The hit Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast” is onstage for a limited run at the Orpheum Theatre. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy)

June 29-30: Beauty and the Beast, Femi Kuti, Shark Week, Robert Buelteman’s Peninsula, Swan Huntley, The Rules, Alan Cumming

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

Beauty and the Beast: Opening for a 16-performance run, the popular Disney musical tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell. [7:30 p.m., SHN Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., S.F.]

Femi Kuti & The Postive Force: The Nigerian afrobeat and jazz artist was born in London, raised in Lagos and is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Shark Week: Aquarium of the Bay has transformed its Bay Lab into the Shark Lab for a week, offering presentations focusing on what makes these prehistoric creatures so special. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Pier 39, S.F.]

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Fathom Events and TCM’s Big Screen Classics series presents the 1971 movie starring Gene Wilder as the inventive candy man. [2 and 7 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Who Speaks for the Land?Robert Buelteman’s Peninsula: Opening today and running through October, the museum show compiles the fine art photographer’s favorite 19 black and white environmental images of San Mateo County. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Super Shangri-La Show: The series showcasing cheesy, hard-to-find cult films screens a Cornel Wilde double-feature with “The Naked Prey” and “Gargoyles.” [7:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Swan Huntley: The Oakland writer reads from her debut novel “We Could Be Beautiful,” described as a “spellbinding, psychological” story of a wealthy woman who has everything, but can trust no one. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

The Rules: SF Playhouse stages the world premiere of a play by Dipika Guha about how three old friends must navigate their relationships after they all fall in love with the same mysterious man. [7 p.m., Children’s Creativity Museum Theater, 221 Fourth St., S.F.]


THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Alan Cumming: The Tony Award-winner, appearing with his longtime music director Lance Horne and cellist Eleanor Norton, celebrates his new album “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs.” [8 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

3 Leg Torso: The violin, cello and accordion trio calls its concert “Cinematic Chamber Music with Punk Attitude.” [7:30 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St,, S.F.]

Stanley Kubrick-The Exhibition: The extensive show dedicated to the legendary filmmaker’s life and work — with 800 objects including plans, notes, correspondence, scripts and more — opens. [11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Of Poetry and Protest-From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin: Tamara Cushway and Michael Warr host readings by devorah major, CS Giscombe and Al Young to launch the anthology of works by African-American poets. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbuis Ave., S.F.]

Phil Hanley: The headlining “modern comedian” originally from Vancouver tweeted: “Just saw a white guy with a man bun made dreads it inspired the phase ‘the worst of both worlds.’”; Natasha Muse and Kristee Ono open. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Inside Out: The library’s Summer Movie Series for all ages screens the excellent Pixar movie about the changing emotions inside an 11-year-old girl’s head. [5:30 p.m., Meeting Room, S.F. Library, Potrero Branch, 1616 20th St., S.F.]

Eating Pasta Off the Floor: Maria Grazia Affinito has extended her one-woman show, a story of growing up in an immigrant poor family while facing the generational conflicts unique to mothers and their daughters. [8 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Fearless Women Founders on Succeeding in Tech World: Industry executives and/or founders Amanda Kahlow (6sense). Mada Seghete (Branch Metrics), Promise Phelon (TapInfluence) and Caitlin MacDonald (cred—Moderato) share their experiences in the panel discussion. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]


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