Mystery Science Theater 3000’s “Watch Out for Snakes!” live tour (with Jonah Ray, pictured) opens a two-night run at the Warfield. (Courtesy Netflix/Darren Michaels, SMPSP)

July 26-27: Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Live, Attractive Camp: Comedy Throwdown, Celebrate Janis, Arc Studio Artists Group Exhibition, Jesus Ramirez-Valles, Samantha Hunt, Beethoven Celebration


Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The first live touring production of the cult comedy show comes complete with full stage production, robots and trademark riffing by creator Joel Hodgson and new host Jonah Ray. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Attractive Camp-Comedy Throwdown: The evening features standup by host Nicole Calasich, Jesse Hett and Francesca Fiorentini. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Celebrate Janis: A collection of works by local artists devoted to the Summer of Love is the first show at a posh new gallery in the ground floor of the Avalon Ballroom, home to the advertising agency Argonaut. [6 to 9 p.m., 1268 Sutter St., S.F.]

Arc Studio Artists Group Exhibition: The show of painting, sculpture, installation, fiber works, books and photography by more than a dozen artists addressing the theme “resistance” continues through Aug. 12. [1 to 6 p.m., Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., S.F.]

Steve Treviño: The “Tex Mex” comic who bills his act as “universally relatable comedy” kicks off a four-night standup engagement, headlining a show with Jason Downs and Phil Griffiths. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Jesus Ramirez-Valles: The University of Illinois-Chicago professor and nationally recognized GLBT and Latino health advocate discusses his new book, “Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology.” [6 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Samantha Hunt: The writer discusses her new story collection “The Dark Dark” — which offers “characters on the verge: girls turning into women, women turning into deer, people doubling or becoming ghosts, and more” — with Clara Sankey. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Debbie Does Dallas-The Musical: D’Arcy Drollinger, known for riotous sendups, and OMG, I Love That Show! present the show based on the 1978 cult porn flick of the same name. [7 p.m., Oasis, 298 11th St., S.F.]


San Francisco Symphony: In “A Beethoven Celebration,” Edwin Outwater conducts the orchestra and pianist Orion Weiss in the “King Stephen” Overture, Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor,” and Symphony No. 7. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Battle of Algiers: The film, commissioned by the Algerian government in 1966 and showing the Algerian revolution from the point of view of both the revolutionaries and the French, screens during the Cinema SF “Revolution Thursdays” series. [7:30 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Guitarfish Music Festival: The seventh annual four-day event near Truckee and on South Yuba River (with music, organic food, vendors, camping, swimming and yoga) begins with and evening concert lineup featuring Joy & Madness, All Good Funk Alliance and Smoked Out Soul. [7 p.m., Cisco Grove Campground & RV Park, 48415 Hampshire Rocks Road, Cisco Grove]

The Future of Work: San Francisco Progressive Democrats host the panel (with union leader Peter Olney, consultant Matt Ranen and attorney Bill Sokol) focusing on how they help ensure “that human labor benefits everyone equally in a democratic society.” [7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

John Brothers Piano Company: The quartet, playing jazz, bebop and swing, appears as part of the Dolphina Lounge Summer Series, a residency showcasing local artists. [9 p.m., Bimbo’s, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Comedy Misfits: The Improv and Stand-Up Comedy Show includes appearances by Made Up Theatre Improv Group, Yasmine Khan, Keyshawn Thomas, Mike Evans Jr., Annick Adelle and hosts Trish Pandya and Dan Shively. [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

A Life In Waves: The film by Brett Whitcomb, exploring the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, screens as part of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Global Sounds on Screen series, with Ciani in attendance. [7:30 p.m., 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Cobb’s Summer Comedy Jam: Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh heads up the sixth annual standup event. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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