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Jan. 10-12: A Thousand Miles Behind, The Flyer, Thursday, Jeff Tweedy, SF Symphony with Jaap van Zweden, Berkeley Symphony, Sanchez Art Center, Raphael ‘Ray’ Taliaferro Celebration of Life, Jackson Browne, Julius Eastman, Haley Fohr, Network Paradox, Carla Hall

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Ducati presents a benefit screening of “A Thousand Miles Behind,” a film about a grieving man’s solo motorcycle trip on Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled. (Courtesy Heartland Film)


A Thousand Miles Behind: The film about a man struggling with grief who sets off across California on a solo motorcycle trip screens to benefit Movember Foundation’s mental health initiatives, presented by Ducati, which hosts an accompanying motorcycle display. [7 to 9 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

The Flyer: San Francisco’s new “flying theater attraction” with “cinematic artistry and state-of-the-art HD film footage” opens. [2 to 7 p.m., Pier 39, The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Thursday: On its 20th anniversary, the post-hardcore band appears in two local dates, the first playing the album “Full Collapse”; on Friday, the group plays War All the Time.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Poem Jam with Kim Shuck: San Francisco Poet Laureate Shuck reads in the session with Kimi Sugioka, Kai Sugioka-Stone and Loa Niumeitolu. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


Jeff Tweedy: City Arts & Lectures presents the musician, best known as frontman of Wilco, talking about his memoir, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back).” [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony: New York Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden leads the first of three performances of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5 and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, performed by Carey Bell. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Berkeley Symphony: The orchestra and San Francisco Conservatory of Music musicians perform the premiere of Highsmith Award winner Daniel De Togni’s “Tsuioku: On the Internment of Japanese Americans”; also, concerto competition winners Nicole Hillis (trombone), Bradley Pupa (guitar) and Boxianzi Ling (violin) play works by Tomasi, Ponce and Mendelssohn. [7:30 p.m., 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Sanchez Art Center reception: The event marks the opening of a show of works by Santa Cruz photographer R.R. Jones; “California Indigenous Resilience”; works by nine indigenous artists; and “The Blues, a group exhibit from the Art Guild of Pacifica. [7 to 9 p.m., 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

Mortified: The monthly event is “a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts — journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork — as shared by their original authors — in front of total strangers.” [7:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Border People: The newest solo show by playwright-storyteller Dan Hoyle is based on his conversations with immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and border crossers of all kinds. [8 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Beauty on the Periphery: The show of works by Art Span members Emily Cruz, Dierdre Weinberg, Andrea Allen and Sophie Lee — who use recycled materials — opens with a reception. [5 to 7 p.m., Reclaimed Room, Building REsources, 701 Amador St., S.F.]

FRESH Festival 2019: The month-long program of “radical and risk-taking performance” continues with works offering perspectives on the human body, the female body, bodies of color, bodies of water, gender games and climate change with Monique Jenkinson and Mica Sigourney, Amara Tabor-Smith, Kinetech Arts and Kim Epifano/Epiphany Dance Theater. [8 p.m., Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F.]

Snapshots: Tabard Theatre kicks off its production of a new show — part revue and part book musical with songs by Stephen Schwartz — about people falling in love and the “poignant power of trusting hearts and memories.” [8 p.m., Tabard Theatre, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose]

Patti Smith and her Band: The Hall of Fame rocker was nominated for a 2017 Grammy for the spoken word recording of her latest book “M Train” and a Golden Globe for the song “Mercy Is” from the film “Noah.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Ben Rosenblum Trio: The award-winning New York City jazz pianist celebrates the release of his second trio album, “River City,” in concert with trio, with Bay Area native Kanoa Mendenhall on bass and New York City drummer Ben Zweig. [8 p.m., California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St., Berkeley]

Nick Moss Band: The Chicago blues guitarist and vocalist joined forces with New Jersey blues harmonica player Dennis Gruenling in 2016. [7:30 and 10 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Bobby Conte Thornton: The star of the musical “A Bronx Tale” appears in a two-night engagement of his cabaret show “Blame It On My Youth.” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

John McCutcheon: Folk music’s renaissance man — multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist and author — is in town with this 40th album, a tribute to Pete Seeger. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Larry Pattis: The acoustic guitarist known for emotive interpretations plays to benefit victims of Northern California wildfires. [8 p.m., Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave., Berkeley]


Celebration of Life for Raphael “Ray” Taliaferro: The beloved, late KGO talk show host — who filled early morning air waves for decades — will be remembered in an event with news anchor Rosie Allen, music and memories and a reception. [11 a.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Julius Eastman-Gay Guerilla: San Francisco Cinematique screens “The Third Part of the Third Measure,” a film by British collective The Otolith Group about Eastman, the provocative queer African-American avant-garde composer, pianist, vocalist and conductor. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Seva Foundation Benefit: Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne and Mickey Hart and friends, with host Wavy Gravy, appear to benefit the nonprofit, which works internationally to develop programs that preserve and restore sight. [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Haley Fohr: The experimental vocalist from Circuit des Yeux appears in “Wordless Music,” a “60-minute collection of etudes and undulations of the mouth.” [8:30 p.m., Lab, 2948 16th St., S.F.]

Warbly Jets: The Los Angeles rockers who spent a year opening for Liam Gallagher on tour have a new EP, “Propaganda.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

The Network Paradox: Opening with a reception, the show by artists and computer scientists Greg Niemeyer and Roger Antonsen and Mullowney Printing offers “an animated view” of the internet’s evolution and invites meditation on how people form communities through technologies. [3 to 5 p.m., Catharine Clark Gallery, 248 Utah St., S.F.]

Carla Hall: The chef and TV celebrity speaks about her cookbook “Soul Food,” which traces its history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South, and represents more than barbecue and mac and cheese. [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Mochi Pounding: Kagami Kai demonstrates omochitsuki, the Japanese new year tradition of making sweet rice cakes, in a ceremony with music, dance and traditional costumes. [Noon, Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Surviving San Francisco: The comedy night dedicated to modern life in The City includes standup by Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Luna Malbroux, Eerie Diamond, Kethia Chheng, Warhol Kaufman, Jeen Yee and host Keli Dailey. [8 p.m., Manny’s 3092 16th St., S.F.]

Vintage Basement with Max & Nicky: The SF Sketchfest event offers stand-up comedy and music with Max and Nicky Weinbach, Reggie Watts, Jena Friedman, Andrew Michaan and a surprise special guest. [10:30 p.m., Café du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Hollywood, Nebraska: Alma Theatre Co. presents a free staged reading with equity actors of Kenneth Jones’ comedy-drama about two actresses coincidentally returning to their rural hometown in the same fraught week. [2 p.m., Phoenix Theatre II, 414 Mason St., S.F.]

Wonderland-Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure: Bay Area Children’s Theatre opens a two-month weekend run of the musical for families with little ones featuring an 1980s beat and Lewis Carroll’s famed characters. [10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m., Children’s Creativity Museum Theater, 221 Fourth St., S.F.]

Turn It On-China on Film, 2000–2017: The free documentary series screens Tang Danhong’s “Noon Nightingale, Not the Only Voice,” which follows the lives of three artists, including the film’s director, on their “journey through real and psychological oppression to self-discovery.” [Noon, Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1, S.F. Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St., S.F.]

The Brother Brothers: Playing on a bill with Whiskerman, folky identical twins Adam and David Moss were described by Saving Country Music as“the closest thing you can find to Simon & Garfunkel in this century.” [8:30 p.m., Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Paris Combo: The band is known for its blend of swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French pop, Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

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