“The Making of A Great Moment,” a comedy written for Danny Scheie, left, and Aysan Celik, is onstage at Z Space. (Courtesy Meghan Moore)

July 27-28: The Making of A Great Moment, G-Eazy, Summer of Love conference, Stanford Summer Jazz, Refugees without Refuge, San Francisco Symphony, Madeline Kenney

THURSDAY, JULY 27

The Making of A Great Moment: The world premiere by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb was written specifically for the comedy talents of Danny Scheie and Aysan Celik, who portray two Canadian actors on an extensive tour of their play, “Great Moments in Human Achievement,” across the United States … by bicycle. [7 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

G-Eazy: The Oakland-bred multi-platinum rapper/producer offers a sneak preview of tracks from his upcoming album “The Beautiful and Damned” at an event for fans ages 21 and older. [5 to 6 p.m., Bevmo! Jack London Square, 525 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Views on the Summer of Love: Scholars from Stanford, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State join academics in the opening talk of the conference “Rethinking the Counterculture/Rethinking the Summer of Love” hosted by Northwestern/San Francisco and the California Historical Society. [6 p.m., 678 Mission St., S.F.]

Stanford Summer Jazz: Brass Magic, a Bay Area brass and horns band merging hip-hop, rock, R&B, soul, world and electronic dance music into a contemporary sound, appears in the sixth of 10 free seasonal concerts. [6 p.m., Plaza, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto]

Movies on the Square: The free summer outdoor film series presents the PG-rated “Moana,” the popular Disney feature about a spirited teenager who sets sail in search of a fabled island. [8:45 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Refugees Without Refuge: Subhi Nahas, a Syrian refugee and founder of Spectra Project, which assists LGBTQ refugees from the Middle East, tells stories about efforts to help resettle people in the particularly vulnerable population. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post 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.]

FRIDAY, JULY 28

Madeline Kenney: Noise Pop presents a free show with the Seattle-born, Oakland-based multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter playing “elegant shoegaze” with “star-power vocals.” [7 p.m., Hotel Zetta, 55 Fifth St., S.F.]

Avenged Sevenfold: The metal band from Southern California is appearing on its The Stage World Tour with openers A Day To Remember. [6:30 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

BigPicture: The California Academy of Sciences opens its annual photography exhibit highlighting the best in wildlife and conservation photography from around the planet, a collection of the 48 top images from the fourth annual BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Arturo Sandoval: The 10-time Grammy-winning trumpet and flugelhorn player, famed protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, opens a three-night engagement. [8 and 10 p.m., Yoshis, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Rex Suru & Cherubim Vibes: The Afro-roots reggae band from Nigeria blends West African beats with Jamaican ska and promotes spiritual, political and social values. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Caitlin Mahoney: The New York-based singer songwriter has been described as “powerful and soulful — a mix of Adele and Fiona Apple.” [9:30 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St., Oakland]

MACBITCH: The Breadbox opens a four-weekend run of the world premiere by Oren Stevens (assisted by director Ariel Craft), described as “a wildly creative hybrid of new work, adaptation and classical text, featuring an all female cast of 10.” [8 p.m., Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Van Jones: The renowned activist, CNN commentator and New York Times bestselling author headlines the tour, a benefit for his nonprofit Dream Corps, which is working to solve America’s problems through increased dialogue and engagement. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

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