Nov. 4-6, 2018: 5B, Techapella, Cycles of Light, Wonder Funday, Kate Baldwin, Ural Thomas and The Pain, Plain White T’s, Tim Mohr, Kip Moore, Taiwan Philharmonic, David Crosby, Estas Tonne


Techapella: The San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s sixth annual event, hosted by Deke Sharon, is an “a cappella spectacular, bringing together vocal groups composed of tech employees to showcase the best vocal ensembles in the industry.” [4 p.m., Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Cycles of Light: The concert of music for oboe, english horn, harp, strings and piano features chamber works by West Coast composers John Beeman, Sondra Clark, I’lana Cotton, Nancy Bloomer Deussen, Karl Schmidt and Davide Verotta, who were inspired by the theme of light. [3 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1490 19th St., S.F.]

“5B,” a documentary about the San Francisco General Hospital ward where AIDS patients were treated in the 1980s, premieres at the Castro on Sunday. (Courtesy SFFILM)

5B: The emotional documentary about the fifth floor ward at San Francisco General Hospital during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s gets its world premiere, to close SF Film’s Doc Stories; the screening includes a Q&A with the cast. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Wonder Funday: The Exploratorium’s $85 per person (and higher) benefit event offers food, music and interactive fun for families at the science center. [2 to 5 p.m., Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green Street, S.F.]

The Comedy of Errors: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s “On Tour” program presents the “rollicking tale of chaos and confusion caused by two sets of twins,” one of the Bard’s best-loved comedies since its debut in 1594. [2 p.m., Playland, 1360 43rd Ave., S.F.]

Kate Baldwin: Bay Area Cabaret welcomes the Tony Award nominee for her West Coast cabaret debut in a show featuring signature songs from acclaimed performances in “Finian’s Rainbow,” “Giant,” “Big Fish” and “Hello Dolly!” [5 p.m., Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist San Francisco Forum: Michael Killen, an author, TV talk show host and artist known for his paintings addressing environmental issues, lectures on “Climate Change: Four words that will help us and those who follow us survive and prosper.” [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

The Commons’ 1st Sundays Block Party: The final family-friendly outdoor event of the year offers activities for all ages, brunch-focused food and beverages, a DJ, retail and craft vendors. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 147 Fulton St., S.F.]

Day of the Dead celebration: The San Mateo County History Museum, Circulo Cultural and Friends of the Redwood City Public Library sponsor free holiday activities, including music, crafts, traditional food, a 7 p.m. processional and a festival of altars. [5 to 8:30 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2020 Broadway, Redwood City]

Organ and Brass Ensemble: Music at Trinity presents the fund-raising concert with organist Michael Joyce, trumpeters Guy Clark, Laura Shea-Clark and Jose Sanchez, French horn player Rachel Harvey, trombonist Bryan Hardester, tuba player Neil Bliss and percussionist Wendy Tran. [5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 81 N. Second St., San Jose]

Interstellar Rebirth: Berlin art collective Kepler 452b sponsors the 16-hour event combining art, performance, installation, fashion, music and a dance party. [2 p.m., Great Northern, 119 Utah St., S.F.]

Passenger: British indie folk artist Michael Rosenberg is best known for the hit “Let Her Go.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]


Ural Thomas: Appearing with his band The Pain, the expressive 79-year-old soul singer — who performed decades ago alongside James Brown, Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder– has relaunched his solo career in the 21st century. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Plain White T’s: The band of “Hey There Delilah” fame takes on a more ethereal electronic pop sound with “lush guitar tones and synth transmissions” on its newest recording “Parallel Universe.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Tim Mohr: Appearing in conversation with Penelope Houston, the writer and editor celebrates the release of “Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

MixTape-Fury Road: Live music and micro-plays staged around the PianoFight bar tell the story of the first concert since the end of the world, where apocalypse survivors gather at the only remaining venue. [8 p.m., PianoFight 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Talking About Theatre: Critic Lily Janiak and Word for Word director-actor Joel Mullennix share their perspectives on theater in the bookstore’s free Odd Mondays program. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Illuminati hotties: The indie-pop outfit fronted by Los Angeles’ Sarah Tudzin (with the debut album “Kiss Yr Frenemies”) opens for Los Campesinos! [8:30 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Kip Moore: The country star’s third album “Slowheart” reflects his “rugged rock roots” and “showcases his innate poetic prowess.” [8 p.m., Regency, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Kero Kero Bonito: The London-based bilingual band — with its “cutesy, hyperkinetic pop style” — opens for Frankie Cosmos, the lo-fi project of Greta Kline (daughter of Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates). [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra: In its San Francisco debut, the group, led by Shao-Chia Lu, plays a program with soloist Yu-Chien Tseng playing Barber’s Violin Concerto, Op. 14, Gordon Chin’s “Dancing Song” from “Three Aboriginal Songs for Orchestra” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Milk Carton Kids: On their new recording “All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do,” the indie folk duo from Eagle Rock (singer-guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan) unusually employed a full band. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Tokyo Police Club: The 11-year-old Canadian post-punk band’s new album “TPC” was written over the course of 2017 in a church in remote rural Ontario. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]


David Crosby and Friends: ((folkYEAH!))) presents the co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash in concert with Michael League of Snarky Puppy, Becca Stevens and Michelle Willis, playing new interpretations of his greatest hits and music from his new album “Lighthouse.” [6 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Estas Tonne: The acoustic guitar master and ballet star Sergei Poluni, the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal at age 19, appear in a collaboration inspired by a scene with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Vladimir Vysotsky from the movie “White Nights.” [7:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Dire Wolves: The San Francisco band releases the LP “Paradisiacal Mind,” with its “hypnotizing astral psych that follows the improvisational vibe of jazz.” [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Textile Lab: In the free event, textile expert Amy Keefer shows off creations made by artists from Creative Growth, a studio for those with developmental, mental and physical disabilities. [12:30 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

IDK: The critically-acclaimed rapper — the initials stand for Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge — headlines the The Very Bad Run Tour. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.}

Amanda Lucidon: Following her work as an official White House photographer, the photojournalist is promoting “Reach Higher: An Inspiring Photo Celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama.” [7 p.m., A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 Lasalle Ave., Oakland]

WANT House Party Tour: The event combines forces of electronic act 3OH!3, Emo Nite LA party promoters and rapper lil aaron. [8 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

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