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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