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Sept. 13-14: Begin Anywhere/SF Camerawork, Tender, Tales and Legends from Mexico, Star Trek II, Sera Cahoone, Poetry Nap, Canyon Cinema 50, Poet Laureate Kim Shuck

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McNair Evans’ “Sparkstone 023001” is part of “Begin Anywhere,” the subject of an artists’ talk at SF Camerawork. (Courtesy SF Camerawork)
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13

Begin Anywhere: Photographers McNair Evans, Amanda Boe, Kevin Kunishi and Todd Hido discuss their work and lead a walk through San Francisco Camerawork’s exhibition “Begin Anywhere: Paths of Mentorship and Collaboration.” [6 to 8 p.m., 1011 Market St., second floor, S.F.]

Tender: The London duo of James Cullen and Dan Cobb started as the bedroom project of two flatmates tired of the “design-by-committee nature of larger musical groups.” [7:30 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Tales and Legends from Mexico: Writer-engineer Marcos Barraza speaks about his book “Cunetos y Leyendas,” a compendium of historical stories from Durango and Chihuahua. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Star Trek II-The Wrath of Khan: The science-fiction favorite screens in a 35th anniversary director’s cut by Nicholas Meyer. [2 and 7 p.m., Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Music on the Plaza: Annie Sampson, Concord’s blues and soul diva, closes the free summer concert series. [6 to 8 p.m., Sunvalley Shopping Center, 1 Sunvalley Mall, Concord]

Sera Cahoone: The Seattle indie songwriter returns to her early Americana influences on her new album, “From Where I Started,” and appears in her first full-band tour in five years. [8:30 p.m., Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Poetry Nap-The Nature of Love: Kabinet of Kuriosities’ premiere invites audiences to lie down, relax and “doze to poetry of the masters woven into an enchanting tale.” [8 p.m., Rudramandir, Main Sanctuary, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley]

Canyon Cinema 50: The five-part program focusing on the San Francisco distributor’s five-decade commitment to experimental film begins with co-founder/animator Lawrence Jordan sharing two new films and work by Bruce Conner, Bruce Baillie, and Gunvor Nelson. [7 p.m., UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14

Poet Laureate Kim Shuck: San Francisco’s seventh writer in the position speaks about her plans and reads from her work in an inaugural celebration. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

UN Women Global Voices Film Festival: Films by virtual reality directors, producers and technologists — independently produced works of fiction or documentary that highlight female narratives — screen. [6:30 p.m. GoPro HQ, 3000 Clearview Way, San Mateo]

Transform: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ inaugural festival of dance, theater and music — built around the question “Why citizenship?” — opens with a free happy hour (no-host bar) reception featuring artists and activists. [6:30 p.m., YBCA Forum, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Dead Winter Carpenters: The five-piece band from North Lake Tahoe, which blends Americana, roots rock and “tell-it-like-it-is alt country” headlines a gig with The Coffis Brothers and One Grass Two Grass. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Ozone Squeeze: The funk, soul and rock trio — Australian singer Rai Thistlethwayte, New York guitar virtuoso Oz Noy and deep-grooving drummer Darren Stanley — plays to promote its self-titled debut. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Crafting Something from Nothing: A reception and evening of poetry, memoir and performances coincides with “Art and Handcrafted Objects from America’s Concentration Camps,” a show honoring Japanese-Americans imprisoned in the U.S. during World War II. [5 p.m., Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery, Gleeson Library, Geschke Center. USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Tongo Eisen-Martin: The poet celebrates the release of “Heaven Is All Goodbyes,” his volume that’s No. 61 in City Lights Books’ Pocket Poets Series. [8 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Noel Anthony Escobar: In his cabaret act, the Bay Area musical theater veteran performs tunes from his favorite productions from his 20-year career and roles he still hopes to play. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

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