Anderson & Roe Piano Duo -- Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe -- open Noe Valley Chamber Music’s 26th season with a concert followed by a reception. (Courtesy Lisa Marie Mazzucco)

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo -- Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe -- open Noe Valley Chamber Music’s 26th season with a concert followed by a reception. (Courtesy Lisa Marie Mazzucco)

Oct. 14-16: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, Stand for the Redwoods Festival, Gavin Creel, Maggie Rogers, New Chinese Acrobats, Peninsula Watercolors, Meg Myers, Gayle McLaughlin


Anderson & Roe Piano Duo: Noe Valley Chamber music presents Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe in a program of music by Brahms, Stravinsky, John Adams, Leonard Cohen and the Beatles. [4 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

Stand for the Redwoods Festival: Save the Redwoods League celebrates a centennial of conservation with free family-friendly festivities, including entertainment, S.F. Giants’ mascot Lou Seal, a parade of dancing redwoods, birthday cake and a beer garden. [12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens 750 Howard St., S.F.]

Gavin Creel: Bay Area Cabaret presents the Tony and Olivier Award winner who originated the role of Elder Price in the West End production of “The Book of Mormon.” [7:30 p.m., Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Waging Democracy: Scholars, politicians and journalists discuss ways to stop democratic decay in the nonpartisan forum presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council. [8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., McLaren Conference Center, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Richard Savino: San Francisco Early Music Society presents the guitarist-lutenist in “El Mundo,” a program journeying from Castilian courts and cathedrals to Peru, Mexico and Guatemala. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa: The Hawaiian slack key guitar masters appear in concert. [7 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

Alexander String Quartet: Music at Kohl begins its 36th season with the San Francisco-based ensemble playing works by Mozart, Penderecki and Beethoven. [7 p.m., Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame]

Ives Collective: Violinists Roy Malan and Susan Freier, violist Melissa Matson, viola, cellist Stephen Harrison, pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi and clarinetist Carlos Ortega play works by Peter Schickele, Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Donna Levin: The San Francisco writer launches her new Bay Area-set novel “He Could Be Another Bill Gates,” a comedic, realistic coming-of-age tale of a young autistic adult. [3 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Sunday Supper-A Farm to City Feast: Some 40 top Bay Area chefs serve a four-course dinner at the $300 (and higher) per-ticket benefit for the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture. [5 p.m., Grand Hall, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

San Francisco Bach Choir: Handel’s “Coronation Anthems” and Bach’s Cantata 21 are on the trumpet and timpani-heavy program. [4 p.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Conn Hallinan: Peace Action of San Mateo County hosts a talk by the policy analyst about shifting political winds on both sides of the Atlantic, and how they affect U.S. relations with Europe and Russia. [7 p.m., Unitarian Universalists, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo]

The Twilight Sad: The Scottish indie band which toured with the Cure in 2016 is promoting its fifth album, “It Won’t Be Like This All the Time.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]


Maggie Rogers: The singer-songwriter who came to fame with “Alaska,” a tune she wrote for a master class with Pharrell Williams, opens a two-night engagement to promote her new album, “Heard It In a Past Life.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

New Chinese Acrobats: The performers mix ancient tradition and contemporary style in an act with bicycle stunts, hoop diving, human juggling, pole climbing and more. [7 p.m., Hammer Theater, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

Connan Mockasin: (((Folkyeah!))) presents the New Zealand psych pop singer-songwriter playing from his concept album “Jassbusters” and screening its complementary film “Bostyn ’n Dobsyn,” about a fictional band of music teachers. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Odd Mondays readings: Novelists Barbara Ridley (“When It’s Over”), Hilary Zaid (“Paper Is White”) and R. Ruth Linden, author of the collection “Surviving the Holocaust” discuss their work, which addresses “resilience of the human mind, body and spirit.” [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Monday Night PlayGround: Justice is the theme of six different new plays in the once-per-month staged readings series, running through March. [8 p.m., Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley]


Peninsula Watercolors: The exhibit, continuing through Jan. 27, showcases art by the late James W. Crawford, a collection of dozens of pictures of iconic Peninsula landmarks created between 1970-81 were donated to the museum by his wife Shirley. [9 a.m. to 6 p.m., San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Meg Myers: The dark pop rocker’s latest album is “Take Me To The Disco.” [8:30 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Gayle McLaughlin: The former mayor of Richmond speaks about her memoir “Winning Richmond: How a Progressive Alliance Won City Hall.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

John Freeman: Litquake presents the former editor of Granta, along with Jaime Cortez and Rebecca Solnit, to release “Freeman’s Literary Journal: Power Issue,” a compilation addressing the question of who gets to say what at a time of social upheaval. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Orphan The Poet: The catchy alt rock trio from Ohio opens for The Score, an indie pop duo with Eddie Anthony and Edan Dover. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Demons Story Jam: Beyond Borders Storytelling hosts the “exorcism through stories” with six performers telling haunting tales. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Rejjie Snow: The-25-year-old rapper from Dublin who left Ireland as a teen has since led a nomadic musical existence, moving between Los Angeles, New York, London and Paris. [9 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Mercury Rev: The indie band is observing the 20th anniversary of its classic album “Deserter’s Songs.” [ Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Infrared: The second of a four-part series of experimental films about transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming artists curated by transgender filmmaker Malic Amalya has the theme “Dislocation of Existence.” [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Ben Fountain: The reporter and author of Billy Lynn’s “Long Halftime Walk” shares his new book, “Beautiful Country, Burn Again.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

The Grateful Dead Movie: Jerry Garcia directs the concert film of highlights from the five-night run at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom that concluded the band’s 1974 tour. [7:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Hampton Sides: The historian speaks about “On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle,” which one critic called a “heart-pounding, fiercely written account” of the brutal campaign along North Korea’s Chosin Reservoir in 1950. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Berkeley Chamber Performances: Soprano Jennifer Ashworthy, contralto Lauren Carley, tenor Kevin Baum and bass James Monios sing a program of a cappella music. [8 p.m., Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley]

Vinyl Theatre: The Milwaukee alt-pop trio plays from the new album “Starcruiser.” [8 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread: The Maryland folk musician and his band’s new self-titled album has been called “equal parts easygoing and eternally troubled, upbeat and melancholy, silly and profound.” [8 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]
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