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April 26-27: Joke or Get Off the Stage, Border Cantos, 7 Deadly Zins, William E. Jones, Death Eyes, Andy Mineo, Ensemble Mik Nawooj

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Avant garde Ensemble Mik Nawooj plays The Chapel on Wednesday to promote the new album “The Future of Hip-Hop.” (Courtesy Pat Mazzera)


TUESDAY, APRIL 26

Joke or Get Off the Stage: Indian Jewish comedian Samson Koletkar hosts the monthly event, a game-show style contest in four rounds to determine the funniest comic of the night. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Border Cantos-Photography & Music from the US-Mexico Border: Photographer Richard Misrach and experimental composer Guillermo Galindo, accompanied by vocalist Amy X Neuburg, present a program documenting “the unseen, human reality of the US-Mexico borderlands.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

7 Deadly Zins and Jazz: A wine tasting of award-winning vintages from Michael David Winery is followed by a 7 p.m. performance by saxophonist Tod Dickow & Charged Particles: Jon Krosnick on drums, Aaron Germain on bass and Murray Low on keyboards. [5 p.m., 7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd., Brisbane]

Quadratura Circuli: The exhibit — a cycle of works incorporating 16mm film, painting, texts, sculpture and other objects and instruments in a closed environment — is activated by a public performance. [6 to 9 p.m., City Limits Gallery, 300 Jefferson St., Oakland]

William E. Jones: The author talks about “True Homosexual Experiences: Boyd McDonald and Straight to Hell,” the first biography devoted to the literate pornographer, a key figure of the American underground.

Death Eyes: The metal punk band from San Diego headlines a show with Mohicans and Dioretix. [9 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.]

S.F. history talk: Paul Drexler speaks on “Glamorous Depravity: History of San Francisco Crime, Part 1” in a San Francisco History Association presentation. [7:45 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

Andy Mineo: The New York-based Christian hip hop artist, formerly known as C-Lite, brings his tour to the Bay Area. [7:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

Ensemble Mik Nawooj: The Oakland-based avant garde hip-hop orchestra’s sophomore recording “The Future of Hip-Hop” is a deconstruction of classic hip-hop tracks “with a postmodern vision.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

The Grace Jones Project: The exhibit — photos, video and performance exploring the influence of the model, actress and singer — opens. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

San Francisco Art Market: Dozens of international and local galleries sell contemporary artwork in the event, which opens with a preview party to benefit new acquisitions for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. [6 to 9 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Black Cobra: The doom and sludge offshoot metal band from The City is promoting its new record “Imperium Simulacra”; U.S. Bastards and Serpent Crown open. [9 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St.., S.F.]

Museum Mouth: Opening for Say Anything, the indie rockers from Wilmington, N.C.’s new album is “Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Spring LGBTQ Career Fair: Local employers dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace are participating at the event, which offers LGBTQ and allied job seekers the opportunity to network. [1 to 4 p.m., LinkedIn, 222 Second St., S.F.]

Brynn Saito: Red Hen Press and the poet celebrate the collection “Power Made Us Swoon” in an event with guests Percival Everett and Maxine Hong Kingston.
[7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Billy Joe Shaver: The 73-year-old country artist’s latest recording “Long in the Tooth” spotlights the highs, lows and in-betweens from his storied career, [8 p.m., Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley]

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