Sept. 22-23: Flyaway Productions, Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, Man Haters, Mara Wilson, Hari Kondabolu

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22

Grace and Delia are Gone: Aerial troupe Flyaway Productions celebrates its 20th season with a piece exploring “violence against women through the lens of murder ballad.” [8 p.m., Firehouse, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Don’t Blink-Robert Frank: Laura Israel’s vivid documentary about the groundbreaking photographer and independent filmmaker screens in the first of four presentations. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Man Haters: Comedians Irene Tu, Ash Fisher, Janine Brito, Nicole Calasich, Dominique Gelin, Francesca Fiorentini and Todd Masterson appear in the LGBT-themed show, followed by a dance party. [7:30 p.m., White Horse. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Mara Wilson: The former child star, known for roles in “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Matilda,” speaks about her memoir “Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Hari Kondabolu: The standup comic, known for his fresh takes on race, identity and inequities, opens a three-night gig. [8 p.m., Cobb’s, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Shahrzad Dance Company: The troupe presents a performance of Persian dance, in a program also featuring a short talk and audience participation. [4 p.m., S.F. Public Library, Chinatown Branch, 1135 Powell St., S.F.]

The Shipment: Crowded Fire Theater begins preview performances of Young Jean Lee’s “The Shipment,” an “incisive comedy that upends black American stereot
ypes in media and American entertainment.” [8 p.m., Thick House, 1695 18th St., S.F.]

Wild Kratts: The live version of the popular PBS Kids’ TV show created by brothers and zoologists Martin and Chris Kratt comes to The City. [7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., S.F.]

Suede: The vocalist — described as a cross between Adele, Diana Krall and Bette Midler — brings her cabaret act to town. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23

Schick Machine: Opening a three-night gig, the Paul Dresher Ensemble production showcases virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick performing on a stage filled with huge invented instruments. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Whiskers & Whiskey: The San Francisco SPCA’s annual tattoo cocktail and adoption party has helped hundreds of animals find loving homes; RSVP required. [6 to 9 p.m., SPCA, 250 Florida St., S.F.; www.sfspca.org]

Daybreaker SF Fall Ball: The ticketed workout bash begins with Hatha yoga by Sonya Genel followed by a dance party from 7 to 9 a.m. [6 a.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Circus Center Cabaret: Vocalist Leanne Borghesi is guest at the show with music, cocktails and artists doing trapeze, acrobatics, contortion, juggling and more. [8 p.m., Circus Center Theater, 755 Frederick St., S.F.]

Oktoberfest by the Bay: The 17th annual event, three days celebrating the 206-year-old tradition of beer-drinking and merrymaking with nonstop music, singing, dancing and German food and drink, kicks off. [5 p.m. to midnight, Pier 48, S.F.]

Foad Satterfield: The educator and painter opens an exhibit of his vivid landscapes, which are reminiscent of Paul Cezanne, with a reception and talk. [5:30 p.m., Studio Shop 244 Primrose Road, Burlingame]

Owen: Chicago-area indie rocker Mike Kinsella is promoting his solo project’s new album “The King of Whys.” [8:30 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Ben Wendel: The Grammy-nominated jazz composer and saxophonist opens a three-night engagement with Gerald Clayton on piano, Joe Sanders on bass and Henry Cole on drums. [7 p.m., SF JAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers: The Bay Area blues band is promoting its latest album, “Method to My Madness.” [8 p.m., Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

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