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Jan. 11-12: Shine, SF Symphony with Emanuel Ax, Judith Linhares, Markiplier, Michelle Meow, Kevin Simmonds, Alien Intrusion, Mikky Ekko

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Mirang Wonne’s “Alchemy” is among the artworks in “Shine,” a show at Arthaus gallery opening with a reception. (Courtesy Arthaus)

THURSDAY, JAN. 11

Shine: James Bacchi and Annette Schutz invite guests to an Arthaus reception for its main gallery show of “Works Pertaining to Surface” by 15 gallery and guest artists; paintings by Donna McGinnis and sculpture by Riis Burwell are in the project gallery. [6 to 8 p.m., 411 Brannan St., S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony: Guest pianist Emanuel Ax plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 and Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto, Opus 42, on a program with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting R. Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks” and Beethoven’s “Leonore” Overture. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Out of My Head: The exhibit of paintings by Judith Linhares, whose subjects include people and animals set in dream-like narratives, opens, and is on view through Feb. 10; a reception is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Anglim Gilbert Gallery, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Markiplier: On his “You’re Welcome Tour,” the YouTube video blogger star’s audience is the centerpiece of the show, driving the narrative with “choose your own adventure,” improv games and challenges. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

LGBTQ In Media And Arts with Michelle Meow: The long-running daily radio show’s weekly Commonwealth Club event hosts guests Matthew Bajko, reporter for the Bay Area Reporter, and Oakland Symphony Music Director Michael Morgan. [10 a.m., 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Kevin Simmonds: The poet and musician reads from “Less than Infinity: A San Francisco Psalter,” his new poetry chapbook, presented by the San Francisco Arts Commission. [6:30 p.m., Readers Bookstore, Fort Mason, Building C, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Alien Intrusion: Fathom Events screens the documentary based on the book by Gary Bates which takes a deep look into UFO sightings across the world. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

FRIDAY, JAN. 12

Mikky Ekko: The recording artist and producer — famous for appearing on Rihanna’s “Stay” — is promoting his new album “Fame,” headlining the Rickshaw Stop’s first Popscene show of 2018. [9 p.m., 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Latin Standards: Marga Gomez appears in her final solo play, a “loving, funny and true story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter, mixing nostalgia, urgency and comic edge.” [8 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

FOG Design+Art: The fifth annual show and sale, a four-day event, includes offerings from 45 top international galleries, prominent 20th-century and contemporary design dealers and panel discussions. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Untitled: The second edition of the fine art, design and architecture fair offers contributions from 51 leading exhibitors from 11 countries and 21 cities, and collaborations with Bay Area institutions and nonprofits. [Noon to 8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Cow Pie Bingo: The world-premiere comedy by Larissa FastHorse set on the county fair circuit is about humans struggling with morals while facing love and capitalism in the age of the Internet, and “a cow just trying to poop in peace.” [8 p.m., ACT Costume Shop Theater, 1117 Market St., S.F.]

Suzanne Santo: The musician, best known as one-half of the Americana duo HoneyHoney, plays to release “Ruby Red,” her debut solo album. [9 p.m., Sweetwater Music Hall,19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley]

Orfeh and Andy Karl: The hot Broadway couple who met working on “Legally Blonde” appear in “Legally Bound,” their cabaret act filled with chart-toppers and show-stoppers. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Evelyn in Purgatory: Tabard Theatre Company opens a three-week run of the West Coast premiere of Topher Payne’s play, described as “‘The Breakfast Club’ for teachers,” about five suspended teachers waiting together for their hearings by school officials. [8 p.m., Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose]

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