Oct. 21-23: Seong-Jin Cho, Twilight, Traumboy, American Spirit, American Bach Soloists, Little Tea Book, Christina Aguilera, Papercuts, Roma, Yamandu Costa


Seong-Jin Cho: Stanford Live presents the 2015 Chopin Competition gold medalist in a program of works by Debussy and Chopin. [2:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Twilight: The film starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling vampire romances, screens in a 10th anniversary presentation. [2 and 7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Traumboy: In his solo performance, Daniel Hellmann, reporting on his experiences as a sex worker, turns his body “into a projection surface for fears, fantasies and contradictions.” [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

The American Spirit-Art from the Collection of Robert Flynn Johnson: The Bay Area art historian and curator leads a walk through the exhibition, which includes rare photographs, prints, quilts, watercolors, magazine covers and dolls. [12:30 p.m., Manresa Gallery, St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave., S.F.]

Cal-Arte Ensemble: The string quartet and piano group plays Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat major Op. 44 and Elgar’s Piano Quintet in A minor Op. 84. [4 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 81 N. Second St., San Jose]

Days of the Dead: The Oakland Museum 24th annual celebration includes craft activities, food, dance and music groups and community-created altars. [Noon to 4:30 p.m., 1000 Oak St., Oakland]

SG Lewis: The English producer, songwriter and DJ, known for his “emotive, atmospheric approach to dance-oriented, electronic-based music” has a new single “Hurting” featuring AlunaGeorge. [8:30 p.m. Regency, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

American Bach Soloists: “Off to the Hunt” features Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos No. 1 in F Major and No. 3 in G Major. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

The authors of “A Little Tea Book” appear in San Francisco on Monday and Tuesday.


A Little Tea Book: “Tea guru” Sebastian Beckwith, tea enthusiast Caroline Paul and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton discuss their charming guide, filled with tips, fun facts and recipes; they also appear Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Omnivore Books in The City. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Seong-Jin Cho: In a San Francisco Performances’ recital, the Korean prodigy and 2015 Chopin Competition gold medalist plays a program of works by Bach, Schubert, Chopin and Mussorgsky. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Christina Aguilera: The Grammy-winning pop star is on tour with her highly anticipated eighth studio album “Liberation,” which includes collaborations with Demi Lovato and Ty Dolla Sign; Big Boi opens. [8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Papercuts: The project of former San Franciscan Jason Quever releases “Parallel Universe Blues.” [6 p.m., Amoeba, 1855 Haight St., S.F.]

Returning to RainForest In conjunction with the exhibit “Contact Warhol: Photography without End,” the 1968 film of Merce Cunningham’s dance “RainForest” (featuring Warhol’s work “Silver Clouds”) screens in a free presentation with a demonstration by former Cunningham company member Silas Riener. [6 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Dreamers: The Los Angeles-based cosmic-rock band playing psychedelic and smart pop headlines; Weathers, another Los-Angeles-based trio, opens. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Path of the Puma-The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion: Wildlife biologist and author Jim Williams discusses his book with conservationist Kris Tompkins. [7 p.m., Patagonia 770 North Point St., S.F.]

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: The band, which hit big with “What I Am,” is on tour with “Rocket,” its first new music in a dozen years. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Saintseneca: The Columbus, Ohio folk-punk band headed by Zac Little has a new album “Pillar of Na.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Post St., S.F.]


Roma: SFFILM screens Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón’s anticipated film, followed by a Q&A with lead actors Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Yamandu Costa: The master of the Brazilian seven-string guitar appears with bassist Guto Wirtti in “A Homage to Brazilian Dances.” [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Gruff Rhys: Playing with drummer Kliph Scurlock, bassist Stephen Black and pianist Osian Gwynedd on piano, the Welsh musician of Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon fame plays a rare U.S. concert. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Tamia: The contemporary R&B artist from Canada appears on her “Passion Like Fire Tour.” [8 p.m., Regency, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Garrett Caples: The editor and guests release “Preserving Fire: Selected Prose by Philip Lamantia,” a collection by the late Surrealist, Beat and San Francisco Renaissance poet. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Take Action: The group exhibition of recent video, sound, prints, photography and installations by local artists prompt visitors to take action and participate in civic discourse opens with a reception. [5:30 p.m., California College of the Arts, 161 Hubbell St., S.F.]

Yoke Lore: Playing a sold-out show, the New York indie pop act’s new album “Absolutes” explores “gray areas between black and white ideas while building upon the lush, sonic palette of past works.” [8 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Jake Warner: The novelist (and retired co-founder of Nolo publishing) shares “Coming of Age in Berkeley,” a tale of “love and international intrigue on a college campus.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Dancing Lessons: Center Repertory Co. opens the West Coast premiere of the show about a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who seeks instruction from a Broadway performer to learn enough to survive an awards dinner. [7:30 p.m., Lesher Center, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek]

Mozart and Beethoven Grace and Drama: Pianist Ian Scarfe discuss the composers, their lives in Vienna and plays their music in a lecture-recital. [1 p.m., Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Dylan Thuras: At the session for children, the author speaks about “The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid,” an “imaginative expedition to 100 weird-but-true places on earth.” [6 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

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