Glide’s annual Holiday Jam, “Walk That Walk” at the Masonic, honors co-founders Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, center. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 30-Dec. 1: GLIDE Holiday Jam, Light in the Grove, A John Waters Christmas, Politics at the Dinner Table, Naked and Famous, SOMArts’ Touch On

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30

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 the 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.F.]

A John Waters Christmas: The filmmaker and raconteur’s acclaimed one-man show is a rapid-fire monologue in which he shares his religious fanaticism for Santa Claus and an unhealthy love of real life holiday horror stories. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Director Blake Edwards’ timeless film starring Audrey Hepburn hits theaters as part of TCM’s Big Screen Classics series. [2 and 7 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Surveillance Self-Defense: The SF Newtech session, led by John Adams, former head of security at Twitter, begins with a discussion about online security followed by a hands-on workshop. [7:30 p.m., Covo, 981 Mission St., S.F.; register at https://sfnewtech.com/event/selfdefense/]

Politics at the Dinner Table: The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture hosts the panel discussion with Navina Khanna of HEAL Food Alliance, Nina Ichikawa of Berkeley Food Institute, Michael Dimock of Roots of Change and Anna Lappé of Real Food Media. [6 p.m., Port Commission Hearing Room, second floor, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Snow Tha Product: The catchy San Jose rapper (aka Claudia Feliciano) headlines a show with openers Woke and Fool Boy Marley. [8 p.m., Social Hall, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

The Naked and Famous: The indie electronic band from New Zealand headlines; XYLØ, an electronic brother-sister duo, opens. [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Robbie Robertson: The guitarist and songwriter of The Band fame is on tour promoting his memoir “Testimony.” [7 p.m., Dominican University, Angelico Concert Hall, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael]

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

Touch On: The monthlong exhibition, a “deep inquiry into the multifaceted nature of touch” curated by James Fleming and Kelly Lovemonster with works by 14 artists, opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., SOMArts, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

Soulful Christmas
: The rousing holiday show, a celebration of more than 20 years of gospel with musical director Yvonne Cobbs and the legendary Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Choir, kicks off a five weekend run with a preview. [7 p.m., Buriel Clay Theater, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]

Lil Durk: The South Side Chicago rapper released his second studio album “LilDurk2x” in the summer. [8:30 p.m., New Parish, 579 18th St., Oakland]

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale: The period musicians perform the epic Handel oratorio “Joshua,” in which the story of the Biblical hero is brought to life. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

An Evening with Edward P. Jones: The Z Space 2016 fundraiser hosts journalist Belva Davis in conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author following a performance by the theater troupe Word For Word of Jones’ “All Aunt Hagar’s Children.” [7 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Alex Webb-La Calle: The show, a survey of pictures shot by the Magnum photographer throughout Mexico from 1978 to 2007, opens with a reception. [5:30 p.m., Robert Koch Gallery, 49 Geary St., S.F.]

Beyond The Headlines-Mission Live: The photography show of work by journalism students and the staff of the Mission-based newspaper El Tecolote opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Front Page Gallery. Bungalow 615, City College of S.F., 50 Phelan Ave., S.F.]

Riches to Rags: Standup performers Richard Sarvate, Abhay Nadkarni and Samson Koletkar — three techies turned comics — take on life, love, marriage, kids, politics, immigration, cars and gentrification in their new show. [6 and 8 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

The Golden Girls-The Christmas Episodes
: The show, which features four drag queens performing episodes from the classic TV show live onstage, begins its annual holiday run; Jan Wahl, critic from KRON TV, is opening night’s celebrity guest. [8 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play: Douglas Morrisson Theatre stages the classic tale about idealistic George Bailey, whose life unfolds as he considers ending it on one fateful Christmas Eve. [8 p.m., 22311 N. Third St., Hayward]

Alice in Winterland: Alice @ 97.3’s annual holiday concert (it’s sold out) features OneRepublic, Train and The Last Bandoleros. [7:30 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Day with(out) Art: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts observes the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis with a screening of “Compulsive Practice,” a a compilation of clips from the compulsive, daily video practices of artists and activists who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. [4 to 6 p.m., 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Jingle Ball: Wild 94.9’s annual holiday concert features Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Diplo, Tove Lo, Alessia Cara, Lukas Graham and Daya and a guest appearance from Niall Horan. [7:30 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Cave Clove: The indie four-piece from Oakland releases its self-titled album (which has expanded from the group’s original Americana sound) on a bill with The Donkeys and Kelly McFarling. [9 p.m., Starline Social Club, 2236 MLK Jr. Way, Oakland]

Mr Little Jeans: The Norwegian electro-pop artist (aka Monica Birkenes) recently released the EP “Fevers,” with the pop hymnal “Stitches.” [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Linda Eder: The Broadway and pop star brings her holiday cabaret show to the Bay Area for three performances. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Craig Packer: The expert on lion conservation speaks about his book “Lions in the Balance,” which offers a “timely, humorous and brutally honest account of lion behavior, ecology and conservation to date.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Performing Diaspora: CounterPulse’s 2016 new works program spotlights radical choreographers, with SAMMAY’s “silbihan,” a multimedia piece that reflects on experiences of first-generation Pilipina-American daughters, and dana e. fitchett’s “unending,” which strives for authenticity and “rejects oppressive narratives,” particularly those of black life in America. [8 p.m., 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Brit + Co Holiday House: The three-week long pop-up, which offers craft and activity classes, DIY stations and gifting stations by Jo-Ann, opens for the season. [11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 2120 Union St., S.F.]

Jingle and Mingle: Children of Shelter — an organization serving homeless children — hosts its annual benefit, featuring the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind designer wreaths. [6:30 p.m., Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio, S.F.]

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