Courtesy photoStage drama: The Magic Theatre presents “Annapurna

The Magic Theatre presents ‘Annapurna’

Who’s in town

Photographer Annie Leibovitz speaks at Herbst Theatre. Leibovitz shares photographs of places important to her in her upcoming book, “Pilgrimage.” [8 p.m., 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

David Werdegar: The CEO of the Institute on Aging discusses how the remarkable growth of an older population is reshaping society and changing views of aging. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Mourad Lahlou: The San Francisco chef presents “Mourad: New Moroccan.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Laura Johnston Kohl: The People’s Temple survivor and public speaker presents “Jonestown Survivor: An Insider’s Look.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Book group: The Fourth Tuesday (Margie’s) Book Club discusses “Toast,” by Nigel Slater. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

At the colleges

Barry Jenkins: The award-winning filmmaker, whose works include “Medicine for Melancholy,” shows a compilation of his short films. [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Chamber music: Conservatory students perform masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. [8 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

At the public library <br>
Holiday crafts:
Teens and tweens can learn to make wreaths from recycled paper during this session. Materials are provided; you can also bring your own. [3:30 p.m., North Beach Branch, 2000 Mason St., S.F.]

Hispanic influence: “Locating Latino San Francisco” exhibit shows how Hispanic immigration has shaped local geography, culture and politics. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Main Library, San Francisco History Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Family Storytime’: Session features songs, rhymes and stories for children. [11 a.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Stand-up show: Comedian Dat Phan, the original winner of “Last Comic Standing,” kicks off a string of shows at the Punch Line. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Opera production: The San Francisco Opera presents Puccini’s “Turandot,” a passionate tale of a princess whose cruelty masks her fear of love. [8 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Bassist and band: German bassist, composer and jazz professor Kai Eckhardt performs with his band. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Donation drive: St. Anthony Foundation is conducting its annual curbside collection drive. Donations of turkeys, clean and gently worn clothing and canned and dried foods are welcome. [8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 105 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]

Stage drama: The Magic Theatre presents “Annapurna,” a world-premiere play by Sharr White about the longevity of love. [7 p.m., Building D, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Dining out

Boxing Room: Chef Justin Simoneaux brings Cajun and Creole cuisine to San Francisco at this Hayes Valley spot. Recommended entree: rabbit and dumplings with baby turnips, trumpet mushrooms and bacon. [399 Grove St., S.F., (415) 430-6590]

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