Jan. 29-30: Smuin Ballet Showcase, Frequency 49, Chris Hardwick, Peer Gynt, Connor Cruise, Of Serpents and Seaspray

FRIDAY, JAN. 29

Smuin Ballet’s 2016 Choreography Showcase: Dancers Cara Cooper, Erica Felsch, Rachel Furst, Nicole Haskins, Weston Krukow, Ben Needham-Wood, Susan Roemer and Rex Wheeler present their own choreography set on fellow company members. [7:30 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Frequency 49: The all-female woodwind sextet plays an all-American program of standard and little-known chamber works as part of the Old First Concert Series. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Chris Hardwick: The comic — as well as Comedy Central host, actor, writer, producer, podcaster, musician and voice artist — brings his standup act to The City. [7:30 and 10 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Lyon St., S.F.]

Peer Gynt: Artists Rep SF stages a world-premiere adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s satirical family drama. [8 p.m., EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.

Connor Cruise: The son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman celebrates his 21st birthday by dropping beats as a special guest DJ at Temple Nightclub. [10 p.m., 540 Howard St., S.F.]

Of Serpents and Seaspray: The drama explores what happens after a tragedy witnessed by a young girl sets her off on a fantastical adventure of self-discovery. [8 p.m., Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Foreverland: The irresistible 14-piece Michael Jackson tribute band headlines a show also featuring David Bowie tribute band The Jean Genies. [9 p.m., Bimbo’s, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony: Edwin Outwater leads the orchestra in a program featuring pianist Stephen Hough in Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 5, Weber’s Overture to “Oberon” and Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber.” [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

SATURDAY, JAN. 30

William Shatner: In “Shatner’s World,” the actor takes audiences on a voyage through his life and career, from Shakespearean stage performer to “Star Trek” icon Captain Kirk to raconteur. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Bud E. Luv: Pacificia Performances presents the Bay Area artist known for his hilarious Las Vegas lounge act. [7:30 p.m., Mildred Owen Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

5K Fun Run: The free run across the Golden Gate Bridge is a prescursor to the 2016 Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon coming up in April. [7:30 a.m., Lincoln Boulevard and Battery East Road, S.F.]

Borgeous: The DJ and producer (aka John Borger) appears on his “Souls & Sins” tour; the bill also includes Delora and M3RC. [9 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Seal Adventures at Ano Nuevo State Park: Special sessions allow visitors to spend about three hours at their own pace and preferred locations while observing the behavior of seals; visit CoastsideStateParks.org. [8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., State Highway 1 near New Years Creek Road, Pescadero]

Mark Cantor’s Giants of Jazz on Film: “Shouting the Blues” covers artists from B.B. King to Art Blakey and Louis Jordan to Mary Lou Williams. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Room & Board Open House: The San Francisco showroom hosts a weekend to display its new assortment of American-made furniture and accessories. [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 685 7th St., S.F.]

Examiner Staff

Recent Posts

FACT/SF turns 10 with premiere of ‘death’

San Francisco choreographer Charles Slender-White’s upcoming premiere “death” at CounterPulse represents the culmination of a two-year investigation of grief and…

44 mins ago

Remediation is safe when done right

Success stories don’t always make the headlines. That’s especially the case for Brownfields vitalization—the revitalization of formerly impacted sites through…

8 hours ago

School board moves to increase charter school oversight

A resolution calling for more oversight and accountability for charter schools opening and operating in San Francisco passed unanimously at…

8 hours ago

Bonta Hill: With Garoppolo down, it’s time to evaluate, not tank

It’s amazing how one play can snatch excitement away from an entire fan base, and change the course of a…

8 hours ago

Uh oh! They’re using the ‘share’ word again: Ford GoBike Expansion

San Francisco has a resource curse. We are walking, biking, and riding (and also sitting or lying) on the most…

8 hours ago

Two workout pals work to save endangered ostrich species

Stephen Gold, a San Francisco contractor, and Henry Cundill, a recent business school graduate got to know each other while…

8 hours ago