“Sunrise,” a mosaic by Mik Gaspay, is celebrated in an unveiling event at the Chinese Culture Center. (Courtesy photo)

“Sunrise,” a mosaic by Mik Gaspay, is celebrated in an unveiling event at the Chinese Culture Center. (Courtesy photo)

Oct. 23-24: Sunrise, Passport 2016-Chinatown, Dia de Los Muertos, S.F. Bach Choir, Concert of Gratitude, RIVVRS, Calvin Trillin, Michael Krasny

SUNDAY, OCT. 23

Sunrise: The gorgeous tile mosaic of an anamorphic sun rising over a body of water, a commissioned public artwork by Mik Gaspay on the pedestrian bridge leading to the Chinese Culture Center, is unveiled at a ceremony featuring the artist and local officials. [11 a.m., Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny St., S.F.]

Passport 2016-Chinatown: 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 Chinatown businesses. [Noon to 4 p.m., home base at Portsmouth Square Park, Upper Level, 50 Walter U Lum Place, S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Forum: State Assemblyman David Chiu speaks about San Francisco’s sanctuary policy, a controversial measure limiting The City’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities. [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Día de los Muertos: The free, kid-friendly “Day of the Dead” holiday event offers family fun, creative activities and a mask-making contest. [Noon to 4 p.m., Mexican Museum, Building D, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Dev Petty: The author appears in a storytime celebration of her new critically-acclaimed picture book, “I Don’t Want to Be Big!,” a companion piece to “I Don t Want to Be a Frog!” [4 p.m., Books, Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley]

Thalea String Quartet: Noe Valley Chamber Music presents Christopher Whitley and Kumiko Sakamoto, violins, Luis Bellorin, viola, and Bridget Pasker, cello, in a program of works by Terry Riley, Haydn and Mendelssohn (preceded by a 3:15 p.m. talk with Kai Christiansen). [4 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

Concert of Gratitude: San Francisco Performances’ founder Ruth Felt is acknowledged in a concert featuring arists she has championed — Alexander String Quartet, pianist Marc-André Hamelin and violinist Midori — playing works by Beethoven, Bach, Brahms and Schumann. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco Bach Choir: “Intrigue! Love! Murder! Passion! OPERA!” features soloists Jessica Siena, soprano; Lisa van der Ploeg, mezzo-soprano; Jaeho Lee, tenor; and Matt Hanscom, baritone. [4 p.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Dave Douglas, Westerlies: The SF Jazz Collective trumpeter joins the jazz brass quartet (Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpet and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone), which began performing as students at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. [7 and 8:30 p.m., SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

RIVVRS: The San Francisco alt-folk, pop and soul singer-songwriter is playing from his new album “Unfamiliar Skin.” [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Ives Collective: Violinists Roy Malan and Susan Freier, violist Nancy Ellis and cellist Stephen Harrison join pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi in a program of works by Turni, Dohnányi and Fauré. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

MONDAY, OCT. 24

Calvin Trillin, Michael Krasny: The humorist and New Yorker staff writer, and KQED “Forum” host appear in conversation with arts journalist Steven Winn, presented by City Arts & Lectures. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

My Big Fat Greek Charity Dinner: The “Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm” offering features dishes and drinks by Souvla’s Charles Bililies and Tony Cervone. [6 p.m.,Stones Throw, 1896 Hyde St., S.F.]

Eldren: The psycho-rock band from Denver headlines a show with DJ Paul Costuros. [9 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Re:Imagine: A city-wide conversation about re-imagining the end of life (using design, art and storytelling) opens with an evening of candlelight labyrinth walks, conversation, community, music and enlightening workshops on dying and living. [6 to 9:30 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

Making a Spaceship Without NASA: A panel including writer Julian Guthrie, commercial astronaut Mike Melvill, engineer Matt Stinemetze, meteorologist Brian Hackney and Charles Lindbergh’s grandson Erik Lindbergh, discusses the journey to launch the private race to space. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble & Volti: “A Close Correspondence” includes works by composers Onur Turkmen and Mark Winges featuring letters of Janáček, Goethe and Virginia Woolf. [7:30 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Rough Readings Series: The Playwrights Foundation presentation introduces “All Fall Down,” a family drama by Lisa Ramirez. [7:30 p.m., Roble Hall, 374 Santa Teresa St., Stanford University]

Ingrid Michaelson: The singer-songwriter (best known for the hit “The Way I Am”) kicks off a two-night stand, with openers AJR, an indie pop trio of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

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