Colin Creveling, left, and Paul Loper appear in “Rainbow Logic,” a tribute to Remy Charlip, opening Friday at CounterPulse. (Courtesy Robbie Sweeny)

Nov. 3-4: The Mess, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Glen Phillips, Get Known Everywhere, Wild Reeds, Rush, Rainbow Logic-Arm in Arm with Remy Charlip

THURSDAY, NOV. 3

The Mess: The sketch comedy collective of “rabble rousers and self-styled iconoclasts,” which has “been serving up fresh, original entertainment in the Bay since 2011,” opens a two-weekend run. [8 p.m., Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

John Cleese and Eric Idle: The comic greats and founding members of Monty Python appear in “Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time,” a scripted and improvised show with storytelling, music, “exclusive footage and aquatic juggling.” [7:30 p.m., Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., S.F.]

Glen Phillips: The singer-songwriter of Toad The Wet Sprocket fame has a new solo LP “Swallowed by the New,” about which one critic wrote: “Songwriting-wise, Phillips continues to come off like an American answer to Crowded House’s Neil Finn.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Helping Rhinos: James Danoff-Burg, researcher and founder of the U.S. branch of the organization dedicated to ensuring survival of rhinos and other wildlife, is featured in a conservation speaker series. [6:30 p.m., Oakland Zoo. 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland]

Get Known Everywhere: Jill Lublin, the author of “Guerrilla Publicity,” shares simple strategies to help small businesses go from unknown to newsworthy. [5:30 p.m. Latino/Hispanic Room, Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

The Wild Reeds: The Los Angeles-based alt-folk group with Sharon Silva, Kinsey Lee and Mackenzie Howe headlines; Bay area based, soulful folk-rock and newgrass band Steep Ravine opens. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Monir Farmanfarmaian: “Convertible,” an exhibition of works by the acclaimed Iranian artist, who creates mirrored, jewel-like reliefs of interlocking elements, opens with a reception. [5:30 p.m., Haines Gallery, 49 Geary St., fifth floor, S.F.]

Revolution Times: The exhibition, which focuses on 1960s and 1970s radical newspapers, is the subject of a gallery talk by Black Panther Party historian Billy X Jennings, followed by a reception. [3:30 to 5 p.m., Design Gallery, Fine Arts Building, SFSU, 1756 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Rural Abstraction: The show of recent paintings of rural landscapes by Deladier Almeida opens with a reception and book signing. [5:30 p.m., Caldwell Snyder Gallery, 341 Sutter St., S.F.]

Cave Singers
: With the 2015 release “Banshee,” the Seattle indie rockers return to their original three-piece lineup: vocalist-songwriter Pete Quirk, guitarist Derek Fudesco and drummer Marty Lund. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.[

Rush-Time Stand Still: The documentary covers the prog-rock, metal band’s 40th anniversary tour and its unique relationship with devoted fans. [7:30 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Jonathan Poretz
: The singer opens a two performance run of his cabaret show “Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis — When Vegas Was VEGAS!” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Marietta Harris: The local author and motivational speaker launches her new mystery “Thou Shalt Kill.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda]

FRIDAY, NOV. 4

Rainbow Logic-Arm in Arm with Remy Charlip: The world premiere by Eye Zen is a multidisciplinary piece celebrating the life and legacy of dancer, choreographer, children’s book author and illustrator Remy Charlip. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Marga Gomez: The beloved Bay Area comic artist opens “Latin Standards,” her 12th and “perhaps final solo show” in which she portrays her blustering immigrant dad and “recreates her attempt to honor his memory by launching a hipster comedy night at the struggling legendary Latino drag club.” [8 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Wild Wild Horse: The rising British indie-rockers open a show with headliners From Indian Lakes, an indie-folk-rock-emo band from the Yosemite National Park area. [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

ArtWorlds: The showcase features a performance Melody of China, a presentation of artwork by Shu Shin Zhe and a reception with Chinese cuisine. [6 to 8:30 p.m., Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Murdered to Death!: The 16th Street Players open a free, three-weekend run of the Agatha Christie spoof, a “dangerously delicious trip back into 1950s British society and a night in a country house of not-so-polite dining and death.” [7:30 p.m., Mission Dolores Academy Auditorium, 3371 16th St., S.F.]

Terra Ingonita-Through the Waves: UpLift Physical Theatre and DIVAfest present the intimate play (with an all-female team of acrobatic artists) about a woman’s journey after the disappearance of her soul-mate. [8 p.m., Exit Studio, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Indian Market: The third annual sale features jewelry, baskets, prints, and other modern interpretations of Indian artistry created by artist from the California Indian community. [3 to 9 p.m., Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland]

LSD and the Search for God: The Northern California psych-rock band headlines a show with Elephant Stone, Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show and DJ Ricky Maymi of Brian Jonestown Massacre. [9 p.m., Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., S.F.]

Rise Up Tour: The metalcore double bill features co-headliners The Devil Wears Prada and Memphis May Fire, with Silverstein and Like Moths to Flames opening. [6:30 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Mill Valley Philharmonic: The orchestra begins its 17th season of free concerts with a program of works by Shostakovich, Bernstein, Ralph Vaughan Williams and a premiere by Beth Custer and Bernard Weiner. [8 p.m., Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave,, Mill Valley]

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