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Sept. 12-13: This Is Not a Selfie, Commonwealth Club Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Kim Shuck, Anne Evers Hitz, Ryan Gattis, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Dave Thomason, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

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Lisa Anne Auerbach’s 2009 “Take this Knitting Machine and Shove It” is in “This Is Not a Selfie” at the San Jose Museum of Art. (Courtesy Lisa Anne Auerbach/Gavlak Gallery/Museum Associates/LACMA)
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 12

This Is Not a Selfie: The exhibition, visiting from the Los Angeles County of Art, includes images ranging from early 19th-century experiments through contemporary techniques ands works by Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Alfred Stieglitz and others. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose]

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.]

Kim Shuck: San Francisco’s poet laureate (and accomplished artist) appears in an evening of readings with Ingrid Keir, MK Chavez, Aja Couchois Duncan and EK Keith. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Anne Evers Hitz: The fifth-generation San Franciscan speaks about “Images of America: San Francisco’s Ferry Building,” which reveals the history of one The City’s most beloved landmarks in pictures. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Ryan Gattis: The Los Angeles-based novelist reads from his latest offering “Safe,” a thriller about a freelance safecracker that asks the question: How far would you go to protect the ones you love? [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Albert Flynn DeSilver
: The memoir writer and Marin County’s poet laureate from 2008-10 discusses his book “Writing As A Path To Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas: The Cuban Mexican American frontwoman and her band are promoting their bilingual sophomore album “Telephone / Telefono,” a mix of Goth pop, Latin rock, psychedelic surf, punk cabaret, dancehall and balladry. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Dave Thomason: The Los Angeles-based comic was a writer for “@midnight,” the recently defunct late-night Comedy Central Internet-based panel game show hosted by Chris Hardwick, [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13


Bill Monroe Birthday Celebration
: Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Brandon Godman, Patrick Sauber, Sam Grisman and special guests from the Northwest Joe Seamons, Ben Hunter and Phil Wiggins pay tribute to the bluegrass great. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Martha Conway: The San Francisco writer discusses “The Underground River,” her historical novel set aboard a 19th century riverboat theater about a naive seamstress who is blackmailed into saving runaways on the Underground Railroad. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

9Electric: The Southern California band “bridges the gaps of electro and heavy, electronic metal and industrial music into a new sound”; Death Valley High opens. [7:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 376 11th St., S.F.]

Daniel Kane: The author discusses “Do You Have A Band?: Poetry And Punk Rock In New York City,” which reveals how Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Richard Hell, Eileen Myles and others made an impact on American culture. [7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Ott & The All-Seeing I
: The U.K.-based dub and downtempo composer and producer headlines a bill with SIXIS and spacegeishA. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Tia Carroll: The Bay Area blues and soul singer has rightly been compared to Tina Turner, Koko Taylor and Aretha Franklin. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Against Me!: The punk band, led by transgender artist Laura Jane Grace, is playing from its seventh album “Shape Shift With Me”; Los Angeles based Bleached opens. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art
: The exhibit featuring a reproduction of a rediscovered mural by the New Deal-era artist (whose “City Life” is at Coit Tower) opens with a reception and talk by historian Robert Cherny. [5 to 7 p.m., Labor Archives and Research Center, Leonard Library, Room 460, SFSU, 1630 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

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