Oct. 7-9: SF Italian Heritage Parade, Dover Quartet, Justin Townes Earle, Lenora Lee Dance, Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Sting & Shaggy, Cary McClelland, Dawn Wall, Lindsey Buckingham, Matthew Sweet, Dream Syndicate, Alina Baraz


San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade: The 150-year-old event is a spectacle that proceeds south through North Beach on Columbus Avenue and ends in Washington Square in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church. [12:30 p.m., Jefferson and Stockton streets, S.F.]

Dover Quartet: San Francisco Performances presents the young ensemble in “Made in America,” a program of 19th and 20th century works begun in America by Britten, Bartok and Dvorak. [7:30 p.m.. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Justin Townes Earle
: The Nashville-born singer-songwriter (son of Steve Earle and named after Townes Van Zandt) is an acclaimed Americana act, having released eight solo albums since 2007. [8 p.m. Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist San Francisco Forum
: Sam Lew, campaign manager for Our City Our Home, discusses San Francisco’s Proposition C, which would put a tax on commercial rents to fund child care and education, and community coordinator Carol Fife speaks on Proposition 10, the affordable housing act. [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, MLK Room, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Lenora Lee Dance: The troupe known for site-specific performances presents “Beneath the Surface,” its first underwater multimedia experience, a “meditation on forgiveness, reconciliation and the power of individuals to transcend.” [6:30 and 8:30 p.m., YMCA, 855 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Future Generations: Noise Pop presents the Brooklyn-based alt rockers and former Fordham University students whose album “Landscape” combines “pop-minded songcraft with bursts of free-form experimentation.” [8 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Experimental films
: The program of five dance films “examines the concept of gender and the ever-shifting nature of identity” and concludes with a live performance by Alex Jenkins and Nicholas Korkos of AnA Collaborations. [6:30 p.m., Catharine Clark Gallery, 248 Utah St., S.F.]

Bullitt: The movie classic with Steve McQueen and a groundreaking 11-minute car chase set in San Francisco hits the big screen again on its 50th anniversary. [2 and 7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Pamela Munster
: The UCSF oncologist speaks about her book “Twisting Fate,” which covers her experiences as a breast cancer patient and as a researcher of the breast cancer susceptibility gene, which played a part in her illness and her father’s pancreatic cancer. [1 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Dyad Niv Ashkenazi, violin; Leah Kohn, bassoon
: The innovative duo, musicians who met at Juilliard, play a repertoire of re-imagined classics and premieres of new works. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Robert Sapolsky
: The Stanford neuroscientist and author of books such as “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” appears in conversation before an 11 a.m. Blessing of the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. [9:30 a.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

The Lone Bellow
: The Brooklyn-born, Nashville-based Americana act plays an acoustic show with new arrangements of old songs, debut tunes, requests and stories by founder Zach Williams. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F., (415) 885-0750, www.slimspresents.com

Tobias the Owl
: The project of folk-rock singer-songwriter Seattle professor Elijah Dhavvan has the new album “A Safe Harbor for Wayward Echoes.” [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Bach in the Subway: Cellist Dale Henderson, with a goal of bringing classical music to new audiences, plays Bach’s Cello Suites in a free performance, part of his #Bach333 program celebrating Bach’s 333rd birthday. [3 to 4 p.m., Powell Street BART Station, S.F.]

Island Soldier: Nathan Fitch’s documentary tells the “untold story of Micronesian soldiers fighting for their piece of the American Dream and the future of a small island nation. [3 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Connect & Collect
: San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art’s a annual Art exhibition and auction, with a diverse selection of works by rising stars and celebrated artists, opens with an artists’ reception. [1 to 4 p.m., 560 S. First St., San Jose]


Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off: Monster gourds in the neighborhood of a ton or more vie for a world record in the 45th annual event. [7 a.m. to 11 a.m., I.D.E.S. Grounds, 735 Main St., Half Moon Bay]

Sting & Shaggy: The English and Jamaican stars play music from their recent island-inspired record “44/876” and collaborate on each other’s hits. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Nate Najar: Noted for playing jazz on acoustic classical guitar, the musician appears to release the album “Under Paris Skies.” [8 p.m., 1984 Bonita Ave., Berkeley]

Cary McClelland
: The lawyer, filmmaker and writer launches “Silcon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley,” his book about what happened when a city’s radical history of art and activism collided with the rise of big tech, in the first of several local appearances this week. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1727 Haight St., S.F.]

The Dawn Wall: Due to popular demand, the documentary about rock climber Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s seemingly impossible ascent up a 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park hits the big screen again. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

A Dollhouse: Dragon Theatre’s Monday Night Play Space hosts a staged reading of a translation-in-progress by Melinda Marks of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play. [7:30 p.m., 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Resist/Release Art Show: The group show featuring more than 25 Bay Area artists responding to the Trump administration opens with a reception, which kicks off a week-long Resist-a-Thon program of action. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Code & Canvas, 151 Potrero Ave., S.F.]

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: “Singing the Gamut,” a concert of works amplifying the gamut of emotions, includes music by Jon Deak, Bellini, Bachelet, Mario Davidovsky, Sheila Silver, Jonathan Favero and Charles Peck, the group’s 2018 composition contest winner. [7:30 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

: The Los Angeles rapper and visual artist, born Jared Lee is on his first North American tour following his 2016 debut release, “I’m Uugly.” [8 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Idles: The punk band from Bristol, England is on its first American tour to promote its second recording “Joy as an Act of Resistance.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]


Lindsey Buckingham
: The songwriter and guitar great (of Fleetwood Mac fame) has released a new “best of” album showcasing his solo career. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Matthew Sweet, Dream Syndicate: The power pop favorite and 1980s psychedelic pop rockers are on a co-billed tour. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Alina Baraz: The electronica, alt-R&B and pop artist from Cleveland appears in the first of two October concerts in The City. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Infrared: The series of experimental films by and about transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming artists opens with “Kairos Dirt and the Errant Vacuum,” about the happenings of two middle school lunch ladies, an androgynous student, a lesbian hospice provider, a grieving ministry worker, a mystical mortician and an astrologer/life coach/phone sex operator. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

100 Years of Clean Energy for San Francisco: “Hetch Hetchy Power and Beyond” describes how the San Francisco-owned and operated hydro-electricity system got its start. [7:30 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello Blvd., S.F.]

Living in the Future’s Past: The documentary by Jeff Bridges, which incorporates evolution, neuro-psychology, ecology and energy in an exploration of humans’ past, present and future, screens, with a presentation by the filmmaker. [7 p.m., Embarcadero Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.]

East Meets West–A Post Yoga Conversation: Reverend Matthew Fox and Lama Tsomo, co-authors of “The Lotus & The Rose: A Conversation Between Tibetan Buddhism & Mystical Christianity” appear in a moderated discussion on faith traditions. [7:45 p.m. Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

Deborah Harkness: The best-selling author of the All Souls Trilogy is promoting “Time’s Convert,” her new novel set in the same universe as those books, but focusing on different characters and time periods. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Dream Wife: The London-based, British-Iceland-born punk rock trio’s sound has been described as “new wave structure meets punk blatancy and 21st-century gender fluency.” [8 p.m., Cafe du Nord, Market St., S.F.]

Eric Idle: The comic great of Monty Python fame reads passages from his book “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” and takes audience questions. [7 p.m., Curran, 445 Geary St., S.F.]

Micah Perks: The fiction writer releases her new collection “True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous” in an appearance with local literary heavyweights Tobias Wolff and Molly Antopol. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

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