Oct. 7-8: Zoppé Italian Family Circus, AXIS Dance Company, The Belong Tour, Modern Cinema, Techlandia, Jim Brickman, Beauty–Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial


Zoppé Italian Family Circus: Appearing in an intimate single ring under a big tent, the troupe opens a 29-performance run of a new show “Ricominciare” featuring clowning, juggling, trapeze and La Tarumba Equestrians. [4 and 7 p.m., 1455 Madison Ave., Red Morton Park, Redwood City]

AXIS Dance Company: The Bay Area troupe, which includes performers who have disabilities, appears in the Rotunda Dance Series of free concerts. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

How to Make Money as a Speaker: Authors Jill Lublin and Tony Wilkins and coach Elizabeth Bachman share tips for making money as a speaker, including ways to connect with meeting planners and learning about organizations that regularly book speakers. [3:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Mortified: Mary Van Note, Chris Hambrick, Justin Jorgensen and Steve Scaia read musings from their adolescence — diaries, poems, letters and more — in the new installment of the comedy show. [7:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

The Belong Tour: The two-day event includes talks and performances by Jen Hatmaker, Shauna Niequist, Angela Davis, Patsy Clairmont, Nichole Nordeman and Sharon Irving — who together have authored nearly 30 books and inspired millions of women via speeches, blogs, TV and music. [7 to 10 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Modern Cinema: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco Film Society program launches with Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 classic “Rashomon” (with an introduction by Philip Kaufman) followed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1972 “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.” [6 p.m., Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

The Dose: The Los Angeles duo, which says its sound has “rock bombast, alternative poetry, blues rawness and progressively metallic intricacy,” plays on a bill with The Long Walk, Julia Lucille and Pete Kronowitt. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Cause and Effect-mapping a dialogue: Abstract artist Tracey Adams opens a show of her paintings with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., Bryant Street Gallery, 532 Bryant St., Palo Alto]

Here and There: An exhibit of new paintings by Carolyn Meyer, who creates abstract, evocative urban landscapes, opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., ArtHaus, 411 Brannan St., S.F.]

First Friday at Chabot: The science organization host hands-on activities, live demonstrations and programs for the whole family. [6 to 10 p.m., Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland]

Techlandia: Stanford graduate Bridget Quigg appears in a one-person, funny, satirical. game- and music-filled show about the 11 years she spent at tech startups. [8 p.m., Costume Shop, 1117 Market St., S.F.]

Jim Brickman: The award-winning adult contemporary songwriter and pianist appears in the romantic show “Pure Piano: The Greatest Hits.” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Alice in Chains: The influential Seattle metal band, which started in 1987 and reunited in 2005, is closing its 2016 arena tour with club dates in more intimate spaces. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche: The acclaimed mother and daughter folk singers known for their golden harmonies are promoting their second album ”Mud & Apples.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Eric Krasno: The Grammy winning guitarist, songwriter and producer best known as a co-founder of Soulive and Lettuce recently released his second solo album “Blood From A Stone.” [9 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]


Beauty–Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial: The exhibit, opening Saturday and running through February, features high-tech fashion and jewelry, architecture and furniture, interactive games and even TV credits showcasing work by 60 designers from 27 countries. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Jose Museum of Art, 110 South Market St., San Jose]

The Brothers Le Nain-Painters of 17th Century France: The Old Masters show — the first major exhibition in the U.S. devoted to Antoine, Louis and Mathieu Le Nain, who were known for religious pieces and down-to-earth genre pictures of peasant life — opens. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., Lincoln Park, S.F.]

Emeryville Art Exhibition: The 20th annual show of artwork by 124 artists living or working in Emeryville (which runs through Oct. 30) hosts an opening reception. [6 to 9 p.m., 1550 Park Ave, Emeryville]

Bob Weir: The guitarist, vocalist and founding member of The Grateful Dead is promoting his new solo album, “Blue Mountain.” [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

TroyBoi: The producer from South London makes “unique, versatile and highly musical tracks that fuse various textures from multiple genres and brands.” [9 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

The Humidors: The local funk and soul group calls its new tune “Politician Man” an “outlet to vent about the current political climate.” [9:30 p.m., Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore St., S.F.]

World Veg Festival: The 17th annual event boasts plant-based nutrition experts, dynamic speakers, cooking demos and products for the entire family, [10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” is broadcast from the New York stage. [9 a.m., Sundance Kabuki, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

Western Ballet: “The Art of the Pas de Deux” is a fundraising performance honoring Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo ballerina Nina Novak. [4 p.m., 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View]

APAture 2016 Performing Arts Showcase: Sammay Dizon, a Filipino choreographer-producer and interdisciplinary performing artist of Kapampangan, Ilokano and Bikol descent, appears as part of the two-week festival devoted to Asian Pacific American artists. [2 to 5 p.m,, Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Opaluna: The up-and-coming duo (vocalist Susana Pineda and guitarist Lu Salcedo) takes a fresh approach to contemporary jazz and Latin music, “exploring every facet of their instruments while incorporating electronic techniques.” [7 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., S.F.]

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players: Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s 2013 “In the Light of Air” anchors a program with works by Ken Ueno, Joe Pereira and Toru Takemitsu; an informal talk at 6:30 p.m. with the artists precedes the concert. [7:30 p.m., Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Adam K & Soha: The “masters of progressive dance music” have reunited for “an epic tour.” [9 p.m., Verso SF, 1525 Mission St., S.F.]

CONCEPT series: The informal, intimate salon of contemporary dance features performances and discussion by the troupe RAWdance and guests Victor Talledos, Julie-Ann Gambino, James Graham Dance Theatre, Sharp & Fine and 13th Floor. [8 p.m., Green Room, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Mincing Words: The City’s own Tom Ammiano traces his journey to the California State Assembly in the one-man show, which has been extended. [5 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia, S.F.]

Tal Wilkenfeld: The Austrian singer-songwriter, called by some the world’s greatest female bassist, has performed with rock and jazz masters including Jeff Back, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

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