1. Treasure Island Music Festival, Treasure Island
Treasure Island wasn’t really known for hosting rock ’n’ roll, but that’s all changed with the Treasure Island Music Festival. The two-day event, a hit in its debut last year, is back with another impressive lineup of buzz-worthy bands from both the indie pop (Vampire Weekend, pictured; Tegan and Sara and Spiritualized) and dance and electronic worlds (Goldfrapp, TV On the Radio and CSS).
The event provides more than just a chance to catch headliner acts such as Justice and the Raconteurs performing against the backdrop of a spectacular San Francisco Bay view. The green music festival also offers treasure hunts, an art and culture tent and California’s tallest ferris wheel.
Note: Parking will not be offered to non-VIP ticket holders. A shuttle will run from the AT&T Park parking lot to take concertgoers to Treasure Island. Check the Web site for details.
When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.
The band’s most recent album, “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga” debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.
When: 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
Info: (415) 346-6000, www.thefillmore.com
3. My Morning Jacket
Greek Theatre, Hearst Avenue and Gayley Road, Berkeley
The band is known for its mix of country, indie, funk and Southern rock.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Info: (510) 548-3010, www.apeconcerts.com
4. Tilly and the Wall
Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.
The indie pop group’s name was inspired by a children’s book.
When: 10 p.m. Saturday
Info: (415) 625-8880, www.mezzaninesf.com
5. Eagles of Death Metal
The Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.
The garage rock revivalists co-headline with Swedish rockers the Hives.
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Info: (415) 775-7722, www.ticketmaster.com
1. ‘Insignificant Others’: The musical comedy is about the romantic foibles of two gay men and three straight women.
When: Fridays through Sundays
Where: Pier 39, The Embarcadero, S.F.
2. Pear Avenue Theatre: The troupe presents “Eccentricities of a Nightingale,” one of Tennessee Williams’ most compelling plays.
When: Through Sept. 28
Where: Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View
Info: (650) 254-1148, www.thepear.org
3. Kids act: “Snow White,” a presentation of the Youth Performance Series, is an adaptation of the classic.
When: Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 19
Where: New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Info: (415) 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org
4. ‘A Bronx Tale’: Chazz Palminteri brings 18 characters to life, depicting a rough childhood in the Bronx.
When: Tuesday through Oct. 19
Where: Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St, S.F.
Info: (415) 551-2000; www.shnsf.com
1. Irvine Welsh: The controversial author reads from “Crime.”
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.
Info: (415) 863-8688, www.booksmith.com
2. ‘Bullets Over Broadway’: Actor-writer Chazz Palminteri appears after the film.
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.
Info: (866) 468-3399, www.thecastrotheatre.com
3. Indian Summer San Francisco Crystal Fair: The event showcases crystals, beads, minerals and jewelry.
Where: Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.
4. Bay Area Theater Chili Cook-Off: Crowded Fire presents a fundraising event featuring a chili cook-off contest with Bay Area theater organizations.
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St.
5. Salsa Festival: Redwood City presents salsa-related competitions, children’s activities, free dance lessons and art cars on display.
When: Noon Saturday
Where: Downtown Redwood City
Info: (831) 457-1141, www.redwoodcity.org/events/salsafest.html
BEST LOCAL THEATER: “Super: anti: reluctant,” a play by mugwumpin, the award-winning San Francisco ensemble, explores the American character through the lens of our heroes. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday at NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St. Tickets are $12 to $20, sliding scale. Call (415) 621-7978 for reservations.
1. Asian Pacific American artists unite for ‘APAture’
Various locations, San Francisco
The Kearny Street Workshop observes the 10th anniversary of “APAture,” a celebration of emerging Asian Pacific American artists. The 10-day multidisciplinary arts festival features more than 90 artists working in visual arts, film, music, literature, spoken word and performance art.
Artists on the bill include Hellen Jo, LIKHA-Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Lumaya, Samantha Chanse and Weston Takeshi Teruya.
When: Today through Sept. 29
Info: (415) 503-0520, www.kearnystreet.org
2. The Dance Series 1969-1972
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, 250 Sutter St., Fourth Floor, S.F.
Frank Lobdell’s monumental antiwar paintings.
When: Through Nov. 1
Info: (415) 362-7152, www.hackettfreedmangallery.com
3. Ride Green/Green Ride
Reaves Gallery, 235 Gough St., S.F.
The installation created by Lucky Rapp and Matthew McKee using donated bicycles is meant to inspire.
When: All day Friday; reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
Info: (415) 250-3201; www.reavesgallery.com
4. Jason Jägel
Electric Works, 130 Eighth St., S.F.
“73 Funshine.” corresponds with a book release featuring the artist’s music-inspired narrative gouache paintings.
When: Through Oct. 18
Info: (415) 626-5496; www.sfelectricworks.com
1. ‘Western Wind, When Wilt Thou Blow?’: Schola Cantorum San Francisco opens the season with a program of English music from the time of Henry VIII.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.
Info: (415) 419-3500, www.scholasf.org/index.html
2. Music of Leonard Bernstein: “Meditation No. 1” from “Mass” and tunes from the composer’s popular musicals are on tap; soprano Dawn Upshaw is a guest soloist.
When: 8 p.m. today and Friday
Where: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Info: (415) 864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org
3. Noontime Concerts: Dimitri Shteinberg and Mariya Borozina perform works by Schubert and Brahms.
When: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., San Francisco
Info: www.oldsaintmarys.orgIndie pop, electronica reign supreme during Treasure Island Music Festival with lineup of buzz-worthy bands