Johnnyswim -- aka Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez -- plays the Great American Music Hall. (Courtesy Darren Lau)

Johnnyswim -- aka Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez -- plays the Great American Music Hall. (Courtesy Darren Lau)

Oct. 18-19: Fray, Pond, Johnnyswim, Down to Earth, Young Frankenstein, The 1975, Taxi Driver


Johnnyswim: The husband-and-wife folk-pop-soul duo’s new album “Georgica Pond” explores “love, legacy, the past and the future all put into this bittersweet mixture”; Penny & Sparrow, the Austin, Texas acoustic duo of Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke, opens. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Fray: The Denver rock band — of “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How To Save A Life” fame — has just released “Through The Years: The Best of The Fray.” [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Pond: The Australian group has been called “the mischievous step-brother of the more self-serious psych-rock outfit Tame Impala” in that both have shared “nearly all of their members at one point or another.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Down To Earth: The exhibit of paintings by Kevyn Warnock (which depict the California coast) and Sandra Cochran (of people she observed on the California Coastal Trail near her Half Moon Bay studio), opens. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto]

Young Frankenstein: Mel Brooks’ hilarious sendup of the famed horror film (starring the late Gene Wilder) gets a one-night encore, with commentary by the director. [7 p.m., AMC Bay Street 16, 5614 Bay St., Emeryville]

Kirk Cameron’s Revive Us: The actor leads a prayer and “worship interactive experience,” broadcast live from Chicago, with Dr. Ben Carson, pastors Francis Chan and James MacDonald, authors Eric Metaxas and Jennifer Rothschild and music by Vertical Church Band. [8 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The 1975: The catchy English pop rockers’ 2016 album is “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.” [8 p.m., Event Center at San Jose State, 290 S. Seventh St., San Jose]

Ruth Whippman: The British writer and documentary filmmaker is promoting her funny and provocative title, “America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]


Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure!: The skating spectacular, opening a 10 performance South Bay engagement (before moving to Oakland) includes scenes from “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Peter Pan” and “Frozen.” [7 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Taxi Driver: Martin Scorsese’s gritty classic starring Robert De Niro screens in a 40th anniversary event featuring a Q and A session from the Tribeca Film Festival with the filmmakers and cast. [2 and 7 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Leyla McCalla, Dom Flemons: The concert of old time, blues, Creole and Haitian-inspired folk is presented by the Carolina Chocolate Drops veterans. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley].

Blood Lions: Director Bruce Young screens and answers questions about his documentary, which exposes “predator breeding and canned lion hunting operations.” [6:30 p.m., Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland]

Metropolis Madness Minecraft: Super League Gaming gives fans ages 6 to 16 “access to the biggest screens in town for all their Minecraft adventures.” [4:30 p.m., Century at Tanforan and XD, 1188 El Camino Real, San Bruno]

Marcus Samuelsson: The TV personality and James Beard award-winning chef, founder of Red Rooster in New York, speaks about his journey from Ethiopia to Sweden to Harlem. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

A Space Program: The film is a first-person look at the methods of artist Tom Sachs, whose “Space Program: Europa” is a huge sculptural exhibition focusing on Jupiter’s icy moon. [7 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

PAPA: The Los Angeles-based duo’s (Darren Weiss and bassist Danny Presant) music has been called a “mash up sound which features everything from Dylan-esque Americana” and “feverish punk rock attitudes” to “soulful rhythm and blues.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Robert Klein: The veteran actor, comedian and singer (the first to appear in an HBO comedy concert in 1975) opens a two-night engagement. [7 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

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