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Oct. 16-17: Annie Hart, Niña Weijers, Jennifer Egan, Christopher Kimball, Rachael O’Meara, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Eileen Myles, Martha T Lipton, Ron Chernow

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Annie Hart, formerly of Au Revoir Simone, is on her first solo tour, promoting the album “Impossible Accomplice.” (Courtesy Sebastian Kim)

MONDAY, OCT. 16

Annie Hart: The New York musician best known as one-third of Au Revoir Simone, the all-female synth trio, headlines a concert with Vice Reine and Madeline Kinney. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Niña Weijers: The Dutch author discusses her new novel, “The Consequences,” an inventive story about a contemporary conceptual artist at the height of her fame whose blasé art project has unintended effects. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Jennifer Egan: The author of the novel “A Visit from the Good Squad,” which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, speaks, presented by City Arts & Lectures. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Christopher Kimball: The chef, founder and editor of “America’s Test Kitchen” speaks about his new cookbook, “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street: The New Home Cooking.” [Noon, Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza, S.F.]

Rachael O’Meara: The Google sales executive and leadership coach speaks about her book, “Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break.” [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 111 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Julie Lythcott-Haims: The bestselling author of “Real American” and “How to Raise an Adult” appears in conversation with retired judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell, addressing “what it means to be black and American.” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 111 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Eileen Myles: The East Coast writer, poet and performance artist speaks about “Afterglow (a dog memoir),” her book detailing the life and death of her beloved confidant, a pit bull named Rosie. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Martha T. Lipton: The actress, singer, dancer and teacher leads an interactive improv party/class “for anyone who’ll play along.” [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

TUESDAY, OCT. 17

Ron Chernow: The Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the biography that inspired the hit musical “Hamilton,” whose new biography is about Ulysses S. Grant, appears in a Commonwealth Club presentation. [6:30 p.m., Marines Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Best Food Writing 2017: Bay Area contributors to the book, including Kenji Lopez-Alt, Luke Tsai, Rachel Levin, Daniel Duane, Liz Weil and Holly Hughes appear in a panel discussion and book signing. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Mission Murals: Art, Politics and Community Preservation: The exhibition of documentary photos, posters, handbills, tools and ephemera by Precita Eyes Muralists, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education about public art, as well as the work of documentary photographer Dick Evans, opens with a reception. [6 p.m., Katz Snyder Gallery, Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Sasha Pimentel, Barbara Jane Reyes: The poets read from their collections, including “For Want of Water & Other Poems” and “Diwata,” in a session sponsored by the Filipino American Center. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Five Artists-Billbobbillbillbob: The 1971 film collaboration reflects on the careers of William Allan, William Geis, Robert Hudson, Robert Nelson and William T. Wiley, Bay Area painters, sculptors and filmmakers associated with the funk art movement. [7 p.m., SF Art Institute, Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Tei Shi: Popscene presents the R&B/pop project of Valerie Teicher, a New York based artist born in Argentina and bred in Colombia and Canada, promoting her debut album “Crawl Space.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

San Jose State University Symphony Orchestra: The group plays Lou Harrison’s Piano Concerto featuring Sarah Cahill and works by Greig and Mozart. [7 p.m., Music Concert Hall, 1 Washington Square, San Jose]

The Unusual Suspects: The evening of standup comedy features Natasha Muse, Justin Lockwood, Mike Evans Jr., Brooke Heinechen, David Naimyar and hosts Trish Pandya and Joseph Ugalde. [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The avant-pop electronic artist’s newest album is “The Kid.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

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