Up-and-coming singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kate Davis headlines The Chapel. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 17-18: Kate Davis, The Nation anniversary, Jon Anderson and Jon Luc Ponty, Chris Garcia

TUESDAY, NOV. 17

Kate Davis: The singer-songwriter from Portland, a multi-instrumentalist best known for playing double bass, was named in 2014 by MTV as one of “15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

The Nation 150th anniversary: The oldest weekly magazine in the U.S. honors its milestone with a panel discussion on America’s inequality crisis featuring editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, commentator Van Jones, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and National Domestic Workers Alliance director Ai-jen Poo. [7 p.m,, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty: The former “Yes” frontman and jazz-fusion violinist play classics and new material on their “The Better Late Than Never Tour.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

50/50 Poetry Night: The final event in Intersection for the Arts’ series of free readings is hosted by Nomadic Press and features Tonga Eisen-Martin, Arisa White, Zack Haber, J. K. Fowler and legacy poet Shar Rednour. [7 p.m., Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St., S.F.]

Anjunadeep: The London-based electronic music label’s tour brings 16 Bit Lolitas, Jody Wisternoff and Beckwith to The City for the first of two shows. [9 p.m., Audio Discotech, 316 11th St., S.F.]

Chris Garcia: The San Francisco comedian is recording his first live album in a home club date. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Graham Hancock: The British journalist discusses his new book “Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilization,” which posits that an advanced civilization flourished during the Ice Age. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Prudence Farrow Bruns: The Beatles muse reads from her memoir, “Dear Prudence: The Story Behind the Song,” which details her Hollywood childhood, tumultuous and youth and spiritual rise. [7 p.m., Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley]


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18

Native American art panel: The talk focuses on the exhibit “Interwoven: Indigenous Contemporary,” which showcases works by 15 artists challenging preconceived ideas about indigenous identity in California; a reception follows the discussion. [5 p.m., Thacher Gallery, Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco, 2495 Golden Gate Ave, S.F.]

Fever The Ghost: The Los Angeles outfit’s new album “Zirconium Meconium” is an “uncanny synthesis of futuristic glam and colorful pop with a fully realized, sprawling pop saga.” [9 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Broncho: The band’s second album “Just Enough Hip To Be Woman” exemplifies a shift from fuzzy, guitar-driven rock to a sleeker, more new wave sound. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

India Hicks: The designer and entrepreneur speaks about her life and the business she founded in an event that also offers shopping opportunities; register at http://events.indiahicks.com/. [11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Spruce, 3640 Sacramento St., S.F.}

SF Beer Week Draft Day: In the precursor to January’s Beer Bowl (a match up of North of Market vs. south of Market brewers), captains of Magnolia Brewing Company (Team NOMA) and Fort Point Beer Company (Team SOMA) announce their teams’ chosen style, and a coin toss will determine which team gets first pick of ingredients. [5 to 7 p.m., Cervecería de MateVeza, 3801 18th St., S.F.]

Simpson Sturgill: The singer-songwriter won artist of the year and song of the year (for “Turtles All the Way Down”) at the 2015 Americana Honors and Awards in Nashville. [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Stephen F. Cohen: The conversation with the Russian studies scholar from New York and Princeton universities is called “The Ukrainian Crisis–It’s Not All Putin’s Fault.” [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

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