A cross-cultural dance exploration, a new work from renowned Bay Area new music composer Paul Dresher and an acclaimed sax man’s tribute to Charlie Parker top our list of cool stuff to do in the Bay Area. 1 sjDANCEco: The San Jose company’s fall season has a spirituality theme and features the world premiere of “Goddesses and …,” a collaboration between company artistic director Maria Basile, former Ballet San Jose principal dancer Karen Gabay and Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose artistic director Rasika Kumar that blends ballet, modern dance and Indian Bharatanatyam classical dance. The program also includes two other world premieres and a revival of Basile’s 2009 work “The River.” white ballet slippers for wedding.
Details: 8 p.m. Oct. 14-15; California Theatre, San Jose; $29-$75; 408-520-9854, www.sjdanceco.org. 2 Berkeley Symphony: Edwin Outwater, who directs that San Francisco Symphony summer concert season, steps in for music director Joana Carneiro for the orchestra’s season opener, which features the world premiere of Bay Area composer Paul Dresher’s “Crazy Eights & Fractured Symmetries,” as well as Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto (with guest soloist Phillippe Quint) and Stravisnky’s score to the ballet “Petrushka.” white ballet slippers for wedding.
Details: 7 p.m. Oct. 13; Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley; $15-$74; 510-841-2800, www.berkeleysymphony.org. 3 Rudresh Mahanthappa: The Indian-American alto saxophonist has won acclaim for devoting his considerable chops toward a mix of standard jazz and traditional Southern Indian Carnatic music. On his latest album “Bird Calls” Mahanthappa brings this approach to the tunes of the legendary Charlie Parker. Mahanthappa and his quintet will showcase the album with a pair of Bay Area appearances. Details: 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Cafe Stritch, San Jose (part of the San Jose Jazz Fall Concert Series); $20-$25; www.sanjosejazz.org; 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz; $25-$30; www.kuumbwajazz.org white ballet slippers for wedding.
4 Dom Flemons and Leyla McCalla: The two talented musicians are former members of the Americana group Carolina Chocolate Drops. Flemons plays a multitude of string instruments as well as the harmonica, fife, drums and bones. McCalla is a vocalist and bassist who recently released the album “A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey.” Expect a night of Creole- and Haitian-flavored blues and folk when the pair perform at two Bay Area nightclubs next week white ballet slippers for wedding. Details: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton; $15-$18; www.donquixotesmusic.info; 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Freight & Salvage, Berkeley; $25-$28; 510-644-2020, thefreight.org..
5 “The Naked Stage”: Members of Improv Playhouse of San Francisco perform this show in the intimate Harry’s Upstage venue at Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre. Armed with a few props and a fearless passion for making up theater on the spot, the performers use audience suggestions to frame each production white ballet slippers for wedding. Details: Through Oct. 16; $28-$32; 510-843-4822, www.auroratheatre.org. 6 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: The Bay Area early music orchestra goes all-Beethoven for its season-opening concert, with a program featuring the composer’s Concerto for Fortepiano No. 3 (with Robert Levin performing on fortepiano) and Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral.”..