Oct. 26-27: Disney On Ice, Ladies Knight, Zakir Hussain, Freddy Clarke, Trixie Whitley, Headphone, Brit Bennett, Red Demon, LEVYdance


Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure: The skating spectacular boasts favorite characters from “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Peter Pan” and “Frozen.” [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Ladies’ Knight: The free chess club for women, led by renowned chess master Lauren Goodkind and for players of all levels, kicks off; meetings continue on the fourth Wednesday of each month. [6 p.m., Main Library, fourth floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Zakir Hussain: The improvisational wizard and tabla virtuoso appears with innovative sitar master Niladri Kumar and special guest, percussionist Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, near Bancroft Way and Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Freddy Clarke: The guitarist performs with Wobbly World, an “ear-resistible world fusion” act showcasing musicians and singers who encompass sounds of Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. [8:30 p.m., Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell St., S.F.]

Trixie Whitley: The Belgian-American soul-rock singer-songwriter is promoting her sophomore album “Porta Bohemica,” inspired by an old train line that once connected Germany and Austria. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Headphone: The San Diego trio (Morgan McRae, Philip Cullin, Darren Goldberg), an alt-electro indie rock group, has released its debut album, “Clouds of Scattered Noise. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Rocky Horror Picture Show: Ray of Light Theatre opens a limited two-week run of encore performances of the beloved rollicking cult classic, featuring D’Arcy Drollinger as Frank-n-Furter. [8 p.m,, Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

Jacuzzi Boys: The Florida rockers soaked in Los Angeles gamma rays to produce their fourth LP, “Ping Pong”; they headline a bill with
Friendless Summer, Gary With a Circle Around the “A” and Ice Cream. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Sci-Fi Fantasy panel: Young adult authors Christopher Tovo, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Kiersten White, Jessica Cluess and Arwen Elys Dayton talk about their books. [7 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park]

Brit Bennett: The author discusses her acclaimed debut novel “The Mothers,” a nuanced, contemporary story about community, love and ambition set in a black community in Southern California. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Alone/Together: Using a choreographic design process that abstracts movement from drawings, LEVYdance performs the immersive and experiential evening-length work, which “explores the moments in our lives when loneliness and togetherness collide.” [7:30 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]


The Red Demon: Theatre of Yugen opens its production of Hideki Noda’s modern drama about what happens after a mysterious stranger washes up on the shores of a small beach town following a violent storm. [8 p.m., NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Mario Batali: The famed chef is promoting “The Big American Cookbook,” his collection of 250 recipes cataloging American cooking. [10 a.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

K. Flay: The alternative-hip-hop artist and producer’s newest EP is “Crush Me.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Rabbit Wilde: The indie folk rock quartet from the Pacific Northwest headlines a show with Drunken Hearts, an Americana band “forged on Colorado’s high peaks and river banks.” [9 p.m., Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore St., S.F.]

The Love Dimension: The San Francisco musical collective’s new video for “Surf Heart,” from the EP “Freakquency Mind Space Continuum,” includes archival footage of San Francisco in the 1940s-50s. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Artists in Conversation: The final talk related to the exhibition “Cinco y Cinco/Five and Five” features curator Anthony Torres and Bernado Roman Palau, whose paintings offer deformity, beauty and “hope, strength, resilience and gentleness.” [7 p.m., Mexican Museum, Building D, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Maria Semple: The screenwriter and novelist, promoting her new release “Today Will Be Different,” appears in a $65 ticketed event that includes a meal, wine and copy of the book. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Yvon Chouinard: The Patagonia founder, author of “Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman,” speaks about “living simply,” presented by the Commonwealth Club. [7 p.m., Villa Ragusa, 35 S. Second St., Campbell]

Kongos: The South African-born American alternative rock band is composed of multi-instrumentalist brothers: Johnny, Jesse, Daniel and Dylan Kongos. [8:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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