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Nov. 7-8: Sara Curtin, Barbara Jane Reyes, Movember Supper Club, Books & Brew, Cloakroom, Walk of Art, Scott Nichols Gallery Anniversary Show, Selwyn Birchwood

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“Hypnotic” singer-songwriter Sara Curtin plays the closing set at Hotel Utah. (Courtesy Amanda Reynolds/Plume Photography)
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TUESDAY, NOV. 7

Sara Curtin: The Washington D.C.-raised singer-songwriter, who’s been compared to Sade and Sharon Van Etten, is promoting her new album “Or So It Seemed.” [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Barbara Jane Reyes: The feminist poet is joined by David Brazil to celebrate and read from her new collection, “Invocation to Daughters,” a book of “prayers, psalms, and odes for Filipina girls and women trying to survive and make sense of their own situations.” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Movemeber Supper Club: The $100 per person gourmet meal benefits the organization that challenges men to grow a mustache for 30 days during November, to raise awareness and funds to help men fighting testicular and prostate cancer and with mental health needs. [7 p.m., Park Tavern, 1652 Stockton St., S.F.

BreakfastClub: In the new $30-per-person “experience,” Cala chef Gabriela Camara creates for patrons a “dream” fast-food breakfast bag with a main dish, two sides, coffee and a prize. [10 a.m. to noon, Cala, 149 Fell St., S.F.; reservation required: https://breakfastclub.tocktix.com]

Books & Brew
: Bay Area writer Kimberley Lovato signs copies of her informative and fun new guidebook, “Unique Eats and Eateries of San Francisco” and offers visitors the chance to see Anchor Steam’s new public tap room. [6 to 8 p.m., Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro St., S.F.]

Cloakroom: The “slow, sludgy, pastoral and melodic” trio from rural Indiana makes what promoters call “perfect fall music.” [7:30 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Tuesday Night A Cappella: Two singing ensembles — Ro Sham Bo and Solstice — serve up sublime harmonies in an intimate venue. [7:30 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St., Oakland]

Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes: Presented by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, the exhibition, which explores the art and cult-following of women’s shoes, opens with a reception. [6:30 p.m., Refusalon Gallery, 246 Powell St., S.F.]

Scott Nichols Gallery 25th Anniversary Show: The gallery showcases highlights from the owner’s 25 years of collecting and dealing in fine photography in a show (with images by Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Dorothea Lange and others) opening with a reception. [2 to 7 p.m., 49 Geary St., S.F.]

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8

Selwyn Birchwood: The visionary young blues guitarist-vocalist celebrates the release of his new Alligator album, “Pick Your Poison” in the first of a two-day gig. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Replace: Another Hole in the Head, the festival of indie horror movies, closes with the film by Norbert Keil about a woman who discovers she can replace her own skin with somebody else’s. [7 p.m., New People, 1746 Post St., S.F.]

John Hodgman
: The former “Daily Show” correspondent, best-selling writer and humorist is in town promoting “Vacationland” (in which he writes about his own life for the first time), appearing in a ticketed event in conversation with Mythbusters’ Adam Savage. [7:30 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.]

Lawrence Rothman: The Los Angeles singer-songwriter, who identifies as non-binary and uses gender-neutral pronouns, plays music that identifies with various alter egos and influences from Leonard Cohen to Sam Pink. [7:30 p.m., Cafe du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Yuri Slezkine: The UC Berkeley history scholar appears in conversation with Bertrand M. Patenaude, celebrating “The House of Government,” his meticulously researched novel about the Russian Revolution described as a “Soviet ‘War and Peace.’” [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Franca: Chaos & Creation: New Italian Cinema, a four-day festival, begins with Francesco Carrozzini’s poignant documentary, a tribute to his late mother Franca Sozzani, the maverick editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue. [3:45 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Michael Wing: The San Anselmo schoolteacher and author of “Passion Projects for Smart People: Turn Your Intellectual Pursuits into Fun, Profit, and Recognition” signs copies and shares details about his book. [7 p.m., Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive, Corte Madera]

Kelly LeVeque: The celebrity health consultant and author of “Body Love” speaks about her food philosophy and offers nutrition tips. [6 to 8 p.m., Cuyana, 291 Geary St., S.F.; space limited and RSVP required: Jillian@narrativemediagroup.com]

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