The national tour of “Something Rotten!,” the sassy Broadway musical set in the Renaissance, has begun a four-week run at the Orpheum. (Courtesy Jeremy Daniel)

Aug. 18-19: Something Rotten!, Joel McHale, Primus, Eddie Navia, Twisted Hitchcock, Filipino Night Market, Summer of Love Experience, 20th Street Block Party

FRIDAY, AUG. 18

Something Rotten!: The riotous musical set in the 1590s tells the story of two brothers in a quest to write their own smash play, even though rock star Will Shakespeare gets the glory for his hits. [8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., S.F.]

Joel McHale: The host of TV’s “The Soup” and cast member on “Community,” whose new book is “Thanks for the Money,” kicks off a two-night standup gig; JF Harris opens. [8 and 10:15 p.m,. Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Primus: The famously eclectic band led by Les Claypool, which has a new album “The Desaturating Seven,” tops a bill with Clutch. [7:30 p.m., Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley]

Eddy Navia & Pachamama Band: The Grammy-nominated group appears in a Latin & Cuban music performance. [8:30 p.m., Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell St., S.F.]

Bitch Slap!: D’Arcy Drollinger’s latest high-camp spoof, which sends up 1980s television soap-opera and telenovelas, opens a five-weekend run. [7 p.m., Oasis, 298 11th St., S.F.]

Twisted Hitchcock: The evening of “hilarious and irreverent” one-act plays pays homage to the Master of Suspense. [7 p.m., Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Filipino Night Market Festival: The free event (donation requested) presented by Undiscovered SF showcases Filipino-Americans involved in music, dance, visual arts, fashion, design, retail, food, technology, social activism and health; Bay Area rapper Lyrics Born is slated to appear. [6 p.m. to midnight, Old Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

The Summer of Love Experience: The deYoung Museum has extended its hours for the final weekend of its San Francisco-centered exhibition dedicated to art, fashion and rock & roll in 1967. [9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

SATURDAY, AUG. 19

20th Street Block Party: The fifth annual Noise Pop bash includes food, nonprofit, business and craft vendors along with music by Neon Indian, Kilo Kish, Hoops, Sugar Candy Mountain, The Tambo Rays, High Sunn and Big Thursday. [Noon to 6 p.m., 19th and 20th streets, between Harrison and Bryant streets, S.F.]

Ali Wong: The comedian — who’s written for the TV show “Fresh Off the Boat” — is known for “Baby Cobra” special and act about being pregnant and a mom. [7 and 9:30 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Xiomara: The band which “conjure thoughts of Norah Jones playing Ray Charles or Erykah Badu reinterpreting Black Star” headlines a bill with Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, a “sensual tropical funk band” from Chicago. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Centennial of The Blues: The John Lee Hooker Foundation presents the event in honor of what would have been the 100th birthday of the blues great; free and ticketed portions include a viewing of where he was laid to rest, live blues music, and remarks by his family. [1 to 6 p.m., Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland]

SPCA Animal Film Festival: The slate of recent movies focuses on bringing social change for the welfare of all animals. [Noon to 4 p.m., Geraldi Building, 250 Florida St., S.F.]

Burlingame on the Avenue: The annual two-day festival features hundreds of artisans selling hand-crafted products, foods and beverages, children’s activities, carnival games and performances, including Bay Area-based slide guitar master Dennis Johnson at 1 p.m. Saturday. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Burlingame Avenue and Primrose Road, Burlingame]

#Rhythmix10 Gala: The center celebrates a decade of art, music and dance in a fundraiser with local musicians, bites, craft beer, fine wine, a silent auction and a tasting panel featuring women in the wine, spirits and beer industries. [2 to 5 p.m., Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda]

Summer of Love and Resistance art talk: Artists Jenny E. Balisle, Christopher Mangum and Philip Long speak about their work, which is part of a group show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. [4 p.m., Avenue 12 Gallery, 1101 Lake St., S.F.}

Art + Soul: The East Bay’s 17th annual flagship festival offers main stage performances by headliners Goapele (at 4:30 p.m. Saturday) and Angie Stone (at 4:30 p.m. Sunday) as well as art, dance, food and kids’ activities. [Noon to 6 p.m., at and around 12th Street and Broadway, Oakland]

Silicon Valley Music and Taco Festival: The third annual $20 per ticket event includes music by 12 bands, Lucha Libre, a silent disco, a taco eating contest, Mexican-fusion bites from local eateries and beer and wine. [11 a.m. to 8 p.m., St. James Park, North Second Street, San Jose]

Youth Film Showcase: The best short films from Bay Area Video Coalition Youth Filmmaking programs — including entries to festivals in San Francisco and Seattle film festivals – screen. [4:30 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Delta Wires: The seminal Bay Area blues band is promoting its new CD “Born in Oakland.” [9:30 p.m., Saloon, 1232 Grant Ave., S.F.]

Festa Coloniale Italiana: The annual event features Italian food, a performance by singer Moreno Fruzzetti, a pizza toss, vendors with specialty Italian gifts, wine tasting and more. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., S.F. Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St., S.F.]

Totally 90’s: The 1990s-themed bar crawl and party features special guest, Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell of “Kenan and Kel” and “Good Burger” fame. [2 to 9 p.m., Maye’s Oyster House and surroundings, 1233 Polk St., S.F.]

Festival of the Sea: Demonstrations, tours of ships, family activities, traditional sea music and a “High-Tech on the High Seas” panel exploring implications of maritime technology of the late 19th and early 20th centuries are offered. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., S.F. Maritime National Historical Park, 499 Jefferson St., S.F.]

Victorian Walking Days Tour: History professor Mark Still leads a walk to explore some of San Mateo’s oldest and most venerable residences in the city’s Central District, with an emphasis on the varying styles of Victorian design. [1 p.m., meet at Tilton Avenue and Claremont Street, San Mateo; RSVP required at (650) 299-0104, ext. 220]

Merola Grand Finale: Twenty-three up-and-coming singers participating in the prestigious opera training program’s 60th anniversary season close their summer session with a performance of music by Donizetti, Wagner, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Verdi, Rossini, Lehár, R. Strauss, Boito, Thomas, Mozart, Britten and Handel. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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