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Oct. 6-7: One City One Book with Carey Perloff, Passing Through Minnesota, Techlandia, Kevin Kumashiro, Hopsin, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Readymade

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Linda Phung appears in “Readymade,” a performance piece with toilet paper created by kaneisee | collective’s Tanya Chianese and opening Friday at Dance Mission Theater. (Courtesy Rob Best)


One City One Book: San Francisco Public Library hosts local author and American Conservatory Theater Artistic Director Carey Perloff in a discussion of her memoir “Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater.” [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Eye care RV: Zenni Optical’s custom RV offers visitors free eye exams, giveaways and the chance to try on hundreds of eyeglass frames selected by celebrity stylist Lindsay Albanese. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., City College, RAM Plaza, 50 Phelan Ave., S.F.]

Passing Through Minnesota: Berggruen Gallery’s group exhibition of works by 18 contemporary artists opens with a reception. [6 p.m., Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Kevin K. Kumashiro: The dean of the University of San Francisco School of Education discusses how the upcoming election may have an impact on the future of public education. [6 p.m., Fromm Hall, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.; RSVP: usfca.edu/deans-lecture]

Techlandia: Stanford graduate Bridget Quigg opens an eight-performance run of her funny, satirical story-. game- and music-filled show about the 11 years she spent at tech startups. [8 p.m., Costume Shop, 1117 Market St., S.F.]

Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016: The eclectic collection of fiction and nonfiction is the focus of the talk, which features contributors Anthony Marra, Kyle Boelte and 826 National writing students Isaac Schott-Rosenfield and Sian Ee and series editor Daniel Gumbiner. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 NInth Ave., S.F.]

Hopsin: The California rapper who wears intimidating contact lenses headlines the Savageville Tour, which also features Joyner Lucas and Token. [8 p.m., Social Hall, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

Grouplove: The indie synth pop band from Los Angeles is promoting its third album “Big Mess.” [7:30 p.m, Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]


kaneisee | collective: The performing arts ensemble opens a three-night engagement of “Readymade,” a show based on Marcel Duchamp’s art objects of 1917 that has 10 performers, commissioned costume and lighting design, original choreography and hundreds of rolls of toilet paper. [8 p.m., Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Chives: The bi-coastal contemporary jazz collective (Matthew Wohl on bass, Steven Lugerner on saxophones and clarinets and Max Jaffe on drums) celebrates its new release, “Yeaux.” [7:30 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., S.F.]

VoicePlay: The a cappella quintet from Florida which has competed on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” appears in a concert to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation. [Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University]

Day of the Dead Exhibition: The 17th annual show titled “A Promise Not to Forget: Dia de los Muertos 2016” — which celebrates the lives of artists and activists Cynthia Wallis, Silvia Parra and Martha Rodriguez — opens with a party. [6 to 9 p.m., SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

North By North: The Chicago garage-psych duo says its sound “toes the line between three-minute garage pop anthems and your dad’s favorite ‘prog-rock deep cuts’ cassette, with plenty of hooks.” [9 p.m., Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., S.F.]

Califone: The band describes its new album “Roomsound” as “equal parts haunting and lovely, off-kilter traces of electronica hovering over a folk foundation.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Philharmonia Orchestra, London: The musicians open a varied three-concert series with a program featuring
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5. [8 p.m,, Zellerbach Auditorium, near Dana Street and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley campus]

Unspoken: The film, a collaboration between Dance Theatre of San Francisco director Dexandro “D” Montalvo and visual artist RJ Muna, screens, along with a live performance and Q and A session with the artists. [8 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

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