March 24-25: Nava Dance Collective, Old 97’s, Tony Conrad, Nora, Setup, Carpenter Brut, Jackie Greene, Helia Music Collective

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Nava Dance Collective: The troupe presents “Transcendence: Charkh e Falak (Turning of The Cosmos),” an installation in honor of Nowruz (the Persian new year), in a free Rotunda Dance Series show. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Old 97’s: The Dallas-based alt country pioneers led by Rhett Miller are promoting their latest album ““Graveyard Whistling,” about which one critic wrote: It might be its “most country record in years, while maintaining sticky sweet melodies the band has always nailed.” [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Tony Conrad-Completely in the Present: Director Tyler Hubby appears at a screening of his film, a “rich and loving portrait” of Conrad, an avant garde composer, filmmaker, conceptual artist, media activist and radical mathematician. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Nora: Shotgun Players open their stage production of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” adapted by Ingmar Bergman and translated by Fredrick J. Marker and Lisa-Lone Marker. [8 p.m., Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: The showcase of “the latest” in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information for participants in Sunday’s run is free and open to the public. [3 to 7 p.m., Pier 35, S.F.]

The Setup: The weekly underground craft beer and comedy show features hosts Richard Sarvate and Abhay Nadkarn and guest performers Dan Linley, Shanti Charan, Stroy Moyd, Max Rosenblum and Stephen Nicks. [7:45 p.m., Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement, 222 Hyde St., S.F.]

Carpenter Brut: The French synthwave artist came to attention with the “sci-fi-meets-grindcore video clip ‘Turbo Killer.’” [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Jackie Greene: The Brooklyn-based “cowboy poet” opens a three-night Bay Area residency in which he’s dedicating each performance to a particular album, starting with “Gone Wanderin.’” [9 p.m., Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley]

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Helia Music Collective: The new group dedicated to promoting women in music and Siroko Duo play contemporary works by women composers for two flutes, including premieres by Chelsea Loew and Emma Logan, and pieces by Julie Barwick, Shulamit Ran, Izabel Austin, Jane Rigler and Brandy Hudelson. [7:30 p.m., Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., S.F.]

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players: The new music group hosts a season-end celebration, performing music by Stravinsky, Ligeti, Evans, Harrison and Zorn. [3:30 p.m., Schroeder’s, 240 Front St., S.F.]

Panic at the Disco!: The pop rock band led by Brendon Urie is touring to promote its Frank Sinatra-inspired album “Death of a Bachelor.” [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Art Talk at S.F. Maritime Museum: In “Onshore Winds and Offshore Account,” artists Lauren Hartman and Martin Machado discuss capturing sights and subjects at ports of call all over the world in paintings, drawings and photographs. [1 p.m., S.F. Maritime Museum, 900 Beach St., S.F.]

Patton Oswalt: On his Twitter account, the stand-up comedian calls himself “a former wedding deejay from Northern Virginia.” [7 and 9:30 p.m., Masonic, 1110 California St., S.F.]

Paula West
: The beloved Bay Area cabaret singer appears with the Adam Shulman Quartet in a concert of personal and fan favorites to benefit the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation. [8 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Ragazzi
: The Boys Chorus and alumni in Continuo appear in “Gloria!,” featuring music by Haydn, Vivaldi, Rachmaninoff, Chesnokov, Bach and folk tunes from Latvian and Estonia. [7:30 p.m., Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara]

Thomas John
: The celebrity psychic medium will deliver messages from the “other side” to members of the audience. [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Gwenael Rattke: The Berlin-based graphic artist speaks about “San Francisco Reverberation,” a handmade collage and screen-print volume drawing inspiration and research from San Francisco’s queer, underground zine culture. [4 p.m., Main Library, fifth floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Temirzhan Yerzhanov
: The award-winning pianist plays a free concert and shares advice for music students. [7:30 p.m., Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Notable Women of San Mateo County: Offered in conjunction with the exhibit “Peninsula at War: San Mateo County’s World War II Legacy,” the program focuses on women’s experiences during the era. [1 p.m., San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

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