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Nov. 16-17: Amplify Her, Real Veterans, Reel Stories, Holy Golden, Cosmic Weaver, Crooked Jades, Alice Waters, Del Sol String Quartet, Dani Antman, Baylor Project

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“Amplify Her,” a documentary about women in electronic music, gets its San Francisco premiere at the Castro. (Courtesy photo)
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THURSDAY, NOV. 16

Amplify Her: The documentary film (and an accompanying graphic novel and animated motion comic series) exploring female artists in the electronic music scene follows seven up-and-comers making their way in a male-dominated realm. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Real Veterans. Reel Stories: Veteran Documentary Corps screens locally-themed short films “Gold Star Man,” “Civil War Spy,” “Buffalo Soldiers,” “Funston and the Earthquake of 1906” and “Nisei Soldiers,” introduced by Iraq War veteran and documentian Daniel Bernardi. [7 p.m., Marines’ Memorial, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Holy Golden: One critic said the dream pop-garage rock sound by the duo (Leslie Schott and Andrew Valenti) is like what would happen “if The Cranberries channeled Dolly Parton to produce a Sleater-Kinney deep cut.” [8:30 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

The Cosmic Weaver: Archivist-historian Max Dashu, who is dedicated to “restoring women to cultural memory,” presents a visual presentation on goddesses from Egypt, Mali, Mexico, China, Europe and South America. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

The Crooked Jades: The string band, a collective of West and East Coast pickers with “equal parts attitude and respect,” introduces new music at a benefit for North Bay fire relief. [8 p.m., Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley]

Alice Waters: The Chez Panisse founder speaks about her book “Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook” with Heyday Books director Steve Wasserman and KPFA host Kris Welch, in a benefit for KPFA and The Edible Schoolyard Project. [7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]

Del Sol String Quartet: Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the new music ensemble opens a festival with a concert of works by Terry Riley, with guest guitarist Gyan Riley. [8 p.m., Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.

Comedy Returns to El Rio!: The standup show features Karen Ripley, Joe Nguyen, Bob McIntyre, Angie Krass and Lisa Geduldig. [8 p.m., 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Dani Antman: In her book “Wired for God: Adventures of a Jewish Yogi,” the spiritual healer “candidly shares the adventures, trials, and joys of her impassioned search for the Divine.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Matisyahu: The reggae vocalist, beatboxer and alternative rocker takes a “jam-centric approach” on his newest release “Undercurrent.” [9 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

Trevor Hall: The singer-songwriter’s blend of roots and folk music is “imbued with a deep love of Eastern mysticism.” [8 p.m., Bimbo’s, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


FRIDAY, NOV. 17

The Baylor Project: Drummer Marcus Baylor, vocalist Jean Baylor, pianist Terry Brewer, bassist Ben Williams and saxophonist Keith Loftis play music from the jazzy and soulful new album ”The Journey.” [7 and 8:30 p.m., Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Regina Carter Quintet: San Francisco Performances presents the jazz violinist-arranger and her ensemble in an instrumental tribute to music made famous by Ella Fitzgerald. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Joffrey Ballet: The troupe opens a three-day residency of performances including works by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Justin Peck, Alexander Ekman and Nicholas Blanc. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way near Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

ReOrient 2017: Golden Thread Productions, a theater group devoted to the Middle East, opens its biennial signature festival of short plays, a program of seven works about or by artists from Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, the U.S. and U.K. [8 p.m., Potrero Stage, 1695 18th St., S.F.]

S.F. International Hip Hop DanceFest: Artistic director Micaya presents the 19th annual, two-day event, a showcase of groundbreaking hip-hop performances, offering two programs with more than a dozen dance companies from around the world. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]’’

Negative Press Project: The band, led by bassist Andrew Lion and pianist-keyboardist Ruthie Dineen, plays CD release show for “Eternal Life,” a tribute to Jeff Buckley, with guests Moorea Dickason, members of MoeTar and Mia Pixley. [9 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Rocker’s Ball: The $1,000 per ticket fundraiser for Do It For the Love, a wish-granting nonprofit for people with life-threatening illnesses, includes cocktails, a gourmet meal and music by Michael Franti & Spearhead and Vintage Trouble. [6:30 p.m., Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Seth Meyers: The Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and late-night TV host brings his standup act to town. [7 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

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