The huge Christmas tree at 555 California St. lights up at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 1 in an event with music by Andy Grammer, the Pacific Boy Choir, Matt Jaffee and Dick Bright and his orchestra. (Courtesy photo)

The huge Christmas tree at 555 California St. lights up at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 1 in an event with music by Andy Grammer, the Pacific Boy Choir, Matt Jaffee and Dick Bright and his orchestra. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 1-2: 555 California Street Tree Lighting, Tom and Jerry Christmas Tree, Mission Grafica Poster Holiday Sale, Winter in Wine Country

TUESDAY, DEC. 1

555 California Tree Lighting Ceremony: Andy Grammer, the Dick Bright Orchestra, Ronnie Lott and his wife Karen, and the Pacific-Boychoir Academy appear. [5 to 6:30 p.m., 555 California St., S.F.]

Tom and Jerry Christmas Tree: Tom Taylor and Jerome Goldstein’s dazzling annual home holiday display has been a neighborhood staple for more than a decade. [6 to 10 p.m., 3560 21st 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.}

Winter in Wine Country: Napa’s 1313 Main Street begins its month-long special holiday service in which guests enjoy a $250-per-person decadent six-course tasting menu (with wine) in alcoves created amid “snow” and trees. [6 and 8 p.m. seatings, 1313 Main St., Napa]

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Tenor Isaiah Bell is a guest vocalist in Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra’s holiday concerts this week.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale: “Hail, Bright Cecilia! A Celebration Perfect for the Season” includes works George Frederic Handel and Henry Purcell wrote in praise of St. Cecilia; guest vocalist is tenor Isaiah Bell. [7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto]

The Tortured: The three-piece surf-punk group from San Francisco appears on a bill with punk rockers the Porno Riots and the female-fronted rock band the New Position. [9 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Sh!t Creek: Billed as “the summer camp you never got to experience,” the comedy storytelling event (formerly known as Cabin 5) includes funny tales from “counselors” DJ Real, Jesse Fernandez and Mary Van Note. [8 p.m., Cynic Cave, Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St., S.F.]

Speed and Power: Opening Wednesday and running through March 2016, the exhibition (which includes works by Garry Winogrand, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lee Friedlander and Walker Evans) explores the ways trains, planes and automobiles shaped modern urban life. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, near Palm Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University]

Trixie Garcia, Dennis McNally: The daughter of the iconic musician and longtime Grateful Dead publicist and biographer speak about the new book, “Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews,” which reveals the frontman’s thoughts on religion, politics, his past and personal life. [6:30 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Jake & Amir’s “If I Were You”: Comics Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld appear in a live broadcast of their popular podcast. [7 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Brenda Chapman, Zoë Elton: Chapman, award-winning director of “Brave” and “The Prince of Egypt,” and Elton, director of programming for the Mill Valley Film Festival, speak on the role of women in film. [7:45 p.m., Outdoor Art Center, 1 W. Blithdale Ave., Mill Valley]

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