Nov. 13-14: Luenell, Hardwell, Friday the 13th Skate, Rude Mechs, Kiss Me Kate


FRIDAY, NOV. 13

Luenell: The East Bay-bred comedian who appeared in the film “Think Like A Man,” “Hotel Transylvania” and “Taken 2” headlines a show also featuring Kirk McHenry and Keon Polee. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Hardwell: The Dutch big room house and electro house DJ and music producer was voted the world’s No. 1 DJ on DJ Magazine’s annual top 100 DJs poll in 2013 and 2014. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Rude Mechs: The eclectic performance troupe from Austin, Texas presents “The Method Gun,” about the ife and techniques of an actor-training guru of the 1960s-70s whose sudden emigration to South America continues to haunt her followers. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Catie Curtis, Blame Sally, Maia Sharp: The acclaimed female folk-pop acts appear in concert to benefit Americans United for Separation of Church and State. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage Coffee House, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Friday the 13th skate: The cast of the San Francisco Dungeon, the scary Fisherman’s Wharf attraction, takes to the ice at the Union Square rink for “Friday the 13th” holiday festitivies. [8 to 10:30 p.m., Safeway Holiday Ice Rink, Powell and Geary streets, S.F.]

Golden Void: Promoting its new album “Berkana,” the group has been called “The Bay Area’s best new psych band.” [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Josh Jefferson-Head Into the Trees: The first West Coast solo show of collage and painted works by the Boston-based artist opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Gallery 16, 501 Third St.. S.F.]

Kirsten Koza: The editor of “Wake Up and Smell the S–: Hilarious Travel Disasters, Monstrous Toilets, and a Demon Dildo” talks about the tales in the raunchy around-the-world romp. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

SATURDAY, NOV. 14

Kiss Me Kate: Broadway By the Bay stages Cole Porter’s famed musical based on Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” [2 and 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Gene Luen Yang: The award-winning, best-selling graphic novelist and computer scientist presents his newest work “Secret Coders!” [3 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Celebration for the Turkeys: Animal protection agency Farm Sanctuary hosts a $125-per-person chef demonstration and vegan brunch served by Citizen Fox, and conversation with the group’s co-founder and president Gene Baur. [11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Citizen Fox, 2293 Mission St., S.F.]

Robert Parker’s Matter of Taste Tour: The $99 tasting experience showcases more than 150 wines, each rated 90 or more points by The Wine Advocate and selected by editor-in-chief Lisa Perrotti-Brown and reviewer Jeb Dunnuck. [1 to 6 p.m., Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St., S.F.]

American Indian Film Festival Gala: The 40th annual festival closes with dinner and an awards ceremony, preceded by a 5 p.m. reception. [6 p.m., Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Julia Morgan in San Mateo County: Karen McNeill, widely regarded as the leading expert on Julia Morgan, talks about buildings on the peninsula designed by the acclaimed architect. [1 p.m., San Mateo County History Musem, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Hellenic Charity Ball: Constantine Makris, Gilles Marini. Demetri Martin, Ariana Savalas and Marilu Henner are slated to attend the black-tie gala, which honors luminaries in the Greek-American community and funds the Elios Charitable Foundation. [7 p.m., Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., S.F.]

Michal Menert: The Colorado-based producer is touring with a live band, the Pretty Fanatics, and introducing an indie rock sound. [10 p.m., Hawthorn, 46 Geary St., S.F.]

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