Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis appear in the premiere of “The Way You Look (at me) Tonight” at CounterPulse on Thursday. (Courtesy

Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis appear in the premiere of “The Way You Look (at me) Tonight” at CounterPulse on Thursday. (Courtesy

Sept. 28-29: Squeeze, Blink-182, Pat O’Neill, Jonathan Safran Foer, Salute to Judy Garland, Don Pasquale, Jess Curtis, Claire Cunningham


Squeeze: The British pop rock act headed by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford is playing to promote 2015’s “Crade to the Grave,” its first album of new songs in 17 years. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Blink-182: The California pop punk band broke out with the album “Enema of the State” in 1999. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Pat O’Neill: The pioneering experimental filmmaker and founding faculty member of the California Institute of the Arts appears at a screening of 1995’s “Trouble in the Image,” coinciding with the opening of ”MATRIX 262,” an exhibit of his film, sculpture, photography and works on paper. [7 p.m., Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Jonathan Safran Foer: The author of “Everything Is Illuminated” discusses his new novel “Here I Am” with Molly Antopol. [Noon, Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony: Pianist Yuja Wang and trumpeter Mark Inouye are featured in a program of works by Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Bright Sheng’s “Dream of the Red Chamber” Overture. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Don Pasquale: San Francisco Opera opens its production of Donizetti’s comic opera featuring American tenor Lawrence Brownlee in his main stage company debut alongside bass-baritone Maurizio Muraro in the title role. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Salute to Judy Garland: The singer-actress’ daughter Lorna Luft and vocalist-pianist Michael Feinstein open a four-night engagement dedicated to the legendary performer. [7 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Jacob Sirof, Kaseem Bentley: The performers host a “hilarious night of comedy nurtured by the very city that brought the world sourdough bread and legalized porn.” [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Jess Curtis/Gravity and Claire Cunningham: Opening an eight-show run, the premiere “The Way You Look (at me) Tonight” presents U.K. disabled artist Cunningham and choreographer Curtis in a duet (with live music and video) that explores how people perceive each other. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Reel Rock II: The screening of rock climbing films with the sport’s biggest stories and athletes includes appearances by Ashima Shiraishi, Brette Harrington and Mike Libecki. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Pastel: The San Francisco-Oakland alt rock-shoegaze band, promoting its EP “Eyelids,” plays on a bill with Hazel’s Wart and Moaning. [7:30 p.m.,St. Francis Fountain, 2801 24th St., S.F.]

Maximillian: The Berkeley four-piece plays on a folk, indie and pop bill with up-and-coming Bay Area artists Annie Bacon & Her Oshen, Thunderegg and On Dolphin. [8 p.m., Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Brian Culbertson: The smooth jazz multi-instrumentalist pays tribute to funk on his latest tour and recording. [8 and 10 p.m, Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Best of Bernal: The local film program screens 2015 award-winners — Tina Gordon’s “Joani: Queen of the Paradiddle,” Tania Ku’s “There is a Place” and Dean Mermell’s “Oliver’s Opera” at a presentation featuring the filmmakers. [7 p.m., S.F. Public Library, Bernal branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Chick Corea: The 22-Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer pays tribute to the legendary Bill Evans with former Evans bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Brian Blade. [7 p.m., SF JAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Dirty Nil: The Ontario-based rock three-piece, promoting its “loud, distorted and out of control” debut LP “Higher Power,” headlines a bill with Daydream, Nopes and Reunions. [9 p.m, Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St., S.F.]

Smuin Ballet: A world premiere by Garrett Ammon, the local premiere of Stanton Welch’s “Indigo” and Michael Smuin’s “Stabat Mater” are on the program, which runs through the weekend in The City. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

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