San Francisco Dia de los Muertos observances include a Festival of Altars at Garfield Square and a procession beginning at 7 p.m. at 22nd and Bryant streets on Nov. 2. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 1-2: Sisters, Erik Jekabson Quintet, Franced Dinkelspiel, Dada World Fair, Boy & Bear, Lawrence Levy, Dia de los Muertos


Sisters: The “scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness,” director Brian De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism starring Margot Kidder as Siamese twins, screens in the “Terror Tuesdays” series. [10:15 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F.]

Jazz double bill: San Francisco trumpeter Erik Jekabson appears with his quintet in a lineup also featuring saxophonist Patrick Wolff’s sextet. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Frances Dinkelspiel: The award-winning journalist speaks about and signs copies of her new book “Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California.” [7 p.m., Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Comedy Showcase: The eclectic lineup includes Matt Gubser, D. Tyler, Emily Van Dyke, Jon Allen, Jason Anderson, Ralph Tilson, Elisia Gonzales, Travis Davis and Timothy Renato Pizza. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Gett-The Trial of Vivian Amsalem: The acclaimed film about an Israeli woman who fights for years to obtain a divorce from her devout husband, screens, sponsored by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies; RSVP at [6 p.m., Magnes Collection, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley]

Dada World Fair 2016: The 13-day festival observing the 100th anniversary of the emergence of the influential counterculture artistic and literary movement begins with a free opening night benediction, “13 Dada Manifestos.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Boy & Bear: The Australian indie folk rock band’s latest album is “Limit of Love.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Lawrence Levy: The former corporate attorney who helped transform a tiny design studio into a multi-billion dollar empire speaks about his book “To Pixar and Beyond” at the ticketed event. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]


Festival of Altars: The annual, alcohol-free Dia de los Muertos event honors people who have passed; participants are invited to bring flowers, candles and mementos to place on altars. [4 to 11 p.m., Garfield Square, Harrison and 26th streets, S.F.]

Dia de los Muertos Procession: El Colectivo del Rescate Cultural presents the 34th annual non-commercial event observing the the traditional Meso-American holiday dedicated to ancestors and honoring “both death and the cycle of life.” [7 p.m., starts at 22nd and Bryant streets, S.F.]

San Mateo Veterans Small Business Seminar: The free presentation features governmental representatives offering information and answering questions about contracts with the State of California, veterans’ business exemptions and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. [8:30 a.m., David J. Chetcuti Community Room, 450 Poplar Ave., Millbrae; call (888) 847-9652 to register]

Newtown Live-A National Conversation: The comprehensive documentary about the deadliest mass shooting of U.S. schoolchildren (on Dec, 14, 2012) screens, accompanied by a discussion moderated by CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. [7:30 p.m., Century San Francisco Centre, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Jeremiah Tower: The celebrity chef of Stars fame, widely credited as one of the creators of New American and California cuisine, is promoting his new book, “Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother.” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

John A. Gunn: The Commonwealth Club presents the chairman emeritus of Dodge & Cox (who’s been called “the Warren Buffet of the Bay Area”) speaking on “The Secret Sauce of Dodge & Cox’s Investment Strategy.” [7:45 p.m., Outdoor Art Club, 1 W. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley]

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink: The attraction (which continues through Jan. 16) kicks off the skating season with a performance by Buyi Zama, (Rafiki in the tour of Disney’s “The Lion King”) and a special appearance from the San Francisco Giants’ own Lou Seal. [9 a.m., Union Square, Stockton and Geary streets, S.F.]

Skin Deep-The Art of Tattoo: The exhibit opens with reception including a screening of “Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World,” Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton, authors of “Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos,” and a demonstration by artist Paul Mullowne. [6 to 9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Alonzo King LINES Ballet: Opening a six-performance run, the contemporary troupe presents a premiere featuring mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani onstage, and the reprise of 2013’s “Meyer,” a collaboration with bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

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