Aug. 10-11: Masha Campagne, American Bach Soloists Festival, Nufonia Must Fall, Desi Comedy Fest, Richard Dawkins, Joey Diaz, The Claudettes


Summer Jazz Concerts: Bay Area-based vocalist Masha Campagne, known for her mesmerizing interpretations of Brazilian music, appears in the eighth of 10 free seasonal concerts. [6 p.m., Plaza, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto]

American Bach Soloists Festival
: The orchestra and vocalists perform Henry Purcell’s “King Arthur,” a setting of a libretto by poet-playwright John Dryden detailing episodes in battles between King Arthur’s Britons and the Saxons. [8 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

National S’mores Day Celebration
: The Mission Bay food truck park SPARK Social SF is offering $5 custom s’mores kits — enough to make three treats — in honor of the day. [4 to 9 p.m., 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North, S.F.]

Movies on the Square: The free summer outdoor film series’ Family Night presents the PG-rated “Finding Dory.” [8:45 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Nufonia Must Fall: Montreal-based DJ, composer and producer Kid Koala has adapted his graphic novel about robots into a multidisciplinary performance with live puppet theater, video and an ensemble of strings, piano and electronic instruments. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Desi Comedy Fest: The 10-day, nine-city South Asian standup comedy event opens with a San Francisco show featuring standup by festival creator Abhay Nadkarni as well as Azhar Usman, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Meghana Indurti, Rahul Pandya, Rajiv Satyal, Richard Sarvate, Samson Koletkar and Sumukh Torgalkar. [8 p.m., Cobbs Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Richard Dawkins: The acclaimed English biologist, whose new book is “Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist,” speaks on “Faulty Logic and Climate Change Deniers.” [7 p.m., Santa Clara Convention Center Theater, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara}

Joey Diaz: The character actor and standup comic famed for his “Church of What’s Happening Now” podcast opens a three-night engagement with Zack Chapaloni also on the bill. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


The Claudettes: The neo-vaudeville barnstormers from Chicago play “spellbinding soul and punk-piano blues.” [9 p.m., Amnesia Bar, 853 Valencia St., S.F.]

Nicky Jam: The star Puerto Rican singer brings his huge “El Ganador” tour, with reggaeton duo Plan B, to the South Bay. [8 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara Blvd., San Jose]

The Rainbow Fish Musical
: Bay Area Children’s Theatre presents a world-premiere stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s “The Rainbow Fish,” a story about a beautiful fish who learns the joy of sharing; tickets to Friday’s show include a pizza slice. [6:30 p.m., Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth St., S.F.]

Elijah Ocean: The Los Angeles-based alt-country artist, playing from his fourth, self-titled album, headlines a bill with The Easy Leaves Duo and Caitlin Lucia. [9 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Next to Normal: Broadway By the Bay opens its production of the rock musical about a modern family dealing with a mom who has bipolar disorder. [8 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

BATS Improv: The improvisation company summer program “Around the World in August” opens with “Improvised Tales of the Arabian Nights,” a series of off-the-cuff performances inspired by the classic anthology. [8 p.m., Fort Mason, Building B, third floor, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival: The fifth anniversary season features deaf and hard of hearing artists from Russia, Australia, Brazil, the U.S. and Germany, including Kassandra Wedel, winner of “So You Think You Can Dance Germany.” [8 p.m., Dance Mission Theatre, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Dancing with the Stars LIVE!: Performers from the TV show on tour include Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Hayley Erbert, Gleb Savchenko, Keo Motsepe, Alan Bersten and Britt Stewart. [8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

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