Nov. 2-3: Día de los Muertos, Orhan Pamuk, A Tribute to Primo Levi, Motion City Soundtrack

Beloved Mexican performance artist Astrid Hadad appears at Galeria de la Raza’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration.

Beloved Mexican performance artist Astrid Hadad appears at Galeria de la Raza’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration.

MONDAY, NOV. 2

Día de los Muertos Community Celebration: Mexican artist, feminist and activist Astrid Hadad headlines the event, which includes performances by youth percussion ensemble Loco Bloco, poet Denise Benavides, hip hop artist Chhoti Maa, dance by Taller Bombalele and comic Marga Gomez hosting. [6 to 8 p.m., 2857 24th St., S.F.]

Orhan Pamuk: City Arts & Lectures presents the Nobel Laureate in a discussion of his new novel “A Strangeness in My Mind” with Steven Winn. [7:30 p.m., Nourse 275 Hayes St., S.F. ]

Sacred Cartographies-The Art of Amalia Mesa-Bains: The professor, psychologist and artist appears at an opening reception for a show of her rarely seen mixed-media prints, which layer visual narratives of people and places as well as cultures and histories. [8 p.m., Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th St., S.F.]

A Tribute to Primo Levi: Writers Anne Germanacos, Ann Goldstein, Robert Hass, Adam Kirsch and Richard Rodriguez celebrate the great Italian writer upon publication of his “Complete Works.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Precarious Vision Night: “Stop and Go” animator Sarah Kelin presents her work as part of a series showcasing artists who are shaping the future. [7:30 p.m., Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission St., #109, S.F.]

Motion City Soundtrack: Sharing a headlining pop-rock bill with The Wonder Years, the Minneapolis-based band plays from its new album, “Panic Stations.” [7:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

MCCLA Día de los Muertos exhibition: The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts opens “The Bones of Our Ancestors: Endurance and Survival Beyond Serra’s Mission(s)” with a reception. [6 to 11 p.m., 2868 Mission St., S.F.]


TUESDAY, NOV. 3

Hanson: The 1990s “MMMBop” rockers’ new “Roots & Rock Tour” includes two gigs per stop, the first featuring rare cover tunes and the second with iconic Hanson songs. [7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Ted Koppel: The Commonwealth Club presents the former ABC news “Nightline” anchor, whose new book is “Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath.” [7 p.m., Santa Clara Convention Center Theatre, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara]

Gail Carriger: The author celebrates “Manners and Mutiny,” her highly anticipated conclusion to the New York Times-bestselling “Finishing School” series; patrons who arrive in steampunk attire have the chance to win a prize. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Shopping: The bass-heavy East London rock trio draws influence from 1970s post-punk. [8:30 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.]

Guadalupe Rivera y Marin: The daughter of famed Mexican artist Diego Rivera speaks about her father’s legacy. [6 p.m., Center for Latin American Studies, 2334 Bowditch St., Berkeley]

David Spade: The sitcom star and “comic brat extraordinaire” brings his standup act to The City. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Smallpools: The Los Angeles-based power pop foursome is promoting its catchy debut album “Lovetap!” [7:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]
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