“Seed: The Untold Story,” which details how biotech chemical companies have dangerously taken hold of the world’s food supply, is among the opening night films of the 11-day United Nations Association Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)

“Seed: The Untold Story,” which details how biotech chemical companies have dangerously taken hold of the world’s food supply, is among the opening night films of the 11-day United Nations Association Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)

Oct. 20-21: UN Association Film Festival, Green Day, Lemaitre, Emma Donoghue, Chris Kohler, Shauf, Selwyn Birchwood

THURSDAY, OCT. 20

UNAFF 2016: The 19th annual United Nations Association Film Festival, an 11-day showcase of international documentaries with a focus on current events, opens with three U.S. films, “Poster Girl,” “Apache” and “Seed: The Untold Story,” followed by a reception with the filmmakers. [6:15 p.m., Aquarius Theatre, 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto]

Green Day: The great East Bay rockers play an intimate hometown show to promote their new album “Revolution Radio.” [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Lemaitre: Noise Pop presents the Norwegian electronic duo, headlining the “We Got U” tour with Chet Porter and Coucheron. [9 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

Emma Donoghue: The author of the international bestseller “Room” is on tour, speaking about her new novel “The Wonder,” in which a small Irish village is “mystified by what appears to be a miracle, but may actually be murder.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Chris Kohler: The Wired writer reads from the newly revised edition of his book “Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Tom Dalzell: Called Berkeley’s “arbiter of the eccentric” by the New York Times), the author talks about the city’s vibrant public art scene and sign copies of his book “Quirky Berkeley.” [7 p.m., Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley]

Thomas Kozumplik: The composer and performer (a collaborator with Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Philharmonic and Sufjan Stevens) highlights “Time-Machine_music,” his new album with Loop 2.4.3 that has been compared to “a shamanistic ritual in concert.” [9:30 p.m., Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Ave., Oakland}

Shauf: The singer-songwriter from Saskatchewan’s new album “The Party” has been called “an extraordinary merging of sumptuous pop and poignant lyrical narratives.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 21 74 Market St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, OCT. 21

Selwyn Birchwood: The guitar and lap steel player and vocalist, known as Florida’s “rising young blues fireball,” opens a two-night gig in The City. [7:30 and 10 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: Nicholas McGegan leads Beethoven’s Concerto for Fortepiano No. 3 featuring Robert Levin and Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.” [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jeff Denson Quartet: The jazz group, headed by the virtuoso double bassist-composer-vocalist, celebrates its latest CD. “Concentric Circles. [8 p.m., Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St., Berkeley]

Paula Cole: The singer-songwriter is appearing on a 20th anniversary tour of her breakout album “This Fire,” playing the work in its entirety. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

SeepeopleS: The self-described “original anti-genre indie musical pranksters” are playing from their sixth studio release, the EP “Love,” in their 16-year career. [9 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour: Host Linda Holmes and panelists Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon bring the podcast on tour, with special guest, writer-editor Mallory Ortberg of Slate and The Toast. [8 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

The Brian Hingerty group: Led by the 17-year-old seasoned jazz guitarist, up-and-coming local musicians join forces to perform a contemporary take on jazz standards. [7:30 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., S.F]

Paul Freedman: The author of “Ten Restaurants That Changed America” appears in conversation with Cecilia Chiang (founder of The Mandarin) at Yank Sing Restaurant in ticketed event with dim sum. [6 p.m., 101 Spear St., S.F.]

Tom Segura: The standup comic, originally from Ohio, cohosts “Your Mom’s House,” a podcast with seventh grade humor, with his wife Christina Pazsitzky. [8 and 10 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

CalendarChris KohlerEmma DonoghueGreen DayLemaitreSelwyn BirchwoodShaufUN Association Film Festival

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

San Francisco Sheriff candidate Paul Miyamoto in a meeting with the Examiner editorial board on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
New shelter-in-place order gives tenants a temporary reprieve from eviction

Sheriff’s Department briefly resumed regular enforcement this week

Under stay-at-home orders effective Sunday in San Francisco, outdoor dining is not allowed, and there are new limits regarding the number of people that can be indoors at essential businesses. <ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Bay Area counties to shut down outdoor dining, non-essential businesses

Regional stay-at-home order to take effect Sunday, sooner than statewide order announced Thursday

Former Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant received his 2017-18 Championship ring at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Oct. 16, 2018. Durant, now playing with the Brooklyn Nets, will play against his former team at Chase Center in February. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant to face former teammates at Chase Center in February

Schedule released Friday calls for Warriors to play Christmas and New Year’s Day games

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert’s (31) return from injury last week was key for the team’s offense. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
49ers fighting for final NFC wild-card spot in Monday’s game against the Bills

Bills at 49ers When: Monday, 5:15 p.m. Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale,… Continue reading

The Smashing Pumpkins’ 2020 recording is the 20-song “CYR.” (Courtesy photo)
Billy Corgan continues to confound expectations

Smashing Pumpkins release retro-sounding ‘CYR’

Most Read