“Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light” a large installation throughout Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, is on view through March 19; the artist speaks about it at the site on Oct. 28. (Courtesy Mark Pickthall)

“Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light” a large installation throughout Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, is on view through March 19; the artist speaks about it at the site on Oct. 28. (Courtesy Mark Pickthall)

Oct. 28-30, 2018: Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cradle Will Rock, Lea Michele and Darren Criss, Parker Millsap, John Law, Kathy Wang


Bruce Munro in Conversation: The international artist known for evocative light installations speaks about “Stories in Light,” his ambitious show filling the grounds at Montalvo (6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays through March 19), and its inspiration, “The Chronicles of Narnia.” [11 a.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

Jean-Guihen Queyras: The French cellist plays Bach’s suites for solo cello based on Baroque dance forms in two different programs; Suites 1-3 in the afternoon, and Suites 4-6 in the evening. [2 and 7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Scary Concert: Pianists Inara Morgenstern and Victoria Neve play George Crumb’s “Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik” and spooky pieces for four hands by Gounod, Reineke, Dukas, Schumann, Alfredo Casella and Toby Twining. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Cradle Will Rock
: City College of San Francisco’s theater department presents a two-weekend run of a live version of Tim Robbins’ 1999 film, an “epic story of love, politics and survival” set during the Depression. [2 p.m., Diego Rivera Theater, 50 Phelan Ave., S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist San Francisco Forum: Ash Lauth, California field campaigner for the Center on Biodiversity, speaks about the grassroots movement to ban fracking in California. [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

TreasureFest Halloween Market: The monthly flea market hosts seasonal activities including a pumpkin patch, vintage costume shopping and costume contests for adults, kids and dogs. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 500 Ave N, Treasure Island, S.F.]

Bay Area Beers Made by Walking Tapping Event: Craft beers created by local brewers inspired by Bay Area landscapes are on the menu at the fourth annual tasting gathering. [2 to 5:30 p.m., Aldea Center on Mount Sutro, 155 Johnstone Drive, S.F.]

Spirited Away: Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 presents Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning animated fantasy adventure, in an English dubbed screening, the first of three Halloween week presentations. [12:55 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.].

Tricycle Music Fest: Serving up the “best kiddie rock music to Bay Area families,” the 10th annual San Francisco Public Library-sponsored series closes its 2018 free programming with banjo strumming Okee Dokee Brothers. [3 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Lost Under Heaven: The band bills itself as “a raw soul power rock and roll ministry founded by Ebony Hoorn and Ellery James Roberts.” [7:30 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Axel Schmitt: In a free concert, the Community School of Music and Arts faculty member performs the Complete Piano Sonatas of Beethoven. [2 p.m., Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Exploded View: The international indie rock outfit (with Annika Henderson, Hugo Quezada and Martin Thulin) has released the “apocalyptic yet soothing” album “Obey.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Sarah Bush Dance Project: “Spirit and Bones,” a full-length piece by Bush with a dancers ages 23 to over 70 (and including Bay Area luminaries) highlights “female resilience in times of darkness.” [2 p.m., Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Music of Phish for Kids: The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents the show for little ones and their parets, featuring the Bay Area Phish tribute band Chum. [11:30 a.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]


Lea Michele and Darren Criss: The singers of “Glee” fame (and more) are doing a fun set list of pop and show tunes on their “LM/DC Tour.” [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Ross McKeon, Dan Rusanowsky
: The authors discuss “These Walls Could Talk: San Jose Sharks: Stories from the San Jose Sharks Ice, Locker Room, and Press Box,” the “ultimate resource” for local hockey fans. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

Simon Fujiwara: In the “Experience It” conversation series presented by California College of the Arts and The Lab, the English artist speaks about the changing nature of his work in reaction to today’s audiences craving experiential engagement with contemporary art. [6:30 p.m., Lab, 2948 16th St., S.F.]

Central America-Why the Surge in Asylum Seekers?: Three authors of Central American-themed volumes — activist Trebor Healey, professor Susanne Jonas and journalist Mary Jo McConahay — appear in discussion. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]


Parker Millsap: The Oklahoma-born singer-songwriter moves from Americana and blues to rock (and more electric instruments) on his fourth album “Other Arrangements.” [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

John Law: The underground arts prankster and owner of the famed Doggie Diner heads show them off during a San Francisco History Association-sponsored talk, “How Everything Started in S.F. While We All Thought We Were Just Fooling Around.” [7 p.m., Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F.]

Kathy Wang: The Northern California native launches her debut novel about a Taiwanese-American family in Silicon Valley, which has been called “a quieter, more serious ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 317 Castro St., Mountain View]

Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff: The scholars and activists share their books, “Giant: The Global Power Elite,” an expose of 300 powerful players in world capitalism, and “Censored 2019: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2017-2018,” an alternative to “fake news” blues. [7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]

Sesame Street-Changing Children’s Lives Around the World: Sherrie Westin, head of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit associated with “Sesame Street,” speaks about efforts to help vulnerable youngsters through mass media. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]
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