“On The Hill,” a community play by Paul Flores about the death of Alex Nieto at the hands of police, is onstage at Brava Theater Center for four nights. (Courtesy photo)

Oct. 27-28: On The Hill: I Am Alex Nieto, Rifftrax Carnival of Soul, Soilwork, Black River Ralls, M83, Rudolph Buchbinder, San Francisco Symphony, Norah Jones


THURSDAY, OCT. 27

On The Hill-I Am Alex Nieto: Loco Bloco opens its premiere of the play by Paul Flores, which examines the impact of the death of Alex Nieto, who was shot and killed by San Francisco police in 2014. [7:30 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St.., S.F.]

RiffTrax Live-Carnival of Soul
: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett serve up funny commentary on the 1962 weird, creepy and silly cult film classic set in Utah. [8 p.m., Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Soilwork: The Swedish metal sextet, which formed in late 1995, headlines a bill with Unearth, Battlecross, Wovenwar and Darkness Divided. [7 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Black River Falls: Bryn Magnus’ humorous and event-filled drama, which follows a family in a small town in Wisconsin through Thanksgiving weekend of 1978 in the wake of the Jonestown Massacre, opens in previews, presented by Performer Under Stress. [8 p.m., Mojo Theatre, 2940 16th St., Suite 217, S.F.]

M83: The French electronic music band led by Anthony Gonzalez headlines a bill with Tennyson, a Canadian brother-sister act “who can turn anything into an electronic reverie.” [7:30p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Rudolph Buchbinder: The pianist appears with the San Francisco Symphony and Pacific Boychoir in a concert featuring Allegri’s “Misere,” Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Robert Scoble: The technical evangelist and author best known for his blog Scobleize appears in a “fireside chat tech talk.” [6 p.m., Rocket Lawyer, 101 Second St., S.F.; RSVP requested: http://www.meetup.com/TechinMotionSF/events/233619042/]

Into the Beautiful North: Central Works is staging the world premiere of the play, based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the western “The Magnificent Seven.” [8 p.m., Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley]

The Dillinger Escape Plan
: The five-piece from New Jersey — respected by rock, metal and hardcore fans — won Revolver’s The Golden God’s’ Best Underground Band and VH1’s Most Influential Guitarist award. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Arnold Eisen: The chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York lectures on “American Judaism 2016: From Theory to Practice and Back.” [6 p.m., Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley]

FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Norah Jones: The nine-time Grammy winner is promoting her new album “Day Breaks,” which represents a return to the jazz and piano sound that made her famous on “Come Away With Me.” [8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Pet Shop Boys
: The long-lasting British electro-pop duo has added a second Bay Area show due to popular demand. [9 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

gnash
: The 2016 pop star sensation of “i hate u, i love u” fame headlines a sold-out show, with WRENN, alt-rock artist and self-proclaimed “sad girl.” [7 p.m., Social Hall, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

The Dear Hunter: The prog rock band, promoting “Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional,” plays a show with accompaniment by Awesöme Orchestra, the 36-piece ensemble on the album. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Seed Language: The hip-hop dance performance by Embodiment Project uses documentary theater to capture voices and spirits of formidable racial justice visionaries including Black Lives Matter’s Alicia Garza and Black Panther leader Ericka Huggins. [8 p.m., ODC Theatre, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Rez Abbasi & Junction
: The San Jose Jazz Fall Concert Series presents the jazz guitarist, described by a New York Times critic as a musician who “has had a recent run of strong and thoughtful albums, inspired by one or another form of cultural crosstalk.” [7:30 p.m., Cafe Pink House, 14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga]

Echos; The Portland based production DJ duo headlines a Halloween Popscene show with Toronto-based avant pop artist Hannah Georgas opening. [9 p.m,, Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Krocktoberfest 2016: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center invites families to join in an autumn evening of fun with costume contests, photos, tasty treats, games and more. [6 to 8 p.m., 240 Turk St., S.F.]

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