Afro-Cuban troupe Arenas Dance Company premieres “Eso sí” (“That’s it!”), a piece about immigration and more by Susana Arenas Pedroso at Dance Mission Oct. 11-13. (Courtesy Brooke Anderson)

Good Day Oct. 10-12, 2019

Terror Vault, It’s Only a Play, Macario, Arenas Dance Company, Grand National Rodeo, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, Bassem Youssef, Peter Frampton, Filipino American Book Festival, MC Hammer, Tony! Toni! Toné, Yerba Buena Night, Rezz


Terror Vault: Kicking off a month-long run, the “completely terrifying haunted attraction” is an interactive experience combining elements of theater, special effects, haunted mazes and escape rooms within San Francisco’s historic U.S.Mint building. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Circus Arts at the Dragon: “Cosmos,” an aerial circus show for all ages, celebrates “the beauty and mystery of the stars.” [8 p.m., Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Zach Deputy: The multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter’s new EP “Red Moon” is described as “island-infused, drum ‘n’ bass, gospel-ninja-soul.” [9 p.m., Longboard Margarita Bar, 180 Eureka Square, Pacifica ]

It’s Only A Play: Opening a three-week run, Hillbarn Theatre stages the farce by Tony winner Terrence McNally about a playwright, who, along with friends and associates, anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. [8 p.m., 1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

Macario: Teatro Visión begins an eight-performance run of a large-cast show adapted from B. Traven’s classic novel and film about a poor woodcutter in pre-Independence Mexico whose dream is to live a day without hunger. [8 p.m., School of Arts and Culture, Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José]


Arenas Dance Company: Opening a three-performance run, “Eso sí” (“That’s it!”), the AfroCuban troupe’s new full-length piece, looks at immigration, Cuba and Afro-Latinidad and celebrates the 20th anniversary of director Susana Arenas Pedroso’s arrival in the U.S.. [8 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Grand National Rodeo: The 73rd annual event, opening a four-day, two-weekend run, includes bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bull riding, barrel racing and livestock exhibitions. [8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City]

Circus Center Cabaret: Opening a three-performance run and celebrating its fifth season, the show includes local circus performers and music by chanteuse Leanne Borghesi and the Roger Glenn Trio. [8 p.m., 755 Frederick St., S.F.]

Financial Literacy Campaign: The third installment of the free workshop series is dedicated to understanding savings and retirement. [3 to 5 p.m., Learning Center, Main Library, fifth floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Mortified: Mark Schwartz, Christina Kerby, Laurel Moses and Scott Kravitz appear in the every second Friday comedy show in which grownups share their real teen angst stories from journals with strangers. [7:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Stephen Chboski: The author of the best-selling 1999 coming-of-age “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” appears in a ticketed talk to promote “Imaginary Friend,” his new literary horror novel for adults. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Honky Tonk Hoppy Hour: Petunia & The Vipers play country swing, presented by Shelby Ash. [7 to 10 p.m., Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., S.F.]

City of Souls: SOMArts opens its 20th annual Dia de Los Muertos exhibit, which merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., SOMArts, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

The Simon & Garfunkel Story: The concert-style theater show chronicles the journey of the hitmaking folk-rock duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. [8 p.m., Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., S.F.]

Peninsula Ballet Theatre Cabaret series: Dancers perform works by artistic director Gregory Amato in an intimate studio setting; the event also includes drinks, tapas and a post-show meet-and-greet. [8 p.m., Studio One Theatre, 1880 South Grant St., San Mateo]

Morcheeba: The pioneering U.K. trip hop group headlines a show with Telepopmusik and Earth Moon Earth. [9 p.m., Midway, 900 Marin St., S.F.]

Planting The Seed: In the art gallery event, five storytellers share tales about manipulation, deceit, suspicion, hope and “other lies we tell ourselves.” [7 p.m., Minnesota Street Project, 1398 Tennessee St., S.F.]

Michael Franti & Spearhead: The Bay area hip-hop and fusion artist continues his tour promoting his latest album “Stay Human Vol. II” and self-directed documentary of a similar name. [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telergraph Ave., Oakland]

Oakland Symphony: The 31st season opens with “Hot as Hell, Cool as Jazz,” featuring Arrigo Boito’s “Prologue to Mefistofele” and music by pianist composer Taylor Eigsti and trumpeter Josiah Woodson. [8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro): San Francisco Opera opens its run of a new production of the Mozart opera with bass-baritone Michael Sumuel as Figaro. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Joshua Radin and the Weepies: Sirius XM Coffee House presents the heartfelt singer-songwriter, co-headlining with adorable husband-and-wife indie pop folk duo of Steve Tannen and Deb Talan; Los Angeles singer-songwriter Lily Kershaw opens; the show also comes to the Fillmore in The City at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. [7:30 p.m., Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose]

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey: The New York Times writers who uncovered Harvey Weinstein’s abuses discuss their book, “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.” [7:30 p.m., Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Ives Collective: Icelandic violinist Hrabba Atladottir joins the ensemble in a concert of 20th and 21st century works by Zoltán Kodály, Erich Korngold and Peteris Vasks. [7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto]

Art Guild of Pacifica: The group’s 61st annual Members Show opens with a reception featuring live music and a showcase of work by 60th Exhibition Award artists Vadim Dymshyts, Nancy Hall, Andrew Leone and Glynis Takalo. [7 p.m., Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

Kishi Bashi: The violinist and singer-songwriter creates little symphonies based in classical music and 21st-century pop. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Bassem Youssef: The comedian who hosted a first-of-its-kind political satire show on TV in his native Egypt and is now a U.S. resident, opens a two-day standup engagement. [7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Ride: The U.K. shoegaze legends are back with “This Is Not a Safe Place,” their second album following 20-year hiatus. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Alchemy Tour: Nghtmre + Slander headline the electronic, dance show, also featuring Seven Lions, The Glitch Mob and Huxley Anne. [5 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Deadmau5: The Canadian producer brings his cube v3 tour to the South Bay. [8:30 p.m., San Jose Civic, 135 West San Carlos St.,San Jose]


Peter Frampton: The English guitar rocker’s last show of his Finale Farewell Tour includes special guests Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening and Julian Frampton. [7:30 p.m., Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord]

Filipino American Book Festival: The theme of the fifth annual two-day community event with books and authors is “Isang Mundo (One World): Humanity, Diversity, and Resistance in the Arts”; special guest is Pulitzer Prize-winner Jose Antonio Vargas. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Shanghai Quartet: The internationally acclaimed ensemble plays works by Joseph Haydn, Bedrich Semtana and Tan Du. [7:30 p.m., Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose]

Willie Nelson: The country singer with a six-decade career and 200 albums appears; the bill also features his son Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real [6:30 p.m., Frost Amphitheatre, 351 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Yerba Buena Night: The free outdoor show offers music, dance and performance by Bay Area acts including Mark Foehringer Dance Project, Post: Ballet, Greganelo Velocity Arts, SF Neo-Futurists, GRRRL Brigade, Theatre Flamenco and more. [5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Jessie Square Plaza, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Rezz: Canadian DJ-producer Isabelle Rezazadeh, known for her “body-rattling bass,” headlines a show with BlackGummy, Peekaboo and DJ Dials. [7 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Aaron Lee Tasjan: The Nashville singer-songwriter is earning good reviews for his recent release “Karma for Cheap: Reincarnated.” [9 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

South Bay Composers Concert: The big-band Nineteen Jazz Orchestra performs music submitted by composers or varied ages and levels of experience. [8 p.m., Tabard Theater, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose]

Aldous Harding: The New Zealand folk singer-songwriter takes on multiple identities in “Zoo Eyes,” a single from her newest album “Designer.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Abida Parveen: The Sufi music legend appears to benefit Developments in Literacy, an education nonprofit serving Pakistan’s most impoverished areas. [8:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Sabaton, Hammerfall: The Swedish metal bands appear on their Dominion Tour. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Faye Webster: The young singer-songwriter pays homage to Americana traditions and draws from her experiences in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene. [8 p.m., Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St., S.F.]

Henry Chadwick: The Santa Cruz singer-songwriter, musician and producer plays music that lands “somewhere between indie, garage rock, psychedelia and shimmery, sunshine-tinged power-pop.” [8 p.m., Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., S.F. ]

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