Super catchy pop rockers Matt Jaffe and The Distractions, from Marin, open for Blues Traveler at the Fillmore. (Courtesy Pat Johnson)

Super catchy pop rockers Matt Jaffe and The Distractions, from Marin, open for Blues Traveler at the Fillmore. (Courtesy Pat Johnson)

Oct. 15-16: Blues Traveler, Matt Jaffe, My Morning Jacket, The Other Barrio

THURSDAY, OCT. 15

Blues Traveler: The veteran rockers (with the 1990s hit “Run Around”) appear; up-and-coming Bay Area pop-rocker Matt Jaffe (and his band The Distractions) open. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.}

Oliver Wang; The author of “Legions of Boom,” about the history of Filipino American mobile DJ crews in the Bay Area, appears at a book signing event and DJ showcase. [6 p.m., Skyline College, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno]

J. Kenji López-Alt: The culinary director of SeriousEats.com and food columnist talks about his new book, “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Austin Kleon: The best-selling author of “Steal Like an Artist” discusses his follow up title: “The Steal Like an Artist Journal.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

My Morning Jacket: The indie rock band, whose 2015 album “The Waterfall” was recorded at Stinson Beach, headlines the first of three Bay Area concerts. [7:30 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

The Odd Couple: Hillbarn Theatre opens its run of Neil Simon’s award-winning classic comedy about Oscar and Felix, two single mismatched roommates. [8 p.m., 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

Screaming Queens: Left Coast Theatre Co.’s seasonal production, running through Halloween, is an anthology of LGBT- and horror-themed short pieces. [8 p.m., Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, OCT. 16

The Other Barrio: The centerpiece film of the 2015 S.F. Independent Film Festival about a San Francisco housing inspector who investigates a fatal fire at a residential hotel in the Mission, opens a limited return engagement; filmmaker Dante Betteo will answer questions following the 7 p.m. screening. [7 and 9:30 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Megan Slankard: The quirky San Francisco singer-songwriter appears in concert with special guest Peter Case in a event to benefit breast cancer research. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Bluegrass Bonanza: Festival Speed, a group of pickers from Marin, plays traditional hardcore bluegrass. [9:30 p.m., Plough & Stars, 116 Clement St., S.F.]

Bella Trio: Mimi Lee, piano; Fred Lifsitz, violin, and Eric Gaenslin, cello, play “The Complete Beethoven Trios – Part III.” [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Saved By the 90s: The nostalgia band plays tunes by No Doubt, Green Day, Nirvana, Ace of Base and others. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Twyla Tharp: Cal Performances presents the iconoclastic choreographer’s 50th anniversary tour, which features two Bay Area premieres. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, near Bancroft Way and Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Flying Ace and the Storm of the Century: Self-described “eco-theater artists” of Superhero Clubhouse stage a show about extreme climactic events, which is inspired by Charles Schulz’s iconic beagle Snoopy. [6 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Silicon Valley African Film Festival: “Eye of The Storm,” a film about a young idealistic lawyer assigned to defend a rebel accused of war crime (directed by Sékou Traoré of Burkina Faso) is the opening night feature. [8 p.m., Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]


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