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Oct. 9-10: Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Heroes, Maxine Rose Schur, I Wake Up Dreaming!, Litquake’s You Can’t Write That, Rosetta, Everything Everything, Trevor Sensor

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Cindy Tobeck, with a 1,910 pound gourd, won 2016’s Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. (Courtesy photo)
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MONDAY, OCT. 9

Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off: Monster gourds in the neighborhood of a ton or more vie for a world record in the 44th annual event. [7 a.m. to 11 a.m., I.D.E.S. Grounds, 735 Main St., Half Moon Bay]

Heroes: Porchlight hosts Owen Egerton, Laleh Khadivi, Cleve Jones, Amber Tamblyn, Carvell Wallace and Norman Zelaya telling stories about heroes in a Litquake event preceded at 7 p.m. by Typewriter Rodeo, in which poets write on the spot on any suggested topic. [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Maxine Rose Schur
: The award-winning travel writer’s tales of her unusual honeymoon are collected in her illustrated volume, “Places in Time: Reflections on a Journey.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

You Can’t Write That!: The free Litquake program features a diverse set of writers (Faith Adiele, Vanessa Hua, Chad Koch and Kaitlin Solimine) discussing the question of cultural appropriation, and how it influences their willingness to write outside the confines of their experience and background. [7 p.m., San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island St., S.F.]

I Wake Up Dreaming!: The Castro Theatre hosts Elliot Lavine’s acclaimed “film noir cavalcade of cinematic oddities,” a five-week Monday night series with a double bill featuring Fritz Lang’s “Ministry of Fear” followed by Vincent Sherman’s “All Through the Night.” [5:30 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Sukkah Studio: Ari Salomon is the guest artist in the museum’s special hut-building installation celebrating Judaism’s autumn harvest holiday. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Rosetta: The 13-year-old post-metal band from Philadelphia headlines a show with Arizona-based sludge trio North opening. [8 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Everything Everything: The latest album from the 10-year-old English indie art rock band from Manchester is 2017’s “A Fever Dream.” [8 p.m., Bimbo’s, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

TUESDAY, OCT. 10

Trevor Sensor
: Promoters describe the young artist’s debut album “Andy Warhol’s Dream” as “ part of a literate folk lineage that runs from Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan through Tom Waits and onto the likes of Bon Iver, Bright Eyes and Sufjan Stevens. [8:30 p.m., Café du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Thelonious Monk’s 100th Birthday: Noise Records celebrates the great composer, pianist and band leader with screenings of Michael Blackwood’s 1968 documentaries “Monk” and “Monk in Europe” along with live jazz. [5 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Day of the Dead Installations: The interactive displays include “Monumental Altar,” from Puebla, Mexico, and “Heroes of the Mission” by Adrian Arias. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Graham Elwood: The cohost of the weekly podcast “Comedy Film Nerds” with Chris Mancini brings his standup act to town. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Charles Sykes: The MSNBC contributor speaks on the topic of his book “How the Right Lost Its Mind” in conversation with John Zippere. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 111 Embarcadero, S.F.]

LEON: The Swedish indie pop singer (born Lotta Lindgren) named an “artist to watch” by Entertainment Weekly headlines a sold-out show. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Beretta weekday brunch: The popular restaurant which doesn’t typically take reservations is changing the policy for a one-day, $25 hangover brunch for guests and competitors following Monday’s invitation-only Mission Margarita Brawl. [11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 1199 Valencia St., S.F.]

Mark Broussard: The Louisiana-born singer songwriter’s “Bayou soul” sound mixes classic R&B, rock and pop with a Southern twist; New Orleans-based indie pop singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton opens. [7:30 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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