Nov. 11-12: USS Hornet Museum Veterans Day, Joanna Gruesome, Alison Saar

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11

Joanna Gruesome: The noise-punk band from Cardiff, Wales, is touring to promote its sophomore album “Peanut Butter”; Tony Molina, Hard Left and King of Cats open. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

USS Hornet Museum Veterans Day: The ship and museum’s annual observance honoring past and present vets includes a 1 p.m. ceremony with a Boy Scout Color Guard, a benediction by Assistant Chaplain Bruce Morris, and a procession to the memorial wreath-toss. [Museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda]

Alison Saar: The Los Angeles-based artist speaks about her multmedia exhibition “Bearing,” which explores the connections between history, society and the human body. [6:30 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Dan Olsen: The project manager and Stanford University grad talks about his book “The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Happy hour music: The free show’s lineup features acoustic duo Gutter Swan, sardonic rockers Cuban Cigar Crisis and heartfelt acoustic artist Steve Egelman. [6 to 9 p.m., Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Home Alone: The wild family flick with Macaulay Culkin celebrates its 25th anniversary with a one-night event on the big screen. [7 p.m., Century S.F. Centre 9, 825 Market St., S.F.; 7:30 p.m., AMC Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Gun Outfit: The lo-fi indie band from Olympia, Wash., and Los Angeles plays its 2015 release “Dream All Over” on a bill with Flesh World from The City. [9 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

New poetry collections: Martin Corless-Smith reads from “Bitter Green,” and Rebecca Wolff, founder of Fence Books, reads from “One Morning.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]


THURSDAY, NOV. 12

Jesse Eisenberg: The actor and author, promoting his short story collection “Bream Gives Me Hiccups,” appears in conversation with Steven Winn. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Mother Falcon, Ben Sollee: The orchestral and alt-rock co-headlining bill features the large Austin band playing from the new release “Good Luck Have Fun,” and eclectic cellist Sollee. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Joshua Gamson: The University of San Francisco sociologist shares information from his new book “Modern Families–Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St,, S.F.]

EagleWolfSnake: The San Francisco indie trio plays a CD release show for “Zang!” headlining a local indie and garage rock bill with Jet Trash, Lungs and Limb and Vinyl Spectrum. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Ballet Hispanico: The contemporary troupe’s performances of “CARMEN.maquia” and “Club Havana” come to the big screen presented by “Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.” [7 p.m., Century S.F. Centre 9, 835 Market St., S.F.; 7 p.m., Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City ]

QWOCMAP Q-ball: Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project hosts masquerade fund-raiser with refreshments, music, a queer youth poetry slam, art installations and silent auction. [6 to 10 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Hermitude: The award winning Australian electronic duo — Luke Dubber (aka Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (aka El Gusto) — have collaborated since they were 16 and 11. [10 p.m., 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St., S.F.]

Moon Taxi: The Nashville-based band, with a sound Paste called a “dreamy blend of minimalist rock,” is promoting its thrid studio album, “Daybreaker.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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