Thousands of handmade glass pumpkins are on view (and for sale later this week) at Palo Alto Art Center. (Courtesy photo)

Sept. 26-27: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, Daniel Norgren, Hot Mess Kitchen, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb, Apocalyptica, Judi Leff, Kristin Cashore

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Exhibition: The 22nd annual free family-friendly autumn celebration is an outdoor installation of more than 10,000 unique, artist-blown glass pumpkins, which go on sale Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto]

Moses Sumney: The Southern California-based singer-songwriter’s new recording “Aromanticism” is a “concept album about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Daniel Norgren
: The stark Swedish folk artist is making a splash on his first headlining North American tour. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: The fine art photographers speak about their work, together and apart and sign copies of their new collaborative book, “Slant Rhymes.” [6:30 p.m., SF Camerawork, 1011 Market St., second floor, 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,” introduce their comedy cookbook. [7:30 p.m., Bindery, 1727 Haight St., S.F.]

Spanish Cheese & Wine Pairing: The tasty San Francisco Public Library session is geared to adults curious about Spanish products. [6 p.m., Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial, 1 Jose Sarria Court, S.F.]

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: The indie pop band from New York City headlines a concert with The Courtneys from Vancouver and The Prids from Portland. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Apocalyptica
: The Finnish rock band is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its epic debut album “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos.” [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Willie Watson: Rolling Stone called the musician’s new album “Folksinger Vol. 2” a “spectacular amalgam of southern gospel, Delta blues, railroad songs and the Appalachian tradition derived from Celtic fiddle tunes.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Judi Leff: The San Francisco History Association board member lectures on “The Gold(berg) Rush: History of Jews in San Francisco.”
[7 p.m., Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F.]

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

Kristin Cashore: The young adult author of the “Graceling Realm” series reads from her new standalone novel, “Jane, Unlimited,” a “kaleidoscopic work about adventure and finding yourself in a world of seemingly infinite choices.” [7 p.m., A Great Good Place for Books. 6120 Lasalle Ave., Oakland]

Four Year Strong: The pop punk-melodic hardcore band from Worcester, Mass. headlines a show with Canadian pop punk groups Seaway and Like Pacific, and Grayscale, a metal group from Finland. [6:30 p.m., Cornerstone, 2638 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Best of Bernal
: The closing Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema event offers encores of the program’s winners, as well as an awards ceremony and pre-and post-screening parties. [6:30 p.m., Barebottle Brewing Company, 1525 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Oh Sees: Formerly known as Thee Oh Sees, the garage-noise rock band headed by San Francisco native John Dwyer plays from its new album “Orc,” opening a two-night engagement. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.-

GGOOLLD
: The Milwaukee band, according to the AV Club, creates “synthpop that stands out thanks to impeccable production and catchy, danceable hooks.” [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Palo Alto Players: The troupe presents a free staged reading of “Give It All Back,” a companion piece to its current production of “Million Dollar Quartet” — both about artists in the pop music world. [7 p.m., Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

BAMPFA Public Forum: Cal Performances associate director Rob Bailis and UC Berkeley professor Shannon Jackson speak about the changing nature of the arts as museums have begun to incorporate performance into curatorial programming. [Noon, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Mura Masa: The 21-year-old British producer (aka Alex Crossan) was praised by Magnet, which called his recent Coachella appearance “probably the single best set of the day.” [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

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