Mary Wilson of the original Supremes appears in the cabaret lineup of Help Is On the Way for the Holidays at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre on Dec. 7. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 6-7: Holiday Brass, S.F. City Chorus Sing-Along Messiah, Encuentro del Canto Popular, Help Is On the Way for the Holidays

SUNDAY, DEC. 6

Holiday Brass: The S.F. Symphony’s virtuosic brass section takes the spotlight in a concert of seasonal music by composers from Bach and Handel to Guaraldi and Torme. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco City Chorus: Larry Marietta directs the open-community chorus in the yearly “Sing-Along Messiah”; scores are provided. [6:30 p.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 201 Eucalyptus St., S.F.]

OOIOO: The experimental band from Japan is performing stripped-down versions of pieces from its latest album “Gamel.” [8 p.m., Independent. 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Jonathan Richman: The former Modern Lovers leader is known for his guileless honesty and playfully catchy songs, with titles like “I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar” and “No One Was Like Vermeer.” [7 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Encuentro del Canto Popular: Accion Latina 34th annual event, this year with the theme “The Sounds of Cuba Libre,” features performances by Soltrón, La Mecanica Popular, John Santos Sextet and Jose Roberto Jernandez. [6 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F,]

Nepotism Night: The evening of music, stories, film and comedy by Daniel C. Cooper. Karlyn DeSteno, Alex Dolan, Kevin Epps, Maw Shein Win, Amanda Chaudhary and Roger Rocha is curated by songwriter Dawn Oberg. [7:30 p.m., Second Act Marketplace and Events, 1727 Haight St., S.F.,]

Matt Wilson’s Chistmas Tree-O: The drummer, along with reed expert Jeff Lederer and bassist Paul Sikivie, play cool jazz versions of sacred and secular holiday tunes, [7 and 8:30 p.m., Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Ragazzi Boys Chorus: “I Dream a World” features music inspired by the classic Langston Hughes poem of the same name. [5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame]

FlashPlays: Playwrights Foundation presents the whirlwind event featuring more than 80 short plays (30 seconds to two minutes long) written by about 40 playwrights. [8 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]


MONDAY, DEC. 7

Help Is on the Way for the Holidays: The cabaret benefit for the Richmond/ERMET AIDS Foundation features Mary Wilson, Martha Wash, Steve Grand, Jake Simpson, Shawn Ryan, Jason Brock, Carly Ozard, Russ Lorensen and Lea Bourgade. [7:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Handel’s Sing it Yourself Messiah: Urs Leonhardt Steiner directs the Golden Gate Orchestra and Chorus participatory program. [7:30 p.m., Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 16th St., S.F.]

Kermit Roosevelt III: Teddy Roosevelt’s great great grandson, a law professor and author of “In the Shadow of the Law” and “The Myth of Judicial Activism,” speaks on “Teddy Roosevelt’s Vision and How It Shaped America.” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club. 555 Post St., S.F.]

Monday Night Band Concert Showcase: The community jazz group led by Adam Theis is joined by guest drummer Matt Wilson in the free show. [7:30 p.m.. SFJAZZ. 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

San Francisco Girls Chorus: Valérie Sainte-Agathe leads 300-voice group, with special guest Deborah Voigt, in “An American Christmas.” [8 p.m.. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Holiday Heroes: Athletes including Dennis Brown, Jonny Moseley, Eric Heitmann and Carlos Hyde and are slated to appear at the sixth annual Wender Weis Foundation for Children fundraiser. [5:45 p.m.,AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: “Broken Consorts” explores an early English Baroque tradition that combines contrasting instruments and voices and features guest artists, baritone Daniel Cilli and percussionist Loren Mach. [8 p.m., Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion, 66 Page St., S.F.]

Funny Drop One Year Anniversary Show: Bay Area radio legend Chuy Gomez (of KMEL and Hot 105 fame) presents standup comic Frankie Quinones. [6 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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