Kristina Wong begins three nights and a day's worth of her hilarious solo performance The Wong Street Journal at REDCAT from Thursday 11/12 - Sunday 11/15.

Downtown's beloved summer concert block Grand Performances launches their Free Fall Film series with 500 Days of Summer at Cal Plaza this Thursday 11/12 7pm.

Find out what else is in the teaches of Peaches as the acclaimed badass singer/performer brings her wild style to The Regent on Friday 11/13 8:30pm.

Gallery show openings you should visit on Saturday 11/14 include: Mattea Perrotta at MAMA Gallery (Arts District, 4-7pm), Chris Finley at Chimento (The Flats, 5-8pm), Jeremy Everett at Wilding Cran (Arts District, 6-8pm), Kismedipity at the Spring Arts Collective (Historic Core, 6-9pm), and Gusmano Cesaretti at These Days (Historic Core).

One more for your gallery hop: Simone Forti's solo show opens at The Box on Saturday 11/14 with a performance by the acclaimed choreographer/artist at 8pm.

Legendary rocker, poet, and art spirit Patti Smith reads from her new book and talks to Jonathan Lethem on Monday 11/16 7:30pm at the Orpheum Theatre. Sold out, but that's what Craigslist is for.

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Broadway's beautiful Orpheum Theatre hosts Patti Smith in conversation and reading.