“Nutz RE-Mixed!,” a family show billed as “a 21st century spin on the classic Nutcracker,” is the first professional production to grace the newly revitalized (and under new management) Hammer Theatre in San Jose. (Courtesy Cliff Warner)

Nov. 18-19: Nutz Re-Mixed!, Bayview Tree Lighting, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, Trails and Ways, Red Fang, Jakubi, Great Dickens Fair

FRIDAY, NOV. 18

Nutz Re-Mixed!: Tandy Beal’s dazzling and critically acclaimed family show, called a “Nutcracker for the 21st century,” and featuring music by a cappella ensemble SoVoSo, kicks off a three-weekend run. [7 p.m., Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

Community Tree Lighting: The annual event includes music, holiday cheer, crafts, local food, art vendors and a ceremonial lighting with Supervisor Malia Cohen; a party follows. [5 p.m., Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St., S.F.]

Marc Bamuthi Joseph: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents the poet performer in the world premiere of “/peh-LO-tah/,” a dance-theater piece billed as “a futbol framed freedom suite.” [8 p.m., YBCA Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon: Jesu, an experimental act headed by Justin Broadrick, and Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek’s folk outfit, co-headline; their self-titled debut collaboration was released in January. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Trails and Ways: The North Oakland guitar pop and bossa nova band headlines; Makeunder, an Oakland art pop outfit headed by Hamilton Ulmer, opens. [9 p.m., Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Red Fang: The Portland-based metal band known for its funny videos is promoting the 2016 album “Only Ghosts.” [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

TILT! Stand-Up Comedy and Storytelling: This month, the every third Friday event in the pinball parlor features Mary Van Note, Aviva Siegel, Scott Vermeire, Michael Capozzola and Jennifer Dronsky. [8 p.m., Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St., Alameda]

Jakubi: The Australian band, opening for Houston soul group The Suffers, describes its sound as what you get when you “mix Maroon 5, Bruno Mars and a dash of Justin Timberlake.” [9 p.m,, Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Tom Hamilton’s American Babies: The jam band appears in “Masquerade Ball of Light and Dark” with special guest Bob Weir. [9 p.m., Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley]

SATURDAY, NOV. 19

The Great Dickens Fair: The annual participatory holiday party, which runs weekends through Dec, 18, recreates Victorian London with theater, authentic dancing and sumptuous feasting and shopping. [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City]

Pier 39 Tree Lighting: A 60-foot tree will be illuminated at 6 p.m., preceded by seasonal festivities including performances by “The Lion King” cast. [2 to 6:30 p.m., Pier 39, Embarcadero, S.F.]

Entanglement: 3Girls Theatre opens a 10-week run of AJ Baker’s “play about a play about the quantum mechanics of love.” [8 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]


Arturo O’Farrill
: San Francisco Performances presents the solo jazz pianist and composer, whose expansive repertoire is described as stylistically “pan-Latin.” [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Bay Area Children’s Theatre: The troupe stages a streamlined, child-friendly version of the exuberant Broadway musical “Seussical.” [10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Children’s Creativity Museum Theater, 221 Fourth St, S.F.]

San Francisco Opera Chorus: “Out of the Shadows” features the group’s 48 members in varied ensemble combinations singing operatic and other material, from Brahms and Wagner to Stravinsky and gospel. [7 p.m., Taube Atrium Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Public Glass’ The Libation Series: The benefit event includes live glassblowing demonstrations, a silent auction of one-of-a-kind glassware and wine for purchase. [4 to 7 p.m., Public Glass, 1750 Armstrong Ave., S.F.]

Myra Melford: Cal Performances presents the inventive pianist and composer in her genre-blending opus “Language of Dreams.” [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, near Bancroft Way and Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Santa Train: The Napa Valley Wine Train kicks off seasonal rides (continuing most days through Dec. 29), which include visits with Santa; fares start at $55. [5 and 8 p.m. daily, 1275 McKinstry St., Napa; reserve at www.winetrain.com]

The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra: Voice actors Janet Varney, John Michael Higgins, Mindy Sterling, Dante Basco and Dan Parsons of Nickelodeon’s animated series appear, presented by Friends for Benefits and the Cartoon Art Museum. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Mary Fahl: The singer-songwriter, formerly of the 1990s New York City-based folk-chamber outfit October Project, is known for her magnificent vocals. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

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