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Sept. 20-21: Kicking Facebook, Welcome to Night Vale, Zoe Chrosher, Alison Faith Levy, Donald Knuth, Matthew Fox, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Seratones

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Alabama’s rollicking St. Paul & The Broken Bones appear at the Fox in Oakland on Sept. 21. (Courtesy David McClister)


Kicking Facebook: In her one-woman Fringe Festival presentation, Margery Kreitman charmingly describes her love/hate relationship with social media. [8:30 p.m., EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Welcome to Night Vale: Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, creators of the popular podcast set in a town where conspiracy theories are real, appear in conversation with Glen David Gold and answer questions about Night Vale books. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Zoe Crosher: The photographer and contemporary artist, who is known for works that blur reality, fantasy and expectation, speaks as part of the S.F. Art Institute’s Visiting Artist and Scholars Lecture Series. [7 p.m., Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Alison Faith Levy Sings Shalom!: The lively musician’s show is a an introduction to Jewish music for kids and families. [10 a.m., S.F. Public Library Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

McNair Evans: Fine Arts Museums chief curator Julian Cox joins the photographer for a talk about “In Search of Great Men,” his exhibit in City Hall which documents a series of cross-country trips in which he met passengers on trains. [6 p.m., San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness Ave., Suite 126, S.F.]

Matthew Fox: The former Dominican priest, “the most-read theologian in North America” who has written more than 30 books, speaks on “the evolution of religion toward a broader spiritual path.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Anne Clermont: The animal behaviorist speaks about “Learning to Fall,” her “behind-the-curtains peek into the glamorous but often heartbreaking world of competitive show jumping.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Donald Knuth: The author of “The Art of Computer Programming” and Stanford professor emeritus reminisces about his work as a university professor, computer programmer and researcher. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


St. Paul & The Broken Bones: The Alabama rock and soul ensemble led by off-the-charts vocalist Paul Janeway has appeared with the Rolling Stones and is promoting its sophomore album “Sea of Noise”; Seratones, up-and-coming gospel rockers from Shreveport, La., featuring front woman A.J. Haynes, open the show. [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Die Antwoord: The South African rap-rave group formed in Cape Town in 2008 headlines a show with Crystal Castles, an experimental electronic band from Toronto that’s the project of Ethan Kath. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.,]

Alison Gopnik: The child psychologist, promoting her new book “The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship between Parents and Children,” appears in conversation with psychologist Dacher Keltner. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Mrs Magician: The “dismal-pop fuzz garage pop surf” band headlines a show with Dirty Denim, playing rock, and the Bye Bye Blackbirds, playing indie rock and power pop. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

LOLO: The singer-songwriter, an “explosion of raw, fiery soul” and cast member of the original Broadway production of “Spring Awakening.” opens for YouTube sensation, soul trio Thirdstory. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Natural Duality: Abstract paintings and sculpture by Oakland-based artist Kim Thoman, which explore the concept “that opposites are in everything,” are on view through Oct. 9. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame]

Steve Kerr: Cal Performances presents the Golden State Warriors coach with UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks discussing Kerr’s leadership of the basketball team, the role of sports in building community, and Kerr’s personal history and ties to academia. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, near Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue, UC Berkeley campus]

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