Poet and spoken word performer Sarah Kay appears in Grace Cathedral’s Forum series. (Courtesy photo)

Oct. 15-16: Sarah Kay, Jessica Bruder, Sony Holland, Lieder Alive, SF Bach Choir, MuteMath, Kimberly Lovato, Caustic Casanova, Patterday Night Live!, Zola Jesus

SUNDAY, OCT. 15

Sarah Kay: Grace Cathedral’s artist in residence, best-selling author and international poet and spoken word performer shares her story and her passion for inspiring children to find their voice. [9:30 a.m., Gresham Hall, 1100 California St., S.F.]

Jessica Bruder
: The award-winning journalist speaks about her book, “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century,” an account of today’s low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. [5 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Sony Holland Quintet
: The Bay area jazz and pop vocalist makes her SF JAZZ debut in a party to release her CD “Soft Power” featuring her band: guitarist Jerry Holland, keyboardist John R. Burr, bassist Dan Feiszli and drummer David Rokeach. [7:30 p.m., SF JAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Lieder Alive
: Bass Kirk Eichelberger and pianist Marek Ruszczynski perform music by Hugo Wolf (Goethe Lieder, Michelangelo Lieder) and Gustav Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn.” [5 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

SF Bach Choir
: “Martin Luther’s Musical Revolution,” which includes music by Praetorius, J.S. Bach, Brahms and Telemann played on the largest church organ in Northern California, is a concert to benefit victims of the North Bay fires. [7 p.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., S.F.]

MuteMath: The Grammy-nominated, electro-experimental rock band with the new album “Play Dead Live” headlines a bill with Colony House and ROMES. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist Forum: Al Rojas, former farmworker and UFW labor organizer, speaks on “From Delano (1965) to San Quintin (2015): Why are farm workers worse off today than before the days of the grape boycott?” [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Kimberly Lovato: The Bay Area food and travel writer shares her delectable new guidebook, “Unique Eats & Eateries: San Francisco.” [2 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Caustic Casanova: The hard rock band from Washington DC has been noted for its “absurdly muscled uber-psyche” and “beautiful aural assault.” [7 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

S.F. Bluegrass and Old Time Music Fest Finale
: The lineup features Laurie Lewis and the SF Bluegrass All-Stars with Brandon Godman, the Crooked Jades, Rusty Stringfield, AJ Lee and Blue Summit, and the Beauty Operators. [Noon to 5 p.m., Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Drive, McLaren Park]

Patterday Night Live!: Lamplighters’ annual gala and auction includes performances inspired by “Saturday Night Live!” as well as refreshments and a fundraiser with items to bid on. [3 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


MONDAY, OCT. 16

Zola Jesus: The electronic, industrial, classical and goth artist’s newest album is “Okovi,” which is a Slavic word for “shackle.” [8 p.m., Starline Social Club, 645 West Grand Ave., Oakland]

PlayGround: The 24th season program presented by the group devoted to creating new work features six 10-minute plays inspired by the theme “in the beginning.” [8 p.m., Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St Berkeley]

Nick Murphy: The Australian soul and electronic singer-songwriter, formerly known as Chet Faker, released the EP “Missing Link” in 2017. [ 8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Resistance is Fertile: The third Monday-of-the-month comedy show is free; donations are accepted. [8 p.m., Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom St., S.F.]

I Wake Up Dreaming!: The Castro Theatre’s Monday-night “cavalcade of cinematic oddities” hosts a pre-Halloween triple feature, beginning with “House of Horrors” and followed at 7:50 p.m. by “The Spiritualist” (aka “The Amazing Mr. X”) and, at 9:20 p.m., “The Soul of a Monster.” [6:30 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Samurai Jack: The remastered Emmy nominated premiere movie from the first season of the Adult Swim series by famed animation director Genndy Tartakovsky comes to the big screen for one night. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Nothing But Thieves: The up-and-coming U.K. alt rock band is on its headlining “Broken Machine” tour, promoting its second album; MISSIO & Airways open. [8 p.m., [Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Annie Hart
: The New York musician best known as one-third of Au Revoir Simone, the all-female synth trio, headlines a concert with Vice Reine and Madeline Kinney. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

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