May 15-16: Bay to Breakers, California Book Awards, Agents of Change, James Hetfield, Sammy Hagar, Earplay


Bay to Breakers: Some 100,000 folks are expected to run, walk and/or watch the 105th edition of The City’s biggest race and spectacle. [Begins at 8 a.m. at Howard and Main streets; ends at Ocean Beach, S.F.]

California Book Awards: Monologist Josh Kornbluth hosts the program, which includes readings and remarks by award-winning authors, as well as the opportunity to meet nominated and honored authors and purchase their books. [1 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Archana Pidathala: The author speaks about “Five Morsels of Love,” her celebratory translation of a Telugu (a south Indian language) cookbook her grandmother wrote in 1975, [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Don Quixote: Mission Academy of Performing Arts, a consortium of youth arts programs, stages a musical adaptation of Cervantes’ timeless tale. [2 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Cappella SF: Ragnar Bohlin directs the professional chamber choir in a program of Norwegian works with a focus on the country’s most noted composer, Edvard Grieg. [5 p.m., St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St., S.F.]

Trio 180: The program “Russian Romantics” features violinist Ann Miller, cellist Nina Flyer and pianist Sonia Leong playing trios by Arensky and Tchaikovsky. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Yuna: The Malaysian singer-songwriter, who mixes pop, folk and R&B, is promoting her album “Chapters,” headlining a concert with Atlanta-based fashion-and-dance artist BOSCO, [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Shannon Bryant: The California based singer-songwriter (inspired by pop greats such as Carole King) plays from her new release “Light.” [7 p.m., Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Agents of Change: The documentary about the black student-led protest movement at colleges in the 1960s, and its connection to today’s Black Lives Matter movement, screens, with a talk featuring the filmmakers moderated by KRON’s Pam Moore. [1 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Acoustic-4-A-Cure: James Hetfield and Sammy Hagar headline the concert benefiting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital; the bill also includes Melissa Etheridge, Tommy Lee, John Mayer, Pat Monahan and Joe Satriani. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Earplay: The contemporary chamber group performs works by Stefan Wolpe, Vivian Fung and premieres by Nick Bacchetto and Lee Hyla. [7:30 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Matti Friedman: The former Jerusalem reporter for the Associated Press speaks about “Pumpkinflowers,” a true story of Israeli soldiers (including himself) charged with securing a hilltop in hostile territory in Lebanon, in conversation with Philip Gourevitch, who detailed genocide in Rwanda in “We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Jon Fine: The editor of Inc. magazine and former rock guitarist discusses “Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear),” his memoir charting 30 years of the American indie rock underground. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Joanna Newsom: City Arts & Lectures presents the critically-acclaimed harpist, keyboardist, vocalist, lyricist and actress in conversation with Dave Eggers, author of “The Circle.” [7 p.m.., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Jojo Moyes: The British writer, two-time winner of Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists’ Association, discusses her latest book “Me Before You.” [5 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Sean Carroll: The physicist from California Institute of Technology is the author of “The Particle at the End of the Universe and The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself.” [8 p.m., Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

I Hope You Dance: Inspired by Lee Ann Womack’s song, the documentary about faith features luminaries including Graham Nash, Vince Gill, Brian Wilson, Maya Angelou and Joel Osteen. [7 p.m., Sundance Kabuki, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

Barbara Kruger: Cantor Arts Center presents the renowned conceptual artist whose work explores consumerism, identity and sexuality, in conversation with Alexander Nemerov, chair of Stanford’s department of art history. [5:30 p.m., CEMEX Auditorium, 655 Knight Way, Stanford University]

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