Images by photojournalist Gordon Parks, and artists he inspired, are on view at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

Images by photojournalist Gordon Parks, and artists he inspired, are on view at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

Nov. 28-29: Gordon Parks — Legacy, A John Waters Christmas, Trivium, Diane Cramer, Ron Ross, 555 California Tree Lighting Ceremony, Stereophonics

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Gordon Parks-Legacy: On view through Dec. 9, the multimedia exhibition explores the relationships between the works of the acclaimed photographer, journalist and musician, and works by artists he inspired. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 464 Sutter St., S.F.]

A John Waters Christmas: The legendary filmmaker (“Female Trouble,” “Hairspray,” “Serial Mom”), raconteur and best-selling author “hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Kids & Art Foundation Happy Hour: The benefit ($50 and higher) for the nonprofit offering art workshops to children with cancer is in a stone showroom, and donors are invited to strike a pose in front of quartz backdrops as photographers and sketch artists “capture their best angles.” [6:30 p.m., Cambria Gallery, 1045 Bryant St., S.F.]

Trivium: The heavy metal band from Florida, promoting the 2017 album “The Sin and the Sentence,” co-headlines with Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy; While She Sleeps and Fit For An Autopsy open. [6:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Mel Ramos:
“Sirens and Heroes,” a show of new paintings by the pop artist known for nudes, is on view through Jan. 13. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Modernism Inc., 724 Ellis St., S.F.]

Opera Talk-Girls of the Golden West: San Francisco Opera’s Clifford “Kip” Cranna speaks with soprano Julia Bullock and historian Marlene Smith-Baranzini, an expert on Dame Shirley, whose book inspired the 2017 premiere by John Adams. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Diane Cramer: The author of four books on medical astrology and the “Health of the Nation” blog speaks about how astrology can be a tool for greater self-knowledge and self-healing. [5:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Ron Ross: The San Francisco History Association president leads the presentation “A Journey Through San Francisco in Vintage Magic Lantern Slides,” which includes scenes from the 1906 earthquake and 1915 exposition. [7:30 p.m., St. Philip’s Catholic Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

Wednesday, Nov. 29

555 California Tree Lighting Ceremony: Ronnie Lott and his wife Karen host the annual benefit, this year with a culinary theme featuring top local chefs and country singer Frankie Ballard, with proceeds going to North Bay fire relief. [6 to 9 p.m., 555 California St., S.F.]

Stereophonics: The 25-year-old Welsh alt-rock band led by Kelly Jones is touring to promote the 2017 recording “Scream Above the Sounds.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Wendy Whelan:
The former New York City Ballet star turned contemporary dancer appears in a program of duets and solos called “Some of A Thousand Words” with dancer-choreographer Brian Brooks and chamber music band Brooklyn Rider. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

GLIDE’s Annual Holiday Jam: Vocalists Valerie Simpson and Judith Hill head up the seasonal fund-raiser for the longtime Tenderloin community nonprofit, with emcee Renel Brooks-Moon and a 5:30 p.m. pre-concert party. [7 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Asian Art Museum Holiday Artisan Market: The inaugural event features one-of-a-kind handmade goods by local makers. [10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Christmas at Kohl Boutique: The Mercy High School Alumnae Association presents the event with dozens of vendors. [5 to 9 p.m., Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame]

Syd: The producer (and frontwoman of Los Angeles-based The Internet) is touring to promote her first solo album, “Fin”; rising soul singer Malia opens. [8:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Met-Live in HD: The American premiere of Thomas Adès’ “The Exterminating Angel” from the Metropolitan Opera is broadcast on the big screen in an encore presentation. [1 and 6:30 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; 1 p.m., Kabuki 8, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

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