The huge holiday tree at 555 California St. is lighted in a 10th anniversary celebration, featuring music by The Doobie Brothers.  (Courtesy photo)

The huge holiday tree at 555 California St. is lighted in a 10th anniversary celebration, featuring music by The Doobie Brothers. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 29-30: 555 California St. Tree Lighting, Doobie Brothers, Eavan Boland, Ari Banias, Rebecca Katz, DanceFAR, SF History Talk, Dragonette,


555 California Tree Lighting Ceremony: The Doobie Brothers, Dick Bright Orchestra, Ronnie Lott and his wife Karen, and the Pacific-Boychoir Academy appear at the 10th annual event. [5 p.m., 555 California St., S.F.]

Eavan Boland, Ari Banias: City Lights hosts the poets, reading from their new collections: Boland’s “A Poet’s Dublin” and Banias’ “Anybody: Poems.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Rebecca Katz: The cookbook author, chef, and nutritionist speaks about her latest offering “Clean Soups: Simple, Nourishing Recipes for Health and Vitality.” [6:30 p.m., Ominivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

DanceFAR: San Francisco Ballet principal dancers Sofiane Sylve and Carlo Di Lanno along with other top performers from the Bay Area dance community and international guest artists appear at the fifth annual benefit for the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

James Vincent McMorrow: The Irish singer-songwriter has been moving from folk to a more R&B sound on his most recent release, “We Move.” [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Joel Coen: The filmmaker, celebrated for dark and often humorous films he makes with his brother Ethan, appears in conversation with Davia Nelson, presented by City Arts & Lectures. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

S.F. History Association talk: Diane Donovan, author of “San Francisco Relocated,” speaks about The City’s history of moving houses, literally from one place to another, which has been happening since the 1850s. [7:30 p.m., St. Philip’s Catholic Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

: The Toronto-based left-field electronic popsters just released their fourth album “Royal Blues.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]


Glide Holiday Jam: Michael Franti, Sheila E, Goapele and Paula West appear in the seasonal concert in honor of the charitable organization’s co-founders Janice Mirikitani and Reverend Cecil Williams. [7 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Light in the Grove 2016: World AIDS Day is being observed at ticketed fundraiser, including a ceremony with musical performances, the “Lifetime of Commitment” award for Alvin Baum and 10 acres of illumination to honor those who lost their lives. [6 to 9 p.m., AIDS Memorial Grove, Bowling Green and Nancy Pelosi drives, Golden Gate Park, S

Christmas at Kohl Boutique: The Mercy High School Alumnae Association presents a holiday boutique with dozens of vendors. [5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30, Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame]

Daddy Long Legs: TheatreWorks opens its holiday season production with a preview performance of the romance about a spirited orphan girl who is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. [8 p.m., Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

Brandon Sanderson: The author is promoting his book of short fiction, “Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection,” which includes the Hugo Award-winning novella, “The Emperor’s Soul.” [5 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., S.F.]

Rufus Du Sol: The Australian alt dance group kicks off a two-night headlining stand; Kllo and Yuma X, also from Australia, open.
[8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Patti Austin sings Ella Fitzgerald: The jazz vocalis kicks off the San Francisco Symphony’s annual holiday pops programming. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Andy Cohen: The funny TV personality and best-selling author is promoting his new book, “Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries.” [6:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.

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