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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