May 25-26: Flyaway Productions, Long Strange Trip, Jennifer Knapp, Havana D’ Primera, Mayita Rivera, Max Dashu, Madison Smartt Bell, Opera Parallele


The Right to Be Believed: Flyaway Productions’ free, outdoor site-specific dance by Jo Kreiter — which illustrates how public space must be a “proving ground for women to be taken seriously in the nation’s collective imagination” — opens a 12-performance run. [8:30 and 9:30 p.m., Outdoor wall, UC Hastings College of the Law, 333 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]

Long Strange Trip: Screening for one night only, the three-hour movie “probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the Grateful Dead in their 30-year quest for moments of collective inspiration.” [7 p.m., Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Jennifer Knapp: The Australian-American, Nashville-based folk-rock singer, a lesbian and former contemporary Christian artist, is promoting her latest release, “Love Comes Back Around. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Alonzo King LINES Ballet: The troupe’s training program’s annual spring showcase includes the most memorable works created this year and current work from alumni. [8 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Alexander Abreu (y su Havana D’ Primera) and Mayita Rivera: Opening a two-night gig, the two titans of Cuban music share the stage for the first time in San Francisco. [9 p.m., Roccapulco, 3140 Mission St., S.F.]

Serenity: Members of SF Women Artists Gallery — Guilaine Hedquist, Diane Heron, Mariya Anderson, Kylie Ball and Karen Gann — celebrate an exhibition of their work with a reception. [5:30 p.m., UCSF Women’s Health Center, floors 3-7, 2356 Sutter St., S.F.]

Elisabeth Prueitt: The in-demand Tartine Bakery pastry chef speaks at a sold-out event with Cala’s Gabriela Cámara with SF Made’s Kate Sofis. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Max Dashu: The Bay Area author and historian discusses her new book “Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion,” which “uncovers some of the authentic ethnic roots of ‘wyccecraeft,’” [6 p.m., Main Library, James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, third floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Madison Smartt Bell: The author, a National Book Award finalist for “All Souls’ Rising,” speaks about “Behind the Moon,” a “tale of a daughter’s journey into a numinous dream state, and a mother’s intuitive pilgrimage of atonement.” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Opera Parallele: The contemporary company opens a four-performance run of Philip Glass’ experimental “Les Enfants Terribles,” a multimedia piece based on Jean Cocteau’s 1929 story of a brother and sister inextricably connected through loss, “who live in a world of wild creativity and sometimes dangerous imagination.” [7:30 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

BottleRock Napa Valley 2017: Headlining acts on the first of the three-day sold-out music and wine extravaganza include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Maroon 5, Silversun Pickups, Modest Mouse, Bob Moses, Galactic, Hiss Golden Messenger and Warren G. [Noon to 10 p.m., Napa Expo, 575 Third St., Napa]

Steel City Kitty Show: The production promises the “hottest international touring burlesque and boylesque dancers, puppets, singing, sideshow, drag, contortion, and variety.” [8 p.m., Great Star Theatre, 636 Jackson St., S.F.]

ONOFF: The rock trio originally from Dublin, Ireland — now based in the Bay Area — plays to release its latest album, which was recorded in San Jose. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Jovelyn Richards: The performance artist and teacher presents “Strippin Down to Story,” a contemporary glimpse into gender and racial, economic and social politics of New York int the 1930s, presented as part of the San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival. [8 p.m., Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission St., S.F.]

K-pop Spring Showcase: Students and dance teams trained by Born Star, a New York- and Korea-based school offering vocal, dancing and acting classes and auditioning opportunities in Korean pop, perform. [6 p.m., Red Morton Rec Center, 1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City]

Abhinaya Dance Company: The San Jose-based troupe premieres “Sanchaari-Elaboration,” a work in the South Indian classical dance style Bharatanatyam, as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival. [8 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Josh Wolf: The standup comic is known for his appearances with Chelsea Handler on “Chelsea Lately” and the podcast Fairly Normal. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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