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Aug. 30-31: Todd Rundgren, Craig Fox, Toyoki Yonesaka, Litquake Presents An Expensive Hoax, Gabriel Tallent, Edvard Munch

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Todd Rundgren plays from his 2017 album “White Night” at the Chapel. (Courtesy Lynn Goldsmith)
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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30

Todd Rundgren: Left Coast Concerts presents an “unpredictable evening” with the veteran eclectic rocker promoting his new album “White Night,” about which Pitchfork said, “like any of his best-loved work, is full of pop gems beneath its conceptual framework.” [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Craig Fox: The New York-based comic and comedy club entrepreneur brings his Anxiety/Reality Stand Up Comedy Tour to town; one of his Twitter followers says he’s reminiscent of George Carlin. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Toyoki Yonesaka: The Sapporo-based textile artist exhibits about 20 pieces using traditional Japanese katazome (paste-resist stencil dyeing) in a show opening today; a workshop is at noon Thursday and an opening reception is at 8 p.m. Friday. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Design Gallery, Room 115, Fine Arts Building, S.F. State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Litquake Presents An Expensive Hoax: “Environmental Writers Respond to Trump” features panelists Susan Freinkel, author of “Plastic: A Toxic Love Story,” Kenneth David Brower, author of “Thee Wildness Within: Remembering David Brower” and Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of “Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction.” [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Gabriel Tallent: The writer speaks about “My Absolute Darling,” his debut novel with an unconventional 14-year-old heroine that literary critics have compared to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

HowellDevine: The Northern California trio with Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice), Pete Devine (drums, washboard) and bassist Joe Kyle Jr. mixes Delta-country blues and syncopated rhythms to create a “present day sound from the past.” [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Stephen Hinshaw
: The author speaks about his memoir “Another Kind of Madness,” which explores the burden of living in a family “loaded” with mental illness, and debunks associated stigmas. [Noon, Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

The New Esterhazy Quartet: In the first of three concerts “A Tale of Two Cities,” the group plays Haydn’s Paris and London symphonies. [6:30 p.m., Hillside Swedenborgian Church, 1422 Navellier St., El Cerrito]

THURSDAY, AUG. 31

Edvard Munch: Breathe, Feel, Suffer and Love: The gallery show, running through Oct. 7, includes prints and drawings by the Norwegian artist known for “The Scream” (also the subject of an exhibit of paintings at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art). [10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Modernism, Inc., 724 Ellis St., S.F.]

Walls: The satirical and political San Francisco Mime Troupe winds down its season with an evening performance of its timely show about a “criminal illegal alien lesbian with mental health issues who is in love with an immigration agent.” [7 p.m., Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St., S.F.]

This Distracted Globe-Hamlet: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals and members of the “Hamlet” cast speak about the troupe’s 35th anniversary production and how the play is as relevant now as it was 400 years ago. [6:30 p.m., Main Library, GBTQIA Center, third floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Sleeping With Sirens: The post-hardcore band from Florida — vocalist Kellin Quinn, guitarists Jack Fowler and Nick Martin, bassist Justin Hills and drummer Gabe Barham — is releasing its fifth album “Gossip,” its most pop-influenced effort yet. [7:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Blade Runner-The Final Cut: Ridley Scott’s neo-noir vision, one of the most acclaimed science fiction movies of all time, screens in 4K resolution, taking viewers deep into the director’s dystopian vision. [9:45 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F.]

Movies on the Square: The summer outdoor film series closes with 2004’s PG-rated “Ladder 49” starring Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Robert Patrick and Morris Chestnut. [8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Comedy Oakland: The Fiercely Funny Females lineup includes Luna Malbroux, Francesca Fiorentini, Nicole Love, Marcie Rogo, Luisa Isbell and Jackie Keliiaa. [7:30 p.m., Howden Home of the Spice Monkey, 628 Webster St., Oakland]

Zhang Mei: The founder of the sustainable travel company WildChina discusses her photo-memoir, “Travels Through Dali: With a Leg of Ham,” which describes the cultural and culinary diversity of Yunnan, a province in China’s southwestern region. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

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