Ayelet Firstenberg and Steven Ho appear in Theatre of Yugen’s West Coast premiere of “The Red Demon," opening Oct. 27 at NOHspace in The City. (Courtesy Lawrence Rickford)

Ayelet Firstenberg and Steven Ho appear in Theatre of Yugen’s West Coast premiere of “The Red Demon," opening Oct. 27 at NOHspace in The City. (Courtesy Lawrence Rickford)

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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