The tour of “The Sound of Music” featuring Kerstin Anderson, left, as Maria (pictured with the von Trapp children) opens in San Jose. {Courtesy Matthew Murphy)

Nov. 8-9: Sound of Music, Election Night parties, Radar Reading Series, Another Hole in the Head, Corridos The Remix, Sand Up Comedy

TUESDAY, NOV. 8

The Sound of Music: Broadway San Jose opens a brief run of a lavish new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic directed by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien and starring Kerstin Anderson. [7:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose]

Elect to Laugh: Beloved Bay Area political comedy veteran Will Durst presents a special election night edition of his show, to benefit The Marsh, a performance space for solo artists. [8 p.m., 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Election 2016 Issues and Analysis: San Francisco State University professors Francis Neely, Justin Peck, Jason McDaniel and Marcela Garcia-Castanon discuss returns. [4:10 p.m., McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Radar Reading Series: Juliana Delgado Lopera hosts the showcase of underground writers, the current installment featuring Micah Perks, Chast Joynt, Mk Chavez and Paula Morales — and free cookies. [5:45 p.m., Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

NOW Festival Election Party: The biannual Panhandle community festival hosts a free election night bash with food and live music. [6 p.m., St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk St., S.F.]

Chapel election night party: The free event includes returns on the club’s 24-foot screen, food and drink specials and, after results are in, music by DJ Jonathan Toubin. [6 p.m., 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Another Hole in the Head: The annual festival devoted to horror, sci-fi, dark fantasy and exploitation cinema screens a triple bill, starting with “Out of the Darkness,” followed by “Female Werewolf” at 7 p.m. and “Dracula’s Widow” at 9 p.m., with director Christopher Coppola attending. [5 p.m., New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.]

Corridos The Remix: The world-premiere by Luis Valdez, a fusion of music, theater, opera, mime and comedy drawn from Latino, African-American, Asian, Portuguese, and French traditions, is performed by San Jose State students. [8 p.m., Hammer Theatre Centre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9

Sand Up Comedy: Opening a two-night engagement (with free admission with RSVP), the {entertainingly hilarious” tour features five notable comedians from Saudi Arabia hosted by Ahmed Ahmed. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.; www.sandupcomedy.com]

Bombed in His Bed-The Confessions of Jewish Gangster Myer Rush: Bruce Rosen discusses his book, filled with colorful stories about his gangster uncle, who was blown up by a suspected mafia bomb, died twice en route to the hospital, but miraculously survived. [7 p.m., Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek]

Peter Cincotti: On his latest album “Long Way from Home,” the singer-songwriter says he “brings active, rhythmic piano playing back into the landscape of modern music.” [7 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

The Films of Ana Mendieta: Opening Wednesday and continuing through Jan. 17, the exhibit of 21 films focuses on the 14-year career of the Cuban-born American artist, whose interest in minimalism, performance art and feminism merged into her own “unique earth-body aesthetic.” [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Not Alone-Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces: The exhibition includes works by veteran artists addressing the topic of supporting active-duty personnel and/or veterans over long periods of time. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., SF Arts Commission Gallery, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Night Beats: The band plays “pure psychedelic R&B” on its third album “Who Sold My Generation,” which falls into the “Texan musical tradition of acid-drenched outlaw music.” [9 p.m., Brick + Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Darlingside: The indie folk band from Boston’s songs were called by one critic: “locomotive folk-pop confections so richly executed it’s hard to tell if it’s one voice or 12… they evoke both the likes of Guster and Crosby, Stills & Nash.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

The Veils: The U.K. alt rock band’s fifth album “Total Depravity” was recorded in Portugal, London, Los Angeles and upstate New York. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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