Jan. 13-14: Cory Morrow, Gospel of Lovingkindness, Carmiel Banasky, Cooper Taylor Project, Ruth Wariner

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13

Cory Morrow: The Texas-based singer-songwriter is promoting his 2015 feel-good album “The Good Fight” on a bill with Bay Area Americana artist Jeff Cotton. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

The Gospel of Lovingkindness: The Ubuntu Theater Project’s production of the play by Marcus Gardley, which addresses how gun violence simultaneously takes the life of both victim and assailant, opens with a preview. [8 p.m., Oakland City Church, 2735 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland]

Carmiel Banasky: The author of “The Suicide of Claire Bishop” celebrates the book in a reading with Vanessa Hua and Ingrid Rojas Contreras centered around the theme of mistaken identity. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St,, S.F.]

SF Sketchfest: The sketch comedy offering combines San Francisco’s “Don’t Watch This Show Live!” and Toronto’s “Good Morning Tonight,” featuring host Shanti Charan, a Bay Area favorite. [8 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Resident Artist Workshop: The program of experimental dance and performance features works by Oscar Tidd, Justin Young and Star Amerasu. [8 p.m., SAFEhouseARTS, 1 Grove St., S.F.]

Cooper Taylor Project: The San Francisco-based jazz group headlines a parlor show also featuring Ivory Tusk (a project by Ezequiel de Lima from Argentina) and folk-pop rocker Brendan Getzell. [8 p.m., Lost Church, 65 Capp St., S.F.]

Barry Johnson. Frances Quinlan: The musicians — Johnson, from the band Joyce Manor, and Quinlan, from Hop Along, play solo sets. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Paulette Boudreaux: The Bay Area-based writing instructor talks about her book “Mulberry,” which describes the life of a young girl growing up in small-town segregated Mississippi in the 1960s. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, JAN. 14

Ruth Wariner: The Portland-based author shares her memoir “The Sound of Gravel,” an affecting true story about coming of age in a polygamist family. [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., S.F.]

Bill Graham 85th Birthday Bash: Todd Rundgren, DJ Harry Duncan and T Sisters appear in the benefit for the Bill Graham Foundation celebrating the Jan. 8 birthday of the late rock impresario and the 50th anniversary of a Mime Troupe benefit markng the first time a show was billed as “Bill Graham Presents.” [7 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

ArtHaus Gallery: An opening reception celebrates two new shows: “2016: The Great Exhibition,” with highlights and new works from the gallery’s collection, and “Out of the Blue,” abstract landscape paintings by Meena Kamaal. [6 to 8 p.m., 411 Brannan St., S.F.]

Harrison Stafford & The Professor Crew: The reggae artist and founder of the fusion group Groundation appears with his solo project, playing songs from the albums “Madness” and “Throw Down Your Arms.” [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

FOG Design+Art: More than 40 prominent contemporary art and design dealers show and sell modern pieces, architecture, technology and design in the four-day event, which features exhibits, installations and presentations by leaders in the field. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Hard to be a God: The 2014 Russian cinematic masterpiece — auteur Aleksei German’s final film described as “a phantasmagoric adaptation” of the revered 1964 sci-fi novel by the Strugatsky brothers — screens locally for the first time. [7 p.m., screening room, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Krzysztof Urbański: The conductor who has gained acclaim leading the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra makes his S,F. Symphony debut in a program with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, and guest Emanuel Ax in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5. [10 a.m. (open rehearsal), 8 p.m. (concert), Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Threesome: The SF Sketchfest show includes standup by Michelle Buteau, Barry Rothbart and Seaton Smith. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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