November 25: Natalie Cole, Anjelica Huston, and other SF events 

Who’s in town

Actress and director Anjelica Huston talks about her memoir, “A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Lectures

Jesse Adams: The technology developer discusses nanotechnology topics, including those from his new book, along with a recent development, the molecular property spectrometer. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Erin Michelson: The author of “Adventure Philanthropist” talks about chucking it all, traveling the world and living your dreams. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Randy Borman: The pioneer in the rain forest movement talks about the Cofan people of Ecuador and their ongoing battle to preserve their rich culture. [6 p.m., McCoppin Hub, McCoppin and Valencia streets, S.F.]

Literary events

Chip Conley: The author and hotelier discusses “Emotional Equations.” The breakfast event benefits the San Francisco Friends School’s Friends Community Scholars program. [8:30 a.m., SFFS, 250 Valencia St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Architecture lecture: Neil Brenner, urban-theory professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design, gives a talk titled “The Urban Age in Question.” [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Brad Kahlhamer: The artist, whose paintings combine the visionary tradition of Native American art with an expressionistic painting style, speaks. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the public library

Job-seekers lab: Computers are available for creating or updating your résumé, applying for jobs and searching online for work. Bring a flash drive. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Computer Training Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Conversational English: Conversational English Language Group, for non-native-speaking adults wishing to strengthen their English conversation skills, meets. [3 p.m., Paley Conference Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Outside activities

Ice rinks: Ice-skating rinks are open at The Embarcadero and Union Square. Ninety-minute sessions start on every even hour. [Embarcadero: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 1 Market St., S.F.; Union Square: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

R&B star

Grammy-winning pop and R&B singer Natalie Cole sings audience favorites and classic songs accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Horror movie thriller: Night Terrors@Foreign Cinema, a Monday “midnight” movie series, presents “The Signal,” a 2007 horror film about an electronic transmission that turns people into killers. [11:30 p.m., 2534 Mission St., S.F.]

Children’s book art: The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents “Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel,” an exhibit featuring illustrations by Lobel, an award-winning children’s book creator. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Bluegrass night: Monday is bluegrass night at the Amnesia bar and music spot. The Earl Brothers, an outlaw-hillbilly group, take the stage. [6 p.m., Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., S.F.]

Curbside collection: St. Anthony’s is holding its collection drive. Donations of food and warm clothing go to needy residents. [8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 150 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]

Lolinda: The matambre is highlighted today. This riff on a traditional Argentine dish contains spinach and pickled carrots wrapped with meat and topped with roasted-pepper tapenade and fried egg. [2518 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 550-6970]

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