World AIDS Day is being observed during “Light in the Grove” at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park.  (Courtesy photo)

World AIDS Day is being observed during “Light in the Grove” at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Light in the Grove, Alternative Cyber Monday, Dave Eggers, Tucker Nichols, Dana Velden

MONDAY, NOV. 30

Light in the Grove 2015: World AIDS Day is being observed at a ceremony with musical performances, stories from survivors. a toast and 10 acres of illumination to honor those who losts their lives and celebrate the spirit of light and life. [6 to 9 p.m., AIDS Memorial Grove, Bowling Green and Nancy Pelosi drives, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Alternative Cyber Monday: The free program explores the global supply chain and the Bay Area’s role in it as a technology hub. [7 p.m., Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley]

The Winter’s Tale: Kenneth Branagh’s London stage production of the Shakespeare play — captured live from the Garrick Theatre and starring Branagh and Dame Judi Dench — screens. [7:30 p.m., Century San Francisco Centre, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Motown on Monday: The weekly dance party features resident DJs spinning originals, exclusive remixes and close relatives of favorite Motown tunes. [6 p.m., Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Political Roundtable: Scholars and reporters Carson Bruno, Carla Marinucci and James Taylor address the 2016 U.S. presidential race in the Commonwealth Club talk. [6:30 p.m., 555 Post St., S.F.]

Ada Calhoun: The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based writer speaks about her new book “St. Marks is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Dave Eggers, Tucker Nichols: The writer and artist present two new books about California: “This Bridge Will Not Be Gray,” an an all-ages picture book illustrated by Nichols, and “Recollections Of A Busy Life,” a reissue of Eggers’s great-great grandfather’s autobiography about coming west from Missouri and founding Hollister, Calif. [6 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dana Velden: The author of “Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Kitchen Meditations and Inspired Recipes from a Mindful Cook” discusses her lovely book. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]


TUESDAY, DEC. 1

Milk Carton Kids: The harmonizing Los Angeles-based Grammy-nominated rock duo of Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale is promoting the new album “Monterey.” [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Allie X: The Canadian electro-pop artist’s sound manages to be gleaming and polished — and dark and shadowy. [9 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Mission Grafica Poster Holiday Sale: More than 100 prints of historical posters from the Chicano/Latino Visual Arts movement go on display and are for sale until Dec. 11. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mission Grafica, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Miami Horror: The Australian electro-pop quartet takes inspiration from artists of the 1970s and 1980s — Prince, E.L.O., New Order, Michael Jackson, Todd Rundgren, Supertramp and Pink Floyd — combining it with modern production techniques and styles. [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

Six Organs of Admittance: The act is the solo project of Drag City psych-folk artist Ben Chasny, who appears in a free in-store performance promoting his latest album “Hexadic II.” [7 p.m., Aquarius Records, 1055 Valencia St., S.F.]

PAPA: ((folkYEAH!))) presents the indie rock band fronted by Darren Weiss and Danny Presant; San Francisco garage rockers Hot Flash Heat Wave open. [9 p.m. Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Gregory Pardlo: The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet will “interrogate the everyday” at a reading at San Francisco State Universtiy’s Poetry Center. [2:30 p.m., Humanities Symposium Room 587, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.}

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder: The Tony-Award winning musical about an an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the pesky relatives who stand in his way opens its local run. [8 p.m., Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., S.F.]

Alternative Cyber MondayDana VeldenDave EggersLight in the GroveTucker Nichols

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