Have a nice day from March 5 to 7, 2020 | Culture


magic man: Kevin Blake is bringing back his popular show, an “awesome” mix of spoken word, music, comedy, sleight of hand, mentalist feats and illusions every other Thursday until April 30. [8 p.m., Palace Theater, 644 Broadway, S.F.]

DaVido: American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer David Adedeji Adeleke takes part in his “A Good Time” tour; Mick Jenkins also stars. [7 p.m., Midway, 900 Marin St., S.F.]

Christopher Paul Stelling:NPR called the North Carolina-based musician an “intense singer” who “lyrically has that poetic sense of mystery that you can find in Bob Dylan songs.” [8 p.m., Amado’s, 998 Valencia St., S.F.]


Sweet Fascination: The solo exhibition of oil paintings of soft and kitsch objects suspended in sumptuous backgrounds by Ingrid V. Wells opens with a reception. [6 to 10 p.m., Voss Gallery, 3344 20th St., S.F.]

From here to there-De Aquí Desde Allá: Due to a virus threat, Creativity Explored & San Francisco Art Institute has canceled the opening of the installation by Ana Teresa Fernández and Creativity Explored (disabled) artists who surround visitors with fantastical large-scale sculptures, however , the exhibition will be open to regular gallery opening hours Wednesday through Sunday, through April 26. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., S.F. Art Institute, Pier 2, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Artisanal chocolate experience: The weekend festival dedicated to educating, entertaining and promoting the artisanal chocolate industry – with the participation of bean makers, chocolatiers, pastry chefs and cocoa bean producers from around the world. twenty countries – begins with an opening night. [7 to 10 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St., S.F.]

Embrace: Rock legends with anthem hits, garish outfits and shows featuring dry ice, smoke bombs, spitting blood and more are on their End of the Road Word Tour; David Lee Roth opens. [7:30 p.m., Oakland Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Reflect-Interactive Sensory Museum: Local women participate in the three-day International Women’s Day-themed event, a “unique guided sensory-meets-performance experience” aimed at educating and achieving gender equality in the workplace . [7 p.m., S.F. Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Downtown Social: San Francisco’s ‘sun-drenched indie soul band’ release ‘Fantastic Colors’ album, described as a ‘love letter to their hometown amid a perilous time where reverence is key to healing collective”. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Never the sinner: Inspired by a real event that took place in the United States in 1924, the Off-Broadway hit tells how two wealthy young men (Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb) murdered a 14-year-old boy for no other reason than to prove that they were superior beings above the law. [8 p.m., Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F. ]

The living earth show: The “fiercely creative” percussion-guitar duo of Travis Andrews and Andy Meyerson kick off a festival weekend with Mr. Lamar’s “Lordship and Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman,” an original 10-movement song cycle. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

International Women’s Day Happy Hour with the League of Women Voters: League of Women Voters of San Francisco celebrates 100th anniversary of civic group and passage of 19th Amendment at fundraiser. [7 to 9 p.m., Tonic Bar, 895 Post St., S.F.]

Queries: The exhibition in the gallery of the painter Joseph Abbati, an “investigation of the male figure and forms of expression from a queer point of view”, opens with a reception. [8 to 10 p.m., Strut, 470 Castro St., S.F.]

American Nightmare: The Boston hardcore punk band celebrating its 20th anniversary plays on a bill with Ceremony, described by one reviewer as “Devo-esque.” [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Weaving Spirits Two Spirit Performance Festival: California Native, Relocated Native, and Visiting Native Artists appear in traditional, experimental, and drag plays in the showcase curated by an intergenerational team of Native community leaders. [8 p.m. CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Bambara: Noise Pop features the dark, dark punk band formed in Athens, Georgia by twin brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh and bassist William Brookshire. [9 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

San Francisco Ballet Schedule 4: George Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, based on Shakespeare’s play and set to music by Mendelssohn, is presented for the first time in 34 years as part of a series of 10 performances. [8 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Alon Nechushtan Jazz Quartet: Sunset Music and Arts presents the pianist-composer and his ensemble in a “klezmer-jazz project” concert. [7:30 p.m., Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Ave., S.F.]

Rus Thomas: Lee Child, author of Jack Reacher’s thrillers, called the English writer and bookseller’s debut novel “Firewatching” “a perfect blend of the best of the old and the best of the new – all the traditional trappings and charms are here , with a fresh and relevant 21st century edge. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Joffrey Ballet: Opening a three-day run, Cal Performances hosts the Chicago-based troupe performing dances by Nicolas Blanc, Justin Peck and California premieres of works by Liam Scarlett and Stephanie Martinez. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Dana Street, Berkeley]


Fellini 100-Tribute to Federico Fellini: Cinema Italia San Francisco’s one-day series dedicated to the groundbreaking director includes separate screenings of “La strada” (12:30 p.m.), Juliet of the Spirits (3 p.m.), Amarcord (6 p.m.) and “I Vitelloni” (10 p.m.) accompanied of a party. [12:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Anamanaguchi: New York group, pioneer in the world of video game chiptune music, promotes the new album “[USA]which has a wider sound palette of voices and sounds than previous releases. [8 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Flower Yoshi: “Peer Pleasure” is the latest album from the self-proclaimed “anti-pop anti-hero” who has been influenced by electronica, hip-hop and rock. [9 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Revolutionary block party at the Southeast Community Center: Music, food, family activities, prizes, speakers and appearances by artists Kenyatta AC Hinkle, Mildred Howard and Phillip Hua, whose work is at the center, make up the festivities. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1550 Evans Ave., S.F.]

Marc Lettieri: The guitarist, a Bay Area native and member of the multi-Grammy jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy, appears in a free concert. [7:30 p.m., Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Flower bulb day 2020: Visitors can pick a bouquet of free flowers at the Tulip Garden presented by Royal Anthos. [1 to 4 p.m., Union Square, 333 Post St., S.F.]

Culinary shock: During its first weekend, the annual cooking school competition and scholarship event features menus created by Tina Tian and Justin Griffin, culinary students at City College of San Francisco. [5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mark Hopkins Hotel, 1 Nob Hill, 999 California St., S.F.]

The fabulous four: With note-for-note renditions of “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Yesterday”, “A Day In The Life”, “Twist And Shout”, “Here Comes The Sun” and “Hey Jude”, the act is billed as “the ultimate Beatles tribute”. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

AC Sapphire: The ethereal folk rock songwriter from Portland performs his debut EP “Omni Present”. [7 p.m., Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Bill Kanegiser, Alexander String Quartet: The guitarist and ensemble perform a “British invasion” concert with the American premiere of “Prism—Six Songs by Sting” by Sting and Dusan Bogdanovich, works by Leo Brouwer, Ian Krouse and John Dowland. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Zack Villere: The Internet and DIY sensation, originally from Louisiana, plays his second album “Cardboard City”. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Duo SF: Sunset Music and Arts features guitarists Christopher Mallet and Robert Miller playing songs by The Beatles, tangos by Astor Piazzolla, “La Vida Breve” by Manuel de Falla and more. [7:30 p.m., Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Ave., S.F.]

Pi Jacobs: The new release from the American roots rocker based in Los Angeles is “Two Truths and a Lie”. [7:15 p.m., Lost Church, 65 Capp St., S.F.]

Olivia Jean: California Women’s Music features singer-songwriter “bubblegum garage” who mixes surf guitar, 1960s girl band harmonies and punk on her new album “Night Owl.” [6:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Converging passages: The program features dance by Bay Area artists Chelsea Boyd Brown & Collaborators, Qilo Matzen and Unruly Body Tanztheater, and Midwestern choreographers Kathleen Hickey and Renee Murray. [8 p.m., Shawl Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley]

Roberto Fonseca: The Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist, singer, composer and bandleader has a “searching jazz sensibility and deep roots in the Afro-Cuban tradition.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Cantare Con Vivo: The Community Choir performs “Considering Matthew Shepard”, a 95-minute oratorio by Craig Hella Johnson about the life, death and legacy of Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming teenager who became a national figure after being beaten and left for dead because he was gay. [7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington]

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