Too Close to Touch, an award-winning underground band from Kentucky, appears on a bill with Waterparks at Bottom of the Hill. (Courtesy Epitaph Records)

Too Close to Touch, an award-winning underground band from Kentucky, appears on a bill with Waterparks at Bottom of the Hill. (Courtesy Epitaph Records)

Feb. 15-16: Too Close to Touch, Min Jin Lee, Robert Rosenbaum, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Winter Cocktails and the Farmers Market, Batsheva Dance Company, Sandy Cressman


Too Close to Touch: The post-hardcore group from Kentucky, which won for 2016’s best underground band at the Alternative Press Music Awards, co-headlines with Waterparks. [7:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

I Want to Weave the Weft of Time: The 29-minute documentary, in Italian with English subtitles, explores the skills, patience and artistry of Sardinia’s hand weavers, the “tessitori artigianali.” [6:30 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Min Jin Lee
: The writer discusses her novel “Pachinko,” a saga of a Korean family in exile from its homeland, which Junot Diaz calls “a powerful meditation on what immigrants sacrifice to achieve a home in the world.” [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Robert Rosenbaum
: The psychotherapist and Zen practitioner speaks about topics in his book, ““What’s Wrong with Mindfulness (and What Isn’t).” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
: The Denver-based alt country “gothabilly” band’s latest album is “The Commandments According to SCAC.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market: The Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture fund-raiser ($65 and up) includes “literary-inspired libations from the Bay’s best bartenders and bookish bites from some of the city’s hottest chefs.” [5:30 p.m., 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Patricia Schultz
: The renowned travel writer, author “1000 Places To See Before You Die,” talks about emerging destinations. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Batsheva Dance Company: The celebrated Israeli troupe known for its “profoundly expressive movement vocabulary” performs choreographer Ohad Naharin’s “Last Work.” [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]


Sandy Cressman: The Bay Area vocalist who dives into lesser-known styles of Brazilian music releases “Entre Amigos” with album collaborators and guests Ray Obiedo, Ian Faquini, Harvey Wainapel, David Belove, Ami Molinelli and Jasnam Singh from Rio de Janeiro. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Dark Star Orchestra: The active Grateful Dead tribute band opens a two-night engagement. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Bret Ernst: The “Wild West” comic known for his roller skating bit appears in a multiple-night stand, with fellow podcaster Pete Giovine. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Comedy Returns to El Rio!: The monthly event showcasing multicultural comics features Diane Amos (The Pine Sol Lady), Will Durst, Yayne Abeba, Steve Lee and Lisa Geduldig. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

S.F. Symphony John Adams 70th Birthday Celebration
: “The Gospel According to the Other Mary,” Adams’ 21st-century passion oratorio is conducted by Grant Gershon. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Ayelet Waldman: City Arts & Lectures’ Conversations on Science series presents the acclaimed Bay Area writer talking about her latest book, “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Katie Kitamura
: The author — about whom one critic wrote “combines the calm complexity of Joseph Conrad with the pacing and reveal of Patricia Highsmith” — speaks about “A Separation,” her “gripping” new novel about the end of a marriage. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Bootycandy: Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience and Brava present Robert O’Hara’s semi-biographical subversive comedy, which “interrogates the intersection of blackness, queerness and artistry.” [7 p.m., Brava Theatre, 2781 24th St., S.F.]Batsheva Dance CompanyCalendarMin Jin LeePatricia SchultzRobert RosenbaumSandy CressmanSlim Cessna's Auto ClubToo Close to TouchWinter Cocktails and the Farmers Market

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