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Nov. 8-9: Le Switch, AJ+ Approach to News, Dan Buettner, Mel Ramos, Gordon Parks, Choir! Choir! Choir!, American Indian Film Festival, Dead Leaf Echo, Audrey Fielding, Kris Delmhorst

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Folks singer Kris Delmhorst and her husband Jeffrey Foucault share the bill at the Freight & Salvage on Thursday, Nov. 9. (Courtesy Joe Navas)
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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8

Le Switch: New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the regional premiere of the comedy by Philip Dawkins, “a wickedly smart boy-meets-boy story” about a librarian and a florist. [8 p.m., 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The AJ+ Approach to the News: Hadley Robinson, Mitchell Williams and Nadine Sebai of the online world news source run by Al Jazeera Media Network describe how the project fits into today’s media landscape. [6 p.m., Main Library, fifth floor Learning Studio, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Dan Buettner: The best-selling author speaks on what he learned when writing “The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People.” [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Mel Ramos: “Sirens and Heroes,” a show of new paintings by the pop artist known for nudes, is on view through Jan. 13. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Modernism Inc., 724 Ellis St., S.F.]

Gordon Parks-Legacy: On view through Dec. 9, the multimedia exhibition explores the relationships between the works of the acclaimed photographer, journalist and musician, and works by artists he inspired, particularly photographer Zanele Muholi. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 464 Sutter St., S.F.]

Choir! Choir! Choir!: Toronto-based Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman lead the participatory event in which audience members of all levels learn an original arrangement of a popular tune and sing it together; “Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is the selection. [8 p.m. Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

American Indian Film Festival: Program 10 of the week-long event offers “The Sun at Midnight,” a feature about a rebellious teenage runaway and a reclusive hunter who forge an unlikely bond in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle, and two short films. [7 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Dead Leaf Echo: The Brooklyn band describes its sound as “nouveau wave”: a mix of “shoegaze, layered guitar pop, hazy, reverb-soaked guitars and haunting vocals.” [7 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.]

Audrey Fielding: The San Francisco writer discusses “Salento by 5: Friendship, Food, Music and Travel Within the Heel of Italy’s Boot,” a collection of stories, travel tips, drawings and recipes about the region by three local Italians and two travelers. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Pat Thomas: The author of “Did It! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary,” speaks about his book, the first biography of the anti-Vietnam War radical, Chicago 8 defendant, self-help proponent and social-networking pioneer. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

THURSDAY, NOV. 9

Kris Delmhorst: The Massachusetts-based folk singer-songwriter is sharing the bill with her husband Jeffrey Foucault, who played with her on her new album “The Wild,” which Pop Matters called “captivating.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Band Together Bay Area: The fundraiser for North Bay fire victims includes Raphael Saadiq at 6 p.m., Rancid at 6:30 p.m., G-Eazy at 7 p.m., Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds at 7:40 p.m., Dead & Company at 8:35 p.m. and Metallica at 9 p.m., along with appearances by, celebrities and athletes between sets. [5:30 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Sara Shepard: The author of young adult favorite “Pretty Little Liars” speaks about her new book “Follow Me,” in an event with young adult writer Livia Blackburne, whose latest is “Rosemarked.” [7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 5604 Bay St., Emeryville]

New Century Chamber Orchestra: Violinist Benjamin Beilman leads the group in Biber’s “Battaglia,” Stravinsky’s Concerto in Re, Andrew Norman’s “Gran Turissmo” and performs Bach’s Violin Concerto in E major and Mahler’s arrangement of Beethoven’s Quartet in F minor. [8 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]

Pell: The New Orleans rapper’s new video “Patience” has a “NOLA” mix with a local, all-female cast, he says, “meant to represent the diversity of beauty, no matter what conventional norms want us to believe.” [9 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Fighting Hunger in the Age of Trump: The Food & Environment Reporting Network and Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture host the talk with a panel of health and policy experts. [6 p.m., Hearing Room, Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Les Arts Florissants: Cal Performances presents the group, directed by William Christie, in performances of Baroque operas: Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Charpentier’s “Actéon.” [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way near Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Marin Equity Summit: The topic of the second annual problem-solving event, with participation from policy makers, community members, youth and experts from various disciplines, is “Will the youth of today be able to live in Marin County tomorrow?” [8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael]

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