Categories: Arts Calendar

Nov. 12-13: Music at Kohl Mansion, Yasmine Hamdan, Diana Gameros, Music@Menlo, Ani di Franco, Brett Waxdeck, War for the Planet of the Apes, CatVideoFest, Last Pig, Jerome Rothenberg

SUNDAY, NOV. 12

Music at Kohl Mansion​: Artist-in-residence Peggy Gyulai will create her interpretation of Ravel’s “Trio in A minor” as the Morgenstern Trio, a prize-winning German ensemble, plays the piece in the first of four programs celebrating the intersection of music and painting. [7 p.m., Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame]

Yasmine Hamdan: The Lebanese artist, an icon in the Middle East, has gained popularity outside her homeland with her personal, modern take on Arabic pop. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Diana Gameros
: In an intimate night of Mexican music and stories, the musician celebrates the release of her album “Arrullo” and pays homage to her roots, with guests including the Magik*Magik string quartet, Patrick Wolff and Diana’s mother. [7 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Music@Menlo: Pianist Jon Kimura Parker and former Tokyo String Quartet members, violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith, open the program’s 2017–18 winter series with works by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Brahms. [6 p.m., Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton]

Ani di Franco: On her “Rise Up” tour, the singer, songwriter, activist, poet and DIY trendsetter who first gained attention more than 25 years ago is joined by electronic artist Madame Gandhi. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Fernet-Branca Barback Games & Expo: The best local bartenders’ assistants battle in a series of challenges in a competitive event also with performances from The Pharcyde, Triple Threat DJs and circus acts. [7 p.m., Midway, 900 Marin St., S.F.; RSVP to BBGSF17.eventbrite.com]

Brett Waxdeck: The pianist plays a dramatic recital with Janáček’s Piano Sonata “From the Street,” Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 6 and Scriabin’s late masterpiece “Vers la flamme (towards the flame).” [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Art & Craft of War for the Planet of the Apes: Actor Andy Serkis and special effects wizard Joe Letteri reveal secrets behind the “Planet of the Apes” movies in a conversation before a 7 p.m. showing of “War of the Planet of the Apes.” [6 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

CatVideoFest: Will Braden, creator of YouTube sensation “Henri, le Chat Noir,” hosts his 80-minute curated program of internet cat videos, followed by a “happy meow-hour.” [2 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

The Last Pig: Animal rights group Direct Action sponsors the free screening of the movie, which shows a farmer slaughtering a pig, followed by a Q&A. [1 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

MONDAY, NOV. 13

Jerome Rothenberg: The poet and anthologist celebrates the release of the 50th anniversary edition of “Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania” with guests including composer Charlie Morrow. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F. ]

U.S. Mint Community Workshops: The public is invited to sessions addressing how the 1874 building, a national historic landmark, will in the future be maintained as a “sustainable place for history and culture” for locals and visitors. [7 p.m., Community Room, Old U.S. Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Kimberley Lovato: The author of the guidebook “Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco” appears in conversation with travel editor Don George. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm: In the program’s final 2017 offering, Stones Throw restaurant partners with Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb to create a meal ($70 per person), with proceeds going to charity; reserve at stonesthrowsf.com/events.html. [6 p.m., 1896 Hyde St., S.F.]

Reel Rock 12: Access Fund presents the evening of five new short rock climbing films, including one about Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; and Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a doughnut addiction. [7 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

C. Morgan Babst: The New Orleans resident’s acclaimed debut novel “The Floating World” takes “readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina,” celebrating the people of the area as well as chronicling the natural and political disaster. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Phoebe Ryan: Noise Pop presents the songwriter turned solo act who broke out with the mashup of R. Kelly’s “Ignition” and Miguel’s “Do You” and the 2015 tune “Mine.” [7 p.m., Swedish American Music Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Liam Gallagher: The Britpop giant and former Oasis frontman is touring to promote his first solo album “As You Were.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

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