“The Prince of Egypt,” a new musical based on the 1998 animated movie about the Book of Exodus, opens in Mountain View. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Oct. 6-7: Prince of Egypt, Proxy Film Fest, Flyaway Productions, Campfire Caravan, Rotunda Dance Series, Dead Rider, Joon Moon


The Prince of Egypt
: TheatreWorks opens its run of a world-premiere musical by Stephen Schwartz and Philip LaZebnik inspired by the saga of Moses and Ramses and the DreamWorks movie of the same name. [8 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Proxy+Here For Now Fall Film Festival: “Landline,” a comedic drama about one family’s secrets set in 1990s Manhattan, screens in the free outdoor movie series. [7:30 p.m., PROXY Walk In Theatre, 432 Octavia St., S.F.]

Flyaway Productions: The apparatus-based dance company appears in “The Right To Be Believed,” an aerial, site-specific dance (free and outdoors) based on an essay by Rebecca Solnit exploring the lack of credibility for women in legal, social and economic spheres. [8 and 9 p.m., 1100 Broadway, Oakland]

Campfire Caravan: The touring showcase features three emerging indie Americana bands: The Brothers Comatose, Mipso and The Lil Smokies. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Rotunda Dance Series: The free monthly program features Madhuri Kishore School of Kuchipudi performing a classical form from the southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Dead Rider: The experimental rock band from Chicago led by Todd Rittmann has a new album, “Crew Licks.” [8:30 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

Black Women Over Breathing: The exhibition of works by emerging black women artists paying homage to black women opens with a reception. [6 p.m., Betti Ono Gallery, 1427 Broadway, Oakland]

Chabot Space & Science Center First Friday: “The Human Body,” an anatomy themed program, includes hip hop sessions, information about what causes pain and how being in outer space affects the body. [6 to 10 p.m., Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland]


Joon Moon
: The Franco-American trio (house producer/keyboardistJulien Decoret, drummer Raphael Chassin and singer Krystle Warren) is playing from its retro-yet-modern debut album “Moonshine Corner.” [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Bellini’s Norma: “The Met: Live in HD” program is a live broadcast from New York of the opera starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role and Joyce DiDonato as her rival. [9:55 a.m., Century 9 SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Ungrateful Mammals: Acclaimed writer and trained artist Dave Eggers signs copies of books and invites viewers to rearrange his series of animal drawings on view in the solo exhibition. [5 to 7 p.m., Electric Works, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Big Thief: The indie band from Brooklyn’s second album “Capacity,” according to one critic, “swirls with folk-inflected instrumentals and beautiful lyricism from gifted singer Adrianne Lenker.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Loren Rhoads: The blogger responsible for the fascinating website cemeterytravel.coms peaks about her new book, “199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die.” [3 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., S.F.]

UNICEF Gala: The inaugural $500 per ticket event (honoring Goodwill Ambassador Ishmael Beah) is a fundraiser for support UNICEF’s mission to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. [6:30 p.m., Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton St., S.F.]

Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas: The hip-hop and R&B collaborators team on their second joint tour, joined by reggae artist Chronixx and comedian Hannibal Buress. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Zedd: The Russian-German producer and DJ performs electronic and classical and collaborates with top vocalists. 8 p.m. Oct. 7-8. $50. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Nature’s Gift-Humans, Friends & The Unknown: The world-premiere exhibition, opening Saturday and running through January, is a “whimsical, multi-sensory otherworld that blurs the lines between imagination and reality” created by fine art collaborative FriendsWithYou. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland]

Echoes: San Francisco Performances presents the world-premiere spoken-word opera, a blend of performance, activism, poetry and music, presented by composer Danny Clay, Kronos Quartet, the chamber duo The Living Earth Show and Youth Speaks’ poet-performers. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F]

Perla Battala: The backup singer in Leonard Cohen’s touring band pays tribute to the late songwriter and Canadian poet laureate in concert. [8 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry: The creator of “The Simpsons” and cartoonist-author of “Ernie Pook’s Comeek” make their Bay Area debut together as they reminisce about 40 years of friendship and creativity. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, near Bancroft Way and Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Slow Dancer: The act of Australian singer-songwriter Simon Okely serves up “near-whispered indie-rock love letters to the 1960s and 70s rhythm and blues records.” [8 p.m., Cafe du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Oklahoma!: Lyric Theatre of San Jose, a 45-year-old community theater group staging musicals, presents the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. [8 p.m., San Jose City College Theater, 2100 Moorpark Ave., San Jose]

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