Aug. 24-25: Dalia Marina, Stanford Summer Jazz, Arsenic and Old Lace, Purpose of Public Education, Cuco, People’s Budget, Dave Koz, Larry Graham, The Kominas

Aug 24, 2017

Palestinian-American vocalist Dalia Marina appears in a free Yerba Buena Gardens Festival concert. (Courtesy photo)

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Dalia Marina: The Palestinian-American vocalist, joined by guitarist Carl Eisman and contrabassist Miles Jay, appears in an eclectic set of jazz, Latin jazz and soul-infused classical Arabic songs. [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission, between Third and Fourth streets, S.F.]
Stanford Summer Jazz
: Orquestra la Modern Tradición, playing Afro-Cuban music, appears in the last of 10 free seasonal concerts. [6 p.m., Plaza, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto]

Arsenic and Old Lace: Douglas Morrisson Theatre’s fall season opens with a 15-performance run of Joseph Kesselring’s classic farce about a drama critic who learns his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs. [8 p.m., 22311 N. Third St., Hayward]

The Purpose of Public Education: Nikole Hannah-Jones, reporter for the New York Times Magazine and Kristina Rizga, author of “Mission High,” speak about their experiences writing about public education as well as the future of schools in America. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]


It’s Time for a People’s Budget
: S.F. Progressive Democrats of America presents writers, politicians and organizers Christopher Cook, Eric See and Chelsea Boilard addressing ways to affect Donald Trump’s budget proposals. [7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Cuco: The young, self-produced dream-pop heartthrob (aka 18-year-old Omar Banos) from Hawthorne is making his Northern California debut. [9 p.m., New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland]

RiffTrax Live Doctor Who: Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, come back to the big screen with their comedy takes on 1983 Doctor Who film “The Five Doctors.” [7:30 p.m., Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Century 9 SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.; Kabuki 8 1881 Post St., S.F.]

Comedy Oakland: The evening of standup features Samson Koletkar, Jeff Dean, Justin Lockwood, ​Shanti Charan, Joe Tobin and Jeff Anaya. [7:30 p.m., Howden Home of the Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster St., Oakland]

Dave Koz & Larry Graham: The smooth jazz stars — saxophonist Koz and guitarist Graham — appear on their Side By Side Tour 2017. [7:30 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

FRIDAY, AUG. 25

The Kominas: The South Asian-American surf punk band (whose members include Muslims) headlines what it calls “Trump’s nightmare lineup,” also featuring SETI X, Commissure and drag artist Faluda Islam (Zulfikar Ali Bhutto). [9 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Light Up the Night from Charlottesville to Chinatown: Leaders from San Francisco’s Chinatown and other voices-for-inclusion civic organizations host a community program to take a stand against hate, followed by an 8 p.m. candlelight vigil. [6:30 p.m., Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny St., S.F.]

Black Fridays Live!: The monthly queer trans people of color performance showcase features top local talents performing live vocals, spoken word, comedy and amazing lip-syncs. [10 p.m., Stud, 399 Ninth St., S.F.]

Paul Component Engineering Q&A: Cycling industry expert Paul Price of the long-established domestic manufacturer of bicycle parts appears in a live (and live streaming) question-and-answer session. [6 to 9 p.m., Mission Workshop, 541 Valencia St., S.F.]

Eat Drink SF: The City’s premiere food and beverage festival offers unlimited tastes and pours from more than 100 top Bay Area restaurants. [7:15 p.m. Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Hillbarn Theatre opens its 76th season with the musical based on the Victor Hugo novel, featuring songs from the Disney animated movie. [8 p.m. 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

Trinidad Bay Art and Music Festival: The Humboldt County town kicks off a three-day event with a performance by Nonoka Mizukami on marimba and Peter Kibbe on cello. [8 p.m., Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St., Trinidad]

This Is Not a Selfie: The exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art — subtitled “Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection” and including images ranging from 19th-century experiments through contemporary techniques by Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Alfred Stieglitz and others — opens. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m. San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose]

Night Light-Multimedia & Performance Festival: SOMArts Cultural Center hosts a ticketed event with luminous art installations, audiovisual performances and “performative” interventions by dozens of artists. [8:30 p.m., 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

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