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Nov. 10-11: San Mateo Harvest Festival, SFAI Opening Spectacle, Deal with the Dragon, Mayday, Transgender Film Festival, Refuse the Hour, Ian Bostridge, Ana Gabriel, Singin’ in the Rain

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The 45th San Mateo Harvest Festival, running today through Sunday, offers hand-crafted items for sale. (Courtesy photo)
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FRIDAY, NOV. 10

San Mateo Harvest Festival: The annual event offers shoppers hundreds of booths filled with original art, blown glass, jewelry, specialty foods, clothing and home decor, as well as live music, prize drawings and a play area for kids. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

San Francisco Institute Opening Spectacle: The school opens its second campus (in the space formerly known as Herbst Pavilion) with newly unveiled exhibitions and commissioned art works, open studios, a special edition of the Concentrate student art sale, and a public party. [7 to 10 p.m., Pier 2, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Deal with the Dragon: Kevin Rolston’s solo show — which one critic called a “wittily subverting fairytale, coming-out story and sordid confessional” — begins a four-weekend run with a preview performance. [8 p.m., New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Mayday: The legendary Taiwanese rock band, the “Chinese Beatles” who recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, are on their North American “Life” tour. [8 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

S.F. Transgender Film Festival: The three-day event opens with a program of short films as well as the video “Stop Drop Roll” by Macy Gray, which champions self-love. [8 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Refuse the Hour: The chamber opera by South African artist William Kentridge is a companion piece to his five-channel video installation, described as “a meditation on different historical conceptions of time and the complex legacies of colonialism and industry.” [8 p.m., Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., S.F.]

Ian Bostridge: The tenor appears in recital, accompanied by pianist Wenwen Du, in Schubert’s iconic song cycle “Winterreise.” [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way at Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Ana Gabriel: The Mexican singer has topped the Latin charts since the 1980s with what AllMusic.com calls “her beautiful, tortured voice.” [8 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Donna The Buffalo: The feel-good roots-rock band has been touring America since 1989, playing an infectious mix of fiddle music, cajun/zydeco, rock, folk, reggae and country. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Chicano Batman: The acclaimed psych-soul outfit from Los Angeles recently released a video for the statement song, “Freedom Is Free.” [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

SATURDAY, NOV. 11

Singin’ in the Rain: Broadway by the Bay’s live version of the show, adapted from the screenplay of has been called “the greatest movie musical of all time,” continues through Nov. 19. [2 and 8 p.m., Fox Theatre , 2221 Broadway St., Redwood City]

Tango Buenos Aires: The Argentine troupe’s production pays homage to legendary singer, songwriter, composer and actor Carlos Gardel, considered the most prominent figure in the history of tango. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, near Bancroft Way and Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

The Jerry Douglas Band: The dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner — whose distinctive music incorporates bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic — “is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Alone/Not Alone: The series presented by Emma Logan features flutist Jessie Nucho and pianist Anne Rainwater in a program of new music for flute, piano and electronics by living women composers. [8 p.m., Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., S.F.]

New Century Chamber Orchestra: Violinist Benjamin Beilman leads the group in Biber’s “Battaglia,” Stravinsky’s Concerto in Re, Andrew Norman’s “Gran Turissmo,” and performs Bach’s Violin Concerto in E major and Mahler’s arrangement of Beethoven’s Quartet in F minor. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose: The troupe presents “Apoorva Katha: Remarkable Tales,” an Indian classical dance by Mythili Kumar focusing on social justice and stories of Cesar Chavez [7 p.m., Mexican Heritage Plaza, 700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose]

Down The Rabbit Hole: “MythBusters” alumni Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara’s live show includes behind-the-scene stories from the TV series, secrets about outrageous stunts and hands-on experiments. [8 p.m.,Center for Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose]

Old MacDonald: Beyond the Farm
: The Bay Area Children’s Theater show, a new interactive theater experience for the very young, opens a six week run. [10 and 11:15 a.m., Children’s Creativity Museum Theatre, 221 Fourth St., S.F.]

Judicaël Perroy: The French guitar virtuoso performs a program of works by Villa-Lobos, Assad, Dubez, Bach, Mangore and Albéniz. [7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Sophie Egan: The New York Times food culture writer leads a seminar “Why We Eat What and How We Eat: A Journey Into the American Food Psyche.” [3 p.m., University of the Pacific, 155 Fifth St., S.F.; register at Pacific.edu/FoodStudies]

Patricia Barber Trio
: The jazz pianist-singer — known for her haunting and idiosyncratic style — appears with bassist Patrick Mulcahy and drummer Jon Deitemyer. [8 and 10 p.m., Bing Concert Hall Studio, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

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