From left, Eric Chin. Joseph Maile, Jeremiah Shaw and Pei-Ling Lin are the Telegraph Quartet. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 1-2: Telegraph Quartet, Ben Caplan, S.F. Symphony Youth Orchestra, Amati Ensemble


SUNDAY, NOV. 1

Telegraph Quartet: Noe Valley Chamber Music presents the award-winning local ensemble — Eric Chin and Joseph Maile on violin, Pei-Ling Lin on viola and Jeremiah Shaw on cello — in a concert of works by Haydn, Schulhoff, Harbison and Beethoven. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Ben Caplan: The Canadian singer-songwriter — described by NPR as “a cross between Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello” appears to promote his new release “Birds With Broken Wings.” [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Where We Find Ourselves: The exhibition of works in various media that map the mythology of places (by California College of the Arts students Angela Berry, Emmanuel Sevilla, Joshua Peder Stulen, Amanda Walters, Carolina Magis Weinberg and Ying Zou) opens with a reception. [4 p.m., Katz Snyder Gallery. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Kimberly Burge: The writer and activist discusses her experiences leading a youngsters’ writing group in post-Apartheid South Africa and her book, “The Born Frees: Writing with the Girls of Gugulethu.” [9:30 a.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

S.F. Symphony Youth Orchestra: Conducted by Donato Cabrera, the group kicks off its season with a program featuring cellist Elena Ariza playing Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B minor as well as Ravel’s “Alborada del gracioso” and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Amati Ensemble: Gil Sharon and Rebecca Jackson on violin, Ron Ephrat and Pamela Freund-Striplen on violas on Jennifer Culp on cello perform works by Mozart and Mendelssohn. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Day of the Dead celebration: Circulo Cultural co-sponsors the event, with music, traditional food, a 7 p.m. processional, and Festival of Altars. [5:30 p.m., San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

MONDAY, NOV. 2

King Diamond: The Danish metal band is playing the 1987 album “Abigail” in concert; Exodus opens. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Hey Rosetta!: The Canadian indie rockers from from Newfoundland known for their rich, layered sound, play from their latest album “Second Sight”; fellow Canadians Yukon Blonde open. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

MCCLA Día de los Muertos exhibition: The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts opens its annual show “The Bones of Our Ancestors: Endurance and Survival Beyond Serra’s Mission(s)” with a reception. [6 to 11 p.m., 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Geraldine Brooks: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks about her new historical novel “The Secret Chord,” which traces Biblical King David’s journey from obscurity to fame. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Little May: The Australian indie-folk trio featuring Liz Drummond, Hannah Field and Annie Hamilton is promoting its debut album “For the Company.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Celebrating Architectural League Emerging Voices: Leading architects and landscape architects share their visions for the field and reflect on their practices in a conversation featuring Architectural League of New York director Rosalie Genevro. [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Ian F. Svenonius: The punk rock legend reads from his latest work, “Censorship Now!!.” answer questions and sign books. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

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