Mavis Staples, pictured, and Joan Osborne co-headline a classy double bill at the Fillmore. (Courtesy Chris Strong/Anti Records)

Sept. 25-26: Mavis Staples, Joan Osborne, Oktoberfest by the Bay, Chuchito Valdes

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25

Solid Soul Tour: Iconic gospel-R&B singer Mavis Staples and diverse singer-songwriter Joan Osborne co-headline the concert. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Rajiv Satyal: The Los Angeles-based Indian standup comic, known for his TV-clean humor, brings his “The I AM… Tour” to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Brava Theatre, 2789 24th St., S.F.]l

Oktoberfest By the Bay: The 16th annual San Francisco event, deemed one of the best festivals of its type in the country and serving authentic German cuisine and music along with superlative beer, begins its three-day run. [5 p.m. to midnight, Pier 48 (across from AT&T Park), S.F.]

Chuchito Valdes: The Cuban pianist, a seven-time Grammy nominee, appears in concert with Bolivian composer and charangist Eddy Navia. [8 p.m., Peña Pachamama 1630 Powell St., S.F.}

Firebeatz: The Dutch DJ-producer duo of Tim Smulders and Jurre van Doeselaa has become one of electronic music’s biggest draws. [9 p.m., Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Eluveitie: The Swiss folk metal band headlines a concert with The Agonist and Martina Edoff; EPICA, the Dutch metal band orginially scheduled on the tour, canceled to due to vocalist Simone Simons’ family emergency. [7 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Legendary Shack Shakers; The punk roots band plays from its latest release, “The Southern Surreal,” which mashes up punk country and rowdy rockabilly, [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill. 1233 17th St., S.F.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 26

Vittorio De Sica-A Film Series: The Italian neorealist is celebrated with screenings of “Two Women,” “The Gold of Naples.” “Marriage Italian Style” and “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis” (the film’s star Lino Capolicchio will appear in person), followed by a party. [11:30 a.m. on, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Randall Museum Open House: While its Corona Heights location is closed for renovation, the museum invites visitors of all ages to check out art and science activities, live animals and entertainment in its new temporary location. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mission Art Center, 745 Treat Ave., S.F.]

Sorraia Zaied: Egypt’s mega-star bellydance artist appears in a rare U.S. engagement. [7:30 p.m., Redwood City Veterans Memorial Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City]

Redwood City Salsa Festival: The eighth annual free event offers multiple stages of live entertainment complementing its headline salsa competition and tasting. [Noon to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Bing Outside/In: Stanford Live hosts the free arts open house featuring performances by Circus Bella. Stanford Taiko, Lila Blue, Octopretzel, The Family Crest and Nonstop Bhangra. [1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Curtain Up!: Circus Center kicks off its monthly Cabaret Series, featuring the best local circus performers showcasing their work. [8 p.m., 755 Frederick St., S.F.]

Portola Garden Tour: More than two dozen of the diverse neighborhood’s private and public gardens are featured in the $25 self-guided tour, which benefits a scholarship fund. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 749 Colby St., S.F.]

Chalk Festival: The free event showcases more than 20 artists creating amazing chalk mural works-of-art on pavement encompassing a city block. [Noon to 3 p.m., Westlake Shopping Center, 340 Westlake Center, Daly City]

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