Preschoolers can see their favorite TV characters live in Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour in San Jose. (Courtesy Amanda Rowan/ Disney)

Preschoolers can see their favorite TV characters live in Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour in San Jose. (Courtesy Amanda Rowan/ Disney)

Nov. 18-20: Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour, End of Life Resource Fair, Castle in the Sky, Marion Nestle, Sonics, Esperanza Spalding, Bandstand, Volti and Left Coast Ensemble, Good Charlotte, Thanks to Hank


Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour: The 90-minute interactive concert experience for kids and families features live appearances by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Vampirina and Fancy Nancy from the hit TV show for preschoolers. [3:30 p.m., City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose]

End-of-Life Resource Fair: “Embracing the Journey” is the fourth annual program addressing death, grief and spirituality, including a 1 p.m. talk by Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, author of “Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life.” [9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Castle in the Sky: The film by master animator Hayao Miyazaki about youngsters with a magic crystal screens in an English dubbed version with voices of Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman and Mark Hamill. [12:55 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Century 9 San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Marion Nestle: The nutritionist discusses her new book, “Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat,” presented by the Forum at Grace Cathedral. [9:30 a.m., 1100 California St., S.F.]

Helga & Esther-Stockholm 1944: Cristina García’s new play, which “explores art, allegiances and mystical women during dangerous times” is presented in staged reading. [1 and 5 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

The Sonics: The no-frills garage rockers from Tacoma reformed in 2007 after a 40-year hiatus. [8 p.m., Independent 628 Divisidero St., S.F.]

Notes for Nourishment Concert: The free performance with folk and classical music features guitarists Nicholas and Conor Padmanabhan, clarinetist Asaf Ophir, harpist Anna Maria Mendieta and pianist Donna Stoering. [4 p.m., Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 St., S.F.]

Redemption of a Dogg: The play by Je’Caryous Johnson starring Snoop Dogg, Tamar Braxton and Eric Benet is a semi-autobiographical musical about a rapper who is faced with choosing between fame and fortune over love and family. [7:30 p.m., Paramount, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Chaya Bhuvaneswar: The writer discusses her award-winning debut story collection “White Dancing Elephants,” which puts the spotlight on women of color facing sexual harassment and racial violence. [4 p.m., Bindery, 1727 Haight St., S.F.]


Esperanza Spalding: The jazz bassist and singer is doing 12 unique pop-up shows across North America that mirror tracks off her latest project, “12 Little Spells.” [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Bandstand: Fathom Events broadcasts a performance of the Broadway show directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler about a motley crew of veterans in 1945 who form a musical group in an attempt to win a national competition. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Volti and Left Coast Ensemble: In “The Tower and the Garden,” the vocal and chamber group perform premieres by Gregory Spears, Laurie San Martin and Addie Camsuzou as well as Britten’s “Phantasy Quartet.” [7:30 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Food for Thought: Neil Thapar of Sustainable Economies Law Center and Adrionna Fike of Mandela Grocery Cooperative and others discuss equitable economic models in a talk presented by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture. [6 p.m., Port Commision Hearing Room, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Tori Kelly: The pop-gospel singer and “American Idol” reject appears in a sold-out show on her “Hiding Place” tour. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Good Charlotte: The pop-punk rockers’ new album “Generation Rx” addresses big issues such as the opioid epidemic and mass tragedy, in hopeful songs speaking to the younger generation. [7 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Thanks to Hank Kickoff for Kickstarter: A benefit event to celebrate the life of a storied Tenderloin hero will help fund an upcoming documentary on Hank Wilson, one of The City’s preeminent LGBTQ activists, who died in 2008. [6 to 9 p.m., Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St., S.F.]

Transgender Day of Remembrance: A program to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to continued violence endured by the transgender community is preceded by a 5:30 p.m. march beginning at City Hall. [6 p.m., UC Hastings, 198 McAllister St., S.F.]

Death Valley Girls
: The rock-psych-pop-proto-metal group calls its sound “California doom boogie.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

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