Andrey Boreyko leads the San Francisco Symphony in works by Russian composers; the concert also features Gidon Kremer playing Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 1. (Courtesy Richard De Stoutz)

Oct. 28-29: Andrey Boreyko, S.F. Symphony, Ghost Quartet, Tony Hinchcliffe, Life in a Walk

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28

S.F. Symphony: Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko makes his debut with the orchestra in a program featuring Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kijé” Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G major as well as Gidon Kremer performing Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 1. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Ghost Quartet: The new show in “Curran: Under Construction,” a series of non-traditional programming, is Dave Malloy’s song cycle about ghosts, which made “Best of 2014” lists of The New Yorker, The New York Times and Broadway World. [8 p.m., Curran, 445 Geary St. S.F.]

Tony Hinchcliffe: The Los Angeles-based comedian, best known from Comedy Central roasts and the podcast “Kill Tony,” headlines a show featuring openers Kurt Weitzmann and Joe Gorman. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

FIDLAR: The Los Angeles band’s music has been called “bratty, amphetamine punk rock made to soundtrack the noise of crushing cans on one’s forehead.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Don Miguel Ruiz: The Mexican New Age writer who brought Toltec thought to the mainstream with the best-selling “The Four Agreements” talks about his new book, “The Toltec Art of Life and Death.” [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Heather Maloney: The Americana-indie singer-songwriter’s new album “Making Me Break” earned her “Artist to Watch” honors from SPIN. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Sail Away: 42nd Street Moon opens its production of Noel Coward’s penultimate musical, a saucy comedy about travelers on a Mediterranean cruise. [7 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Eureka St., S.F.]

Life in a Walk: The film documents sports broadcaster Yogi Roth’s journey with his father along the Camino De Santiago, a trip they took when Roth realized that the time he had left with his dad was fleeting. [7:30 p.m., Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Cookbook authors: Yotam Ottolenghi (“Nopi: The Cookbook”) and David Lebovitz (“My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories”) chat with Jessica Battilana (“Sausage Making: The Definitive Guide with Recipes”) in a City Arts & Lectures presentation. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]


THURSDAY, OCT. 29

John Carpenter’s Halloween: The 1978 slasher flick that took the world by storm comes to the big screen in a one-night event. [7:30 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F; Metreon, 101 Fourth St,, S.F.]

Women with Power and Purpose panel: Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli of Seneca Point Global, a group fostering women’s economic empowerment and legal participation, launch their book “Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose.” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

The Bell Tolls for No One: Editor David Stephen Calonne talks about the new collection of pulp stories by 20th-century American master Charles Bukowski. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky: The writer chronicles the 2011 protest movement in New York in his book “The Occupiers-The Making of the 99 Percent Movement.” [7 p.m., Modern Times, 2919 24th St., S.F.}

The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin: Dan Ephron, author of “Killing A King” and Nancy Updike, producer of “This American Life,” discuss the killing of the Israeli prime minister, the trial of extremist Yigal Amir and the tragedy’s lasting reverberations. [7 p.m., Jewish Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Paul Reiser: The actor, writer, producer and co-creator and star of TV’s acclaimed “Mad About You” brings his comedy to the Bay Area. [7:30 p.m., Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Troublemakers-The Story of Land Art: The documentary by James Crump focuses on renegade New York artists in the 1960s-70s who created earthworks on a monumental scale in American southwest deserts. [7:30 p.m., screening room, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

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