Rea Lynn de Guzman, a Filipina artist working in paint, print and sculpture, is featured at Saturday’s opening reception of APAture 2017, a multi-day festival spotlighting up-and-coming Asian Pacific American artists. (Courtesy Lizzy Brooks)

Rea Lynn de Guzman, a Filipina artist working in paint, print and sculpture, is featured at Saturday’s opening reception of APAture 2017, a multi-day festival spotlighting up-and-coming Asian Pacific American artists. (Courtesy Lizzy Brooks)

Sept. 29-30: Speechless Marathon, Josh Kun, Jax Jones, Jon Bellion, Clickshare, West Wave Dance Festival, This Bitter Earth, Skerryvore, APAture 2017, Rea Lynn de Guzman


Speechless Marathon: The second annual 24-hour event is a “one-of-a-kind” overnight comedy marathon featuring more than 100 performers (including Bay Area talent from comedy and technology), along with games and demos, wellness services, prizes and refreshments. [8 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday, Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom St., S.F.]

What’s the Sound of Your San Francisco?: MacArthur “genius” award winner Josh Kun discusses findings from a project in which he gathered stories from local musicians to explore gentrification, eviction and neighborhood change. [7 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Jax Jones: The British multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, who most recently worked with Demi Lovato, appears on his North American tour. [9:30 p.m., Audio, 316 11th St., S.F.]

Jon Bellion: The producer, who has co-written huge hits by Jason Derulo, Rihanna and Eminem, is in town on the third leg of “The Human Condition Tour.” [8 p.m., Armory, 1800 Mission St., S.F.]

Clickshare: American Conservatory Theater masters’ students stage Lucas Kavner’s funny satire of the internet age in which story content literally goes viral. [7:30 p.m., Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

West Wave Dance Festival: The 26th choreography showcase, which features more than 20 veteran and emerging performers and dance makers, opens a two-weekend run. [8 p.m., Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

This Bitter Earth: The commissioned premiere by Harrison David Rivers explores the impact of current societal tensions on a gay couple: a black man, and his white lover who’s a Black Lives Matter activist. [8 p.m., New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Skerryvore: The award-winning high energy band from Scotland fuses folk and rock while staying rooted in traditional influences. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]


APAture 2017: “Unravel,” Kearny Street Workshop’s 16th annual festival showcasing up-and-coming Asian Pacific American artists in illustration, film, literature, music, performing and visual arts, opens with a reception featuring Rea Lynn de Guzman, a Filipina artist working in paint, print and sculpture. [6 to 10 p.m., Arc Gallery & Studios, 1246 Folsom St., S.F.]

Redwood City Salsa Festival: The 10th annual festivities boast multiple stages of live entertainment, and a salsa competition and tasting. [Noon to 8 p.m., free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

The Launch-The San Francisco Shipyard Street Fair: The inaugural festival celebrating waterfront development of the Shipyard and Candlestick communities features live music by headliners Miami Horror along with market vendors, food, drinks and maker demonstrations. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Innes Court Park and Hilltop Park, 11 Innes Court, S.F.]

Alli Webb: The Drybar (blowout salon) founder will be on hand at an event also featuring hair styling advice from brand experts. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sephora, 33 Powell St., S.F.]

Baraka Moon: The Bay Area band releases “Wind Horse,” an album with Sufi trance songs, Indian ragas, African beats and the Aboriginal didgeridoo. [8 p.m., Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley]

Peter Alexander, Greg Barnett
: The local musicians release the album “Agni, Fire of Creation,” a “soothing” collection of Eastern and Western music including traditional Christian hymns, Sanskrit mantras and reggae. [4:30 p.m., Ocean Yoga, 90 Eureka Drive, Pacifica]

Stephanie Perkins: The writer from Asheville, N.C. appears in conversation with local author Nina LaCour to discuss her highly anticipated young adult novel, “There’s Someone Inside Your House!” [3 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Portola Garden Tour: Portola neighbors host the self-guided event, a fund-raiser for City College horticulture students showcasing more than a dozen private and public open gardens, and followed by a 3 p.m. party. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., party at Ferment, Drink, Repeat, 2636 San Bruno Ave.,S.F.; ]

Autumn Moon Festival: The 27th annual event, a two-day affair, offers arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grant Avenue, between California Street and Columbus Avenue, S.F.]

Blessing of the Animals: Humans are invited to bring pets — dogs on leashes, cats in carriers and any caged animals — to receive individual blessings in a ceremony conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. [11 a.m., Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Geary Boulevard, between Laguna and Gough streets, S.F.]

Precita Eyes Muralists Gala: The community-based art center celebrates 40 decades of beautifying the urban environment with a fund-raising bash featuring art and music. [6 p.m., GitHub, 88 Colin P Kelly Junior St., S.F.]

Celebrating Grove Street
: San Francisco Arts Commission closes its 155 Grove St. gallery with a final site-specific installation by graphic designer Martin Venezky and a procession led by performance artist Cliff Hengst. [6 to 8 p.m., 155 Grove St., S.F.]

: The hot young Canadian brother-sister electronic duo of Luke and Tess Pretty opened for M83 and was recently signed by Skrillex’s OWSLA label. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Moon Taxi: Noisey said the up-and-coming Nashville alt-rock band offers “sing-along songs and catchy, jam-worthy interludes.” [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

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