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April 1-2: Still Life Dances, St. Stupids Day Parade, Cristela Alonzo, Dancers We Lost, Godfrey, China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe

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Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations present “Still Life Dances,” a series of works based on paintings at the de Young Museum, at ODC. (Courtesy photo)


Still Life Dances: The program, a series of movement studies based on still life paintings from the de Young Museum, was created by Bay Area choreographers Lauren Simpson and Jenny Stulberg. [8 p.m., ODC, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

St. Stupids Day Parade: Participants are asked to wear “solo socks” and bring pennies and losing lottery tickets to the 38th annual April Fools’ Day procession, which stops at the Pacific Stock Exchange and Federal Reserve headquarters. [Begins at noon, Justin Herman Plaza, Market Street and the Embarcadero, S.F.]

Hannah Crum, Alex LaGory: The authors talk about “The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea” in a session with free samples from House Kombucha. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Cristela Alonzo: The actress (star of the short-lived sitcom “Cristela”) brings her standup comedy act, the “Lower Classy Tour,” to town. [8 and 10 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The hit Broadway musical, based on the fairy tale about Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell, opens a brief South Bay engagement. [8 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose]

Dancers We Lost: The GLBT Historical Society exhibit curated by Glenne McElhinney, which honors performers lost to HIV/AIDS including former San Francisco Ballet company members, opens with a reception. [7 p.m., GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St., S.F.]

China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe: The group stages “National Beauty,” a dance poem inspired by the colors of white-and-blue porcelain, the tea ceremony, bamboo, calligraphy, painting and traditional Chinese medicine. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Godfrey: The New York-based actor and comedian headlines a standup gig also featuring Brendan Lynch and Stephen Furey. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Stegosaurus (or) Three Cheers for Climate Change: Faultline Theater stages Andrew Saito’s play, billed as “‘Waiting for Godot’ meets ‘Beavis and Butthead’ with a splash of hope and humor.” [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]


Marco Benevento: The musician blends wild keyboard rock with mesmerizing dance on his new album “The Story of Fred Short.” [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.] .

Panofsky’s Complaint: The short film, a dark comedy starring Mark Beltzman and based on a story by Jacqueline Berkman about a doorman recounting his miserable day (in the “frustrated Jew” genre inspired by Woody Allen and Philip Roth), screens in a free presentation. [8 p.m., Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 Ninth St., #250, S.F.]

Svadba–Wedding: SF Opera Lab opens a seven-performance run of composer Ana Sokolovic’s a cappella chamber opera for six women, sung in Serbian, about the night before a wedding as a bride-to-be and her best friends celebrate their final time together being unmarried. [8 p.m., Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

HipHopForChange: The nonprofit dedicated to teaching youngsters about social justice issues celebrates its third annivesary with a bash featuring Kev Choice, OPIO of Hieroglyphics, 2nd Floor Samurais, BPOS and Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist. [9 p.m., Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Museums on Us: Bank of America offers cardholders free admission to Bay Area institutions including Chabot Space & Science Center, Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum and Legion of Honor. [Info: museums.bankofamerica.com]

24 Hour Psycho: A photography show by New York City–based artist Petra Collins including 10 large-scale images of young women in states of sadness and emotional distress (which the artist calls “moments of vulnerability that become acts of empowerment”) opens. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Ever Gold [Projects], 441 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Locally Grown Docs: Six short documentaries screen, and Bay Area directors Carly McCarthy, Nilo Batle, Marielle Boland, Esteban Ojeda, Asha Ghosh and Michelle Grace Steinberg will be on hand to answer questions about their work. [3 p.m., New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St., Oakland]

Mission Peak Chamber Singers: “Masterworks-The Music of Henry Mollicone” offers audiences the rare opportunity to hear choral works by the Bay Area composer; the program includes “A Song for Our Planet” and “All God’s Children.” [8 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 81 N. Second St., San Jose]

Night Beats: The Seattle garage rockers’ new recording “Who Sold My Generation” is described by promoters as being in the “great Texan musical tradition of acid-drenched outlaw music.” [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

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