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June 23-24: Adventures in Tech, You Won’t, Matt Alber, Mark Danner, FiveThirtyEight Podcast Live!, Los Compas, Luckyrice

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From left, Amanda Rosenberg, Cooper Carlson, Kevin Glass, Derek Jones, Adrianna Delgadill, Emily Keyishian and Dan Kurtz appear in the world premiere of “Adventures in Tech” at PianoFight. (Courtesy photo)


Adventures in Tech: PianoFight Productions opens its premiere of Stuart Bousel’s long-awaited comedy, inspired by his conversations with techie co-workers, his artist boyfriend, and the rest of the world. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

You Won’t: The Massachusetts duo of Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri, who have a “raggedly infectious and charmingly idiosyncratic sound,” play from the new album “Revolutionaries.” [8 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1717 Mission St., S.F.]

Drum Corps International: Marching music’s sixth annual competition features six world-class corps battling for top honors in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. [5:30 p.m., Century Tanforan, 1188 El Camino Real, San Bruno]

Matt Alber: The Portland-based singer-songwriter presents a lushly orchestrated concert of songs from his three studio albums accompanied by strings, vibraphone, pianos and guitars. [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Mark Danner: The author, former New Yorker staff writer and UC Berkeley professor of journalism discusses how 9/11 and the War on Terror have affected U.S. defense. [7 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

FiveThirtyEight Elections Podcast Live!: Analysts Nate Silver, Jody Avirgan, Harry Enten and Clare Malone, who correctly predicted the U.S. election outcome in 2012, have taken their politically-themed show — including 2016 election predictions — on the road. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Motown the Musical: The hit show about Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye is onstage in a brief South Bay run. [7:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose]

Los Compas: The acclaimed Bay Area Latin dance band led by Miguel Govea plays at the free Thursday evening “Let’s Go Salsa!” show presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. [6 p.m., Jessie Square, Mission, between Third and Fourth streets, S.F.]


Luckyrice: The annual grand feast ($88 to $150) celebrating Asian culinary collisions is hosted by chef Kathy Fang of Fang Restaurant and features contributions from Azalina Eusope of Azalina’s, Tim Luym of Attic & Buffalo Theory and James Syhabout of Hawker Fare. [7 to 10 p.m., Bently Reserve, 301 Battery St., S.F.]

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus: The group’s Pride weekend concert “Heartthrobs: Biggest Boy Band Ever” features pop tunes from favorites including The Beach Boys, Beatles, Bee Gees and Boyz II Men. [8 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Elin Hilderbrand: The best-selling novelist’s latest offering “Here’s to Us” is an “emotional, heartwarming” story about a grieving family that finds solace where they least expect it. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Ella Diaz: The Cornell University scholar’s talk “Flying under the Radar with the Royal Chicano Air Force” presents her extensive research on the Royal Chicano Air Force, a 1970s Chicana/o artist collective from Sacramento, [8 p.m., SF Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Casket Girls: The gothic (but catchy) pop band featuring Savannah sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene and Ryan Graveface headlines a show with Stardeath and White Dwarfs, and Night School, described as “Best Coast meets The Shangri-Las.” [8:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Mostly Kosher: The band takes klezmer and Yiddish theater tunes and incorporates genres ranging from Latin jazz and tango, to Afro-Cuban and even hip-hop. [7:30 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., S.F.]

Paul Dresher Ensemble: The Electro-Acoustic Band performs the local premiere of “They Will Have Been So Beautiful,” a song cycle of commissioned works by Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Ueno and Pamela Z, as well as works by Dresher and Amy X Neuburg. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

James Toland Vocal Arts Competition: The public is invited to watch singers compete for $20,000 and opportunities to perform with the Oakland Symphony and San Mateo-based Masterworks Chorale. [3:30 and 6 p.m., Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland]

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