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Sept. 13-15: Yuja Wang, CounterPulse Residency, Ottmar Liebert, Robert Ruark, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Fury, Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Dancing Poetry Festival, Project Nunway, Train Days

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An exhibition of California and locally-set paintings by Robert Ruark (“Stow Lake” is pictured) is at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park from Friday-Sunday. (Courtesy Robert Ruark)


Yuja Wang: The pianist plays Ravel’s Concerto for Left Hand, joining Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in a concert with Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Castiglioni’s “Inverno in-ver.” [8 p.m., Davies Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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.]

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra: The German guitarist, who mixes Spanish, Mexican and world elements, appears in concert with his band, celebrating the 2018 release of “The Complete Santa Fe Sessions.” [8 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2225 Broadway, Redwood City]

The Situationists and May 1968: Writer and translator Ken Knabb speaks about the revolutionaries (avant-garde artists, intellectuals, political theorists) and their influence on a 1968 national revolt in France. [7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Poem Jam with Three Poet Laureates: San Francisco’s Kim Shuck, Pacifica’s Camincha Benvenutto and El Cerrito’s Maw Shein Win appear in the “Western Hemispherean” edition of the Main Library’s monthly poetry reading series. [6 to 7:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin 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]

Once Upon a Mattress: Douglas Morrisson Theatre begins its season with a preview performance of the musical, a comic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea.” [8 p.m., 22311 N. Third St., Hayward]


Robert Ruark Exhibit: The Bay Area artist, particularly known for plein air paintings, opens a three-day show of his work in Golden Gate Park, the setting of many of his compositions. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Ray of Light Theatre kicks off its run of the popular gender- and genre-bending rock musical about one of the Eastern Bloc’s most unique characters. [8 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 16th St., S.F.]

Fury: Inspired by the movie “Max Max Fury Road,” the concert, featuring dancers from San Francisco and LINES ballets, invites audiences to step into a post-apocalyptic world. [7 p.m., Midway, 900 Marin St., S.F.]

Polar Bear Sculpture Public Dedication: A ceremony marks the installation of “Long View,” a 35-foot statue of a bear made from car hoods, which serves as a metaphor for how humans must take action regarding climate change. [2:30 p.m., Harry Bridges Plaza, The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Pathway to Paris: The benefit for the organization advancing aims of the Paris Agreement and ensuring a safe climate features Patti Smith, Bob Weir, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tenzin Choegyal, Ethiopian performer Imany, Olafur Eliasson and Pathway to Paris Founders Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon. [7 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

The Record Company: The rock trio from Los Angeles’ album “All Of This Life” nicely debuted on five different Billboard charts: top artists, alternative new artists, Americana/folk, rock and top current albums. [8:30 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Freak Show: Tuesday Thomas and Cyrus Naderpour host the “strange and riotous collection of character and musical comedy, dark and twisted stand up WTF performance art, and [most] bizarre, hardest rocking band.” [7 p.m., Oasis, 298 11th St., S.F.]

Betsy Wolfe: The musical theater actress of “Waitress” and “The Last Five Years” fame brings her first cabaret show “All Bets Are Off” to The City. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf: Ntozake Shange’s poetic 1976 play about the lives of seven women opens African-American Shakespeare Company’s season. [8 p.m., Taube Atrium Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Bay Area Rainbow Symphony: The group, led by guest conductor Michael Morgan, opens its 11th season with a program of works by Bernstein, Bruch, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. [8 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Charles Xavier’s Cow Walk Orchestra: The group mixes “sonic electronica explorations with the percussive arts, jazz improvisations, audio effects and spoken word narratives.” [7:30 p.m., Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., S.F.

Perfectly Queer SF’s Pride Poetry Palooza: In the free event (with pie and door prizes) eight poets read for eight minutes each. [7 p.m., Strut, 470 Castro St., S.F.]

Let Her Sing: Diaspora Arts Connection presents the second “celebration of female voices” showcasing women from different countries. [7 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Eat Real Festival: Attendance is free at the event, which “combines a state fair, a street-food festival (with reasonable prices) and a block party to create a celebration of good food.” [11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland]

International Dragon Boat Festival: Colorful 40-foot dragon boats (with teams from across Northern California) race to the beat of Chinese drums at the 23rd annual event. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland]

Half Way To St Patrick’s Day: The inaugural presentation by the United Irish Cultural Center and the United Irish Societies of San Francisco is a no-admission party with food, music (a performance by the Irish Pipers) and beer and wine garden. [Noon to 4 p.m., United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave., S.F. ]

Dancing Poetry Festival: The 25th annual event showcases “prize-winning poetry and visual art partnered with inspired dance.” [Noon to 4 p.m., Palace of the Legion of Honor, 100 34th St., S.F.]

Project Nunway
: San Francisco’s beloved Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host their annual charity fashion show. [7 p.m., SOMArts, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

New Grito for Change: Musicians and poets Francisco Herrera, Elizabeth, Nancy and Mario Esteva, Grupo Folklorico Maiz and Daniel Flores perform at the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition presentation, a campaign to stop deportations and protest the failure of free trade agreements in protecting workers’ rights. [6 p.m., 2940 16th St., S.F.]

Cappella SF: Ragnar Bohlin leads professional choral group in “Crown Jewels of Britain: A Journey through Centuries of Great Choral Music.” [8 p.m., Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland]

S.F. Silent Film Festival: The day of four separate programs, featuring accompaniment by the Club Foot Orchestra, begins with shorts featuring Buster Keaton and Felix the Cat; “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (3 p.m.); “Metropolis” (6 p.m.) and “Nosferatu” (9:30 p.m.) follow. [1 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Palestinian Food Tasting: Chef Nikki shares traditionally prepared cuisine and discusses the history of dishes presented during the San Francisco Public Library’s SWANA program honoring Southwest Asian and North African cultures; to register, call (415) 355-2898. [Noon, Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

Train Days: Elaborate layouts, intricate scenery and scaled renditions of prototypes and whimsical engines and theme cars with steam, lights and sound make up the two-day model railroading event. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Pier to Pier Walk: San Francisco Senior Center sponsors the free event, which promotes outdoor exercise for adults 50 and older; the walk from Municipal Pier to Hyde Street Pier is just under two miles. [9 a.m., Aquatic ParkCenter, 890 Beach St., S.F.]

La Mezcla: The troupe’s evening-length production “Pachuquismo” by Vanessa Sanchez “merges tap and Son jarocho to reflect Chicanx and Pachuca culture as well as the history of the Zoot Suit Riots.” [8 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Kamikazee: The Filipino rock band, which formed in 2000, is on a comeback tour, following its “Huling Sayaw” goodbye outing in 2015. [7 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Slothrust: The group combines influences from-’90s rock bands like Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr. as well as elements of the blues that the members learned when they met in their college’s jazz program. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Pub in the Park: The final event in the summertime series serves up festivities including a British-style inflatable pub, quality beers from local breweries and music by The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red Morton Park, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City]

S.F. Shakespeare Festival: The 36th Free Shakespeare in the Park — featuring “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which follows the misadventures of young lovers, aspiring actors and mischievous fairies — movies to its final location of the season, continuing weekends through Sept. 22. [2 p.m., McLaren Park, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Drive, S.F.]

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