Kate Weare Company opens a three-performance run of “Marksman,” an abstract dance exploring “the beauty and futility of our own willfulness” at ODC Theater. (Courtesy Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang)

Oct. 5-6: Kate Weare Company, Notice to All, Inside the Human Mind, Oceans 12, APAture Festival, Ho Lin, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Janet Jackson, Judah Encounter, Naughty and Nice Show

THURSDAY, OCT. 5

Kate Weare Company: The dance troupe appears in “Marksman,” which adopts the metaphor of “aim” to examine how people are formed over time. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Notice to All-The Legacy of Executive Order 9066: The panel discussion by University of San Francisco legal experts explores the precedents of Executive Order 9066 and its link to current immigration issues [5:30 p.m., McLaren Complex, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Inside the Human Mind: Tali Sharot, author of “The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others,” appears in conversation with CNBC health and technology reporter Christina Farr. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Oceans 12: ArtHaus opens a group exhibition of works featuring ocean-inspired artwork and photography (with a percentage of sales revenues going to benefit Ocean Conservancy) with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., 411 Brannan St., S.F.]

APAture Festival: The Asian Pacific American arts organization’s 16th annual multidisciplinary festival presents a literary arts showcase with journalist Vanessa Hua, whose debut short story collection is the acclaimed “Deceit and Other Possibilities.” [8 to 10 p.m., Arc Gallery & Studios, 1246 Folsom St., S.F.]

Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit: Daniel Handler brings his mischievous style to a new play for adults, opening with a week of preview performances. [8 p.m., Peet’s Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley]

Ho Lin: The San Francisco writer and co-editor of the literary journal Caveat Lector launches his fiction debut, the short story collection “China Girl.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Janet Jackson: The soul icon is getting rave reviews for her political and choreography-heavy “State of the World” tour. [8 p.m., Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road]

Tongo Eisen-Martin: The San Francisco poet, activist and community organizer reads from his work, including his new book “Heaven Is All Goodbyes” published City Lights Books. [7 p.m., Poetry Center, Humanities Building, SF State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Murs: The Southern California rapper (founder of the underground Paid Dues festival), has a new album “Captain California.” [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

The Judah Encounter: The play by Moshe Goodman is a “stoner dramedy about a marijuana salesman, his favorite philosopher, his favorite bong and you!” [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, Second Stage, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, OCT. 6

The Naughty and Nice Show: The Steel City Kitty Burlesque and Variety Show opens a two-evening series (with international burlesque, sideshow, drag, contortion, comedy and a 7-foot bunny) with the “nice” session. [8 p.m.. Great Star Theater, 636 Jackson St., S.F.]

Mads Tolling: The Grammy–winning violinist and his band — Colin Hogan on piano and accordian, Josh Thurston-Milgrom on bass, Eric Garland on drums and guest vocalist Kenny Washington — perform music of the 1960s “Mad Men” era. [8 and 10 p.m., Bing Concert Hall Studio, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Theater of Others’ opens a three weekend run of a “pay what you want” new vision of the Shakespeare classic, in which “same-sex lovers abound, a woman rules the land and magical beings end the world’s strife.” [8 p.m., Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, 220 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]

Daybreaker: The party’s “Dusk at Grace Cathedral” event includes DJs, dancing, performance artists, live musicians, healthy snacks and beverages. [6:30 p.m. Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

North Beach And Beyond
: The group art show, open weekends through Oct. 15, features works by legendary San Francisco artists Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Manuel Neri, Jack Hirschman, Muldoon Elder and Christopher Felver. [2 to 6 p.m., Gallery Rocking Horse, 1643 Powell St., S.F.]

Mighty Real: The benefit for Positive Resource Center, a San Francisco-based nonprofit assisting people living with HIV/AIDS, includes emcees Michelle Meow and Ken Jones, dinner and dancing. [6 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., S.F.]

Asteria: The show by abstract and elegant painter Meredith Pardue opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., Bryant Street Gallery, 532 Bryant St., Palo Alto]

Krzysztof Urbanski: The young conductor leads the San Francisco Symphony in Penderecki’s “Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima,”
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with soloist Augustin Hadelich and Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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