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Dec. 5-6: Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder, Walt Disney Family Museum Free Day, George Lakey, Philharmonia Baroque, One Googol and One, Sister Sparrow, Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams

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Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder and sing Johnny Cash tunes in two shows at the War Memorial Opera House this week. (Courtesy photo)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5

Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder
: In the first show of a two-night stand, SF JAZZ presents the musicians in a reprise of their endearing collaboration, playing classics from Johnny Cash’s songbook. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Walt Disney Family Museum free day
: To celebrate Disney’s birthday, special activities highlighting his life and legacy are offered, as well as no admission charge to main galleries and special exhibitions. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 104 Montgomery St., S.F. Presidio]

Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen To Be Women): The standup lineup includes Marga Gomez, Carla Clayy, Kelly Anneken and host Samantha Gilweit. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

George Lakey: The civil rights activist and academic discusses his new book “How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning.” [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale: Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts two cantatas by Bach (representing his two sides: “florid, Italianate and stern Lutheran of Saxony”) in a program also with music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi and Purcell. [7:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford Univesity]

High Performance-The State of the Art Sector in the Fast-Changing Bay Area: The panel discussion features directors, writers, producers and musicians Susan Mendak, Marcus Anthony Shelby, Nina Simon and Rafael Casal. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Home Alone Trivia, Ya Filthy Animal!: The folks at Anchor Public Taps hosts their first “Home Alone”-themed pub quiz because, they say, “Nothing says Christmas quite like child abandonment and torturing burglars”; to register, visit www.anchorbrewing.com. [7 to 9 p.m., Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro St., S.F.]

Terry Riley, Gloria Cheng
: The pianists appear in recital as new music presenter Other Minds launches its 25th anniversary season showcasing works by pioneering minimalist composer Riley. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

7Horse: The rock and blues duo, whose new single is a cover of Johnny Cash’s ‘Man In Black,” is best known for “Meth Lab Zoso Sticker,” a song in the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.” [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Justin Courtney: The Motion City Soundtrack frontman from Minneapolis releases his debut solo album “In The Drink,” which mixes pop anthems and moodier material. [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

The Santaland Diaries: TheatreWorks opens its seasonal comedy based on David Sedaris’ satirical essay about the holidays. [8 p.m. Lohman Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills]

Celebrating Resilience: The exhibit of drawings and poems by long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS who are members of SFAF Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network opens with a reception with poetry and musical performances. [6 p.m. Strut, 470 Castro St., third floor, S.F.]

Bay Area Theatre Company opens its production of “One Googol and One,” a contemporary re-imagining of “One Thousand and One Nights.” (Courtesy photo)


THURSDAY, DEC. 6

One Googol and One: Bay Area Theatre Company stages writer-director Aidaa Peerzada’s modern re-imagining of “One Thousand and One Nights,” a musical which sheds light on historical injustices and how stories from the past shape modern identities. [8 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Now We’re Here: Jim Provenzano, author of the “Now I’m Here” — a novel with gay protagonists who are fans of the band Queen –hosts a book party and concert of Queen songs performed by Peter Fogel, Suzanne Ramsey, Diogo Zavadzki, Coleton Schmitto, Adam Dragland, Leigh Crow, Ruby Vixen and Jason Brock. [8 p.m., The F’Inn, 814 Grove St., S.F.]

Sister Sparrow: The New York band’s lead singer has been called “what you get when you cross Amy Winehouse and Tina Turner with Mick Jagger.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Performing Diaspora 2018: Opening a six-show, two-week run, the performance art double bill includes Cynthia Ling Lee’s “Lost Chinatown” and Melissa Lewis’ “I dreamed Bruce Lee was my father,” featuring all-Chinese cast in an interdisciplinary work examining Bruce Lee’s legacy as local master, film icon and hero. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 88 Turk St., S.F.]

Catherine Galasso
: The actor-writer presents “Alone Together,” the third installment of her performance series “Of Iron and Diamonds” inspired by Boccaccio’s 14th-century tales in “The Decameron” and a collaboration with San Francisco-based composer Dave Cerf. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Suuns: The psychedelic-art rock band from Montreal headlines a show with minimalist electronica artist Graham Van Pelt. [7 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with Lucinda Williams: Jazz saxophonist Lloyd and Reuben Rogers on bass, Eric Harland on drums and Greg Leisz on pedal steel with Williams on vocals, playing music that evolved from their a collaboration on Bob Dylan’s protest song “Masters of War.” [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way near Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Mary Gauthier: The evocative country noir singer-songwriter continues on her tour for “Rifles & Rosary Beads,” an album of tunes she wrote with veterans and their families as part of the nonprofit Songwriting With Solders. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

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