Greensky Bluegrass plays its addictive, contemporary version of the genre at the Warfield on Nov. 5. (Courtesy

Greensky Bluegrass plays its addictive, contemporary version of the genre at the Warfield on Nov. 5. (Courtesy

Nov. 4-5: En-gaged, Our Town, SF Symphony, Rotunda Dance Series, Steven Wilson, Cappella Romana, Wet, Greensky Bluegrass


Eng-aged: The group show of works by 17 Bay Area painters focusing on the concept of “what it means to be engaged” opens with a reception. [6 p.m., Studio Shop, 244 Primrose Road, Burlingame]

Our Town: Foothill Theatre Arts Department stages Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, keeping its minimalist structure, but adding modern elements. [8 p.m., Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills]

San Francisco Symphony: The program includes Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7, Michael Tilson Thomas’ “Agnegram” and Yuja Wang performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Rotunda Dance Series: Mussel Rock Cloggers appear in a free performance showcasing historical clogging and square dance as well as contemporary techniques. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Goldroom: Josh Legg has professionally been creating “modern dance music production incorporating live instrumentation” since 2011. [7 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland[

Hollywood Dreams Tour: Rapper Post Malone headlines, along with San Francisco’s Larry June, Jazz Cartier, Saint JHN and host FKi 1st. [9 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Steven Wilson: The English prog rocker, founder of Porcupine Tree, headlines; Bruce Soord, frontman of the U.K’s The Pineapple Thief, opens. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.[

Cappella Romana: The Portland-based choral ensemble leads audiences on a virtual journey to Hagia Sophia, Constantinople’s Great Church,
in a performance exploring the medieval space through voice and light. [7:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Afropop Spectacular: Mali’s Trio Da Kali, an “all-star meeting of griots with regal musical bloodlines,” shares a bill with Mahmoud Ahmed, “the Red Sea’s most seductive soul singer.” [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, near Dana Street and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley campus]

ACT Young Conservatory Cabaret: Members of American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory’s high school musical and cabaret ensembles open a four-performance run of “Celebrating Sondheim.” [5:30 p.m., Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., S.F.]

Wet: The up-and-coming Brooklyn-based trio’s “deeply-hued emotional pop” has been acclaimed by the New York Times, The Guardian, NPR and Rolling Stone included. [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

Mesalinas Operaticas: The exhibit of luminous and tactile abstract paintings by Omar Chacon opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., Fouladi Projects., 1803 Market St., S.F.]

Vienna on the Verge: The Humanities West program focusing on Vienna at the end of the 19th century (when it became a center of emerging modernism in philosophy, architecture, art, music and literature) includes a lecture by historian Gary Cohen and performance by Bruce Lamott, Helene Zindarsian, Robert Howard and Keisuke Nakagoshi. [7:30 p.m., Marines Memorial, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Amaranth Quartet: “Music of Cultural Coexistence” features music by Erwin Schulhoff, Gabriela Lena Frank and Béla Bartók. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Rotunda Dance Series: Mussel Rock Cloggers appear in a two-part narrative performance showcasing historical clogging and square dance as well as contemporary clogging techniques. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Jonathan Poretz: Back by popular demand, the singer appears in his cabaret act “Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis — When Vegas Was VEGAS!” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Beauty and the Beast: Broadway By the Bay presents the fun and family-friendly musical, adapted from the 1991 Disney film. [8 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

LSD and the Search for God: The Northern California psych-rock band headlines a show with Montreal psych rockers 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.]


Greensky Bluegrass: Band members Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin) mix “the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the spirit of rock and roll.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Museums on Us: Bank of America cardholders get free admission to Chabot Space & Science Center, Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor in the weekend promotion. [Visit]

Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival: Olive oil and olive food producers gather to share their wares in the first of a two-day event. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., B.R. Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen]

38Makers Event: The gift fair offers jewelry, bags, chocolate, wine, other gourmet gifts, home goods, apparel, body products, pet gear, kitchen accessories and stationery from local manufacturers and artisans. [1 to 4 p.m., Pinterest, 651 Brannan St., S.F.]

Instinctual Drift: The one-night, four person exhibit of works by Aaron Smith, Brad Woodfin, Jason Houchen and Valerie Pobjoy opens with a reception; proceeds go the Movember campaign to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues. [6 to 9 p.m., Heron Arts, 7 Heron St., S.F.]

The Americans: The group, performing “original rock and roll with deep roots in traditional American music,” has been praised by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett. [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Baker Street: 42nd Street Moon opens a three-weekend run of the West Coast premiere of the newly revised 1965 musical, a “mysterious and enchanting trip to the world of Sherlock Holmes.” [6 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

YBCA 100 Summit: The day of programming devoted to how culture can be a catalyst for societal change features talks and performances by artists and provocateurs including Ana Teresa Fernandez, Jeff Chang, Alicia Garza, Imani Gandy, Jen Pahlka, Taylor Mac, Chinaka Hodge and Marc Bamuthi Joseph. [12:30 to 7 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day
: The family-friendly event features hands-on activities, opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, and fun and educational entertainment. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mayes Plaza, S.F.; RSVP at]

Tommaso Ottieri-Epiphany: The artist hosts a reception to unveil his new paintings of luminous urban landscapes and interiors of old European theaters and churches. [6 to 9 p.m., CK Contemporary, 357 Geary St., S.F.]

Animal send-off
: Randall Museum’s animals — rodents, amphibians, birds — make their final appearance in their temporary residence before returning to their Corona Heights home, which has been undergoing renovation. [11 a.m., Mission Art Center, 745 Treat Ave., S.F.]

Americana Jukebox: Laura Benitez and the Heartache appear in the acoustic show. [9:30 p.m., Plough & Stars, 116 Clement St., S.F.]

Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales: The Another Hole in the Film Festival shorts program includes “Quenottes” (“Pearlies”), a horror film from the trio behind the 2014 Academy Award-winning animated short “Mr. Hublot.” [3 p.m., New People Cinema, 1746 P Post St., S.F. ]

International Taiko Festival: Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka and the S.F. Taiko Dojo, Tiffany Tamaribuchi and Sacramento Taiko Dan, Yasuhide Tanaka of Wako Daiko (from Japan), Yamasho Kai and SF Awakko Ren are on the percussion bill. [7 p.m., Capuchino High School, 1501 Magnolia Ave., San Bruno]

Golden Gate Symphony & Chorus: “Ask the Sky & the Earth,” an oratorio-cantata by composer Tony Fok and librettist Wei Su sung in Chinese, commemorates the 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution and the relocation of nearly 20 million people to work on collective farms. [7:30 p.m., Mission Dolores, 3321 16th St., S.F.]

Peter Hook & The Light: The band is performing Joy Division and New Order’s classic “Substance” compilations in their entireties. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Gryffin: The act is the project of New York-based Dan Griffith, who “combines original instruments to produce slick, soulful dance music in the form of electronic and bass-influenced songs.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
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