“Free CeCe,” a documentary about LGBTQ activist CeCe McDonald, opens the S.F. Transgender Film Festival at the Roxie. (Courtesy photo)

“Free CeCe,” a documentary about LGBTQ activist CeCe McDonald, opens the S.F. Transgender Film Festival at the Roxie. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 10-11: S.F. Transgender Film Festival, Depravities of War, Matt Nathanson, Pete RG, Rae Sremmurd, Nick Neely, Montclair Women’s Big Band

THURSDAY, NOV. 10

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival: The 15th annual event, a four-day affair, begins with “Free CeCe,” a documentary about African American bi-trans woman and LGBTQ activist CeCe McDonald, who was sent to a men’s prison after a violent brawl. [8 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

The Depravities of War: Artist Sandow Birk and master printer Paul Mullowney speak at the opening of an exhibit of 15 monumental woodblock prints which “invite” thought “about the recent Iraq War on a monumental scale.” [5 p.m., Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco, 660 Parker Ave, S.F.]

Matt Nathanson: The Bay Area pop rocker headlines the Live At Aloft Hotels tour, with 2015 Project Aloft Star winner Nate Botsford opening. [7 p.m., XYZ Bar, Aloft San Francisco Airport, 401 E. Millbrae Ave., Millbrae]

Pete RG: The Los Angeles indie pop artist has a “post-rock sound that packs enough power to be considered an arena rock contender while still remaining smooth and sophisticated.” [9 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

Crushed Out: Husband-and-wife, electrified garage surf blues duo Frankie Sunswept and Moselle Spiller’s 2016 album is “Alien Ocean.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Rae Sremmurd: The hip-hop duo is made up of Mississippi brothers Khalif “Swae Lee” Brown and Aaquil “Slim Jxmmi” Brown from Tupelo. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Great Useful Stuff: The San Francisco-based online boutique for home and lifestyle items opens a holiday pop up store. [8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Embarcadero BART Station, 298 Market St., S.F.]

Nick Neely: The Santa Cruz-bred author speaks about “Coast Range,” his collection of essays about his time living off the grid in the Pacific Northwest. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Toro Y Moi: Chillwave, indie pop, hip-hop and jazz producer Chaz Bundick is promoting “Live From Trona,” a concert film made under the Trona Pinnacles in the Mojave Desert. [8 p.m., [UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

FRIDAY, NOV. 11

Montclair Women’s Big Band: Presidio Sessions hosts the group, a nearly 20-year-old “swing machine uniting the Bay Area’s best jazz women,” in a free show. [6 p.m., Officer’s Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio of S.F.; RSVP to www.presidio.gov/events]

BATS Improv: The troupe celebrates its 30th anniversary in the first of two weekend performances of its signature style of improvisation; a reception with company members and alumni follows. [8 p.m., Bayfront Theater, Building B, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

The New Mastersounds, Turkuaz: The four-piece jazz fusion and funk band from Leeds, England, co-headlines with Brooklyn-based funk band Turkuaz. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

El Son de la Misión: The piece by John Calloway and Carlos Baron draws on 50 years of changing styles (from 1960 to the present) as it examines the history of the Mission District through music. [8 p.m., Brava, 2781-24th St., S.F.]

Artificial Experiences: Artists, designers, engineers, architects, makers and hackers gather for an evening dedicated to exploring how value is assigned to “experiences inside and outside of our screens.” [6 p.m., Hotel Zetta, 55 Fifth St., S.F.]

Luciano Chessa and The Living Earth Show
: Bay Area extreme chamber music iconoclasts perform a surreal, minimalist piece “Squeeze! Squeeze! Squeeze!,” described as a “meditation over chapter 94 of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick,” at sea. [7:45 p.m., Commodore Cruises, 2394 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda]

Farallon Quintet: The string and clarinet ensemble and guest pianist play a program featuring the premiere “Sextet” by Durwynne Hsieh, along with works by Copland, Prokofiev and Maria von Weber. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Temple of the Dog: The Seattle supergroup with members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden is touring for the first time since forming in 1990: Bay Area favorite blues, soul, roots rocker Fantastic Negrito (aka Xavier Dphrepaulezz) opens. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]
CalendarDepravities of WarMatt NathansonMontclair Women's Big BandNick NeelyPete RGRae SremmurdS.F. Transgender Film Festival

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