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Sept. 8-9: SahBabii, La Circe, Turandot, MacDeMarco, Submarine Show, Owen Smith, Saved by the 90s, Michael Ian Black, Babylon Salon, Shanthi Sekaran, J-Pop Summit

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Up-and-coming Atlanta rapper SahBabii is promoting his debut major label album, a reissued version of his 2016 S.A.N.D.A.S. mixtape. (Courtesy Zach Wolfe)
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 8

SahBabii: The 20-year-old Chicago-born, Atlanta-raised rapper who recently released the video for “Purple Ape” headlines a concert with Pollari, Don Krez, KiD3RD, T3 and 4orever. [9 p.m., Social Hall, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

La Circe: Ars Minerva opens a two-performance production of the forgotten 1665 Italian opera by Pietro Andrea Ziani, inspired by Circe, the goddess and Greek mythology. [7:30 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Turandot
: San Francisco Opera opens its season with Puccini’s masterpiece about the courtship of a princess by a mysterious stranger, featuring Martina Serafin and Brian Jagde. [8 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Mac DeMarco
: The laid-back Canadian singer-songwriter, who has called his sound “jizz jazz,” is promoting “This Old Dog,” his “acoustic album, that’s not really an acoustic album” — or, because he’s Italian, “an Italian rock record.” [8 p.m., Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley]

Submarine Show: Physical comedians Slater Penney and Jaron Hollander go on adventures from the bottom of the sea up to the sky, and inhabit fish, birds and monsters, in an imaginative show for all ages, which opens a four-weekend engagement. [7:30 p.m., Great Star Theater, 636 Jackson St., S.F.]

Owen Smith on Pulp Fiction Illustration: The award-winning artist, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Time and The New Yorker, appears in a gallery chat in conjunction with the exhibit “The 613 by Archie Rand.” [12:30 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Saved By The 90s: The party band originally from New York City plays “everything from Third Eye Blind to the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys to Beastie Boys.” [9 p.m. Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Michael Ian Black: The comedian of “Stella” and “The State” fame — who tweeted, “Motion to change American motto from ‘E pluribus unum’ to ‘This is fine’” — kicks off a two-night gig, with opener Drew Platt. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

SATURDAY, SEPT. 9

Babylon Salon Fall Reading: Authors Laleh Khadivi (“A Good Country”) Lee Daniel Kravetz (“Strange Contagion”) and Shanthi Sekaran (“Lucky Boy”) share their latest offerings. [6 p.m., Armory Club, 1799 Mission St., S.F.]

J-Pop Summit 2017: The two-day cultural festival introduces the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art and games with concerts, interactive exhibits, screenings, sake-tasting sessions and more. [11 a.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Dee Dee Bridgewater: The three-time Grammy winning singer opens SFJAZZ’s season with a residency, including a show celebrating her new Okeh Records album devoted to her hometown, “Memphis …Yes, I’m Ready.” [7 and 9:30 p.m., Miner Auditorium, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Elektra
: San Francisco Opera begins its run of English director Keith Warner’s modern staging of Richard Strauss’ large work starring Christine Goerke in the title role. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Daniel H. Wilson: The author of “The Clockwork Dynasty” — a new thriller described as “The Terminator meets Indiana Jones” — reads from his book on a “Writers With Drinks” bill also featuring Meredith May, Natasha Dennerstein, Juba Kalamka and Alvin Orloff. [7:30 p.m., Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Sound Summit: The concert, with headliners Phil Lesh & Bob Weir, as well as Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Jenny Lewis, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Vetiver, is a fundraiser for Mount Tam State Park. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mountain Theater, Ridgecrest Boulevard, Mount Tamalpais State Park]

Greensky Bluegrass: The eclectic acoustic ensemble (or drum-less rock band, or rock and roll bluegrass band) is playing from its new album “Shouted, Written Down, and Quoted” for an ever-growing fan base. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Mary J Blige: The “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” is on her “Strength of a Woman” tour. [8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Sarah Cahill: The pianist plays a free concert of works by 20th and 21st century American composers George Lewis, Ann Southam, Terry Riley, Meredith Monk, Ingram Marshall, Paul Dresher and Ruth Crawford. [7:30 p.m., Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival: The 46th annual free, two-day event offers handcrafted work for sale by 500 artists and craftmakers, along with live music and food and drink. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Castro Street, between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View]

TOPS: The indie pop-psychedelic band from Montreal recorded the 2017 album “Sugar at the Gate at Glamdale, a mini-mansion and former brothel located in Glendale. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival: The 41st annual event boasts Stephanie Mills, Stokely from Mint Condition, West Coast Jam with Richard Elliot, Rick Braun & Norman Brown, Lenny Williams, Julian Vaughan and Frobeck on the first of varied two-day lineup. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Johnson’s Beach, 16241 First St., Guerneville]

Kenny Wayne Shepherd: The genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll guitarist-songwriter, a 20-year veteran who went pro at 15, has a new album “Let It On Down.” [7:30 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

Introductions 2017
: The juried exhibition featuring 12 artists addressing varied topics in painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, and more, hosts a “Second Saturday” reception. [7 p.m., Root Division, 1131 Mission St., S.F.]

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