June 15-16: Wind Stations, Fresh Meat Festival, Love is Love Pride Celebration, Audium 10, Rick Estrin, Five Alarm Funk, Eat, Drink, Design, Linda May Han Oh

THURSDAY, JUNE 15

Wind Stations: The interdisciplinary dance performance created in Japan and San Francisco explores stories behind missing people, including Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader, who disappeared in 1975 while sailing, Japanese hot air balloonist Michio Kanda, who was last seen off the coast of Alaska in 2008. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Fresh Meat Festival: The three-night extravaganza of trans and queer performance, billed as “the Bay Area’s artistic antidote to Trump,” is “star-studded” and features vogue dance, boy bands, hip-hop, gay opera and more. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Love is Love Pride Celebration
: The fund-raiser for the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD includes a pop-up art gallery and performances by the ladies of AsiaSF, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and DJ J Espinosa. [5 to 7 p.m., Westfield Centre, Level 4, 865 Market St., S.F.]

Audium 10: The theater, known for 40 years of pioneering the exploration of space in music, offers a new show, in which listeners, in total darkness, are “immersed in natural and urban sounds from across the globe.” [8:30 p.m., 1616 Bush St., S.F.]

Lakou Mizik: The collection of Haitian musicians (which formed after the 2010 earthquake and represents a cross section of generations, faiths and musical styles) released its debut album “Wa Di Yo” in 2016. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Smoked Out Soul: The 2-year-old “bass-heavy future funk and soul celebration” with DJ guitarist Zebuel, trumpeter DJ Will Magid, DJ Fox, drummer Paul Oliphant and percussionist Enrique Padilla moves to Thursday nights. [9 p.m., Monarch, 101 Sixth St., S.F.]

RiffTrax Live-Summer Shorts Beach Party!: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame) along with MST3K alumni provide funny commentary on bizarre shorts and goofy educational bits in the show, being broadcast from Nashville. [8 p.m. Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; and Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Comedy Returns to El Rio!: The eighth annual Obligatory June Gay Comedy Show includes standup by Tom Ammiano, Mimi Gonzalez, Ronn Vigh, Nick Leonard and Lisa Geduldig. [8 p.m., 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats: Led by harmonica icon, vocalist and songwriter Estrin, the Sacramento-based band serves up blues with a shot of rock. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Five Alarm Funk: Despite its name, the Juno-nominated band incorporates Gypsy rock, Latin music, ska and even prog-metal into its groove. [9:30 p.m., Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Eat, Drink, Design: The San Francisco Design Week happy hour event offers information from experts about what it takes — from logo creation to furniture selection to menu development — to design a restaurant. [5:30 p.m., Tratto, The Marker, 501 Geary St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Linda May Han Oh: The bassist, who has worked with Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron and Joe Lovano, leads her band — Ben Wendel on tenor sax, Matthew Stevens on guitar and Eric Doob on drums — in a show promoting her acclaimed recording “Walk Against Wind.” [7 and 8:30 p.m., SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Friday Night at the Art Center: The free reception opens the exhibit “Michael Light: Planetary Landscape” with a photo booth, art activities, a cash bar and food available for purchase. [7 to 10 p.m., Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto]

Mipso: The Chapel Hill quartet’s anticipated new album “Coming Down The Mountain” is described as “progressive-Americana or roots-progressive.” [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

World Refugee Day: The afternoon of cultural performances, food, music, speakers, and talent and costume shows celebrates the courage and contributions of refugees, and reaffirm San Francisco’s commitment to remaining a Sanctuary City. [Noon to 3:30 p.m., 1850 Mission St., S.F.]

The Graduate: The novel, which became an Oscar-winning movie that made Dustin Hoffman a star, comes to the stage in a Palo Alto Players presentation, opening a three-week run with a preview performance. [8 p.m., Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

Ten Fé: The up-and-coming London indie pop duo (Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan), on its first U.S. tour, plays Popscene; Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark opens. [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Higher Gas Taxes in California?: The panel, subtitled “Bridging the Gap in Funding for Transportation,” features keynote speaker Jim Beall, chairman of the California Senate Transportation and Housing Committee and as well as Norman Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation. [9 to 11:30 a.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Dawn and Hawkes: Austin-based singer-songwriters Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes make up the indie Americana duo, which made a splash on “The Voice” playing a cover of The Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” [8 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’: The great blues musicians, with a full band, are playing new music from “TajMo,” their first album as a duo. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]


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