13th Floor’s world premiere “The Broken Knife” is a dance-theater piece inspired by graphic novels. (Courtesy Pak Han)

13th Floor’s world premiere “The Broken Knife” is a dance-theater piece inspired by graphic novels. (Courtesy Pak Han)

Nov. 6-7: Broken Knife, Godsmack, Extracted, Rebirth Brass Band, Hot Tuna


The Broken Knife: 13th Floor presents the world premiere, a dark, comic modern myth conceived by Jenny McAllister and inspired by graphic novels like Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” and Brian K. Vaughn’s “Saga.” [8 p.m., ODC Theater 3153 17th Street, S.F.]

Godsmack: The Grammy-nominated hard rockers are promoting last year’s “1000HP,” headlining a show with Red Sun Rising. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Free First Fridays: Robots and the exhibit “San Mateo County History Makers: Entrepreneurs Who Changed the World” are the theme of varied free programs for kids and adults. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Old First Concerts; “One Great City” features vocalist-guitarist Alexandra Iranfar and guitarist Timothy Sherren in the premiere of a new song cycle by Eric Choate as well as works by Scarlatti, Castelnovo-Tedesco and Assad. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Extracted: Opening today and continuing through August, the exhibition of Bay Area artist Ranu Mukherjee’s textiles, works on paper and hybrid films (displayed alongside objects from the museum’s collection) explores the story of gold and its impact on natural resources, labor and shifting international economic power. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Reptar: The band’s signature electro-pop weirdness comes from layers of guitars, keys, synth, horns and pop hooks. [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Raghu Karnad: The author of “Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War,” discusses his epic tale, which is narrated through the lives and deaths of one family. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Matisyahu: The American reggae-rapper-alternative rocker plays from “Live at Stubb’s Vol. III,” which offers stripped down, reworked takes on tunes from his extensive catalog. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

American Indian Film Festival: The 40th anniversary program of dozens of short and feature-length films opens with documentaries: “My Legacy” directed by Helen Haig-Brown, and “We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited” by Antonino D’ Ambrosia. [7 p.m., Metreon, 135 Fourth St., S.F.]

The French Had a Name for It 2: The four-day film festival of rare 12 French noirs opens with 1950s-era “La Lumiere d’en Face” (“The Light Across the Street”), followed by “La Verite Sur Bebe Donge” (“The Truth About Marriage”). [6 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]


Rebirth Brass Band: The Grammy-winning group appears at The New Orleanian, “an art, music, food and spirits experience” benefiting the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, a nonprofit providing services to musicians in New Orleans. [6 to 11 p.m., Heron Arts, 7 Heron St., S.F.]

Hot Tuna: The iconic Bay Area blues rock band headlines a show to benefit The Owsley Stanley Foundation, which preserves the experience of the psychedelic era; Steve Kimock, Roger McNamee, Dauno Martinez and The Code also appear. [7 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Dirty Ghosts: The San Francisco post-punk trio, promoting “Let It Pretend, headlines a dual record release show with Kelley Stoltz, whose new CD is “To Dreamers.” [10 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Jonathan Groff: The Tony Award-nominated actor starring in the hit musical “Hamilton” appears in a conversation-performance event with Kevin Sessums [8 p.m., Curran, 445 Geary St., S.F.]

Drinks: The indie band, a new project of Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley of White Fence, recently released its debut album “Hermits on Holiday.” [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Bridge Project: The second day of the series exploring the intersection of language and movement is “Reorganizing Ourselves,” a performance-lecture with Deborah Hay, Alva Noë and Michèle Steinwald. [6 p.m., Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F.]

David Ramirez: The traveling folk singer appears with a full band on a headlining tour to promote his sparse new recording “Fables.” [9 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

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