A collection of local and international artists who are pushing style boundaries and presenting fresh music in the Joe Henderson Lab. GoGo Penguin, September 20, 21, 7:00pm & 8:30pm. Will Magid’s Alligator Spacewalk, September 22, 7:00pm & 8:30pm. Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, September 23, 7:30pm & 9:00pm. Y La Bamba, September 24, 7:30pm & 9:00pm. Vicente Amigo. Thursday, September 21 & Friday, September 22, 7:30pm. Championed by the late maestro Paco de Lucía as the next great flamenco star and described by jazz guitar hero Pat Metheny as “the greatest guitarist alive,” Amigo has more than lived up to his promise, with pyrotechnic virtuosity, charisma, and that intangible quality of soulful emotion the Spanish call duende. This evening includes music from Amigo’s new Sony Legacy release Memoria de los Sentidos.
“Queen Sugar” (10 p.m., OWN): In the 90-minute Season 3 finale, Ralph Angel receives some unexpected news, the fate of the correctional facility is revealed, and Charley makes a proposal on behalf of the farmers, Plus, Violet and Hollywood celebrate their love, “Queen Sugar” (7 p.m., OWN), “America’s Got Talent” (8 p.m., NBC), “Big Brother” (8 p.m., CBS), “Born This Way” (8 ballet shoes 3d model p.m., A&E), “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” (8 p.m., VH1)..
Cantor Arts Center. “Rodin: The Shock of the Modern Body.” Open ended. Three galleries including nearly 100 Rodin sculptures; includes comparative works by his rivals, mentors, admirers and imitators. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. https://museum.stanford.edu/. Books Inc. Palo Alto. Michelle A. Carter, “From Under the Russian Snow,” 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, No.74, Palo Alto. http://www.booksinc.net/PaloAlto. Kepler’s Books. The Slaves Who Work for Us: An Evening on Human Trafficking, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Dr. Daniel Goleman, “Altered Traits,” 3 p.m. Sept. 17. Bruce Henderson, “Sons and Soldiers,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Nicole Krauss, “Forest Dark,” with Elizabeth Rosner, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Paul Madonna master class, 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Diane Keaton, “The House That Pinterest Built,” 4-6 p.m. Oct. 12, $83.79 (includes book, service fee); signing only, no author presentation, no pictures. Irvin Yalom, “Becoming Myself,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Zach and Kelly Weinersmith, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. David Eagleman, “The Runaway Species,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. www.keplers.com.
Here’s a partial rundown of fall arts and entertainment happenings in the Bay Area, “Constellations”: Romantic drama, with science, presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; through Sept, 17; Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts; $40-$100; theatreworks.org, “Rashomon”: Adapted by Philip Kan Gotanda from the Japanese short story, presented by Ubuntu Theatre Project; through Sept, 17; Brooklyn Preserve, Oakland; $15-$45; www.ubuntutheaterproject.com, “Million Dollar Quartet”: Center Repertory Company kicks off its 50th season with this jukebox musical about a legendary jam session featuring Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, ballet shoes 3d model Carl Perkins, and more; Sept, 1-Oct, 6; Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek; $38-$79; 925-943-7469, www.centerrep.org..
The nine-part saga focuses on spree-killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), whose cross-country path of destruction landed him on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List even before he murdered fashion icon Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) on the steps of Versace’s Miami mansion in 1997. Based on the book “Vulgar Favors” by Maureen Orth, the series examines how cultural homophobia and prejudice delayed law enforcement’s search for Cunanan. The cast also includes Penélope Cruz and Ricky Martin.