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Nov. 7-8: Cardboard Piano, Safeway Holiday Ice Rink, Jeffrey Rosen, American Indian Film Festival, Warren Miller Face of Winter, Kimberly Ford Tribute to Joni Mitchell, Mystery Science Theatre Live, Antoine Hunter/Urban Jazz Dance Company, School for Scandal, Force for Change, Philharmonia Baroque Sessions

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Gabriella Momah, left, and Megan Timpane appear in New Conservatory Theatre Center’s “Cardboard Piano.” (Courtesy Lois Tema)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7

Cardboard Piano: New Conservatory Theatre Center stages the regional premiere of Hansol Jung’s LGBTQ drama set in 1999 Uganda about the relationship between the daughter of American missionaries and a local teenage girl. [8 p.m., 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink: The seasonal attraction opens with a ceremony including comments from Assemblyman David Chiu, appearances by
Donna Sachet, Lou Seal and ice skating champ Briano Boitano. [9:30 a.m., Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

Jeffrey Rosen: The Commonwealth Club presents the talk by the George Washington University law professor, who addresses today’s contested constitutional questions and what they mean for the future of the country. [6:30 p.m., Taube Family Auditorium, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

American Indian Film Festival: The 43rd annual event opens with “Kayak to Klemtu,” director Zoe Hopkins’ film about a 14-year-old girl who prepares for a kayak trip along the shores of the Great Bear rainforest with her family to protest oil tanker traffic. [7 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Photo Lab: In “Behind the Portrait with Beth Yarnelle Edwards,” the longtime photographer offers a mini-retrospective of her 25 years of work, as well as tips on taking iPhone photos. [7 p.m., Apple Union Square, 300 Post St., S.F.]

Warren Miller Face of Winter: In the 69th installment of the ski and snowboarding movie series, new and veteran athletes pay tribute to the prolific filmmaker, who died in January. [7:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Mystery Science Theatre Live: Creator Joel Hodgson celebrates the TV comedy’s 30th anniversary with a live show, as Joel Robinson with co host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), riffing on “The Brain,” a Canadian science fiction “suburban nightmare.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Red: Alfred Molina plays artist Mark Rothko in one-night presentation of Michael Grandage Company’s production of the Tony Award-winning play captured live from Wyndham Theatre in July 2018. [7 p.m., Landmark Embarcadero, 1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.]

Kimberly Ford Tribute to Joni Mitchell: Vocalist-guitarist Ford covers 40 years of gems by the beloved, groundbreaking singer-songwriter, in a show on Mitchell’s 75th birthday. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

HUMP! Film Festival: Dan Savage hosts the fourth annual 21-and-older, two-week event, a compilation of “short dirty movies-each less than five minutes created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend.” [7 and 9:30 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

Tyler Childers: The Southern storytelling singer-songwriter’s debut “Purgatory” captures moments from his childhood home in Kentucky’s Lawrence County. [8 p.m., $25. Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F., www.thefillmore.com]

Conan Gray: The 19-year-old bedroom pop singer-songwriter’s new single and music video is “Generation Why.” [7 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Gavin Haley: The former professional cyclist, a singer-songwriter combining electronic and R&B sounds, opens for up-and-coming Los Angeles-based troubadour Corey Harper; alt-pop outfit XYLØ (led by Paige Duddy) is also on the bill. [7:30 p.m., Café du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Of Montreal: Kevin Barnes leads the indie-psych-pop rock outfit, headlining a bill with the indie-pop Reptaliens, husband-and-wife team of Cole and Bambi Browning. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Rubblebucket: Established in 2007, the art-pop duo (Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver) released “Sun Machine” in 2018. [8:30 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Antoine Hunter/Urban Jazz Dance Company’s “DEAF’s Imprisoned,” exploring the lives of deaf people, opens a four-performance run on Thursday at CounterPulse. (Courtesy photo)

THURSDAY, NOV. 8

Antoine Hunter/Urban Jazz Dance Company: The troupe opens a four-performance run of “DEAF’s Imprisoned,” a show with sign language, spoken text, dance, film and silence by deaf choreographer/advocate Antoine Hunter, and showcasing deaf artists in an exploration of their lives inspired by true stories. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

School for Scandal: American Conservatory Theater’s master’s program students open a two-week run of Christine Adaire’s adaptation of Richard Brinsley’s famed 18th century comedy. [7 p.m., Strand, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

Force for Change Event: International Rescue Committee hosts the fund-raising, educational, culinary and cultural session about the resettlement process in the Bay Area that pays tribute to countries resettled families come from, including Afghanistan, Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq and Syria. [6 p.m., SOMArts 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

Philharmonia Baroque Sessions: In “The H.I.P. Revolution,” Nicholas McGegan and recent Juilliard graduates discuss the historically-informed performance movement, with a focus on music by Handel, Vivaldi and Geminiani. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Playwrights’ Center Showcase: Opening a two-weekend run, the presentation of “Audience Favorite 10-Minute Plays” includes eight plays ranging from “hilarious to the poignant.” [7:30 p.m., 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show
: Jackie Keliiaa hosts the party, with comedian Jack Keliiaa, the trio-vocal group Thunderbirds Raised Her and winners of American Indian Film Festival honors. [7 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Brockhampton: The Los Angeles-based band founded by Kevin Abstract is made of rappers, directors, filmmakers, engineers, producers, graphic designers and DJs. [9 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Goon Sax: The Aussie guitar pop trio’s new album is “We’re Not Talking.” [9:30 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Phony Ppl: Opening for Pusha T, the Brooklyn-based quintet plays from its sophomore album “mō’zā-ik,” a blend of soul, funk, R&B and hip hop. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Matthew Dear: The DJ, dance-music producer and experimental pop auteur recently release “Bunny,” his first album in six years. [9 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.]

Maxwell: The neo-soul pioneer is on his 50 Intimate Nights Live tour; English R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius opens. [8 p.m., Paramount, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Ramin Karimloo: The performer of “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Misérables” fame appears with pianist-host Seth Rudetsky in Mark Cortale’s Broadway concert series, mixing music and conversation. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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