Sept. 28-29: Years & Years, Indonesian authors, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld, Just Let Go

Anindita S. Thayf, author of "Daughters of Papua," appears in a talk focusing on Indonesian literature at Forest Books.


Years & Years: The London based electro-pop trio headlines a concert also featuring Argentine-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Tei Shi. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

A Taste of Indonesian Literature: Erni Aladjai, author of “Kei,” and Anindita S. Thayf, author of “Daughters of Papua,” and their translators present their work, in conversation with publisher Lian Gouw. [6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Forest Books, 1748 Buchanan St., S.F.]

Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld: The violinIst and saxophonist play from their eclectic new album “Never Were The Way She Was.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Just Let Go: Screening for one night, the film tells the story of Chris Williams, who survived a drunk driving accident that killed his pregnant wife and two kids — and forgives the young man who caused it. [8 p.m., AMC Bay Street 16, 5614 Bay St., Emeryville]

The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin: Douglas Morrisson Theatre presents staged reading of Steve Levenson’s play about a man who tries to re-enter his family’s life after serving time for defrauding investors. [8 p.m., 22311 N. Third St., Hayward]

Gun Violence and Public Health: Dr. Ricky Choi, Margot Hirsch of the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, pastor Michael McBride and Robyn Thomas of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence appear in a panel discussion moderated by Mark Follman of Mother Jones. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence: The award winner at the Venice Film Festival, a black comedy by Sweden’s Roy Andersson, is about two hapless salesmen peddling novelty item. [7 and 9:15 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]


Annie Jacobsen: In her new book “The Pentagon’s Brain,” the investigative reporter takes on the U.S. government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, describing its roots in the Cold War and current activities involving robot warfare, drones and brain control. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., Suite 20, S.F.]

Catriona McPherson: The author of “The Child Garden: A Novel,” a thriller widely praised by New York Times bestselling author John Lescroat, speaks about her book. [7:30 p.m. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Wet: Opening for Tobias Jesso Jr., the Brooklyn-based trio (Kelly Zutrau, Marty Sulkow and Joe Valle) has been described by Billboard as “one of pop’s most promising new groups.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

David J. Peterson: The author, creator of languages for HBO’s “ Game of Thrones” and appears to promote his book “The Art of Language Invention,” an tour through the construction of invented languages for science-fiction and fantasy fans, writers and game creators and language lovers. [7 p.m., Timken Lecture Hall, California College of Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Tenderloin All Stars: Tenderloin residents, volunteers and tech company representatives come together for the community talent charity event, which benefits St. Anthony’s Tech Lab. [7 p.m. PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Dia de los Muertos light show: The seasonally themed-”Magic Lantern 3-D Show” designed by renowned artist Bart Kresa (who has created video mapping displays for Disney, Paramount Pictures and others) premieres, and continues most Tuesday evenings through Nov. 24. [8 and 9 p.m., San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Suzan-Lori Parks: The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright appears in conversaton with Carey Perloff, artistic director of American Conservatory Theater. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

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