“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

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