Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy headlines the Regency Ballroom on Wednesday. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 22-23: Snowflakes on Market, Gavin James, Irvin Lin, Alanna Taylor-Tobin, Nico Santos, David Satter, Jack London talk

TUESDAY, NOV. 22

Snowflakes on Market: A ceremony, as well as entertainment, accompany the illumination of nearly 300 lights on the “Path of Gold” that runs the length of Market Street. [6:30 p.m., Cablecar turnaround, Powell and Market streets, S.F.]

Gavin James: The Dublin-born singer-songwriter won Ireland’s Choice Prize for song of the year in 2013 and 2016. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Irvin Lin, Alanna Taylor-Tobin: The bakers and cookbook writers are promoting their new volumes; blogger Lin’s is “Marbled, Swirled and Layered,” and pastry chef Taylor Tobin’s is “Alternative Baker.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Conservatory of Flowers: “Butterflies & Blooms,” the exhibit which transforms the Victorian greenhouse’s gallery into a “beautiful and intimate cottage garden aflutter with hundreds” of living butterflies, is back, due to popular demand (and will run through June 2017). [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Nico Santos: The comedian — who dressed as a whoopie cushion for Halloween and appears on the sitcom “Superstore” — opens a four-night gig. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Wild Man-A Discussion of the Life and Death of Jack London: Scholars Jonah Raskin, Susan Nuernberg and Geoffrey Dunn, and London’s great-granddaughter Tarnel Abbott, discuss the Bay Area literary great on the 100th anniversary of his death. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

David Satter: The former Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times speaks on “Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Dee Dee Bridgewater: The veteran jazz vocalist opens a two-night East Bay engagement. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Embarcadero Ice Rink: Holiday skating is under way, daily, at what’s billed as the “Bay Area’s largest premier outdoor ice rink.” [10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, Market Street and the Embarcadero, S.F]

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23


Jesse & Joy
: The Mexican brother-and-sister pop duo (Eduardo Huerta Uecke and Tirzah Joy Huerta Uecke) have won multiple Grammy Awards, as well as the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

International Auto Show: Dozens of the world’s major manufacturers display hundreds of 2017 model cars, SUVs, trucks and vans. [10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., S.F.]

St. Francis hotel castles: Pastry chef Jean-Francois Houdré opens the holiday display of handcrafted sugar and enchanted castles. [11 a.m.. Westin St. Francis, 355 Powell St., S.F.]

Generation Startup: The film by Cynthia Wade and Cheryl Miller Houser about what it takes to launch a startup in Detroit gets its first San Francisco screening. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Wittycircle HQ, 169 11th St., S.F.]

Jai Wolf: Rolling Stone writes that musician Sajeeb Saha “lives in the middle ground between electronic music and hip-hop.” [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

‘Tis the Season for Science: The attraction’s annual holiday programming (continuing through Jan. 8) includes live reindeer, indoor snow and festive performances. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Porter Robinson & Madeon
: The electronic artists who joined forces on the hit “Shelter” play the first of two sold-out concerts this week; the second is on Friday. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Lost Legends Tribute: The show is “a country and bluegrass tribute to the music legends we lost in 2016” including Merle Haggard, Ralph Stanley, David Bowie, Prince, Guy Clark. James King, Glenn Frey, Dan Hicks and Paul Kanter. [8:30 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

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