RAWdance presents “Double Exposure,” an evening-length work featuring 12 duets created by different choreographers, all danced by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein. (Courtesy Margo Moritz)

RAWdance presents “Double Exposure,” an evening-length work featuring 12 duets created by different choreographers, all danced by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein. (Courtesy Margo Moritz)

July 28-29: RAWdance, Avi Wisnia, Garrett + Moulton Productions, Much Ado About Lebowski, Carmen Lynch, Pink Martini

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Double Exposure: RAWdance opens a four-concert engagement of the performance featuring dancers Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein in 12 duets by different West Coast choreographers (or choreographic teams). [8 p.m, ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Avi Wisnia: The singer-songwriter plays original songs and inventive covers, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic folk, 1950s West Coast jazz and contemporary pop; singer-songwriter Ed Johnson opens. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Garrett + Moulton Productions: Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton premiere “Speak, Angels,” an evening-length work for 36 dancers, singers and instrumentalists exploring humans’ capacity to access strength when faced with hardship. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 701 Misssion St., S.F.]

Much Ado About Lebowski: Young Performer’s Theatre opens its encore production — “a ‘Comedy of Errors’ that’s a mishmash of an old Elizabethan text and the movies ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Raising Arizona’” — with a preview performance. [8 p.m., Fort Mason, Building C, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Market Street Prototyping Festival Open House: The community engagement preview event exhibits plans for some 40 art installations being considered for placement on Market Street. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

Carmen Lynch: The comedian — who jokes that she’s dating the old-fashioned way, not online but by “just walking outside and hoping” — opens a three-day stand-up engagement. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Pink Martini: The jazzy, genre-crossing combo with singer Storm Large and guest vocalist Ari Shapiro appears with the San Francisco Symphony. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Hearts of Palm: Central Works stages the new comedy by Patricia Milton in which “unrequited love meets unregulated capitalism.” [8 p.m., Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley]

Shapeshifting: A show of drawings by Yolanda Ramirez and Evelyn Reyes opens with a reception. [7 to 9 p.m., Creativity Explored Gallery, 3245 Sixteenth St., S.F.]

History and Context of WPA Murals: San Francisco Heritage’s lecture series hosts National Park Service Ranger David Pelfrey speaking on New Deal-era federal arts projects in The City, using the Bathhouse Building as a case study. [6 p.m., Maritime Museum, 900 Beach St., S.F.]

Amber Cady Pop Up Narrative: The San Francisco artist and mental health professional artist explores story structure and communication in an experimental event creating short form fiction for film. [7 to 9 p.m., Royal NoneSuch Gallery, 4231 Telegraph Ave, Oakland]

FRIDAY, JULY 29

Wild Boy: The play — which tells the story of a couple who learn that their toddler may be autistic and that of Peter “the Wild Boy,” an 18th century child found mute and feral in the woods by King George I — opens, with a reception following the show. [8 p.m., Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Juliette Aristides: The co-founder of the DaVinci Initiative (which works to bring skill-based art instruction into public education) launches her book “Lessons in Classical Painting” and exhibit of her work with a reception. [6 p.m., John Pence Gallery, 750 Post St., S.F.]

Curious World Tour: Curious George, the beloved monkey of children’s book fame (who turns 75 this year) comes to town in a vehicle that unfolds to create a fun learning environment for children and families. [Noon to 6 p.m., Jack London Square, Broadway and the Embarcadero, Oakland]

Firkin Friday: Anchor Brewing is promoting its Christmas Ale with a “Christmas in July” pouring event. [5:30 to 9 p.m., Anchor Beer Garden at The Yard, Third Street and Terry A. Francois Blvd., S.F.]

The National: The acclaimed indie rock band originally from Cincinnati plays a sold-out concert. [8 p.m., Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley]

Art Night SF: Artists and community members host interactive activities, outdoor exhibitions, performances, family-friendly offerings and more in the first event of the summer series, which is celebrating its second anniversary. [5 to 9 p.m., UN Plaza, Seventh and Market streets, S.F.]

An Italian Journey: American Bach Soloists violinist Robert Mealy lectures about the legacies of Corelli, Vivaldi and other Italian composers in a talk preceding the group’s festival, which opens Aug. 5. [6:30 p.m., Istituto Italiano Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Native Elements: The reggae group plays a free “Music in the Square” evening concert. [6 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

The Photography of Sharon Risedorph: The exhibit of haunting images of decayed, forgotten factories and manufacturing plants from around the Bay Area opens with a reception. [11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Back to the Picture SOMA, 83 10th St., S.F.]

Never Forever: The show of paintings by Gina M. Contreras and Karen Thomas, which addresses who memories form the human experience, opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia St., S.F.]

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