“Tyrus,” an enchanting documentary about 105-year-old Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong screening at the Castro, opens CAAMFest 2016. (Courtesy Ildiko Laszlo)

March 10-11: Tyrus opens CAAMFest 2016, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, S.F. International Ocean Film Festival, Greg Jackson, Tiger Legacy, Phoenix Incident, Melissa Aldana

THURSDAY, MARCH 10

Tyrus: The film about 105-year-old Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong, who gave Walt Disney’s “Bambi” its unforgettable look, opens CAAMFest 2016, an 11-day celebration of film, music, food and digital media from Asian and Asian-American artists; the film is followed by a 9:30 p.m. gala at the Asian Art Museum. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

S.F. International Ocean Film Festival: The four-day, 13th annual event begins with four films about deepwater adventures from the U.S. and Australia directed by Nick and Cheryl Dean (appearing in person), James Toomey, Mark Jones and Nick Robinson. [4 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.}

Tiger Legacy-Stories of Massillon Football: The publisher Daylight hosts a reception for the new book, a community storytelling project led by Gary Harwood and David Foster that depicts the spirit and tradition of one the country’s most celebrated high school teams. [6 p.m., SF Camerawork, 1011 Market St., second floor, S.F.]

Greg Jackson: The writer celebrates the release of “Prodigals: Stories,” a collection that drills into the spiritual longing of today’s privileged elite. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Phoenix Incident: Screening for one night, the sci-fi thriller revolves around a military conspiracy and a controversial missing persons case surrounding the Phoenix Lights, an alleged UFO sighting in 1997. [7:30 p.m., Century 20 Daly City, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: The acclaimed contemporary troupe opens a four-day engagement featuring the West Coast premiere of “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” a tribute to Bill T. Jones’ mother-in-law, Dora Amelan, a French-Jewish survivor of World War II. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, St., 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Melissa Aldana: The tenor saxophonist and 2013 Thelonious Monk Competition winner recently released her fourth album, “Back Home.” [7 and 8:30 p.m., SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

Mark Morris Dance Group: In the first of three performances, the troupe presents the choreographer’s seminal “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato,” considered by many to be among the great dance works of the 20th century. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, near Bancroft Way and Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Cypress Quartet: The 20-year-old ensemble, which will disband this summer, explores the theme of “Tragedy & Comedy” in its final “Call & Response” concert featuring a piece by Dan Coleman and two Beethoven quartets that inspired it. [8 p.m,, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Talking Heads: Spare Stage opens a three-week production of the show, a compilation of monologues by acclaimed British writer Alan Bennett, of “The Madness of King George” fame. [8 p.m., Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Take This Hammer-Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area: The exhibition (of painting, drawing, printmaking, installation, performance, sound, film, video and more) examining the region’s legacy as a center for social justice, opens with a party. [7 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Incoming! A new planetarium show narrated by George Takei exploring asteroids, comets and stories of the planet’s cosmic origins, opens. [Hourly, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park., S.F.]

Fire & Light: Artist Mirang Wonne, who interprets natural forms by “drawing” on fine stainless steel mesh using a blowtorch, opens an exhibition of new works with a reception and talk. [5:30 p.m., Studio Shop, 244 Primrose Road, Burlingame]


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