Flamenco guitarist Nino de Pura pays tribute to the late Paco De Lucia in concert at the Herbst Theatre on Thursday.

Flamenco guitarist Nino de Pura pays tribute to the late Paco De Lucia in concert at the Herbst Theatre on Thursday.

Oct. 21-22: Courtney Barnett, Mutemath, David Talbot, Nino de Pura

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21

Courtney Barnett: The deadpan Australian singer-songwriter performs tunes from her full-length debut “Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Mutemath: The Grammy-nominated indie rockers from New Orleans, who draw on 1960s-70s influences, have a catchy new single “Monument.” [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

David Talbot: The acclaimed San Francisco journalist talks about his new book, “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government.” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Accelerating Innovative Women In Technology: Leaders discuss what’s working, what’s needed and what’s next in the effort to ensure women are represented and rewarded in tech careers. [5:30 p.m., eBay/StubHub, 199 Fremont St., S.F.; registration required: http://sfnewtech.com/event/innovative-women-in-technology/ ]

Frances Dinkelspiel: The author of “Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California,” about Mark Anderson, who destroyed $100 million of wine, appears in conversation with Leslie Berlin. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

BitPanel: The roundtable of panelists addressing Bitcoin and Blockchain technology includes Brock Pierce of Blockchain Capital, Pierre Wolff of Coinsilium and Terrance Yang of Yang Ventures. [6 p.m., Hero City, Draper University, 55 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

Arne Duncan: The U.S. Secretary of Education leads an in-depth discussion about key issues in education. [11:30 a.m., Commmonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Paul Clarke: The executive editor of Imbibe magazine and author of “The Cocktail Chronicles” appears for conversation, cocktails and book signing. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books, 3885a Caesar Chavez St., S.F.]

The Great San Francisco Sock Hop: The happy-hour event collects socks for Glide and raises awareness about the organization’s amazing charitable services; bring a pack of socks or a $5 donation. [5:30 p.m., Monarch, 1010 Sixth St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, OCT. 22

Nino de Pura: One of the world’s top flamenco guitarists and his troupe appear in a performance paying tribute to the late Spanish guitar master Paco De Lucia. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Coloring happy hour: Participants are invited to color and have a glass of wine in honor of National Color Day; those who purchase a copy of “Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined” are entered to win a coloring party pack. [5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Chronicle Books, Metreon store, 165 Fourth St., S.F.]

Presidio stargazing: S.F. Amateur Astronomers help guests use telescopes and offer guided night sky tours. [6 to 10 p.m., Main Post Lawn, 103 Montgomery St., Presidio of S.F.]

Kristin Schreier Lyseggen: The Bay Area author talks about her evocative new book, “The Women of San Quentin: Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Lincoln Center at the Movies: The program’s “Great American Dance” series showcases Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performing its signature work, “Revelations,” [7 p.m., Century San Francisco Centre 9, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Elvis Costello: Dan Stone of Radio Silence interviews the rocker, who has covered his life and five-decade career in the new memoir “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony: Susanna Mälkki conducts the orchestra in a program featuring pianist Simon Trpceski performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 and Finnish composer Jukka Tiensuu’s ”Alma III: Soma.” [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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