its production of the musical about what happens to Scrooge after “A Christmas Carol” with a preview performance. [7 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Climate Change-What Next?: Environmental writers Cassandra Sweet, David Baker and Katie Fehrenbacher address Donald Trump’s enthusiastic embrace of fossil fuels and rejection of the Paris climate deal. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Chocolate tastes: Recchiuti Confections and Bi-Rite Market are offering bites of their new candies, including Quinoa Crunch, Alfieri Almond, The Recchiuti and Rocky Road bars. [4 to 7 p.m., Bi-Rite Market, 3639 18th St., S.F.]

Cleve Jones: The pioneering San Francisco gay rights activist speaks about his memoir “When We Rise: My Life in the Movement” in an evening session of Angie Coiro’s “In Deep Radio.” [7:30p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Rebecca Solnit: The prolific and versatile writer and cartographer discusses her latest eclectic volume “Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas,” which is co-authored by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Julian Guthrie: The award-winning journalist speaks about “How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight,” her new book detailing seemingly impossible efforts by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

Peninsula at War! San Mateo County’s World War II Legacy: Opening today, 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 release, “Television: A Biography.” [7 p.m., Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

THURSDAY, DEC. 8

Robert Glasper Experiment: The pianist and keyboard great is known for blurring lines between acoustic jazz, hip-hop and contemporary R&B, particularly on his 2012 release “Black Radio,” which won a Grammy for best R&B album. [8 p.m., SF JAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Artists in San Francisco For Amatrice: An art exhibition (with donated works by some 30 artists) and auction to benefit those affected by the August earthquake in Amatrice, Italy opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave., Suite F, S.F.]

KFOG 2016 Concert for Kids: Now in its 31st year, the holiday show features Band of Horses, Blind Pilot and The Revivalists, and benefits UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Marines Toys for Tots. [7 p.m. Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Konstantin Lifschitz: The Russian piano virtuoso performs Bach’s Six Partitas for Keyboard in a Music@Menlo concert. [7:30 p.m., Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Jake Shimabukuro: The energetic ukulele player known for his fun pop renditions and more appears in a Stanford Live program. [7:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Jane Lynch: The actress and comedian of “Glee” fame opens a three-night engagement of her musical holiday show, “Swingin’ Little Christmas.” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Pacifica Edge Voices: “Adoration & Celebration: Bach and More” includes traditional and contemporary of holiday music and accompaniment by the Amaranth String Quartet. [7:30 p.m., Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose St., Berkeley]

Bishop Briggs
: The Los Angeles-based “dark pop” singer-songwriter appears on a bill with How to Dress Well (the project of Tom Krell, who “makes ghostly, affecting R&B”). and British band Sundara Karma. [8 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]
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