Nov. 1-3: When Did Your Hands Become A Weapon?, Eric Hutchinson, Jeffrey Thomas Leong, Felipe Esparza, Jackpot, SETI X, NRBQ, SF International Tea Festival, Lard Butt 1K, Abhinaya Dance Company, Joyce Manor, 38Makers 2018


When Did Your Hands Become A Weapon?: Cultural Odyssey — a collaboration between Rhodessa Jones, Women’s HIV Program UCSF and The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women — observes its 40th anniversary with a new “healing” production taking on issues surrounding the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment of women. [8 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Eric Hutchinson & The Believers: Melding pop, soul, reggae, folk and Americana, the songwriter and his band play from the catchy new album “Modern Happiness.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St. S.F.]

Jeffrey Thomas Leong: The poet reads from “Wild Geese Sorrow: Angel Island Wall Poems,” his recently published book of translations of the Chinese wall poems found at the Angel Island Immigration Station, where immigrations were detained and interrogated from 1910-40. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic rooms, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Stephen Hawking-A Celebration of His Life and Work: Astronomy professor Andrew Fraknoi’s introductory, non-technical talk summarizes Hawking’s life and addresses the importance of his scientific work. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Coyuchi Launch Party: The organic cotton linen company opens its first holiday pop-up store with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., 1400 Tennessee St., S.F.

Earthly Delights: The solo show of Scott Fraser’s “ambitiously witty and highly detailed paintings,” running through Dec. 22, opens with a reception and book-signing. [5:30 to 8 p.m.,Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 464 Sutter St., S.F.]

Twelfth Night: Arabian Shakespeare Festival presents the Shakespeare comedy with a six-person cast, directed by Audrey Rumsby. [8 p.m., Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Igor Levit: San Francisco Performances presents the pianist and 2018 Gilmore Artist in program of works by Schumann, Busoni, Wagner and Liszt illustrating how the great Romantics reinterpreted composers of earlier eras. [7:30 p.m. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

All The Way: Palo Alto Players stage the local premiere of Robert Schenkkan’s historical drama depicting “accidental president” Lyndon Johnson’s first year in office as he struggles to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. [7:30 p.m., Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]


Felipe Esparza: The comic from HBO’s “Translate This” went from being raised in the projects in a family of nine living in a gang-infested Los Angeles neighborhood to winning TV’s “Last Comic Standing.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Jackpot!: California College of the Arts’ Wattis Institute celebrates 20 years with a free party in which the site is transformed into game show set, with music, dancing and fun based on “Price is Right,” “Jeopardy,” “Family Feud” and other classics. [7 p.m., 360 Kansas St., S.F.

SETI X: APATure Music Showcase, a program promoting the Asian and Pacific Islander community, presents a concert with the MC (aka Mandeep Sethi) whom GQ called “India’s booming hip hop scene’s new voice.” [9 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

NRBQ: The super fun veteran rockers — Terry Adams, Joey Spampinato, Al Anderson and Tom Ardolino — are performing the full 1977 album “All Hopped Up.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

ODC/Dance unplugged: “World’s on Fire” offers a look at a new collaboration between choreographers Kate Weare and Brenda Way and musician Jeff Kazor of The Crooked Jades. [7 p.m., ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St., S.F.]

Thrice: The 20-year-old Southern California band led by Dustin Kensrue has new 10th studio recording “Palms,” which encompasses “everything from viscerally charged post-hardcore to piano-driven balladry.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

TURFinc: The Oakland based hip-hop company teaching city kids to learn fundamentals appears in the free lunchtime show presented by the Rotunda Dance Series. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Carleton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Pear Flambé Cabaret: Local singers Juanita Harris and Karyn Rondeau, joined by Anthone Jackson and Brian Palac, appear in the evening of gospel, jazz, R&B and standards. [7 p.m., Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View]

Tall Heights: The Boston electro-folk duo (Paul Wright and Tim Harrington) plays from “Pretty Colors For Your Actions” headlining a bill with Old Sea Brigade: Nashville-based, Atlanta-born singer-songwriter Ben Cramer. [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Wonderful Town: Hillbarn Theatre youth actors open a three-performance run of the Tony-winning 1953 musical about two sisters, one an aspiring writer and the other a dancer—who move from their hometown in Ohio to Greenwich Village to fulfill their dreams. [7 p.m., 1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

Anne Sajdera: The jazz pianist and composer releases the CD “New Year” in a concert with horn player Miroslav Hloucal and saxophonist Jan Feco; the band also appears at 8 p.m. Saturday at Piedmont Piano Co. in Oaklande. [8 p.m., Savanna Jazz, 1189 Laurel St., San Carlos]

Still Corners: Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray’s dreamy act combines “spacey experiments of Vangelis, cinematic sounds of Ennio Morricone and 1980s synth pop.” [9:30 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

Luna Mexicana: In a Day of the Dead-themed program for families, Oakland Ballet premieres “Viva la Vida,” a work based on the life of Frida Kahlo co-choreographed by Oakland Ballet director Graham Lustig and Martín Romero of Ballet Folklorico Mexico Danza. [7:30 p.m. Paramount, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Late Czarist Russian Artistic Brilliance: Humanities West’s two-day program of lectures, discussion and musical performances explores enduring works by great artists from Pushkin, Gogol and Turgenev to Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. [7:30 p.m.,Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]


San Francisco International Tea Festival: A porcelain cup for tasting hundreds of teas from more than 30 vendors, samples and lectures comprise the $25 per-person event. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ferry Building Marketplace, Embarcadero at Market Street, S.F.]

Lard Butt 1K: The walk-run-waddle, “dedicated to the below-average athlete in all of us” and offering donut booths (rather than water stations) and a post-event beer garden, benefits SF-Marin Food Bank; same-day registration begins at 8 a.m. [9:30 a.m., Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Joyce Manor: Describing the California group’s fifth studio album “ Million Dollars to Kill Me,” the New York Times said, “Pop-punk has never been known for its gestures toward maturity, but Joyce Manor is an exception.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Style ‘18: The two-day juried show and sale offers wares from 40 local, national and international contemporary fashion, jewelry and accessories artists. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St., S.F.]

Death and Dying Workshop: Oakland-based conceptual artist Lindsay Tunkl, author of “When You Die You Will Not Be Scared To Die,” leads a Day of the Dead-themed session for those who want to come to terms with their own mortality. [6 to 8 p.m., Adobe Books, 3130 24th St., S.F.]

Public Matters: An exhibition of never-before-seen photographs from Reagan-era San Francisco by Berkeley-based artist Janet Delaney, opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., EUQINOM Gallery, 1295 Alabama St., S.F.]

Abhinaya Dance Company: The Bay Area South Indian classical company’s “Stories of Justice” addresses the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in an original piece done in the Bharatanatyam style. [7 p.m., Mexican Heritage Plaza​, ​1700 ​Alum Rock Ave., San Jose]

38Makers 2018: The early-in-the-season gift fair is curated by Pinterest for shoppers looking for “artisan, locally-made gifts in a unique and festive setting.” [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 651 Brannan St., S.F.]

Love Jerks: The San Francisco glam-rock duo releases its album “Million Movies” in “a cinematic and srreal rock opera” performance. [7 p.m., Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Fresh Voices Festival of New Works: Goat Hall Productions’ 18th annual event is a cabaret-style show of opera and arias including works by Matthew Owens, John Gehl & Giorgio Spagnoli, Mark Alburger, William Bolcom, Ned Rorem, Doug Brandt, Zachary M. Watkins and Jude Navari. [7 p.m., Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

Potrero Hill History Night: The 19th annual event, with talks by architectural historian Jonathan Lammers, former Pickle Family Circus member Michael Ohta and cartographer Doug Spurling, is preceded by a 5:30 p.m. get-together with pizza and dessert. [7 p.m., Downtown High School, 693 Vermont St., S.F.]

Susan R. Kirshenbaum: The artist hosts a reception for her open studios show of recent figurative collages, presented in a limited edition of framed prints on paper. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, 647 Irving St., S.F.]

Lindsay Lou: One writer said the Michigan folk singer sounds like “a soul band and a bluegrass band all at the same time.” [9 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Blanco White: Noise Pop presents the solo project of Londoner Josh Edwards, who studied guitar in Spain and charango in Bolivia, whose music blends elements Latin American and Andalusian sounds with “influences closer to home.” [8 p.m. Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Paul Galbraith
: San Francisco Performances presents the guitarist, known for unusually holding his instrument like a cello, in a duos concert with cellist Antonio Meneses with works by Schubert, Gnatalli, Haydn, Pereira and the premiere of Mehmari’s Brazilian Suite No. 2. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jordi Savall: In ‘The Routes of Slavery,” the composer, viola da gambist and historian gathers dancers, singers and musicians to pay homage to the music of Europe, Africa and the Americas. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way at Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

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