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Sept. 11-12: Ásgeir, Eric Litwin, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Timbrell, Natalie Pratt, David Hathwell, Growlers, Connor Youngblood

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Icelandic artist Asgeir, appearing at The Fillmore, has the new album “Afterglow.” (Courtesy Sony Music)


: On his latest album “Afterglow,” the Icelandic singer “leaves behind the folk-tinged acoustics of his debut album, ‘In The Silence,’ and dives into melancholic electronica in its purest form.” [8 p.m., Fillmore , 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Eric Litwin: The bestselling kids’ author and musician appears in his dance party with Pete the Cat and Groovy Joe. [4 p.m., Reading Bug, 785 Laurel St., San Carlos]

Salman Rushie: The award-winning novelist, whose latest book “The Golden House” takes on Donald Trump, appears in conversation with Michael Chabon in a City Arts & Lectures presentation. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

New Work by Margaret Timbrell
: The embroidery artist opens a show of two groups of work: “Auto-Corrected,” donated autocorrect fails embroidered onto vintage imagery, and “RedWork,” traditional redwork embroideries about parenthood; and hosts a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14. [1 to 5 p.m., Pacific Felt Factory, 2830 20th St., S.F.]

Natalie Pratt: When her debut album came out in 2015, Rolling Stone and Time put the Nashville-based singer-songwriter among the handful of artists “you need to know.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

David Hathwell: The writer and musician discusses his second collection of poetry, “Between Dog and Wolf,” a follow up to 2016’s praised debut “Muses.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

The Growlers: The Southern California party band that’s grown into a “traveling circus of psychedelia” with a cult following has added a fourth and final show. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F]


Conner Youngblood: The Nashville based singer-songwriter has made a stir with “The Generation of Lift,” an EP with intricate, original instrumentation, simplicity in song structure and introspective lyrics. [8:30 p.m., Café du Nord, 2140 Market St., S.F.]

Commonwealth Club New Building
: The longtime civic group celebrates its new permanent building with a parade and ribbon-cutting ceremony. [12:15 p.m., start at Ferry Building, to 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Esai Morales: The award-winning actor and activist appears in San Mateo County Community College District and Cañada College’s presentation of Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers live conversation series. [6 p.m., Cañada College, Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City]

Drew Daywalt, Matt Meyers: The writer of “The Day the Crayons Quit” and illustrator of “Battle Bunny” — both “Star Wars” fanatics — talk about their latest work, “BB8.” [6 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Adam Gopnik: The famed New Yorker writer appears in “The Gates,” a one-man show of stories from his 30 years as a husband, father and writer, presented by City Arts & Lectures. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Starbelly’s BBQ Spare Ribs Patio Picnic: Chef Adam Timney has cooked up a special menu in the third event of the eatery’s patio picnic series. [6 and 8 p.m., 3583 16th St., S.F.]

Corbin & Shlohmo
: The mysterious, moody R&B stylist formerly known as Spooky Black appears on a bill with Shlohmo, the alias of Henry Laufer, an avant-garde hip-hop producer/electronic musician from Los Angeles. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Andrew Belle: The singer-songwriter, whose third recording “Dive Deep” has been compared to efforts by peers like James Blake and Bon Iver, plays a sold out show. [9 p.m., Brick + Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

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