The super catchy LANY --- from left, Jake Goss, Paul Klein and Les Priest -- play two nights at the Fillmore. (Courtesy Catie Laffoon)

Oct. 29-30: LANY, Art of Chen Hongshou, Cappella SF, One City One Book: Black against Empire, SFJAZZ Collective, Curl Revolution, San Jose Museum of Quilts, Colleen

SUNDAY, OCT. 29

LANY: The electro-pop band — which mixes “1980s flash, blue-eyed soul and the ongoing search for genuine connection on a smart phone” — opens a two-night engagement. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist San Francisco Forum: Donna Baranski-Walker, founder of Rebuilding Alliance, a U.S. nonprofit that rebuilds communities in areas in conflict, speaks on “How dark is dark? It’s time for light in Gaza.” [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Repentant Monk-Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou: Curator Shi-yee Liu and scholar Tamara Bentley lead a tour of the exhibition about the influential 17th century Chinese artist whose work reflected the social upheaval during the transition between the Ming and Qing dynasties. [2 p.m., Berkeley Art Museum, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

One City One Book Authors in Conversation: The San Francisco Public Library presents Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin, Jr., who wrote “Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party” speaking on the 1960s group’s dynamics and its link to today’s struggles. [1 p.m., Main Library, Koret Audiotorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Cappella SF: Ragnar Bohlin leads the professional a cappella ensemble in “Timeless: Music Through Ten Centuries,” a program of choral music by Hildegard von Bingen, Rheinberger, Arvo Pärt, Britten, Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo. [5 p.m., Mission Dolores Basilica, 16th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

SFJAZZ Collective: The band performs Miles Davis’ classics including “So What,” “Bitches Brew” and “Milestones.” [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Curl Revolution
: NaturallyCurly co-founder Michelle Breyer, author of “The Curl Revolution: Inspiring Stories and Practical Advice from the NaturallyCurly Community” — the “most comprehensive book to date about curls, coils and waves” — signs copies of the book. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., MaduSalon, 300 Divisadero St., S.F.]

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: Along with four special exhibitions to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the museum hosts a special panel, “Master Your Craft: A Conversation with Artists, Gallerists and Collectors” followed by a reception.[1:30 p.m., San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, 520 S. First St., San Jose]

MONDAY, OCT. 30

Colleen: Noise Pop presents French musician Cécile Schott, who takes “acoustic instruments out of their usual context and pushes the boundaries of their playability” with compositions ranging from “mysterious and contemplative to kinetic and playful.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Peter Sellars, Matthew Shilvock: The acclaimed librettist and San Francisco Opera director discuss the opera’s upcoming world premiere of John Adams’ “Girls of the Golden West.” [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Defeating Domestic Violence Perspectives for Societal Change: Dr. Leigh Kimberg of UCSF moderates a panel of experts from service groups and violence prevention in a talk about the root causes of the devastating social issue. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

The Blow: “Brand New Abyss,” the new album by the indie electro duo (Khaela Maricich, Melissa Dyne) was created with “a mothership of patched-together modular synthesizers, ancient samplers and audio production gear.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

George Mitchell-The Path to Peace: The former U.S. senator and envoy for Middle East peace from 2009 to 2011 offers his insider account of how the Israelis and the Palestinians have progressed (and regressed) in their negotiations through the years. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Theatre Bay Area Awards: The regional theater service organization’s fourth annual event celebrates the excellence of local theater in an evening with entertainment and the presentation of honors to community and professional troupes and productions with varied sizes and budgets. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

I Wake Up Dreaming!: The Castro Theatre closes its month-long Monday series of Elliot Lavine’s acclaimed “film noir cavalcade of cinematic oddities” a with a double bill featuring two screenings of the “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “The Manchurian Candidate.” [5:30 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Spirited Away: The Studio Ghibli Fest screens a subtitled version of animator Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning film about a girl who is
whisked into a world of fantastic spirits and a witch who never wants to see her leave. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

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