Oct. 31-Nov. 1: San Francisco Dungeon Seances, Big Book Sale, Suspiria, New Century Chamber Orchestra, 88rising, Residents, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Troye Sivan, Megan Hilty, Bobbi Jene Smith, Mandy Patinkin, Doc Stories


San Francisco Dungeon
: For Halloween season, through Nov. 4, seances summoning the dead are being conducted at the fun Fisherman’s Wharf attraction, which brings to life stories of the Barbary Coast. [Hourly, noon to 6 p.m., 145 Jefferson St., S.F.]

54th Annual Big Book Sale
: San Francisco Friends of the Public Library begins “the West Coast’s biggest book sale,” a five-day event with some 500,000 used books and media offered and opening day Halloween activities. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Suspiria: Film School Drop Outs and Stereo Argento, San Francisco’s “subversive horror party” screen the 1977 cult classic by Dario Argento (a remake with Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, opens Nov. 2) with a pre-show drag performance. [7 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

New Century Chamber Orchestra: New music advocate Anthony Marwood leads an open rehearsal of the program including works by Sally Beamish (featuring James Crabb on accordion), Dvorak and Peteris Vasks; performances continue at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Berkeley, Friday in Palo Alto and Saturday at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. [10 a.m., Trinity St. Peter’s Church, 1620 Gough St., S.F.]

88rising: Rich Brian, a 19-year-old Chinese Indonesian who taught himself English by listening to hip hop, headlines the show by the Asian hip-hop collective; Oji, Keith Ape, Higher Brothers, Kohh, Niki, August 08 and Don Krez also appear. [7 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

SOB X RBE: The Vallejo rap group — the initials stand for “Strictly Only Brothers, Real Boi Entertainment” — has a tune on the “Black Panther” soundtrack. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.].

: The collective known for avant-garde music and multimedia art appears, signing copies of “The Brickeaters,” a novel one writer called “a tripped-out crime caper for the ages.” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: San Francisco Public Library screens the classic silent horror movie, with live piano accompaniment by Frederick Hodges. [6 p.m., Main Branch, Latino/Hispanic Rooms, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

San Francisco State Annual Scary Concert: Faculty pianists Inara Morgenstern and Victoria Neve perform works by Gounod, Dukas, Crumb, Cowell, Reinecke and Toby Twining in the annual free Halloween-themed concert, a tradition for more than 25 years. [1:10 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Family and Friends: The indie rockers from Georgia are promoting the EP “Felix Culpa” on a bill with Animal Years, a Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimore indie-roots-rock trio. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Afrolicious: The San Francisco band and dance collective headlines an evening of funky, soulful grooves; Smoked Out Soul and DJ Ozgood also play. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisidaro St., S.F.]

Wicked Wednesday Halloween Party: Dirty Habit, the fifth floor bar at Hotel Zelos, serves light bites, cocktails, DJ music and dancing at the $15 per person bash. [7 to 11 p.m., 12 Fourth St., S.F.]

Community Music Center Halloween Party: Musical activities and performances by children, costumes, a contest and treats are on the free family program. [4 to 6 p.m., Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

Halloween Flamenco Fiesta: Artists from Spain and the Bay Area showcase Spanish Flamenco traditions and Oakland Flamenco fusion in a celebration including performances, a dance-off and costume contest. [8:30 p.m., Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley]

Halloween Hullabaloo Comedy Showcase: Guests are invited to come in costume ($50 prize for best outfit) at the evening of standup hosted by Jason Cole. [8 p.m., Sound Room, 2147 Broadway, Oakland]


Troye Sivan: The 23-year-old South African-born Australian electro-pop star is on his “Bloom” tour; German-born, Los Angeles-based Kim Petras, who, according to Billboard, is “perfecting the modern bubblegum pop sound,” opens. [7:30 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Megan Hilty: The TV (“Smash”) and Broadway (“Wicked”) star’s cabaret appearance includes tunes from her shows, standards and “a whole lot of Broadway.” [8 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Anthropocene: Robert Koch Gallery hosts a reception for acclaimed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s five-years-in-making project, an exhibition of images illustrating the impact of human intervention on earth. [5:30 p.m., 49 Geary St., S.F.]

When Art Is Racist: Poet Kim Shuck and professor Andrew Jolivette discuss politically-themed sculptures (such as Pioneer monument in Civic Center and others praising the Confederacy) continuing to spark debate on their place in the modern era. [6:30 p.m., Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell St., S.F.]

SFFILM’s Doc Stories: The four-day program of documentaries opens with Morgan Neville’s “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead,” which tells the story of Orson Welles’ last production, “The Other Side of the Wind.” [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Breville Pizzaiolo Pop-Up: Chef David Nayfeld of Che Fico prepares wood-fired pizza in two minutes in a benefit event ($10 donation for samples) for Slice Out Hunger. [6:30 p.m., Williams Sonoma, 340 Post St., S.F.]

Isabelle Ai Durrenberger: The violinist, third place winner in the 2018 Klein String Competition, appears in an house concert (tickets are $45) with pianist Miles Graber. [6:30 p.m., 814 Grove St., S.F.]

Longing for Freedom: The Human Rights Foundation opens the exhibition of work by North Korean defector artist Song Byeok, who’s been called the “Andy Warhol of North Korea,” with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., Gallery 105, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich: The duo plays music for two pianos, including works by Messiaen, Bartok, Ravel and the co-commission, Harrison Birtwistle’s “Keyboard Engine.” [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, near Dana Street and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley campus]

With Care: Dancer-choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith (formerly with Batsheva) and violinist Keir GoGwilt’s world premiere “is a physical investigation of vacancy, loss, and passion.” [8 p.m., ODC, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Mandy Patinkin: Accompanied by pianist Adam Ben-David, the award-winning actor-singer appears in “Diaries 2018,” an intimate concert of musical highlights from his stage career and American classics. [7:30 p.m., Oshman Family JCC Schultz, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

H. Bruce Franklin: The Bay Area scholar and former U.S. Air Force officer speaks about “Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War,” his book about how the U.S. has become entrenched in a permanent war culture. [7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books, 1855 Solano Ave., Berkeley]

Great Lake Swimmers: Toronto-based Tony Dekker’s indie folk project released “The Waves, The Wake,” an album with an acoustic palette including woodwinds, harp, congas, marimba and pipe organ. [7:30 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Earthly Delights: The solo show of Scott Fraser’s “ambitiously witty and highly detailed paintings,” running through Dec. 22, opens with a reception and book-signing. [5:30 to 8 p.m., Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 464 Sutter St., S.F.]

Never Heard: Fathom Events presents the movie with David Banner, Robin Givens and Romeo Miller, a faith-based gospel film about a family in Los Angeles taking second chances and finding redemption. [7 p.m. Century 20, 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

Twelfth Night: Arabian Shakespeare Festival opens a four-week run of the Shakespeare comedy with a six-person cast, directed by Audrey Rumsby. [8 p.m., Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Igor Levit: San Francisco Performances presents the pianist and 2018 Gilmore Artist in program of works by Schumann, Busoni, Wagner and Liszt illustrating how the great Romantics reinterpreted composers of earlier eras. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dan Lyons: The journalist and former Forbes editor speaks about his book “Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Jim Messina: Celebrating a five-decade musical career, the pop hit maker is known for his work with Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield. [7:30 p.m., Montalvo Arts, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

All The Way: Palo Alto Players present the local premiere of Robert Schenkkan’s historical drama depicting “accidental president” Lyndon Johnson’s first year in office as he struggles to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. [7:30 p.m., Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]