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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15

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.]

THURSDAY, FEB 16

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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