Virginie Loiselle and Holsteiner horse Quetzal appear in "Odysseo," a multimedia equestrian spectacle under the big tent near AT&T Park. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Nov. 19-20: Odysseo, 10 String Symphony, How to Make Sauerkraut, Tyler Florence, S.F. International Hip Hop DanceFest

THURSDAY, NOV. 19

Odysseo: The huge equestrian production from the producers of “Cavalia” opens its 25-performance San Francisco engagement under the big tent near AT&T Park. [8 p.m., 1051 Third St., S.F.]

How to Make Sauerkraut: Kirsten and Christopher Shockey, authors of “Fermented Vegetables,” present a lecture and demonstration and sign copies of their book. [6 p.m., Latino Hispanic Community Room, lower level, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

10 String Symphony: Five-string fiddle players Rachel Baiman, a former Illinois state fiddle champion, and Christian Sedelmyer, who tours with The Jerry Douglas Band, have an eclectic new album “Weight of the World.” [9 p.m., Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., S.F.]

Vida, Cultura y Color-The Art of Peter Rodriguez: The Mexican Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary and an exhibition of works by its founder with a reception to open the show. [6 to 8 p.m., Fort Mason, Building D, Marina Boulvard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Christopher Kelly: The London-based author of “America Invades: How We’ve Invaded or Been Militarily Involved With Almost Every Country on Earth” and “Italy Invades: How Italians Conquered the World,” speaks about his books. [2 to 5 p.m., SS Jeremiah O’Brien, Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf, S.F.]

Beaujolais Nouveau Day: In honor of the event (on the third Thursday of November after Gamay grapes have been harvested), Cafe Claude celebrates the arrival of a limited-edition Beaujolais from Domaine Dupeuble with happy-hour wine tastings. [4 to 6 p.m., 7 Claude Lane, S.F.]

Tyler Florence and friends: The Bay Area-based celebrity chef and a panel of experts discuss the future of food and share updated takes on classic recipes. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Story Showdown: Wonder Dave guest hosts the battle of comics and renegade storytellers, this month showcasing Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Eric Darby, Casey Gardener, Mosa Maxwell-Smith, Dylan Gray and Mic Ting. [7:30 p.m., Awaken Cafe, 1429 Broadway, Oakland]

FRIDAY, NOV. 20

S.F. International Hip Hop DanceFest: The 17th annual event (of two programs in three days) features 16 electrifying hip hop acts, both local and from Japan, England and the Netherlands. [8 p.m, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

San Francisco, Mi Amor!: In the first of two local shows, Chicana lesbian writer-performer Monica Palacios reunites with René Yañez for a comedic look back at her groundbreaking career during a pivotal time in LGBTQ and Chicana history. [8 p.m., Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th St., S.F.]

Trans Day of Remembrance; The consciousness-raising event and tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender prejudice includes speeches from community leaders, performances by trans artists, a keynote by activist Janetta Johnson, reception and more. [6 p.m., LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.]

dawsondancesf/Sidra Bell Dance New York: Two contemporary troupes, one from the Bay Area, one from the East Coast, present new works. [8 p.m., ODC, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Gardens & Villa: The indie rockers from Santa Barbara are promoting their new album, “Music For Dogs.” [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Otis featuring Freddie Hughes: The band’s shows — with horns, backing vocals and B3 organ — are a modern take on the Stax soul revue from 1967. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Delphi Trio: Violinist Liana Bérubé, cellist Michelle Kwon and pianist Jeffrey LaDeur play works by Haydn, Smetana and Schubert. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Akram Khan Company: The London-based troupe’s full-length “Kaash” (whose title is the Hindi word for “if only”) illustrates the artistic director’s quest to build bridges between contemporary and Indian classical dance. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

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