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Oct. 11-12: SF Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival, Nasty Women, Sanctuary, Wonder Girls, Armistead Maupin, Art Garfunkel, Open Doors Sukkot Celebration, Our Future Ends

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The Bow Ties open the San Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival at Lost Church. (Courtesy photo)
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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11

S.F. Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival: The kickoff event features The Bow Ties with Yoseff Tucker, Northern California Bluegrass Society’s guitar player and singer of the year, as well local up-and-comers Good Not Great. [8 p.m., Lost Church, 65 Capp St., S.F.]

Nasty Women: Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding, editors of the new compilation of feminist writing, appear in a panel discussion on resistance in the Trump era with Mallory Ortberg, Kate Schatz, Carolyn Jasik and Debra Cleaver. [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., S.F.]

Kerry Mansfield, Steven Seidenberg: The San Francisco photographers share their new work: Mansfield’s “Expired” is a study of “time-worn faces of ex-library books” and Seidenberg’s “Pipevalve: Berlin” compiles images of a cast-iron drainage pipe valve structure used in socialist-era construction. [6 p.m., San Francisco Camerawork, 1101 Market St., second floor, S.F.]

Sanctuary: The exhibition by 36 international artists considers the nature of sanctuary through an interactive installation of hand-woven prayer rugs. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Chapel, Fort Mason, near Pope Road and Franklin Street, S.F.]

Wonder Girls: The photo-documentary show spanning five regions and 13 countries capturing tireless work of girls ages 10 to 18 opens with a reception. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, S.F.]

Armistead Maupin: The famed “Tales of the City” author, whose new memoir is “Logical Family” appears in conversation with Peter Stein for National Coming Out Day 2017 in an event also featuring a drag fashion show performance curated by designer Mr. David. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Art Garfunkel: The Commonwealth Club presents the pop legend (whose new book is “What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man”) in a discussion about his musical journey with Paul Simon and the years that followed. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Between Worlds-Story Jam: Beyond Borders Storytelling, founded by former Peace Corps volunteers, presents the evening of “captivating true-life tales of being stranded between worlds.” [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Open Doors Sukkot Celebration: USF observes the autumnal Jewish holiday with the building of a traditional hut and a talk on the intersection between “Jews, non-Jews and our collective need to transform the world.” [7 p.m., Welsh Field, in front St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave., S.F.]


THURSDAY, OCT. 12

Our Future Ends: The multimedia satirical work by Clement Hil Goldberg addresses the extinction of wildlife via choreography, video documentation, stop-motion animation and theater. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Mallory Ortberg: The author of “Texts From Jane Eyre” speaks on the continued popularity and relevance of Charlotte Bronte’s classic Gothic-Victorian novel in a Litquake event. [12:30 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Urban Legends: An exhibition of Carolyn Meyer’s impressionistic paintings — cityscapes of San Francisco and New York — opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., ArtHaus, 411 Brannan St., S.F.]

The Obligation: In the one-person show exploring the Holocaust and the post-war survivor experience, Roger Grunwald portrays a Jewish-American comedian, a survivor, a half-Jewish German soldier and an SS General. [8 p.m., Potrero Stage, 1695 18th St., S.F.]

Modern Cinema: The series opens with selections by director Todd Haynes: his 1991 “Poison” followed at 8:15 p.m. by Nicolas Roeg’s 1980 “Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession.” [6 p.m., SFMOMA, Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company: The post-modern group’s 43rd season program includes the premiere of “Skies Calling Skies Falling” and a re-imagined version of “Site Series (Inside Outside).” [8 p.m., Wilsey Center, War Memorial, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Avey Tare: The leader of the experimental Animal Collective, aka Dave Portner, plays from his new solo album “Eucaluptis” (an “electroacoustic movement through leaves and rocks”) with keyboardist Angel Deradoorian and drummer Jeremy Hyman. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

APAture 2017: The festival showcasing emerging Asian Pacific American artists spotlights Cyrus Yoshi Tabar, an Oakland-based Iranian-Japanese-American whose films investigate the “intricacies of first-generation kaleidoscopic American culture.” [7 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

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