Oct. 22-23: Aulos Ensemble, Angela Lee and Marc Teicholz, Russia Choral Festival, Penny & Sparrow, Moon Mouse-A Space Odyssey, Olli Mustonen, Mister Heavenly, Beth Macy


The Aulos Ensemble: The group playing period instruments opens the San Francisco Early Music Society’s season with “Handel and His World,” a program of works by Handel, Purcell and Telemann. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Angela Lee and Marc Teicholz: Noe Valley Chamber Music begins its 25th season with cellist Lee and guitarist Teicholz playing music by Christoph Schaffrath, Franz Schubert, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Radames Gnattali and Antonio Carlos Jobim, followed by a reception. [4 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

Russia Choral Festival: In “Russia’s Bach,” Slavyanka performs selections from Sergei Taneyev, including “Serenada” and “Vecher” and sacred works by Tchaikovsky and Chesnokov. [4 p.m., Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 16th St., S.F.]

Penny & Sparrow: The singer-songwriter duo (Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke) suck listeners into “an alternate folk-rock universe, where unpredictability and musical magic are the rule of the moment.” [8:30 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Passport 2017-Middle Polk: Participants in the S.F. Arts Commission Galleries event compile their own limited-edition art book by collecting original stamps in a customized “passport” gathered while touring and visiting neighborhood businesses. [Noon to 4 p.m., home base at Cheese Plus, 2001 Polk St., S.F.]

Moon Mouse-A Space Odyssey: The “dazzling” glow-in-the-dark show for children is presented by the “electro-luminescent” Lightwire Theater. [4:30 p.m., Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

The East Bay Mini Maker Faire: The family-friendly event features rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, unique handmade crafts, music, educational workshops and installations. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Park Day School, 360 42nd St., Oakland]

Olli Mustonen: A Renaissance man who often appears as conductor, composer and pianist in the same concert plays a recital of works by
Schumann, Beethoven, Shchedrin and Prokofiev, presented by Cal Performances. [3 p.m., Hertz Hall, near Bancroft Way and College Avenue, UC Berkeley campus]

Mister Heavenly: Paste said of the outfit (with Ryan Kattner, Nicholas Thorburn and Joe Plummer): “The’ve put a weird, unforgettable stain on the shirt of indie-rock.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

NateWantsToBattle: YouTube sensation Nathan Sharp — whose cover tunes are viewed by millions — says, “I make songs about cool stuff and put them on the internet.” [6:30 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Days of the Dead Community Celebration: The Oakland Museum of California’s 23rd annual event includes rituals, art, altars, ofrendas, food, crafts, performances, family activities and an exhibit of new work by Bay Area artists. [Noon to 4:30 p.m., 1000 Oak St., Oakland]

S.F. Symphony Chamber Music: Violinist Alexander Barantschik, cellist Peter Wyrick and pianist Anton Nel play Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 2 in C major and Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor. [2 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]


Beth Macy: The author talks about “Truevine,” her book telling the true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped in 1899 and displayed as circus freaks, whose mother struggled for decades to get them back. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

San Francisco Opera workshop: In “The Director’s Vision,” part of a series for opera fans and those who are curious, San Francisco Opera’s Jose Maria Condemi describe the work of opera directors — with the conductor, performers and production team. [7 to 9 p.m., Chorus Room, War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Amy Tan: The novelist of “The Joy Luck Club Fame” talks about her latest offering, “Where the Past Begins,” a “memoir of her life as a writer, her childhood and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.” [7 p.m., Angelico Hall, Dominican University, 20 Olive Ave., San Rafael]

Trashcan Sinatras: Scottish musicians Frank Reader, Paul Livingston and John Douglas are touring in an acoustic lineup, celebrating the indie band’s 30th anniversary. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Curt Weiss: The TV producer, writer and former drummer on the New York Music scene known as Lewis King talks about his new book, “Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride A Tale of Drugs, Fashion, the New York Dolls, and Punk Rock.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Rumer: The British singer-songwriter (called “heir to Dusty Springfield and Karen Carpenter”) performs selections from her back catalog and from her album “This Girl’s in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook.” [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero, Oakland]

Garrison Keillor: Cal Performances presents the former host of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” sharing anecdotes about life in the fictional Midwestern hamlet of Lake Wobegon. [8 p.m., Zelleberbach Hall, near Bancroft Way and Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

The Crown under the Hammer-Russia, Romanovs, Revolution: The exhibition includes artworks, archival documents and rare books related to late imperial and early Soviet Russia, demonstrating dramatic cultural shifts in the region in the early 20th century. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive,Stanford University]

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