Zoppe, the fun Italian Family Circus, continues under the tent in Redwood City through Nov. 4, with multiple performances on weekend days. (Courtesy photo)

Zoppe, the fun Italian Family Circus, continues under the tent in Redwood City through Nov. 4, with multiple performances on weekend days. (Courtesy photo)

Oct. 25-27: Zoppe Italian Family Circus, Faces of the Enemy, Drake, X Materia, Brian Fallon, Vinifera Trio, International Contemporary Ensemble, Louis Stettner-Traveling Light, Daniel Hope, Life and Times of Jo Mora, Ryan Auffenberg, Justine Bateman


Zoppe: An Italian Family Circus: The 176th anniversary presentation (the 11th time in Redwood City) includes equestrian showmanship, acrobats, canine capers and the antics of Nino the Clown. [6:30 p.m., Circus tent, Red Morton Park, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City]

Faces of the Enemy: San Francisco library screens the documentary which follows social psychologist Sam Keen as he unmasks how individuals and nations dehumanize their enemies to justify the inhumanity of war. [Noon, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Jess Curtis/Gravity: Opening a three-show run, “Beyond Gravity” includes “intersectional performances and body-based performance works” by jose e. abad, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Abby Crain, Gabriel Christian, Rachael Dichter and Mira Kautto. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Lady Washington: Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Tours offers tours of the replica of the historic 18th century ship, which will be in town through Nov. 6. [4 to 5 p.m., Pillar Point Marina, 281 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay]

King & Country: Christian pop rockers Joel and Luke Smallbone’s new album “Burn The Ships” is described as an “epic, sweeping musical landscape that explores themes of new beginnings, forgiveness, hope and love.” [7:30 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]


Drake: The Canadian rapper and pop music’s biggest star opens a three-engagement gig on his Aubrey And The Three Migos tour, filled with dozens of hits (and snippets) and an outrageous stage set that’s being compared to Kanye West’s 2016 Saint Pablo tour. [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Lee Camp: The standup comedian has been described by George Carlin’s daughter, Kelly, as “one of the few comics keeping my father’s torch lit.” [8 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus 40th Anniversary Concert: Soprano Ellie Dehn joins the group for “When We No Longer Touch,” the first requiem dedicated to people who died from AIDS. [8 p.m., St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave., S.F.]

X Materia: The exhibition of work by 18 Bay Area artists working in various media and concerned with material, materiality, place and source opens with a reception, including performances by RAWdance. [6 p.m., DZINE, 128 Utah St., S.F.]

Brian Fallon: The Gaslight Anthem frontman, whose second solo album is “Sleepwalkers,” appears with Craig Finn in a tour they’re billing “two guys with songs, stories and a guitar.” [8:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Vinifera Trio: Old First Concerts presents violinist Rachel Patrick, clarinetist Matthew Boyles, pianist Ian Scarfe and guest cellist James Jaffe performing Olivier Messiaen’s wartime classic, “Quartet for the End of Time” with visual art and lighting. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

International Contemporary Ensemble: The new music group premieres Seth Cluett and Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “Sequences,” a piece for bass flute, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone and contrabassoon, in a program preceded by 7 p.m. talk with New Yorker music critic Alex Ross. [8 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Joshua Hedley: Rolling Stone said the fiddle player, songwriter and vocalist’s debut “Mr. Jukebox” embraces “not the tired outlaw-country trend du jour but the often-minimized countrypolitan sound of Music City.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Desert Hearts: The house and techno festival features Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs and Porky. [10 p.m., 1015 Folsom 1015 Folsom St., S.F.]

Wendy DeWitts Does the Boogie Woogie: The pianist, a Blues Challenge finalist, plays boogie woogie and discusses the art form. [4 p.m, Latino Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Messer Chups: The band from St. Petersburg, Russia, playing instrumental surf rock for fans of “rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf and talian slasher films” headlines a show with Isaac Rother and The Phantoms and The Greasy Gills. [8:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

The Explorers Club: Tabard Theatre opens a four-week run of Nell Benjamin’s 1879-set comedy about a buccaneering female who wants to become a member of an all-boys adventure club. [8 p.m., 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose]

Wave Forms: The multimedia group exhibit investigating human experiences of water (with work by Laurence Elias, Shirin Khalatbari, Amina Kirby, Hannah Mode, Elena Padrón-Martin and Ruxue Zhang) opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Embark Gallery, Fort Mason, Building B, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Orlando Consort: Morrison Artists Series presents the vocal ensemble in a program of French, Italian, Spanish and British chamber music from the early Renaissance, preceded by a 7 p.m. talk. [8 p.m., Creative Arts Building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium: The interactive show for families, an “onstage underwater experience,” is created with giant puppets, actors and technology. [7 p.m., Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose]

Rachel Bay Jones: The Tony winner for “Dear Evan Hansen” opens a two-night run of “Something Beautiful,” a cabaret show of songs about love, motherhood, theater and life. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]


Louis Stettner-Traveling Light: The thematic retrospective showcasing the breadth of the work by the American photographer known for streetscapes, portraits and architectural images of New York and Paris opens, and runs through May 2019. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, third floor, 151 3rd St., S.F.]

Daniel Hope & Friends: The innovative violinist and ensemble of string players appear in “Air: A Baroque Journey,” a program spanning three centuries, with works by Handel, Falconieri, Vivaldi and Jean-Marie Leclair. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Life and Times of Jo Mora: The Cartoon Art Museum opens the exhibition of original strips, illustrations, drawings and paintings by prolific, category-defying artist Joseph Jacinto Mora (1876-1947). [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 781 Beach St., S.F.]

Ryan Auffenberg: The Bay Area singer-songwriter releases the solo album “Daisy Chain,” a return to his folk roots after fronting the band Halsted. [7:30 p.m., Lost Church, 65 Capp St., S.F.]

APAture Festival: Programming focusing on Asian and Pacific American artists host a Literary Arts Showcase, featuring poet Janice Lobo Sapigao along with Sara Fan, Irman Arcibal, Juliana Chang, Shirley Huey, Kirin Khan. Michelle Ting and Amy Huang. [7 p.m., Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., S.F.]

Justine Bateman: The actress presents “Fame: The Hijacking of Reality,” her “anti-memoir” and, according to one critic, “compelling and comprehensive treatise on the nature of fame.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Financial Planning Day at the Library: Certified financial planners answer questions and head up sessions on investing basics, planning for higher education without loans, new tax laws and more at the free event. [9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Sambrazil! Roots of Samba: The dance and music performance explores the diversity and evolution of Brazilian samba. [8 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Open Studios at Workspace Artists: ArtSpan Open Studios’ third weekend includes nine practitioners in one of The City’s newest art communities in the Excelsior, Outer Mission and Balboa Park area [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 768 Delano Ave., 1D, S.F.]

Hikes: The Austin “math rock” band headlines a show, also featuring Ruler, the catchy indie rock project of Seattle’s Matt Batey. [8 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.],

Paul Nauert: The Stanford University scholar speaks on the chrysanthemum industry flourished locally from 1906-42, when Japanese Americans pioneered the successful enterprise. [1 p.m., Courtoom A, San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

El Rincon Flamenco: Dancer Ivan Vargas Heredia from Spain joins the group in a Halloween performance. [7 and 8:30 p.m., Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco, 670 South Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Gorgon City: The duo — North London producers Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott — offers free digital downloads of their new album “Escape” with a concert ticket purchase. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Devil Makes Three: The trio plays “garage-y ragtime, punkified blues, old n’ new timey without settling upon a particular era.” [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Wild Nothing: A.V. Club described Jack Tatum’s project’s new album “Indigo”as “pop music at its most luxurious”; the band plays a sold-out show, kicking off a two-night engagement. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

King Lear: National Theatre Live screens of the five-star Chichester Festival Theatre production starring Ian McKellen in the title role. [7 p.m., Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose]
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