CJ Smith, left, and Dan Foley appear in Thrillpeddlers’ “Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks. (Courtesy DavidAllenStudios.com)

CJ Smith, left, and Dan Foley appear in Thrillpeddlers’ “Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks. (Courtesy DavidAllenStudios.com)

Oct. 13-14: Shocktoberfest 17, Buffy the Vampire Slayer LIVE!, RY X, Steve Young, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Hau Beiren@100, T Sisters


THURSDAY, OCT. 13

Thrillpeddlers: The wildly fun and inventive troupe known for staging Grand Guignol thrillers, opens a six-week run its annual fall horror show, “Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks.” [8 p.m., Hypnodrome, 575 10th St., S.F.]

Jason Mecier: The outrageous San Francisco pop artist hosts a reception for his new show “Real Housewives of Macaroni,” a collection of mosaic portraits made from pasta. [7 to 9 p.m., Dog Eared Books, 489 Castro St., S.F.]

Bubbles & BBQ: W San Francisco is hosts a $25 per person party with tastings of premium Champagne by Louis Roederer, [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., W San Francisco, 181 Third St., S.F.]

Election 2016: Financial Women of San Francisco hosts a current affairs discussion with reporter and political commentator Phil Matier and San Francisco State University political science professor Joe Tuman discuss the [11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wells Fargo Learning Annex, 333 Market St., S.F.]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer LIVE!: D’Arcy Drollinger and company open a two-week run of satirical drag makeover of one of the biggest cult sci-fi sensations of all time. [8 p.m., Oasis, 298 11th St., S.F.]

RY X: The Australian singer-songwriter (born Ry Cuming) has a moody sound described by promoters with the phrase: “Think Nick Drake meets Nils Frahm, with Billie Eilish.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Steve Young: The former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers signs copies of his new book “QB: My Life Behind the Spiral.” [5 to 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Malaa, REZZ: The electronic acts appear on their mysterious “Lunatic Tour.” [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

She Wants Revenge: The post-punk, dark-wave duo from Los Angeles is celebrating its 10th anniversary, headlining a bill also featuring L.A.-based alternative artist Raw Fabrics. [8 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

Lindsey Webster: The vocalist, who’s been compared to Sade, Mariah Carey and Anita Baker, is taking the contemporary R&B and jazz world by storm with her soulful original “Fool Me Once.” [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

2001-A Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning (for special effects) masterpiece screens, accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony performing the film’s epic score — music by R. Strauss, Strauss Jr. and Ligeti — live. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Marc Broussard: The “Bayou soul” singer songwriter known for “channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul” is releasing “Save Our Soul 2: Soul On a Mission,” a collection of covers by artists from Wilson Pickett to Solomon Burke. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F]

Hau Beiren@100: Celebrating the 100th birthday master painter Hau Beiren (who lives in Los Altos, where many know him as Paul Hau), the solo retrospective focuses on his development from traditional Chinese ink brush-painting to his use of vivid color and move into abstract representation. [Noon to 4 p.m., Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Andy Warhol’s Silver Screen-Rarities and Restorations
: “San Diego Surf,” a 1968 recently discovered “lost” Warhol film about a bourgeois couple lusting after buff surfer dudes (starring Joe Dallesandro) opens the film series. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, OCT. 14

T Sisters: The sassy, harmonizing Oakland siblings — Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen — are releasing their self-titled sophomore studio album, a collection indie-folk-Americana tunes. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Joel Harrison: The New York City jazz guitarist and his band — Brian Blade on drums, Cuong Vu on trumpet, Paul Hanson on electro- acoustic bassoon and Jeff Denson on bass — play music Harrison wrote specifically for the group. [7 and 8:30 p.m., Joe Henderson Lab, SF Jazz, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

On the Verge (Or the Geography of Yearning): Dragon Theatre opens a four-weekend run of the play by Eric Overmyer in which three Victorian female explorers set out on an adventure that takes them to darkest Africa, the highest Himalayas, and the newly discovered lands of Terra Incognita, [8 p.m., 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Thomas Dolby: Launching his new memoir, the musician of “She Blinded Me with Science” fame presents an evening of stories and music, recounting his career of “ups and downs, glamour and corruption, music and tech.” [8:30 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Amateurs: Notre Dame de Namur’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens a two-weekendrun of Tom Griffin’s quirky comedy about the tangled desires and hopes of the guests at an opening night party of a New England community theater group. [7:30 p.m., Notre Dame de Namur Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont]

Katharine Hepburn weekend: The classic actress is featured in a weekend series of double bills, beginning with “Bringing Up Baby,” followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening of “The African Queen.” [5 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Oakland Symphony: Bass-baritone Hadleigh Adams sings Mahler’s “Rückert Lieder” and the Delphi Trio performs Paul Juon’s “Episodes Concertantes” on a program with Clark Suprynowicz’s “Red States, Blue States” and Elgar’s “In the South.” [8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Con Brio: The San Francisco band led by 23-year-old soul sensation Ziek McCarter is playing music from its debut studio album “Paradise.” [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Terror-Rama 2-Prom Night: Opening a three-weekend run, Awesome Theatre serves up a “hilarious and bloody” double bill of world-premiere horror plays: “Purity” by Claire Ann Rice and “Sexy Vampire Academy” by Anthony R. Miller. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Ween: The alt-rock band (formed by Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo Jr. in Pennsylvania in the 1980s) began with six self-released cassettes, followed by 11 studio albums, six live albums and a smattering of EPs through the 1990s and 2000s. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Matoma: The Norwegian electronic music star is known for his innovative “Hakuna Matoma” album project. [9 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Anata Project: The contemporary troupe opens a two-week run of the premiere “Notjustmoreidlechatter,” a collaboration between choreographer Claudia Anata, composer Jonas Leuenberger and designer Michael Michalske. [8 p.m., Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F.]

Dieter Kalteis: The author is promoting “House of Blazes,” a “fast-paced, historical crime novel set during San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire. [3 p.m., South S.F. Branch library, 840 West Orange Ave., South S.F.]

Hope Mohr Dance Bridge Project: “Ten Artists Respond to Locus” includes a performance of Trisha Brown’s iconic 1975 dance along with premieres in other disciplines (music, dance, poetry, visuals) inspired by the piece. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

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