Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.
Love and belonging: Thrive East Bay hosts a get-out-the-vote and upgrade-our-democracy event, A Politics of Love & Belonging. Speakers include East Side Union High School board president J. Manuel Herrera, poet and producer of “The North Pole” series Josh Healey. Contribution requested. 4-6 p.m., First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St. More information is here.
Democratic socialism: An introduction to democratic socialism, hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco. 2 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St, San Francisco. More information is here.
Indivisible meeting: General meeting of Indivisible San Francisco. 4-6 p.m., St. Mark’s Church – Urban Life Center, 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Political comedy: An election eve comedy show and get-out-the-vote effort, sponsored by the Comedy Resistance. $5. Stagewerx Theater, 446 Valencia St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Election eve comedy: Will Durst, Nato Green and Francesca Fiorentini highlight an election eve comedy show. $9.25. 8 p.m., Punch Line comedy club, 444 Battery St., San Francisco. More information is here.
GOTV comedy: Standup, sketch and improv comedy with a get-out-the-vote theme, sponsored by the Comedy Resistance. $5. 9 p.m., Stagewerx Theater, 446 Valencia St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Democracy in danger: Daniel Ziblatt, author of “How Democracies Die,” discusses dangers to democracy around the world at the World Affairs Council. $20 nonmembers, $7 students. Noon-1:30 p.m., World Affairs Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, San Francisco. More information is here.
Election night party: Featuring creators of Trump-themed card game Conviction. Free. 6 p.m. PianoFight bar stage, 144 Taylor St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Election night party: Hosting by drag queen and activist Honey Mahogany. Flip the House drinking games, board games, music, etc. Free. Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Watch party: Sister District San Francisco and partners in the S.F. Resistance Coalition host an election night watch party. Free. 6 p.m., Standard Deviant Brewing, 280 14th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Tech for Campaigns party: Election night watch party for campaigns the group has worked on and others. Free for donors and volunteers, $50 for others. 5 p.m., Pedro’s Cantina, 128 King St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Watch party: Fight for a Better America hosts a returns watch party. $20. 6 p.m., Monroe Jazz Lounge, 473 Broadway, San Francisco. More information is here.
Tenderloin watch party: A returns-watch party for the Tenderloin community. Free. 7 p.m., 512 Ellis St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Democracy watch gathering: Election night to watch the returns and consider the state of American democracy with James Miller, author of “Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World,” and UC Berkeley philosophy Professor Hans Sluga. Sponsored by Starline Social Club. Free. 7 p.m., 2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Oakland. More information is here.
Election recap: Day-after recap from Indivisible, Swing Left and Sister District San Francisco. $8. 7-8:30 p.m., Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Election wrap-up: Discussion of the midterm elections at the Commonwealth Club with Melissa Caen, political and legal reporter with KPIX-TV; New York Times journalist Katie Hafner; and HuffPost assignment editor Mollie Reilly. $20 for nonmembers, $8 for students. Noon-1:05 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
Jeffrey Rosen: Scholar and author examines constitutional questions and the post-Anthony Kennedy Supreme Court. Sponsored by Commonwealth Club. $25 for nonmembers, $10 for students. 6:30-7:30 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
Betty Yee: State controller discusses challenges of dealing with California’s finances. Presented by the Berkeley Forum. Free. 7-8:30 p.m., 125 Morrison Hall, UC Berkeley. More information is here.
Susan Rice: Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and U.N. ambassador discusses U.S. foreign policy priorities and national security interests. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council. $40 for nonmembers, $10 for students. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Digital privacy: Will Yoon, senior director of product counseling at Dropbox, discusses whether warrantless search and seizure of cell phone records violate the Fourth Amendment. Part of Rooftop Law School. Free. 5:30-7 p.m., Ironclad headquarters, 325 Fifth St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Civil conversation: A Better Angels Skills Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences between politics among families and friends, search for common ground and affirm the importance of the relationship. Free. 1-3:30 p.m., Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak St., Alameda. More information is here.
Election analysis: East Bay Peace Action sponsors a gathering featuring Eric See presenting a post-election analysis. 2 p.m. at the Fred Weaver Residence Center, St. Paul’s Tower, 100 Bay Place, Oakland. More information is here.
Climate change meetup: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Mark Levine presents an insider’s view of the science behind the latest International Panel on Climate Change special report, “Global Warming of 1.5°C.” $8. Sponsored by Climate Reality. Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Women in politics: San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, Close the Gap founder Mary Hughes, and Chronicle columnist Heather Knight join Oral History Center interviewer Amanda Tewes for a conversation about the challenges, successes, and history of women involved in local politics. Hosted by the Ruby. $10 for nonmembers. 6-8 p.m., 23rd and Bryant streets, San Francisco. More information is here.
Israel and U.S.: Avraham Burg, former interim president of Israel, speaks on “Israel’s complexities and the growing tension between American Jewry and Israel” at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center. $20. 7:30-9 p.m., 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. More information is here.
Climate zeroes: A discusssion on stabilizing the climate through a zero-carbon grid, zero-emission vehicles, zero net energy buildings and zero-waste manufacturing. Speakers include Kate Gordon, sustainability partner at Ridge-Lane LP; Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation; and Arun Majumdar, mechanical engineering professor and co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. $20 for Commonwealth Club members, $7 for students. 6:30-8 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
Consumer protection: Discussion with David Vladeck, former director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection under President Barack Obama. Topics include the future of consumer protection and antitrust law, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, and privacy and data security. Hosted by Civil Justice Research Initiative. Free. 12:55-2 p.m., Boalt Hall, Room 110, UC Berkeley. More information is here.
Digital government: Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka, California CIO Amy Tong and California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Michael Wilkening discuss the future of digital government in California. $15. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Code for America, 155 Ninth St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Higher education priorities: College Futures Foundation president Monica Lozano and Mark Baldassare, head of the Public Policy Institute of California, discuss the institute’s new higher education survey and priorities for the new governor. Free. 9-10 a.m., Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC, 500 Washington St., San Francisco. More information is here.
Case against Trump: Bill Press, radio-show host and former chair of California Democratic Party, discusses the case against Trump at the Commonwealth Club. $25 for nonmembers, $10 for students. Noon-1 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here.
Ginsburg biographer: Jane Sherron De Hart discusses her book “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life.” $15. 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St. More information is here.
“Fake news”: Alexander Sängerlaub, project director of Misinformation in Digital Media leads a panel discussion on the terminology of “fake news” in a transnational framework and ways to check the spread of misinformation. Free. 6:30-9 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush St., No. 204. More information is here.
To list an event, email Politics Editor Trapper Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org