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Feb. 1-2: HowellDevine, Marty Nemko, Ottessa Moshfegh, David Thomson at PFA, Dinosaurs of Comedy, Leopold and His Fiction, SF Indiefest: Folk Hero & Funny Guy

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Local blues band HowellDevine boasts the talents of vocalist-guitarist Joshua Howell, drummer Pete Devine and bassist Joe Kyle Jr. (Courtesy photo)
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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1

HowellDevine
: The Northern California trio — Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) Pete Devine (drums, washboard) and Joe Kyle Jr. (bass) — is the first blues band Arhoolie Records (Lightnin’ Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Marty Nemko: Back due to popular demand, the “career coach extraordinaire” speaks on “If the Economy is So Recovered, How Come I Still Can’t Find Good Work?” [5 p.m., Koret Auditorium, S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen To Be Women)
: Jane Harrison hosts the evening of standup, featuring Karinda Dobbins, Sandy Stec and Amy Miller. [8 p.m, Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Ottessa Moshfegh
: The author, winner of The Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize and the PEN Hemingway Prize for her debut novel “Eileen,” reads from “Homesick for Another World,” her O. Henry Prize-winning story collection. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

The Camper: The customized 18-foot vintage Shasta camper, a quick-serve food and beverage stop serving sustainable, healthy cuisine, craft beers and California wines, opens with special promotions. [5 p.m., Hotel Zephyr, 250 Beach St., S.F.]

In Focus-Hollywood Outsiders
: Film scholar and guest lecturer David Thomson hosts a screening of Fritz Lang’s 1953 cynical noir “The Big Heat” with Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame. [3:10 p.m, Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Dinosaurs of Comedy
: The lineup features Bay Area old-timers Michael Meehan, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Johnny Steele and Steven Pearl. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

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Leopold and his Fiction: The indie folk rock band led by Daniel Leopold has a new album, “Darling Destroyer.” [8 p.m., Indepdendent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, FEB. 2

SF IndieFest: The 19th San Francisco Independent Film Festival, a 15-day event, opens with “Folk Hero & Funny Guy,” a music-infused buddy comedy about an aspiring comedian-copywriter who, after being dumped by his fiancé, travels with his folk singer friend. [7 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Christie Lenee: The acoustic singer, songwriter and guitarist’s sound has been compared to Michael Hedges, Andy McKee, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews. [6 p.m., Amnesia, 653 Valencia St., S.F.]

Gopi Kallayil: Google’s “chief evangelist for brand marketing” and author of “The Internet to the Inner-Net: Five Ways to Reset Your Connection and Live a Conscious Life” speaks about the importance of conscious living. [7 p.m., Asilomar Theatre, Googleplex, 1900 Charleston Road, Mountain View]

Alexander Melnikov: The piano virtuoso makes his second San Francisco recital appearance in a program Including Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Chopin and Variations on a Theme of Corelli, and Debussy’s “Preludes” (Book II). [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Juicy J: The rapper from Memphis, part of Three 6 Mafia and known for “dark, eerie tracks driven by bass-heavy beats and haunting sounds,” headlines a bill with Belly. [7 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Thalea String Quartet: Cellist Jennifer Culp and violist Jodi Levitz join the ensemble — violinists Christopher Whitley and Kumiko Sakamoto, violist Luis Bellorin and cellist Bridget Pasker — in a free concert of works by Joseph Haydn, Joan Tower and Brahms. [8 p.m., Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

The Revolution Will Not Be Harmonized: Comedy troupe Chardonnay begins preview performances of its world-premiere musical set 200 years in the future, when “Spotif-Eye rules the land, everyone is a freelancer with an inflexible work schedule, and the end of humankind draws near.” [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

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