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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