Hundreds of artisans are showing and selling their work at West Coast Craft at Fort Mason Center. (Courtesy photo)

Hundreds of artisans are showing and selling their work at West Coast Craft at Fort Mason Center. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 15-16: West Coast Craft, San Mateo Harvest Festival, Vir Das, New Found Glory

SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2015

West Coast Craft: More than 250 vendors and artists display wares at the free juried exhibition and sale “inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle.” [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Vir Das: The Bollywood actor brings his funny standup comedy act to The City. [7 p.m., Cobbs Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

New Found Glory: The pop punk band from Florida co-headlines a concert with fellow Florida-bred alt rockers in Yellowcard. [7:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1330 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Mateo Harvest Festival: Organizers promise holiday shopping at its best with 24,000 gift ideas, including jewelry, blown glass, wood art and personal products. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

Yiddish Paris talk: Scholar Nick Underwood speaks about how 50,000 immigrant Jews from eastern and central Europe brought new theater and culture to the city during the 1920s-30s. [1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F.]

Drones for Humanity: Mark Jacobsen, founder of Uplift Aeronautics, Inc., shows off a real UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and discusses current and emerging uses and capabilities of drones. [2 p.m., San Jose Museum of Art, 110 South Market St., San Jose]

Return of the Deadeye-The Farce Awakens: San Francisco’s award-winning operetta troupe Lamplighters spoofs “Star Wars” at its 50th annual Champagne gala, which includes a silent auction and performance, [3 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Merola Goes to the Movies: A 2008 film version of “La Bohème,” featuring Merola Opera Program alums Anna Netrebko as Mimi and Rolando Villazón as Rodolfo screens; admission is free. [1 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

A Yawn Worth Yelling: The catchy San Jose pop rock group plays a release show for the EP “Play Pretend.” [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St,, S.F.]

MONDAY, NOV. 16

W. Kamau Bell: The politically astute Bay Area comedian appears in an evening of stand-up and conversation with Jeff Chang in a City Arts & Lectures presentation. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Kim Epifano: Intersection for the Arts’ final session of its “Precarious Vision” series is a presentation by the choregrapher and founder of Epiphany Productions Sonic Dance Theater. [7:30 p.m., 925 Mission St., S.F.]

Understanding ISIS; Arab journalist Abdel Bari Atwan speaks via videoconference from London to share insights gained from interviews with ISIS insiders. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, S.F.]

Words on Dance: The program’s 22nd season begins with San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Pascal Molat in conversation with American Conservatory Theater director Carey Perloff. [7:30 p.m., Strand, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

Rainn Wilson: “The Office” actor is on tour to discuss his memoir, “The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy,” appearing locally in conversaton with Mark Kozelek of the Red House Painters. [7 p.m., Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland]

Garry Kasparov: The world chess champion and human rights activist talks about his book “Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped,: [7:30 p.m, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Kurt Vile & The Violators: The lo-fi indie rocker’s acclaimed 2015 album is called “b’lieve i’m goin down.” [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Telling Tales: “Best Frenemies” is the theme of the free evening of stories presented by Douglas Morrisson Theatre. [8 p.m., 22311 N. Third St., Hayward]


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