Marvel Universe LIVE! opens a three-day, six-performance run in Oakland before moving to San Jose for a four-day engagement. (Courtesy Feld Entertainment)

Marvel Universe LIVE! opens a three-day, six-performance run in Oakland before moving to San Jose for a four-day engagement. (Courtesy Feld Entertainment)

Aug. 11-12: Marvel Universe Live!, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, Sam Hunt, Comatopia, Steve Martin & Martin Short, Table Tennis Match, Queerly Tehuantin, Santa Clara Bead & Design Show, Desi Comedy Fest, Chinatown Music Festival, Pistahan

FRIDAY, NOV. 11

Marvel Universe LIVE!: The arena show — running two weekends in the East and South Bay — boasts 25 Marvel superheroes uniting to defeat Loki in his quest to gain control of the Wand of Watoomb. [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017: The 28th annual event, with more than 100 acts on 10 stages in and around Plaza de César Chavez Park, opens with headliners George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic today; Chris Botti plays at 8 p.m. Saturday and The Whispers at 6 p.m. Sunday. [9:30 p.m., Sobrato Organization Main Stage, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose]

Sam Hunt: The genre-bending country artist riding high with the summer tune “Body Like a Back Road” headlines a concert with Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Comatopia 2017: The Brothers Comatose headline the two-day camping and music festival in central California, also featuring The Sam Chase & the Untraditional, John Craigie, Rainbow Girls, Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra, Willy Tea Taylor, Crow & the Canyon, Ismay and John Courage. [Gates open at noon, Bandit Town, 55420 Road 226, North Fork]

Steve Martin & Martin Short: One critic described the show by the veteran comics and bluegrass greats Steep Canyon Rangers as a “Bob Hope and Bing Crosby mutual-insult act with a few moments of Alison Krauss sublimity weirdly wedged in the middle.” [8 p.m., Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord]

Queerly Tehuantin | Cuir Us: The group art show, “a visual dialogue about the ongoing struggle to be simultaneously Mexican or Chicanx and queer” running through October, opens with a reception. [6:30 p.m., Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th St., S.F.]

Table Tennis Match with Kanak Jha: The youngest U.S. Olympian at Rio and former national team players Prachi Jha and Barney Reed compete an exhibition open to the public. [5 to 9 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center, 240 Turk St., S.F.]

Santa Clara Bead & Design Show: The three-day event features more than 250 artisans with wares and workshops in jewelry design, metal work, wirework, crystal setting, bead making, hand knotting and more. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara]

Desi Comedy Fest
: Abhay Nadkarni, Armando Anto, Azhar Usman, Fizaa Dosani, Imran G, Meghana Indurti, Rajiv Satyal, Richard Sarvate and Samson Koletkar appear in the second night of largest South Asian comedy festival in the U.S. [8 p.m., Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda]

SATURDAY, AUG. 12

Chinatown Music and Alleyway Festival: The eighth annual free event includes performances by Gingee, Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Jon Jangtet, Jest Jammin’, Li Ka Sing, Zydness and “interactive design activities” with Bo Fone, Qianying Guo, Yuwen Tu and Sida Li, Jonathan Wallraven and Xiaoxiao Zeng. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Waverly Place, between Washington and Sacramento streets, S.F.]

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert: The film from the blockbuster series screens, accompanied by Justin Freer conducting a live orchestra playing John Williams’ score. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Pistahan: The 24th annual celebration of Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture highlights contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine and artifacts; a Market Street parade beginning at 11 a.m. at Civic Center ends at festival grounds. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.]

San Bruno Walking Tour
: San Mateo County Historical Association President Mitch Postel leads a free excursion exploring the historic business district, including a look at the building where vacuum tubes were produced for transmitters during World War II and the Welch family’s estate. [10 a.m., San Mateo Avenue and El Camino Real, San Bruno]

Kendrick Lamar: The rap star headlines his second added Bay Area date on a bill with YG and D.R.A.M. [7:30 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Hamlet: For the first time, Free Shakespeare in the Park (in its 35th year) presents the Bard’s famous drama about the indecisive prince; it continues with a three weekend run in Redwood City before moving to San Francisco. [7:30 p.m., Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City]

Joya Cory: The performance artist and acting teacher launches her book “Two Worlds at the Same Time: Full Spectrum Improvisation for The Theatre and Life” with a reading, performance with Mike Sommers, and music by violinist Yehudit. [3 p.m., Far Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval St., S.F.]

Anthony Gomes: The Toronto=based singer, songwriter and guitarist recorded his first album in 1998 and has successfully been playing blues rock since. [7 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]
CalendarChinatown Music FestivalComatopiaDesi Comedy FestMarvel Universe Live!PistahanQueerly TehuantinSam HuntSan Jose Jazz Summer FestSanta Clara Bead & Design ShowSteve Martin & Martin ShortTable Tennis Match

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