Dec. 15: Benefit concert, bawdy comedy and more 

click to enlarge Benefit show: Seattle's The Head and The Heart is headlining KFOG's Concert for Kids 2015, which is benefiting the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Toys for Tots. [7 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Benefit show: Seattle's The Head and The Heart is headlining KFOG's Concert for Kids 2015, which is benefiting the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Toys for Tots. [7 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Who's in town

San Diego comedy duo Pony Death Ride, aka married couple Joe and Jaye MacAskill, are performing at the "Hubba Hubba Revue" burlesque show. [9 p.m., 375 11th St., S.F.]

Lectures

Gourmet gingerbread: Families can decorate homemade gingerbread houses in a session led by instructor Michele Simons. The workshop has a $35 fee that includes materials. [6 p.m., 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St., S.F.; www.18reasons.org]

Better than 'American Idol': Ten young scientists are sharing science stories in "FameLab: Earth & Beyond," a panel-judged competition to find new voices representing the sciences. [6 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Literary events

'King Dork': Frank Portman, frontman of Bay Area punk band the Mr. T Experience, discusses his new coming-of-age novel "King Dork Approximately." [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Lit Slam: This month's Lit Slam, which showcases San Francisco's literary scene, is featuring Dean Rader. [7:30 p.m., Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

At the public library

Holiday film: Barbara Stanwyck and Sydney Greenstreet star in "Christmas in Connecticut," a 1945 film about a jet-setting journalist who pretends to have a happy home so she can host a war hero for the holidays. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

Math help: Tutors are on hand to provide assistance with math concepts and homework. [5 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Piano recital: The piano students of Victoria Neve perform a variety of music. [1 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Frank exhibit: "Robert Frank in America," an exhibit of Frank's photographs of American workers in the 1950s, is entering its last weeks. [11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Local activities

Free tour: San Francisco City Guides is leading a tour through Chinatown and sharing the colorful and sometimes sordid history of America's oldest Chinatown. [10 a.m., Portsmouth Square, Kearny and Washington streets, S.F.]

Art reception: A reception marks the opening of Anthony Holdsworth's new exhibit, "New Paintings of the Mission & San Francisco," which will be on view through Jan. 9. Camilo Landau y los Robot Ninjas are performing at 7 p.m. [6-9 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Short and sweet: The One-Minute Play Festival is presenting 50 bite-size new works showcasing emerging and established writers. [8 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Benefit show: Seattle's The Head and The Heart is headlining KFOG's Concert for Kids 2015, which is benefiting the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Toys for Tots. [7 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

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