The San Mateo Harvest Festival, a three-day affair with arts and crafts and entertainment, opens at the San Mateo Event Center. (Courtesy photo)

The San Mateo Harvest Festival, a three-day affair with arts and crafts and entertainment, opens at the San Mateo Event Center. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 11-12: San Mateo Harvest Festival, Veterans Day at War Memorial, Presidio walking tour, SF Hip Hop DanceFest, The New Up

FRIDAY, NOV. 11

San Mateo Harvest Festival: Art, jewelry, photography, specialty foods, clothing, toys, decor and more are for sale at what’s billed as the largest arts and crafts show on the West Coast. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

Veterans Day at S.F. War Memorial Veterans Building: Exhibits “WWII in the Philippines” and “Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between & With Members of the Armed Forces” are on view, along with a 4 p.m. re-dedication of the restored S.F. Veterans Memorial and reception; RSVP to SFVietnamVeteranMemorial@gmail.com. [1 p.m., 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Veterans’ Day Ceremony and Parade 2016: The United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County sponsors the observances. [10:30 a.m. ceremony, Plaza de Cesar Chavez; parade starts at noon on Santa Clara Street Highway 87, and goes down Market Street, San Jose]

City Guides Presidio walking tour: Barbara Cannella leads the Veterans Day journey, which focuses on how the site evolved from military post to earthquake refuge to national park. [1 p.m., Officer’s Club, Main Post, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio of S.F.]

Random Access: The exhibit by Michael Shemchuk, whose mixed-media paintings use soothing colors and urban designs that “evoke a modern tribal experience,” opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., Bryant Street Gallery, 532 Bryant St., Palo Alto]

Kristin Elizabeth Clark: The young adult author speaks about her news book “Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity,” in which a transgender teen and her best friend embark on a road trip. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Greg Bardsley
: The former Silicon Valley speechwriter, ghostwriter, newspaper reporter and columnist talks about his funny new novel, “The Bob Watson.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

Ines Di Santo Trunk Show: Brides are invited to consider gowns from the designer’s latest collection, with prices starting at $3,000. [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Bridal Galleria, 3 Embarcadero Center, Lobby Level, S.F.]

Diablo Ballet: The East Bay troupe kicks off its 23rd season with “A Swingin’ Holiday and More,” which also includes the company premiere of Lew Christensen’s “Airs de Ballet” and Robert Dekkers’ “Happy Ending.” [8 p.m., Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek]

S.F.International Hip Hop DanceFest
: The 18th annual showcase presented by Micaya offers 11 local and international hip hop dance companies in two programs. [8 p.m. Friday, Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

SATURDAY, NOV. 12

The New Up: The San Francisco-based electrorock group plays from its upcoming recording “Tiny Mirrors,” with single and video “Black Swan.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St,, S.F.]

S.F. Veterans Film Festival: The fifth event, two days of programs, includes narrative and documentary films with stories about active duty military and veterans from World War II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., SF Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Concrete Love-The Bohm Family: Maurizius Staerkle Drux’s first and only documentary about one of Germany’s preeminent architects, Gottfried Böhm, screens. [2 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

SoMa Now and Then: Choreographer Joe Landini’s traveling performance is “one man’s journey through San Francisco South of Market’s back alleys and secret rooms, as the neighborhood’s queer culture shifts from the heyday of leathermen into today’s tech boom.” [3 p.m., starts at SF Eagle, 398 12th St., S.F.]

Dylan Moran: The British-Irish comedian, who worked with Simon Pegg in “Shaun of the Dead” appears in “Off The Hook,” his concert offering his take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

Jim Jefferies: The Austalian standup comic appears in his “Unusual Punishment” tour. [8 and 10:30 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Lily Cai Dance Company: The troupe, known for blending Chinese classicism with Western modern dance, performs “Dynasty Suite,” “Bamboo Girls” and “Silk Cascade” in the first of two performances of its 2016 home season concert. [8 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Anders Osborne: The Louisiana-based singer-songwriter’s music is “redolent of the blues bathed in West Coast sunshine and brotherly compassion. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Jane Sobel Klonsky: The photographer is promoting “Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love,” a collection of images she has captured on her mission to tell stories about the “relationship between dogs in the twilight of their lives and the people who love them.” [Noon, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

John Mayall: The guitarist, “the godfather of British blues,” opens a two-day local engagement. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

S.F. Art Institute Student Show and Sale
: Patrons may purchase art, enjoy local food and drink as well as see work by current SFAI student-artists on view in a juried alumni exhibition. [5 to 8 p.m., 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Sea Music Concert: John Roberts and Debra Cowan perform seafaring songs (indoors) aboard the historic 1886 ship Balclutha. [8 p.m., Hyde Street Pier, 2905 Hyde St., S.F.]

My Cake: The film by Nuno Roque premieres in an evening of shorts presented by the S.F. Transgender Film Festival. [7 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Stanford Philharmonia: The chamber orchestra plays French and Spanish music including local composer-clarinetist José González Granero’s premiere “Concerto da Camera” and works by Ravel and Debussy. [7:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., S.F.]

Bok Joy: The show of work by New York-based artist and costume designer Christian Jo opens at a reception to launch a new San Francisco-based arts collective called Open Color. [6 to 10 p.m., Heron Arts, 7 Heron St., S.F.]

New Century Chamber Orchestra: Australian-Taiwanese Violinist Ray Chen leads a program of works by Britten, Elgar and Mozart. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Hilary Scott: The Missouri-based singer-songwriter who weaves “Americana tapestries” appears in the Octopus Literary Salon. [6 p.m., 2101 Webster St., #170, Oakland]

Jenny Hval: The Norwegian singer-songwriter and conceptual artist’s latest recording is “Blood Bitch.” [8 p.m., Starline Social Club, 2236 MLK Jr. Way, Oakland]

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