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May 30-31: Utopia, SF Silent Film Festival, Michael Ondaatje, Jessica Weisberg, Mark Oshiro, Bebe Neuwirth, Bright Shining Sea, Yardbirds, Oakland Ballet Company, Semyon Bychkov, Filoli Flower Show

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Todd Rundgren, left, appears with Utopia — on the band’s first tour in decades — at the Masonic. (Courtesy Live Nation)


Utopia: Due to requests from fans and the media, the eclectic prog-rock and pop 1970s-80s band — Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox and Ralph Schuckett — is reuniting for its first North American tour “since the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded.” [7 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

San Francisco Silent Film Festival: The 23rd event, which runs through June 3, opens with “The Man Who Laughs,” Paul Leni’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1869 novel about a man disfigured from childhood, accompanied by Berklee Silent Film Orchestra; a party at McRoskey Mattress Company follows the movie. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Michael Ondaatje: The poet, memoirist and novelist (perhaps best known for “The English Patient”) discusses his new book “Warlight,” in conversation with Steven Winn, presented by City Arts and Lectures. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Jessica Weisberg: The Emmy-nominated nonfiction writer and producer talks about her first book, “Asking for a Friend: Three Centuries of Life, Love, Money and Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed,” with Courtney Martin. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Mark Oshiro: The writer known for his online series “Mark Does Stuff” in which he analyzes books and TV shows launches his young adult novel debut, “Anger Is a Gift,” about teens in Oakland who organize to challenge state-sanctioned violence. [7:30 p.m., Keplers, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Rafiq Bhatia: On his new album “Breaking English,” the New York composer, producer and Son Lux guitarist reaches for “the emotional intensity of avant-garde jazz through sculptural electronic composition. [7:30 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Circus Arts Series: In the first several summer circus performances presented by Dragon Theatre, “Bodies of Water” features award-winning fringe festival producer and aerialist Anna Yanushkevich. [8:30 p.m., 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Bri Crabtree’s Totally Sweet Circus Show: The performer offers “eccentric charm, amusing antics, juggling, unicycling and audience participation, with special guests Wolfie’s Puppet Party. [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Cold Cave: The dark wave act, “the rebirth of poet and punk artist Wesley Eisold,” headlines a bill with Choir Boy, a dream pop band fronted by singer-songwriter Adam Klopp. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Bebe Neuwirth: The two-time Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress appears in “Stories with Piano.” [7 p.m., Lesher Center, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek]


Bright Shining Sea: In the premiere by Julianne Jigour, part of the 22nd PlayGround Festival of New Works, six characters find their lives intertwined as they face challenges caused by environmental degradation. [8 p.m,. Potrero Stage, 1695 18th St., S.F.]

Andy Irons-Kissed by God: The documentary takes on the topic of bipolar disorder and opioid addiction, as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. [7 p.m., Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Yardbirds: The current incarnation of the classic blues rock band led by drummer (and founding member) Jim McCarty also features guitarist Johnny A, bassist Kenny Aaronson, singer- harpist-percussionist Myke Scavone and guitarist-singer John Idan. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Logan Henderson: The singer-songwriter, formerly of the hit TV show “Big Time Rush,” has released his debut solo album “Echoes of Departures and the Endless Street of Dreams-Pt.1.” [ p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Oakland Ballet Company: The troupe’s 2018 spring repertory program “Scene and Heard” features five commissioned works by choreographers Bat Abbit, Antoine Hunter, Michael Lowe, Danielle Rowe and company Artistic Director, Graham Lustig. [7:30 p.m., Laney College, Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, 900 Fallon St., Oakland]

A Pirouette with Asia: The San Francisco International Arts Festival dance evening features Baobab, a group from Japan in its U.S. debut, and Bay Area-based Steamroller, both with pieces that use humor to address ways of “breaking free from barriers and societal constraints.” [8 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Semyon Bychkov: The conductor of the Czech Philharmonic leads the San Francisco Symphony in a concert featuring Taneyev’s “Oresteia” Overture, Bruch’s Concerto for Two Pianos with sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2. [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Filoli Flower Show: The four-day “California Kaleidoscope,” the 30th annual event on the historic estate showcasing floral displays by professional exhibitors and florists, opens with a reception. [6 p.m., 86 Cañada Road, Woodside]

: The female-led Canadian ensemble appears in the first of three San Francisco International Arts Festival performances of “Bang! Bang!,” a show of “nouveau cirque,” burlesque and live music set in the Prohibition era. [8 p.m., Gallery 308, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Power Trip: The band, among the “most prolific underground staples in the U.S. metal, punk and hardcore scenes,” got rave reviews for its breakthrough album “Nightmare Logic”; Sheer Mag and Red Death open. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.

Hackensaw Boys: The Virginia string band/roots group has resurrected its 1980s protest gem “Oval Room,” which listed grievances with the Reagan presidency, for the Trump era. [9 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Katelyn Tarver: The Georgia-born, Los Angeles-based actress (formerly Jo Taylor on Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush”) and singer is known for the YouTube hit “You Don’t Know.” [7:30 p.m., Café du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

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