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Nov. 14-15: Truth About Lies, Beach Slang, Cannibal Corpse, Eureka Science Comedy, Eddie Palmieri, Blues Traveler, Walker Lukens, Richard Bach, Botanist, Alonzo Kings LINES Ballet

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“The Truth About Lies,” a romantic comedy by rock guitarist Phil Allocco, screens at the 4-Star. (Courtesy photo)
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TUESDAY, NOV. 14

The Truth About Lies: The debut film by rocker Phil Allocco, a romantic comedy about a desperate man’s attempts to woo his friend’s beautiful sister, closes its local run. [6:45 p.m., 4-Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St., S.F.]

Beach Slang: The punk band’s second album “A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings” follows a fun mixtape with covers of tunes by The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Adverts, Modern Lovers, Tommy Keene and The Candyskins. [7 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F

Cannibal Corpse: The “unstoppable” almost 30-year death metal veterans headline a show with Power Trip, a Dallas crossover band whose latest album “Nightmare Logic” was called one of the “most crucial releases to spawn from the rock, metal and punk scenes.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.

Eureka Science Comedy: “What’s So Special About Your Brain” includes comments by neuroscientist Indre Viskontas, hosts Allen Saakyan and Kevin Whittinghill and guest comedians Julie Ash and Ben Feldman. [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Eddie Palmieri: Born to Puerto Rican parents in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, the 80-year-old, 10-time Grammy-winner pianist and band leader is considered the “reigning patriarch of Afro-Latin music in the U.S.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Blues Traveler: The New Jersey jam band best known for the 1997 hit “Run-Around” headlines a show with Nashville-based Los Colognes. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Walker Lukens: The Austin-based, Houston-bred singer and multi-instrumentalist, who’s been called “wonderfully inventive,” co-headlines with Roadkill Ghost Choir, led by Andrew and Zach Shepard. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Richard Boch: The New York writer talks about his memoir “The Mudd Club,” his account of working the door in 1978-79 at the seminal punk rock joint frequented by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Johnny Rotten. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Botanst: The “green metal” band from San Francisco headlines a show with Denver doom duo In the Company of Serpents, Arizona’s Goya and Bay Area prog-metal Sentient Ignition. [8 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15

Alonzo King LINES Ballet: The contemporary troupe opens a five-day run of its encore of “The Propelled Heart,” its collaboration with Grammy-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Catch the Spirit: The Los Altos History Museum kicks off the holiday season with performances, tours of the J. Gilbert Smith House, refreshments, shopping opportunities and appearances by eight local authors showcasing their new books. [Noon to 4 p.m., 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Jarabe De Palo: The Latin Grammy-nominated fusion rock band that originated in Barcelona is celebrating its 20th anniversary. [10 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

2017 Matchbox Readings Series: Crowded Fire Theater’s program presenting public readings of plays in development kicks off with Jonathan Spector’s “Siesta Key,” a dystopian drama set in Florida “sometime in the future.” [7:30 p.m., Brava!, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Jokelandish: The third Wednesday of the month standup comedy show features Emily Epstein White, Chad Opitz, Nicole Calasich, Emily Browning, Madison Shepard, Kevin Patrick Renner and Natasha Muse. [8 p.m., Hatch, 402 15th St., Oakland]

Ronnie Burkett’s Daisy Theatre
: The ribald marionette production for grown-ups — a one-man show with a rotating cast of 40 characters and a “chance of puppet nudity” — opens a five-performance run. [8 p.m., Bing Studio Theatre, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Palo Alto Players Staged Reading: “Informed Consent,” a drama by Deborah Zoe Laufer about a woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life, is presented free in conjunction with the troupe’s production of “Peter Pan.” [7 p.m., Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

Salomé: The acclaimed National Theatre production by South African director Yael Farber, which turns the famed biblical tale on its head, comes to American screens, captured from London on high-definition film. [7 p.m., Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose]

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