Rita Lakin talks about her book "The Only Woman in the Room: Episodes in My Life and Career as a Television Writer" at Book Passage in Corte Madera on Monday. (Courtesy photo)

Jan. 3-4: S.F. Zoo Lights, Barrio Manouche, FRESH Festival, DL Hughley, Hush On Ice, Rita Lakin


S.F. Zoo Lights: The attraction closes its sparkling display of a million lights for the season. [5 to 8 p.m., Great Highway at Sloat Boulevard, S.F.]

Barrio Manouche: The Bay Area based gypsy jazz ensemble, a project of Javier Jiménez (co-founder of Beso Negro), showcases his talented musical cohorts also hooked on the Djangomania. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Four California bands: Indie punk rockers The Perishables headline the show, also featuring alt-rock-metal Heat Of Damage, post-hardcore Pyrite Sidewalk and Stetson, a rock group. [6:30 p.m., Bottom Of The Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

FRESH Festival 2016: The seventh annual, three-week festival of experimental dance and performance begins with an introductory “divination potluck” with live music by Albert Mathias. [7 p.m., Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F.]

Hush on Ice-The Last Lap: Matt Haze and DJ Alarm provide musical accompaniment to skaters at the Embarcardero ice rink. [8:30 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, Market Street and The Embarcadero, S.F.]

DL Hughley: The comedian, famed for his nationally syndicated radio show, concludes a two-day Bay Area standup gig. [7 and 9 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Iconic folk duos: Two influential acts — Carol McComb and Kathleen Larisch, and Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin — play. [7 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., S.F.]

Lando, Jamaica Suk: Face to Face Records presents the Berlin-based techno artists. [9 p.m., Monarch, 101 Sixth St., S.F.]


Rita Lakin: The Marin-based show biz pro talks about her memoir “The Only Woman in the Room: Episodes in My Life and Career as a Television Writer.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

The Entrance Band: (((folkYEAH!))) presents the Chicago-spawned, Los Angeles-based freak-folk neo-psych band featuring lead vocalist Guy Blakeslee; San Francisco-based psych-garage rocker Tim Cohen (The Fresh & Onlys, Sonny & The Sunsets, and his own project Magic Trick) also appears. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Open Mic Night: Brendan Getzell hosts the free returning show, known as “the epicenter of San Francisco’s singer-songwriter community.” [8 p.m,, Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Quiet Lightning: Michael Palmer, Laura Jew, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Alexandra Naughton, Carly Nairn, Kristina Ten, Emily Pinkerton, Annelyse Gelman, Mindela Ruby and Chris Carosi are participating in this month’s edition of the submission-based literary mixtape and publication parlor. [8 p.m., Lost Church, 65 Capp St., S.F.]

Free Comedy Night: Josh Holub hosts the evening of up-and-coming local comics and special guests. [7 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Salsa classes: SalsaCrazy! offers beginning and intermediate dance lessons. [7 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 410 Clement St., S.F.]

Motown on Mondays: Hosts DJ Gordo Cabeza and Timoteo Gigante and resident DJs spin originals, exclusive remixes and close relatives of everybody’s favorite Motown songs. [6 p.m., Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Book discussion: The topic is “The Meursault Investigation” by Kamel Daoud, which touches on the young brother of “the Arab” killed in Camus’ book “The Stranger” and meditates about the story 70 years after the killing. [5:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

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