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.]


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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