Real Vocal String Quartet -- playing at 7:15 p.m. in the Taube Atrium Theater -- is among the dozens of local musicians appearing in the free InterMusic SF festival in the Veterans Building.  (Courtesy Lenny Gonzalez)

Real Vocal String Quartet -- playing at 7:15 p.m. in the Taube Atrium Theater -- is among the dozens of local musicians appearing in the free InterMusic SF festival in the Veterans Building. (Courtesy Lenny Gonzalez)

Sept. 24-25: InterMusic SF, Public Service Broadcasting, WellRED Comedy Tour, Brockhampton, Atlas Genius, Hot Mess Kitchen, Paramore, Hot Mess Kitchen, Reggie Wilson, Mark Bowden


InterMusic SF: The 10th annual free music festival showcases 35 Bay Area classical, contemporary, early music, creative music and jazz ensembles (more than 150 musicians) on four stages. [Noon to 7:45 p.m., Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Public Service Broadcasting: Noise Pop presents the English band, whose new album “Every Valley” takes listeners on a “journey down the mineshafts of the South Wales valleys.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F. ]

Good Craft X Honey & Rouge Pop Up
: The “local lady maker” market features items for sale by socially conscious female artists and writers contributing to a sustainable feminist fashion blog. [Noon to 5 p.m., Temescal Brewing, 4115 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

WellRED Comedy Tour: Southern comics and writing partners Trae Crowder (known for his “Liberal Redneck” videos), Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester do standup on their “From Dixie With Love” tour. [7 and 9:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Iraqi Kurdistan-A Report Back: Peace Action of San Mateo County presents activist Nancy Mancias of CODEPINK in a talk about an educational tour of northern Iraq’s Kurdish region she went on with a delegation from the Christian Peacemaker Team. [7 p.m., Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo]

Brockhampton: The Los Angeles-based American alternative hip hop boyband, which started in Texas, released two albums called “Saturation” in 2017. [8 p.m., Social Hall, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Award-winning choreographer Wilson’s full-length piece “Moses(es)” is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s retelling of the biblical Moses story. [3 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Dana Street near Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley campus]

Atlas Genius: The Australian alt-rock band is led by brothers Keith and Michael Jeffrey, who have relocated to Los Angeles. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Hot Mess Kitchen: Authors Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman, who want to save millennials from the perils of takeout and take back the kitchen, are promoting their comedy cookbook in an event with snacks served. [3 p.m., Omnivore Books, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Paramore: The new album by the Grammy winning alt-rock-pop band fronted by vocalist Hayley Williams features the return of original member Zac Farro. [7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

INVSN: The Swedish dark wave, post punk band’s latest album is “The Beautiful Stories.”[9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

SoFA Street Fair: The free South Bay festival boasts music by dozens of bands on more than a dozen stages over three blocks. [2 p.m., South First Street, San Jose]

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Forum: State Field Director Emily Harris speaks on bail reform. [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]


Mark Bowden: The author of “Black Hawk Down” discusses his new book “Hue 1968,” the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the Vietnam War, with retired Maj. Gen. Raymond Smith, who served in Vietnam, in a Commonwealth Club presentation. [6:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Quintuple-5 Artists from the Heart of Hayes Valley: Earl Speas, Barbara Early, Jennifer Maria Harris, Stephen Santamaria and Daniel Farnan exhibit work focusing on five variations on the theme of vision. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nexus Gallery, Hayes Valley Art Works, 275 Oak St., S.F.]

Claire Messud
: The fiction writer, whose four previous works have been named New York Times Notable Books of the Year, speaks about her new novel “The Burning Girl,” a “hypnotic coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Nicole Krauss: The acclaimed post-modernist writer, whose new novel is “Forest Dark,” appears with Elizabeth Rosner, author of the nonfiction “The Survivor Cafe,” in a conversation assessing the Jewish-American novel today. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Best Coast: The lo-fi, surf pop indie band featuring Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno plays a sold-out show. [8:30 p.m., Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Slackers in Paradise: Jim Kimo West and Ken Emerson, living legends in the world of Hawaiian slack key and acoustic steel guitar, perform. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Karl Geary: The Irish-American actor discusses his debut novel “Montpelier Parade” about a 16-year-old, working-class Dubliner who wrestles with school and tough conditions at home, with Ethel Rohan, San Francisco-based, Irish author of “The Weight of Him.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Benjamin Booker: The blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist who cites The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson and T. Rex as influences has added a second local show due to popular demand. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]
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