Multi-award winning guitar virtuoso Liying Zhu makes her San Francisco concert debut. (Courtesy photo)

Nov. 8-9: Liying Zhu, Michelle Visage, Quilt, Andra Day, Fidelio Trio

SUNDAY, NOV. 8

Liying Zhu: The young Chinese virtuoso, winner of the Koblenz International Festival (one of Europe’s most prestigious classical guitar competitions), makes her San Francisco concert debut. [7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Michelle Visage: The judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” appears to launch her book “The Diva Rules.” [3 p.m., Oasis, 298 11th St., S.F.]

Quilt: Opening for Widowspeak, the four-piece indie band from Boston is promoting its third album “Plaza,” which mixes folk, pop-psych and wanderlust. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Return of the Deadeye-The Farce Awakens: Lamplighters, San Francisco’s Gilbert & Sullivan-focused troupe, spoofs “Star Wars” at its 50th annual Champagne gala and auction. [3 p.m., Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Andra Day: The arresting San Diego-bred vocalist calls her sound “retro-pop-soul.” [7:30 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Fidelio Trio: The Morrison Artists Series presents the local debut of the London-based piano-cello-violin ensemble playing works by Camille Saint-Saens, Judith Weir and Arnold Schoenberg, [3 p.m., McKenna Theater, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Timmy’s Organism: The subversive punk act from Detroit has been making music for more than a decade. [8:30 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

The Fall of Troy: Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2005 release “Doppelgänger,” the Seattle-based post-hardcore trio headlines a show with Kylesa and Powwers. [7:30 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

MONDAY, NOV. 9

Jacob Lief: The founder of Ubuntu, an organization assisting people in South Africa, appears with Daniel Lurie, founder of Tipping Point Community, a nonprofit fighting poverty in the Bay Area, addressing “How to Help Society’s Most Vulnerable.” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Paul F. Cummins: The education expert and founder of charter schools in the Los Angeles area discusses “Confessions Of A Headmaster,” his memoir about his journey from privileged kid and ivory-tower scholar to hands-on progressive educator. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vist Blvd., Corte Madera]

Shura: The artist blends “ethereal dance-pop and R&B with a touch of dancefloor re-work à la Janet Jackson and Crystal Waters meets Blood Orange and Prince.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Chamomile and Whiskey: The infectious rock, folk, Americana, Gypsy, Celtic and roots band from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia headlines; Sean McCabe and
The Good Bad open. [9:30 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

Small World, Big Flavors: The benefit event for Pencils for Kids, a nonprofit providing school supplies to needy children, features Asian cuisine from Burma Superstar and Hawker Fare, paired libations and a silent auction [6 p.m., CARAT, 875 Howard St., S.F.]

Collective Soul: The Georgia-based, guitar-driven rock band’s new album is “See What You Started By Continuing.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

The French Had a Name for It 2: The final day of the festival of rarely screened noir films from France features “Le Dos Au Mur” (“Back to the Wall”) followed by “Le Septieme Jure” (“The Seventh Juror”). [6 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Andra DayFidelio TrioLiying ZhuMichelle VisageQuilt

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