Jazz singer Natasha Miller does holiday favorites at Yoshi's 

click to enlarge Natasha Miller performs at Yoshi's. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Natasha Miller performs at Yoshi's.

Who's in town

Jazz singer: Vocalist Natasha Miller performs a holiday show featuring selections from her CD “The Season” and other wintertime and yuletide songs. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]


Mural viewing: San Francisco City Guides hosts an opportunity to view “Allegory of California,” the first mural Mexican artist Diego Rivera painted in the United States. [3 p.m.; meet at Stock Exchange Tower, 155 Sansome St., S.F.]

Hotel lobbies: Foot Tours hosts “Luscious Lobbies,” a tour visiting some of San Francisco’s most elaborately decorated hotel lobbies. [2:30 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.; details given with ticket purchase; www.foottours.com]

Literary events

Monday poetry: Philip Hackett hosts his weekly poetry gathering, which includes an open-mic session. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Caffe Greco, 423 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Storytelling session: Porchlight presents “Oh My God,” a night of stories about faith and the universal unknown. Featured storytellers include Las Vegas trial lawyer Dayvid Figler. [8 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Gospel concert: Director Maggie Wincher guides the Gospel Choir at UC San Francisco through a program titled “Like the Dew.” A reception follows. [6 p.m., UCSF, Millberry Union Event and Meeting Center, 500 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Aging positively: The library’s Access Services hosts Staying Engaged for a Lifetime, a course focusing on how to age positively as social relationships change. [1:30 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Homework help: Volunteers assist K-7 students with homework assignments. [4 to 6 p.m., Mission branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Local activities

Ice rinks: Skating is happening at the Embarcadero and Union Square rinks. Sessions (90 minutes) start on every even hour. [Embarcadero: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St., S.F.; Union Square: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

Rising comedy stars: The “Young Guns of Comedy” perform at the Punch Line. Featured comics include Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh, David Studebaker and Sam Davidoff. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

French New Wave: “The Bride Wore Black,” Francois Truffaut’s 1968 New Wave revenge story and homage to Alfred Hitchcock, screens at the San Francisco Film Society Cinema. [2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m., 1746 Post St., S.F.]

Indie band: The Naked and Famous, an award-winning indie-rock band from New Zealand, perform at the Independent. [8 p.m., 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Art sale: Creativity Explored — a visual-arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, show and sell artwork — presents its Holiday Art Sale. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3245 16th St., S.F.]

Curbside collection: St. Anthony Foundation is conducting its annual curbside collection drive. Donations of canned food, dried food and clean and gently worn clothing are welcome. [8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 105 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]

In bloom: Aloe arborescens, a tall form of aloe with orange-red racemes of flowers, is the current featured plant at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, where more than 8,000 types of plants grow. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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