Oct. 4-5: Saint Etienne, Scorpions, Coldplay, Patrick Sweany, Whisky Week, Gina L. Mulligan, Bride of Monster, Gary Owen

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4

Saint Etienne: “Home Counties” is the 2017 album by the English trio — Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs — who’ve been making inventive dance pop music for 30 years. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Scorpions: The veteran German hard rockers (the band was founded in 1965) are playing fan favorites including “Wind of Change,” “Still Loving You” and “Rock You Like A Hurricane” on bill with thrash metal’s Megadeth. [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Coldplay: The British alt-rock favorites’ “A Head Full of Dreams” tour is being noted for an unusually big color and light display; Tove Lo and Alina Baraz open. [7 p.m., Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara]

Patrick Sweany: The East Nashville-based blues rocker’s latest album is “Daytime Turned To Nighttime.” [9 p.m. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Whisky Week: Master distiller Alex Chasko speaks on “What’s Old Is New Again: The Future of Irish Whiskey” in the informational “guided tasting” open to ages 21 and older. [8 p.m., Elixir, 3200 16th St., S.F.]

Memory Fun 101 For Baby Boomers: Chester Santos, winner of the USA Memory Championship, teaches the basics of memory improvement. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Comedy Allstars: Kris Tinkle, DJ Sandhu, John Ross, Anthony K and host Jane Harrison make up the standup lineup. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Gina L. Mulligan: The novelist speaks about her inspirational book, “Dear Friend: Letters of Encouragement, Humor, and Love for Women with Breast Cancer,” a companion to the nonprofit she founded. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, OCT. 5

Bride of Monster: The exhibit of works by Creativity Explored artists with developmental disabilities, subtitled “Wild & Woolly New Interpretations of Female Monsters,” opens with a reception; guests are encouraged to arrive in “monsterwear.” [5 to 7 p.m., 3245 16th St., S.F.]

Gary Owen: The actor and comedian whom Ebony called “black America’s favorite white comic” opens a four-night engagement. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Role Call: The foolsFURY double bill premieres one-woman plays: “(dis)Place[d]” by Debórah Eliezer and “Sheryl, Hamlet, and Me” by Michelle Haner. [8 p.m., NOH Space, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

NightLife Live: The California Academy of Sciences’ after hours series’ annual Sharktoberfest activities feature DJ music, a beer garden and a panel of shark experts. [6 to 10 p.m., Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Laurie Ann Doyle: The UC Berkeley writing instructor launches her collection “World Gone Missing,” a selection of contemporary-themed short stories set in and around San Francisco. [7:30 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley]

Lasting Impressions of Pedro de Lemos-The Centennial Exhibition: The show, which recognizes the American Arts & Crafts movement artist who became head of the Stanford museum, opens with a reception and talk by historian Robert W. Edwards. [5 p.m., Stanford Art Gallery, 419 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University]

Climate Garden 2085: Juanita Schlapfer-Miller leads a walk-through of the exhibition, a “public science experiment offering visitors a tactile experience to help visualize effects of future climates on San Francisco’s forests, agriculture and landscapes.” [6 p.m., Swissnex San Francisco, Pier 17, Suite 800, S.F.]

No Game No Life Zero
: The popular Japanese movie based on the series of books about gamers screens, with subtitles. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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