Contemporary dance troupe The Anata Project celebrates its fifth season with the world premiere of “HomeBody.” (Courtesy Summer Wilson)

Oct. 23-24: HomeBody, Wanda Sykes, Circus Center, Fifth of Butoh, Company C Contemporary Ballet

FRIDAY, OCT. 23

HomeBody: The Anata Project presents the evening-length work by Claudia Anata Hubiak, which explores the nuances of comfort and support of being “at home” within the physical self. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Wanda Sykes: The hilarious comic brings her standup act to The City. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Come Hither, Zombie: Circus Center’s Halloween spectacular has stunts and clowns and is hosted by cabaret chanteuse Cami Thompson. [8 p.m., 755 Frederick St., S.F.]

European house music: Switzerland’s Adriatique, Italy’s Mind Against and the Netherlands’ Job Jobse are on the bill. [9:30 p.m., Publicworks, 161 Erie St., S.F.]

Fifth of Butoh: Dancer-choreographer Vangeline brings the art of butoh into the 21st century with the premiere of the butoh fantasy about the fifth dimension, Fifth Amendment, and Fifth of Beethoven. [8 p.m., NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Sinner’s Hour: Live music and burlesque are part of a party to launch a seasonal happy hour menu by Darren Crawford at the Vestry. [5 p.m., Chapel, 775 Valencia St., S.F.}

Supernatural Halloween 2015: The fundraiser’s family-friendly festivities include trick-or-treating, live animal demonstrations and “A Haunted Tour of the Night Sky” in the planetarium. [5 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

One-Act Play Festival: The City of Mountain View Performing Arts Committee presents the second annual event, featuring two plays produced, directed and acted by local students. [7:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts SecondStage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

SATURDAY, OCT. 24

Company C Contemporary Ballet: The troupe presents the first of six performances of “Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows’ Eve,” an evening-length dance telling the story of the muse of autumn, who animates the dead and brings voice to the voiceless. [7 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Having Cancer is Hilarious: In a funny and poignant solo show, 22-year-old Megan Timpane recounts her experiences and some lessons she learned after being diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin Lymphoma. [8:30 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

World War II in the Philippines: A conference accompanying an exhibit on the historical topic includes talks by Chief Johnny Johnson of the USS San Francisco, the most decorated carrier during WWII. and Maj. Gen. Richard Keith of the 511th Parachute Infantry. [10 a.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

San Mateo history talk: Leland Osborne discusses the 1931 case, Constance May Gavin Estate v. Estate of James Leary Flood, known as “the greatest trial in San Mateo County history” in the recently restored courtroom where the action played out. [2 p.m., San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Moby-Dick marathon reading: More than 100 readers and performers bring Herman Melville’s classic to life, in a free 24-hour event including food trucks, locally brewed beer and coffee. [Noon, Firehouse, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Carolina Lugo and Carole Acuna: The mother-and-daughter dancers and their singers and musicians appear in their popular flamenco show. [7 p.m., Pena Pachamama, 1630 Powell St., S.F.]

Dirty Deeds at the Depot: San Leandro Players open their run of the rollicking Old West musical melodrama set in San Juan Capistrano. [8 p.m., San Leandro Museum auditorium, 320 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro]

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