Oct. 10-11: Terror Vault, Thelonious Monk Birthday Concert, Beak>, Fan Shigang, Celebrity Pool Toss, Nitro Circus, San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, Zaccho Dance Theatre, Best of Fringe, Noises Off


Terror Vault: The haunted attraction — with theater, mazes, escape rooms and special effects telling the “untold story and dark history of The San Francisco Mint” — opens for the Halloween season, running every half-hour Wednesdays-Sundays through Nov. 3. [6:30 to 10 p.m., S.F. Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Thelonious Monk Birthday Concert: Award-winning pianists Joanne Brackeen, Kris Davis and Helen Sung appear to commemorate the 101st birthday of the groundbreaking pianist-composer. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Beak>: The English electronic band — Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller and Will Young — is on its first North American tour in five years. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Fan Shigang: The contributor to the underground labor periodical Factory Stories speaks about his book “Strike to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China,” which documents the rise of an industrial working class in China. [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Celebrity Pool Toss: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp.’s 26th annual pool party in which local notables get wet to benefit Tenderloin families includes appearances by Brian Copeland, Nikki Medoro, Tony Bravo, Cheryl Jennings, Donna Sachet and Stuart Schuffman. [6 p.m., Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy St., S.F.]

MAX: The 26-year-old pop singer from New York (born Maxwell George Schneider) with the hit “Lights Down Low” is on tour promoting his upcoming recording “House of Divine.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Serenity-Past, Present, Future: Presented by McKinley Art Solutions, the group show of art work by Marion Maenner, Marianne Owens, Pam Borrelli, Usha Shukla and Shirley Mariani designed to intrigue as well as relieve stress, opens with a reception. [5:30 p.m., UCSF Women’s Health Center, 2356 Sutter St., S.F.]

Cowboys and Frenchmen: The New York-based group, with two saxophones, piano, bass and drums, offers a “new take on instrumentation, composition and orchestration for the jazz quintet.” [7 p.m., Black Cat, 400 Eddy St., S.F]

Somme: The art-pop project of San Diego-native Jordan Cantor opens for Flint Eastwood, a Detroit indie group playing spaghetti-Western inspired music. [7 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Guerilla Toss: The New York-based art rock band “promotes positive energy and twisted spirituality through the less-traveled path of brutal, intelligent, live dance music.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Art Criticism in the Digital Age: Charles Desmarais, Michele Carlson, DeWitt Cheng and moderator Patricia Maloney speak in the panel presented by San Francisco Art Dealers Association on the topic of contemporary approaches to art criticism. [6:30 p.m., Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Up Close and Parallèle: Philip Glass is slated to appear at “Creative Rebels,” the annual benefit dinner-gala for Opera Parallèle, a troupe presenting 20th and 21st century operas. [5:30 p.m., Green Room, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Nadya Tolokonnikova: The Russian conceptual artist and political activist speaks about her book “Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Donnie Fowler: The co-founder of Democracy Labs speaks in a “Swing Left San Francisco” event, part of “Resist-a-thon: The Final Countdown” efforts to get out the vote in key political races. [6:30 p.m., Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St., S.F.]


Nitro Circus: “You Got This” features stunt man and action sports legend Travis Pastrana and his cohorts displaying outrageous feats on motorcycle and BMX bikes. [7:30 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show: Opening a four-day run, the 37th annual event offers paintings, furniture, textiles, photography, Asian art, carpets, ceramics, sculpture, rare books, works on paper, objets d’art, jewelry and metals. [10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Adam O’Farrill: The trumpeter, grandson of Latin jazz pioneer Chico O’Farrill, makes his West Coast debut with his cinematically-inspired quartet featuring Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on tenor saxophone, Walter Stinson on bass and Zack O’Farrill on drums. [7 p.m., SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Zaccho Dance Theatre: “Picture Bayview Hunters Point,” a free, site-specific dance theater performance by Joanna Haigood focusing on the dreams and aspirations of Bayview Hunters Point residents, opens a two-weekend run. [8 p.m., Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St., S.F.]

Sifu Matthew: The healer known as “the injury whisperer” who has the ability to regenerate body tissues rapidly kicks off a series of events with an hour-long free “heal for real” program. [7:30 p.m., East West Bookshop, 432 Castro St., Mountain View]

Crochet Jam: Guests are invited to assist artist and community building Ramekon O’Arwisters in creating amazing tapestries using the folk-art tradition of crocheting rag rugs. [Noon to 3 p.m. Sculpture Yard, Fine Arts Building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Far Out: REI screens the ski and snowboard film in a $75 ticketed session with high-end whiskey tasting of High West whiskeys. [7 p.m., Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Welles: The indie psych rocker from Arkansas (aka Jesse Wells) headlines a concert with Los Angeles-based rockers Dead Sara. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Best of Fringe Double Feature: “Altars For My Alters” and “Mingalaba,” award-winners from the 2018 festival of experimental and independent theater, hit the stage again for one night. [8 p.m., Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Poem Jam: San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck and special guests Aqueila M. Ross and Jeff Horn read their work in the San Francisco Public Library’s monthly poetry series. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Opening a month-long run, Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical asks the audience to choose which character is the killer in Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” [7:30 p.m., 3Below Theaters, 288 S. Second St., San Jose]

Good Old War: Keith Goodwin, Tim Arnold and Dan Schwartz make up the indie folk trio, headlining a show with ethereal folk duo Beta Radio and Danny Black, a side project from Good Old War guitarist Schwartz. [7 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Comedy at Ashkenaz: Diane Amos, Marga Gomez, Karen Ripley, Ngaio Bealum, Carla Clayy and Lisa Geduldig appear in the East Bay comedy night’s first anniversary show, followed by a party. [8 p.m., 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley]

Clutch: The blues, hard rock band, which formed in Maryland in 1991, is on its Book of Bad Decisions Tour, with openers Sevendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. [7:35 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

HaHa @ Dada: The free comedy night features Clay Newman, Shannon Murphy, FC Sierra, Alexandria Love, Christopher John, Evelyn Eerie and host Jeen Yee. [8 p.m., DaDa Bar, 65 Post St., S.F.]

Fintan O’Toole: The writer for the Irish Times and author of the upcoming book “Brexit: The Politics of Pain” speaks on the eve of the weekend-long slate of programming of the Irish Arts & Writers Festival (with most events in Saratoga and Los Gatos on Oct. 12-14). [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

The Obligation: Roger Grunwald begins a three-week encore run of his Holocaust remembrance, a one man-show in which he plays several characters. [8 p.m., Potrero Stage, 1695 18th St., S.F.]

Cut Worms: “Hollow Ground” is the debut LP from multi-instrumentalist Max Clarke, who combines vintage recording methods and expressive songwriting in 1960s-style pop ballads. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

King Lear: Ian McKellen stars in the National Theatre Live screening of the Chichester Festival Theatre production. [7 p.m., Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

Danica Roem: For National Coming Out Day, the Virginia Democrat, the first openly transgender woman to serve in a state legislature, speaks. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Departera: Teatro Visión’s Spanish and English world-premiere, a “witty, modern take on Día de los Muertos with music, touching stories and diverse characters,” opens a two weekend-run. [8 p.m., 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose]

Noises Off: Hillbarn Theatre opens its run of the award-winning farce about itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” [8 p.m., 1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

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