Friday: Walking Distance Dance Festival
Friday (and/or Saturday) night, ODC Theater's Walking Distance Dance Festival returns for a third year, with "three programs of paired artists, a book reading and a site-adaptive performance at Mission Bowling Club." That's right, a dance performance in a bowling alley! You can see a list of all the events here, tonight's program is at 7:30 in the space between ODC Theater (215 Shotwell) and ODC Dance Commons. It features Amara Tabor-Smith's installation and performance ritual "Shame the Devil" and Sherwood Chen's performance of "Mongrel." A festival pass is $65, individual tickets are $25.

Saturday: Triassic Parq
Look, I can't do better than Ray of Light Theatre's press copy, so here it is: "Triassic Parq follows a pack of sexually-evolving dinosaurs in a certain prehistoric, Spielberg-inspired amusement park as they struggle with love, faith and science" as it "brings dinosaurs, show tunes and sex changes together." OK, a little uncomfortable, but intriguing! It opens Friday night, Saturday will be their second show, but it runs until June 28. Tickets are here, the show begins at 8 PM at the Eureka Theatre (215 Jackson Street at Battery).


Sunday: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter
Best-selling novelist Pearl Cleage (she wrote Oprah pick What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day) and author and philanthropist Deborah Santana (she was also once married to Carlos Santana, not that a woman should be defined by her partner) sit down for a public chat at the Museum of the African Disapora (685 Mission at Third). An expected topic is Cleage's struggle to become a successful writer and self-fulfilled woman, especially during the 1970’s and 1980’s. The conversation runs from 2-3:30 PM, and is free with museum admission ($10 for adults).

Pearl Cleage (right) and Maryemma Graham at the Albany State Poetry Festival in 2013 - Photo: Thomas Sayers Ellis