Frankie Rose plays from her new album “Cage Tropical” at the Rickshaw Stop. (Courtesy photo)

Frankie Rose plays from her new album “Cage Tropical” at the Rickshaw Stop. (Courtesy photo)

Sept. 25-26: Frankie Rose, Juana Molina, Unknown Girl, Cine Mas, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Karl Geary, Benjamin Booker, Gary Soto

MONDAY, SEPT. 25

Frankie Rose: The singer, formerly of Brooklyn acts Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls and Beverly, has created a new solo album “Cage Tropical,” which is awash with “vintage synths, painterly effects pedals, upside down atmosphere and reverberating vocals.”[8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Juana Molina: The Argentine experimental, folk, rock and Latin artist, a “good witch,” is promoting her newest album “Halo.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue): The new film from acclaimed directors the Dardenne brothers, who made “Two Days, One Night,” is described as a “searing saga of guilt and redemption.” [4 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F. ]

Cine Mas: The San Francisco Latino Film Festival screens a free triple feature, 1950’s “Doña Diabla” (“Lady Devil”) starring golden era screen legend Maria Felix, followed at 2 p.m. by the classic Western “High Noon” and, at 3:30 p.m., “Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost.” [Noon, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
: Fathom Events’ Studio Ghibli Fest of animated classics presents the film, in Japanese with English subtitles, about a young princess whose love for living things and determination lead her into danger, sacrifice — and eventual triumph. [7 p.m., Century 9, SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F., and Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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

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

Blondie’s Comedy Show: Drew Harmon headlines the free evening of standup, also featuring Alexandria Love, Valerie Ahanonu-Plautz, Ruby Gill, Nori Reed, Bryce Druzin and free cake. [8:30 p.m., Blondie’s Bar, 540 Valencia St., S.F.]

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26

Gary Soto: In the San Francisco Public Library’s 21st annual Effie Lee Morris lecture, the author shares stories from his career as a writer of novels, short stories, poetry, plays and essays, and about his Mexican-American heritage. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Bon Bon Vivant: Led by Abigail Cosio, the Gypsy-New Orleans band plays “original bawdy gypsy swing, dark ballads and uptempo indie rock-dance music.” [10 p.m., Hotel Utah Saloon, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Widowspeak: One critic described the Brooklyn indie rockers’ latest album “Expect The Best” as “mesmerizingly introspective, nakedly nostalgic.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Allan Rayman
: The mysterious, genre-defying singer songwriter has earned accolades for the album “Roadhouse 01,” which chronicles his retreat to an isolated cabin. [8 p.m., Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Matthew Zapruder
: The San Francisco poet appears in conversation with Oscar Villalon, managing editor of ZYZZYVA Magazine, celebrating the release of “Why Poetry” from Ecco Press. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Kathryn Sermak: The author of “Miss D & Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis” shares stories from her years working as a personal assistant to the film legend. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.

Swiss Startup Summit: Representatives from eight of Switzerland’s most promising tech startups host an evening of demos and pitches. [5:45 p.m., swissnex, Pier 17, Suite 800, S.F.]

Peter Clines: The author, whose book “14” has been optioned by Robert Downey Jr. for a movie, is promoting his latest time-travel adventure “Paradox Bound,” which, one critic wrote, “teaches a non-ironic lesson in American civics.” [6 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., S.F.]

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