Daniil Trifonov appears in San Francisco Symphony’s Great Performers Series, playing a Chopin-themed program. (Courtesy Dario Acosta)

Daniil Trifonov appears in San Francisco Symphony’s Great Performers Series, playing a Chopin-themed program. (Courtesy Dario Acosta)

Oct. 30-31: Daniil Trifonov, Maryn McKenna, Dominique Fabre, Scary Halloween Piano Concert, Wine Country Women of Napa Valley, Steve Turre Quartet, Theatre Bay Area Awards, The B52s


Daniil Trifonov: The Russian piano virtuoso plays a concert including Chopin’s Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 and other Romantic era music inspired by Chopin. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Maryn McKenna: The acclaimed health journalist discusses her book “Big Chicken,” which documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity, and health threat. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Dominique Fabre: The French novelist (and resident in the French Consulate of San Francisco’s “Room With A View” writers’ program) writer’s discusses his books “Guys Like Me” and “The Waitress Was New,” as well as his and his stay in The City. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Science Friday Trivia Night: The public radio show Science Friday and the Bay Area Science Festival present host Ira Flatow and fellow science enthusiasts in a “raucous, laugh-filled night of team trivia covering all things science.” [7:30 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.]

2017 Scary Halloween Piano Concert: San Francisco State faculty pianists Inara Morgenstern and Victoria Neve perform a free program of themed music (a tradition for more than 25 years) featuring Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Henry Cowell’s mid-century masterpiece “The Banshee,” which is played inside the piano. [1 p.m., Knuth Hall, Holloway Avenue and Tapia Drive, S.F.]

Wine Country Women of Napa Valley: Michelle Mandro and Kelleen Sullivan launch the book, which recognizes 65 North Bay women known for their entrepreneurial spirit, winemaking expertise, culinary skills and artistic ability. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Steve Turre Quartet: The innovative jazz trombonist and composer’s new album “Colors for the Masters” pays tribute to his mentors and idols. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Theatre Bay Area Awards: The 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.]


The B-52s: The new wave band that began in Athens, Ga. in 1976 is best known for the great tunes “Rock Lobster, “Love Shack” and “Roam.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Little Shop of Horrors-Director’s Cut
: The 1986 movie version of the musical horror-comedy (with Seymour, Audrey and the “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space, Audrey II”) makes a rare big-screen appearance, with an introduction by director Frank Oz. [2 and 7 p.m., Kabuki, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

Pena Pachamama Halloween Party: The 19th annual event features a performance by guitarist Freddy Clarke and members of his “ethno-layering” international ensemble Wobbly World as well as costume contest with prizes. [8:30 p.m., 1630 Powell St., S.F.]

BOOGRASS-Hillbilly Halloween!: The “killer bluegrass and costume party” features The Good Bad, The Risky Biscuits and Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers. [8:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Opera Masquerade: The Music at Noon Lunch and Concert presents vocalists Amy Foote, Deborah Rosengaus and Jason Sarten, and pianist Efrat Levy celebrating some of opera’s wildest characters and “epic” party scenes. [Noon, Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall. 3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto]

Kesha: The singer, songwriter, rapper and activist is back in business, on tour for the first time since 2013, with her album “Rainbow.” [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Whiskey Shivers: The bluegrass group from Austin, Texas, co-headlines with Billy Strings (aka William Apostol), the award-winning, Nashville-based guitar, banjo and mandolin player originally from Michigan. [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Ingrid LaFleur: The founder of the Detroit-based AFROTOPIA (which explores the connection between the arts movement Afrofuturism and psychosocial healing), speaks on “In the Face of the Unchanging: Pleasure, Politics & Possibilities.” [7 p.m., S.F. Art Institute, Osher Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

CalendarDaniil TrifonovDominique FabreMaryn McKennaScary Halloween Piano ConcertSteve Turre QuartetThe B52sTheatre Bay Area AwardsWine Country Women of Napa Valley

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