“GLASSlands,” a premiere by Printz Dance Project (Stacey Printz, center) is onstage at Z Space. (Courtesy Jeff Zender)

May 4-5: Printz Dance Project, Star Wars Day, Hillsong Young & Free, Idan Raichel, Open Boundaries, Maurice Tani

THURSDAY, MAY 4

Printz Dance Project: The troupe presents the premiere of Stacey Printz’s “GLASSlands” an exploration of “proximity, visibility, technology and intimacy,” which uses a big, clear bubble as a set piece. [8 p.m., Z Space, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

Star Wars Day: The “May the Fourth Be With You” event includes a dance party with DJs, a film fest, costume contest and virtual reality. [6 p.m., Great Northern, 119 Utah St., S.F.]

Idan Raichel: The Israeli singer-songwriter and a musician, known for his distinctive fusion of electronics and Hebrew texts, is on his intimate “Piano Songs” tour. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

Hillsong Young & Free: The contemporary Christian pop group from Sydney, Australia was nominated for a Grammy for the 2016 album “Youth Revival.” [7 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Camera as Witness: “Eleanor Roosevelt: Close to Home,” about the first lady, and “Sing Your Song,” about performer-activist Harry Belafonte, screen in a program on human rights with a talk by Ramona Tascoe, a participant of the SFSU Black Student Union strike in 1968. [7 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University]

Jennifer Chambliss Berman: The award-winning young adult author of the San Francisco-set “Book Scavenger” is promoting its sequel, “The Unbreakable Code” [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., S.F.]

Open Boundaries: The show by Washington-based sculptor Julie Speidel, whose works are inspired by influences ranging from antiquity into 20th century modernism, opens with a reception. [5:30 p.m., Caldwell Snyder, 341 Sutter St., S.F.]

Twins: The premiere by playwright Stuart Bousel sourced from Greek mythology is about young gods Artemis and Apollo, who begin as promising forces for light, but evolve into terrifying powers of devastation. [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, MAY 5

Maurice Tani: The Bay Area alt-country stalwart plays an electric and acoustic concert featuring favorite old tunes and new material from his eighth album “The Lovers Card,” a nuanced collection with jazz influences, rock, blues and country. [8 p.m,, Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Eichler Homes-Modernism for the Masses: Curator Steve Eichler, grandson of Joesph Eichler, appears at an opening reception for the exhibit, which includes photos, mid-modern iconic furniture and memorabilia that illustrates the architect-developer’s impact on the Bay Area from 1949 to 1974. [5 to 7 p.m., Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Smuin: The contemporary ballet troupe concludes its 23rd season with a program including premieres by Trey McIntyre and Smuin dancer Nicole Haskins as well as Amy Seiwert’s “Broken Open.” [8 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

The Chainsmokers: The producer duo (Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall) of “Closer” fame open a two-night sold out engagement. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

James McCartney
: The singer-songwriter — dedicated to “cathartic, heartfelt and true” music — is promoting his second album “The Blackberry Train”; Anna Rose and Gutter Swan open. [9 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

Lewis Watson: The English singer-songwriter (and YouTube sensation who started out as HolyLoowis) is on tour with his debut album “midnight.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Leela James, Daley: The R&B singer whose new sixth album is “Did It for Love” appears on The Undeniable Tour with the U.K. singer-songwriter, who recently teamed with Jill Scott on “Until the Pain Is Gone.” [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Mr. Woke Swole Bae Competition 17
: The sketch comedy troupe Mission CNTRL hosts the pageant to name the contestant who’s the most “woke” (politically aware), “swole” (fit and ripped) and “bae” (sexy and emotionally sensitive young man). [7 to 10 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

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