courtesy photoSwedish indie-rock singer-songwriter Anna von Hausswolff performs at the Rickshaw Stop. “Ceremony” is her latest album

December 16: Anna von Hausswolff and other SF events

Who’s in town

Swedish indie-rock singer-songwriter Anna von Hausswolff performs at the Rickshaw Stop. “Ceremony” is her latest album. [8 p.m., 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Lectures

Political roundtable: Evening features a panel of political journalists commenting on current events, plus an audience discussion and a news quiz. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Museums

California Academy of Sciences: “’Tis the Season for Science” events continue through Jan. 5. The winter attractions include live reindeer and a penguin program for kids. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Contemporary Jewish Museum: Exhibitions include “Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel” and “Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Writers on Writing: Novelist Dodie Bellamy (“Pink Steam”) and artist-writer Steven Seidenberg (“Itch”) present their work. [7 p.m., Humanities Auditorium, Humanities Building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

‘Surviving and Thriving’: Exhibit, from the National Library of Medicine, explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic. [8 a.m. to 8 p.m., UCSF Library, 530 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Older Writers Laboratory: Poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [10 a.m. to noon, Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Movie screening: “Skyfall” (2012), directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig as James Bond and Judi Dench as M, is the featured film. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

Holidays

Holiday songs: The San Francisco Symphony presents “Colors of Christmas,” a show of pop hits and classics. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Tree lots: Holiday trees are for sale at San Francisco lots run by, and benefiting, the Delancey Street Foundation. [8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 4161 25th St., S.F.; 1599 Bryant St., S.F.; 2601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; and Pier 32, S.F.]

Ice rinks: Ice-skating rinks are open at The Embarcadero and Union Square. [Embarcadero: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 1 Market St., S.F.; Union Square: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Indie rock

Makeunder, an experimental rock and pop band from San Francisco, performs at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. “Radiate, Satellite” is the group’s recent EP. [9 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.] Update: this event has been cancelled.

Local activities

Organ concert: Wurlitzer Holiday Extravaganza benefits the effort to save and enhance the Castro Theatre’s Wurlitzer organ. Performers include Castro organist David Hegarty. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Comedy show: “Live at Deluxe,” a monthly comedy show, presents its December edition. Local and national comics take the stage. [9 p.m., Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight St., S.F.]

Cuban music: Cuba-born jazz artists Jimmy Branly, Carlitos del Puerto and Ivn Meln Lewis, appearing as the trio Havana Reunion, perform a one-time show at Yoshi’s. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Waterfront Restaurant: The handmade linguini — with lobster, rock shrimp, mussels, clams and Dungeness crab — is recommended today. Also look for the fillet of beef tenderloin with fingerling potatoes, spinach and Bordelaise sauce. [Pier 7, The Embarcadero, S.F.; (415) 391-2696]

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