Categories: Arts

Sept. 12-13: Bay Area Now 8, BTS, Foo Fighters, Burned, Spirit of Discovery, Robert W. Kennedy Jr., MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet, Murder By Death, Fruition, Season of the Crow

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

Bay Area Now 8: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ triennial exhibition of local artists showcases cross-generational and cross-disciplinary work; to complement this week’s Global Climate Action Summit, YBCA offers works including “Bay Area Soon,” Stamen Design’s mural visualizing climate change’s impact on bird migration; and Hyphae Design Laboratory’s PProphet, an installation addressing water remediation, recycling and limited access to public restrooms; and Andrea Bowers’ neon sculpture “Climate Change Is Real.” [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., YBCA, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

BTS: Following four nights at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, the super-hot South Korean boyband — BTS stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan or “Beyond the Scene” — plays another sold-out stadium show on its Love Yourself tour. [8 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland[

Foo Fighters: Dave Grohl and his band are playing long, rocking sets on the group’s almost 25th anniversary “Concrete and Gold” tour. [7:30 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Burned: Partnership for Policy Integrity screens the award-winning documentary, subtitled “Are Trees the New Coal?,” about the effects of the biomass industry on forests, air quality and climate, followed by a panel discussion. [6 p.m., Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth St., S.F.]

Clean Power Party: The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission celebrates 100 years by offering free sno cones made from Hetch Hetchy water at various times and locations this week. [12:30 to 3:30 p.m., City Hall, 1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Spirit of Discovery: The San Francisco Green Film Festival presents a free screening of the documentary about oceanographer Walter Munk’s expedition related to a species of “flying” devil fish that bears his name; 100-year-old Munk is expected to attend. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Robert Kennedy Jr.: The attorney, activist and author speaks about his book “American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family” in conversation with Bay Area historian and writer David Talbot. [4:30 p.m., McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St., S.F.]

W. Kamau Bell: The comedian, author and TV personality, whose new book is “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell” appears in conversation with “Death, Sex & Money” host Anna Sale. [9 a.m., Scribd, 333 Bush St., Suite 2400, S.F.]

Romeo and Juliet: Led by an all-female creative team, the play, which reimagines Shakespeare’s iconic love story set in the heart of modern-day Oakland, opens with a pay-what-you-can preview. [7 p.m., Brooklyn Preserve, 1433 12th Ave., Oakland]

Kaiser and Friends Comedy Show: Kaiser Leib is joined by TK Moyer, Jon Gab, Max Moacanin, Loren Kraut and Jide Okonkwo in an evening of “fresh and funny” stand-up comedy. [7:30 p.m., Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St., S.F.]

Better Luck Next Time: Kevin Whittinghill hosts the session in which storytellers share their most epic failures and what they’ve learned from them. [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Fueling Right: Dietitian Jessica Ho speaks about how nutrition affects heart and brain health and provides dietary guidelines and recipes in a free “Senior Power” event also featuring raffle prizes. [10 a.m. Ortega Library, 3223 Ortega St., S.F.]

Ohmme: The Chicgao duo — classically trained Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart — bridge the “ gap between rock and experimental music, melody and noise” on their debut album “Parts.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Chris Hedges: The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist speaks about his new book, “America: The Farewell Tour,” his critique of Americans’ obsession with mindless consumption and ongoing war. [7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]

Johnathan Haidt: The New York University professor and social psychologist discusses his newest book “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.” [7:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Climate Summit Speaker Series: In the first talk called “Food, Fiber, and Fungi,” speakers who are considered “carbon pioneers” address innovative responses to climate change that are economically viable. [5:30 p.m., Presidio Officers Club, 50 Arguello Drive, S.F. Presidio]

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet: The troupe opens a three-performance run of “Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet,” which “creates an onstage arctic environment where the threat of polar icecap collapse is set to movement by dancers who ripple, crack and plunge amid live video projections.” [8 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Marine Protected Areas Film and Lecture Series: The Bay Institute program “Recovery, Regeneration, Resiliency” presents David McGuire of Shark Stewards and an expert panel discussing the health and diversity of ocean and estuarine habitats and species. [6 p.m., Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, S.F.]

Night at the Jewseum-Adornment: The Contemporary Jewisj Museum party for the after-work crowd celebrates the Days of Awe with “Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo”-related music and art (including temporary tattoos) and refreshments. [6:30 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Fruition: The Portland band is known for “gentle, folk-rooted studio albums” as well as “contrary raucous, load and rockin’ live shows.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Season of the Crow: The San Francisco prog-rock-metal band will releases its album “Let It Fly” with special guest Mike LePond of Symphony X, headlining a bill with local bands Sistersound and Arkaen. [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Murder By Death: The Kentucky quintet, trailblazers of the early 2000s indie-Americana style, headlines a Bloodshot Records bill with country, blues, folk, and punk singer-songwriter-instrumentalist William Elliott Whitmore; both have new albums. [8:30 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Small Business Tax Seminar: California Department of Tax and Fee Administration sponsors the free information session for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs seeking assistance with state and federal tax issues. [9 a.m., Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.; register at www.cdtfa.ca.gov/seminar/]

Quills: The movie, screening as part of the Vogue Theatre’s Writers Series, is a fictionalized retelling of the life of the Marquis deSade starring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet and Joaquin Phoenix. [7 p.m., 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Liberace and Liza Live!: The “blinged-out and exhilarating night of musical and comical fireworks” features David Saffert and Jillian Snow Harris as the legendary performers. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Phoebe Hunt: Appearing with her band The Gatherers, the Americana fiddler and vocalist, among Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” is promoting “Shanti’s Shadow,” her latest album with Appalachian stylings and influences from Indian ragas to gypsy jazz. [8 p.m., Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

CounterPulse Residency Double Bill: Deborah Slater Dance Theater & John Fesenko’s “In Civility Pt 2: Outrage Machine” takes on technology’s role in how people interact “normalizing unthinkable behavior through the guise of screens” and dævron & Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company’s “TecTonic Shifts” explores “urban displacement and digital divides.” [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence: Dragon Productions Theatre presents the play by Madeleine George, who weaves together the tale of three historical Watsons in a “time-jumping tribute to genius.” [8 p.m., 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

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