Dec. 10: Burt Bacharach, holiday parties and more 

click to enlarge Classical pop: Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach performs his pop standards with a little help from the San Francisco Symphony and guest vocalists. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.] -  - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Classical pop: Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach performs his pop standards with a little help from the San Francisco Symphony and guest vocalists. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Who's in town

Singer Jhene Aiko, known for hits such as "Beware" and "The Worst," headlines the "Holiday House of Soul" concert presented by KMEL (106.1 FM). [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

New fiction: Best-selling author Lalita Tademy, a former Silicon Valley tech executive, discusses her latest book, "Citizens Creek." [6:30 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Looking to Israel: The Rev. Judy Yates Siker, a professor at the San Francisco Seminary, and Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Insistute of North America, discuss Jewish-Christian relations and Israel. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Wildlife conservation: Rodney Jackson of the Snow Leopard Conservancy shares his travels and experiences working to save snow leopards. [7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Literary events

Flour power: Dessert expert Alice Medrich shares gluten-free alternatives to wheat flour -- including rice, oat and corn flour -- in her new book, "Flavor Flours." [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Censored: Diablo Valley College professor Mickey Huff and broadcaster Peter Phillips discuss "Censored 2015," their new collection of the 25 most important stories largely ignored by American media. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

At the public library

Bernal Heights party: The Bernal Jazz Quartet lays down the soundtrack for the annual Bernal Heights winter celebration, which also includes a cookie contest. [6 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

LGBT history: The library is screening filmmaker Ann P. Meredith's documentary "Triangles -- Witnesses of the Holocaust," which tells the story of LGBT victims of the Holocaust. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Chamber music: Student musicians, coached by quartet-in-residence the Alexander String Quartet, perform. [7 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

All-male revue: The saucy Thunder From Down Under dance troupe, a Las Vegas fixture, bills itself as the ultimate girls' night out. [8 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Rock show: Augustana promotes its new album, "Life Imitating Life." [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Comedy: Robert Duchaine has appeared on "Comedy Zen." [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Classical pop: Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach performs his pop standards with a little help from the San Francisco Symphony and guest vocalists. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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