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Sept. 28-29: Squeeze, Blink-182, Pat O’Neill, Jonathan Safran Foer, Salute to Judy Garland, Don Pasquale, Jess Curtis, Claire Cunningham

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Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis appear in the premiere of “The Way You Look (at me) Tonight” at CounterPulse on Thursday. (Courtesy Hagolani.com)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28

Squeeze: The British pop rock act headed by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford is playing to promote 2015’s “Crade to the Grave,” its first album of new songs in 17 years. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Blink-182: The California pop punk band broke out with the album “Enema of the State” in 1999. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Pat O’Neill: The pioneering experimental filmmaker and founding faculty member of the California Institute of the Arts appears at a screening of 1995’s “Trouble in the Image,” coinciding with the opening of ”MATRIX 262,” an exhibit of his film, sculpture, photography and works on paper. [7 p.m., Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Jonathan Safran Foer: The author of “Everything Is Illuminated” discusses his new novel “Here I Am” with Molly Antopol. [Noon, Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony: Pianist Yuja Wang and trumpeter Mark Inouye are featured in a program of works by Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Bright Sheng’s “Dream of the Red Chamber” Overture. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Don Pasquale: San Francisco Opera opens its production of Donizetti’s comic opera featuring American tenor Lawrence Brownlee in his main stage company debut alongside bass-baritone Maurizio Muraro in the title role. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Salute to Judy Garland: The singer-actress’ daughter Lorna Luft and vocalist-pianist Michael Feinstein open a four-night engagement dedicated to the legendary performer. [7 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Jacob Sirof, Kaseem Bentley: The performers host a “hilarious night of comedy nurtured by the very city that brought the world sourdough bread and legalized porn.” [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

Jess Curtis/Gravity and Claire Cunningham: Opening an eight-show run, the premiere “The Way You Look (at me) Tonight” presents U.K. disabled artist Cunningham and choreographer Curtis in a duet (with live music and video) that explores how people perceive each other. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Reel Rock II: The screening of rock climbing films with the sport’s biggest stories and athletes includes appearances by Ashima Shiraishi, Brette Harrington and Mike Libecki. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Pastel: The San Francisco-Oakland alt rock-shoegaze band, promoting its EP “Eyelids,” plays on a bill with Hazel’s Wart and Moaning. [7:30 p.m.,St. Francis Fountain, 2801 24th St., S.F.]

Maximillian: The Berkeley four-piece plays on a folk, indie and pop bill with up-and-coming Bay Area artists Annie Bacon & Her Oshen, Thunderegg and On Dolphin. [8 p.m., Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Brian Culbertson: The smooth jazz multi-instrumentalist pays tribute to funk on his latest tour and recording. [8 and 10 p.m, Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Best of Bernal: The local film program screens 2015 award-winners — Tina Gordon’s “Joani: Queen of the Paradiddle,” Tania Ku’s “There is a Place” and Dean Mermell’s “Oliver’s Opera” at a presentation featuring the filmmakers. [7 p.m., S.F. Public Library, Bernal branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Chick Corea: The 22-Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer pays tribute to the legendary Bill Evans with former Evans bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Brian Blade. [7 p.m., SF JAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Dirty Nil: The Ontario-based rock three-piece, promoting its “loud, distorted and out of control” debut LP “Higher Power,” headlines a bill with Daydream, Nopes and Reunions. [9 p.m, Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St., S.F.]

Smuin Ballet: A world premiere by Garrett Ammon, the local premiere of Stanton Welch’s “Indigo” and Michael Smuin’s “Stabat Mater” are on the program, which runs through the weekend in The City. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

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