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Nov. 9-10: Band Together Bay Area, Leo T. McCarthy Award celebration, Rickie Lee Jones, Love Over Rules, Searching for Gold Spot, It Devours, Jeffrey Eugenides, Dangermaker, Pell, Lady Rizo, Jaws of Love, Chardonnay’s Totes Blessed

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G-Eazy is among the acts playing Band Together Bay Area, the big concert for North Bay fire relief. (Courtesy photo)
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THURSDAY, NOV. 9

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.]

Leo T. McCarthy Award Celebration: The inaugural honor for public service and ethical leadership goes to former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, who appears, along with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, at the sold-out ceremony. [6 p.m., Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange, 465 California St., S.F.]

VA Medical Center Veterans ceremony: A wreath honoring people who served in the military and stories from veterans about their experiences in the service make up the public program. [11 a.m., flagpole, S.F. VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement St., S.F.]

Rickie Lee Jones: The two-time Grammy winner who hit the pop scene in 1978 has continued to “fearlessly experiment” with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed album. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Love Over Rules: New York-based conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas speaks about his new large-scale animated text-based neon artwork, being installed on the exterior wall of a private building above Annie Street, an alley close to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.

Searching for Gold Spot: Maya Khosla screens her short film about scientists who study the resurrection of forests after fires, offers a short presentation about the Sonoma and Napa fires, and answers audience questions. [3 to 5 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

It Devours: Podcast creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor talk about their new standalone novel in the Welcome to Night Vale world, described as “a page-turning mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science.” [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Dangermaker: The San Francisco dark indie pop band headlines a pop-electronica-dance show with The Trims and Tremor Low. [9 p.m,, Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

Jeffrey Eugenides: The bestselling novelist — of “Middlesex,” “The Marriage Plot” and “The Virgin Suicides” fame — appears in a City Arts & Lectures presentation. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Organic Architecture Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright: Allan Wright Green, son of Frank Lloyd Wright protege Aaron G. Green, speaks in connection with the publication of a new biography about his father. [7 p.m., Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael]

Pell: The New Orleans rapper and singer’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.]

Lady Rizo: Back at the club for one night following a 2014 sold-out gig, the Grammy Award-winning cabaret artist has been called “a vessel for the spirits of Edith Piaf and Freddie Mercury.” [7 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Jaws of Love: The solo project of Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer offers the ballad-filled new album “Tasha Sits Close to the Piano.” [8 p.m., Cafe du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, NOV. 10

Totes Blessed!: The new show of sketch comedy by female-led troupe Chardonnay is for those who “love pumpkin spice but hate the mental yeast infection” and are “afraid their love of mainstream trends is keeping them from living their #bestlife.” [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Hope Mohr Dance Bridge Project: “Radical Movement: Gender and Politics in Performance” presents Peacock Rebellion in the premiere “You Really Should Sit Like A Lady (or how I got to femme).” [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Alyssa Mitchel: The choreographer’s new evening-length work Szülőföld, paired with work by Elke Calvert of the Fyber Vision, is among the offerings on presented by RAW (resident artist workshop) at SAFEhouse Arts, a new performing arts venue. [8 p.m., 145 Eddy St., S.F.]

Theatre Lunatico: The ensemble dedicated to physical theater opens a month-long run of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s “The School for Scandal,” a “quick fire ensemble comedy and prescient 18th century exposé on the perils of social media.” [8 p.m.,LaVal’s Subterranean Theater, 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley]

Elizabeth Blumenstock: Philharmonia Baroque presents the violinist in “Vivaldi in Venice,” a program of works by Giuseppe Tartini, Vivaldi, Locatelli, Veracini, Campra, Pisendel and Handel. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

JB Smoove: The comic, whose new title “The Book of Leon: Philosophy of a Fool” is based on his role as Leon on TV’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” opens a two-night standup engagement. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobbs Comedy Club, Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Sarah Cahill: The contemporary classical pianist performs a benefit concert for Interfaith Welcome Bay Area, which supports nonprofits serving refugees in the Bay Area. [7:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 495 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Alex Prud’homme & Katie Pratt: The authors — Prud’homme is Paul Child’s great-nephew and Pratt a curator and friend of the Childs — are promoting their new volume “France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child.” [7 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Donna The Buffalo: The feel-good roots-rock band has been touring America since 1989, playing an infectious mix of fiddle music, cajun/zydeco, rock, folk, reggae and country. 9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Chicano Batman: The acclaimed psych-soul outfit from Los Angeles recently released a video for the statement song, “Freedom Is Free.” [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., S.F.]

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