Nov. 16-17: Tenderloin People’s Garden mural, Donna Kaz, devorah major, Paper Lanterns, McNair Evans, Emily Witt, Karen Brennan, Tanya Tagaq

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16

Tenderloin People’s Garden mural: Precita Eyes Muralists, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and the community gather to celebrate the six-story artwork above the garden from the McAllister Hotel. [4 p.m., Tenderloin People’s Garden, McAllister and Larkin streets, S.F.]

Old Foghorn Barleywine: Anchor Brewing releases its new, barrel-aged ale at a $25 ticketed bash with samples, snacks, tours and a meet-and-greet with the proprietors. [6 p.m., Anchor Brewing Company, 1705 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Donna Kaz: The New York-based playwright, writer and performer speaks about her memoir “Un/Masked: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour,” which one critic called a “wildly entertaining snapshot of 80s art culture.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

devorah major: The poet reads from her latest volume, “then we became,” which addresses “questions of culture, ethnicity and gender — and the denial of those borders.” [7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Space Jam: The animated and live action movie starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes gang hits the big screen for its 20th anniversary. [2 and 7 p.m., Century Daly City, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Paper Lanterns: The documentary about a Japanese man’s quest to memorialize the 12 American POWs who were killed by the Hiroshima blast screens. [7:30 p.m., Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle in Mountain View]

McNair Evans: The photographer’s exhibition “Field Sketches,” which features large landscapes made traveling cross-country by train, opens today and continues through Dec. 23; a reception is slated for 6 p.m. Friday. [Noon to 5 p.m., EUQINOMprojects, 1599 Tennessee St., S.F.]

Emily Witt: The New York writer is promoting “Future Sex,” described as “a funny, fresh and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Karen Brennan: The fiction, poetry and nonfiction writer and teacher reads from her newest short story collection, “Monsters.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, NOV. 17

Tanya Tagaq: In the first of two varied shows, the Inuit punk throat singer performs live in front of a screening of Robert J. Flaherty’s 1922 silent film “Nanook of the North,” accompanied by percussionist Jean Martin and violinist Jesse Zubot. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Orange Sunshine: The documentary about the Brotherhood of Eternal Love — a group of surfers and hippies which became the largest suppliers of LSD during the 1960s-70s — screens, with Matt Costa and his band performing songs from and inspired by the film. [8 p.m. Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Amos Oz: The novelist, essayist, journalist (and advocate of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) is promoting his new book “Judas.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

The Silhouette Era: The San Francisco four-piece surf rock/dream wave band is releasing the catchy single “Tides.” [9 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

Franc D’Ambrosio: The Broadway veteran appears in his acclaimed cabaret show, “I’ll Be Seein’ Youz … A Bronx Boy’s Musical Perspective of World War II.” [8 p.m., Feistein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Opera Parallèle: The troupe premieres “Xochitl and the Flowers,” by composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius and librettist Roma Olvera, based on the children’s book of the same name by Jorge Argueta. [6 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

LOCZIdesign Studios: The site presents “ACTIVATE: SPACE how art + technology + spirit activates space & community,” an “interdisciplinary look at how intention, innovation and art can enable and energize our environments.” [5:30 to 11 p.m., 175 De Haro St., S.F.]

Comedy Returns to El Rio!: The monthly standup show features Milt Abel, Bob McIntyre, Cara Tramontano, Barry Fischer and Lisa Geduldig. [8 p.m., 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

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