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Things to see and places to be seen: November Northside Picks
By Melissa Culross

Roseanne Cash
photo: Deborah Feingold

French Cinema Now
Through Wednesday, November 3,
Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema

Ooh, la, la! Enjoy the best that contemporary French cinema has to offer with this très chic film festival. 1 Embarcadero Center (at Battery), 415-267-4893,

Van Gogh, Gaugin, Cezanne and Beyond
All month, deYoung Museum
This special Post-Impressionism exhibition will leave quite the impression. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (at JFK Drive) in Golden Gate Park, 415-750-3600,

Alice Walker
Thursday, November 4, The Commonwealth Club
Hear what a literary and activist icon has to say … in her own
words and in person. 595 Market Street (at 2nd), 415-597-6700,

Opens Thursday, November 4, Magic Theatre
When was the last time you went to see a play described as a “hilarious bodice ripper”? Regardless, head to the Magic and make this show the next time. Fort Mason Center Building D, Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan), 415-441-8822,

Saturday, November 13, The Warfield
They are not men, they are Devo. That’s all I have to say. 982 Market Street (at Golden Gate), 415-345-0900,

Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon
Sunday, November 14, Fort Mason Center
A luxury chocolate salon is lovely, but I wonder if next year they’ll kick things up a notch and have a luxury chocolate spa? Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan), 415-345-7500,

Roseanne Cash
Sunday, November 14, Palace of Fine Arts
Roseanne Cash will sing you some of the essential 100 country
songs, as so deemed by her esteemed father. 3301 Lyon Street (at Bay), 866-920-5299,

Sunday, November 14, The Independent
This alterna-pop band deserves to be far bigger than it is. So go see Cornershop already. 628 Divisadero Street (at Grove), 415-771-1421,

Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 25, McCormick and Kuleto’s
Don’t want to cook for the holiday this year? Head to the wharf and enjoy the view while letting the fine chefs at McCormick and Kuleto’s handle the cooking for you. 900 North Point Street (at Larkin), 415-929-1720,

And to compel you to cross town:

Bob Mould
Friday, November 19, Swedish American Hall
He was a punk legend with Husker Du, then an alternative music legend as a solo artist and as the leader of Sugar. Now, he’s just a legend. 2170 Market Street (at Noe), 415-861-5016,

Melissa Culross is an anchor at KCBS as well as an occasional actor and singer. E-mail:

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