Roy Cornelius Smith sings the role of Tristan in “Tristan und Isolde” at the Herbst Theatre, presented by the new nonprofit Claude Heater Foundation. (Courtesy photo)

Aug. 26-28: Tristan und Isolde, Joey Dosik, South Pacific, Walk Off The Earth, Slayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Joseph Lustig & Lauren Mayer, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Rudy


Tristan und Isolde: World-class talents appear in a concert version of Wagner’s groundbreaking work presented by Claude Heater Foundation, a new nonprofit dedicated to encouraging dramatic operatic voices and supported by Bay Area opera singer Claude Heater, whose career flourished in the 1950s-60s. [2 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Joey Dosik: Critics have called the Los Angeles crooner’s debut album “Inside Voice” a collection of “subtly funky doo-wop and silk-smooth piano soul.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

South Pacific: The movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s romantic musical with Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi hits the big screen again on its 60th anniversary. [2 and 7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., and Century 9 SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Walk Off The Earth: The Canadian pop group with Sarah Blackwood, Gianni Luminati, Ryan Marshall, Joel Cassady and Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor — all playing one guitar — broke out with its YouTube cover of “Somebody That I Used To Know.” [8:30 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Slayer: The preeminent thrash metal band from Huntington Park is on its final tour, “The End of Days,” headlining a show with Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death. [5 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Korinsky Collective: Berlin-based brothers Abel, Carlo and Max Korinsky play a live concert at the culmination of their site-specific sound installation designed to take advantage of the church’s unique acoustics. [8 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

National Theatre Live: The London stage production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” starring Imelda Staunton comes to movie theaters in the second of two presentations. [2 p.m., Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts: On its 37th anniversary, the free two-day event offers wares from more than 300 artisans, street painting, entertainment, wines and micro brews, gourmet foods and the popular kids’ art studio. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., University Avenue, between High and Webster streets, Palo Alto ]

Vintage Paper Fair: Postcards, trade cards, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian items, sports memorabilia and “all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper” are for sale at the admission-free event. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Vive la Vodka: Grey Goose presents the French-inspired afternoon of music, lawn games, light bites and specialty cocktails on the Fairmont’s rooftop garden on Nob Hill; tickets are $85 to $125. [Noon to 3 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]


Smashing Pumpkins: The band’s Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour is its first in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha. [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Joseph Lustig & Lauren Mayer: Seasoned lounge singer Lustig and political satirist Mayer appear in an “Evening of Music & Laughs” to benefit Voto Latino. [7 p.m., San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post St., S.F.]

Nostalgia-rama!: The night of staged readings includes material from favorite sitcoms and children’s programming from the 1980s and ‘90s “performed by (former) children of the 1980s and ‘90s” [7:30 p.m., Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Making The Five Heartbeats: The documentary chronicles the journey of Robert Townsend, a young black writer-director determined to present a new image of black people in cinema. [7 p.m., Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Laura Van Den Berg: The award-winning short story writer discusses her new novel “The Third Hotel,” a Havana-set “story of psychological reflection and metaphysical mystery” in which a woman tries to come to terms with her husband’s death. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]


Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson: The classic shock rock acts are on their Twins of Evil tour; Deadly Apples opens. [7 p.m., Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord]

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: One listener called the Melbourne band’s debut full-length album “a minor marvel,” with “10 perfectly pitched guitar-pop songs, not a dud among ’em.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Rudy: The sports movie based on the real life of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, who dreamed of playing football at the University of Notre Dame, became an instant classic when it debuted in 1993. [2 and 7 p.m., AMC Kabuki, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

You Should Know This! Nerd Comedy: Host Kevin Whittinghill and comedians Mark Smalls and Julie Ash appear in the TED-talk-meets comedy-game show; this installment’s theme is “Tissue Engineering! Lab-Grown Cells, Organs and More!” [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F]

S.F. History Association talk: Historians Judi Leff and Joseph Amster, members of Sherith Israel, speak about the synagogue’s considerable past, and its current building, which was constructed in 1904. [7:30 p.m., Newman Hall, Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F.]

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