San Francisco filmmaker JP Allen's "reVISIONS."

San Francisco filmmaker JP Allen's "reVISIONS."

Oct. 24-25: reVISIONS, Re:Imagine, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Ingrid Michaelson, We Are X, Eldren


MONDAY, OCT. 24

reVISIONS: Writer-director JP Allens’s truly independent San Francisco film, “a kaleidoscopic comic romance about a writer trying to win back the love of his life,” screens, accompanied by a Q&A with critic Michael Fox and the very local cast. [7 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacrmento 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.]

TUESDAY, OCT. 25

Hiss Golden Messenger: The North Carolina=based folk-rock act led by M.C. Taylor is playing from the new record “Heart Like a Levee.”
[8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

We Are X: The film, which describes the “transcendent rock and roll story about X Japan, the world’s biggest and most successful band you may not have heard of…yet” is followed by a rare solo piano performance by its drummer, Yoshiki. [6:30 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St.,S.F.]

Medi-Cal anniversary: The program’s 50th year is recognized at an event with state Sen. Mark Leno and officials from the San Francisco Health Plan, Health Plan of San Mateo, and the consumer advocacy group Health Access. [9:30 a.m., Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Ave,, S.F.]

Women of Influence Small Business Conference: The second annual, three-day gathering features 15 speakers offering information toward helping independent business owners increase connections and profits. [10 a.m., Fort Mason, Building C., Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Fort Frances: The indie rock band from Chicago has found success with its cover of the DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince jam “Summertime” as well as a following in Lithuania. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Holy Sons: The act is the project of Emil Amos (and producer John Agnello), who dig deep into the 1960s-70s songwriter era with the new album “In The Garden.” [8:30 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

Frankenstein: An encore presentation of the hit National Theatre production directed by Danny Boyle and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller hits the big screen. [7 p.m., Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Penguin Random House Fantasy Panel: Guest authors are Kiersten White, whose new book is “And I Darken”; Arwen Elys Dayton discussing “Traveler,” the sequel to Seeker; and Jessica Cluess, sharing the latest installment in her “Kingdom on Fire” series. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

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