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.]

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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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