South Coast Repertory (655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, (714) 957-2602). "Vital Readings," a noon program featuring AIDS memoirs, play excerpts, poems and songs. Non-perishable food items and donations for the AIDS Services Foundation will be collected.
UC Irvine Fine Arts Gallery (School of Fine Arts, Irvine, (714) 856-8251). "The AIDS Show: Community Responses to a Crisis," open exhibition (through Dec. 11). Installation artist Leslie Ernst, whose work focuses on issues of women and AIDS, will lecture at 1 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (700 Prospect St., La Jolla, (619) 454-3541). A 7 p.m. screening of the Emmy-award winning documentary, "Avant Vaudeville: Philip-Dimitri Galas," that was co-produced by the museum in 1992 to honor the San Diego playwright, who died of AIDS in 1986. The museum will also show Adam Rolston's "Untitled (From the Trojan Series)," a sculpture composed of empty cardboard condom boxes carrying the message of safe sex.
San Diego Museum of Art (Balboa Park, San Diego, (619) 232-7931). One-day exhibition of 64 San Diego panels of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Extended hours until 8 p.m.