Pop Rocks, “the ultimate dance band,” kicks off Redwood City’s Music on the Square summer concert series. (Courtesy photo)

June 2-3: Music on the Square, Circus Screams, Mount Kimbie, Warplay, Colossal Clusterfest, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Code:ART, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Durand Jones & the Indications


Music on the Square: The free outdoor summer concert series opens with an appearance by the dance band Pop Rocks. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Circus Screams: The world-premiere show, with an organ quintet and circus performers from trick ponies to motorcycle stunts, is billed as a “horrifying circus music travesty.” [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.].

Mount Kimbie: The English electronic music duo (Dominic Maker and Kai Campos) — on its first North American tour in quite some time — headlines a bill with Kucka, Tirzah, Chad Salty, Prawns, Nabilard & Westall And Dj Sep. [10 p.m., 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St., S.F.]

2017 Rotunda Dance Series: Joe Goode Performance Group appears in a free presentation of excerpts of its dance-theater pieces, including a preview of the company’s new work, “Nobody Lives Here Now.” [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Warplay: New Conservatory Theatre Center begins preview performances of the world premiere by JC Lee, which is inspired by Homer’s “The Iliad” and the tale of Achilles and Patroclus. [8 p.m., 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Colossal Clusterfest: The first day of the inaugural three-day comedy and music fest features performances by Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Ice Cube and T.J. Miller. [5 to 11 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Grove and Larkin streets, S.F.]

Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon: The New York theater couple opens a three-performance run of “How Long Has This Been Going On?” a cabaret evening of stories, songs and laughs for Broadway, pop music and comedy fans. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Code-ART: The downtown Palo Alto festival showcases seven interactive new media works of art throughout the city, as well as the Murmur Wall, a purple-hued lattice of LED lights displaying search terms trending in Palo Alto; the installation will be outside City Hall’s King Plaza until October. [11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Hamilton and University avenues, Bryant, Emerson and Ramona streets, Palo Alto]

Smokey Joe’s Cafe: Broadway by the Bay opens a three-weekend run of the Tony Award-winning tribute to songwriters Leiber and Stoller, with hits from “Stand by Me” to “Yakety Yak.” [8 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Kim Epifano’s Epiphany Theater: The troupe’s premiere “Last Blue Couch in the Sky,” a two-part dance performance revealing “the cultural erasure witnessed in” the South of Market neighborhood, begins with a free walking tour (which stops at six performance locations), followed by a ticketed indoor presentation. [7 p.m., Tutubi Plaza, between Russ and Natoma Streets; 9 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Lambchop: The understated Americana-electronic band from Nashville’s new album is “For Love Often Turns Us Still,” or “FLOTUS,” displays the group’s typical “nuanced arrangements and ability to capture the eternal in life’s quotidian struggles.” [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St. S.F.]

Trey Songz: The R&B star originally from Virginia is on the “Tremaine The Album Tour.” [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Kat Robichaud: The singer presents “Misfit Cabaret Cinephilia,” a movie variety show with Oinga Boinga, Grace Bones (burlesque), Mary Vice (drag), Nina Sawant (aerial straps), Victoria Victrola, Katy Stephan, Jillian Gnarling, sax player PJ Bottoms and dancers paying tribute to cult film classics. [8 p.m., Great Star Theater, 360 Jackson St., S.F.]

Pink Floyd Concert Experience: House of Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band, plays songs from “Dark Side of the Moon,” “The Wall” and “Wish You Were Here.” [7:30 p.m., Montgomery Theater, 271 S. Market St., San Jose]


Durand Jones & The Indications: The band from Indiana plays old-school soul. [8:30 p.m., Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., S.F.]

Dancing on Waverly: The fourth annual free festival includes performances of styles from traditional Chinese folk dance to tap. [1 to 5 p.m., Waverly Place, between Sacramento and Clay streets, S.F.]

Beer Camp on Tour: The event offers hundreds of craft beers, The City’s best food trucks, live music and good times. [1 to 5 p.m., Pier 48, S.F.]

Zaccho Dance Theatre: The troupe appears in free performances of “Between Me and the Other World,” which explores W.E.B DuBois’ concept of “double consciousness.” [12:30 and 3 p.m., Joe Goode Annex, 499 Alabama St., S.F.]

Union Street Music Festival: The street’s 41st annual free summer celebration has an emphasis on local musicians this year, playing jazz, blues, country, bluegrass and more. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Union, between Gough and Fillmore streets, S.F.]

Ona Kuhn-The First Chapter: The artist leads a walk through her exhibit of nude photos, which, in part, were inspired by the “earthly delights” of Hieronymus Bosch’s gardens and frescos on the Sistine Chapel. [6 to 8 p.m., EUQINOMprojects, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

How Coffee is Made: Experts from San Francisco’s Sightglass Coffee explain how they source, roast, and brew a wondrous cup of coffee. [Noon to 3 p.m., Conservatory of Flowers, 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Mariah Parker’s Indo Latin Chamber Jazz Sextet: The pianist has assembled a band including Paul McCandless (woodwinds), Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar), Jim Hurley (violin), Kash Killion (bass) and Ian Dogole (percussion). [6 p.m., Gallery 308, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Bay Area Book Festival: The third annual event includes 200 authors, 100 literary events, a film and literature series, and 200 exhibitors, including children’s activities. [10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., varied downtown Berkeley locations, www.baybookfest.org]

Elvis Costello & The Imposters: The veteran rocker’s “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” Tour which frames selections from 1982’s “Imperial Bedroom” with other classic Costello cuts. [8 p.m., Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley]

Spirit of Brazil: ABADÁ-Capoeira, a nonprofit promoting Afro-Brazilian culture, presents an intergenerational and international cast in a fusion of contemporary and traditional Brazilian music, dance and capoeira. [5 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Beatles 50 Year Anniversary Tribute: Led by Joe Bagale, Jazz Mafia musicians play their interpretations of tunes from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

The Family Crest: The San Francisco band’s new EP “Prelude to Love” offers the tune “Mirror Love,” described by NPR as “capturing the late 1970s sounds of the Bee Gees in both beat and chorus.” [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]CalendarCircus ScreamsCode:ARTColossal ClusterfestDurand Jones & the IndicationsJerry DixonMario CantoneMount KimbieMusic on the SquareSmokey Joe's CafeWarplay

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